Tone Float
by Organisation
Recorded 1969
Released August 1969
Label RCA Victor
Producer Conny Plank
Length 41:19
Genre Krautrock

Tone Float is the first and only album by the band Organisation, which served as a predecessor to Kraftwerk. The album sold poorly, and the band dissolved.

Recording and releaseEdit

The album was produced by Konrad "Conny" Plank. Of the album's recording, Hütter would later say:

"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 left Kraftwerk shortly afterwards to form Neu!.

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Tone Float" – 20:46

Side twoEdit

  1. "Milk Rock" – 5:24
  2. "Silver Forest" – 3:19
  3. "Rhythm Salad" – 4:04
  4. "Noitasinagro" – 7:46

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