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RIP Florian Schneider: A Kraftwerk Baker's Dozen Special
The Quietus , May 7th, 2020 08:57

Following sad news that Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider has died, we present a specially compiled Baker's Dozen of artists including Michael Rother, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Marie Davidson and Mark Lanegan on their favourite music by the kosmische musik masters

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Mark Lanegan on Radio-Activity

I love all of Kraftwerk’s records but this one, for some reason, is the one I always go back to. There was a period of time when I would listen to it every night with the lights off and looking out of the window – usually of a hotel – at the lights of a city and that’s still the best way to hear it. It takes me to another place and I can’t really explain why I love that record.

It’s a record from a different world – that’s the way it sounds to me. My dad gave me a used copy of Autobahn – he was a schoolteacher and came across a box of used records that he found in the attic of his school – and that was my first exposure that kind of music. It’s really different.


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