Cologne and Düsseldorf are hives of musical
activity. A loose community of musicians, label owners, club
runners and sonic theorists is building on the legacies of Can,
Kraftwerk and DAF, creating the electronic soundtrack for a united
Europe. Rob Young meets the stars of selten gehörte Musik: Mouse On
Mars, Mike Ink, Dr Walker, A-Musik, Pluramon and more. This article
originally appeared in The Wire 159 (May 1997).