Electronic Music - Experimental Electronic Music
International Music, Electronic Music and Early Music.
The developement and philosophy of this label is closely
linked with the history of popular electronic instrumental music. The
launch of the label in 1982 with the „Erdenklang - Computerakustische
Klangsinfonie" by Hubert Bognermayr and Harald Zuschrader ran parallel
with the revolutionary advancement of the Fairlight - music computer. Erdenklang set up milestones in this music genre with artists like Hubert
Bognermayr, Gerd Bessler, Poli Palmer, Johannes Schmoelling. Kristian
Schulze, Matthias Thurow, Klaus Netzle, just to name a few.
But Erdenklang´s scope began to widen in the late eighties, taking some steps away from the European electronic music heritage to encompass a wide range of global influences. The „CrossCulture" series combines electronic music with many aspects of ethnic, world and native traditional musics. Of course also recordings with non-electronic instruments find their place in this „eclectophonic" catalogue.