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Tag: Kraftwerk (page 1 of 12)

In Deutsch: The Legacy of KRAFTWERK

Many electronic music fans know KRAFTWERK, but how many know their work in their native language? But the ‘Computerwelt’ that KRAFTWERK predicted in 1981 has led to ‘Trans Europa Express’, ‘Die Mensch-Maschine’, ‘Computerwelt’, ‘Techno Pop’ née ‘Electric Café’ and ‘The Mix’ (in Deutsch) being made available openly outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time. Continue Reading ›

FLORIAN SCHNEIDER 1947 – 2020

Florian Schneider, co-founder of KRAFTWERK has sadly passed away at the age of 73 after a period of critical illness. Florian Schneider studied at the Academy of Arts in Remscheid where he met Ralf Hütter in 1968 during a jazz improvisation course. He was a true innovator who can rightly be called a legend for his part presenting an intelligent alternative to rock ‘n’ roll via KRAFTWERK’s concept for industrielle Volksmusik. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with HILTIPOP

HILTIPOP is a comparatively new name in electronic pop but the man behind it is something of a veteran in the Swedish music scene. Johansson’s best known project internationally has probably been ALISON, a duo with Karin Bolin Derne that naturally paid homage to YAZOO.. Two new singles 'For Love' and 'Agogo' have just been released, so Magnus Johansson took time out to kindly chat about HILTIPOP and his influences… Continue Reading ›

FINLAY SHAKESPEARE Solemnities

For Bristol-based Finlay Shakespeare, his interest in synths came from his parents’ record collection. The material on his debut album ‘Domestic Economy’ was initiated by improvisation whilst being recorded live, with one of its highlights ‘Amsterdam’ being an example in modern Motorik. But ‘Solemnities’ is a definite progression, offering more shape and structure than its predecessor, but maintaining a distinct post-punk anguish. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 SONGS OF THE BLITZ CLUB

The soundtrack of The Blitz Club was provided by its resident DJ Rusty Egan and its story is more than well documented. Using Dave Rimmer’s 2003 book 'New Romantics: The Look' as an initial reference point and calling on the memories of Rusty Egan himself to verify whether he had actually played these songs in his DJ sets, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Songs Of The Blitz Club to celebrate the flamboyant legacy of that Blitz Spirit. Continue Reading ›

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