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

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

13 mins | Jun 1, 2020

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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