menu Home

Berlin School Music

Berlin School music is a genre of electronic music. It originated in West Berlin during the early 1970s and combined ambient sounds with sequenced notes to form repetitive rhythmic patterns. The music was often atonal and experimental, without the use of drums or conventional instruments except for guitar, cello and woodwind.


The genre was popularised through the influence of artists like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. The style was often described as ‘space music’ and ‘psychedelic’ but further experimentation and more complex sequencers and synthesisers saw the genre expand to include many other elements. Eventually it would evolve into Trance, Dance, Techno and EDM.


The genre is closely linked to electronic and ambient music, and AD Music artists often combine their unique style with rock music elements like drum, vocals, and samples and even orchestral elements.