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Neu!'s Michael Rother Talks About Experimentation and Chance

Neu!'s Michael Rother reflects on the creative environment of lockdown, the struggles of playing experimental krautrock, and the collective beauty of live performance.

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'Electri_City' Is Missing the Spark

It took a lot of work in the '70s to make music that sounded like it was created entirely by robots. The same could be said for Electri_City.

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Soulwax: From Deewee

Soulwax return after their soundtrack excursion Belgica with From Deewee which was recorded live in one take.

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"Each Page Another Story": Wolfgang Flür's Eccentric Journey Through Emotion

Although known as a prominent member of Kraftwerk, Wolfgang Flür has carved out a unique, eccentric universe all for himself, which inspired his ever-changing new pop disc Eloquence.

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Wolfgang Flür: Eloquence

An eclectic grab bag of recordings from the former Kraftwerk member, with some unexpected guests.

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Fort Romeau: Insides

London's Fort Romeau delivers a treat for progressive house fans and old-school electronica devotees alike.

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Five Observations About the 2015 Rock Hall of Fame Ballot

The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.

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Our 5 Picks for the Rock Hall Class of 2013

Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 15 contenders vying to be inducted as part of its Class of 2013. By adhering to the Hall's broad definition of rock 'n' roll and by trying to objectively apply its induction criteria, Sound Affects has narrowed down the choices to five artists it would vote for if it could.

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This Year's Rock Hall of Fame Ballot Aims to Right Some Wrongs

The newly-announced ballot for the next class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees not only seeks to rectify long-standing slights but lets the public have a say for once. Here's hoping it doesn't go all pear-shaped.

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Counterbalance No. 92: Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express'

Even the 92nd most acclaimed album of all time lives its life in the looking glass. From station to station, back to Dusseldorf city, Counterbalance gets on board the T.E.E.

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Kraftwerk and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Crash the High Art Party

What happens when the world of rock music collides with the world of the fine arts?

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Kraftwerk at the Museum of Modern Art on 10 April 2012

Nearly 40 years ago, Kraftwerk must have seemed as though they’d beamed in from another dimension, a window into a clean, emotionless yet oddly sexy future. And they still sound like that today.

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J.R. Plankton: Neon

Jens Strüver and Robert Ohm emerge with promising new project.

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Soft Metals: Soft Metals

The Machines called whilst you were out. They want bread, milk, and some Acieeeeeed!

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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The Science of Sleep: The Electronic Lullaby

In the age of access, it’s possible that Raymond Scott, Kraftwerk, and ARP may become as essential tools for infant soothing as “Rock-A-Bye Baby”.

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All Things Neu! Again: An Interview with Michael Rother

A veteran of three of Krautrock’s most influential bands – Kraftwerk, Neu! and Harmonia – Michael Rother talks about his lifelong search for innovative, non-blues-based music, his partnership with tortured visionary Klaus Dinger and the unexpected revival of all things Neu! again.

Jennifer Kelly
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Harmonia and Eno '76: Tracks and Traces

Not a whole lot of supergroups can boast this kind of willed civil synergy, but not a whole lot of supergroups called themselves Harmonia either.

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Kraftwerk

The whole shtick borders on kitsch, there’s no doubt about it, but it also taps into a weird, almost uncanny realm. Kraftwerk are futuristic in a primitive way, satirically serious.

Tyler Wilcox
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Kraftwerk: Minimum-Maximum

Man or machine? Live or digital? Will the questions ever end?"

Mike Schiller
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Kraftwerk

's intrigue stems from the impossibility of determining how seriously they take themselves. You want to laugh at them, but you're never sure if the joke is really on you.

Rob Horning

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