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> Many avantgarde musicians and artists had for a long time strived to incorporate the sounds and images of industry into art.
Dadaists and Futurists of the 20's and 30's had emphasized the inclusion of everyday sounds and images in their art in an attempt to move outside the gallery establishment.

[...] However, the more they tried, the more elite and 'arty' it seemed to become.
Trans-Europa Express had found a disciplined and streamlined way of incorporating the sounds of everyday industry and transport into structures which were essentially pop songs.

Just as Warhol had encapsulated the pop art movement with a few simple images, so Kraftwerk had captured the essence of electronic pop with their economy of synthesized sound.<

Pascal Bussy