Tuesday, May 23, 2006

boing BOOM *tsjak*

was just biking home with early evening sun, listening to Kraftwerk's Kling Klang. and i wondered. why is it that Kraftwerk manages to sound so... old? i do not mean dated, not at all (i still love listening to their music, and i am far from alone), but old in the sense of distant in time, as if belonging to some other world. Kraftwerk's music sounds like something you would pick up if you and your spaceship were orbiting Pluto or Neptune or if you are somewhere gently travelling through the dark matter of our universe, millions of light years away, no soul in sight but the communication system which is set to work only once a week, and even though you know where you are going you are lost because of the vastness of nothing surrounding you. and if you then try to tune in to some long lost radio sounds which seem to have been travelling space for aeons, you stumble across one of their songs and it sounds just in place. so not old perhaps, but distant. and yet close enough to love it, listen to it, enjoy it.

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