Tone Float is an LP by the German band Organisation. Organisation was a pre-Kraftwerk band, having only produced and released one album, Tone Float. After the release, members of the group went on to form Kraftwerk.
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Background[edit | edit source]
The album sold few copies on its UK-only release in August 1969, and is remembered because two of the band members, Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider-Esleben, later went on to form the group Kraftwerk. It was produced by Konrad "Conny" Plank.
- ‘The studio was in the middle of an oil refinery. When we came out of the door we could hear the sound of those big flames burning off the fumes – all kinds of industrial noises.’
Sales were poor and RCA opted to drop the band, which then dissolved following the departure of Hutter and Schneider-Esleben to Kraftwerk.
The album has never been officially reissued, although bootleg CDs and LPs appeared in the 1990s. These often included a bonus audio-track, erroneously titled "Vor dem blauen Bock", which in fact is an instrumental track named "Rückstoss Gondoliere", from a 22 May 1971 performance by Kraftwerk on the Bremen Beat-Club TV show.
This song features the short-lived line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (Ralf Hütter had left the group during this period to pursue studies in architecture). Rother and Dinger later on formed Neu!.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
All compositions written by Hauf/Monicks/Schneider-Esleben.
Side one[edit | edit source]
- "Tone Float" – 20:46
Side two[edit | edit source]
- "Milk Rock" – 5:24
- "Silver Forest" – 3:19
- "Rhythm Salad" – 4:04
- "Noitasinagro" – 7:46
- Basil Hammoudi – glockenspiel, conga gong, musical box, bongos, percussion, vocals
- Butch Hauf – bass, shaky tube, small bells, plastic hammer, percussion
- Ralf Hütter – Hammond organ, organ
- Alfred "Fred" Mönicks – drums, bongos, maracas, cowbell, tambourine
- Florian Schneider-Esleben – electric flute, alto flute, bell, triangle, tambourine, electro-violin, percussion
- Additional personnel
Release details[edit | edit source]
|United Kingdom||August 1969||RCA Victor||Vinyl||SF 8111|