OK, I see the forum is finally stable again so I'll pick this back up.
Wex is gonna LOVE this one!
"I'm Not A Robot"
When Wex was accusing me of using a Kraftwerk Rhythmic Structure for Newcleus I dismissed it right out of hand. Though I was quite impressed and inspired by Kraftwerk's sounds I was rarely impressed by their music... I mostly found them to be boring. However, when Wex said that, I remembered that I did out and out steal the Hi-Hat rhythm for "I'm Not A Robot" from Kraftwerk, though I didn't remember what track. I thought that it might have been TEE but a quick listen ruled that out immediately.
Then I remembered. Though I loved "Numbers", it was basically just a beat. The SONG that impressed me most on that album was "Home Computer". That song has probably the only Kraftwerk bass line that could ever be considered halfway "funky". It came flooding back to me that not only did I cop the hi-hat pattern, I bit the whole damm song! I made the beat of "I'm Not A Robot" empty spaced and staccato like a KW beat and the bass line is an obvious bite of "Home Computer" restructured into 2 bars. I used a KW like spooky string line. Even more wild to me is the fact that I didn't use any chords. I used chords in all of my songs, it's obvious that I didn't for "Robot" in order to get more of the Kraftwerk feel. No solo either, every one of the other non-rap (and even some of the rap) Newcleus songs had them. The vocal style (also used in "Computer Age") was borrowed from Kraftwerk. Even the 1 bar 808 breaks were bitten from "Home Computer"
So Wex, you're absolutely right, at least for that one song I used a Kraftwerk Rhythmic Structure.