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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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  • tangerman

    http://www.last.fm/music/Tangerine+Dream/TDOC+CLUB+MP3

    13 Mar 6:21pm Reply
  • alin1

    Edgar Froese' son, Jerome, said that TD is dead. "Regarding Tangerine Dream: In the past I got asked so many times if I would carry on the TD torch or if I would continue with TD when Edgar retires and so on and my answer was always: NO! And I’ll keep it that way. Therefore, I won’t support (or merge with) any kind of wannabe lineups, not now nor in the future. No tributes, no reunions, no further concerts under the name “Tangerine Dream”. People who know me in person also know that “opportunism” and “chumming up” are characteristics that I deeply abominate. Tangerine Dream was my Dad and my Dad is dead and so is Tangerine Dream". (Source)

    9 Mar 11:37pm Reply
  • BruecknerSound

    This track is my contribution to a tribute radio show in honour of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese, who was one of my biggest musical heros. Several listeners who missed the show did ask for this track, so here it is. May he rest in peace! https://soundcloud.com/michael-brueckner/everlasting-footprints-radio

    8 Mar 1:50pm Reply
  • Maebara_san

    Rest in Peace, Edgar! You will always in our mind! Thank You for the New music History! YOUR WORKS, YOUR MUSIC remain MASTERPIECES AND will EPIC FOREVER!!

    4 Mar 4:45pm Reply
  • tangerman

    Peter Baumann returns and the DREAM continues... Peter Baumann on the ZEST facebook group: "... I'm just now sitting in a plane returning from Austria after meeting with Bianca and the TD crew. After many, many years, last October I felt compelled to return to making music - that's when I contacted Edgar and visited him in Austria in early January - those were some of the most emotional and intense days in my life. We're now in the midst of planing the next phase of TD, I believe it will be magical!"

    26 Feb 8:35pm Reply
  • RomanyDagger

    What the fuck did I just listen to

    25 Feb 10:34pm Reply
  • Dingbat1991

    Wow, he died? Shame. I heard nothing about it anywhere.

    25 Feb 8:50pm Reply
  • tangerman

    Please help to improve the Tangerine Dream Radio tag here on last.fm! Tag Tangerine Dream, ex-members solo tracks, ex-members involvings in other bands etc with Tangerinedreamradio. examples: Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel, Agitation Free, Kluster/Cluster, Picture Palace Music, Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Steve Jolliffe, Peter Baumann, Johannes Schmoelling, Jerome Froese, Loom, Augenstern, Steve Schroyder, Star Sounds Orchestra, Richard Wahnfried (schulze project) and so on....The more tracks, the better! http://www.last.fm/tag/tangerinedreamradio

    20 Feb 1:05pm Reply
  • lordinfamous

    Oh fuck no, just finished up Booster VII... RIP Froese

    16 Feb 3:44am Reply
  • tangerman

    Dream in Heaven Edgar. Thanks for all the great music, concerts and meet & greets after the shows. One concert will always stand out for me: 2008 Tangerine Dream Plays Edgar Froese in Eindhoven.A one of a kind concert, wich never was repeated again. It was so nice to hear and see you perform your solo stuff Live! Thanks for everything!

    15 Feb 10:49am Reply
  • joklend

    RIP.

    3 Feb 11:28pm Reply
  • tyom86

    RIP, Edgar! Father of my most favorite music group((((((

    3 Feb 5:08pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    Just found out today that Froese died. Man. Beyond depressed.

    2 Feb 3:47am Reply
  • AlveinR

    "There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address." [11]

    31 Jan 11:28am Reply
  • PeterRJG

    "There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address." [10] R.I.P Edgar

    30 Jan 9:00pm Reply
  • Stefanszz

    love love love <3

    30 Jan 12:28am Reply
  • virk24

    Tangerine Dream is Froese, Franke, Baumann. So it was, and so it will always be:-)

    29 Jan 6:17pm Reply
  • newwavelad

    "There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address." [9]

    28 Jan 12:44am Reply
  • RSt123

    RIP Edgar :/

    27 Jan 12:35am Reply
  • RuthiLikesMusic

    RIP, I listened to their music recently without knowing that Edgar died. :(

    26 Jan 8:42pm Reply
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