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OrganisationTone Float

Label:RCA Victor – SF 8111
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Experimental, Krautrock


ATone Float20:38
B1Milk Rock5:24
B2Silver Forest3:18
B3Rhythm Salad4:04

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Produced for Rainbow Productions

On cover:
RCA Limited, Record Division
© 1970 RCA Limited

On labels:
℗ 1970
Manufactured by RCA Limited England from master recordings of RCA Records.

Runouts are stamped except for the last 3 letters in the matrix ('AIB', etc.) which are etched.

Original LP on RCA Victor.
Not to be mixed up with bootleg pressings without RCA Victor labels, but with the same cat#, that were widely distributed. The front cover must have 'RCA' and 'Victor' lettering in the top corners, otherwise it is a bootleg.
Some more recent bootleg versions (2016) have identical covers. Watch for the colour of the labels, originals are orange. Also make sure of matrix numbers, detailed below.

The cover is unlaminated, printed on thin cardboard. The inner sleeve is the standard RCA thin plain paper type, with die cut label holes and curve cut top edge.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): XGBS 0291
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): XGBS 0292
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 1): XGBS 0291- 1E AIB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 1): XGBS 0292- 1E BIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 2): XGBS 0291- 1E AIB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 2): XGBS 0292- 1E BIC

Other Versions (5 of 24)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Tone Float (CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Germanofon9410001994
Recently Edited
Tone Float (CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Germanofon940000Luxembourg1994
New Submission
Tone Float (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)Not On Label (Kraftwerk), Not On Label (Organisation)noneGermany1994
Recently Edited
Tone Float (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)Crown Records, Crown RecordsCR 0426-2, CR 0426Italy1996
New Submission
Tone Float (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)Not On Label (Organisation)CD001Germany2001
lftp2568's avatar
There will be a reissue with bonus track, again. For July 04, 2022.
deanobobeano's avatar
Current listing by vncecarter is a bootleg pressing and not original as being represented. Seller is aware of this fact but for some reason the system will not allow me to leave negative feedback.
iggi_unpop's avatar
Edited one year ago
Fantastic early Krautrock album! One of the very few records at all I love to re-listen and re-discover from time to time! Besides being a great co-operation of five inspired musicians, it also already has Schneider-Esleben's highly idiosyncratic flute-playing (which later coined the unmistakable style of the early Kraftwerk-albums) and has an amazing "magical" flow all in all! It's a pity it never got a decent re-release!
Slightly_Mooshed's avatar
Floats my boat big time and blows my hair back at the same time. Why get so worked up about the detail of this stuff? Who really cares that this was KW b.c. ? If it sounds great then enjoy it - get your eyes dilated and let your body rock to the music - dont get hung up about names and dates. Dont compare - there is no love in comparison.
not comparable to KRAFTWERK

not easy to listening
the only title with Structure is MILK ROCK
giullare's avatar
a new edition remastered for the 50th anniversary ??!! wow:I hope ☻
mkl.petersson's avatar
This is one of my all time favourite albums! No, It Is not Kraftwerk. Do not mix this up with Kraftwerk. This is something else. It takes very sensitive souls and fingers to create stuff like this. Hear the percussion dance with the organ and the flute and violin! Its pure genious!
Interesting ! This record was released in the UK only in late 1969 and was of course a commercial and critical failure.

Schneider and Hütter later founded KRAFTWERK and we all know that they became legends and the ''inventors'' of electronic music. This album has unfortunately no structure. The tracks (all of them are instrumental) sound unstructured and boring. It does not happen to much. Some guys beat on bongos and other instruments. Like some guys from the stone age who try to make music

the only OK track is MILK ROCK. Which sounds a bit indian but it has some kind of structure.

This album sold only 1000 Copies from 1969-1970 and RCA fired them. It was not released in their native Germany.

This and KRAFTWERKS 3 first albums had not been released on CD or digital download
Crijevo's avatar
Edited 6 years ago
Experimentally it works to great effect at times, even to an extent where it can almost be confused with the work of Zoviet:France, Muslimgauze or a certain Z'ev. The Residents and Throbbing Gristle aren't that far from this either (think of "Eskimo" or "Journey Through a Body" minus the obscene tape loops)... On the other hand, it is quite on par with Frank Zappa and Spirit to name a few. But then, considering the whole of the "creative mess" this is, whatever the guess yours might be, you won't miss.

In all, as we now know it, this is the earliest pre-Kraftwerk material commited to vinyl. Produced and released in a sort-of limbo though, with Hütter and Schneider already re-adapting themselves as Kraftwerk slightly later (interestingly enough, the plastic cone happens to be a sole key element connecting both these incarnations, appearing on Organisation's LP as well as on Kraftwerk's next three proper studio albums).

Interesting that this music doesn't really sound dated - at the same time it's improvisation (lost between jazz and prog identities) and organised playing that landslides into weird experimentation, like from a distant late night radio programme losing itself back and forth into the airwaves. You can sense - at least regarding Hütter and Schneider - that they were onto something here. They didn't know what it was or how to call it... They were given a chance to make this record and its main intention was to capture the moment the best way possible. Results vary, although nothing here is actually irritating to listen to. Just demanding.

And one thing many continually insist upon is the myth this is actually a "Kraftwerk" album when in fact it's not, for all the audible reasons. And "song" titles aren't helping either. Conceptually, both are their own worlds. One was the ignition and the other was the expansion. Therefore lies a reason why Kraftwerk never gave it second thought, including this doodle affair shoulder to shoulder with their later, better known material - because this cannot be more remote than it actually is from the electronic minimalism they developed and pioneered in later years.
giullare's avatar