Kraftwerk ‎– Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie

Philips ‎– 6003 356
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM


A Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie (Version 1) 4:08
B Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie (Version 2) 4:29

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Herausgeber: Phonogram GmbH

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  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 10 AA6003356 1F 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 10 AA6003356 2F 320

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Kraftwerk Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie(CDr, Single, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial) Electro Planet (2) none Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version


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July 26, 2015
This one makes a pretty damn good example of an oddity, as both sides reflect work in progress - pieces in radically different form, rarely heard in the Kraftwerk catalogue, considering they always deliver a final concept-album product with most of their single releases only slightly remixed or ungratefully edited from the original album environment.

That said, "Version 1" here is only slightly deceptive, starting with the exact spooky whistling intro (as if it's the exact cut from the "Autobahn's" crossover between "Kometenmelodie" pts 1 and 2) - but suddenly the piece becomes more intriguing as it bursts into a psychedelic tune this side of Neu!. "Version 2" is way slower and is brought in a more acoustic, albeit equally edgier sound.

The baby of a single that's pushing synth buttons to great effect and in the right direction. A beautifully rough studio sketch of what would become a proper suite on the group's landmark album a year later.


September 20, 2013
still a great record, because it's the "blueprint" :-)