Kraftwerk Florian Schneider: the Enigma Whose Codes Broke Open Pop Music

The Kraftwerk co-founder remained a mystery even after death, but there is no doubting the impact he made with his group’s sublime, visionary music – Alexis Petridis via the

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (L-R) Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, and Stefan Pfaffe of the band Kraftwerk perform during the Kraftwerk - Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, Autobahn (1974) at The Museum of Modern Art on April 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Kraftwerk will bring their visually stunning, unparalleled 3-D Concerts back to North America this September with nine more performances. April 2016 Rolling Stone
Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
1977’s Trans-Europe Express
Kraftwerk circa 1975
Florian Schneider second from right
Photograph: Kraftwerk/Getty Images

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