The Vinyl Factory and The Mott Collection are pleased to announce a new commercial exhibition and commemorative publication: Kraftwerk. 45 RPM.
The exhibit consists of 45 iconic 7” Kraftwerk single covers that showcase the band’s remarkable aesthetic – an analogue past dreaming of today’s digital present. The collection is for sale at the gallery.
Limited to just 300 copies worldwide, this accompanying publication catalogues 45 Kraftwerk singles from The Mott Collection, and includes an essay by collector Toby Mott and a 7” recording of a Kraftwerk interview.
During the mid-'70s, Germany's Kraftwerk established the sonic blueprint followed by an extraordinary number of artists in the decades to come. From the British new romantic movement to hip-hop to techno, the group's self-described "robot pop" - hypnotically minimal, obliquely rhythmic music performed solely via electronic means - resonates in virtually every new development to impact the contemporary pop scene of the late-20th century, and as pioneers of the electronic music form, their enduring influence cannot be overstated.
Always ahead of the curve, Kraftwerk acknowledged that urban life was alienating yet celebrated the joys of modern technology. Their wistful melodies of contemporary reality were ironic but also a prediction of times to come. Now, as we sit and play with our iPhones, sharing picture messages, we are living in Kraftwerk’s ‘Pocket Calculator’.
* This edition is limited to 300 copies worldwide, each publication hand signed and numbered by collector Toby Mott
* Risograph printed 2-4 colour stencil prints using special inks
* 100pp section sewn with soft cover, printed on 150gsm Munken Lynx paper
* Outer dust jacket printed on Chromolux red
* Cover stock Chromolux printed on metallic silver
* Contains 7" vinyl pressing of Kraftwerk interview Available to pre-order now
, exclusively from The Vinyl Factory. Shipping date 14 September 2012.