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  1. ALBUM (1978)

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by 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 before ... This equivocal relationship with the technological future characterises most of German electronica pioneers Kraftwerk's output, but never more so than on 1978's The Man-Machine. As ever ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Rise of the robots

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... Kraftwerk's frontman opens up to Adam Wright about his three loves- tunes, technology and transport Ralf Hutter sounds pretty cheerful as he tinkers away in his studio in Dusseldorf on a chilly October morning, which he's been doing for the best part of four decades since co-founding pioneering German electronic outfit Kraftwerk. Kraftwerk's Kling Klang studio ...

  7. ALBUM (1974)

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... Alan Warboys Kraftwerk Autobahn (EMI) It was 1974. Glam rock was in its pomp and punk was about to dawn. Yet something far more influential was happening, far from Britain and the US, ... drum rhythms. Kraftwerk, formed in 1970, decided to mostly ditch guitars and traditional instruments and hone a new sound unlike anything heard before. The resulting five-track album, Autobahn, ...

  8. Six degrees

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... finding perhaps its most unlikely form in the shape of a musical tribute, on the album Trans-Europe Express, from German knob-twiddling pioneers Kraftwerk ... The source material for about half of all electronic music since, Kraftwerk are also an acknowledged influence on everyone from U2 and Franz Ferdinand to David Bowie, whose composition V-2 Schneider, from the 1977 album Heroes, ...

  9. Alok Leung, experimental sound artist, A Roller Control band member, owner of Lona Records

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... with his top lyrical form. 'When the bombs began to fall, I didn't do it for the roses,' Brown quips. 3. Castles in the Snow- Twin Shadow It's like early Bowie and Kraftwerk ...

  10. Fundamental by Pet Shop Boys

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Review by Lilian Goh Fundamental, as the title suggests, sees English electronic pop duo the Pet Shop Boys return to their roots. The first track, Psychological, is a minimal synth- and bass-heavy track reminiscent of Kraftwerk. It functions like a prologue to the 12-track album. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show livens up the pace with its banging beats. It takes the theme of a variety ...




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