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Manuel Marino Music Composer

Have you ever been walking down the street when a car drives by and you hear a cool beat that makes you want to start grooving down the sidewalk? More than likely, it was an awesomely mixed electronic dance music jam you heard, also known as techno.

As is often the case with the origins of music genres, the history of techno depends on who you’re talking to and which region you explore. The beginning story of techno differs whether you’re discussing techno in Europe or the United States. However, what is generally accepted as the story of techno’s emergence is that in the 1980s The Synthpop Era - I'm not one to dwell on the past, but I must admit that music from the synthpop era of the 1980s and surrounding years holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps I'm biased, but I can't help but feel that modern music has lost a lot of its originality and creativity. Gone are the… , three Detroit artists, known as the “Belleville Three,” combined the repetitive electro sounds of Kraftwerk with the rhythms of funk.

And here lies one key element to the fantastic booty-shaking sounds we hear today: Kraftwerk. Kraftwerk is an electro music band from Germany that started creating beats in the 1970s. The group was initially formed by classically trained musicians Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, who became intrigued by the technological capabilities of machines. Since Kraftwerk’s inception, there have been several additions and departures from the band. Their international breakthrough album New Album - Lost Island - I'm excited to announce the release of my latest Trance music album, "Lost Island". It's now available on various digital outlets worldwide, so you can easily find it by doing a quick search on any search engine! But if you're short on time and don't want to go through the hassle of searching, browsing, and… , Autobahn, marked the beginning of significant movements within various genres across the board. Not only has their music influenced techno music, but it has also inspired rock n’ roll, pop music, and the hip-hop community.

Kraftwerk’s early albums were described more as free-form experimental rock, but as their music progressed, they began using technology, including synthesizers, drum machines, vocoders, and custom-made instruments.

While many describe the early sound of Kraftwerk as more noise without much rhythm, Autobahn is considered the turning point where they began to incorporate rhythm, pop hooks, and disciplined structure. Though lyrics are kept to a minimum in their music, when lyrics are included, they are usually about technology and urban life An Artist Portrait (Part Two) - This is the Part Two (and final part) of the true life story as artist written by Frank V. Cahoj for our Weblog. (Part One) An Artist Portrait (Part Two) I give an unbelievable amount of credence to these two early periods in my life: one of everlasting creation, one of analysis and disillusionment. The… . Perhaps this is part of the reason why they’ve had a strong influence in the hip-hop and techno community.

Kraftwerk’s music continues to be highly influential after more than 20 years. The electronic band’s last performance to date was in September 2009, at a festival on the Isle of Wight (an English island) called Bestival. It is rumored that a box set of Kraftwerk’s first three experimental albums, which were not as well-regarded as their Autobahn album, is in the works, along with a new studio album.

If you haven’t feasted your ears upon the unique sounds and rhythms of Kraftwerk’s music, I highly recommend you do so. Although Kraftwerk’s music isn’t for everyone, if you’re into the electronic music Trance Music - Free Flowing Electronica - Have you ever found yourself dancing in a club, utterly absorbed in the melody, feeling as if the trance music is flowing through you and guiding your body's movements? This is an experience I've had numerous times during carefree nights at local techno clubs I've often wondered which type of techno generates this unforgettable sensation… scene, it can be beneficial to know the origins and understand where much of the music you love Artists Psychology - Here's an interesting exclusive article Roland d’Humières, 56 years old psycho-analyst from Aix en Provence (France) has written for our Weblog. I think it to be a very interesting writing about the artists psychology, or maybe "arts psychology", what's behind an artists mind. Artists Psychology Whatever is his/her Art, painting, music, dance, writing, or any… today got its influence from. Before Kraftwerk, no band had ever quite experimented with technology and music in a similar way.

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