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Old 6th May 2020
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Florian Schneider RIP

Being reported that he has passed away
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Hope Its wrong.and i can delete this thread
Old 6th May 2020
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i can only find one link. hope it's not true though
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R.I.P. and thanks for all the great music
Old 6th May 2020
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ok, seems he died a few days ago, cancer. news is only breaking now.
Old 6th May 2020
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OMG those are terrible news. Kraftwerk were my synth heros.
R.I.P. my good friend.
Old 6th May 2020
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Old 6th May 2020
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Seemingly true, with many reports.

One of my many huge mistakes in life

Not going to see this tour, when my more hippy inclined and first muso in out group, went and had invited me..

https://youtu.be/3AmMnFk3imI
Old 6th May 2020
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That’s really sad news - saw the ‘best’ line up in the 1981 & 1991 tours. Was in the front row 1981 (Southampton Gaumont) & got to press the speak & spell as Florian held it out to the crowd to play. Great memories & very influential on me. RIP & thanks for all the great music.
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https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...o-founder-dies

Very sad news. There's a wonderful 3 hour long documentary about Kraftwerk that the BBC did a few years ago.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289806/
Old 6th May 2020
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WTF!
Old 6th May 2020
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Just saw it on BBC news and came straight here. Kraftwerk are hugely influential for all of us here i’m sure, even if indirectly.

Sad day.

RIP
Old 6th May 2020
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A giant.

RIP
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RIP.....I never listened to a lot of Kraftwerk and yet they are still an influence which I think speaks volumes to how pioneering their work was.
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A giant of electronic music indeed.

Strange though i was playing Kraftwerk's Computerwelt album last night, then i hear the news today.

RIP Florian, may those neon lights shimmer on...
Old 6th May 2020
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RIP. Sad day.
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R.I.P

Legend
Old 6th May 2020
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R.I.P.
One of the most influential people ever to exist in modern music, thoughts go out to his family.
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Can we just revert reality v2020 back to an earlier version? Like v2012 or earlier? The current version of reality is exhibiting poor performance, memory leaks, frequent kernel panics, incompatibility with numerous applications, and a generally poor user experience.

R.I.P. Florian. Thanks for inventing... well, basically everything.
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Old 6th May 2020
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Very sad news. RIP Florian.
Old 6th May 2020
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Originally Posted by DGL View Post
R.I.P.
One of the most influential people ever to exist in modern music, thoughts go out to his family.
Really can't think of anyone (along with Rolf) that contributed more to what we think of as modern electronic music.
Old 6th May 2020
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Originally Posted by Sir Ruff View Post
Really can't think of anyone (along with Rolf) that contributed more to what we think of as modern electronic music.
I would add Karl Bartos in there, he gave Kraftwerk some wonderful melodies from the man machine onwards. But yeah Kraftwerk pumped out those discernable rhythms we would now classify as Techno. Kraftwerk and George Clinton in an elevator - a wonderful combination!
Old 6th May 2020
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goodbye Florian, you forever changed the face of music.
Old 6th May 2020
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I used to borrow my dad's pocket calculator and could play most of the Computer World album on it! Kraftwerk are a huge influence on me, and while I regret never having seen them live, their music has been the vital soundtrack to so many moment. When we moved to Berlin from the UK, Autobahn got hours of play once we, well, hit the Autobahn. I've been listening to loads of Kraftwerk in the last year again, just because. And for all their robotic notions, I love the fact they were huge Beach Boys fans. Ride well, Herr Schneider...
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Sad news
Thanks for all the great music
Computerliebe being my favourite kraftwerk song
Old 6th May 2020
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Legendary figure. RIP Florian.
Old 6th May 2020
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Oh, that's really sad.

I listened as a young kid very often to the very first (just released) Kraftwerk album (Ruckzuck, Stratovarius). Was a sort of a strange kid. It was very influential for me.
Do you remember this album, very experimental, not like the more commercial later stuff.
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Old 6th May 2020
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What a bad week. Dave Greenfield of the Stranglers, and now Florian Schneider. :(
Old 6th May 2020
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Legend. Influence runs deep and wide and will never be forgotten.

RIP Florian.
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Can't believe it.
Much love Florian, sleep well.
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