November 30, 2012

New Album From Kraftwerk’s Karl Bartos

When I was a young brat in high school I was part of the marching band.  I had moved up from playing the lowly 2nd clarinet, to center snare in the drum line.  From that moment on, I was hooked on drums and anything that involved drumming.  Naturally I moved on to a cheap acoustic drum set which annoyed the hell out of my parents.  Looking back on it, if I had the money to go for an electronic drum set, I would have – and I would have spared my folks and my neighbors quite a few headaches.

It wasn’t until I got a little older that I decided to learn the history of electronic instruments like synthesizers and drum pads; all of which led me to Kraftwerk.  It was Kraftwerk who started the trend, which was revolutionarly in the early 80’s when it first arrived on …