Electronic / Karl Bartos

These songs sound similar.

Electronic’s Imitation of Life

Karl Bartos’s Musica Ex Machina

Bartos worked on Electronic’s Raise The Pressure, during which Imitation of Life was recorded.

What I think happened is that either Bartos had the riff of Musica Ex Machina composed during that time and composed a new track based off of the phrase, or when he was collaborating with Electronic he shared some tracks he just had sitting on a hard drive.