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Alternative History Series 2: Imagine a World Without... Kraftwerk

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Eclipse96, Jul 2, 2017.


  1. Eclipse96

    Eclipse96

    May 26, 2017
    Northfield, MN
    It's back!

    This time, the topic is Kraftwerk, the legendary and pioneering German techno group. They were among the first groups to really develop and popularize the use of synthesizers in popular music, and thus laid the foundation for a vast selection of modern genres, including hip-hop, techno, house, and any kind of electronic rock. As a result, they are considered to be one of the most influential artists of the past century.

    So, what would the world be like if the group had never formed?

    Here are your scenarios:

    1. As stated in the title, Kraftwerk simply never forms.
    2. In addition to Kraftwerk never forming, electronic music doesn't take off in the early 80s.

    Discuss!
     
  2. no Nine Inch Nails
    no Rob Zombie solo (Hellbilly Deluxe)
    no Ministry
    no Front242
    no KMFDM
     
  3. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    1) Another band comes around at some point and does something similar enough to start the same gears.
    2) Things ended up taking another 3 - 5 years, but went down a similar path anyway
     
  4. Grumry

    Grumry

    Jul 6, 2016
    Nashville
    They sky would have probably turned purple or something.
     
  5. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Modern electronic music would probably sound closer to Tangerine Dream.

    Which would be an entirely good thing, no grief in that one for me.
     

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