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Classic Album Review: Kreidler | Appearance & The Park

The German electro-proggers fuse Can and Kraftwerk into post-rock intrigue.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


This electro-prog quartet from Dusseldorf are the latest miracle of German engineering — a fusion of cold computers and warm bodies into a musical man-machine.

Updating the blueprints and schematics created years ago by Can and Kraftwerk, Kreidler gene-splice robotic synthesizers and electronics onto human-driven instruments like drums and bass to create intriguing post-rock instrumentals that somehow manage to sound lush and sparse at the same time. When our machines enslave us, this is the music they’ll force us to make for them.