Kraftwerk Confirms Work on New Album

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Ralf Hütter of the German band Kraftwerk (famous for pioneering of krautrock and drone) confirmed in an interview with The Guardian that the band is indeed continuing work on their twelfth studio album, exclaiming that with the band, “it’s music non stop!”  The album is to be Kraftwerk’s first release in over a decade.

Hütter also discusses the evolution of Kraftwerk’s instrumentation, the role of improvisation during live shows, and speculations on why the band was banned from playing shows in China.


Paolo Yumol is an intern at The Rumpus. He attends Oberlin College and is very grateful to be doing any of this. More from this author →