No, Basskraft is not Kraftwerk, but it could be. These folks did their homewerk. They know their Computer Love from their Computer World. A Bass Tribute to Kraftwerk
is a CD of Kraftwerk covers--faithfully done, though a bit slower and with a bit more backbeat to its backbone. The label on this CD has a very different advisory: Warning! Mega Low Bass! May Damage Speakers!
Well, for the most part it's just a gimmick, but the bass is beautiful. It doesn't pulse hard--it has a nice round bottom that is part of the music instead of being painfully up front. Perhaps this might be a disappointment for some, but it wears nicely on the ears. So why buy Basskraft when you can hear the originals? Maybe to get all those great songs on one CD: "Autobahn," "Trans-Europe Express," "The Robots," and even the rare "Tour de France." --Bob Boilen