Future Music from Germany


'Highly stimulating ... Kraftwerk is a pleasure to read' Jon Savage, New Statesman

The story of the phenomenon that is Kraftwerk, and how they revolutionised our cultural landscape

'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their Düsseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, modernist Bauhaus aesthetics and Rhineland industrialisation - even human and machine - to change the course of modern music. This is the story of Kraftwerk the cultural phenomenon, who turned electronic music into avant-garde concept art and created the soundtrack to our digital age.


  • A highly stimulating critical biography. Written from a European perspective, Kraftwerk is a pleasure to read.
    Jon Savage, New Statesman

About the author

Uwe Schütte

Uwe Schütte worked as an academic in the UK for over 20 years until Brexit. He is now based in Berlin and has recently published books on Krautrock, David Bowie, industrial music and the writer W.G. Sebald in both German and English.
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