A collection of concise discographies of selected artists

Michael Robinson with 21 artists featured at electronicmusic.com from 1997-2008

 

Laurie Anderson

John Cage

Cocteau Twins

Brian Eno

Enya

Depeche Mode

Genesis

Jean Michel Jarre

Kraftwerk

Paul Lansky

Meat Beat Manifesto

New Order

Gary Numan

Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark

Michael Robinson

Tangerine Dream

Tomita

Vangelis

Rick Wakeman

Stevie Wonder

Yello

 

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

Hamoa

Tendrils

North Africa

Robinson Gardens

Inspiration Point

Rainbow Thunder

Sea of France

Dark Yellow

Indian Jasmine

Photosynthesis

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.

- Michael Robinson, February 2021, Los Angeles

 

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