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Tangerine Dream

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West Berlin, Germany (1967 – present)

Founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in Berlin, Germany. Tangerine Dream has progressed through a full three dozen lineups (Froese being the only continuous member with staying power) and four distinct stages of development: the experimentalist minimalism of the late ’60s and early ’70s; stark sequencer trance during the mid- to late ’70s, the group’s most influential period; an organic form of instrumental music on their frequent film and studio work during the 1980s; and, finally, a more propulsive dance style, which showed Tangerine Dream with a sound quite similar to their electronic inheritors in the field of dance music.

Froese, born in Tilsit, East Prussia, in 1944, was little influenced by music while growing up. Instead, he looked to the Dadaist and Surrealist art movements for inspiration, as well as literary figures such as Gertrude Stein, Henry Miller, and Walt Whitman. He organized multimedia events at the residence of Salvador Dali in Spain during the mid-’60s and began to entertain the notion of combining his artistic and literary influences with music; Froese played in a musical combo called the Ones, which recorded just one single before dissolving in 1967. The first lineup of Tangerine Dream formed later that year, with Froese on guitar, bassist Kurt Herkenberg, drummer Lanse Hapshash, flutist Volker Hombach and vocalist Charlie Prince. The quintet aligned itself with contemporary American acid rock (the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane), and played around Berlin at various student events.

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  • Quantum_Satis

    Whole bunch of masterpieces!

    20 Nov 10:13am Reply
  • machine_head_72

    Can't believe it's taken this long to give these guys a spin.

    6 Oct 10:49pm Reply
  • pablopz1

    the song Hyperborea is one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard in my life

    11 Sep 2:01am Reply
  • andromadeus

    this is the website of Soniq Theater: http://www.soniqtheater.de the music is progressive rock with electronic influences, best compared to ELP, Rick Wakeman, Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream. You can listen to all Soniq Theater music there and learn more about Soniq Theater. Reviewers and Radio-DJs: free download is possible but you can also get free promo CDs.

    3 Sep 5:48pm Reply
  • Ashbad

    Rubycon is my favorite but most of their other stuff is also amazing

    29 Aug 9:41pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    I finally gave Tangerine Dream a listen after years of thinking they'd be useless hippy droning bollocks - partly due to Edgar Froese's mustache and the song titles such as 'Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares' - but i was surprised they weren't as i imagined, the music is genuinely cosmic and interesting. They may verge on the overblown and vacuous but at their best Tangerine Dream are awesome, like a spiral galaxy or an eclipse.

    27 Aug 7:24am Reply
  • wangyu199x

    Thief and Sorcerer are both good film!

    26 Aug 4:46pm Reply
  • YpShen

    Rubycon needs some real love. [3] Their early stuff feels so naturally flowing and Rubycon is the best of it imo.

    25 Jul 8:01pm Reply
  • Siska_Square

    sumliennie плюсую

    2 Jul 7:31pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Amazing crew, especially their early stuff.

    18 Jun 4:20pm Reply
  • jakobdorof

    what are all the officially released versions of "Love on a Real Train" and on what releases can i find them?

    1 Jun 4:43am Reply
  • tyom86

    Любимейшая группа отменяет концерт в моей стране. Как теперь жить с этим осадком? :\\

    23 May 3:58pm Reply
  • mauromazzo

    Sorcerer 2014 is on its way!

    3 May 10:58pm Reply
  • tangerman

    Watch some of the Sorcerer Live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-yka8HTb8

    14 Apr 12:12pm Reply
  • tangerman

    Great concert in Copenhagen! Sorcerer Live with previously unreleased material from the movie score :-)

    4 Apr 1:20pm Reply
  • mauromazzo

    Listening to Wavelength (2014 remaster), pretty good!

    3 Apr 8:40pm Reply
  • Methoxethamine

    Brilliant!

    19 Mar 3:01am Reply
  • minimalnoize

    xoxo

    12 Mar 8:10pm Reply
  • sumliennie

    Не только дебютник, как минимум первые четыре работы нужно слушать обязательно, да и среди остальных работ можно найти годные вещи, если есть желание.

    12 Mar 7:51pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    дебютник гениален, остальное - мусор

    7 Mar 10:24am Reply
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