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Röyksopp's vocoder playlist: Transvolta, Laurie Anderson, Kraftwerk and more | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Röyksopp's vocoder playlist: Transvolta, Laurie Anderson, Kraftwerk and more

Among the group’s top five vocoder tracks are a Belgian disco stomp from the 70s, Anderson’s O Superman, Kraftwerk’s Robots, and a slice of fine Italodisco

This Belgian disco number is a fine example of the vocoder’s primary usage in the 1970s – particularly in disco. Nothing says unearthly, futuristic and robot like the fine-tuned waveforms of a vocoder. Should you like this track, be sure to check out Dan Lacksman’s other, perhaps better-known project, Telex.

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