Jon Bernhardt and Kris Thompson were inspired to generate the Lothars after viewing the film, Theremin: AN ELECTRIC Odyssey. The film was a documentary on the life span of Leon Theremin as well as the self-named device he created that could become essential in to the advancement of digital music. Bernhardt and Thompson shaped the group in 1996, made up of three theremins and a power electric guitar. The Lothars sound is certainly easily mentioned as digital music at its most fetal condition. Their 1988 debut record, Meet up with the Lothars, was generally made up of improvisational models on Camcorder Obscura. The ensemble for the very first recording included Bernhardt, Thompson, Ramona Herboldsheimer, and Brendan Quinn.