2017 release from the electronic music pioneers. Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic and progressive music since their formation in West Berlin, 1967. Inspiring genres, musicians and other art forms, from The Future Sound of London to Porcupine Tree, the widely popular TV show Stranger Things (for which their music also featured in) to seminal video game Grand Theft Auto V (for which they helped to write the soundtrack). The group have also received seven Grammy nominations, written over 100 studio albums and were led by Edgar Froese, who developed an instantly recognizable synth-based instrumental music based on a meditative musical experience that came to prominence in the '70s and '80s. Quantum Gate promises an updated, contemporary development of their trademark sound: sequencer-driven electronica covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres from ambient soundscapes to energetic, upbeat moments.
Released by electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream to coincide with the recent live performances at the Melbourne Town Hall in Australia on November 16th 2014, `Mala Kunia' is the first studio work to feature a new line-up for the project…
Firestarter is an action-packed thriller with dark and sinister references. That description applies to the film and to Tangerine Dream's soundtrack. As a body of work, their film music is inconsistent and uneven. There are some outstanding scores and some real clunkers. This CD is a good one. The music has strong character and integrity and the classic TD sound with dark atmospheres.
The Analogue Space Years '69-'73 is a definitive overview of Tangerine Dream's early, formative years, collecting highlights from the group's first four albums (Electronic Meditation, Alpha Centauri, Zeit, and Atem). Though this wasn't their most consistent or effective period, and their mid- to late-'70s work is far more essential, it's a handy way for curious fans to discover essentially everything they need to know about Tangerine Dream's early career.
Quinoa is a set of rare and previously unreleased material from Tangerine Dream. "Voxel Ux" was composed for a website competition in 1996. "Quinoa" was available to fan-club members only. It was a limited-edition (1,000 copies) release in 1992. "Lhasa" is the first of seven movements in Tangerine Dream's Tibetan cycle. This CD is the classic Tangerine Dream sound with heavy sequences and dense atmospheres. Saxophone riffs are an added bonus. Tangerine Dream fans and e-music lovers will like this disc a lot.
Led by the multi-instrumentalist Ferraro brothers Al and Crash (they mainly played guitar), Tangerine started playing together in the late '60s, but the group's sole album was released in 1971. In many ways, The Peeling of Tangerine is a stellar, accomplished album. More than anyone, the band recalls a slightly heavier Santana; the music is full of Latin chord progressions, salsafied and tribal drumming and percussion, and Al Ferraro's beautiful guitar work, as well as some of the dynamics of early-'70s psychedelia and soul. The band doesn't stake out their own musical ground and the songs are not altogether distinctive enough; more often than not, they sound like structureless (but not formless) jams passing for songs. On the other hand, those jams are often scintillating, with a slight mysterious lurch: had they been honed in and further fleshed out, they had the makings of blazing tunes
"Lily On The Beach", recorded and released in 1989, had two aspects showing TD's musical direction for the nineties: It was the first TD album featuring Edgar Froese's then 19 year old son Jerome Froese as guest musician playing lead guitar on the track Radio City; Jerome would become a regular member of TD in the next year and get more and more influence on TD's work in the future. On the other hand Long Island Sunset was the first TD composition featuring saxophone, an uncommon type of instrument for TD's music of the eighties, but becoming a strong part of their work in the early nineties.
From mid October to late November 1982, TD toured in Europe performing 31 gigs at all in Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, the UK, Belgium, West and East Germany. The concert at the Dominion Theatre in London was released only a few weeks after on the record Logos Live. According to Johannes Schmoelling, this is one of his favourite albums. He considers "the live concept and the smooth transition between one idea and the next to be the key of the album's success." In 1995 Virgin re-released the album on CD in the so-called "Definitive Edition" series, featuring the original front cover artwork. For this release, the two compositions Logos, Part One and Logos, Part Two have been mixed together, forming the track Logos of some 45 minutes length.