Legendary electronica band Kraftwerk have announced a new record. In an interview with The New York Times, founding member Ralf Hütter revealed that the band is currently working on a new record and that it would emerge “soon.” Hütter also commented how the band is still showing the same work ethic hinting as in 1970 referring music's everlasting energy.
“We didn’t fall asleep. The 168-hour week is still going on since the beginning, since 1970. Music is never finished. It starts again tomorrow. The record is just a record, but for us it’s nearly boring. We like better the programs that we can operate with. So we are operating, we are upgrading, we are updating continuously. There’s continuous reprogramming going on, and composition and new concepts are also coming”.
The quartet's last studio album was 2003′s Tour De France Soundtracks, which also marked their first new material in 17 years. The new record is also the first since the departure of lynchpin Florian Schneider in 2008.