Kraftwerk are a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider’s departure in 2008. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly with a Western classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group’s easy lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to popularise electronic music and are considered pioneers of this style. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kraftwerk’s distinctive sound was revolutionary, the band has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern music. According to The Observer “no other band since The Beatles has given so much to pop culture” and a wide range of artists have been influenced by their music and imagery. In January 2014, the Grammy Academy honored Kraftwerk with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Kraftwerk. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Kraftwerk albums and most notable recordings.