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LISTEN: Karl Bartos On 6 Music
Tom Carr , March 20th, 2013 13:53

Former Kraftwerk member discusses new solo album Off The Record

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Karl Bartos, former member of electronic pioneers Kraftwerk and Elektric Music, was on BBC 6 Music yesterday speaking to Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie about his recent album, Off The Record.

Comprising material from his Kraftwerk days right up to the present, the album takes in a range of influences and emotions in an attempt, says Bartos, to cover the whole "European landscape". Amongst discussing British weather and northern soul, when asked about his Kraftwerk roots and the influence it has on his solo work, Bartos said: "I'm not trying to get away [from being that guy], but I am ambivalent."

Head over to Rough Trade East before 7pm tonight and purchase a copy of Off The Record to attend an in-store signing with Bartos and take a look at the audio visual installation, showcasing the films he made to run alongside the album's tracks.

For more on Bartos visit his site here, and to listen to Radcliffe and Maconie, they're on air every weekday from 1-4pm - tune in here.