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Computer music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good computer music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top computer music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Computer music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all computer music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest computer music bands of all time, since the most famous computer music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best computer music music.

You can click on the computer music band names to see more information about that particular notable computer music group. If they're near the top of the best computer music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top computer music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the computer music band names themselves.

This is a list that features artists like Frank Zappa and The Freight Elevator Quartet. Upvote your favorite artists because you love them. And they deserve it. And so do you. Always vote for things like R. Luke DuBois or Pluramon if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in computer music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new computer music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of computer music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into computer music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good computer music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent computer music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best computer music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest computer music musician ever?"

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Computer Music Bands/Artists
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Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal, Computer music, Jazz fusion, + more

Albums: Hot Rats, Joe's Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3, Apostrophe (’) [The Old Masters, Box Three], + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: DiscReet Records, Verve Music Group, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rykodisc, Barking Pumpkin Records, + more

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Raymond Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Computer Music Bands/Artists
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Raymond Scott was an American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick, and electronic instrument inventor. Although Scott never scored cartoon soundtracks, his music is familiar to millions because of its adaptation by Carl Stalling in over 120 classic Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. Scott's melodies may also be heard in contemporary shows like Ren and Stimpy, The Simpsons, Duckman, Animaniacs, The Oblongs, and Batfink. The only music Scott actually composed to accompany animation were three 20-second electronic commercial jingles for County Fair Bread in 1962. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Electronic music, Musical theatre, Jazz, Film score, Exotica

Albums: Manhattan Research, Inc., Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights, The Raymond Scott Project, Volume 1: Powerhouse, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Columbia

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Leonardo Cárdenas Palacios is an Ecuadorian composer, pianist and orchestra director. He studied at the Conservatorio de Música Salvador Bustamante Celi in Loja with many famous musicians, both Ecuadorian and from abroad. He was member of bands like Juvenil from Pichincha and Quito Metropolitan Symphonic Band as a keyboardist, composer and arranger. He has been a musical director, composer and arranger for various groups and popular Ecuadorian soloists: Pueblo Nuevo, Margarita Laso, Alberto Caleris, Hugo Hidrobo, Chimera, Loli Burnet, Beatriz Gil, Viviana González, Tanya Román and others. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Orchestra, Computer music

Nationality: Ecuador

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The Freight Elevator Quartet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Computer Music Bands/Artists
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The Freight Elevator Quartet were a music performance group specializing in improvised electronic music active in and around New York City. They performed and recorded continuously from 1996 to 2003, and collaborated extensively with experimental music artists such as DJ Spooky and Elliott Sharp, and avant-garde videographer Mark McNamara. In addition to using electronic instruments, they also sported fairly unusual acoustic instrumentation, having a cellist and a didjeridoo player in their regular line-up. FEQ began as a house band for a series of warehouse parties on 125th Street in New York City, famously playing their first gig in a freight elevator. Their eponymous first record, ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Downtempo, Electronic music, Electronic dance music, Computer music, Experimental classical music, + more

Albums: File Under Futurism, Becoming Transparent

Labels: Sire Records

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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