About the song:
Mekanischen Tanz combines repetitive rhythms with simple melodies following a Western Classical style of harmony. The instrumentation is minimalistic and strictly electronic. All lyrics are sung through vocoders and/or generated by speech synthesis.
Main sources of inspiration:
- Vilmos Huszar's Simultaneistic-mechanical dance performed at Dada-soirée, 19 January 1923 (more on Vilmos Huszar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilmos_Husz%C3%A1r and on the Dada tour in 1923: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada-tournee).
- A certain German group, formerly based in Düsseldorf, which you will have to guess yourself.