Saturday, January 21, 2012


Machines. They control almost everything now days or are present. Your toothbrush is a machine. You dry your hair with a machine. You listen machines. You hear bleeps and sounds in the elevator. You type on your computer. You hear how the engine of you car starts. Machines have not overruled us even though they are almost everywhere. Mostly they are there for the help. But sometimes machines are built to destroy. It gets funny when you think about the idea of how people build machines to destroy. To create to destroy. It's a paradox.

Like this picture or this:

How can the water run down before reaching the top of the water fall?
Pictures are drawn by M. C. Escher.

Electric. Industrial. Man built machines. Music machines. Man machine. Kraftwerk.

German electronic music band Kraftwerk was founded 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. Now days the band consists of Ralf Hütter, Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz and the video technician Stefan Pfaffe. The band have influenced the whole electronic music genre. I got to own one lp from them some time ago. The man machine from the 1978. Was so lucky to find it from the fleamarket! It has some glamour to play on a lp-player songs like "Robots", "The Model" and "The Man Machine". and

Kraftwerk - "The Man Machine"

Kraftwerk - "Das Model"

Kraftwerk - "Robots"

I was interested about machines when I was small. I liked how so many things can flow past you so fast. And things get done by machines, step by step. Remember watching the newspaper belt where all papers ran past.

Felix's Machines is a great project by Felix Thorn from the UK. He has created something very cool.
His own style music machine where everything gets played by a machine.

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