Kraftwerk - Radio Activity Translucent Yellow Vinyl / 16 Page Booklet - Parlophone
Reissue of the fifth album by Kraftwerk from 1975. Their concept album "organized around the themes of radioactive decay and radio communication."
To our ears, 1975's Radioactivity is Kraftwerk's most ghostly and otherworldly album. It was famously their first set made entirely with electronic instruments - some home-made - and now sounds like a bridge between the more krautrock-style hypnotism of the earlier Autobahn and the slicker, more tuneful albums that followed it. In other words, it's as weird, alien, and otherworldly as it is ground-breaking and pop-leaning. This 2020 reissue is well worth picking up, not least because it comes pressed on translucent yellow vinyl and comes accompanied by a glossy, 16-page booklet full of iconic Kraftwerk images.