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Organisation were an experimental Krautrock band that was the immediate predecessor of the band Kraftwerk. In addition to the founding members of Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider-Esleben and Ralf Hütter, Organisation consisted of Basil Hammoudi, Butch Hauf and Alfred Mönicks (alias Fred Monicks). Charly Weiss, Peter Martini and Paul Lorenz were sometimes also included in Organisation.

Their only album, Tone Float, produced and engineered by Konrad “Conny” Plank, was released on the RCA Victor label in the UK in 1970. As it was available in Germany only as an import, sales were poor and RCA opted to drop the band shortly afterwards, at which point they disbanded.


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  • p4rol

    King is naked... Boredom

    19 Feb 7:39pm Reply
  • NathelieJulienn


    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jcjh20

    Tone Float is a masterpiece. Glad to see other fans of it here. Noitasinagro is also a huge highlight, but I love the whole album.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Death_rayman

    очень круто!

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me


    12 Dec 2013 Reply


    12 May 2013 Reply
  • Eglantinetje

    I've just written a journal about a documentary I saw on Kraftwerk and the Krautrock scene! Read it here:

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JazzMaster0 the first page of Organisation on facebook. Like it lol

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • activewaste

    I do actually prefer Tone Float over any Kraftwerk album. As much as I adore Kraftwerk, then the percussion loving freak in me holds Tone Float one notch higher

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Annopheles

    Organisation+Kraftwerk O.O!

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Howtoraiseox

    Yessss, amazing!

    10 Aug 2010 Reply
  • MigranHa

    (L) tone float...

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • brunocanales

    the kraftwerk k4 bootleg is also a must-listen, same neu/kraftwerk lineup as vor dem blauen bock.

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • MrGreenCheese


    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • IamianaimaI

    Ve are Kraftverk, ya? Ve are from Dusseldorf.

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • SixShooterSam

    I like this lots

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Mr_Phosphorous

    Yep - it's a rare incarnation of Kraftwerk, between their 1st and 2nd albums: Florian Schneider, no Ralf Hütter as he was off studying architecture, but with Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger shortly before they left to form Neu!.

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • Gwrhkhsh

    "Vor Dem Blauen Bock" is really "Rückstoss Gondoliere" or sth like that and has nothing to do with Organisation, except Florian playing. It was thrown into a bootleg re-release of Tone Float made back in 90's as a bonus track.

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • ihavesoldout

    # melanconinio tagged Organisation with ‘experimental rock’, ‘atari burroughs’, ‘psych folk’, ‘anarco punk’, ‘concrete’, ‘progressive’, ‘psychedelic folk’, ‘atonal’, ‘instrumental’, ‘70s’, ‘exotica’, ‘intense’, ‘anarchy’, ‘psychedelic’, ‘neue musik’, ‘space music’, ‘avant garde’, ‘minimalism’, ‘trippy’, ‘arty’, ‘avant-folk’, ‘conceptual’, ‘german’, ‘performance’, ‘art’, ‘organic ambient’, ‘drum ritual’, ‘post-rock’, ‘contemporary’, ‘art rock’, ‘psychedelic rock’, ‘glitch’, ‘freak folk’, ‘space rock’, ‘weird’, ‘records and tapes’, ‘ethereal’, ‘surreal’, ‘florian and his mad flute skillz’, ‘acid folk’, ‘progressive rock’, ‘atmospheric’, ‘psych-folk’, ‘synthesizer’, ‘dark’, ‘quirky’, ‘synth’, ‘math rock’, ‘epic’, ‘concrete musique’, ‘elektrogeraeusche’, ‘noise rock’, ‘20th century classical’, ‘orchestral’, ‘abstract’, ‘drone’, ‘krautrock’, ‘prog’, ‘surrealism’, ‘anti-folk’ and ‘experimental indie’. Friday evening

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • TheloniusH

    Klaus Dinger R.I.P. I miss you.

    26 May 2008 Reply
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