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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk (German for "power plant") is a German avant-garde electro-pop group who were largely responsible for much of the subsequent uptake of, and interest in, electronic music.
Kraftwerk have impinged on mainstream popular culture to the extent that they have been referenced in The Simpsons and Father Ted.
Kraftwerk also experimented with the use of computer graphics as a backdrop for their shows.
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 Kraftwerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kraftwerk (pronounced [ˈkʁaftvɛɐk], German for "power station") is a German musical group which has made significant contributions to the development of experimental and electronic music.
Kraftwerk was founded in 1970 by Florian Schneider-Esleben (flute) and Ralf Hütter (keyboards), the pair setting up their Kling Klang studio in Düsseldorf.
Kraftwerk, released in 1970, and Kraftwerk 2, released in 1972, were mostly exploratory jam music, played on a variety of traditional instruments including guitar, bass, electric organ, flute and violin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kraftwerk   (2576 words)

 The Kraftwerk Influence
Kraftwerk are a German musical group that were influential in the evolution of modern electronic music.
Kraftwerk opened wide a wonderous world of musical pleasure for me. Unfortunately they don't release new material often enough to satisfy my cravings, and so I must take refuge in locating other music that is similar.
Kraftwerk is one of the most-sampled groups, and I make a point of noting songs that directly use Kraftwerk samples.
www.cuug.ab.ca /~lapierrs/creative/kraftwerk   (1383 words)

 Kraftwerk Tickets - Buys - Sells Kraftwerk Ticket - 21 Years of Reliability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kraftwerk emerged from the same German experimental music community of the late '60s which also spawned Can and Tangerine Dream; primary members Florian Schneider and Ralf Htter first met as classical music students at the Dusseldorf Conservatory, originally teaming in the group Organisation and issuing a 1970 album, Tone Float.
Kraftwerk resurfaced in 1975 with Radio-Activity, a concept album exploring the theme of radio communication; indicative of the group's new global popularity, it was released in both German and English-language editions, the latter appearing early the following year.
Kraftwerk Ticket deliveries are guaranteed no later than the day before the event unless stated otherwise, however every effort will be made to deliver Kraftwerk tickets as early as possible.
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 Kraftwerk - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kraftwerk were the most influential and successful popular music group of the rock era.
Kraftwerk were Florian Schneiderian (rhythm guitar/keyboards), Ralf Hütteralf (bass/piano/guitars), Wolfgang Flürgang (lead guitar/sitar) and Adolf Hitler (drums), all from Liverpool, Merseyside, in England.
Kraftwerk created a sensation in late 1963 in the UK (the phenomenon was dubbed "Kraftwerkmania" by the British press), notable for the hordes of screaming and swooning young lesbians the group inspired.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Kraftwerk   (500 words)

 techno.cz - party - KRAFTWERK TOUR 2004
Kraftwerk bezpochyby patří mezi nejosobitější kapely, které se kdy pohybovaly na poli elektronické hudby.
Základem Kraftwerk se stala dvojice Ralf Hünter a Florian Schneider, spolužáci z konzervatoře, které během více jak třicetileté existence doplňovala celá řada hudebníků.
Kromě působivé pódiové prezentace a samozřejmě originální hudby byli Kraftwerk zajímaví i svým přístupem k okolí.
www.techno.cz /party?id=23109   (335 words)

 Kraftwerk - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kraftwerk (pronounced [ˈkʁaftˌvɛɐk], German for "power plant") is a German avant-garde musical group who have made significant contributions to the development of electronic music.
In terms of their influence on the popular music of the latter half of the 20th century, Kraftwerk have been considered by some to be as influential as the Beatles.
Kraftwerk have been namechecked in mainstream popular culture in such unlikely contexts as The Simpsons, The Big Lebowski, Saturday Night Live (NBC America) and Father Ted.
www.voyager.in /Kraftwerk   (2729 words)

 Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Often considered to be where the story began, 'Autobahn' was actually Kraftwerk's fourth album but was the first to make inroads into the British and US markets.
and Can were beginning to have an influence as well but Kraftwerk's instinct for melody made their experimentation a lot easier for listeners to swallow and thus a new dawn for electronica came about.
Kraftwerk had still to reach their peak yet this music sounds remarkably fresh 30 years on.
www.leonardslair.co.uk /autobahn.htm   (207 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Arts | | Desperately seeking Kraftwerk
After all, Kraftwerk are one of the few bands in history who genuinely bear comparison to the Beatles.
Kraftwerk were so far ahead of their time that the rest of the world has spent 25 years inventing new musical genres in anattempt to catch up.
Less troublingly, someone once solemnly swore to me that the Düsseldorf accent in which Kraftwerk sing was a Teutonic equivalent of the Brummie drawl, which would certainly add a whole new layer of humour to their deadpan lyrics: "Oi prowgramme me howme compewter, bring meself into the fewcher" etc.
arts.guardian.co.uk /fridayreview/story/0,12102,1004937,00.html   (2665 words)

 Kraftwerk Dortmund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Das Kraftwerk Dortmund ist ein Heiz- und Wärmekraftwerk in der Dortmunder Innenstadt und bildete die Keimzelle der späteren VEW.
Das Kraftwerk lieferte Drehstrom für den Hafen und die Gewerbegebiete und Gleichstrom zur Straßen- und Hausbeleuchtung.
Heute wird das Kraftwerk mit vier gasgefeuerten Kesselanlagen von der Wärme- und Stromerzeugung GmbH, einer gemeinsamen Gesellschaft der RWE und der Dortmunder Energie- und Wasserversorgung betrieben.
www.jenskleemann.de /wissen/bildung/wikipedia/k/kr/kraftwerk_dortmund.html   (226 words)

Kraftwerk's 1970 debut album Kraftwerk 1 really scratched the surface, but it was the 1974 single "Autobahn" from the album of the same name that got heads looking their way (by this time, important members Wolfgang Flur and Klaus Roeder joined the duo).
During Kraftwerk's beginning stages, their music was known as "techno" (which the band used for a while) or "robot pop".
The secret to Kraftwerk's sound lies in their inspirations from classical composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, rock outfits Tangerine Dream and The Beach Boys, and the influence of Art Deco (a major style/decorative art movement in Europe from the 1920s that particularly affected architechture).
www.digitaldreamdoor.com /pages/best_artists-bio/kraftwerk.html   (1276 words)

 Thaemlitz: Die Roboter Rubato
Kraftwerk's German titles and lyrics are referenced in this text, with literal English translations of lyrics replacing the lyrics found in their English releases, under the self-critical and admittedly cynical pretense of identifying origin.
Kraftwerk shows that even within a world of global communication technologies, an understanding of non-universality and contextualization is required for dialogue to occur.
Kraftwerk's stance is overly symptomatic of traditional Western Patriarchal and Hetero-normative concepts of technology: machines function as heroic extensions of Masculinity which allow patriarchal societies to dominate Mother Nature.
www.comatonse.com /writings/rubato.html   (2505 words)

 The History of Rock Music. Kraftwerk: biography, discography, reviews, links
Kraftwerk influenced two separate (and often conflicting) groups of musicians: the hyper-abstract noise-makers and the hyper-hedonistic dance-pop crowd.
Each suite on Kraftwerk (1970) and Kraftwerk 2 (1971), which introduced the drum-machine (replacing Klaus Dinger) and probably remains their futuristic masterpiece (Kling Klang), was a dramatic, powerful and harrowing fresco, worthy of abstract painting, of Morton Subotnick's electronic dadaism, of surrealist poetry, but with the emphasis on the "man machine".
I Kraftwerk hanno influenzato due diversi (e spesso conflittuali) gruppi di musicisti: i rumoristi iper-astratti e i più edonistici compositori di dance-pop.
www.scaruffi.com /vol3/kraftwer.html   (1680 words)

 Kraftwerk Datteln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Das neue Kraftwerk, dessen geplante Inbetriebnahme für 2011 vorgesehen ist, wäre damit das leistungsfähigste Steinkohlekraftwerk Europas mit nur einem Kraftwerksblock.
Für das neue Kraftwerk, welches das erste einer neuen Generation von Kraftwerken sein soll, wird ein Wirkungsgrad von über 45% angestrebt.
Das neue Kraftwerk in Datteln ist als Ersatzanlage für die veralteten Kraftwerke in Datteln, Shamrock und Scholven, die bis 2015 abgeschaltet werden sollen, geplant.
www.jenskleemann.de /wissen/bildung/wikipedia/k/kr/kraftwerk_datteln.html   (186 words)

 KRAFTWERK - Minimum Maximum
Anyone who has been fortunate enough to witness a Kraftwerk show over the past two years cannot fail to have been impressed by the seamless mix of sound and visuals that has accompanied their starkly futuristic, peerless collection of songs.
Kraftwerk has always had a much overlooked tongue-in-cheek element to their music, but this is unashamed psychosis – and totally inspired; nobody but nobody makes electronic music as cool as this.
With Minimum-Maximum, Kraftwerk give the most entertaining history lesson around; not only are Kraftwerk the imperial, trendsetting Gods of all electronic music, but in 2005 - you'll be pleased to know - they still rule.
www.barcodezine.com /revkraftwerkminimummaximum270505.htm   (613 words)

 Amazon.com: The Mix: Music: Kraftwerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It also represents the way Kraftwerk usually sounds in their infrequent live forays; witness the reworking of "Radioactivity" into an unexpected (the band has been notably apolitical) antinuclear statement aimed largely at Britain's Sellafield installation.
Kraftwerk were among the first in the genre, and "The Mix" is a nice, updated take on some of their most beloved classics, including "Home Computer" and "The Robots".
It was a delight to see Kraftwerk make a rare West Coast appearance at the Paramount Theater in Seattle in 2004, during which they showcased several of these classics in their "Mixed" form.
www.amazon.com /Mix-Kraftwerk/dp/B000002H7C   (1609 words)

 Kraftwerk - Tour de France Soundtracks | Album Review @ Music-Critic.com : the source for music reviews, interviews, ...
Twenty years after Kraftwerk released their landmark single, Tour De France, this is a logical progression of that celebration of the legendary French cycle race.
Some have called Kraftwerk the “electronic Beatles” because over the last 30 years their influence has been so wide-ranging.
While this may be a title that takes some getting used to, there is no doubt at all that the Düsseldorf quartet have seen their musical excellence radiate out amongst a range of top names.
www.music-critic.com /electronica/kraftwerk_tourdefrance.htm   (335 words)

 Kraftwerk - MEGASTORE
Communication, the debut album from Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos has been two years in the making, having been on the boil since his first single 15 minutes of Fame.
Tour De France 2003 is released to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the world famous Tour De France cycle race and offers 3 tracks (each a 3 minute edit) taken from their forthcoming album (again titled Tour De France) set for release on 21st July 2003.
Kraftwerk amazon page now includes mega rare Japanese releases which can be bought in japan from amazon.co.jp.
www.netcomuk.co.uk /~lenin/Kraftwerk.html   (1101 words)

 Kraftwerk Biography
The word 'unique' is over-used in music, but Kraftwerk have a stronger claim than most to the tag.
Kraftwerk spent three years building their own Kling Klang studios in the late 70s, complete with, inevitably, scores of computers.
Kraftwerk's best known songs were collected together in 1991 on the double, The Mix, aimed chiefly at the dance music market by EMI Records.
homepage.ntlworld.com /allan.icepalace/biog/biography.html   (1141 words)

 K R A F T W E R K - M I N I M U M M A X I M U M
Now, in 2005, Kraftwerk recently returned to the U.S. for a short series of sold-out live shows in major markets, which received unanimous rave reviews from regional and national press.
To co-incide with these dates, Astralwerks released Kraftwerk's first ever official live recordings, a 2 x CD set entitled Minimum-Maximum, a milestone event in the band's illustrious career and one which has galvanized Kraftwerk fans, both young and old.
Kraftwerk's shows are an eye-popping multi-media extravaganza featuring costume changes, seamless audio-visual triggers and the legendary mechanical "robots" onstage.
www.astralwerks.com /kraftwerk/default.html   (333 words)

 KRAFTWERK discography, MP3 and reviews
Remaining one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music, we mustn't forget that KRAFTWERK typical sound is the result of many years and decades of experimentations, continuous works and researches in the possibilities offered by the acoustic, electronic and rock instruments.
"Kraftwerk 2" is released the same year and pursues on the way defined by the previous album (a lot of experimental guitar parts, distorted sounds, repetitive rhythms, gradual process.).
The Kraftwerk's computer world is in work and in progress with great classic and successful electronic albums as "Radio Aktivitat", "Trans Europe Express" and "The Man Machine".
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=1589   (629 words)

 KRAFTWERK Trans-Europe Express (Trans-Europa Express) reviews and MP3
Anyway, this track’s most notable features are the clever use of hypnotic synth sequences and the recurring footstep-sounding percussives: the former portray the circular prison of narcissism, while the latter add a “thriller” element to the fold, showing how dreadful the main character’s impending fate is. Effective sinister stuff wrapped in an electronic minimalistic cover.
Kraftwerk albums take you on a journey, and going back on the journey is never a chore.
The Kraftwerk are German and in Germany the trains are one of the cultural means of transportation more mattering.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=7416   (2602 words)

 Kraftwerk Discography at CD Universe
Kraftwerk: Ralf Hutter, Florian Schneider, Wolfgang Flur, Karl Bartos.
Kraftwerk was initially part of the hippie-era krautrock boom.
However, this pioneering German electro-pop group soon set themselves apart from their long-haired contemporaries by forsaking acid-soaked jams for a clean, precise sound whose mechanical aspects were part of its charm.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Kraftwerk/a/Kraftwerk.htm   (206 words)

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