A Collection of Concise Discographies of Selected Artists

featured at electronicmusic.com 1997-2008


Laurie Anderson

John Cage

Cocteau Twins

Brian Eno


Depeche Mode


Jean Michel Jarre


Paul Lansky

Meat Beat Manifesto

New Order

Gary Numan

Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark

Michael Robinson

Tangerine Dream



Rick Wakeman

Stevie Wonder



Direct link to music reviews @ electronicmusic.com featuring Michael Robinson with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Wendy Carlos, Björk, David Bowie, Raymond Scott and Moby


December 6, 1998 screenshot from electronicmusic.com (Yello regretfully clipped)


December 5, 1998 screenshot of Michael Robinson discography at electronicmusic.com


Here are links to the initial fifteen Michael Robinson albums listed by electronicmusic.com

Trembling Flowers

Fire Monkey



North Africa

Robinson Gardens

Inspiration Point

Rainbow Thunder

Sea of France

Dark Yellow

Indian Jasmine


The Forest

Adorned with Pearl

Chinese Legend


This 1997 coverage by electronicmusic.com included a review and Autobiographical Statement

Chinese Legend by Michael Robinson review in electronicmusic.com

Autobiographical Statement by Michael Robinson in electronicmusic.com


The first of four note-o-grams John Cage sent to Michael Robinson


John Cage is the one person I happen to have known on this list of artists. A memorable afternoon spent with John is documented in Beginning Composition.

I did sit adjacent to Laurie Anderson in the audience during a John Cage Festival held at Symphony Space in Manhattan in the eighties, my girlfriend reprimanding me for staring a few times.

Thursday Afternoon by Brian Eno, first heard in 1985, was an important influence in my musical life, referencing that album in the title, Thursday Evening, featured on the Polynesian Woman album.

Inner Visions by Steve Wonder is one of my favorite albums of all time. I was once at a reception for him at a Los Angeles hotel in 1997, but we didn't actually meet. Meeting the widow of Sammy Davis Jr. on that occasion was memorable, her confiding fascinating and moving details of their life together.

Chinese Legend was played by Martin Perlich on KUSC FM, including enthusing about my usage of musical timbres from a wide range of foreign lands, and the unique cover art design. Martin would later interview me twice on KCSN FM. Earlier in his career, Perlich interviewed Aaron Copland, Darious Milhaud, Leonard Berstein, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich and Frank Zappa.

Pandit Jasraj, Ravi Shankar, Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, Lee Konitz and Joel Chadabe were among others also taken by Chinese Legend. A dance performance at UCLA was centered upon the album, too.

My essay about Mantra by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mesmeric Mantra Enchants Even Ravens, received this response:

Dear Michael,

beautiful to read!!

In Inda cows, snakes and ravens are considered closest to human beings, with human emotions….

So this is sure proof!

Thanks for this. It made the night!

Mit herzlichem Gruß

Kathinka Pasveer

Stockhausen-Stiftung für Musik


- Michael Robinson, February 2021, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).


Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer, programmer, pianist and musicologist. His 199 albums include 152 albums for meruvina and 47 albums of piano improvisations. Robinson has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.