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A thread for discussing your favorite electronic music. I recognize that it's a very, very broad label but if it can be plausibly be placed in the wide stream flowing from Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, etc then it's fair game.

Lately I've been listening to a lot of this beautiful, melancholic album by Klaus Schulze:

 

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0dYPYAMxviw

Vanilla - Summer

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Christopher Franke's scores for Babylon 5 were universally excellent.
 

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I enjoy ÉquinoxeJean-Michel Jarre.
 

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I'm a big fan of Steve Roach though I've only listened to about 6 or 7 albums of his very prolific output. His work runs the range from Berlin-style sequencer-driven stuff to new-agey "tribal" to spacey ambient. Everything I've heard is excellent though.

Recently I've listened a lot to these two.

This is a great ambient double-album, beautiful to listen to or put in the background while working/ sleeping:



This is a bit more in the vein Klaus Schulze's sequencer stuff. I had a great time listening to it while walking in the woods:

 

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He pops up when I set Pandora to "drone" which is really ambient but w/e. Good stuff.
 

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Yeah I'm not sure what the difference is between "drone" and "ambient."
 

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I bitterly resent the replacement of classical music and elevator music in hotels by house/deep chill/ambient music.  I want to hear a string quartet, to evoke a sense of luxury, rather than the sort of music which sounds vaguely like what you might hear at a fashion show.  I love the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas and the Westin in Seattle, but this musical degeneration affected those two properties with particular severity.
 

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Ambient music generally lacks beats or structured melodies so you will not be hearing it at your average fashion show nor in any Trump hotels any time soon.
 

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I know a bit about Mozart or Bach.
 

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Iconodule said:
Ambient music generally lacks beats or structured melodies so you will not be hearing it at your average fashion show nor in any Trump hotels any time soon.
I do apologize, I was confusing it with “deep chill” music.
 

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At the local movie theater, before Conan the Barbarian started, they played the original trailer for The Warriors. My friend told me that the music in the trailer came from Tangerine Dream's Sorcerer soundtrack, so I got a copy of that.



It's from the same general era of Phaedra and Rubycon and has a similar sound, though the songs are much shorter, so it's interesting to hear them do a variety of shorter pieces. Great stuff.
 

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When it comes to electronic music, I only like synthwave/retrowave. I really love retro futurism, cyberpunk.
Try these songs, Trevor Something - Enjoy The Silence( it is a cover, a good one), STARFORCE - Age of Nano, Turbo Knight - Rasengan, Dynatron - Rise To The Stars.
And the album DANCE WITH THE DEAD - Loved to Death.
 

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Alin said:
When it comes to electronic music, I only like synthwave/retrowave. I really love retro futurism, cyberpunk.
I love a lot of the new synthwave stuff, but if you like it, surely you would also like the stuff that inspires them, e.g. Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack, John Carpenter, Depeche Mode, etc.
 
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