Kraftwerk Prepping New Studio Album for 2010

Kraftwerk Prepping New Studio Album for 2010
German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk are planning on entering the studio to record their eleventh studio album, their first since 2003's Tour de France Soundtracks.

In an interview with Billboard, co-founder and sole original member Ralf Hutter revealed that the project is "still in its embryonic stage," but that the group are currently hard at work in their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf.

"There's still time to go but in the winter it's pretty grey here, so it's a good situation to go into the studio," Hutter said.

The album will be the group's first without founding member Florian Schneider, who eight-disc box set due out November 17. The collection is being released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Kraftwerk's breakthrough hit, 1974's Autobahn.