I think we heard synthesizer sounds in the mid-60s, around that time. And through our cultural situation, radio from Cologne and electronic music– well, probably mid- to late-60s, as students. We didn’t know exactly which instruments were used, and then I think synthesizers came around at that time. I bought mine, I have to think…maybe 71, 72, around that time. [Synthesizers were] used for film music, and then we discovered that might be interesting for me. But I also worked the human voice and speech and language and poetry. It’s kind of a concept of making my fingers sing.
Ralf Hutter [Kraftwerk]