Six degrees

Vice-president Xi Jinping (below) has been making headlines recently with his mini-world tour, in which he has been visiting some of the places he'll soon be indirectly in charge of.

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

ALBUM (1974)


Autobahn (EMI)

30 Nov 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

From the vault: 1974




Kraftwerk - widely known today as the godfathers of electronic music - arrived on the scene back in 1974 with their groundbreaking album Autobahn.

20 Jul 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

Creative Forces

Q: Do you find it overwhelming working with large groups of children?

A: I'm not going to lie. It's a challenge, but definitely not overwhelming. The thing about dealing with large groups of children in a big show is to channel their excitement in the right direction. Actually, working with children is better than working with adults. No doubt about that.

8 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Scott 4

Works Project LP - Scott 4 (Folk Archive/V2) With the ever-present Stetson on his head, a bluesy strand in his voice and occasional steel guitar licks, Scott Blixen cuts the figure of a melancholic cowboy singing the blues.

6 Aug 1999 - 12:00am