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Holger Czukay, Co-Founder of Can, Dead At 79

Holger Czukay, bass player of Can and pioneer of tape music techniques, has died. He was 79. Czukay left Can in 1977 and went on to work with the likes of Jah Wobble, David Sylvian, the Japanese singer Phew with Conny Plank and any others. His most recent releases were …

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We Are Robots Festival adds Daniel Miller, Moog and more

We Are Robots has added Mute records founder Daniel Miller to its lineup. The festival, which spans over four days and brings together label collaborations, live performances, interactive workshops and sound installations, aims to “deliver an insight into the next decade of musical discovery and exploration”. From the 2nd-5th November …

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Kraftwerk In Italy, 1981

Do you want to see Kraftwerk performing their ‘Pocket Calculator’ on Italian television, in Italian, from 1981? You can also hear each of them say THEIR OWN NAME. Watch out for Ralf and Karl sharing a joke at the end as the playback fades out. We don’t need to draw …

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Watch The New Numan video: ‘My Name Is Ruin’

The first song to be released from Gary Numan’s new album “Savage’ now has a suitably bleak video. Starring Numan and his daughter Persia, who also sings on the track, the video was shot in a blistering heatwave in a Californian desert. “More desert video shooting today & tomorrow,” Numan …

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EARLY HUMAN LEAGUE TV APPEARANCE

“They’re probably the most successful British group to combine German-style electronics with a fairly commercial form of melody. Many people see them as the inspiration – shall we say politely – for the recent success of Gary Numan…” Check out this early footage of The Human League playing ‘Empire State …

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Rare UK appearance for Kraftwerk collaborator Emil Schult

Artist Emil Schult, who provided the artwork for many of Kraftwerk’s famous album sleeves, is making a rare UK appearance this week as part of the Reading Fringe Festival. Sharing extracts from his new career retrospective book ‘Fluxus to Future: Works 1967 – 2017’, he will be in conversation on …

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Electronic Sound guide to Manchester International Festival

The Manchester International Festival starts today and continues through until 16 July. We’ve highlighted some of the Electronic Sound-friendly must-see events you should be getting yourselves along to.   True Faith http://mif.co.uk/mif17-events/true-faith/ Where: Manchester Art Gallery When: Fri 30 June – Sun 16 July, Daily 10am–5pm Except Thur 10am–9pm ‘True Faith’ …

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Kraftwerk Tour Readers Blog: Bristol, Colston Hall, June 17th

Image: Chris Cooper/ShotAway WE ASKED ELECTRONIC SOUND READERS WHO ARE GOING TO SEE KRAFTWERK ON THEIR UK & IRELAND TOUR TO TELL US WHAT THEY THOUGHT. VEL ILIC WENT TO SEE THEM IN BRISTOL… Finally, after decades of waiting, the day of reckoning. I’ve seen Jean-Michel Jarre, Gary Numan, The …