Monday, April 2, 2007

8-Bit Operators - An 8-Bit Tribute to Kraftwerk

(LINK FIXED 9/17/07)

As the name implies, this is a compilation of various electronic artists paying homage to their roots by covering classic Kraftwerk tracks using original Gameboy and NES game systems as instruments. It's absolutely amazing how much these artists are able to pump out of simple 8-bit chip sets that weren't designed to be used to create music in the first place. Kraftwerk is a group I've never really loved, but always respected for the foundation they've laid for thousands artists in dozens of genres inspired by their work. The covers found on this records do a great job of not just rehashing the classic Kraftwerk sound, and at the same time maintaining the integrity of the original songs.

- Steve


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