Karl Bartos / Communication reissue


Somehow managed to miss this last week, but thanks to a few SDE readers for pointing out that Karl Bartos (of Kraftwerk fame, of course) has just reissued his 2003 album Communication.

At the time of the release of his debut solo album, Karl made the point that “Communication is about the way images determine our view of the world and how electronic media is going to change the content of our society” and 13 years later this new reissue comes complete with a pristine re-mastering and a bonus track Camera Obscura. The (excellent) lead single when released was Life, which you can hear below.

The vinyl version of this new reissue also includes a ‘free’ CD of the album, which is a step up from a free download. Obviously you can just buy the standalone CD, if you have no need for vinyl. This, apparently, is the first time the album has been available digitally, too.

Communication is out now.



Vinyl + CD edition

CD only


1 The Camera
2 I’m the Message
3 15 Minutes of Fame
4 Reality
5 Electronic Apeman
6 Life
7 Cyberspace
8 Interview
9 Ultraviolet
10 Camera Obscura (Bonus Track)
11 Another Reality

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