Essential Kraftwerk – machinemusik

Kraftwerk are widely considered as one of the great pioneers of electronic music, laying the groundwork (groundwerk?) for the electronica that we know and love today. In this post we’ll be exploring some of Kraftwerk’s key repertoire to understand why they are so important to electronic music. The Beginnings of Kraftwerk Kraftwerk was formed by …

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What is Electronica?

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music uses the term electronica as one half of the world of electronic music. In their overarching introduction, there is electro-acoustic music, an academic world of electronic music, and then there is electronica, essentially popular electronic music. In the Cambridge Companion, the authors are keen to bridge the gap between …

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