With news of the death of visionary musician and composer Florian Schneider, Wales Arts Review brings you a 50 track playlist exploring just some of the influence the co-founder of Kraftwerk had on so much music to come out of the 1970s and since; from prog-rock to New Wave, New Romantics to indie, to electronica, experimental music, dance, contemporary classical, to mainstream pop, Schnieder’s reach cannot be underestimated. Without doubt, his music with Kraftwerk and beyond, changed the world.
To find out more about the legendary work of Florian Schneider and Kraftwerk visit their official website.
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Wales Arts Review has brought together its editors and contributors to compile a list of the 100 greatest Welsh albums of all time.
Wales, throughout its history, has always been a land of song. Welsh tradition places a high value on music, and it is a major part of Wales’ national culture. As far back as the twelfth century, there is historical record of distinct, unique music coming from Wales and that continues to this day.
Over the past few decades, major music publications have compiled lists of what their editors and contributors feel to be the greatest albums and songs of all time, but Wales Arts Review’s editors and contributors strived to create a list that celebrates Welsh musical output.