Terrible news. Florian Schneider has officially left Kraftwerk. This leaves Ralf Hütter as the only remaining founding member, of, well, the two of them, Ralf and Florian. Can a band really go on when the two founding members have played together for 40 years and one of them leaves? I am doubtful. Then again, when was the last time Kraftwerk actually released a record of new material? 2003’s Tour De France Soundtracks? Whichever way you look at it, this is a dark day for fans of robot music.