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Edgar Froese first formed The Ones in 1965. After several private concerts (notably at Salvador Dali's house), the band changes its name for Tangerine Dream.
After a first release featuring Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler "Electronic Meditation" (1969) Tangerine Dream will abandon aleatoric experimentations to concentrate on radical cosmic synth atmospheres. "Alpha Centauri" (1971) will be a landmark of the band's first explorations in electronic realms. Without a regular pulse but just with organ chords, a few manipulated guitar lines and synthesisers effects, "Alpha Centauri" remains an absolute epic and classic cosmic adventure. The following year, the contemplative "Zeit" represents a milestone, an abstract & timeless musical world. "Atem" (1973) whose line up (Froese / Franke / Baumann) will participate to TD's classic years until 1977 is an obscure and mind-blowing electronic symphony.

In 1973 start TD's classic & popular Virgin years. The captivating "Phaedra" contributes to the trademark sound of TD, with Moog arpeggio, pulsating sequencer patterns and powerful synthesisers sounds. An all time classic that launched the band's notoriety and career outside of Germany. Next to "Phaedra", "Rubycon", the live "Ricochet" and "Stratosfear" deliver ethereal and complex rhythmical soundscapes. In 1977, the band released the soundtrack of "Sorcerer" (directed by William Friedkin). A dark, moody atmospheric album (with a rather similar material used in previous albums). "Sorcerer" is also the last studio work with the classic TD line up. The vocalist Steve Joliffe and the drummer Klaus Krieger were employed for Paul Baumann's replacement and record "Cyclone". Disconcerted, the album is badly seen by the public and the critic despite that it introduced many interesting elements to TD's music. In 1979, almost in duet, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke record "Force Majeure".

In the 80s, TANGERINE DREAM knew a long and fruitful career in writing music for screen. The departure of Chris Franke in 1988 marks momentarily a hard blow to the band's musical creativity. During the 90s, TD published numerous live albums, soundtracks. Edgar Froese's son, Jerome integrates the band. They release several albums as "Melrose", "Rockoon"...

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TANGERINE DREAM discography


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TANGERINE DREAM top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.33 | 262 ratings
Electronic Meditation
1970
3.54 | 284 ratings
Alpha Centauri
1971
3.67 | 303 ratings
Zeit 'Largo In 4 Movements'
1972
3.58 | 249 ratings
Atem
1973
4.14 | 646 ratings
Phaedra
1974
4.24 | 749 ratings
Rubycon
1975
3.93 | 447 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
3.29 | 172 ratings
Sorcerer
1977
3.59 | 288 ratings
Cyclone
1978
3.99 | 379 ratings
Force Majeure
1979
3.90 | 241 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.44 | 193 ratings
Exit
1981
3.18 | 129 ratings
Thief
1981
3.19 | 159 ratings
White Eagle
1982
3.48 | 180 ratings
Hyperborea
1983
2.71 | 43 ratings
Wavelength
1983
2.30 | 34 ratings
Risky Business OST
1983
3.09 | 51 ratings
Firestarter
1984
2.91 | 36 ratings
Flashpoint
1984
2.93 | 33 ratings
Heartbreakers
1985
2.82 | 108 ratings
Le Parc
1985
3.80 | 147 ratings
Underwater Sunlight
1986
3.29 | 112 ratings
Green Desert
1986
3.24 | 56 ratings
Legend
1986
2.76 | 28 ratings
Near Dark (OST)
1987
2.52 | 29 ratings
Shy People (OST)
1987
1.57 | 26 ratings
Three O'Clock High
1987
3.01 | 83 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.61 | 88 ratings
Optical Race
1988
2.82 | 62 ratings
Lily On The Beach
1989
2.44 | 16 ratings
Catch Me... If You Can
1989
2.94 | 40 ratings
Miracle Mile (OST)
1989
2.77 | 33 ratings
Destination Berlin (OST)
1989
2.92 | 69 ratings
Melrose
1990
3.44 | 52 ratings
Canyon Dreams
1991
1.87 | 21 ratings
Dead Solid Perfect (OST)
1991
2.49 | 22 ratings
The Park Is Mine (OST)
1991
2.19 | 19 ratings
Rumpelstiltskin
1992
2.24 | 15 ratings
L'Affaire Wallraff (The Man Inside)
1992
2.13 | 16 ratings
Deadly Care (OST)
1992
2.43 | 58 ratings
Rockoon
1992
2.66 | 48 ratings
Turn Of The Tides
1994
2.72 | 49 ratings
Tyranny Of Beauty
1995
2.89 | 29 ratings
The Dream Mixes
1995
2.88 | 53 ratings
Goblins' Club
1996
2.88 | 15 ratings
Zoning (OST)
1996
3.18 | 35 ratings
The Keep (OST)
1997
2.89 | 18 ratings
Oasis (OST)
1997
2.34 | 13 ratings
The Hollywood Years Vol.1
1998
2.09 | 13 ratings
The Hollywood Years Vol.2
1998
2.39 | 22 ratings
Transsiberia (OST)
1998
3.57 | 26 ratings
TimeSquare - Dream Mixes II
1998
2.00 | 19 ratings
Ambient Monkeys
1998
3.18 | 41 ratings
Mars Polaris
1999
3.00 | 16 ratings
What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
1999
3.31 | 24 ratings
Great Wall Of China (OST)
1999
3.03 | 30 ratings
Seven Letters From Tibet
2000
3.61 | 29 ratings
Dream Mixes 3 - The Past Hundred Moons
2001
2.54 | 15 ratings
The Melrose Years
2003
2.64 | 22 ratings
Mota Atma
2003
2.90 | 21 ratings
Dream Mixes 4
2004
3.61 | 40 ratings
Purgatorio (Dante Alighieri - La Divina Commedia)
2004
3.47 | 25 ratings
Jeanne D´Arc - La Révolte Éternelle
2005
3.06 | 27 ratings
Kyoto
2005
2.78 | 39 ratings
Phaedra 2005
2005
3.06 | 20 ratings
Blue Dawn
2006
2.44 | 9 ratings
TD Plays TD
2006
3.00 | 8 ratings
Mars Mission Counter
2007
2.36 | 11 ratings
One Times One
2007
3.43 | 28 ratings
Springtime In Nagasaki
2007
2.98 | 32 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.11 | 19 ratings
Summer In Nagasaki
2007
3.14 | 7 ratings
Axiat
2008
3.08 | 12 ratings
Purple Dilluvial
2008
2.95 | 19 ratings
Booster
2008
2.41 | 20 ratings
Hyperborea 2008
2008
2.41 | 22 ratings
Tangram 2008
2008
2.91 | 22 ratings
Views From A Red Train
2008
2.59 | 18 ratings
Autumn In Hiroshima
2008
3.46 | 26 ratings
Flame
2009
3.25 | 12 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part 1
2009
3.06 | 16 ratings
Endless Season
2010
1.35 | 16 ratings
Under Cover - Chapter One
2010
2.09 | 3 ratings
Finnegans Wake
2011
3.61 | 36 ratings
Edgar Allan Poe's The Island of the Fay
2011
3.43 | 22 ratings
The Angel from the West Window
2011
3.55 | 27 ratings
Machu Picchu
2012
0.00 | 0 ratings
Franz Kafka - The Castle
2013
2.90 | 10 ratings
One Night In Africa
2013
3.00 | 7 ratings
Grand Theft Auto V - The Cinematographic Score
2013
3.00 | 3 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part 2
2014

TANGERINE DREAM Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.28 | 290 ratings
Ricochet
1975
3.89 | 194 ratings
Encore (Live 1977)
1977
3.68 | 62 ratings
Quichotte
1980
3.76 | 145 ratings
Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
1983
3.96 | 123 ratings
Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
1984
4.28 | 83 ratings
Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
1986
3.32 | 54 ratings
Livemiles
1988
2.91 | 40 ratings
220 Volt Live
1993
3.28 | 25 ratings
Tournado - Live In Europe
1997
3.39 | 26 ratings
Valentine Wheels, Live in London
1998
1.96 | 9 ratings
Dream Encores
1998
3.66 | 20 ratings
Sohoman
1999
3.75 | 23 ratings
Soundmill Navigator
2000
3.31 | 25 ratings
Inferno (Dante Alighieri - La Divina Commedia)
2002
3.58 | 15 ratings
Rockface (Live In Berkeley 1988)
2003
3.20 | 26 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 1
2003
3.48 | 11 ratings
Arizona Live
2004
3.06 | 12 ratings
East - Live In Berlin 1990
2004
2.17 | 6 ratings
Ottawa - June 20th 1986
2004
4.45 | 10 ratings
Sydney - February 22nd 1982
2004
3.80 | 6 ratings
Paris - February 2nd 1981
2004
3.08 | 11 ratings
Montreal - April 9th 1977
2004
3.07 | 8 ratings
Aachen - January 21st 1981
2004
2.75 | 14 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2
2004
3.00 | 13 ratings
Rocking Mars
2005
2.53 | 10 ratings
Vault IV
2005
2.00 | 1 ratings
Brighton - March 25th 1986
2005
2.00 | 1 ratings
Cleveland - June 24th 1986
2005
2.92 | 6 ratings
Preston - November 5th 1980
2006
3.62 | 7 ratings
Detroit - March 31st 1977
2006
4.24 | 19 ratings
Paradiso (Dante Alighieri - La Divina Commedia)
2006
3.79 | 14 ratings
The London Eye Concert
2009
3.00 | 4 ratings
Izu - Live In Japan 2009
2010
2.57 | 14 ratings
Starmus - Sonic Universe (With Brian May)
2013
3.43 | 7 ratings
Cruise To Destiny
2013
3.89 | 8 ratings
Sorcerer 2014
2014
2.33 | 3 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - The Concerts
2014
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume One
2015
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
2016

TANGERINE DREAM Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.71 | 12 ratings
Three Phase
1993
2.50 | 6 ratings
The Video Dream Mixes
2000
1.73 | 14 ratings
Live in America 1992
2004
3.80 | 5 ratings
Dante's Inferno
2006
3.60 | 10 ratings
Tempodrom
2006
3.80 | 5 ratings
One Night In Space - Live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt
2007
3.50 | 4 ratings
Orange Odyssey - The Eberswalde Concert
2007
3.73 | 6 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.07 | 5 ratings
London Astoria Club Concert 2007
2007
2.67 | 3 ratings
The Epsilon Journey - Tangerine Dream plays Edgar Froese
2008
3.80 | 5 ratings
Loreley Night of the prog Festival Germany 2008
2008
4.35 | 8 ratings
Tangerine Dream - The London Eye Concert
2009
2.50 | 2 ratings
Live In Lisbon
2010
0.00 | 0 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - London
2015

TANGERINE DREAM Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.58 | 12 ratings
'70-'80
1980
3.68 | 25 ratings
Dream Sequence
1985
3.53 | 11 ratings
The Collection
1987
3.73 | 11 ratings
The Best Of Tangerine Dream
1989
3.60 | 5 ratings
Synthetiseur
1990
2.00 | 5 ratings
From Dawn 'til Dusk
1991
2.68 | 15 ratings
The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream
1992
2.08 | 7 ratings
Dream Music
1992
2.50 | 4 ratings
The Story Of Tangerine Dream
1993
3.81 | 20 ratings
Tangents
1994
2.40 | 5 ratings
Atmospherics
1995
1.75 | 4 ratings
Dream Music 2
1995
3.11 | 9 ratings
Book Of Dreams
1995
3.83 | 6 ratings
The Dream Roots Collection
1996
4.43 | 12 ratings
Tangerine Dream (1996 Disky Compilation)
1996
2.67 | 3 ratings
Sea Of Dreams
1998
2.60 | 5 ratings
Luminous Visions
1998
3.26 | 6 ratings
The Analogue Space Years
1998
3.40 | 5 ratings
The Pink Years
1998
2.50 | 6 ratings
Atlantic Bridges
1998
2.91 | 4 ratings
Atlantic Walls
1998
2.80 | 5 ratings
The Blue Years
1998
3.50 | 6 ratings
Tangerine Dream
1999
3.92 | 6 ratings
Tang-go
2000
3.96 | 8 ratings
Antique Dreams
2000
3.20 | 5 ratings
i-Box
2000
4.57 | 5 ratings
Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology)
2002
4.13 | 11 ratings
Nebulous Dawn (The Early Years)
2006
2.80 | 5 ratings
The Dante Arias Collection
2007
2.80 | 5 ratings
The Dante Song Collection
2007
2.80 | 5 ratings
Starbound Collection
2007
3.00 | 9 ratings
Silver Siren Collection
2007
2.80 | 5 ratings
Ocean Waves Collection
2007
2.83 | 6 ratings
Cyberjam Collection
2007
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2007
2.80 | 5 ratings
Canyon Cazuma
2007
2.00 | 4 ratings
Hollywood Lightning
2007
2.50 | 6 ratings
Tangines Scales
2007
3.00 | 4 ratings
The Anthology Decades - The Space Years Vol. 1
2008
4.00 | 5 ratings
Sunrise in the Third System - The Pink Years Anthology 1970-1973
2011

TANGERINE DREAM Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.74 | 11 ratings
Lady Greengrass / Love Of Mine (The Ones: pre-Tangerine Dream)
1966
3.97 | 21 ratings
Ultima Thule
1971
4.33 | 6 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.17 | 6 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
3.08 | 5 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
2.22 | 4 ratings
Daydream & Moorland
1983
3.33 | 3 ratings
Going West
1984
3.50 | 8 ratings
Warsaw In The Sun
1984
3.80 | 5 ratings
Dolphin Dance
1986
2.34 | 21 ratings
Quinoa
1992
3.71 | 7 ratings
Space Flight Orange
2005
3.00 | 5 ratings
40 Years Roadmap To Music
2006
3.57 | 7 ratings
Metaphor
2006
3.29 | 7 ratings
One Night In Space
2007
4.00 | 7 ratings
Sleeping Watches Snoring in Silence
2007
3.72 | 9 ratings
Bells Of Accra
2007
2.88 | 7 ratings
Das Romantische Opfer
2008
2.14 | 7 ratings
Fallen Angels
2008
3.50 | 2 ratings
Josephine The Mouse Singer
2014
3.04 | 4 ratings
Mala Kunia
2014
3.05 | 3 ratings
Quantum Key
2015

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 Force Majeure by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.99 | 379 ratings

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Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Lewian

3 stars On Force Majeure, Tangerine Dream get rid of the singer used on Cyclone, but as a connection with Cyclone, for the second (and last) time in a row they use Klaus Krüger as drummer (he's written with German Umlaut-ue, not sure whether this shows well in progarchives; I was always confused whether the guy's name was Krueger or Krieger but it seems that he made it "Krieger" so that people wouldn't have to use the Umlaut). The album can also be connected to their next effort "Tangram" in that the music is very melodic and tonal; although there are some more mysterious sounding parts (mostly when the drummer takes a break, and toward the end), most of the album tries to be beautiful, peaceful and rather easily listenable.

I decided to write this review in order to add an apparently outlying point of view. I'm surprised to see that pretty much everyone rates this very highly. For me it is clearly inferior to both surrounding albums, Cyclone and Tangram. I'm fine with the addition of drums and the strong use of guitars, spicing up their usual sound a bit. Neither am I per se against going into a more melodic and transparent direction that some people would call "commercial". The thing is, I don't find much attraction in this album from the point of view of composition. The melodies and harmonies are mostly quite bland, there is hardly anything in this album that I find memorable. Before, the focus of the band was much more on sound and atmosphere, but here the focus is more on melody and harmony and structure, in which case composition becomes more important, and in this department they don't deliver. Several parts are played out repetitively to quite some length, but with doing this kind of thing with an almost full rock formation, TD are rather late to the party, and I don't find particularly exciting or special what they do.

To be fair, the instrumental performances are fine and the band's trademark electronic sound and Froese's unique guitar playing still add something special to what otherwise would look a rather aimless endeavour. The title track Force Majeure has a good number of different parts with some less sugary and more interesting sound-oriented interplays, so there is actually some composition going on, but to me the logic of the succession of parts is not so clear and the whole thing seems to be pieced together somewhat arbitrarily. On the other hand, Cloudburst Flight, the opener of side 2, is the most consistent track, and although one could complain about a lack of compositional substance here, this works well creating a peaceful atmosphere in the beginning with some acoustic guitar, from which it then builds up the more intense rock solo part organically to then end again on a peaceful note. Thru Metamorphic Rocks starts in an unmemorable soft rock manner, but then moves to a darker, less melodic, nervous sequencer-driven part that occupies the last 10 minutes. I've got to admit, setting out to review this rather negatively and remembering it as much too repetitive, that this strikes me now as pretty good, with well thought through exciting sound developments to which Krueger thankfully adds in a rather dynamic way instead of flattening things by a straight rhythm. It is also a good contrast to the rest of the album, atmosphere-wise.

So I actually had planned to give this two stars, but I think that the beginning and end of side 2 (which most people like less) in their nice contrast just make it 3. In any case, I still prefer the more risk-taking Cyclone and the more consistent Tangram over this one, which has its moments but also some weaknesses that I can't get around.

 Cyclone by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.59 | 288 ratings

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Cyclone
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by LSDisease

5 stars This album was a risky business for Tangerine Dream. Exploration of a progressive rock territory plus their typical Berlin School avant grade experiments mixed together that was enough for many hard core fans of electronic music. But the band really tried to be different. Their previous Virgin Years albums were excellent but when Baumann left the band the guys decided tu use a different formula, as an experiment probably or they wanted some attention from prog fans too. I don't know. So they recorded Cyclone, album that is beyond anything ever done in both generes. I mean seriously, even vocals that appear for the first time on TD record are different than anything you've ever heard. Some parts are sung in an unknown language like it was a spell or something. First track is an avant grade progressive rock, second one mixes prog rock and electronic music, the last one is an uptempo Berlin School extravaganza that lasts over 20 minutes. What an amazing record Cyclone is. And it wasn't their last word. I think all of their Virgin Years albums are excellent. But this one is the most original of them.
 The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2 by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 2004
2.75 | 14 ratings

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The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Better go with Volume 1

Like Volume 1, Volume 2 of the "Bootleg Box Set" series includes five TANGERINE DREAM concerts, between 1976 and 1983 this time. This means it features three different line-ups: one with Peter Baumann, one with Steve Joliffe and Klaus Krüger, and the last one with Schmoelling. Although the covered period is larger and the music is more varied than in the first box set, there are less genuine novelties here, as the band was already less improvising and began playing their studio material live from the beginning of the 80's. Like Volume 1, the tapes were remastered by Jerome Froese and, still like Volume 1, the artwork is awful again.

Despite its good recording quality and year, the first concert, Nottingham 1976, is not the most convincing. It contains good moments, such as reusage of themes from "Ricochet" and "Stratosfear", as well as partial drafts of future tracks of "Sorcerer" and "Encore". However, the overall sounds a little repetitive and lengthy. A pleasant but uneven performance, less interesting than the ones from "Bootleg Box Set Volume 1".

The second concert was recorded during TD's 1977 North American tour in Washington, the last one with Peter Baumann. Like all performances of the tour, it opens with "Cherokee Lane" and "Monolight". The rest consists of previously unreleased tracks, mostly improvised, in the style of "Encore" and "Sorcerer", with sci-fi effects and pre-trance sonorities futuristic at the time. Froese's distorted guitar gets pretty wild too by moments. However, despite all these features, the music itself is quite repetitive and not that interesting, the best passages being "Monolight" and "Octagon". Furthermore, the sound quality is average. I'd better recommend the Montreal or Detroit concerts, more inspired and now released as part of the Bootmoon series.

The third concert, Hamburg 1978, is the curiosity of the box set. Quite original, it is one of the few recordings starring the controversial "Cyclone" line-up, ie. vocalist Steve Joliffe and drummer Klaus Krüger. The tracks reuses the electronic sequences from "Bent Cold Sidewalk" and "Madrigal Meridian", and each musician uses his instrument, or voice, to fan the fire, like a long meditative trance. You have to be concentrated to really "enter" the music. Then you'll be in for an unique and unusual TANGERINE DREAM performance.

The fourth concert was recorded at Newcastle in 1981, in a transition period between "Exit" and their next albums, "White Eagle" and the live "White Eagle". It features drafts for "Logos Part 1" and "Mojave Plan". However, more interesting here are the tracks unreleased in studio versions. Sobornost is a nice icy and oppressive tune, that will be remastered and overdubbed on the "Antique Dreams" compilation. The dynamic "Bondy Parade" can also be found with a better quality, with overdubs too, on the official live album "Sohoman". "Therman Inversion" is another highlight of the performance, this trippy long transition is very cool and will be played at 1982 Australian concerts. Thus, the genuine novelty here is "Digital Times Suite", containing slight glimpses of "Convention of the 24", but overall rather lengthy and average.

The fifth and last concert was recorded at Frankfurt in 1983, for the anniversary of the death of German actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Edgar Froese composed the soundtrack of the last film he starred in, "Kamikaze 1989". Shortest of the box set with a duration of only 35 minutes, the performance is made of extracts from TD's "Logos", "Poland" live releases, as well as Edgar Froese's "Flying Kamikaze", from "Kamikaze 1989" soundtrack. The music itself is good, but it does not features any previously unreleased tracks, as they can already can found on official albums, in better quality. The 1982 Croydon concert inclusion would have been a better choice, as it contains the cool "Logotypes" suite, not officially released.

"Bootleg Box Set Volume 2" is less fascinating than the first volume, in which all material was entirely new as all performances were improvised. The choice of the two concerts with Peter Baumann is not the best, and the fifth concert is a bit useless. Highlights of this box set are thus the Hamburg 1978 concert featuring the "Cyclone" line-up, pretty unusual and incantatory and Newcastle 1981, that shows the band's creativity was still intact at the dawn of the 80's.

Not bad, but for TANGERINE DREAM connoisseurs only.

 Sorcerer by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.29 | 172 ratings

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Sorcerer
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars A bewitching soundtrack

3.5 stars

First movie soundtrack by TANGERINE DREAM, "Sorcerer" was commanded to the German trio by film director William Friedkin ("The Exorcist", "The French Connection"...). Contrarily to what the title may suggests, the film deals neither with witchcraft nor black magic, but is a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 "The Wages Of Fear". The scenario is about trucks transporting nitroglycerine, "Sorcerer" being the name of one of the vehicles. Friedkin discovered the band's electronic soundscapes during a projection of "The Exorcist" in Munich and confessed he would have asked TD to take care of the film's music if he had knew them before.

TANGERINE DREAM supposedly composed the soundtrack before a single scene of the movie was shot, only by reading the scenario, which is quite unusual in the cinematography industry. Initially an hour and a half long, the selected material was finally shortened to 44 minutes by the film director. The style is on par with the band's releases of the 1976-1977 period, "Stratosfear" and "Encore", however the tracks are much shorter than usual. This may surprise the fans used to long evolving soundscapes. Instead, this disc consists of small disturbing, threatening or gloomy ambiances. The danger lurks everywhere...

The opener "Main Title" is in fact not a theme at all, but is rather a nightmarish ambient piece with strange electronic effects. "Search" is more melodic with its nice changing sequences. One of the best passages of the record. Then comes "The Call" a cool floydian track in the vein of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"'s opening. The slow "Creation" displays a menacing atmosphere, whereas "Vengeance" possesses slight reminiscences of "Statosfear", however more sinister. The most original composition is "The Journey". Its unusual robotic rhythm contrasts with the smooth melody.

"Grind" pre-dates the fast sequence used 3 years later for "The Thief", that will become a gimmick of TD's concerts during the 80's Schmoelling-era. Not very peaceful, "Rain Forest" is a rather somber HELDON-esque jungle. "Abyss" is the longest track but unfortunately not the best. A crazy and messy ambient pit. Calm and hope come back with "The Mountain Road" and "Impressions Of Sorcerer" and their tribal percussions. The ender "Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme)" is of course the iconic tune of the disc with its dark electronic loop and hazy mellotron interventions.

The music represents well the title and the picture. I did not saw William Friedkin's movie, but I saw Henri-Georges Clouzot's, so I would tend to say the soundtrack suit the film scenes. Overall, despite a few less interesting passages, "Sorcerer" a nice collection of different eerie ambiances. Do not expect long hypnotic spacey soundscapes here.

Recommended for fans, this first movie soundtrack by TANGERINE DREAM is probably their best. It marks the entrance of the band into the film industry, who will become one of its most prolific film music composers...

 The Keep (OST) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.18 | 35 ratings

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The Keep (OST)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

2 stars After their successful collaboration with Michael Mann on Thief, Tangerine Dream once again signed up for soundtrack duty on Mann's next film The Keep, a rare excursion into horror and fantasy for the director which unfortunately ended up rather muddled due to the studio hacking back a large amount of material, rendering the plot incomprehensible.

Despite this, The Keep has become a bit of a cult movie thanks in part to its atmosphere; you might not understand what's going on in it, but it looks fantastic and sounds incredible, and key to that is the fact that it enjoys one of Tangerine Dream's best soundtracks that included both new compositions (including an out-of-left-field adaptation of Walking In The Air from The Snowman) and reworked extracts from the archives - some bits of Logos are on here, for instance, and fans have also spotted a few extracts from Ricochet.

So, The Keep soundtrack album should be a no-brainer, right? Well... no. For reasons unknown, the original soundtrack to The Keep has never been released. Widespread speculation has it that there are issues with the licensing of the music; in some territories, where the film is available via streaming services a different soundtrack is provided, which would lend credence to this theory. It's notable that the music that plays during the opening credits - a real spine-tingler of a piece which sets the mood nicely - is a cover of Mea Culpa by Byrne and Eno from My Life In the Bush of Ghosts (it doesn't have the vocal samples used in the track, obviously, but it's very obviously the same tune), but they aren't credited, which might have prompted some of rumoured legal issues.

But wait, what is this release which claims to be the original soundtrack of the film? A bootleg? Well, not quite - it's a limited edition CD that Tangerine Dream put out which includes a few pieces of the film mingled in with tunes which don't appear in the movie but sort-of-kind-of sound like the sort of thing that might have been included in it, with a generous sprinkling of overdubs and rerecorded portions applied. It's rather muddled and pedestrian, to tell the truth, and falls far short of the atmosphere evoked by the original soundtrack pieces, most of which have been consigned to bootlegs (many of which are incomplete). It's a great disappointment, and one which hopefully Edgar Froese's estate will be able to sort out in the future.

 Ricochet by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1975
4.28 | 290 ratings

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Ricochet
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group RIO/Avant/Zeuhl & Neo Teams

5 stars An appropriate development with obvious refinement. This "Ricochet" was performed and recorded on a TANGERINE DREAM stage in front of the enthusiastic audience. As for the whole performance of Ricochet Suite, their soundscape and atmospheric construction can be felt superb and surrealistic, both of which could give dreamy philosophical views and vibes to the audience. Their repetitive convoluted sound structure should be really too well-calculated and strictly-planned for other electronic followers to copy or imitate so easily methinks.

The first phase of this suite would get positive steadiness in a more polished and more ethnic manner than previously. The percussion / drumming launching a bunch of tribal mood obviously gets intensified with more German psychedelic movements, and multi- dimensional electronic components let us feel more strongly elegant palpitation. Simple repetition of musical phrases can be felt stretched solid and mystically melodic, and notify us they would have developed musically and digitally, electronically. Simultaneously, they would keep their 'dramatic' Krautrock essence as something cynical and distorting here and there ... it's exactly our pleasure.

The latter phase sounds more and more delightful and fashionable especially in the beginning, but do not be deceived, they discharged weirder and darker atmosphere just in the middle part, as if they might have shouted they never forget such a texture as their musical basis ... this bizarre might be in the similar vein of their first shot "Electronic Meditation" (a reviewer said "Electronic Meditation" could never be thought as their electronic roots but who believes?). They might keep this complicated method as a trauma I imagine ... could not avoid at all. However, they played their novel (but a tad tinged with previous flavour) clear identity perfectly on the stage, that could gain lots of cheers from the audience. In natural, let me say.

"Ricochet" is one of the greatest progressive electronic works we can say, without any suspicion. Cheers from me too.

 Thief by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1981
3.18 | 129 ratings

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Thief
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Tangerine Dream had already dipped their toe into soundtrack work with their 1977 soundtrack for Friedkin's Sorcerer, but it was with Thief that they took what had been an interesting diversion and turned it into what amounted to a second career for them. Tangerine Dream's soundtracks were quintessentially 1980s, so I suppose it makes sense in a way that this was produced for that most 1980s of all directors, Michael Mann - and indeed, an awful lot of their soundtrack work consisted mostly of riffing on a bunch of the ideas first aired here.

What makes Thief stand out from some of their more phoned-in soundtrack work is the way that it manages to walk the tightrope of capturing a particular zeitgeist without sounding clumsy or dated. The synthesisers have an undeniably 1980s sound to them, but Tangerine Dream manage to make them work in a way that so many others in the 1980s struggled to by accepting and appreciating the sounds and textures produced by those 80s synths as interesting sonic ingredients in their own right, rather than treating them like cheap, crappy stand-ins for "real" instruments.

By respecting their synthesisers' output in this way, and adding additional elements (like some actually quite decent guitar) to add a few highlights that couldn't be accomplished with synths alone, they produced a piece which ends up being rather more interesting than the sort of imitative work turned out by many of their peers (and, for that matter, themselves) in its wake.

 L'Affaire Wallraff (The Man Inside) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1992
2.24 | 15 ratings

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L'Affaire Wallraff (The Man Inside)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

2 stars Just another forgettable movie soundtrack madi in 1990 and released a couple of years later. This is plain enectronic music with drone drumming. An easy kind of electronic melodies of which there was plenty available in that period.

There are some good passages here and there, anyway. "Tobel's Death By The River" is not a bad track, but it sounds so "Eloy" that one can expect the voice of Frank Bornemann to suddenly appear.

The most relaxed moments are quite boring, instead and in the end after listening to the whole album just few impressions remain. Nothing more than background music. Listenable.

2 stars for a collector's item.

 Electronic Meditation by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.33 | 262 ratings

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Electronic Meditation
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group RIO/Avant/Zeuhl & Neo Teams

5 stars Quite suitable to call this gem as the rise of the Progressive Electronic curtain, let me say.

In those days only cheap synthesizer-based electronic strategies or analogous mixing / dubbing techniques could be used I guess, and it's impressive they have completed such a deep, identified atmospheric sound organization even via limited methods or technologies ... as if waves in the evening break upon the shore and retreat, their sound vibes have broken our stereotype of music, and sometimes supported our mind gently and sensitively. And very shocking is each of interval changes between one track and another. Pretty mysterious all around the album.

Yes such a incredible attack comes suddenly and massively just from the beginning of the first track "Genesis". Quirky drumming irregularity and comfortable electronic awkwardness, far away from the current digitally-settled world. Weird flute typhoon in the middle is sensual in a sense. This eccentricity always makes my conjunctive congestion. And the following freakout sound trip "Journey Through The Burning Brain" gets started with intensive irritation of paradoxical sound anomalies. On the contrary, the middle part sounds like Ash Ra Tempel's Amboss, that be thought as such an authentic Krautrock improvisation. And what a tragedy, the last mellotron-ish keyboard- synthesizer-based phrase reminds me the last dead leaf has passed away.

"Cold Smoke", as the title says, launches critical cold bullets into our brain. Their cynic in this track is severe indeed. Improvised, randomized instrumental shower storm blows our ears step by step. The latter heavy riffs might be played by the combo drenched in positive psychic agents I suppose. But hey, trippy breath must be shortened sooner or later ... dreamy texture goes forward to the next step "Ashes To Ashes" featuring dry-fruity short breath by wind instruments. Exactly burning to death can be heard via their sound construction. Somewhat obvious instability of soundscape can be felt beneath their creative phenomena. The final brilliant (and a tad foreseeing) ambience "Resurrection" should be appropriate for discussing their sunrise in Progressive Electronic scene.

Bravo for one of the most important cornerstones in progressive rock history concentrating all of electronic music wisdom and knowledge. Can never forget at all how immersed in this creativity I had got. The day I stumbled upon this album should be the day my thought for progressive electronic be drastically altered definitely.

 Ricochet by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1975
4.28 | 290 ratings

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Ricochet
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Music from another world

First official live release of TANGERINE DREAM during its "golden" era, "Ricochet" is simply their best album from this period, as well as a magisterial tour de force. A noticeable fact is that, during the 70's concerts, as many other electronic bands, the German pioneers didn't play their studio compositions but instead offered a new entirely improvised performance every time.

For this record, extracts from the 1975 tour in France and England were selected among nearly 50 hours of recording. Some parts have been edited and others added in a studio, in order to propose the best quality and sound possible. This will become a recurrent method on TANGERINE DREAM live albums. However, the result often justifies the mean. Compared to their studio works such as "Rubycon" and "Phaedra", the music is much more melodic and accessible, but this is not pejorative or less interesting here.

Supposedly recorded in France, Part 1 is my favorite. Its spacey beginning unveils a middle-eastern guitar melody supported by a majestic drumming. You're lost in the desert, looking for an ancient legendary temple. Then powerful hypnotic sequences weave a splendid whirling maelstrom of trippy sequences. This unbelievable meditative pre-trance passage may well be the spaciest ever in the history of synthesizer music! You are now projected into another dimension. The ending then reuses the theme from the beginning. These epic 17 minutes are one of the best TD compositions, and simply one of the greatest achievements of the progressive electronic genre.

Part 2 is an extract from a Croydon concert at Fairfield Hall, October 23th 1975. The complete performance has now been remastered and released on the Bootleg Box Set 1 in 2003. Less structured, softer, this second track is more a long improvisation. The beautiful melancholic piano and flute opening melody was added in at the Manor Studio. Then trippy synthesizer loops display a far away magic landscape. This musical theme will become a favorite leitmotiv at concerts. Froese's guitar appear, and after a short passage with strange voices and flute, reminiscent of "Atem", the main theme comes back, however with a little different sequence and atmosphere. The keyboards sometimes sound a little jazzy.

What parts precisely have been recorded live or studio? We're surely never know. But the most important is that "Ricochet" is a diamond in the history of electronic music. Ahead of its time, this live album is also the first TD record truly accessible by newcomers, and good entry point if you want to discover the band. Furthermore, the sound quality is very good.

An essential masterpiece, best live TANGERINE DREAM album, and perhaps best TANGERINE DREAM album ever. If you had to choose only one disc from Froese and co., choose this one. "Ricochet" will transport you to another world...

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