Off the Record (Karl Bartos album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Off the Record
Karl Bartos - Off the Record.jpg
Studio album by Karl Bartos
Released 15 March 2013
Genre Synthpop
Length 43:43
Label Bureau B
Producer Karl Bartos
Karl Bartos chronology
Communication
(2003)Communication2003
Off the Record
(2013)
Singles from Off The Record
  1. "Atomium"
    Released: 1 February 2013
  2. "Without A Trace Of Emotion"
    Released: 18 March 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Beats per Minute 62%[3]
Clash 6/10[4]
Drowned in Sound 5/10[5]
Exclaim! 7/10[6]
The Independent 3/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 5.4/10[8]
Popmatters 6/10 discs[9]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone Russia 3/5 stars[11]

Off the Record is the second solo studio album by German musician and composer Karl Bartos (formerly of Kraftwerk). It was released on 15 March 2013, through Bureau B records. It features Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner as guest contributors.

It is Bartos' first solo album in ten years, though the material on Off the Record predates that on 2003's Communication.[12][13][14]

Singles[edit]

"Atomium" was released as a single on February 1, 2013.

"Without A Trace Of Emotion" was released as a promo-single on March 18, 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Karl Bartos except "Musica Ex Machina", written by Bartos, Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner.

No. Title Length
1. "Atomium" 3:16
2. "Nachtfahrt" 3:30
3. "International Velvet" 4:38
4. "Without a Trace of Emotion" 3:28
5. "The Binary Code" 1:42
6. "Musica Ex Machina" 5:16
7. "The Tuning of the World" 3:33
8. "Instant Bayeruth" 3:36
9. "Vox Humana" 2:56
10. "Rhythmus" 4:17
11. "Silence" 0:06
12. "Hausmusik" 3:30

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 161
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 44
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Off the Record – Karl Bartos". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Pickard, Joshua (10 April 2013). "Album Review: Karl Bartos – Off The Record". Beats per Minute. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Oliver, Matt (12 March 2013). "Karl Bartos – Off The Record". Clash. Music Republic Ltd. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Falcone, Jon (18 March 2013). "Album Review: Karl Bartos – Off the Record". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Ranta, Alan (20 March 2013). "Karl Bartos Off the Record". Exclaim!. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Gilly, Andy (15 March 2013). "Album review: Karl Bartos, Off the Record (Bureau B)". The Independent. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Neyland, Nick (25 March 2013). "Karl Bartos: Off the Record". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Faulkner, Brent (20 March 2013). "Karl Bartos Off the Record". Popmatters. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Rathbone, Oregano. "Off The Record". Record Collector. Diamond Publishing. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Bukharin, Andrew (7 June 2013). "Karl Bartos – "Off The Record"". Rolling Stone Russia (in Russian). Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Tuffrey, Laurie (26 November 2012). "Karl Bartos Announces New Album". The Quietus. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Roffman, Michael (27 November 2012). "Former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos announces solo album, Off the Record". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  14. ^ Longley, Martin (4 March 2013). "Karl Bartos - 'Off the Record' - Review". BBC. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Karl Bartos – Off the Record" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Karl Bartos – Off the Record". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 April 2013.