- Released: October 6, 2009
- Label: Astralwerks
Spin - p.87
"[The album] buoys jolly German-language lyrics over humming synths and creates the sound of the future."
Spin - 9/01, p.134
Included in Spin's "5 Essential Krautrock Records" - "...A quick confection about zooming along the expressways of Germany....they'd discovered the joy of mechanical repetition..."
Q - 10/95, p.1414 Stars
- Excellent - "...23 minutes of synthetically simulated road miles, with several fascinating segments and hauntingly lovely tunes....A remarkable journey--and one that needs to be heard on headphones..."
Q (Magazine) - p.1163 stars out of 5
-- "From 1974 to the early '80s, they were so ahead of the field as to appear almost superhuman, as instantly proved by the epic title track of 'Autobahn'..."
- 2.Kometenmelodie 1
- 3.Kometenmelodie 2
Lyricists: Florian Schneider; Emil Schult.
Personnel: Florian Schneider (flute, synthesizer, vocoder, electronic drums, electronics).
Germanic in approach and delivery, this record gets under the skin and infuriates as you find yourself compelled to hum the melodies. A significant record in the development of electronic music, and not to be confused with other "kraut rock" efforts from the school of mid-70s prog, this is the album from which countless bands borrowed riffs--passages of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and New Order are to be found among the five lengthy tracks. Don't be fooled: Kraftwerk were there at least five years in advance. Great for driving on the motorway in Europe, incidentally!