A thrilling return to the Techno-Pop sound that he helped to define with electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk between 1974’s ‘Autobahn’ and 1986’s ‘Electric Café’ An all new electronic album, ‘Magazine 1’, that has been crafted by Wolfgang Flür alongside some of the most famous names of synth-pop and electronic dance, past and present. Featuring Midge Ure (Ultravox), Peter Hook (New Order) and Claudia Brücken (Propaganda), alongside the legendary Techno DJ’s Juan Atkins and Carl Cox and Electro-Pop titans U96, plus appearances by celebrated alternative electronic artists and composers Ram n Amezcua (AKA Bostich), MAPS and Anushka, adding just a frisson of deft contemporary nuance to the proceedings.
Wolfgang Flür is the only surviving member of that classic Kraftwerk line-up who is currently making and releasing new music. No-one currently making Techno-pop records has Wolfgang Flür’s career longevity and revered stature and, perhaps, no-one has ever made electronic records with such a warm and radical lyrical humanism. Songs that musically draw on a readily identifiable retro-electro palate, but which lyrically speak to us of our times, of our shared ‘here and now’ with a campaigning humanism that reflects on the challenges, disorientations and uncertainties of this unprecedented time of change.