When Kraftwerk, the German godfathers of electronic music, started playing together they wanted to make music that was clearly reflective of Germany, the way the Beach Boys music was a mirror of life in California. In the '70s, when it was unpopular to strictly use synthetic instruments, the band used electronics to create noises that sounded like robotic feedback. By doing this, Krafwerk pioneered a sound that evolved into what is now commonly accepted as mainstream electronic music.
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