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Kraftwerk


Florian Schneider was co-founder of Kraftwerk with Ralf Hutter. Originally a flautist and violinist, he began experimenting with effects such as echo and reverb to expand the instruments’ capabilities. Flute was predominantly used on the rare album ‘Ralf and Florian’. After their breakthrough album ‘Autobahn’, (that also featured the flute on its B-side), the duo …

You just don’t know where you are with Fingerless. One minute they are producing psychedelic shoegaze slacker rock with the odd Gregorian chant thrown in, the next thing they produce ‘Sympathetic Love’ which is unlike anything I’ve heard before. And I’ve heard a lot. But the thing is, they are brilliant enough to pull it …

Taking place in one of the most dramatic settings, Bluedot Festival open its gates for its annual three day event. Under the Lovell Telescope at the National World Heritage observatory of Jodrell Bank we come together to appropriately celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with a fuse of incredible live music, scientific displays, …

Melbourne’s jade imagine have released a new single ‘Remote Control’ and announced news of their debut album to be called ‘Basic Love’ released through Courtney Barnette’s Milk! Records and Marathon Artists. ‘Remote Control’ swiftly follows the impressive single ‘Big Old House’ released last month and ups the ante: this is an exciting new band. The …

The Best Kept Secret festival in Hilvarenbeek is an absolute pearler, and believe me I’ve been to a few. From the life-affirming, (Glastonbury in the ’80s) to the life-threatening, (Treworgy Tree Fayre ’89 – two dead, two hundred arrested and a dead sheep in the water supply). Constructed around a lake in a forest, the …

I am the first to admit that my ‘Psych Insight’ reviews concentrate on the more fuzzy guitar end of things, but this week’s playlist is looking at music that is more electronically inspired. OK it’s not Dylan’s Judas moment or anything like that, but it is my nod to the fact that there is more to …

Karl Bartos knew his place and so did everyone else it seemed. Second from the left in the most influential band in the world, Kraftwerk. And there he remained, from 1975 till 1990, co-writing some of their iconic hits – The Model, Computer Love. You might have thought that would set him up for a …

I was a Robot/coming from the Autobahn/I was a Radio-Active man. Yep, those opening words from I Was A Robot tells what you need to know  – Wolfgang Flur was a key member of Kraftwerk when they were busy completely re-inventing electronica, but this is a retrospective of his solo stuff. But be warned – …