Between his solo releases
he made various commercial music projects. This included excellent advertising
and presentation music for companies like Atari-Computer. At that time,
in 1984, the cassette tape "Die Story der Final Legacy" (The story of the
Final Legacy) was made. Furthermore, he was active part of the developer
team for the Japanese company Seiko, which invited Robert to Tokyo in
Mid of 1984, after five years of cooperation the contractual liability
between Robert Schroeder and the IC label expired. His new label became da-music
GmbH (Deutsche Austrophon GmbH). Schroeder's back catalogue was assumed by
da-music GmbH. So it could be offered continuously.
The maxi single Black Out / Galactic Floor from 1984 was
the first product in this new cooperation. It was a musical continuation
and development of Skywalker, thus dancable, rhythmic electronic pop
In 1984 two more Schroeder releases were launched: On the one hand,
the release of the Paradise production on a compact disk (l-p release
1983), which was Schroeder's first c-d, and on the other hand the release
of his sixth solo production Computer Voice, as a l-p and a
Computer Voice is kind of a chronicle of Schroeder's up-to-date
music. This new recording is a fusion of his best by then released music
with new compositions and a
new sound. Like before, Computer Voice
is on the edge between experimental, spherical electronic and rhythmic pop
In its 10/84 issue, the music magazine Spotlight called Schroeder
a chameleon. Guest performer on Computer Voice were guitarist Charly
Buechel and bass player Micki Meuser (formerly played with Ideal and Ina
Robert Schroeder's seventh
release Brain Voyager opened the eyes and ears of many people, because
Brain Voyager is a special medium. It is the film music of the 1985
German 3D film. The Tieck novel "Des Lebens Überfluß" (Life's
abundance) has been adapted for the screen, which once has been broadcasted
on one of Germany's TV broadcasting stations (ZDF). Its title was
"Glücksgedanken" (Fortunate notion) and the leading role was played
by WDR presenter of Schwingungen Winfried Trenkler.
Schroeder gave this new production process "space" in the true
sense of the word. Brain Voyager is the first c-d release world wide
with music recordings in the so called dummy head technology (artificial
head technology). Dummy head and digital, these were the formula for crystal
clear super sound of this opus. Soft electronic music transposed with classical
elements finds a really distinct spatial character by this way of recording.
Sounds are perceptible all around. The appropriate technology, the so called
"Aachen Dummy Head", has been developped by Dr. Genuit from the Technical
University of Aachen (RWTH-Aachen).
Brain Voyager was and is an outstanding and remarkable production.
German media and hifi freaks soon noticed it: This c-d got best score in
Audio magazine in 1986, namely "Hifi reference c-d!"
With Brain Voyager Robert Schroeder soon became well known
abroad too. Thereupon, license agreements with companies in the US, Brazil,
Canada, Great Britain and Australia followed.