Ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür has worked with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Juan Atkins and New Order's Peter Hook for his new album.
The collaborative news was teased last year in Blitzed magazine and revealed in an interview with Blick earlier this month. According to Flür, he also worked with Eurodance project U96 on the 'Time' LP, which is due for release in September.
"My album 'Time' will be released in September," he said. "Great people are involved: Peter Hook from New Order, Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk, U96 from Hamburg – and Juan Atkins from Detroit. I will present dance versions of the songs in Zurich."
Flür became a member of Kraftwerk in 1973 – three years after their formation – and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 with fellow members Florian Schneider, Ralf Hütter and Karl Bartos.
In 2015, Wolfgang Flür released his debut solo LP under his name, titled 'Eloquence.' The follow-up, 'Magazine 1,' arrived in 2022, and also featured Atkins and Hook, as well as Carl Cox.
Last week, Kraftwerk announced a career-spanning, nine-date residency in Los Angeles this summer, taking over Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown. Earlier this week, New Order unveiled a second annual ‘Blue Monday’ t-shirt in support of mental health charity, CALM.
Meanwhile, Bangalter has been busy building up his solo repertoire following Daft Punk's split in 2021. In 2023 he released his orchestral ballet score for the Angelin Preljocaj film 'Mythologies' and is set to release his soundtrack to the new Salvador Dali film DAAAAAALÍ on 7th February.
Last August, Bangalter confirmed fan speculation that the seminal Daft Punk records ‘Homework’ and ‘Discovery’ were recorded in his bedroom.