Published Nov 27, 2012As previously reported, former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos has been quietly plugging away on his first solo album since 2003's Communication. Now, after inking a deal with Hamburg-based imprint Bureau B, Bartos has properly announced his new solo effort.
The album is called Off the Record, and according to the press release, that title comes from the record drawing on "off the record" ideas Bartos had while he was still a member of Kraftwerk.
The explanation continues to reveal that the album will offer up "iron crystal music, vocoder newspeak, robot sounds, digital glitch, techno pop, catchy melodies, electronic avant-garde, roaring silence, futurism, and, of course, those rhythms!"
Off the Record will arrive on March 18 via Bureau B. Album opener "Atomium" can be streamed below.
Off the Record:
3. International Velvet
4. Without A Trace Of Emotion
5. The Binary Code
6. Musica Ex Machina
7. The Tuning Of The World
8. Instant Bayreuth
9. Vox Humana