Kraftwerk ‎– Computerwelt

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Computerwelt 5:05
Nummern 3:19
Computerwelt 2 3:21

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1 C K 062-46 379 Z, 1C K062-46 379 Z Kraftwerk Computerwelt(12", Maxi) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 1 C K 062-46 379 Z, 1C K062-46 379 Z Germany 1982 Sell This Version
062-46 379 Z Kraftwerk Computerwelt(12", Maxi, TP) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 062-46 379 Z Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1787 Kraftwerk Mundo De Computadoras = Computer World(7", Single) EMI 1787 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
1787 Kraftwerk Mundo De Computadoras = Computer World(7", TP, Unofficial, Boo) EMI 1787 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
1787 Kraftwerk Mundo De Computadoras = Computerworld(7", Single, Promo) EMI 1787 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
1C 060-1 46379 6, 1C 060 1 46379 6 Kraftwerk Computerwelt(12", Maxi, RE) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 1C 060-1 46379 6, 1C 060 1 46379 6 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
HOME-01 Kraftwerk Computer World (TT2010 Edit)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, Yel) Not On Label (Kraftwerk) HOME-01 2010 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk Computer World(Lathe, 12", S/Sided, Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label (Kraftwerk) none Israel Unknown Sell This Version
1 C K 062-46 379 Z, 1C 060 1 46379 6 Kraftwerk Computerwelt(12", Maxi, RE) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 1 C K 062-46 379 Z, 1C 060 1 46379 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C K062-46 379 Z Kraftwerk Computerwelt(12", Maxi, RP) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 1C K062-46 379 Z Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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most.player

most.player

June 9, 2019
referencing Mundo De Computadoras = Computer World, 7", TP, Unofficial, Boo, 1787
Faked testpressing!!! Not an official label or stamp! Only the company sleeve is real.
Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

April 13, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Computerwelt, 12", Maxi, 1 C K 062-46 379 Z, 1C K062-46 379 Z
This is famous for the first track, which is, as far as I know, the only remix that Kraftwerk released during their classic period.

It is a remix in the strict sense of the word, created at the mixing desk by manipulating the knobs and faders, and adding effects. The dug-dugga-dugga-dugga rhythm that you know and love only appears during the first few bars. Once the strings enter, it is faded out, and in its place the squelchy, staccato bassline is mixed much louder, and becomes the lead instrument. During the verses, every other snare/handclap is fed through a reverb machine, which unfortunately makes the song sound very dated today. To my ear it sounds as if everything else, including the percussion, is the same as the original version of Computerwelt, which I preferred. This was a very early modern-day remix, and we should be thankful that it's not the dreaded mid-80s "extended instrumental version" that filled up lots of dire twelve-inch records.

I have not heard the regular German version of Computerwelt II. I notice that the version on this record has a slightly different mixture of computer voices during the fade-out at the end of the song than in the version on the English Computer World CD. In particular, the German-language countdown at the beginning of Numbers is triggered again.

Nummern seems to be identical to its English equivalent on the Computer World CD.
WaxFinderGeneral

WaxFinderGeneral

October 26, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Computerwelt, 12", Maxi, 1 C K 062-46 379 Z, 1C K062-46 379 Z
This 12" is becoming increasingly sought after, as it features the tracks Number's and Computer World which are sequenced together, and is the only release other than the album 'Computer World' where the two tracks are mixed into one. This pressing is a lot louder and crisper than the album, which obviously makes it great for DJ's.
Once heard, it's hard not to expect the sublime strings of Computer World to drop in at the end of Numbers, pure classic, uplifting, and seriously German electronics. The mix of Computer World on the a-side features a breakbeat, or a more two-step beat than the original, and as mentioned in the notes, is the only place you can find this mix other than the EMI promo UK LP.