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From Germany to Detroit and back: how Kraftwerk forged an industrial exchange

13 mins | Jun 1, 2020
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After Florian Schneider's passing in late May 2020, we analyse his impact on electronic music. Kraftwerk’s robotic rhythms resonated loudest in deindustrialising 1970s Detroit and gave rise to techno – starting a cultural feedback loop that continues 50 years later. Writing in the Guardian, Marcus Barnes explores.
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