Florian Schneider R.I.P.

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Florian Schneider R.I.P.

Post by ashleym » Wed May 06, 2020 9:33 am

I’m just hearing the great man has passed. What a legacy. Sad sad news

I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. My life would have been very different. He’s given me a life of listening to his music. Making music. Building synths. A career in audio. We even called our Mercedes florian

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Post by freakynorth » Wed May 06, 2020 10:22 am

Oh woooow. Noooooooo!
RIP in a pile of synths ❤️

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Post by nodog » Wed May 06, 2020 10:29 am

What a legend. RIP Florian.

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Post by a100user » Wed May 06, 2020 10:38 am

RIP Florian and thanks for the Music Non Stop
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Post by cebec » Wed May 06, 2020 10:41 am

RIP Florian!

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Post by khyber » Wed May 06, 2020 10:43 am

A big influence on me, RIP Florian

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Post by werock » Wed May 06, 2020 10:57 am

RIP, I was just listening to some Kraftwerk albums yesterday, marvelling at his vocoding :waah:

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Post by oberkorn » Wed May 06, 2020 11:18 am

2020 sucks enough already with Corona.
first Gabi Delgado and now Herr Schneider :waah:

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Post by darmklacht@gmail.com » Wed May 06, 2020 11:30 am

Oh dear! :(


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Post by BarneyRubble » Wed May 06, 2020 11:46 am

Laters Florian


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Post by wiperactive » Wed May 06, 2020 12:46 pm

The ecstatic melodic tones of Tongebirge, seemingly unbidden, entered my mind just this afternoon... and now, in the presence of this news... I'm heartbroken.

Kraftwerk, in which his spirit lives on, has greatly enhanced this life and many others for sure. A fine 'living' legacy.

RIP Florian

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Post by Peake » Wed May 06, 2020 1:33 pm

This is not the place I'd imagined it to be.

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Post by crawling wind » Wed May 06, 2020 1:40 pm

Now I’m really sorry I passed up a chance to see Kraftwerk. RIP Florian.

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Post by gegeartist » Wed May 06, 2020 1:56 pm

RIP Florian Schneider 😢

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Post by Liddlepud » Wed May 06, 2020 3:12 pm

I was in the garage with my 8 year old son when the news came over the radio. They played the full 23 minutes of Autobahn so we had a little dance and I started to cry. RIP

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Post by 3hands » Wed May 06, 2020 3:42 pm

Fuck seriously? Oh man, I’m in absolute shock about this. Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse.

RIP Florian. You will be greatly missed.

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Post by luketeaford » Wed May 06, 2020 4:47 pm

I bought Trans-Europe Express without ever hearing it based on its reputation and I still remember the first listen-- got into all the other Kraftwerk albums right around then. I think it's fair to say one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

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Post by Happiness Forever » Wed May 06, 2020 7:26 pm


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Post by numan7 » Wed May 06, 2020 7:34 pm

:mygod: RIP Herr Florian (and off to the space lab you go)... :ufo:


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Post by dubnspace » Wed May 06, 2020 9:10 pm

Goodbye Florian.

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Post by tim gueguen » Thu May 07, 2020 1:18 am

In case anyone hasn't read one of the obits the cause of death was cancer.

I never knowingly heard Kraftwerk until sometime in the '90s. I say knowingly because I got a surprise when I first listened to The Man Machine. It turned out what was then CBC Saskatoon had used looped bits of "Spacelab" and "The Man Machine" as technical difficulties and just before sign on, music in the early '80s. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find examples of that on YouTube.

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Post by RustedMechanism » Thu May 07, 2020 8:53 am

A small picture:

I can remember my dad playing Computer World on our stereo at home, I was 5 or 6 at the time.
I got such a kick out of Pocket Calculator, still do. Numbers sounded so hard. Computer Love was like a daytime lullaby.
My mom from another room, "You can't beat a good synthesizer!"
Never heard anything like it, and I loved it.

Grateful for my parents taste in music, grateful for Kraftwerk.
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