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  1. News - China

    China ‘bans’ Kraftwerk from festival over Tibet show

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 08:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has forbidden German electronic band Kraftwerk from performing at a music festival, more than a decade after they appeared on the bill of a Free Tibet ... in Beijing next month. But a source at the firm, asking for anonymity for fear of reprisals, said: “Kraftwerk were not allowed to play... because they participated in a Free Tibet concert. “We had ...

  2. ALBUM (1978)

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord The Man-Machine Kraftwerk (EMI) The future looked perilously uncertain in Europe in the late 1970s. The period of post-war prosperity and growth had been ended a few years ... and filled with foreboding. This equivocal relationship with the technological future characterises most of German electronica pioneers Kraftwerk's output, but never more so than on 1978's ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Arts review: Kraftwerk, Hong Kong Eye

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... Kraftwerk Kitec, Kowloon Bay, Reviewed: May 4 For a band whose reputation was built around reclusiveness, the music world has been seeing an awful lot of Kraftwerk lately. In the absence ... and concert halls worldwide. And so, after a 2008 performance at AsiaWorld-Expo, the band returned to Hong Kong with a scaled-down greatest hits performance on Saturday night. One reason Kraftwerk ...

  4. Outtakes

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... Kraftwerk's heart scare This week's appearance by German electro pioneers Kraftwerk created quite a buzz of anticipation across town. But last week many pulses were set racing when it appeared ... suffered a suspected heart attack just hours before they were due on stage. Hilpert spent the night in hospital, but was given a clean bill of health the next day, allowing Kraftwerk to travel ...

  5. The Whip

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... the fact that they are a guitar band. But what is more, they use synths so heavily that their sound has been compared to German synth giants Kraftwerk. Their combination of sounds should place ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Men at werk

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... Kraftwerk are Germany's gift to contemporary music. Gary Jones speaks to the electronic pioneers ahead of their Hong Kong return Men at werk PIONEERING GERMAN electronic band Kraftwerk are bringing their multimedia extravaganza of clinical, repetitive rhythms and addictive pop melodies- synchronised with visual projections, robots and cutting-edge animation- to Hong Kong ...

  7. Tickets to electronic music godfathers Kraftwerk on sale next week

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It's probably the oddest oldies concert of the year. Promoter Live Nation has booked reclusive German synth outfit Kraftwerk for December 5 at the AsiaWorld-Arena. For those of you too young to recall techno even as a dance genre, Kraftwerk began in the 1970s as an experimental band generating computer music. ...

  8. Kraftwerk

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks (EMI) Hutter, Schneider, Hijpert, Schmitz. Hutter, Schneider, Hijpert, Schmitz. Read it aloud. Speed it up. Sound like the grunting monotony of Lycra-throttled cycle fanatics pedal-pumping in unison? Welcome to Kraftwerk. So, an album by a group of 1970s German electro-freaks eulogising the pant and piston-legs of the Tour De France. In 2003? Eh? ...

  9. Kraftwerk

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... David Watkins Kraftwerk Minimum-Maximum (EMI) The crystalline brilliance of this music is immediately obvious: the purity of Kraftwerk's sound is unrivalled. The live element ... to U2's live set, while Coldplay pilfered Computer Love (shamefully absent here) for the standout track on X&Y. Why is it so good? Perhaps it's the fact that, 36 years on, Kraftwerk ...

  10. From the vault: 1974

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... Adam Wright Autobahn Kraftwerk (Philips) Kraftwerk- widely known today as the godfathers of electronic music- arrived on the scene back in 1974 with their groundbreaking album Autobahn. ... a perfect example of the Kraftwerk manifesto: lyrics dealing with technology and movement, plus soaring, minimal melodies, layed over the classic Krautrock motorik beat- a metronomic rhythm ...




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