Kraftwerk are releasing the original German-language versions of their classic albums on digital streaming platforms for the first time ever, as The Quietus points out. On July 3, original versions of Trans Europa Express, Die Mensch-Maschine, Computerwelt, Techno Pop, and The Mix, will be available to stream.
Additionally, the group will release a Dolby Atmos/HD Surround mix of the documentary 3-D The Catalogue. The film will be available to watch via Amazon HD and Tidal for the first time. The original German language edition will also be available (in stereo).
In May, founding Kraftwerk member Florian Schneider died from cancer at 73. Read “Remembering Florian Schneider, Who Brought Sonic Perfectionism and Humor to Kraftwerk” on the Pitch.