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Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese having been the only continuous member until his death in Unknown Artist - Erotic Dreams The best-known lineup of the group was its mid-'70s trio of Froese, Christopher Frankeand Peter Baumann.
In the late s, Johannes Schmoelling replaced Baumann. Since Froese's death inthe group has been under the leadership of Thorsten Quaeschning Froese's chosen successor and the current longest-serving band member, having joined in Tangerine Dream are considered pioneers of the early days of electronica.
Their "Virgin Years", so called because of their association with Virgin Recordsproduced albums that further explored synthesizers and sequencersincluding the UK top 20 albums Phaedra and Rubycon From the late s into the s, Tangerine Time And Time - Vertex - Vertex continued to explore other styles of instrumental music as well as electronica. Their recorded output has been prolific, including over one hundred albums.
Among other scoring projects, they helped create the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Their mids work has been profoundly influential in the development of electronic music styles such as new age although the band themselves disliked the term and electronic dance music.
Their most recent album, Quantum Gatewas released on 29 Septembercoinciding with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the band. The album is based on ideas and musical sketches by founder Edgar Froese and was completed by the remaining members of the band.
In the late s and early s, Tangerine Dream existed as several short-lived incarnations, all of which included Slave - Rolling Stones* - MP3 - Part 2, who teamed up with several musicians from West Berlin's underground music scene, including Steve JolliffeKlaus Schulzeand Conrad Schnitzler.
Froese's most notable association was his Red Ball To Natchez, Mississippi - Maddox Brothers and Rose - Live - On the Radio with Christopher Franke. Franke is credited with starting to use electronic sequencers, which were introduced on Phaedraa development that had not only a large impact on the group's music, but to many electronic musicians to this day.
Franke stayed with the group for 17 years, leaving in because of exhausting touring schedules, as well as creative differences with Froese. Other long-term members of the group include Peter Baumann —who later went on to found the New Age label Private Musicto which the band was signed from to ; Johannes Schmoelling — ; Paul Haslinger — ; Froese's son Jerome Froese — ; Linda Spa —, —saxophonist who appeared on numerous albums and concerts and contributed one track on Goblins' Club ; and most recently Thorsten Quaeschning of Picture Palace Music —present.
A number of other members were also part of Tangerine Dream for shorter periods of time. Unlike session musicians, these players also contributed to compositions of the band during their tenures.
Throughout the s and into the s, Tangerine Dream was often joined on stage by Zlatko Perica or Gerald Gradwohl on guitars, and Emil Hachfeld on electronic drums. Jerome Froese left in after a concert at the Tempodrom in Berlin. Until lateTangerine Dream comprised Edgar Froese, as well as Thorsten Quaeschning, who first collaborated in the composition of Jeanne d'Arc For concerts and recordings, they were usually joined by Linda Spa on saxophone and flute, Iris Camaa on drums and percussion, and Bernhard Beibl on guitar.
Inelectric violinist Hoshiko Yamane was added to the lineup and is featured on some of the most recent albums. In lateBernhard Beibl announced on his Facebook page that he would stop collaborating with Tangerine Dream.
Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Tangerine Dream would no longer be touring with Linda Spa or Iris Camaa, but that Ulrich Schnauss had been brought into the fold. Edgar Froese's death in Januaryhowever, left this a short-lived line-up.
Edgar Froese arrived in West Berlin in the mids to study art. His first band, the psychedelic rock -styled The Onesdisbanded after releasing only Unfit For Consumption - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2 single. After The Ones, Froese experimented with musical ideas, playing smaller gigs with a variety of musicians. The music was partnered with literature, painting, early forms of multimediaand more. It seemed as though only the most outlandish ideas attracted any attention, leading Froese to comment: "In the absurd often lies what is artistically possible.
Froese was fascinated by technology and skilled in using it to create music. He built custom-made instruments and, wherever he went, collected sounds with tape recorders for use in constructing musical works later. His Party Rules - Various - Beats & Grooves 3 work with tape loops and other repeating sounds was the obvious precursor to the Prietena Ta - Țapinarii - Viața De Cuplu.
E Ca Mersul Pe Tricicletă technology of the sequencerwhich Tangerine Dream quickly adopted upon its arrival. The first Tangerine Dream album, Electronic Meditationwas a Unfit For Consumption - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2 Krautrock piece, using the technology of the time rather than the synthesized music they later became famous for.
Electronic Meditation was published by Ohr in and began Unfit For Consumption - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2 period known as the Pink Years the Ohr logo was a pink ear.
Subsequent albums, beginning with Alpha Centaurirelied heavily on electronic instruments. The band's music during the early s prominently featured organ from Steve Schroyder on Alpha Centauri or Peter Baumann on subsequent releasescommonly augmented by guitar from Froese and drums from Christopher Franke.
They also started their heavy usage of the Mellotron during this period. The creation of the album's title track was something of an accident: the band was experimenting in the studio with a recently acquired Moog synthesizerand the tape happened to be rolling at the time.
They kept the results and later added flute, bass-guitar, and Mellotron performances. The cantankerous Moog, like many other early synthesizers, was so sensitive to changes in temperature that its oscillators would drift badly in tuning as the equipment warmed up, and this drift can easily be heard on the final recording.
This album marked the beginning of the period known as the 'Virgin Years'. Their mids work has been profoundly influential in the development of electronic music styles such as new age although the band themselves disliked the term  and electronic dance music.
In the s, along with other electronic music pioneers such as Jean-Michel Jarre with whom Edgar Froese collaborated on Jarre's album Electronica 1: The Time Machine and Vangelisthe band were early adopters of the new digital Unfit For Consumption - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2which revolutionized the sound of the synthesizer, although the group had been using digital equipment in some shape or form as early as the mids.
Their technical competence and extensive experience in their early years with self-made instruments and unusual means of creating sounds meant that they were able to exploit this new technology to make music quite unlike anything heard before.
Tangerine Dream's earliest concerts were visually simple by modern standards, with three men sitting motionless for hours alongside massive electronic boxes festooned with patch cords and a few flashing lights. Some concerts were even performed in complete darkness, as happened during the performance at York Minster on 20 October As time went on and technology advanced, the concerts became much more elaborate, with visual effects, lighting, lasers, pyrotechnics, and projected images.
By their North American tour featured full-scale Laserium effects. Through the s and s the band toured extensively. The concerts generally included large amounts of unreleased and improvised material and were consequently widely bootlegged. The band released recordings of a fair number of their concerts, and on some of these the band worked out material that would later form the backbone of their studio recordings.
For example, Pergamonwhich documents a concert given in East Berlin shortly after Johannes Schmoelling joined Unfit For Consumption - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2 group, contains themes that would appear later on Tangram. An early example of this was the Ricochet album, which was recorded during a tour that included European cathedrals, with some later overdubbing.
Most of Tangerine Dream's albums are entirely instrumental. While there have occasionally been a few vocals on the band's other releases, such as the track "Kiew Mission" from 's Exit and "The Harbor" from 's Shy Peoplethe group only recently returned to featuring vocals in a musical trilogy based on Dante 's Divine Comedy and their album Madcap's Flaming Duty. After their East Berlin gig, when they became one of the first major Western bands to perform in a communist country.
Tangerine Dream released a double live album of one of their performances there, called Polandrecorded during their tour in the winter at the end of Throughout the s, Tangerine Dream composed scores for more than 20 films. This had been an interest of Froese's since the late s, when he scored an obscure Polish film, as well as appearing as an actor in several German underground films. Many of the group's soundtracks were composed at least partially of reworked material from the band's studio albums or work that was in progress for upcoming albums; see, for example, the resemblance between the track "Igneous" on their soundtrack for Thief and the track "Thru Metamorphic Rocks" on their studio release Force Majeure.
Their first exposure on U. InTangerine Dream released their own version of the theme music for the television series Stranger Things. Several of the band's albums released during the s were nominated for Grammy Awards. After Jerome's departure, founder Edgar Froese steered the band in a direction somewhat reminiscent of material throughout their career.
In later years, Tangerine Dream released albums in series. The Dream Mixes series began in with the last being released in The Divine Comedy series, based on the writings of Dante Alighieri, spanned — From tothe Five Atomic Seasons were released.
Most recently, the Eastgate Sonic Poems series, based on the works of famous poetic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka, began inwith the last appearing in Edgar Froese also released a number of solo recordings, which are similar in style to Tangerine Dream's work.
In he released his first solo album Neptunes under the name Jerome Froese. In Jerome left Tangerine Dream to concentrate on his solo career. Beginning inJerome Froese joined with former Tangerine Dream member Johannes Schmoelling and keyboardist Robert Waters to form the band Loom, which plays original material, as well as Tangerine Dream classics.
Thorsten Quaeschning, leader of Picture Palace Music, was brought into Tangerine Dream in and contributed to most of the band's albums and CupDiscs since then. Inthe band founded their own record label, TDIand more recently, Eastgate. Subsequent albums are today generally not available in normal retail channels but are sold by mail-order or through online channels.
The same applies to their Miramar releases, the rights Unfit For Consumption - Tangerine Dream - MP3 Collection - Tangerine Dream Part 2 which the band bought back. In the group announced that they would play a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on 1 Apriltitled the Zeitgeist concert, 35 years after their milestone concert there on 2 April The entire concert was released Tordeonde* - Tordeonde a 3-CD live album on 7 July They were the final shows with Froese.
Edgar Froese died suddenly in Vienna on 20 January from a pulmonary embolism. However, ex-member Jerome Froese announced in his Facebook time line that in his opinion Tangerine Dream will not exist without his father. Tangerine Dream played their first show following Froese's death on 9 June in SzczecinPoland. On 29 SeptemberTangerine Dream released their new studio album entitled Quantum Gatecelebrating the 50th anniversary of the band's foundation.
Tangerine Dream began as a surreal rock band, with each of the members contributing different musical influences and styles. Edgar Froese's guitar style was inspired by Jimi Hendrix while Christopher Franke contributed the more avant garde elements of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Terry Riley. Yes -like progressive rock influence was brought in by Steve Jolliffe on Cyclone.
The sample-based sound collages of Johannes Schmoelling drew their inspiration from a number of sources; one instance is Steve Reich 's Music for 18 Musicians on parts of Logos Liveand the track " Love on a Real Train " from the Risky Business soundtrack.
Classical music has had influence on the sound of Tangerine Dream over the years. A Baroque sensibility sometimes informs the more coordinated sequencer patterns, which has its most direct expression in the La Folia section that comes at the very end of the title track of Force Majeure.
In live performances, the piano solos often directly quoted from Romantic classical works for piano, such as the Beethoven and Mozart snippets in much of the late s — early s stage shows.
In the bootleg recording of the Mannheim Mozartsaal concert of Tangerine Tree volume 13the first part of the first piece also Yes! Legitimate - Cerebral Turbulency - Impenetrable quotes from Franz Liszt 's Totentanz. The first phrase is played on a harpsichord synthesizer patch and is answered by the second half of the phrase in a flute voicing on a Mellotron.
An infrequently recurring non-musical influence on Tangerine Dream, and Edgar Froese in particular, have been 12th—19th century poets. Six years later, the album Tyger featured poems from William Blake set to music; and around the turn of the millennium, Edgar Froese started working on a musical trilogy based on Dante Alighieri 's Divine Comedycompleted in
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