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Rudi Esch - Electri-City: The Düsseldorf School Of Electronic Music book review

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English translation of definitive oral history of city of Kraftwerk, Neu!, D.A.F.

A small town with not an apparent rock’n’roll brick in its architecture, and once primarily renowned for its galleries and advertising agencies, Düsseldorf has exercised an incalculable, literally electrifying influence on the rock landscape. This is primarily thanks to Kraftwerk but also the motorik innovations of Neu!, the Eno-esque ambience of Cluster and the more punk-driven Teutonic shapes cast by groups like D.A.F. and Der Plan.

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