As part of the 56th GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy presented a Special Merit Award to Kraftwerk for their contributions to the recording field. Kraftwerk received the Lifetime Achievement Award, in addition to The Beatles, Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero, country singer Kris Kristofferson, funk band the Isley Brothers as well as – posthumously – the blues musician Clifton Chenier and violinist Maud Powell. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via atomolab, features a performance of Kraftwerk’s The Man Machine, using the AtomoSynth KOE modular synthesizer. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance by Kraftwerk at the Latitude Festival, earlier this year: Continue reading
Reader Andy Hagerty seems to have visions of Kraftwerk dancing in his head, and shared his holiday-themed take on Neon Lights. Continue reading
German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will play eight 3-D concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, March 18-21, 2014 to launch the LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival. These will be their first L.A. dates since 2005.
They will perform eight of their albums, spread across eight performances.
KRAFTWERK – THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is a chronological exploration of their work. Starting with Autobahn, each performance will cover one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums in full and in order of their release: Continue reading
Hacker/inventor Tom Zimmerman created Project: Autobahn, a generative music system that creates music based on an automobile’s control sensors. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, cuckoo covers Kraftwerk’s Pocket Calculator on Stylophone S2 + Teenage Engineering OP1: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a live cover of Kraftwerk’s The Model (Das Model), via starshipfive.
Technical details below. Continue reading