Electronic music has many different forms and sub genres. It features analog and digital electronic musical instruments (synthesizers) and electroacoustic music instruments like piano and electric guitar. The genre evolved from experimental electronic music created by circuitry based music technology that began at the end of the 19th century.
The advent of electronic music devices like the Moog synthesiser and the mellotron, and then drum machines, started to influence popular music and bands like Pink Floyd in the 1960s.
In the 1970s bands like Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze were influential in evolving sequencer styled electronic music into many more different sub genres like Dance, Trance, EDM, Hiphop and more. Bands like The Orb, Future Sound of London and Code Indigo took electronic music into even more creative and groundbreaking directions.
Since 1989 AD Music has continued to strive for excellence in creative electronic music. Many of its artists are at the forefront of original sound creation with ambient and Berlin school influences a big part of the label’s unique musical output.