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Kraftwerk opens Disney Hall run with ‘Autobahn,’ ‘Radio-Activity’ –

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los ...The four identically dressed members of Kraftwerk stood before electronic consoles, glowing lecterns outlined in strips of blue light, in a dark Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Above them, three-dimensional moving images of sleek commuter trains speeding down tracks, molecules colliding and musical notes orbiting an idealized Earth were projected onto a vast screen.

 Appearing for the first and second of eight sold-out performances over four nights, German electronic music innovators Kraftwerk presented two separate, oft-astounding shows on Tuesday to showcase its landmark electronic pop albums.

 In its first set, Kraftwerk offered in its entirety the majestic 1974 release “Autobahn,” its official debut album, as well as a selection of its celebrated electronic pop music that followed. Three earlier releases, Kraftwerk co-founder Ralf Hütter told me after the show, are considered “rehearsal tapes.”

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