TANGERINE DREAM were formed during the Autumn of 1967 by Lithuanian artist Edgar Froese, a lover of Surrealism, sculpture and THE ROLLING STONES. Based in Berlin, Froese set about forging a musical project which had sonic experimentation at its very core.
With a fluctuating line-up, the band finally started to gain recognition and commercial success in 1975 with the now acknowledged ‘classic’ line-up of Froese, Chris Franke and Peter Baumann. Continue Reading ›
For fans of electronic music, the surname Froese really needs little or no introduction and Edgar’s son Jerome has forged a musical career which has seen him partnering his father in TANGERINE DREAM between 1990-2006 before pursuing a solo project resulting in four of his own albums.
Jerome kindly took time out to speak to The Electricity Club about subjects including his musical upbringing and new album with PROPAGANDA’s Claudia Brücken called ‘Beginn’. Continue Reading ›
With the passing of founder member Edgar Froese and new members Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane now fully established, the new look TANGERINE DREAM is now an entirely different beast to the one which played its last London show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire back in 2014.
The fact that tonight’s show was sold out and the following one was close to capacity showed that there was a huge weight of expectation with these two long-awaited London dates at Union Chapel. Continue Reading ›
If any artist is deserving of a Beginner’s Guide, then it’s Berlin’s finest TANGERINE DREAM. With a back catalogue spanning over a hundred albums, without some guidance it would be a pretty daunting task knowing where to start.
The article aims to focus on the more commercial and melodic phases of the band’s career and strives to give an entry point into one of the electronic genre’s most prolific and important artists. Continue Reading ›
In their earlier incarnations, TANGERINE DREAM were arguably as influential as KRAFTWERK in terms of electronic music, especially from the perspective of ambient and electronic dance music and the use of sequencers in music production.
The ‘Phaedra Farewell’ tour isn’t supposed to spell the end of TANGERINE DREAM’s live work with more one-off dates have been promised for the future.The evening was split into two main sets with an interval after an hour. Continue Reading ›