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E-music Links Page
Last Updated 10/17/01

Primary Links

Tangerine Dream (the Rolling Stones of electronic music)
The Nightcrawlers (a great Tangerine Dream-type band from Philadelphia)
Robert Carty (the heir apparent of Brian Eno and Jonn Serrie)
Giorgio Moroder (the Godfather of Eurodisco and Hi-NRG)
The Rockets (little-known French space rock band that had only one American release)
KLEM Electronic Music Megalinks (enough links to e-musicians to choke a horse)
Matt Howarth Cartoon Reviews of E-music Albums (including 9 Tangerine Dream Reviews!)
Peter Gulch and Edgar Froese: Brothers Separated at Birth? (an attempt at humor)

Secondary Links

Aeoliah | A Produce (site 1) | A Produce (site 2) | Bruce BecVar | Ian Boddy
Ron Boots | Wendy Carlos | Suzanne Ciani | Deuter | Klaus Dinger & NEU!
Brian Eno | Robert Fox | Gandalf | Jeff Greinke | Iasos (site 1) | Iasos (site 2)
John Kerr | Patrick Kosmos | Neuronium | David Parsons | Andy Pickford
Giles Reaves | Lambert Ringlage | Hans-Joachim Roedelius | Jonn Serrie
Michael Stearns | David Wright

Tertiary Links: New Age Harp Music (!?!)

Erik Berglund | Lisa Lynne (site 1) | Lisa Lynne (site 2)
Lisa Lynne Franco | Lisa Franco | Andreas Vollenweider

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What is E-music, you ask? The term is an attempt to differentiate instrumental electronic music derived from the Berlin School-style of German electronics from that of the Dusseldorf and Munich schools -- all of which refer to types of music extant from about 1970 to 1984 -- but also to encompass the space music of musicians like Brian Eno, Jeff Greinke, Patrick O'Hearn, Steve Roach, and Jon Serrie, many of which were on New Age record labels, which confused the issue of what the difference was between space music, New Age music and -- later -- Ambient Music. A short examination of the musicians' links above will demonstrate what I mean by confusion.

Examples of the difference between the Berlin and Dusseldorf and Munich schools of electronic music are made by the following groupings:

Berlin School
  • Agitation Free
  • Ash Ra (Tempel) [and the band's guitarist, Manuel Gottsching]
  • Klaus Schulze
  • Tangerine Dream

    Dusseldorf School
  • Kraftwerk

    Munich School
  • Giorgio (Moroder) [producer for Donna Summer, 1975-1981]
  • Jurgen Korduletsch [producer for Claudja Barry]
  • Bony M

    I grew up listening to Kraftwerk and Moroder (I'm 40 years old), and only really got into Tangerine Dream in a big way later, but after 1981's Computerworld, Kraftwerk lost it, and after around 1986, Moroder lost it -- whereas Tangerine Dream kept on being good straight on into the present (meaning 1998).

    At much the same time, I was a big Eno fan, so I also listened to Cluster and recordings by Cluster member Hans-Joachim Roedelius.

    What is rather interesting is the crossover of band members from many of the key German electronic bands. For example . . . As for techno, all I can say is been there, done that. I dislike most of what I've heard. I find drum 'n' bass boring at best, but like some of the so-called IDM (Intelligent Dance Music; a more arrogant term for a form of music I have never heard). Apart from Lifeforms by FSOL (the Future Sound of London), I haven't liked too much of what passes for Ambient Trance music, either. To this old-school electronic music fan, ambient music is not supposed to have overt percussion.

    This is my web site, and if you disagree with my take on electronic music, it's no big deal; I'm sure that there are two hundred 13-to-28-year-olds who like mainstream techno (now, there's an oxymoron!) for every one person like myself who's into the 1970s E-music. There are piles of web sites devoted to techno. If that's what you want, I won't stop you. I've been into electronic music since 1977 -- when it was not all that popular -- and will continue to be into electronic music way past when the current craze for techno and electronica (just what in the hell does that term really mean, anyways?) dies an inevitable death.

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