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Kraftwerk

Last mentioned in Düsseldorf : Germany
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Kraftwerk's Biography

Kraftwerk (German pronunciation: [ˈkʀaftvɛɐk], meaning power station) from Düsseldorf, Germany, is an influential electronic music project that was formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970, and was fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western Classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group's simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to popularize electronic music and are considered pioneers in the field. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kraftwerk's distinctive sound was revolutionary, and has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern music.

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German electronic music band Kraftwerk perform at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
German electronic music band Kraftwerk perform at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
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Kraftwerk News Stories

  • Les Big Byrd

      News Source: Santa Barbara Independent | 1 day ago
    The group's debut album, They Worshipped Cats , has been released through Anton Newcombe's independent imprint, A Records, following a serendipitous meeting between LBB 's Frans Johansson (ex-Fireside) and Joakim Ahlund (ex-Caesars) and Newcombe at a
  • Amerigo Gazaway: For Love of Hip Hop

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 6 days ago
    Music has a funny way of imprinting a time period in the listener's head...As a work of both art and performance, listening to music becomes more than a passive experience. The audience participates in different, and now evolving ways. Technology has
  • Jim Cassady & Pablo: Panathenee

      News Source: Aquarian | 7 days ago
    Jim Cassady & Pablo Panathenee Humble Musique Sounding like a compelling cross of Kraftwerk and Bryan Ferry, a couple of young Frenchmen based in Berlin, Jim Cassady & Pablo, have collaborated to produce an album of mesmerizing electronic music.

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