One of the most influential music outfits of the 20th century have announced a new album release. The Guardian sat down with Kraftwerk‘s Ralf Hütter to talk about the band’s stage setup, which was seen on the German collective’s recent world tour, their extensive discography and more. During the conversation Hütter confirmed that they have a new album in the works.
“Now this is done, one to eight,” he said. “Now we can concentrate on number nine.”
However, Hütter did not reveal the approximate arrival time of their upcoming opus, and stated in terms of the production process timeline:
“It’s music non stop!”
This marks Kraftwerk’s follow-up to 2003’s Tour de France Soundtracks. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to make electronic music popular and are considered pioneers. Kraftwerk also became the unlikely godfather of hip-hop, inspiring pioneers such as Afrika Bambaataa.