Karl Bartos

Communication (2016)

Label Trocadero Genre Krautrock Cat no. tr20611


Karl Bartos's 'lost' album from 2003 re-mastered and reissued with an exclusive bonus track 'Camera Obscura', which sounds like it could have been a lost track from Kraftwerk's 'Computer World' era. Bartos originally produced 'Communication' between August 2002 and January 2003, together with engineer Mathias Black in his Hamburg studio. The concept however, he had already. Bartos noticed, around the turn of the century, the all-encompassing influence of digital media on society and his response was laying the groundwork in his mind for what would become 'Communication'. 'Communication' still has both a voice and a sonic charge to it that seems to nod to the Kraftwerk foundations he helped shape, the burgeoning dance scene of the period in which it was originally released and, most crucially and characteristically, with a view to the unknown future.LP - 180 Gram vinyl with CD Version.