Kraftwerk Publikation is more than the ultimate biography of a unique group; it’s a book that stands beside Kraftwerk’s own innovative albums as an apt and well-crafted artefact in its own right.
As pioneers of electronic music Kraftwerk became the living, performing embodiment of a stripped-down and unique brand of German rock. Records such as Trans-Europe Express, The Man Machine and Computer World were brilliant inventions that owed no debt to the prevailing music trends of their day.
Nothing about the classic Kraftwerk lineup of Ralf, Florian, Karl and Wolfgang was conventional, and now, for the first time, a definitive account of their 40-year-plus history celebrates their trailblazing credentials. With contributions from Wolfgang Flür and Karl Bartos as well as other musicians from the world of electronica, Publikation offers a fascinating window into the long life of a truly inimitable group.