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Tangerine Dream biography
Formed in Berlin, Germany in 1967 - Still active as of 2018

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

3.33 | 357 ratings
Electronic Meditation
1970
3.56 | 397 ratings
Alpha Centauri
1971
3.69 | 444 ratings
Zeit
1972
3.58 | 348 ratings
Atem
1973
4.17 | 874 ratings
Phaedra
1974
4.23 | 1010 ratings
Rubycon
1975
4.00 | 608 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
3.35 | 236 ratings
Sorcerer (OST)
1977
3.67 | 397 ratings
Cyclone
1978
4.00 | 524 ratings
Force Majeure
1979
3.96 | 350 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.49 | 265 ratings
Exit
1981
3.22 | 176 ratings
Thief (OST)
1981
3.26 | 227 ratings
White Eagle
1982
3.49 | 256 ratings
Hyperborea
1983
2.76 | 64 ratings
Wavelength (OST)
1983
3.06 | 74 ratings
Firestarter (OST)
1984
2.90 | 54 ratings
Flashpoint (OST)
1984
2.85 | 48 ratings
Heartbreakers (OST)
1985
2.82 | 154 ratings
Le Parc
1985
3.72 | 208 ratings
Underwater Sunlight
1986
3.33 | 145 ratings
Green Desert
1986
3.28 | 78 ratings
Legend (OST)
1986
2.83 | 46 ratings
Near Dark (OST)
1987
2.54 | 43 ratings
Shy People (OST)
1987
1.64 | 38 ratings
Three O'Clock High (OST)
1987
3.04 | 111 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.73 | 125 ratings
Optical Race
1988
2.95 | 86 ratings
Lily on the Beach
1989
2.94 | 56 ratings
Miracle Mile (OST)
1989
2.81 | 46 ratings
Destination Berlin (OST)
1989
2.22 | 23 ratings
Catch Me... If You Can (OST)
1989
1.89 | 28 ratings
Dead Solid Perfect (OST)
1990
2.93 | 97 ratings
Melrose
1990
3.48 | 76 ratings
Canyon Dreams (OST)
1991
2.54 | 31 ratings
The Park Is Mine (OST)
1991
2.16 | 25 ratings
Rumpelstiltskin (OST)
1991
2.31 | 20 ratings
L'Affaire Wallraff / The Man Inside (OST)
1991
2.05 | 24 ratings
Deadly Care (OST)
1992
2.45 | 76 ratings
Rockoon
1992
2.73 | 68 ratings
Turn Of The Tides
1994
2.79 | 68 ratings
Tyranny Of Beauty
1995
2.87 | 37 ratings
The Dream Mixes
1995
3.03 | 66 ratings
Goblins' Club
1996
2.82 | 23 ratings
Zoning (OST)
1996
3.17 | 47 ratings
The Keep (OST)
1997
3.01 | 32 ratings
Oasis (OST)
1997
1.74 | 29 ratings
Ambient Monkeys
1997
3.31 | 34 ratings
TimeSquare - Dream Mixes 2
1998
2.65 | 31 ratings
Transsiberia (OST)
1998
3.66 | 19 ratings
Quinoa
1998
3.24 | 55 ratings
Mars Polaris
1999
3.32 | 25 ratings
What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
1999
3.33 | 32 ratings
Great Wall Of China (OST)
2000
3.03 | 38 ratings
The Seven Letters From Tibet
2000
3.64 | 42 ratings
Dream Mixes 3 - The Past Hundred Moons
2001
3.20 | 37 ratings
Inferno
2002
2.50 | 21 ratings
The Melrose Years
2002
2.67 | 33 ratings
Mota Atma
2003
2.91 | 28 ratings
Dream Mixes 4
2003
3.58 | 53 ratings
Purgatorio
2004
3.52 | 36 ratings
Jeanne D´Arc - La Révolte Éternelle
2005
3.05 | 35 ratings
Kyoto
2005
2.85 | 51 ratings
Phaedra 2005
2005
3.01 | 31 ratings
Blue Dawn
2006
3.81 | 33 ratings
Paradiso
2006
2.82 | 17 ratings
TD Plays TD
2006
2.41 | 17 ratings
One Times One
2007
2.33 | 3 ratings
Destination Berlin
2007
3.34 | 40 ratings
Springtime In Nagasaki
2007
2.99 | 45 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.12 | 31 ratings
Summer In Nagasaki
2007
3.05 | 20 ratings
Purple Diluvial
2008
2.59 | 25 ratings
Hyperborea 2008
2008
2.54 | 27 ratings
Tangram 2008
2008
2.91 | 33 ratings
Views From A Red Train
2008
2.66 | 28 ratings
Autumn In Hiroshima
2008
3.44 | 32 ratings
Flame
2009
3.52 | 23 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part I
2009
3.33 | 12 ratings
Winter In Hiroshima
2009
2.95 | 9 ratings
Dream Mixes 5 [Aka: DM V]
2010
3.00 | 22 ratings
The Endless Season
2010
1.39 | 26 ratings
Under Cover - Chapter One
2010
3.59 | 49 ratings
The Island Of The Fay
2011
3.43 | 30 ratings
The Angel From The West Window
2011
2.59 | 15 ratings
Finnegans Wake
2011
3.41 | 41 ratings
Machu Picchu
2012
3.76 | 19 ratings
The Castle
2013
2.91 | 16 ratings
The Cinematographic Score GTA 5
2014
3.07 | 15 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part II
2014
3.85 | 75 ratings
Quantum Gate
2017
3.22 | 22 ratings
Light Flux
2017
3.64 | 49 ratings
Recurring Dreams
2019
4.05 | 46 ratings
Raum
2022

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

4.37 | 395 ratings
Ricochet
1975
3.95 | 264 ratings
Encore (Live 1977)
1977
3.82 | 89 ratings
Quichotte
1980
3.81 | 195 ratings
Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
1983
3.98 | 174 ratings
Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
1984
4.21 | 123 ratings
Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
1986
3.33 | 73 ratings
Livemiles
1988
2.95 | 59 ratings
220 Volt Live
1993
3.25 | 32 ratings
Tournado - Live In Europe
1997
3.36 | 32 ratings
Valentine Wheels, Live in London
1998
2.00 | 13 ratings
Dream Encores
1998
3.64 | 26 ratings
Sohoman
1999
3.71 | 30 ratings
Soundmill Navigator
2000
3.48 | 22 ratings
Rockface (Live In Berkeley 1988)
2003
3.33 | 36 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 1
2003
3.41 | 16 ratings
Arizona Live
2004
3.05 | 18 ratings
East - Live In Berlin 1990
2004
2.64 | 11 ratings
Ottawa - June 20th 1986
2004
4.34 | 16 ratings
Sydney - February 22nd 1982
2004
3.68 | 12 ratings
Paris - February 2nd 1981
2004
3.09 | 18 ratings
Montreal - April 9th 1977
2004
3.09 | 14 ratings
Aachen - January 21st 1981
2004
2.81 | 19 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2
2004
3.00 | 20 ratings
Rocking Mars
2005
2.65 | 14 ratings
Vault IV
2005
2.20 | 6 ratings
Brighton - March 25th 1986
2005
2.15 | 7 ratings
Cleveland - June 24th 1986
2005
2.97 | 11 ratings
Preston - November 5th 1980
2006
2.33 | 3 ratings
Tangerine Dream
2006
3.48 | 12 ratings
Detroit - March 31st 1977
2006
2.25 | 4 ratings
Orange Odyssey
2007
2.25 | 4 ratings
One Night in Space
2007
2.80 | 5 ratings
Loreley
2008
2.25 | 4 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
2.25 | 4 ratings
Live @ Dussmann Berlin
2009
3.56 | 18 ratings
The London Eye Concert
2009
2.75 | 8 ratings
Izu - Live In Japan 2009
2010
3.63 | 10 ratings
Zeitgeist Concert
2010
2.25 | 4 ratings
Knights of Asheville
2011
3.40 | 6 ratings
The Gate of Saturn (Live at the Lowry Manchester 2011)
2011
2.50 | 4 ratings
Live at Admiralspalast Berlin
2012
2.25 | 4 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
2.53 | 21 ratings
Starmus - Sonic Universe (With Brian May)
2013
2.80 | 10 ratings
Cruise To Destiny
2013
3.84 | 18 ratings
Sorcerer 2014
2014
3.00 | 10 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - The Concerts
2014
4.27 | 11 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume One
2015
2.83 | 6 ratings
Supernormal - The Australian Concerts 2014
2015
3.41 | 13 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
2016
3.90 | 10 ratings
Live at Philharmony Szczecin-Poland 2016
2016
3.73 | 11 ratings
The Sessions 1
2017
3.89 | 9 ratings
The Sessions 2
2018
3.37 | 10 ratings
The Sessions III
2018
3.71 | 8 ratings
The Sessions IV
2018
3.67 | 6 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series - Volume Three
2019
3.00 | 3 ratings
Live at Augusta Raurica Switzerland 2016
2019
3.50 | 4 ratings
The Sessions V
2019
4.07 | 6 ratings
Live at Reims Cathedral 1974
2020
3.33 | 3 ratings
The Sessions VI
2020
3.50 | 4 ratings
The Sessions VII
2021

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

3.73 | 14 ratings
Three Phase
1993
2.70 | 10 ratings
The Video Dream Mixes
2000
1.89 | 18 ratings
Live in America 1992
2004
3.50 | 2 ratings
Inferno
2004
3.67 | 6 ratings
Dante's Inferno
2006
3.62 | 13 ratings
Tempodrom
2006
3.57 | 7 ratings
One Night In Space - Live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt
2007
3.50 | 4 ratings
Orange Odyssey - The Eberswalde Concert
2007
4.00 | 2 ratings
35th Phaedra Anniversary Concert
2007
3.50 | 4 ratings
Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975
2007
3.75 | 7 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.07 | 5 ratings
London Astoria Club Concert 2007
2007
3.20 | 5 ratings
The Epsilon Journey - Tangerine Dream plays Edgar Froese
2008
3.67 | 7 ratings
Loreley Night of the prog Festival Germany 2008
2008
4.20 | 11 ratings
Tangerine Dream - The London Eye Concert
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Izu (Live In Japan 2009)
2010
3.60 | 5 ratings
Live In Lisbon
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Admiralspalast Berlin
2013
5.00 | 2 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - London
2015
5.00 | 2 ratings
Revolution of Sound
2017

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

4.78 | 9 ratings
Alpha Centauri/Atem
1976
4.70 | 20 ratings
'70-'80
1980
3.73 | 35 ratings
Dream Sequence
1985
4.60 | 5 ratings
In the Beginning
1986
3.49 | 18 ratings
The Collection
1987
3.80 | 16 ratings
The Best Of Tangerine Dream
1989
4.00 | 8 ratings
Synthetiseur
1990
2.45 | 11 ratings
From Dawn 'til Dusk
1991
2.75 | 22 ratings
The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream
1992
2.00 | 9 ratings
Dream Music
1992
2.50 | 2 ratings
(3)
1992
2.00 | 5 ratings
The Story Of Tangerine Dream
1993
3.82 | 27 ratings
Tangents
1994
2.50 | 2 ratings
Collection
1994
2.50 | 6 ratings
Atmospherics
1995
1.86 | 7 ratings
Dream Music 2
1995
3.24 | 14 ratings
Book Of Dreams
1995
3.90 | 10 ratings
The Dream Roots Collection
1996
4.50 | 13 ratings
Tangerine Dream (1996 Disky Compilation)
1996
2.38 | 17 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 1
1998
2.17 | 17 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 2
1998
2.38 | 8 ratings
Luminous Visions
1998
3.24 | 9 ratings
The Analogue Space Years
1998
2.88 | 8 ratings
The Pink Years
1998
2.53 | 9 ratings
Atlantic Bridges
1998
3.00 | 8 ratings
Atlantic Walls
1998
2.63 | 8 ratings
The Blue Years
1998
3.50 | 2 ratings
Dream Dice
1998
1.50 | 4 ratings
Sea Of Dreams
1998
3.25 | 8 ratings
Tangerine Dream
1999
3.82 | 9 ratings
Tang-go
2000
3.91 | 14 ratings
Antique Dreams
2000
3.50 | 10 ratings
i-Box
2000
3.83 | 6 ratings
Dream Sequence
2000
4.22 | 9 ratings
Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology)
2002
2.00 | 5 ratings
The Melrose Years
2003
2.50 | 2 ratings
An Introduction to...
2004
2.50 | 2 ratings
High Voltage
2004
2.00 | 2 ratings
Lamb with Radar Eyes
2004
3.50 | 4 ratings
The Essential
2006
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Essential Collection
2006
4.09 | 18 ratings
Nebulous Dawn (The Early Years)
2006
2.71 | 7 ratings
The Dante Arias Collection
2007
2.33 | 6 ratings
The Dante Song Collection
2007
3.00 | 7 ratings
Starbound Collection
2007
3.14 | 14 ratings
Silver Siren Collection
2007
3.00 | 8 ratings
Ocean Waves Collection
2007
2.90 | 10 ratings
Cyberjam Collection
2007
2.40 | 5 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2007
3.25 | 8 ratings
Canyon Cazuma
2007
2.29 | 7 ratings
Hollywood Lightning
2007
2.60 | 10 ratings
Tangines Scales
2007
2.50 | 4 ratings
DM 2.1
2007
1.75 | 4 ratings
Mars Mission Counter
2007
2.00 | 2 ratings
Antique Dream Land
2007
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Very Best of Tangerine Dream
2008
2.50 | 4 ratings
Booster 2
2008
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Vintage Years Anthology
2008
3.33 | 3 ratings
The Electronic Magic of Tangerine Dream
2008
2.93 | 25 ratings
Booster
2008
3.13 | 8 ratings
The Anthology Decades - The Space Years Vol. 1
2008
3.00 | 10 ratings
Axiat
2008
2.33 | 3 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2009
2.60 | 5 ratings
Booster 3
2009
2.00 | 2 ratings
Ballads
2009
2.00 | 2 ratings
Music for Sports - Power and Motion
2009
2.00 | 2 ratings
Music for Sports - Cool Races
2009
2.50 | 2 ratings
Vintage Vanguard
2009
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Independent Years
2009
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Electronic Journey
2010
3.67 | 3 ratings
Run to Vegas
2010
3.67 | 3 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
2010
4.00 | 5 ratings
Ride on the Ray; The Blue Years Anthology 1980-1987
2011
2.60 | 5 ratings
Booster 4
2011
3.96 | 22 ratings
The Virgin Years 1974-1978
2011
3.90 | 10 ratings
Sunrise in the Third System - The Pink Years Anthology 1970-1973
2011
4.50 | 12 ratings
The Virgin Years 1977-1983
2012
2.50 | 4 ratings
Booster 5
2012
2.00 | 2 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream
2012
2.50 | 4 ratings
Booster 6
2013
2.50 | 2 ratings
Lost in Strings Vol. 1
2013
2.50 | 2 ratings
Decades: 1980s
2013
2.50 | 2 ratings
Decades: 70s
2013
3.33 | 3 ratings
Ultima Thule
2013
2.93 | 14 ratings
One Night In Africa
2013
2.00 | 2 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream Live
2014
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Deep Run to Vegas
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
Out of this World
2015
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 7
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ultima Thule
2016
3.91 | 11 ratings
Quantum Gate / Quantum Key
2018
4.63 | 7 ratings
The Pink Years Albums 1970-1973
2018
4.00 | 3 ratings
The Blue Years Studio Albums 1985-1987
2019
4.91 | 28 ratings
In Search of Hades (The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979)
2019
4.43 | 7 ratings
Pilots of Purple Twilight (The Virgin Recordings 1980-1983)
2020

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

2.79 | 16 ratings
Lady Greengrass / Love Of Mine (The Ones: pre-Tangerine Dream)
1966
3.98 | 27 ratings
Ultima Thule
1971
4.33 | 3 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
1974
4.00 | 3 ratings
Extracts from Rubycon
1975
4.50 | 2 ratings
Excerpt from Ricochet
1975
4.20 | 5 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
4.50 | 2 ratings
Betrayal/Grind
1977
4.00 | 2 ratings
Monolight
1977
4.00 | 2 ratings
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
1978
4.00 | 3 ratings
Excerpts from Force Majeure
1979
4.44 | 9 ratings
Tangram
1980
4.50 | 2 ratings
Choronzon
1981
3.33 | 12 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
3.09 | 9 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
2.63 | 13 ratings
Daydream & Moorland
1983
4.50 | 2 ratings
Cinnamon Road / Hyperborea
1983
3.20 | 5 ratings
Going West
1984
3.55 | 11 ratings
Warsaw In The Sun
1984
2.33 | 3 ratings
Streethawk
1985
2.67 | 3 ratings
Tiergarten
1985
3.78 | 9 ratings
Dolphin Dance
1986
2.33 | 3 ratings
Dancing on a White Moon
1987
3.04 | 5 ratings
Tyger
1987
1.67 | 3 ratings
A Time for Heroes
1987
3.00 | 3 ratings
Marakesh
1988
3.67 | 3 ratings
Alexander Square
1989
4.00 | 3 ratings
Optical Race/Mothers Of Rain/Sun Gate/Ghazal
1989
4.00 | 2 ratings
House of the Rising Sun
1989
4.00 | 2 ratings
Oranges Don't Dance
1990
2.40 | 24 ratings
Quinoa
1992
3.67 | 3 ratings
Rockoon Special Edition
1992
3.50 | 2 ratings
Big City Dwarves
1992
3.00 | 3 ratings
Dreamtime
1993
3.33 | 3 ratings
Turn of the Tides
1994
3.33 | 3 ratings
Midwinter Night
1994
4.00 | 2 ratings
Shepherds Bush
1996
3.50 | 2 ratings
Jim & Pablo: Der Meteor
1997
4.33 | 3 ratings
Das Mädchen auf der Treppe
1997
4.50 | 4 ratings
Limited World Tour Edition 1997
1997
2.22 | 4 ratings
Towards the Evening Star
1997
3.33 | 3 ratings
Sony Center Topping Out Ceremony Score
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
Ça Va - Ça Marche - Ça Ira Encore
1998
4.00 | 1 ratings
Astrophobia
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Stereolight
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Meng Tian
2000
3.75 | 4 ratings
DM 4 Bonus CD
2003
3.33 | 3 ratings
Astoria Theatre London
2003
3.64 | 11 ratings
Space Flight Orange
2005
3.33 | 9 ratings
40 Years Roadmap To Music
2006
3.50 | 2 ratings
Rapid Eye Movement
2006
3.50 | 12 ratings
Metaphor
2006
3.36 | 11 ratings
One Night In Space
2007
4.50 | 2 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Promo
2007
3.75 | 12 ratings
Sleeping Watches Snoring in Silence
2007
3.65 | 14 ratings
Bells Of Accra
2007
3.00 | 11 ratings
Das Romantische Opfer
2008
2.73 | 11 ratings
Fallen Angels
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Choice
2008
3.25 | 4 ratings
Armageddon in the Rose Garden
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
A Cage in Search of a Bird
2009
3.67 | 3 ratings
Zeitgeist
2010
3.00 | 4 ratings
Mona da Vinci
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Gate of Saturn
2011
3.17 | 6 ratings
Josephine The Mouse Singer
2014
3.17 | 11 ratings
Mala Kunia
2014
3.21 | 10 ratings
Quantum Key
2015
3.27 | 6 ratings
Particles
2016
4.33 | 3 ratings
Light Flux EP
2017
4.00 | 3 ratings
Tear Down the Grey Skies
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pledge Access Pass
2017
4.50 | 2 ratings
Run To Vegas/Leviathan
2018
4.00 | 1 ratings
8.17pm Session - Triangle
2020
3.00 | 2 ratings
Phaedra 2014
2020
3.80 | 5 ratings
Probe 6-8
2021

TANGERINE DREAM Reviews


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 Dream Mixes 5 [Aka: DM V] by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2010
2.95 | 9 ratings

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Dream Mixes 5 [Aka: DM V]
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Lunaaaaaaa

5 stars [This review is based on the DMV Ultimate Edition]

Dream Mixes V is so far the last album in what has proved to be a hugely listenable project of remixing TD's back catalogue. The first two releases were more oriented to the band's 90s output, whereas DMIII onwards saw the project revisit much older and more "classic" TD pieces. DMV is much less "danceable" and beat-oriented than previous DM releases (DMI being the most danceable of them all).

The album opens with "The Return of the Time" - a piece which is very loosely based on "Rubycon Part 1" from the 1975 album. This is not so much an actual remix as opposed to a track that uses samples. The track itself is somewhat ambient and flowing, and you can almost imagine a river running its course. A great chill-out track for those who prefer their chill-out musical on the cerebral side. 8.5/10.

Up next is Flow Paths, which is a remix from "Exit", originally released on the album of the same name in 1981. This track is indeed a full-on remix (and so are most of the tracks on the rest of the album), as the melody is present throughout. Flow Paths is a fine track, that alters the melody a little in the right way but retains the essence of the original - which is a great track. 8.0/10

This is then followed by Scope of Mind, which is one of two remixes from Poland's closing track "Horizon" (released 1984). It is based on the second section. This is perhaps one of the greatest tracks, as it does indeed have an epic feel (or "scope") to it. This is a somewhat recurring theme for this album - tracks that have a sort of epic and grandiose feel to them. This track works exceedingly well, with its semi-laid-back sequences and overall sense of purpose to it. 10.0/10.

Meshwork, on the other hand, ups the ante with a frenetic and upbeat sequence-driven melody. It is based on the lesser-known track Flock from TD's soundtrack to the episode of the German television show Tatort "Das Mädchen auf der Treppe". I really like the sequence on this track, it scratches my brain in all the right ways. It doesn't really alter the original much, just extends it and adds some new sounds. 9.0/10

Code to Zero is based on the divisive "Midnight in Tula" from 1982's White Eagle. It alters the original to a reasonable extent, remaining true to the original but also significantly different enough to provide a different listening experience. The sequence no longer sounds quite so retro-videogame-esque (not that this was something that bothered me - I am one of the people who likes the original), and instead sounds more befitting of a more modern video game title. 8.5/10

Polar Circles is another track based on a less well-known piece, this time being based on "Running Out of Time" from the 1989 soundtrack to the movie "Miracle Mile". It is another more laid-back and relaxed track, but still has a solid momentum going and is also befitting of a chillout session. 8.5/10

This is then followed by what is in my opinion another of the greatest tracks on the album, Alien Sitcom. Again, it is based on a more obscure soundtrack number, "Mojave End Title" from 1983's Wavelength. This is another track that has a grandiose feel to it, and it is incredibly effective. It has many great chord patterns and sequences that build as the piece goes on from a more minimal start to where, later on in the piece, the full-scale sounds are unleashed and all the grandeur is revealed. 10.0/10.

The last track to not be a bonus track is Hinterland, the second track based on "Horizon" from Poland. This is another track with a frenetic and fast pace, and is based on the final section. Also another fine track, and a faithful rendition of Horizon's closing section. 8.0/10

The first of the bonus tracks is D.I.T.S., which is based on "Dolls in the Shadow" from the 1990 album "Melrose". This alters the original by adding in a substantial amount of guitar sounds akin to Jerome Froese's guitartronica albums, which works really nicely. As a side note, this track's remix date differs from the rest of the album, stemming from 2008 and not 2010. 9.0/10.

The second bonus track is Sun's Son Seal, Part Three, which is based on "Sun's Son Seal, Part One", and "Sun's Son Seal, Part Two", from Purgatorio (2004), part of the operatic Dante trilogy. This track, however, is not operatic at all. It features some almost ominous and cinematic-sounding synth chord progressions and has a far more of a trance- beat feel to it than the rest of the album. 9.0/10.

The third bonus track is Wasteland Methods, based on "Mojave Plan", another track from 1982's "White Eagle". This is another of the best tracks on the album, utilising different sections of the original piece for a track which is almost half the length but works just as well, if not slightly better. Again, Wasteland Methods feels more beat- oriented than the rest of the album (perhaps this is why Wasteland Methods and the previous track are bonus tracks, as they contrasted too much with the overall sound of the rest of the album). 10.0/10.

The album closes with the final bonus track, Cognition. This is not a remix of any previous Tangerine Dream piece, but is rather an original piece. In contrast with ANY other track on the album, Cognition has no beat whatsoever, and is more of an ambient soundscape track, with one sound/chord flowing nicely into the next. This is the most chilled-out track on the album, and works well as an ending. 8.5/10.

In conclusion, DMV is an excellent and competent closing chapter of one of the most interesting and rewarding series of albums in TD's history. 5/5.

 Tangram by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.96 | 350 ratings

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Tangram
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Lunaaaaaaa

5 stars Tangerine Dream's Tangram is without a doubt one of the band's finest works. I maybe have a soft spot for this album, since it's the third TD album I ever listened to (behind Zeit and Cyclone).

Tangram consists of two side-long pieces, or "sets", as they are called (relating to the album's theme). Both sets contain multiple movements, each having a unique and distinct melody that flows seamlessly into the next. The music presented here is very upbeat and melodic, almost bordering symphonic. It follows on nicely from the more organic- sounding Force Majeure, which is also a masterpiece.

The first set is the best on the album. It opens with a simple yet incredibly effective sequence, and it's not long before we're thrust into the action with more complex layered melodies and harmonies, all contributing to an addictive sound that is hard to stop coming back to. This piece is a strong 10/10.

The second set doesn't reach the same highs as the first, but operates on a similar musical principle, layering melodies, harmonies, and sequences together to create a mesmerising sound world. The second set isn't as good as the first but is still a great piece nonetheless. 8.5/10

Overall, this is a great album that comes highly recommended to anyone. 5/5.

 Zeitgeist Concert by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 2010
3.63 | 10 ratings

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Zeitgeist Concert
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Lunaaaaaaa

4 stars An incredibly solid live album from TD!

Tangerine Dream's "Zeitgeist Concert" is an amazing live album that provides a great retrospective of the band's entire career. It maybe has the greatest overview provided by any TD live album, as every era (even the Pink Years) is represented here.

Regarding the tracks, almost all of the selections here are great tracks. The classic era TD stuff has been remixed, but I think it works pretty well in the context of the live album. Almost all of the tracks flow as one, and I personally find it impossible to point out highlights.

There are a handful of tracks I don't like, however. The first is "Piano Improvisation + The Whip", as the gimmick of interrupting a piano solo by beating the strings with a whip sounds kinda cool but is annoying to listen to (and any "symbolic" meaning is lost on me as well. The other two are "Death of a Nightingale" and "Boat to China", as I'm not a fan of the sax-heavy pieces, which are generally melodically weak. I like "Long Island Sunset", however, as it has a strong melody and is not too reliant on the sax.

Overall, this is a great live album and recommended for any fans of TD's whole career.

 Sorcerer (OST) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.35 | 236 ratings

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Sorcerer (OST)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I'm a pretty big fan of "Sorcerer" TANGERINE DREAM's first soundtrack recording and their best at that. If your a fan of the mellotron like I am then TD has to be on your hit list because they have many mellotron soaked records including this one from 1977. Nine of the twelve songs feature mellotron. All three guys play it on here as well as synths with Edgar bringing out his guitar and adding piano. This record along with "Electronic Meditation" and "Stratosfear" are their only 70's albums not to feature a side long track. Please read Stefro's review for some excellent information about the movie this soundtrack was made for.

William Friedkin had previously made "The French Connection" and "The Excorcist" while "Sorcerer" was a remake of the classic 50's movie called "The Wages Of Fear" which in turn was based on a novel. This movie flopped and I can't help to think that this in part was because he named it "Sorcerer" trying to capitalize on "The Excorcist" success. People aren't that dumb apparently and while many feel it was a good movie it sure wasn't a great one like the two I mentioned that he did prior. This has nothing to do with sorcery but it is a fairly dark album that clocks in at around 45 minutes. I love this record, I mean there's mellotron and electronics all over it, plenty of atmosphere and some really cool ideas. They sure didn't just mail this one in as I find it very creative.

While this is dark and melancholic I wouldn't call it haunting or scary in the least, I mean "Creation" is a song that opens with a haunting mood but there's not much more of that. "Main Theme" the opener is a top five track as sounds build with spacey winds and experimental expressions. This is dark and certainly headphone music. It ends with some pretty intense sounds. "Vengeance" isn't a top five for me but I want to mention the three guys all playing separate synth melodies different from each other.

Next top five is "Rain Forest" with those fast paced sounds and atmosphere. A real cool sound to this one like we're on a train. "Abyss" is the longest at 7 minutes and man it's so well done with that dark soundscape, I mean this just sounds a little different. It starts to move after 3 minutes with sequencers as spacey sounds and mellotron create atmosphere. The intensity rises before 6 minutes as it gets a little crazy. "Impressions Of A Sorcerer" has Froese adding his guitar which I really like and this is somewhat catchy. The closer "Betrayal(Sorcerer Theme)" is my final top five track ending this record in style with the electronics, beats and mellotron standing out.

This holds up very well on it's own without any visual needed. I just love the sound of this one.

 Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1986
4.21 | 123 ratings

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Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This was live album number three by TD following "Ricochet" and "Encore" but this one really goes beyond the music for me. Edgar Froese apparently knew someone in East Germany that had some authority and connections that opened the door for a Western band to play in Communist East Germany at the peak of the cold war in 1980. Maybe they felt that Electronic music with no lyrics was pretty safe for their youth to hear although I have no doubt some rules were laid down for the band in order to play there. It was held on January 31st at Palast Der Republik which was where the government held their parliament sessions. There were 3,000 people in attendance and it was recorded and replayed on East German radio shortly thereafter. Johannes Schmoelling has just joined the band the month before and this was his first live event with them, what a way to begin!

We get two side long tracks worth around 23 minutes each and both sections really resonate with me. Part 1 mostly for the piano that opens the track which is melancholic and relaxed for the most part until it kicks into gear with synths before 2 1/2 minutes. I have to say though that I looked forward every time I spun this for that opening piano that lasts around 5 minutes. Electronics galore to follow including sequencers around 8 minutes in. Experimental to end it.

Part 2 opens with those experimental sounds before turning haunting. Sequencers hit around 4 minutes but it's spacey too. Some much needed warmth before 6 minutes then the highlight as Froese stands out front and does his guitar hero imitation for 8 minutes! Soaring leads and I can just imagine every East German in attendance looking to buy a guitar after this. Did the government anticipate this? Regardless Edgar puts on a show for the youth that I'm sure many have not forgotten who were in attendance. The last 7 minutes is pretty much electronics with applause to end it.

I'm so happy to own this one along with their first two live records. I may review their first soundtrack tomorrow which I have been spinning all this week up to today. Easily 4 stars for this special event.

 The Pink Years Albums 1970-1973 by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2018
4.63 | 7 ratings

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The Pink Years Albums 1970-1973
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Tangerine Dream's first four albums, preceding their jump to Virgin and the game-changer that was Phaedra, covers a range of music from psychedelic-tinged Krautrock improvised freakouts (Electronic Meditation) to material forming the foundation of the so-called Berlin School of electronic music (Alpha Centauri, Zeit, Atem), This excellent boxed set presents the finest-sounding CD remasters of those albums we've ever had, in cardboard LP-replica sleeves - nice ones at that, which don't feel flimsy or like an afterthought at all. It's a great way to instantly get this critical part of the Tangerine Dream story into your collection, and another example of Esoteric's excellent attention to detail in their reissues.
 Raum by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.05 | 46 ratings

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Raum
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars The last founding and continuous TD member, Edgar Froese died in 2015. (Other founding members still live but disassociated from the band long ago.) Some of his collaborators from 21st Century projects here continue to carry the torch of Edgar's ideas.

1. "Continuum" (7:09) nice, catchy melodies lets me know these musicians are serious and eager about preserving the Tangerine Dream story as well as taking it forward. My second favorite song on the album. (13.25/15)

2. "Portico" (6:42) pleasant soundscapes and interesting music constructed in an engaging fashion. (8.75/10)

3. "In 256 Zeichen" (19:07) floating nighttime land and skyscapes develop slowly over the first of the four sections (five minutes) of this long piece. The second section sounds like jungle forest scapes--with an almost gamelan or third world percussive sound component. The next section founds itself completely on those "third world" percussion sounds before 80s banks of Mark Isham-like synth-strings chords dart into the open fields. The final piece sees some space music devolve into entropic chaos. Cool composition. My third favorite song on the album. (36/40)

4. "You're Always on Time" (8:07) nice rolling synth-bass line. I like the song's spaciousness--sounds like subatomic particles moving through space. Violin is also a nice feature. It's not until the third minute that everything starts to come together. Nice finale. (13/15)

5. "Along the Canal" (5:29) a little too early-Vangelis sounding. (8.25/10)

6. "What You Should Know About Endings" (6:55) gets good in the third minute with the deep vein thrombosis, and then with the seriously moving rhythm sequence, but the song never really catches onto a melody to really bring me in. (13.25/15)

7. "Raum" (14:54) opens with some familiar DEAD CAN DANCE synth cords before sequenced rhythm track creeps into the background. Then highly distorted/degenerating synth notes try to add a melody line before disappearing. By the end of the third minute you get the feeling that something big and orchestral is brewing as many sounds and layers are slowly being introduced. A minute later it seems surprising that we are stripped down to a familiar Berlin School sequence with few embellishments, but then many incidentals are subtly snuck into the weave--some staying, many appearing and then disappearing. It's like a drive through the countryside with the numerous incidentals in the scenery passing us by. Definitely an "older" version of TD being played at here. The second half gets more aggressive though still using older sounds (instruments?) to create the tapestry--before we return to a classic spacescape in the tenth minute. This is gorgeous! Violin moves to the for and becomes quite prominent in the thirteenth minute. I really like this! Great song! Definitely my favorite on the album. (29/30)

Total Time 68:23

Even with the cheezy drum machines, two-chord synth washes, and simple synth bass, I cannot deny that there are some really engaging melodies and soundscapes here--not to mention some cool ideas--many of which apparently came from the late Edgar Froese's notebooks.

A-/five stars; a minor masterpiece of Progressive Electronic music. All hail Edgar Froese: the king is gone but his spirit lives on! And, with music like this, we should be glad that it does.

 The Virgin Years 1974-1978 by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2011
3.96 | 22 ratings

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The Virgin Years 1974-1978
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Syzygy
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Good value, but a missed opportunity.

This 3 CD set is a reasonably priced overview of what was arguably Tangerine Dream's best line up during their Virgin years. Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet and Stratosfear are all included in their entirety, which is as good a run of Berlin school albums as you could wish for. If you're not familiar with this era of Tangerine Dream, your ears are in for a treat.

There are, however, two downsides to this collection. The more irritating of them is the bizarre decision to skip the excellent 1976 live album Encore, which was the last Franke/Froese/Baumann release on Virgin, and to include instead the very uneven Cyclone from 1978. The other issue is the inclusion of assorted radio edits and adverts that don't really add anything and rather disrupt the flow. It would have been nice to have the Sorcerer soundtrack included, but as that was on a different label there were probably licensing issues.

If you see a cheap copy and you haven't got the original albums this is a pretty good way to acquire some prime 1970s Tangerine Dream, but it could have been so much better.

 Quinoa by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.66 | 19 ratings

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Quinoa
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams

4 stars Near the end of the last century the Froese familiy decided to release a fan-only limited edition track adding enough material to make it a proper release and that's it.

After more than a decade of original and sometimes (un)original soundtracks, Quinoa is just "music" which doesn't need to comment a movie.

Voxel Ux, despite being very newage oriented, has still a vibe reminding in some ways of the Virgin period. The track is made of different "movements", well tied together but that likely are a fusion of different shorter things. Not a problem, it's a good track, in particular the last part even if the electronic drums sound a bit dated.

Then there's the 28 minutes long omonymous suite: Quinoa. I don't know why a commestible plant has been chosen for the album title, but it doesn't make me feel sick. It's just a title.

It's a typical TD track, but as sometimes happen, parts of it aren't too different from what artists like Vangelis, Peter Bardens and even Alan Parsons were doing in these years. I'm quite sure that the sax is a synth. I think that a real sax would have been better. Anyway, some of the sounds used are very interesting. Don't forget that 25 years ago the sounds technology was different. Today everybody can produce that kound of sounds using just a laptop, but actually it was very different. The "strings" section is melancholic, but it's also spacey. I can think to images from Hubble or something like Earth filmed by the ISS...this kind of things. The uptime part that follows sounds like it was recorded in the 80s, but it's enjoyable even if not very original. At least it features the long repetition which were a trademark of the Virgin period.

At about minute 20 starts a slow and melancholic part that may fit well in a movie soundtrack. I suspect that this material might have been composed/recorded in the 80s and released a decade after. At minute 23:30 a disco 4/4 rhythm is the base for a melody with a middle-eastern feeling. The fact that the percussion slow down then restart, while the signature remains on 4/4 makes me think to Senmuth. Major chords with no percussion close the track.

The third and last track, "Lhasa", which is the capital of Tibet, starts in an evocative way. It's between Lucia Hwong's and Mark Isham's Tibets. The chords progression is interesting while the simil-organ sound moves slightly from a Vangelis mood to light dissonances and back. Having recorded a huge number of movie soundtracks aěhas left its sign, but this also means that they are able to raise mental images. Apart of this, Lhasa is an excellent track which also contains shadows of the past. The dissonant passages aren't too far (forgive my heresy) to those of Zeit.

So, free from the constraints of images to comment, this is a proper Tangerine Dream album, probably because the three tracks weren't actually written with the intention of making them on an official release.

 Raum by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2022
4.05 | 46 ratings

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Raum
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Heart of the Matter

4 stars And the answer is yes, the Tangerine Dream is still being dreamed by Edgar Froese's worthy succesors, and their sonic universe, born more than 50 years ago, continues in expansion. According to Thorsten Quaeschning, Froese left a good batch of musical and conceptual ideas behind, and this is the second instalment built on that posthumous material.

Anyway, is there here more than a homage due and finally paid by the disciples to their mentor? I think there is really good music in this album, inviting to immersion in a space clearly recognizable as bearing the TD sonic signature, but without reaching its previous heights.

Let's take for example the longest track, In 256 Zeichen (In 256 Signs). It can be roughly divided in thirds: on the first one, we get layers of oscillating and scintillating synths, inducing a meditative mood, appropriated for the contemplation of the Cosmos. On the second one, a set of percussive patterns comes in, producing a mutating and unstable sequence of combinations, in which we can almost "see" the holes and displacements come and go (really tasteful interplay!). On the third one, a more traditional approach takes place, with somber overtones mainly given by chords formations in a fashion reminding of some Klaus Schulze's work in the Eighties.

We can find also some less memorable stuff, like the track 4 You're Always on Time, nothing to write home about really. Even so, I would say this is a very good to excellent effort, with some minor flaws.

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