This is how I would describe Kraftwerk. The fluidity of their music warrants this. Only did I realise this when I heard the Minimum Maximum ep flowing through the searing hot and still Maltese air, from a yacht bobbing near the the bay at the blue lagoon. It was then that it seemed so right, perfect.
Normally I would think of Kraftwerk as industrial, pre wall, quite dark even but all of a sudden the contrast of surroundings mixed with the beautifully modulated sounds they produce brought to me a real sense of life.
As I stood there on this dry ancient rock, the sweltering sun glimmering off the azure water, time seemed to stop and flow with perfect motion. I pondered at the cliffs with the face like patterns looking back at me, imagining how good it would be to see them live and direct in the bay.
Not in the dark but there, in the full light and heat of the day.
Every summer since, Kraftwerk - Minimum Maximum goes with me in the car. It always seems the perfect compliment to hot sunny days. It takes me back to that scorched island with the refreshing blue waters and faces in the cliffs. I imagine I’m on a yacht gently floating, soaking it all in whilst the electricity flows from my ears to my toes.