Kraftwerk to start work on new album, says Ralf Hütter

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After impressing UK audiences with their recent 3D concerts at the Tate Modern in London, Kraftwerk have revealed they are about to start work on a new album – their first in a decade.

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In an interview with The Guardian, Ralf Hütter, co-founder and the only remaining original member, confirmed that fans could expect new material from the influential German band.

“Now this is done, one to eight,” he said. “Now we can concentrate on number nine.”

When asked if the album was on its way, Rutter replied:

“Oh yes. Of course. It’s music non stop!”

The electronica pioneers have just completed another residency at Sydney Opera House in Australia, where they performed their first eight albums in eight shows to mark the release of The Catalogue box-set.

They also have two UK festival appearances lined up over the summer, with 3D shows confirmed at T in the Park at Kinross (12 July) and Latitude in Suffolk (18 – 21 July).

Hütter said technology has given Kraftwerk the freedom to take their music to new audiences around the world:

“Nowadays basically Kraftwerk is a space lab: we can land anywhere as long as we have the projectors and the screens.”

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