"We Are Machine Pop 6 - In Memory Of Florian Schneider" is released tomorrow by the independent Swedish label, Plonk, the album features 12 tracks by 12 artists, hugely influenced by Kraftwerk and is a wonderful way to say thank you and pay tribute to Kraftwerk Co-Founder, Florian Schneider, after his passing in April, this year.
Lets have a look at the artists featured on the album.
Datapop have been regular contributors to the Machine Pop compilations, indeed they have been featured on all 6 released so far.
They are a duo, Mikael Larsson and Anders Wilhelm, and as well as, providing tracks for the
compilations they have released several EP's and an album called, "Pop".
They recently released an EP called "Sterne-1"
Their contribution to the latest Machine Pop compilation is a track called "Kling Oder Klang"
The album "Pop" is available on CD and as a Digital Download here:
Unisonlab, who are also based in Sweden is the project of Jorgen Erixon, and like Datapop, have featured on all of the Machine Pop compilations released.
They have released several EP's and an album called "Electrometric".
Their contribution to the latest Machine Pop compilation is a track called "Impromptu"
The album "Electrometric" is available on CD and as a Digital Download here:
Marboss are based in France, and have been active for a number of years, releasing 4 albums, their latest being "9", that was released this month.
They have appeared on the last two Machine Pop compilations
Their contribution to the latest Machine Pop compilation is a track called "Modelectro"
The album "9" is available as a Digital Download here:
Kosmonaute are based in Sweden and their previous appearance on a Machine Pop compilation, was on edition #4, with the delightful "Robotic Love"
An album with the same title was released in 2013.
Their contribution to the latest Machine Pop compilation is a track called "Electromagnetic Fields", and is his second appearance on the compilation series.
The album "Robotic Love" is available as a Digital Download here:
Zeitmodelle is the project of Kirill Junolainen, who was originally based in Russia but is now based in Finland.
Their last album released was called "Lost Diskettes 1", in 2017, which is a compilation of unreleased tracks and promo's.
They appear on a Machine Pop compilation for a third time, with the track "Radiowelt"
The album "Lost Diskettes 1" is available as a digital download here:
Conny Olivetti has been around on the independent electronic music scene in Sweden, for a number of years, releasing several albums and singles, his latest album, released in february of this year is called "Glaciarium/2020".
Conny has contributed the track "We Stay Here Forever" on We Are Machine Pop 6
Conny's albums and singles can be found on Bandcamp here:
Another regular on the Machine Pop series is, Maschine Brennt, based in Sweden, Joacim Thenander is the man behind Maschine Brennt, and has released numerous singles and EP's and an album called "The Hearing Aid", in 2017.
On Machine Pop 6, Maschine Brennt have contributed the track "Systematyka II"
The album "The Hearing Aid" is available on CD (Shipping only within Sweden) and as a digital Download here:
Technikai Átállás are based in Hungary and make their debut on the 6th edition of "We Are Machine Pop". The band have recently recorded excellent cover versions of the Kraftwerk tracks, "The Model" and "Numbers", which are well worth checking out.
They have contributed the track "Titan" on We Are Machine Pop 6
Niels Gordon is also based in Sweden, and makes his third appearance on the Machine Pop series. Niels has released a few EP's and recently released his debut album "Land".
He is well worth checking out on Youtube to watch his live appearances, he is superb live and has an army of vintage synths, he has alos supported OMD live.
Niels contribution to We Are Machine Po 6, is the track "Frühlingszeit"
His album "Land" is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp here:
Kevin Lux is based in the states and has been making music for over 35 years, and has released several albums and recently released 2 albums, "Electric Dimension" and "Electric Dimension 2".
On Machine Pop 6 Kevin has contributed the track "Pluto"
His album "Electric Dimension" is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp here:
His album "Electric Dimension 2" is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp here:
Uk based Neon, a project by Gary Wright has been on the independent electronic music scene for a number of years, and has released 3 EP's and has featured in all but the very first Machine Pop compilation album.
On Machine Pop 6 Neon has contributed the track "A100 To The future"
Neon's most recent EP "Man Made Machine" is available as a Digital Download here:
KRAFTman closes the album, with a track written and recorded after it was announced that Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider, had passed away. It was his way of thanking Florian for the music he made with Kraftwerk, being a life long fan.
KRAFTman will soon be releasing a complete recording of the Kraftwerk album "The Man Machine", an album that wil feature all 6 tracks and will also include unique 12 inch versions of the album tracks too.
KRAFTman's contribution to the latest Machine Pop album is a song called "Florian" and is a fitting way to end the album.
"We Are Machine Pop 6 (In Memory Of Florian Schneider)" is available to buy as a Digital Download from Bandcamp here:
Visit the Plonk Homepage here: