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From the official site: The record label, initially an outlet for Franke's prolific studio albums and film and television music, has grown to include an eclectic mix of artists and genres. We have expanded our repertoire beyond the already established catalog of Soundtracks and Jazz artists by adding the affiliated labels Earthtone Records for World Music, New Age and Sonic Images Electronica for Ambient/Electronic Music.
You might make a claim about Earthtone (although it is not exclusively New Age, you should mention World Music too) however not for sonic
Earthtone should also be mentioned. Both Earthtone and Sonic Images release mostly New Age Music. Earthtone has more of an ethinic or world music feel to it while Sonic Images is more synthesized NA music. Dunk meister 22:29, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Christopher Franke is a new age musician and his page should be edited to reflect that. From his own Epic cd (compilation) released on his own Earthtone label:
Born in Berlin, Germany, Christopher Franke studied classical music and composition at the Berlin Conservatory. Besides developing a love for classical music, Franke also experimented in eclectic music with the electronic/new age band, Tangerine Dream. Between 1970 and 1988. Tangerine Dream enjoyed a very successful run, releasing over 36 albums and several motion picture soundtrack recordings.
After leaving Tangerine Dream in 1988 to explore new creative concepts and directions, Franke founded the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra in an effort to combine his signature "musical expressions" with an equal balance of orechestal, ethnic and electronic music. During this period, Franke released his first solo album, Pacific Coast Highway, followed by The London Concert in 1993. His passionate interest in nature and healing inspired Franke to release Enchanting Nature in 1996, which was met with worlwide acclaim and impressive sales. The response to Enchanting Nature paved the way for his biggest-selling solo effort to date, The Celestine Prophecy- A Musical Voyage. This majestic, yet sincere, musical companion to Kames Redfield's national best-selling book, The Celestine Prophecy, is considered by many to be one of the most creative new age albums ever produced in the genre. This was followed by a unique collaboration, Transformation Of Mind, which paired several portic readings by Deepak Chopra, along with nine delicate compositions by Franke.
While being recognized as a major force in new age music, Franke has also garnered a tremendous amount of attention for several film and television scores including Babylon 5 and Tarzan And The Lost City. Franke is currently busy at work with his many film and television projects as well as sequels to some of his most successful new age albums"
He makes new age music and soundtracks scores. User:Dunk meister 02:32, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Because the majority of C. Franke's solo works are either New Age albums or soundtracks it's fitting to list him as an "New Age and soundtrack score" composer". User:Dunk Meister 19:43, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Bad, Bad Article
Well, I guess you know you are in trouble when the discussion page is 3 times as long and contains 4 time more info that the actual "article". The scrap of info here reads like a high school music review magazine piece. This entry is a complete waste of time. A very typical wikipedia music entry -- juvenile, illiterate, biased, and written by fans regurgitating magazine articles and press info without any knowledge of the truth. Viva wikiality!
- There is not a lot of info on the article, yes, but I'm not seeing where you get "juvenile" or "biased" or "without any knowledge of the truth" or "complete waste of time" from. The article DOES tell who Christopher Franke is and what he's done. You'll have to be more specific if you want someone else to fix things for you. Or you could fix things yourself... --Tropylium 13:15, 5 November 2007 (UTC)