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Kraftwerk , German for power plant or power station, is an electronic music band from Düsseldorf, Germany. The group was formed by Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider in 1970, and was fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western Classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group's simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to popularize electronic music and are considered pioneers in the field. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kraftwerk's distinctive sound was revolutionary, and has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern music.

Current members

Ralf Hütter – lead vocals, vocoder, synthesizers, organ, drums and percussion, bass guitar, piano (1970–present)
Fritz Hilpert – electronic percussion, sound engineering (1987–present)
Henning Schmitz – electronic percussion, live keyboards (1991–present), sound engineering (1978–present)
Stefan Pfaffe – video technician (2008–present)
 

Past members

Florian Schneider – synthesizers, background vocals, vocoder, computer-generated vocals, acoustic and electronic flute,
live saxophone, percussion, electric guitar, violin (1970–2008)
Karl Bartos – electronic percussion, live vibraphone, live keyboards (1975–1991)
Wolfgang Flür – electronic percussion (1973–1987)
Klaus Röder – electric guitar, electronic violin (1974)
Klaus Dinger – drums (1970–1971)
Andreas Hohmann – drums (1970)
 

Albums (6)
Songs (43)
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Autobahn
Kraftwerk
Songs 5 Comments 0
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Released 1974
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N discs 1
Label Philips
Genre All Genres
Price 0.00 €
Cat N 6305 231
Radio-Aktivität
Kraftwerk
Songs 12 Comments 0
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Released 1975
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
Label EMI Electrola
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Cat N 1C 062-82 087
Trans-Europe Express
Kraftwerk
Songs 7 Comments 0
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Released 1977
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
Label Capitol Records
Genre All Genres
Price 0.00 €
Cat N SW-11603
Die Mensch-Maschine
Kraftwerk
Songs 6 Comments 0
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Released 1978
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
Label Kling Klang
Genre All Genres
Price 0.00 €
Cat N 1C 058-32 843
Computerwelt
Kraftwerk
Songs 7 Comments 0
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Released 1981
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
Label EMI Electrola
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Price 0.00 €
Cat N 1C 064-46 311
Electric Cafe
Kraftwerk
Songs 6 Comments 0
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Released 1986
Format Vinyl
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Length 0:00
N discs 1
Label EMI
Genre All Genres
Price 0.00 €
Cat N 1C 064-24 0654 1

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