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Arts review: Kraftwerk, Hong Kong Eye

For a band whose reputation was built around reclusiveness, the music world has been seeing an awful lot of Kraftwerk lately.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 11:25am

Talking points

Malaysia votes in close-run poll

4 May 2013 - 4:04am

China ‘bans’ Kraftwerk from festival over Tibet show

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 concert, an industry source said on Thursday.

Modern Sky records, a Chinese music company, applied to the Ministry of Culture for permission for the band to play at the annual Strawberry Festival in Beijing next month.

29 Mar 2013 - 12:05pm 3 comments

ALBUM (1978)

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 by the first major economic crash in decades, while the shadow of nuclear destruction hung heavy, particularly in West Germany, on the front line of the cold war.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Young comics boost for city

Amid all the financial turmoil and layoffs across the city, what many of us need right now is a dose of good comedy - and the Punchline Comedy Club has just what the doctor ordered.

For years the monthly laugh-fest has showcased the finest funnymen from Britain and, occasionally, North America.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Tickets to electronic music godfathers Kraftwerk on sale next week

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.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

The Whip

The Whip

X Marks Destination

(Southern Fried Records)

As a debut, X Marks Destination is all over the place. The Whip's sound ranges from dance tracks that wouldn't be out of place at a mid-80s rave, to homages to fellow Mancunians New Order. There's even a smattering of Pet Shop Boys-influenced pop.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am





The crystalline brilliance of this music is immediately obvious: the purity of Kraftwerk's sound is unrivalled. The live element is apparent in the delirious crowds losing their minds to the fact that they are witnessing the four Teutonic pioneers in the flesh.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am



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.

21 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

CD reviews

The Electric Music AKA

The Resurrection Show


16 Mar 2003 - 12:00am