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Q: Searching for Artist / Album Info (80's Techno / Electronica / ...) ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Searching for Artist / Album Info (80's Techno / Electronica / ...)
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: johans-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 03 Nov 2006 07:30 PST
Expires: 03 Dec 2006 07:30 PST
Question ID: 779751
I was given a copy of the album in question (on tape; with no info) in
the late 80's, while I was pre-teen. I never discovered any
information about the album or artist; although, I do recall hearing
some of the music on European TVs (series, news spots, etc.) around
the same period.

Only clues I can offer:

- I am 99% certain that the artist is European (most likely German).

- The album started with a German speaking announcer introducing
"Johann ???" (I think) to a cheering crowed: "Damen und Herren,

- Tones / Sounds: While I don't recall any particular piece of music
from the tape (album); I do, however, distinctively recall the tones /
sounds. For instance, the sound heard in the background on track 11 of
Prodigy's Music for Jilted Generation (1:31 ? 37 into the song), and
several others bits on this particular track (are likely the same

I require Artist and Album information.



Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 03 Nov 2006 09:58 PST
A very interesting question - but I must admit that I am completely
puzzled. Although I'm German, I can't find a late 1980s Techno
(Electro, House...) pioneer who could be the artist of this album.

Let us try it from another direction: Do you have any memory of the TV
programs where parts of this music were used? Any titles, or anything
else? It might prove helpful.


Clarification of Question by johans-ga on 21 Nov 2006 23:52 PST
Hi, Thanks for the response. I don't remember any of the TV shows. But
the music was instrumental (no vocals; definitely not Falco :).

The sounds/style is similar to early 80's Tangerine Dream (just saw
the movie Thief (81); heard some similarities).

So, it's possible that the album is much older (late 70s even; but,
that's probably stretching it).



Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 22 Nov 2006 00:37 PST
First of all, is there a way you could put a sample of the most
"conspicious" piece online? I could refer you to sites, where you can
upload relatively large files for free in order to share it with

In addition, could it be Johannes Schmoelling? He is a German
electromusician, who was also shortly (1980-5) member of Tangerine
Dream. See here:

Official Site

Voices on the Net 

Fan Forum
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Searching for Artist / Album Info (80's Techno / Electronica / ...)
From: bipolarmo-ga on 21 Nov 2006 05:24 PST
Sounds like Falco to me.

Check out
Subject: Re: Searching for Artist / Album Info (80's Techno / Electronica / ...)
From: bipolarmo-ga on 21 Nov 2006 12:14 PST
If it is Falco, it may be the "Live Forever" CD.

CD available at 

CD also at

MP3 download available very cheaply from

Hope this is of some help

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