Episode #2930

Kraftwerk Re-Covered

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For this New Sounds program, it's a step beyond your pocket calculator -we'll hear all sorts of arrangements of Kraftwerk songs. There'll be an acoustic version of "The Mirror Stage" featuring lutenist Josef van Wissem and guitarist Gary Lucas.

Plus, music from Joby Burgess/Powerplant along with a live performance of "Das Model" by Theo Bleckmann.  From string quartet to accordions, it's an hour of inventive takes on the pioneering band's German pop.

PROGRAM # 2930, Kraftwerk Re-Covered (First aired on Wed. 4/29/09)






Computer World

Computer Love [2:00]

Elektra/Warner 3549 Available at* as an import.

Balanescu String Quartet


Computer Love [5;30]

Elektra 61421
Out of print.

Theo Bleckmann

Live on Soundcheck, April 2003

The Model [3:30]

This performance not commercially available. Theo’s site is:

Trio Fratres


The Model [2:30]

AcLab (Alba ABCD 140)
Write to to order the CD

Joby Burgess/Powerplant


Radioactivity [6:00]

Signum UK SGK 143 Available at
Joby's Myspace: powerplantjobyburgess

Gary Lucas & Josef van Wissem


The Mirror Stage [5:00]

BVHaast 0103

Gary Lucas

Paradiso (Live in Amsterdam)

Autobahn [3:30]

Oxygen Music Works Omwcd11 Info at


Minimum Maximum

Autobahn [1:30]

Astralwerks 60611-2 (double CD) Available at*

Jason Moran


Planet Rock (Trans-Europe Express) [6:00]

Blue Note #39838

Trio Fratres


Computer Love [3:30]

See above.


Minimum Maximum

Pocket Calculator [1:00]

See above.

zammuto (L) treuting (R)

Downtown Collaborations (Special Podcast)

Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly get around.   Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few.  On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer.  There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.


Comments [1]


Loving the Kraftwerk Kovers show! But John, I have to take you to task on one small detail. You mentioned they were a trio. They've been a quartet for most of their career. Back in the early 70s they were a duet, but evolved into a stable four man lineup from Autobahn on. I think.

Anyway, it's awesome. Wish I could've gotten ducats for their appearances at Moma. Und wenn ich diese Taste drück, Spielt er ein kleines Musikstück

Apr. 11 2012 11:39 PM

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