Electronica EXCELLENTE !!! ( Earlier )

A Listmania! list by Richard S. Warner "Saraswati-Son" (Toronto, Canada)
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Autobahn
1.  Autobahn by Kraftwerk
The list author says:
  "Launched the "man-machines" on their long and influential career.  Retains, still, a wonderful touch of German Romanticism. German lyrics were a play on the Beach Boys!"
CDN$ 38.84   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Irrlicht
2.  Irrlicht by Schulze*Klaus
The list author says:
  "... or "Earthlight" ( probably from Arthur C. Clarke.) Schulze's debut. Drones, semi-tones and atmospherics, without a single synthesizer!  Powerful."
CDN$ 79.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 52.89

In Den Garten Pharaos
3.  In Den Garten Pharaos by Popol Vuh
The list author says:
  "Mystical, removed, the Romantic side of the German electronische movement.  Florian Fricke was one of the first Germans to own one of the original giant Moog synthesizers."
CDN$ 13.23   Used & New from: CDN$ 13.01

Cluster And Eno
4.  Cluster And Eno by Brian Cluster/Eno
The list author says:
  "A beautiful marriage of sensibilities.  Eno was deeply inspired by and respected the German movement.  This led to the groundbreaking work he did with Bowie on "Low" and "Heroes"."
CDN$ 24.19   Used & New from: CDN$ 19.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Zeit
5.  Zeit by Tangerine Dream
The list author says:
  "Pre-sequencer classic fashioned with cellos and unbelievably UN-sophisticated electronic equipment.  A hugely important milestone."
CDN$ 50.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Inventions for Electric Guitar
6.  Inventions for Electric Guitar 
The list author says:
  "Primarilly a guitarist, Manuel Gottsching, took the instrument WAY out there on this amazingly hypnotic and transporting masterpiece."
Used & New from: CDN$ 69.72

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Crystal Machine
7.  Crystal Machine by Tim Blake
The list author says:
  "Gong's synth man on his 1st solo set.  Totally unique rhythmic and melodic layering of strikingly original lines on SIMPLE equipment.  Sheer genius."
CDN$ 390.79   Used & New from: CDN$ 162.37
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Music in Twelve Parts
8.  Music in Twelve Parts by Philip Glass
The list author says:
  "Glass' early proto-minimalist work was a massive influence on the young Europeans largely represented here.  Lattices and layers of complex musical patterns ... played BY HAND!"
CDN$ 50.05
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Kontakte
9.  Kontakte by Stockhausen/Tudor/Caskel/Köni
The list author says:
  "Karlheinz Stockhausen was the grand post war guru of experimentation, especially for Germans who would later develop a distinct idiom in the world scene."
CDN$ 24.97   Used & New from: CDN$ 19.48
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Adventures in Sound: Schaeffer, Stockhausen, Xenakis, Varèse, Henry
10.  Adventures in Sound: Schaeffer, Stockhausen, Xenakis, Varèse, Henry by Stockhausen
The list author says:
  "Schaeffer, Xenakis, Henri, Stockhausen and Varese were the originators and progenitors of electronic composition in Europe.  They were the inspiration for most of the electronic artists listed here."
CDN$ 24.13   Used & New from: CDN$ 10.02

Beaubourg
11.  Beaubourg by Vangelis
The list author says:
  "To end his contract with RCA, who were expecting him to become a gigantic cash cow, Vangelis went straight to 20th century art music for this radical work & slap across the corporate face"
CDN$ 28.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Discreet Music
12.  Discreet Music by Brian Eno
The list author says:
  "Eno's first serious, experimental recording for which he created the label, "Obscure" where he produced the likes of Michael Nyman, Harold Budd, David Toop & Gavin Bryars"
CDN$ 41.05   Used & New from: CDN$ 26.37
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Oxygene: Live In Your Living Room
13.  Oxygene: Live In Your Living Room by Jean Michel Jarre
The list author says:
  "Classic peak period, 1977 electronic album, re-mastered and done live as well.  Here the sequenced bass lines, lush chords and haunting melodies reached their most popular form."
Used & New from: CDN$ 50.41
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Man-Machine
14.  Man-Machine by Kraftwerk
The list author says:
  "Probably their most memorable and best total concept.  Russian Constructivist cover design and their final transformation into "robots'.  HUGELY influential on Human League, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell"
CDN$ 35.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.39
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Phaedra
15.  Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
The list author says:
  "The final bridge between their earlier non-sequencer work and the long pieces that would make them world famous.  A sumptuous & evocative palette of free-form sounds and eastern-flavoured sequences."
CDN$ 29.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Plight and Premonition
16.  Plight and Premonition 
The list author says:
  "Working with Can's Hungarian genius, Holger Czukay, Sylvian, always picking his partners astutely, fashioned some very fine electronic music here."
Used & New from: CDN$ 15.00

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Phase By Phase
17.  Phase By Phase 
The list author says:
  "Baumann, ex of Tangerine Dream, forged a solo career that should've been MUCH bigger than it was.  A brilliant artist in summary here."
CDN$ 136.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 131.69

Hosianna Mantra (W/1 Bonus Track)
18.  Hosianna Mantra (W/1 Bonus Track) by Popol Vuh
The list author says:
  "More of that very spiritual and gentle sensibility from the unique and gentle mind of recluse, Florian Fricke."
CDN$ 21.47   Used & New from: CDN$ 13.40

Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics
19.  Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics by Hassel
The list author says:
  "A beautiful partnership with Eno sitting way back and lightly colouring the proceedings while Hassell's signature trumpet takes one to worlds never imagined."
CDN$ 72.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 44.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

No Pussyfooting
20.  No Pussyfooting by Robert/Eno;Brian Fripp
The list author says:
  "Eno, inspired by European developments in electronic music and by the tape technique of Pauline Oliveiros worked with Fripp as his sound source on this one. NOT invented by Fripp!"
CDN$ 29.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 19.80
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

New Age Of Earth
21.  New Age Of Earth by Ash Ra Tempel
The list author says:
  "Ashra's least guitar-oriented album was lush, dreamy and Romantic.  The first 3 shorter tracks are by far the most beautiful."
Used & New from: CDN$ 36.30

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Alchemy An Index Of Possibili
22.  Alchemy An Index Of Possibili by David Sylvian
The list author says:
  "Sylvian's first foray into non-rock/electronic waters.  Expectedly beautiful, complex work drawing in big guns like Jon Hassell, Robert Fripp, Holger Czukay, Kenny Wheeler and more ..."
CDN$ 16.42   Used & New from: CDN$ 6.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ralf & Florian
23.  Ralf & Florian by Kraftwerk
The list author says:
  "Pre-"Autobahn", pre-fame, "Ralf and Florian" is a beautiful and now somewhat charmingly naive early work that really reflects the early German scene quite nicely.  Great stuff."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Ummagumma
24.  Ummagumma by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Disc 2 contains some of the most advanced electronic and studio experimentation by an alternative act of its day.  It hugely inspired many young experimentalists."
CDN$ 68.60   Used & New from: CDN$ 67.87
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

After The Heat
25.  After The Heat by Eno/Moebius/Roedelius
The list author says:
  "A truly wonderful blend of Eno's songwriting lightly spread among Cluster's beautifully simple and evocative music.  A gem."
CDN$ 27.69   Used & New from: CDN$ 27.12

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Richard S. Warner "Saraswati-Son" (Toronto, Canada)
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Last updated: 05/11/11
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