THE SESSIONS II EP contains instant live compositions (about 95 min of music) from the current TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane recorded from the Saturday and Sunday concerts at the E-Live Festival in Oirschot, The Netherlands in October 2017. Tangerine Dream are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing an improvised session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy these spontaneous and exceptional live tracks - inspired by the location and a great audience - as well.
QUANTUM GATE Artist: Tangerine Dream
Tangerine Dream's new studio album QUANTUM GATE is due for release on September 29th 2017, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the band. In late summer 2014, Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane began to work on what was planned to be the first album of Tangerine Dream's Quantum Years - a new phase of the band that Edgar wanted to use to introduce a couple of substantial changes.
Consisting of himself, long term collaborator Thorsten Quaeschning (synths & musical director), violinist Hoshiko Yamane and new member Ulrich Schnauss (synths), the Quantum Years promised an updated, contemporary take on the band's trademark sound of the 70s and 80s: sequencer-driven electronica covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres from ambient soundscapes to energetic, upbeat moments. Non-musical ideas relating to the field of quantum physics and philosophy had inspired Edgar to attempt a translation of these concepts into music.
Very sadly however Edgar passed away in early 2015 - requesting that his wife, visual artist and TD's manager for the last 15 years, Bianca Froese-Acquaye would ensure that his vision for the Quantum Years would still be realized.
Throughout the last two years Quaeschning, Schnauss and Yamane therefore worked hard on achieving a result that would match Edgar's expectations - as well as the ones of TD's loyal fanbase.
It's worth noting that the compositions appearing on the album are not only based on theoretical concepts and ideas Edgar had outlined, but also on a large number of actual musical sketches that he luckily had already prepared during the initial phase of the band's reformation process.
Therefore, Quantum Gate is just as much a new beginning as it is a testament to Edgar's never-withering inspiration and ever-flowing creativity.
THE SESSIONS I Artist: Tangerine Dream
THE SESSIONS EP contains instant live compositions (about 60 min of music) from the current TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane recorded from concerts in Budapest and Hong Kong in the beginning of this year. Enjoy these spontaneous and exceptional live tracks in good memory of the good old 70ies.
LIGHT FLUX Artist: Tangerine Dream
The LIGHT FLUX CD is the FULL ALBUM coming along with Edgar's autobiography on Tangerine Dream FORCE MAJEURE. The first 500 customers who were pre-ordering the book got this album for free as an additional bonus. GREEN SUMMER CLOUDS is a completely new track of about 18 min composed by Edgar and Thorsten as well is REACHING RAVENNA of more than 15 min. NEMESIS is a beautiful track by Edgar alone, so far unreleased and all the others are newly arranged. Enjoy a wonderful album of TD music while reading the autobiography!
LIGHT FLUX EP Artist: Tangerine Dream
The LIGHT FLUX EP is the SINGLE RELEASE of the full album LIGHT FLUX and is an additional bonus for all the fans who took part in the PRE-SALE of the FORCE MAJEURE book, Edgar's autobiography on Tangerine Dream. GREEN SUMMER CLOUDS is a completely new track of about 18 min composed by Edgar and Thorsten and the others are newly arranged. Enjoy a wonderful EP of TD music while reading the autobiography!
PARTICLES Artist: Tangerine Dream
We are now introducing the new series of DOUBLE CUPDISCS. A wonderful mixture of live and studio tracks will surprise your ears, the "4 p.m. Session" for example is a fully improvised track recorded at the famous (DIETER) DIERKS STUDIOS close to Cologne where Tangerine Dream recorded ALPHA CENTAURI i.e. in former times. The STRANGER THINGS - MAIN THEME cover has already made massive waves by diverse media stating Tangerine Dream's beautiful talent to refine music. Please have a look at the ROLLING STONE mag here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-tangerine-dreams-eerie-take-on-stranger-things-theme-w439301
The second CD contains tracks which are completely recorded at the Schwingungen Festival in Windeck (Germany) in September 2016. Enjoy the sound of the new generation of Tangerine Dream. In eternal memory of Edgar Froese.
LIVE AT THE PHILHARMONY SZCZECIN-POLAND 2016 Artist: Tangerine Dream
THE QUANTUM YEARS - FIRST TIME LIVE.
Originally Mr. Klaus Schulze, the well-known contemporary of Edgar Froese and pioneer of electronic music was invited to play in the Szczecin Philharmony (Poland) in June 2016, but unfortunately had to cancel the concert due to his severe state of health. So he suggested Tangerine Dream to perform in his stead, which the band thankfully accepted. The concert took place in a stunningly beautiful location within the framework of the SOUNDLab concert series. This special concert was the first official big concert for the three remaining TD members to perform live within the new period of THE QUANTUM YEARS, the period Edgar Froese, founder and head of Tangerine Dream until his death in January 2015, still had the chance to introduce in Australia in 2014.
Thorsten, Ulrich and Hoshiko chose a series of well-known and popular TD tracks, but also came up with many new arrangements and some very new tracks from their QUANTUM KEY EP. Enjoy listening to a great live concert in Poland in a special atmosphere and with a wonderful audience. Dedicated to Edgar.
QUANTUM KEY Artist: Tangerine Dream
THE CONTINUATION OF THE QUANTUM YEARS....
QUANTUM KEY will be the vanguard of the coming QUANTUM GATE album which Thorsten, Ulrich and Hoshiko are currently working on.
Edgar Froese, the head and founder of Tangerine Dream, had the wonderful idea of translating the current knowledge of the quantum physics - which he was very much interested in - into sound and already started this project before his sad death in January 2015. The cupdisc MALA KUNIA was the first music out of "The Quantum Years" series which was published in November 2014 on the occasion of the MMW Festival concert in Melbourne.
It was a great fortune that Edgar still had the chance to discuss his vision with the remaining band members and that Bianca, Edgar's wife, decided to continue with Tangerine Dream. She knew that Thorsten, Ulrich and Hoshiko could face this huge challenge with their beautiful talents. At the same time this task would be a unique chance for the music coming into life. So the band continued developing these musical ideas after Edgar's sudden "change of his cosmic address" and you will have the chance now to listen to some wonderful tracks. In honour of Edgar!
OUT OF THIS WORLD Artist: Tangerine Dream
This is the first album compiled by Bianca Froese-Acquaye (Edgar Froese's wife) after the passing of her husband on 20th January 2015. Edgar's music means the world to her - and especially the tracks of this collection. OUT OF THIS WORLD is one of her ways to honour her husband for his huge life work. She added a very personal 12-page booklet to it and ONE so far unreleased track by Edgar: GANYMEDE'S KISS. Of course this small collection can only reflect a tiny part of Edgar's musical legacy, but it definitely spreads a special, sublime atmosphere - in memory of Edgar Froese and his impressive works.
SUPERNORMAL - THE AUSTRALIAN CONCERTS 2014 Artist: Tangerine Dream
20.000 miles from Vienna to Down Under and return. Enjoying a marvelous calm flight with Qantas and Emirates, crossing the outback and the rainforest up to Cairns very north of Australia. Alright, TD did again one of their little adventure tours. What does this all has to do with music? All and everything, because it does reflect our state of consciousness while traveling. The band's new line-up, who gave their first concerts of "The Quantum Years" Down Under, can be heard with the new bandmate Ulrich Schnauss. Of course it was too early to give "The Quantum Years" musically the full speed. Also the final use of the new experimental technology, which is ready to go for Europe next year, could not have been completely set up because of some astronomical cargo costs. But please here is a little note for those fans who always want TD to invent the wheel the second time on each of their new recordings - we're still humans!
You will hear the big pipe organ of the Melbourne Town Hall played by Edgar and Thorsten, as well as some new instruments played by Hoshiko. The whole atmosphere will be different because of the new line-up, even if you will hear some of the well-known TD tunes. In addition to the two CDs containing the Melbourne Town Hall concert, you will find the third CD compiled of the best compositions played in celebration of the two "Sorcerer" concerts performed at the ACMI Melbourne (Australian Centre For The Moving Image) in November, the most modern and soundwise really futuristic equipped cinema which exists in Australia. But that's not all... together with the three CD Set comes a Din A4 XL Booklet (as you already know from the Phaedra Farewell Tour) which will make you a travel and concert companion during TD's visit Down Under. So join us and take a seat for a long travel to the other side of the planet earth.
BOOSTER VII Artist: Tangerine Dream
== LAST BOOSTER OF THE SERIES ==
So much of new differently arranged and so-called "collector's" compositions have been located at the Eastgate Studios within the last couple of months, so that the decision for the SEVENTH and LAST double CD out of the Booster series was made very easily. The Booster CD's have been a kind of a corner stone within the TD community building some guidelines for those newbies who needed some help where to start discovering the various landmarks of TD's work. Quite a reasonable number of newer compositions have also found their way into the public. But we do not want the Boosters become a racehorse within a series of titles all running against each other. Therefore decision has been made to stop with a last product which simultaneously has some of the best and rare TD compositions from all decades to offer - of course subjectively speaking. Relax, sit back and enjoy a little trip with the TD time machine through a well-known and sometimes strange musical territory.
MALA KUNIA Artist: Tangerine Dream
FOR YOUR EARS ONLY!
During Tangerine Dream's Australian concerts in mid-November we will start shipping the first compositional work of the new line-up comprising Edgar Froese, Ulrich Schnauss, Thorsten Quaeschning and Hoshiko Yamane. It is the format of a so-called Cupdisc (EP) with a running time of nearly 55 minutes and the first product out of "The Quantum Years" series starting on 16th November 2014 with the MMW Festival concert in Melbourne. This cupdisc is named "MALA KUNIA" - the name of two Aboriginal tribes - according to Aboriginal mythology - living ages ago around Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, whereas the Mala tribe lived on the sunny side and the Kunia on the shady side of the rock.
This release will come as a limited edition because it's just the overture to a bigger CD/Vinyl release in early spring 2015.
Enjoy a new creative dimension of Tangerine Dream!