Just listen some videos and you`ll see!!
Kraftwerk were formed in 1970 by Florian Schneider (flutes, synthesisers, electro-violin) and Ralf Hütter (electronic organ, synthesisers).
Florian Schneider, one of the two original co-founders of the pioneering German electronic group Kraftwerk left on 21 November 2008. Commenting shortly after Schneider left the band, the Independent newspaper had this to say about Schneider's departure:
"There is something brilliantly Kraftwerkian about the news that Florian Schneider, a founder member of the German electronic pioneers, is leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Many successful bands break up after just a few years. It has apparently taken Schneider and his musical partner, Ralf Hütter, four decades to discover musical differences."
Ralf Hütter had also quit the band himself for a period of some months between the release of the Kraftwerk and Kraftwerk 2 albums (c.1970–1971) to finish his degree in architecture
The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation.
All of Kraftwerk's albums from Trans-Europe Express onward have been recorded in separate versions: one with German vocals for sale in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and one with English vocals for the rest of the world, with occasional variations in other languages when conceptually appropriate
doesn`t this sound like Planet Rock (Afrika Bambaataa)
doesn`t this sound like Talk (Coldplay)????
and my favourite: just listen to that synt, both - bass and main:
1 - Kraftwerk - 1970
2 - Kraftwerk 2 - 1972
3 - Ralf und Florian - 1973
4 - Autobahn - 1974
5 - Radio-Activity - 1975
6 - Trans-Europe Express - 1977
7 - The Man-Machine - 1978
8 - Computer World - 1981
9 - Tour de France (single) - 1983
10 -Electric Cafe- 1986
11 -The Mix - 1991
12 -Tour de France Soundtracks - 2003
13 -Minimum-Maximum - 2005
but check this out:
*tour de france* DMC remix
if you consider that this music was made some 30 - 40 years ago with completly new instruments (instead that boooring electric guitars), you will understand was this tunes are timeless