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> At the time I met Kraftwerk I was no longer satisfied with adapting other musicians' ideas.
I wanted to develop my own individual vision of music - to start completely anew.
To try to forget — that's of course impossible — to overcome all of the unnecessary, clichéd stuff I'd learned from others and go back to the basics of music.
That was one rhythm and one note and one idea, to try to find expression in clear structures and with simple materials.
That included not using three or seven or 20 harmonies in one song, but staying on one level.
Michael Rother [NEU! | Harmonia]