Among the founders of synth pop, Der Program were mainstays from the music underground of Germany within the 1980s. Performing almost solely in German, they motivated a many like-minded groups within the Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Influx) scene. Motivated by the artificial beats of Kraftwerk as well as the quirky varieties of the Citizens, Der Program created a distinctive blend of consumer electronics, pop music, and surrealism. Kurt “Pyrolator” Dahlke still left D.A.F. after their first LP and produced Der Program with Frank Fenstermacher and Moritz “RRR” Reichelt. Even though many German underground serves had been playing derivative Sex Pistols-inspired punk, Der Program aligned themselves with predecessors such as for example Kraftwerk to spotlight the usage of consumer electronics in pop music. In 1980, they released Geri Reig, a solid debut with an off-kilter pop sensibility and innovative usage of consumer electronics. Though never getting much chart achievement, Der Program developed a solid cult following. Nevertheless, they did have the ability to split the German Best 40 making use of their 1980 one Da Vorne Steht Ne Ampel. Der Program continued to develop artistically by incorporating innovative rhythms to their songs making use of their second full-length Normalette Shock. Der Program continued to execute and discharge music through the entire 1980s and early ’90s, though hardly ever equaling the effectiveness of their early materials. Their record label, Ata Tak, released a few of the most innovative digital music appearing out of Germany through the 1980s and ’90s. These were responsible for produces by artists such as for example D.A.F., Andreas Dorau, Holger Hiller, Oval, and Wirtschaftswunder. Der Program known as it quits in 1992, but Frank Fenstermacher and Kurt Dahlke produced A PARTICULAR Frank, launching a full-length on Ata Tak in 1996.