release date: 28-10-2022
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Style: EBM – Vintage Electro – Industrial
100% electro project by DIE KRUPPS members. KRAFTWERK meets hard EBM! After a couple of teasing EP & video clip releases, Alfa Matrix is proud to present the much awaited full length album by the new ultimate EBM project by the members of one of the cult electro industrial music pioneers of all times next to KRAFTWERK and EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN: DIE KRUPPS’ very own Jürgen Engler and his fellow members Ralf Dörper and Marcel Zürcher! The idea for them was to have an outlet for songs that couldn't be used in a DIE KRUPPS context. The use of guitars in ROBO SAPIENS music being taboo! 'In a way, it's a return to our Electro roots, but with a twist. Imagine the Duesseldorf sound of KRAFTWERK mixed with hard DIE KRUPPS EBM. This combination of styles has been spooking around my brain for a while, and it was time to put it into action,' Juergen Engler says.
This stunning 10-track “Robo Sapien Race” album offers the perfect blend of minimal, vintage and outstanding powerful synth music with harder, stronger and angrier EBM assaults made of fat and ripping basslines, powerful German vocals and upbeat synth sequences. The result proves that DIE ROBO SAPIENS have already found their own niche, which Electro fans from both genres will surely appreciate!
“Robo Sapien Race” is also presenting a conceptual background about the dehumanization and technological dependency of mankind… without it you are nothing… so conform or revolt! A futuristic atmosphere perfectly rendered by the talented Japanese designer Tomoki Hayasaki.
T.A.N.Z… T.A.N.Z… Tanz mit DIE ROBO SAPIENS! Volle EBM Kraft Voraus!
The album’s first pressing comes out as a limited deluxe double-CD Digipak holding a bonus disc featuring each album song remixed by an impressive list of electro artists in the likes of Sebastian Komor, Orange Sector, Plastic Noise Experience, Metroland, Aiboforcen, Ad:Key, Implant, Aesthetische, Kant Kino and Cubic.
TRACKS CD1: 01 Teufelskreis 02 Transrapid Rapid 03 Robotimierung 04 Robo Normativ 05 Düsseldorf 06 Robo Sapien 07 Automatenland 08 Niemals Stillstehen 09 Tanz mit dem Roboter (feat. JG. & The Robots) 10 Electro/Spannung
01 Teufelskreis (Sebastian Komor rmx)
02 Transrapid Rapid (Aiboforcen rmx)
03 Robotimierung (Orange Sector rmx)
04 Robo Normativ (AD:keY rmx)
05 Düsseldorf (no beringer clone was reused rmx by Implant)
06 Robo Sapien (Aesthetische rmx)
07 Automatenland (Cubic s1100 rmx)
08 Niemals Stillstehen (Kant Kino disco rmx)
09 Tanz mit dem Roboter (mensch maschine Metroland rmx)
10 Electro/Spannung (Plastic Noise Experience rmx)