Kraftwerk ‎– Ralf & Florian

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Tracklist

A1 Elektrisches Roulette 4:19
A2 Tongebirge 2:50
A3 Kristallo 6:18
A4 Heimatklänge 3:45
B1 Tanzmusik 6:34
B2 Ananas Symphonie 13:55

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Initial copies included a free "musicomix" cartoon poster designed by Emil Schult.
Recorded & mixed May to July 1973 at Kraftwerk-Studio, Düsseldorf; Cornet Studio and Rhenus Studio, Cologne and Studio 70, Munich.
All compositions & comic published by Kling-Klang-Verlag ©1973.

Beware of fake copies of the musicomix cartoon poster.
The original shows, when folded, on the front a traffic cone in grey with the Kraftwerk logo also in grey. On faked copies, the cone shows the red stripes and the Kraftwerk logo is in solid black. Above this, in the original, the colour drawing is smooth and not grainy. On faked copies, it looks grainy. In the original "IN DÜSSELDORF AM RHEIN" appears in orange. In the fake, in red.

Original: glossy cover. No re-issues are official.

Made in Germany
Printed in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AA 6305 197.1 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): AA 6305 197.2 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Runout side A stamped, 90° rotation on last letter): 10 AA6305197 1Y 320 E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Runout side B stamped, 90° rotation on last letter): 10 AA6305197 2Y 320 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Runout side A stamped, 90° rotation on last letter): 10 AA6305197 1Y 320 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Runout side B stamped, 90° rotation on last letter): 10 AA6305197 2Y 320 E
  • Price Code: D [boxed]
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 616 Kraftwerk Ralf And Florian(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 616 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6305 197 Kraftwerk Ralf & Florian(LP, Album, RE) Philips 6305 197 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CR 0425-2 Kraftwerk Ralf & Florian(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Crown Records CR 0425-2 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CR 0425-2 Kraftwerk Ralf & Florian(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Crown Records CR 0425-2 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
941023 Kraftwerk Ralf & Florian(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Germanofon 941023 Unknown Sell This Version

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marcie.dillinger

marcie.dillinger

May 16, 2019
Trying to find "only" the cover!
Maybe someone has a very bad copy to sell??:)
Expansive09

Expansive09

November 4, 2018
Ananas Symphonie case closed. Eno you rip off artist you didnt create ambient music the Germans did! One of my favorite early pre-Autobahn Kraftwerk albums.
normanharvey

normanharvey

September 18, 2018
it is the best their early work of the first 3 albums
they use synthesizers and on ANANAS SYMPHONIE you can hear for the first time the vocoder voice

KRISTALLO is huge. it sounds like early techno music
Soundscan

Soundscan

January 30, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
With "Ralf & Florian", the group channeled the creative rawness of the previous records in a more concentrated, yet absolutely unique and entertaining masterpiece that comes in a geeky but lovely artwork. A secret highlight in Kraftwerks discography. Needs an official reissue!
Fernand8

Fernand8

July 19, 2014
For me this Album and especially Kristallo and Tanzmusik is the start of EDM (and collecting records). Kristallo refers to the future of Dance and Tanzmusik says it all. It still is experimental and Kraftwerk has not found their sound yet as the concept records that followed had. Kraftwerk 1 and 2 are studies and Ralf and Florian is their final exam. Essential.
Weareonenation303

Weareonenation303

January 16, 2014
"Tanzmusik" sounds freakin' awesome considering the fact it's over 40 years old! You can't that too often for tunes that are even 20 years old. Heck, a lot of the crappy stuff released in the present is a bloody insult to Kraftwerk themselves. This track sounds less conceptual compared to the other tracks in this EP. A pity that this wonderful track is one of the lesser known tracks composed my them. Classic piece of art and a nice EP overall.
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

January 30, 2013
Great album! Early, unique effort to create very special German athmospheric, little gothic, ancient, ambient textures. Romantic, yet technocratic in some ways, mostly by the usage of the drummachine. This is their first synthesizer featured album. Well, there were some on the Kraftwerk-1 but that was more like an effect source. Here you hear now complete melody-lines, chords, and even the vocoder appears as a fully functional instrument in the Ananas symphony. There's a very-very special athmosphere in the entire lenght, like nothing else. Obscure landscapes, dreams of a remote German hometown, hidden places of the planet, are are lying within the flows of the tunes... Simply loveable!
Bleep43

Bleep43

June 24, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Ralf & Florian is Kraftwerk, but not as many would know it. After Kraftwerk 1 & 2, Hutter and Schneider shrunk the band to just themselves, and moved away from the drawn-out experimentation that dominated their previous work, instead concentrating on more song-based and indeed melodic work with a strong romantic and pastoral feel that would surface a year later with Autobahn, the song that projected the band into the stratosphere.

There's a playfulness in this LP that perhaps seems rather melancholy especially as the Kraftwerk that emerged from this period Ralf Hutter deems "archaeology" was keen to stretch out songs, but not in the concise rhythmic manner that dominates their later work. There is also, interestingly enough, a hint of the dancefloor direction, albeit perhaps accidental, that they would eventually create for themselves in the hauntingly icy and baroque "Kristallo". This is Kraftwerk still experimenting, but with stronger, more structured concepts that would within a couple of years be fully realised. Amusingly, the back cover features both Hutter and Schneider in a rather frugal-looking Kling Klang studio, replete with more traditional instruments.