Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

About Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk's radical and prophetic approach to purely electronic pop music has been referenced by an extraordinary number of artists from the mid-'70s onward. The Düsseldorf pioneers' self-described "robot pop" -- hypnotically minimal and obliquely rhythmic, and presented since the late '70s as the work of automatons -- has resonated in virtually every development of contemporary pop since the late 20th century, including David Bowie's Berlin trilogy, synth pop, and Neue Deutsche Welle, as well as electro, techno, and house. Kraftwerk's enduring influence -- particularly through '70s albums such as the cross-continental hit Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express, and The Man-Machine, and 1981's Computer World -- cannot be overstated. Although new material has been in short supply since the '80s, Kraftwerk have enhanced their legacy with innovative live performances and several catalog projects.

  • ORIGIN
    Düsseldorf, Germany
  • FORMED
    1970

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