Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Separated at birth?

Mu-Tron Bi-Phase Phaser Effect Processor, as played by Kraftwerk(among others) in the '70s,


Combinaison Spaciale EP, as published by Pizzicato Five in 1996.

I'd never noticed the similarity until today, as i browsed a gallery of equipment used by Kraftwerk in the seventies which i'd downloaded off someone on Soulseek (the gallery, not the instruments). Which isn't very bright 'cause there are pictures of the machine in the cd booklet and i'd never noticed those either.

Another thing i didn't know is that Florian Schneider apparently continued playing synth-flute on stage even during their tours in the eighties, but that's something i'm not really 100% certain about(this picture sure looks mid-seventies to me, but who am i to argue with how some guy on the internet archives his shared image folders?), and hope to eventually find some proof.

I also wonder what that washing machine is doing behind him.