Bands/Musicians German Experimental Music Bands List

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List of German experimental music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as experimental music solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The experimental music bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German experimental music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different bands, including Nico and Kraftwerk.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular experimental music bands from Germany?" and "Which experimental music bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Nico is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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Atari Teenage Riot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Synthpunk, Electronic music, Noise music

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Cluster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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Digitalism is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Dance-punk, Electronic music, Indietronica

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Neu! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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Scooter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Euro-trance, Rock music, Rave music

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Modeselektor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electronic music, Breakbeat, Experimental music

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Hans-Joachim Roedelius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Synthpop, German rock

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Klaus Nomi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Disco

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The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Chicks on Speed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Synthpop, Musique concrète, Rock music

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Von Thronstahl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electronic music, Post-industrial music, Industrial rock

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Orplid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Post-industrial music, Neofolk, Experimental music

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Uwe Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electronic music, Latin pop, Glitch

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Sascha Konietzko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Mouse on Mars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electronic music, Experimental music, Intelligent dance music

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Clara Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

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Mike Mareen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electronic music, Experimental music

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Just Music is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Experimental music, Free improvisation

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Mani Neumeier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Experimental music, Free jazz

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Moebius & Plank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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Vargotah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Traditional music, Industrial metal, Folk music

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Kluster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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Sprung aus den Wolken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Industrial music, Minimalism, Experimental music

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Eruption is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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Bohren & der Club of Gore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Downtempo, Indie, Experimental music

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Suspicion Breeds Confidence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
Electronic music, Industrial music, Glitch

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P53 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list German Experimental Music Bands List
P53 Experimental music, Free improvisation