Boing boom tschak, by way of introduction. You would like to know about a limited-edition version of Kraftwerk’s The Catalogue being released via MoMA starting tomorrow, and you made the right decision clicking through for more details, because here comes old gal Ms. Info: Kraftwerk released a box set in 2009 of all their not-first-three albums as The Catalogue, remastering the sounds and swapping the artwork (for a bunch of ugly icons). Starting next Tuesday, Kraftwerk will be performing all five classic albums + Techno Pop a.k.a. Electric Café, The Mix, and Tour de France Soundtracks, in an eight-night residency at MoMA.
To commemorapitalize this occasion, a limited-edition swankier CD version of The Catalogue will be sold exclusively in the MoMA gift shop, the MoMA PS1 store in Long Island City, and the MoMA online store starting tomorrow, April 7. The new set, limited to 2,000 copies, will come in a black box with slightly different artwork. This may in fact be the only difference; each album still comes in a “mini-vinyl card wallet” and includes oversized individual booklets with total “flaunt mode” glossy snaps of Florian Fricke. Pick one of these up after the eighth night if you want to be like Drake.
Kraftwerk—Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 @ MoMA schedule:
04.10.12 - Autobahn (1974)
04.11.12 - Radio-Activity (1975)
04.12.12 - Trans Europe Express (1977)
04.13.12 - The Man-Machine (1978)
04.14.12 - Computer World (1981)
04.15.12 - Techno Pop (1986)
04.16.12 - The Mix (1991)
04.17.12 - Tour de France (2003)