In the late sixties and early seventies, @Kraftwerk were desperately looking for their voice in the pop culture of post-war Germany. Few believed that this group of experimentalists and freaks would do anything in the era of simfo-rock, the creation of punk and new age.
They ended the wandering through the genres with the definition of their mission in electronic, synthetic, technological and robotic sound that has been digitized for five decades, has become viral and computer-powerful. The radical release Autobahn in 1974, meant a breakthrough on the world scene and discipline of sound, and the audience took it as a disco hit and positioned it on the 5th place of the Billboard Top 200 chart. Radio Activity put at the forefront new instruments, sounds and Kling Klang studio as the center of creating pure and "insensitive" music.
Trans Europa Express, with minimalist socially engaged messages and a "twisted" front page, moved this band into artistic world. They built the connection between Dadaism, constructivism and modern music. They are becoming a visual sensation, while the audience enjoys the romantic electro sound of middle tempo. Visual identity stems from the work of Alexander Rodchenko, and on the cover of the album as well on performances dominate black, red and white colours.
Workers, robots, heroes and antiheroes in the 21st century of Matrix. Computer land and Computer love already live through a robotic, synthetic voice that underlines the melody. Kraftwerk has influenced the Human League, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Africa Bambaataa, Erasure, Yazoo, Björk, Daft Punk, Simple Minds, Ramstein and in particular the great names of modern electronic music. Their 3D The Catalog world tour is in progress.