Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

TANGERINE DREAM

Progressive Electronic • Germany


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Tangerine Dream picture
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...
read more

TANGERINE DREAM Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all TANGERINE DREAM videos (11) | Search and add more videos to TANGERINE DREAM

Buy TANGERINE DREAM Music


Sessions IVSessions IV
Eastgate Music & Art 2018
$11.49
$11.48 (used)
The Virgin Years: 1974-1978The Virgin Years: 1974-1978
EMI Import 2011
$16.11
$19.93 (used)
Pink Years Albums 1970-1973Pink Years Albums 1970-1973
Esoteric 2018
$25.75
$34.49 (used)
Quantum GateQuantum Gate
Kscope Import 2017
$15.99
$8.66 (used)
ThiefThief
Soundtrack · Remastered
Virgin 1999
$5.47
$8.96 (used)
Live at the Philharmony Szczecin: Poland 2016Live at the Philharmony Szczecin: Poland 2016
East Gate 2016
$20.89
$20.77 (used)
Sessions IIISessions III
Eastgate Music & Art 2018
$11.49
$11.48 (used)
ParticlesParticles
Eastgate 2016
$17.98
$17.97 (used)
Edgar Allan Poe's the Island of the FayEdgar Allan Poe's the Island of the Fay
Purple Pyramid 2015
$12.93
$23.12 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Tangerine Dream Ricochet vinyl LP album record UK OVED26 VIRGIN 1985 USD $20.59 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream White Eagle vinyl LP album record UK V2226 VIRGIN 1982 USD $24.47 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Atem UK vinyl LP album record 2383297 POLYDOR SUPER 1974 USD $39.64 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Alpha Centuri/Atem 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) UK VD2504 USD $33.57 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM - Canyon Dreams - CD (Miramar) FREE SHIPPING USD $11.80 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream - Group Shot T-Shirt SMALL USD $16.99 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Elect. Med. baseball style Large only USD $15.99 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM Autumn in Hiroshima CD by Tangerine Dream (CD...Edgar Froese USD $11.99 Buy It Now
Summer in Nagasaki (CD) by Tangerine Dream (CD,... USD $11.99 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM Springtime in Nagasaki by Tangerine Dream CD Edgar Froese USD $12.99 Buy It Now
Alpha Centauri + Art Print + ¥2... Tangerine Dream vinyl LP record JPN USD $201.04 Buy It Now
OG 1973 Krautrock LP: Tangerine Dream - Atem - Ohr OMM 556 031 - Gatefold USD $50.00 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream's First British Tour Tangerine Dream UK tour programme USD $71.27 Buy It Now
GERALD GRADWOHL (TANGERINE DREAM) - BIG LAND - CD USD $12.90 [0 bids]
PETER BAUMANN - ROMANCE - CD (TANGERINE DREAM) USD $12.90 [0 bids]
Peter Baumann - Phase by Phase (A Retrospective '76-'81, 1996) (TANGERINE DREAM) USD $12.90 [0 bids]
Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri vinyl LP album record UK 2383-314 POLYDOR 1971 USD $71.92 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Rubycon - 1st - EX vinyl LP album record UK V2025 VIRGIN 1975 USD $52.55 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream ?- Wavelength (Original Soundtrack) USD $24.99 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream vinyl LP album record Stratosfear - 1st - EX UK V2068 VIRGIN USD $20.59 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream vinyl LP album record Le Parc USA EMC8043 RELATIVITY 1985 USD $20.59 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream 1978 - Nineteen Seventy Eight + Ticket Stub UK tour programme USD $71.27 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Stratosfear UK vinyl LP album record OVED70 VIRGIN 1984 USD $18.01 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream/Sylvester Levay - Three O'Clock High Original Soundtrack CD 1987 USD $17.08 [5 bids]
Tangerine Dream - THE PINK YEARS ALBUMS (4 CD BOX SET NEW SEALED) 2018 USD $23.24 [6 bids]
Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea (1995) USD $1.55 [2 bids]
Tangerine Dream - Edgar Froese - RARE CD - Rubycon Revisited - Evil Ear USD $7.95 [13 bids]
Tangerine dream cd Towards The Evening Star Remixed By The Orb USD $2.50 [2 bids]
Tangerine dream cd Zeit USD $4.78 [6 bids]
CD Album: Tangerine Dream : Chandra The Phantom Ferry Part I : Sealed USD $19.36 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM - ROCKFACE 2010 GERMAN 2 CD SET IN FOLDOUT DIGIPACK * NEW * USD $11.61 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM - PURGATORIO 2010 GERMAN 2 CD SET IN DIGIPACK * NEW * USD $11.61 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM LIVE 2x Vinyl LP VG+ 1977 USD $18.99 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon ( Lp - Virgin - Rock / Excellent - Excellent ) USD $15.99 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM TANGRAM SAUDI CASSETTE ALBUM USD $6.39 [1 bids]
Underwater Sunlight by Tangerine Dream USD $7.70 Buy It Now
The Best Of Tangerine Dream CD 1989 USD $1.28 [1 bids]
Tangerine Dream CD Ambient Monkeys USD $3.80 [2 bids]
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE TANGERINE DREAM,BABYLON 5 SEVERED NEW CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream CD Oasis 1997 USD $2.50 [2 bids]
Tangerine Dream CD The Keep SPECIAL EDITION USD $192.39 [34 bids]
Tangerine Dream. Quantum Gate. Cd USD $7.09 [0 bids]
TANGERINE DREAM The Collection CASTLE 1987 UK Press VINYL 2LP NM USD $11.62 Buy It Now
PETER BAUMANN TRANSHARMONIC NIGHTS LP TANGERINE DREAM VIRGIN V2124 USD $7.73 [0 bids]
PETER BAUMANN ROMANCE 76 LP TANGERINE DREAM VIRGIN V2069 USD $7.73 [0 bids]
Tangerine dream-Exit-original poster sized advert framed USD $64.56 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream ?- Alpha Centauri (2nd Ohr press) USD $25.82 Buy It Now
PETER BAUMANN [ tangerine dream] TRAS HARMONIC NIGHTS '79 UK RARE OOP USD $15.99 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM THE DREAM MIXES CD - LOC A94 USD $5.95 Buy It Now
Mars Polaris [Bonus Track] [Digipak] by Tangerine Dream (CD, May-2010, Eastgate) USD $44.99 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM RUBYCON LP PICTURE DISC *RARE* MISPRESS VINYL Plays Genesis NEW USD $59.90 Buy It Now
2x LP VINYL Lot TANGERINE DREAM RICOCHET & ART OF NOISE IN NO SENSE NONSENSE New USD $59.90 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Synthetiseur Ltd Edition 3 x Pic CD Box Set Berlin School USD $32.27 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM Exit VIRGIN 1981 USD $16.77 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM-ANTHOLOGY-3 CD BOX SET-ELECTRONIC SYNTH-BERLIN SCHOOL USD $16.99 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream - Lily On The Beach (CD 1989) USD $5.15 Buy It Now
TANGERINE DREAM RARE 1978 FRENCH TOUR BACKSTAGE PASS USD $51.65 Buy It Now
Tangerine Dream Phaedra Tour 2014 Flyer EXTREMELY RARE USD $12.90 Buy It Now
Brendan Pollard "Collection Volume 2" [ Tangerine Dream] USD $9.03 Buy It Now 17m 9s
Tangerine Dream - Canyon Dreams - Rock CD (Plays Like New) USD $5.95 Buy It Now 27m 50s
(CD) TANGERINE DREAM - Le Parc / West Germany Import / Jive Electro 8.26135 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 49m 33s
Bundle: Tangerine Dream : Chandra The Phantom Ferry Part II & A5 Postcard Print USD $29.04 Buy It Now 55m 41s
Miracle Mile - 1989 - Tangerine Dream-Soundtrack CD USD $35.99 Buy It Now 58m 36s
Tangerine Dream - Group Shot T-Shirt LARGE USD $16.99 Buy It Now 1h 17m
TANGERINE DREAM OPTICAL RACE AUSTRALIAN RELEASE ULTRA RARE CASSETTE TAPE USD $25.90 Buy It Now 1h 19m
TANGERINE DREAM Stratosfear Vinyl LP Sealed USD $30.71 [0 bids]
1h 55m
Tangerine Dream: Flashpoint SOUNDTRACK (MINT- 1984 EMI 17141 LP) USD $11.95 Buy It Now 1h 58m
CD Album: Tangerine Dream : GTA5 : Grand Theft Auto V Score Ltd Ed 2000 Sealed USD $54.86 Buy It Now 2h 33m
Tangerine Dream Thief Lp- Promo Cop USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3h 27m
Tangerine Dream 70-80 4 Lp Box Set USD $39.99 Buy It Now 3h 28m
Tangerine Dream Electronic Meditation Lp- 1st Press USD $149.99 Buy It Now 3h 28m
TANGERINE DREAM /"SORCERER"/SOUNDTRACK/ VINYL / EX to VG+/1977 MCA-2277 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3h 29m
Tangerine Dream Richochet Lp USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3h 30m
Tangerine Dream Atem Album/ Lp- Germany USD $39.99 Buy It Now 3h 31m
TANGERINE DREAM Stratosfear LP PROG ROCK USD $9.00 Buy It Now 3h 41m
Tangerine Dream Detroit March 31st 1977-2 CD # 001004 Excellent condition USD $57.64 [0 bids]
4h 52m
BRIAN MAY (Queen) MEAT LOAF TANGERINE DREAM ~ A Time For Heroes OOP CD (Olympics USD $10.49 [2 bids]
5h 4m
Tangerine Dream-The Gate of Saturn (UK IMPORT) CD / Box Set NEW USD $32.46 Buy It Now 5h 17m
Tangerine Dream-Knights of Asheville (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $18.95 Buy It Now 5h 17m
Tangerine Dream-The Angel of the West Window (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $17.29 Buy It Now 5h 17m
Tangerine Dream-Finnegans Wake (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $18.95 Buy It Now 5h 17m
Tangerine Dream-Under Cover (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $17.29 Buy It Now 5h 17m
TANGERINE DREAM-BOOSTER (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $38.82 Buy It Now 5h 17m
Vinyl LP Records VIP-6932 Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure USD $33.20 Buy It Now 5h 41m
Vinyl LP Records VIP-6994 Tangerine Dream - White Eagle w/OBI USD $34.70 Buy It Now 5h 41m
Vinyl LP Records VIP-4152 Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear w/OBI USD $33.20 Buy It Now 5h 41m
Vinyl LP Records YQ-7021-VR Tangerine Dream - Phaedra w/OBI USD $68.80 Buy It Now 5h 41m
TANGERINE DREAM - FORCE MAJEURE CD 3 TRACKS INTERNATIONAL POP NEW+ USD $16.82 Buy It Now 6h 4m
TANGERINE DREAM - STRATOSFEAR CD 4 TRACKS INTERNATIONAL POP NEW+ USD $16.82 Buy It Now 6h 4m
AZUMA The Wanderer CD OOP Symph Electronic like Vangelis Synergy Tangerine Dream USD $10.00 Buy It Now 6h 8m
TANGERINE DREAM GREEN DESERT GREAT LOST ALBUM 1973 FIRST TIME ON VINYL 1986 LP USD $9.99 [1 bids]
6h 16m
TANGERINE DREAM - Stratosfear - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $11.95 Buy It Now 6h 45m
TANGERINE DREAM - LIVE MILES (REMASTERED EDITION) CD NEW+ USD $26.63 Buy It Now 7h 4m
TANGERINE DREAM - Near Dark: Original Motion Picture - Original Score - CD - NEW USD $59.95 Buy It Now 7h 18m
TANGERINE DREAM - 220 Volt Live - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $30.95 Buy It Now 7h 29m
TANGERINE DREAM - Tangerine Dream Live: Montreal- April 9th 1977- Live At VG USD $66.95 Buy It Now 7h 45m
TANGERINE DREAM - Edgar Allan Poe's Island Of Fay - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $104.49 Buy It Now 7h 46m
Tangerine Dream Pergamon Live At The Palast Der Republik & The Dream Mixes USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7h 49m
TANGERINE DREAM - Melrose - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $36.95 Buy It Now 8h
TANGERINE DREAM - Jeanne D'arc - CD - Import - **Excellent Condition** USD $46.49 Buy It Now 8h 2m

More places to buy TANGERINE DREAM music online Buy TANGERINE DREAM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

TANGERINE DREAM discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

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

3.36 | 307 ratings
Electronic Meditation
1970
3.54 | 331 ratings
Alpha Centauri
1971
3.68 | 353 ratings
Zeit
1972
3.59 | 289 ratings
Atem
1973
4.17 | 742 ratings
Phaedra
1974
4.26 | 863 ratings
Rubycon
1975
3.95 | 515 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
3.33 | 203 ratings
Sorcerer (OST)
1977
3.59 | 335 ratings
Cyclone
1978
4.00 | 440 ratings
Force Majeure
1979
3.91 | 290 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.48 | 229 ratings
Exit
1981
3.19 | 151 ratings
Thief (OST)
1981
3.21 | 188 ratings
White Eagle
1982
3.49 | 213 ratings
Hyperborea
1983
2.73 | 55 ratings
Wavelength (OST)
1983
3.08 | 61 ratings
Firestarter (OST)
1984
2.91 | 48 ratings
Flashpoint (OST)
1984
2.89 | 41 ratings
Heartbreakers (OST)
1985
2.79 | 127 ratings
Le Parc
1985
3.78 | 172 ratings
Underwater Sunlight
1986
3.31 | 125 ratings
Green Desert
1986
3.27 | 68 ratings
Legend (OST)
1986
2.85 | 40 ratings
Near Dark (OST)
1987
2.52 | 39 ratings
Shy People (OST)
1987
1.67 | 35 ratings
Three O'Clock High (OST)
1987
3.01 | 94 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.68 | 107 ratings
Optical Race
1988
2.84 | 72 ratings
Lily On The Beach
1989
2.92 | 50 ratings
Miracle Mile (OST)
1989
2.80 | 43 ratings
Destination Berlin (OST)
1989
2.29 | 21 ratings
Catch Me... If You Can (OST)
1989
1.91 | 27 ratings
Dead Solid Perfect (OST)
1990
2.93 | 81 ratings
Melrose
1990
3.43 | 65 ratings
Canyon Dreams (OST)
1991
2.55 | 28 ratings
The Park Is Mine (OST)
1991
2.18 | 23 ratings
Rumpelstiltskin (OST)
1991
2.34 | 19 ratings
L'Affaire Wallraff / The Man Inside (OST)
1991
2.13 | 21 ratings
Deadly Care (OST)
1992
2.45 | 69 ratings
Rockoon
1992
2.69 | 59 ratings
Turn Of The Tides
1994
2.77 | 59 ratings
Tyranny Of Beauty
1995
2.90 | 32 ratings
The Dream Mixes
1995
2.89 | 60 ratings
Goblins' Club
1996
2.83 | 20 ratings
Zoning (OST)
1996
3.21 | 40 ratings
The Keep (OST)
1997
2.95 | 24 ratings
Oasis (OST)
1997
1.74 | 25 ratings
Ambient Monkeys
1997
3.32 | 32 ratings
TimeSquare - Dream Mixes 2
1998
2.46 | 27 ratings
Transsiberia (OST)
1998
3.56 | 9 ratings
Quinoa
1998
3.18 | 48 ratings
Mars Polaris
1999
3.14 | 21 ratings
What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
1999
3.36 | 28 ratings
Great Wall Of China (OST)
2000
3.02 | 36 ratings
The Seven Letters From Tibet
2000
3.68 | 40 ratings
Dream Mixes 3 - The Past Hundred Moons
2001
3.24 | 33 ratings
Inferno
2002
2.57 | 19 ratings
The Melrose Years
2002
2.72 | 29 ratings
Mota Atma
2003
2.93 | 27 ratings
Dream Mixes 4
2003
3.58 | 51 ratings
Purgatorio
2004
3.48 | 33 ratings
Jeanne D´Arc - La Révolte Éternelle
2005
3.08 | 33 ratings
Kyoto
2005
2.86 | 48 ratings
Phaedra 2005
2005
3.04 | 27 ratings
Blue Dawn
2006
3.94 | 29 ratings
Paradiso
2006
3.06 | 16 ratings
TD Plays TD
2006
2.50 | 16 ratings
One Times One
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Destination Berlin
2007
3.37 | 35 ratings
Springtime In Nagasaki
2007
2.99 | 41 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.09 | 26 ratings
Summer In Nagasaki
2007
3.09 | 19 ratings
Purple Diluvial
2008
2.54 | 22 ratings
Hyperborea 2008
2008
2.55 | 25 ratings
Tangram 2008
2008
2.92 | 29 ratings
Views From A Red Train
2008
2.67 | 24 ratings
Autumn In Hiroshima
2008
3.50 | 31 ratings
Flame
2009
3.22 | 18 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part I
2009
3.14 | 7 ratings
Winter In Hiroshima
2009
2.13 | 5 ratings
Dream Mixes 5 [Aka: DM V]
2010
3.18 | 22 ratings
The Endless Season
2010
1.44 | 24 ratings
Under Cover - Chapter One
2010
3.57 | 44 ratings
The Island Of The Fay
2011
3.44 | 28 ratings
The Angel From The West Window
2011
2.43 | 9 ratings
Finnegans Wake
2011
3.47 | 36 ratings
Machu Picchu
2012
3.50 | 8 ratings
The Castle
2013
3.00 | 13 ratings
The Cinematographic Score GTA 5
2014
3.30 | 10 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part II
2014
3.91 | 34 ratings
Quantum Gate
2017
3.70 | 10 ratings
Light Flux
2017

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

4.30 | 329 ratings
Ricochet
1975
3.90 | 224 ratings
Encore (Live 1977)
1977
3.79 | 77 ratings
Quichotte
1980
3.78 | 170 ratings
Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
1983
3.98 | 144 ratings
Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
1984
4.27 | 105 ratings
Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
1986
3.33 | 63 ratings
Livemiles
1988
2.95 | 51 ratings
220 Volt Live
1993
3.29 | 30 ratings
Tournado - Live In Europe
1997
3.39 | 31 ratings
Valentine Wheels, Live in London
1998
2.00 | 12 ratings
Dream Encores
1998
3.64 | 26 ratings
Sohoman
1999
3.70 | 28 ratings
Soundmill Navigator
2000
3.59 | 20 ratings
Rockface (Live In Berkeley 1988)
2003
3.30 | 33 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 1
2003
3.48 | 15 ratings
Arizona Live
2004
3.11 | 17 ratings
East - Live In Berlin 1990
2004
2.63 | 8 ratings
Ottawa - June 20th 1986
2004
4.42 | 14 ratings
Sydney - February 22nd 1982
2004
3.74 | 8 ratings
Paris - February 2nd 1981
2004
3.12 | 14 ratings
Montreal - April 9th 1977
2004
3.10 | 11 ratings
Aachen - January 21st 1981
2004
2.82 | 17 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2
2004
3.06 | 18 ratings
Rocking Mars
2005
2.73 | 13 ratings
Vault IV
2005
2.17 | 4 ratings
Brighton - March 25th 1986
2005
2.13 | 4 ratings
Cleveland - June 24th 1986
2005
3.00 | 9 ratings
Preston - November 5th 1980
2006
3.00 | 1 ratings
Tangerine Dream
2006
3.55 | 10 ratings
Detroit - March 31st 1977
2006
3.00 | 2 ratings
Orange Odyssey
2007
3.00 | 2 ratings
One Night in Space
2007
3.50 | 2 ratings
Loreley
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live @ Dussmann Berlin
2009
3.71 | 17 ratings
The London Eye Concert
2009
2.83 | 6 ratings
Izu - Live In Japan 2009
2010
4.20 | 5 ratings
Zeitgeist Concert
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Knights of Asheville
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Gate of Saturn (Live at the Lowry Manchester 2011)
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live at Admiralspalast Berlin
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
2.61 | 19 ratings
Starmus - Sonic Universe (With Brian May)
2013
3.13 | 8 ratings
Cruise To Destiny
2013
3.94 | 12 ratings
Sorcerer 2014
2014
3.14 | 7 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - The Concerts
2014
4.20 | 5 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume One
2015
3.25 | 4 ratings
Supernormal - The Australian Concerts 2014
2015
4.43 | 7 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
2016
4.14 | 7 ratings
Live at Philharmony Szczecin-Poland 2016
2016
4.00 | 5 ratings
The Sessions 1
2017
4.20 | 5 ratings
The Sessions 2
2018
4.00 | 3 ratings
The Sessions III
2018
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Sessions IV
2018

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

3.73 | 14 ratings
Three Phase
1993
2.50 | 8 ratings
The Video Dream Mixes
2000
1.86 | 17 ratings
Live in America 1992
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
Inferno
2004
3.67 | 6 ratings
Dante's Inferno
2006
3.67 | 12 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 | 1 ratings
35th Phaedra Anniversary Concert
2007
4.00 | 1 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
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Epsilon Journey - Tangerine Dream plays Edgar Froese
2008
3.67 | 7 ratings
Loreley Night of the prog Festival Germany 2008
2008
4.26 | 10 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
2.67 | 3 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 | 1 ratings
Revolution of Sound
2017

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

4.83 | 6 ratings
Alpha Centauri/Atem
1976
4.63 | 16 ratings
'70-'80
1980
3.69 | 27 ratings
Dream Sequence
1985
4.25 | 4 ratings
In the Beginning
1986
3.47 | 15 ratings
The Collection
1987
3.76 | 15 ratings
The Best Of Tangerine Dream
1989
3.86 | 7 ratings
Synthetiseur
1990
2.38 | 8 ratings
From Dawn 'til Dusk
1991
2.82 | 22 ratings
The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream
1992
2.07 | 9 ratings
Dream Music
1992
4.00 | 1 ratings
(3)
1992
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Story Of Tangerine Dream
1993
3.85 | 24 ratings
Tangents
1994
3.00 | 1 ratings
Collection
1994
2.00 | 5 ratings
Atmospherics
1995
2.00 | 6 ratings
Dream Music 2
1995
3.19 | 12 ratings
Book Of Dreams
1995
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Dream Roots Collection
1996
4.45 | 11 ratings
Tangerine Dream (1996 Disky Compilation)
1996
2.41 | 16 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 1
1998
2.20 | 16 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 2
1998
2.57 | 7 ratings
Luminous Visions
1998
3.25 | 8 ratings
The Analogue Space Years
1998
2.86 | 7 ratings
The Pink Years
1998
2.52 | 8 ratings
Atlantic Bridges
1998
2.92 | 6 ratings
Atlantic Walls
1998
2.71 | 7 ratings
The Blue Years
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
Dream Dice
1998
1.33 | 3 ratings
Sea Of Dreams
1998
3.33 | 6 ratings
Tangerine Dream
1999
3.89 | 8 ratings
Tang-go
2000
3.94 | 12 ratings
Antique Dreams
2000
3.56 | 9 ratings
i-Box
2000
4.40 | 5 ratings
Dream Sequence
2000
4.35 | 8 ratings
Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology)
2002
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Melrose Years
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
An Introduction to...
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
High Voltage
2004
2.00 | 1 ratings
Lamb with Radar Eyes
2004
4.67 | 3 ratings
The Essential
2006
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Essential Collection
2006
4.12 | 16 ratings
Nebulous Dawn (The Early Years)
2006
3.00 | 6 ratings
The Dante Arias Collection
2007
2.60 | 5 ratings
The Dante Song Collection
2007
3.17 | 6 ratings
Starbound Collection
2007
3.17 | 12 ratings
Silver Siren Collection
2007
3.17 | 6 ratings
Ocean Waves Collection
2007
3.00 | 8 ratings
Cyberjam Collection
2007
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2007
3.00 | 7 ratings
Canyon Cazuma
2007
2.50 | 6 ratings
Hollywood Lightning
2007
2.75 | 8 ratings
Tangines Scales
2007
3.00 | 2 ratings
DM 2.1
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Antique Dream Land
2007
2.00 | 3 ratings
Mars Mission Counter
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Very Best of Tangerine Dream
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 2
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Vintage Years Anthology
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Electronic Magic of Tangerine Dream
2008
2.95 | 21 ratings
Booster
2008
3.43 | 7 ratings
The Anthology Decades - The Space Years Vol. 1
2008
3.22 | 9 ratings
Axiat
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2009
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 3
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Ballads
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Sports - Power and Motion
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Sports - Cool Races
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Vintage Vanguard
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Independent Years
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Electronic Journey
2010
4.50 | 2 ratings
Run to Vegas
2010
5.00 | 1 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ride on the Ray; The Blue Years Anthology 1980-1987
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 4
2011
4.50 | 6 ratings
The Virgin Years 1974-1978
2011
4.00 | 6 ratings
Sunrise in the Third System - The Pink Years Anthology 1970-1973
2011
4.67 | 6 ratings
The Virgin Years 1977-1983
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 5
2012
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 6
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Lost in Strings Vol. 1
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Decades: 1980s
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Decades: 70s
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ultima Thule
2013
3.33 | 12 ratings
One Night In Africa
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream Live
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Deep Run to Vegas
2014
3.00 | 1 ratings
Out of this World
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Booster 7
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ultima Thule
2016
4.00 | 6 ratings
Quantum Gate / Quantum Key
2018
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pink Years Albums 1970-1973
2018

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

2.82 | 16 ratings
Lady Greengrass / Love Of Mine (The Ones: pre-Tangerine Dream)
1966
4.00 | 26 ratings
Ultima Thule
1971
4.00 | 2 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
1974
3.50 | 2 ratings
Extracts from Rubycon
1975
4.00 | 1 ratings
Excerpt from Ricochet
1975
4.33 | 3 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
4.00 | 1 ratings
Betrayal/Grind
1977
3.00 | 1 ratings
Monolight
1977
4.00 | 2 ratings
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
1978
3.50 | 2 ratings
Excerpts from Force Majeure
1979
4.38 | 8 ratings
Tangram
1980
5.00 | 1 ratings
Choronzon
1981
3.40 | 10 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
3.12 | 7 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
2.35 | 7 ratings
Daydream & Moorland
1983
3.75 | 4 ratings
Going West
1984
3.70 | 10 ratings
Warsaw In The Sun
1984
3.00 | 2 ratings
Streethawk
1985
3.50 | 2 ratings
Tiergarten
1985
4.00 | 8 ratings
Dolphin Dance
1986
3.00 | 2 ratings
Dancing on a White Moon
1987
3.67 | 3 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.00 | 2 ratings
A Time for Heroes
1987
4.00 | 2 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
Oranges Don't Dance
1990
2.37 | 23 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
2.50 | 2 ratings
Turn of the Tides
1994
2.50 | 2 ratings
Midwinter Night
1994
4.00 | 2 ratings
Das Mädchen auf der Treppe
1997
4.33 | 3 ratings
Limited World Tour Edition 1997
1997
4.00 | 1 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
3.50 | 2 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
3.55 | 11 ratings
Metaphor
2006
3.36 | 11 ratings
One Night In Space
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Promo
2007
3.75 | 12 ratings
Sleeping Watches Snoring in Silence
2007
3.73 | 13 ratings
Bells Of Accra
2007
2.93 | 10 ratings
Das Romantische Opfer
2008
2.50 | 10 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
3.00 | 2 ratings
Zeitgeist
2010
3.00 | 4 ratings
Mona da Vinci
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Gate of Saturn
2011
3.20 | 5 ratings
Josephine The Mouse Singer
2014
3.18 | 9 ratings
Mala Kunia
2014
3.11 | 8 ratings
Quantum Key
2015
3.08 | 3 ratings
Particles
2016
4.00 | 2 ratings
Light Flux EP
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Tear Down the Grey Skies
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Run To Vegas/Leviathan
2018

TANGERINE DREAM Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Optical Race by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1988
2.68 | 107 ratings

BUY
Optical Race
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by fenman

4 stars However many Tangerine Dream albums have I got - I think I stopped counting when I got to 70. I first encountered them around the time of Alpha Centauri (a bit too "experimental", shall I say, for me), saw them come into focus when they signed to Virgin, saw them lose some of that focus after they left Virgin in the early 1980s. It was several years before I made contact again, having bought a Private Music sampler CD entitled "Some Music Is Private Music", which included tracks by such figures as Andy Summers, Eddie Jobson, Jerry Goodman - nothing second rate here. The third track was the longest on the CD - 8 Minutes 17 seconds of "Marakesh", from "Optical Race." Boy, were things back in focus, boy did they kick up the dust. I was back on board. I had to go back to catch up on "Underwater Sunlight", the first with Paul Haslinger.

There's a lot of snobbery around when it comes to Tangerine Dream. The supposed "Golden" Virgin years weren't all golden (Cyclone", anyone?) and the later years have too often been dismissed too lightly. "Optical Race" showed them starting to rock - no more "noodling and doodling" - it was loud and in your face.

I love this record. "Rubycon", "Stratosfear", "Force Majeure" had wonderful tracks, but I loved "Marakesh", "Mothers Of Rain" and "The Midnight Trail" as well. I carried on loving them well into the 21st century and the sudden loss of Edgar Froese affected me more than the loss of many of his contemporaries. Some of the later albums were better than others, but there was always something to inspire, something to make me want to listen.

"Optical Race" and its follow up "Lily On the Beach" are albums I often return to, both part of the wonderful journey that was Tangerine Dream.

 Tyranny Of Beauty by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1995
2.77 | 59 ratings

BUY
Tyranny Of Beauty
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Between the years of 1992 ' 1996, Tangerine Dream was a four-some which consisted of Edgar Froese founder of the group, Jerome Froese his son, Linda Spa saxophonist, keyboardist and conductor, and Zlatco Perica guitarist. It is with this line up, and a few other musicians, Gerald Gradwohl, Mark Hornby and Gisela Kloetzer, that Tangerine Dream would record their 51st studio album, Tyranny of Beauty, released in 1995.

Starting off with 'Catwalk', we get a European sound with a constant up tempo beat which is somewhat subdued and a nice melody. There are some vocal effects done with a synthesizer. A Spanish style acoustic guitar plays a nice solo in the middle. 'Birdwatcher's Dream' starts with atmospheric synths and a guitar fanfare establishes a melody. Percussion starts abruptly as a beat is established with chord changes that are marked with a thick sound. This track departs from the usual formula of the previous track and tries for a more complex rhythm and melody and it is driven by the guitar until the 3 minute mark when it settles into a rhythmic pattern. However, changing themes and patterns keep things interesting and the addition of the guest musicians provides a much fuller sound than in some previous albums.

'Little Blonde in the Park of Attractions' is based off of a synthesized piano melody established at the first of the track. There are some nice vocal effects in there too that sound similar to the 'Enigma' sound. This one has more of a softer feel that leans toward ambient. 'Living in a Fountain Pen' continues with the same feel as the previous at first, but then a strumming guitar directs the beat and breaks up the monotony a bit. Hand drums are used this time around too. A separate acoustic guitar plays a counter melody, then a saxophone comes in and takes over. Next an electric guitar solo follows and the drums seem organic at this point as they are more interesting now and not following a programmed pattern.

'Stratosfear 1995' is a re-imagining of the TD staple. This time it seems to be done as a full band mixed with the electronics. It's an interesting take on the original that actually builds on it. 'Bride in Cold Tears' moves the album in a slightly different direction with a more romantic feel, a more melodic turn and a smoother delivery.

'Haze of Fame' is the longest track at over 8 minutes. It starts with an electric guitar solo supported by airy synths and no percussion. When the percussion does come in after a minute, it is at a medium-slow tempo. This track also features a romantic sax melody. It tends to teeter dangerously close to a new age sound, and you start to forget that this is an electronica album.

The title track 'Tyranny of Beauty' comes next. This track continues the slower, more pensive side of TD. This one is a bit better than the last track in that it isn't so new age sounding, but it still stays close to an accessible sound and is more driven by guitar in the middle, but gets too repetitive before it ends. The last track listed is 'Largo' which is a cover of the popular Handel processional melody from 'Xerxes'. You'll probably recognize it when you hear it. If you doubted the 2nd half of this album was new age, you'll be more certain that it is now as it could just as well be Kenny G playing the sax. Bleah! This is followed by a hidden unlisted track named 'Quasar'. This is a relatively shorter track placed here to end the album on a higher note with an upbeat track. Even the electronic melody is better that anything else on this side of the album.

At first, during the first 5 tracks on this album, it seems like a marked improvement that was helped with the additional personnel, and at times harkened back to a slightly more progressive sound from yesteryear, but the 2nd half of the album quickly declines in quality as it inches closer and closer to that inevitable new age sound. With half of the album being great and the 2nd half just being mediocre or less, this ends up as another 3 star album.

 Blue Dawn by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.04 | 27 ratings

BUY
Blue Dawn
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This album, released in 2006, is based off of material that was originally worked on in 1988 during Tangerine Dream's North America tour. The tracks were recorded while on tour, not during concerts, but while traveling and during down time. Edgar Froese was touring with Ralf Wadephul during this time and they were the ones that made up Tangerine Dream. 6 tracks were recorded by Wadephul and 4 by Froese.

Frosse called up Wadephul sometime before releasing this album to see if he would be interested in putting together an album of their unfinished material, and Wadephul looked through his tapes and put these tracks together. Since they were so rough sounding, seeing as they were recorded while on the road, they decided to add new layers into the originals to bring them up to date and make them releasable. Wadephul also asked Frosse to add guitar parts to some of his material. Basically, what we end up with here is a peek into what TD would have sounded like if this partnership continued, as soon after the tour was over, the partnership split up because of artistic differences.

The album starts with one of the Froese compositions. 'Where Dreams are Large and Airy' does have an airy quality to it, and also a nice melody played on synth. It is surrounded by an almost tropical beat which is kept soft. The basic sound doesn't change through the entire 6 minute track. 'Riding the Wind' is composed by Wadephul and was available under a different title ('1st Sunlight') and arrangement on one of his solo albums, and also on a compilation from TD released earlier as a different title ('Lily's Waltz') and arrangement. This one starts out quite ambient and builds as it continues. A guitar solo starts at 2:30 and continues to build. This is a nice, emotional track.

'Thunderheads' (Froese), starts with a repeated synth pattern and a rolling rhythm with ambient and light electronic sounds and textures. A melodic keyboard line starts at 1:30 complimented by another synth effect following a different, supporting melody. Again, there isn't much change to the sound through the 7 minute duration. This track was added to the compilation 'Music for Sports ' Cool Races' in 2009. 'Eagle's Crest' (Wadephul) is also known as 'Endless Blue' in another variation on other releases. It is more laid back, with a mid-tempo rhythm and a European feel. Without any change in texture, a guitar solo is added just after 2 minutes, which is substituted with a nice keyboard melody later. Guitar returns later on.

'Food for the Gods' (Wadephul) is only available on this album. Starting off ambient, it soon swells to a beautiful and melodic soundscape. At 2:30, a synthesized Spanish guitar plays pensively and then establishes an arpeggio pattern with atmospheric synth effects playing around it. A light percussive rhythm starts and a nice melody follows. This track then settles into a lofty and lovely piece which is the longest track on the album at over 8 minutes. 'Without a Bad Conscience' (Froese) is also exclusive to this album. A mid-tempo rhythm is established right away on this synth piece. Again, as is the case with the Froese tracks on this album, there isn't much development here as it remains pretty level all the way through.

On the 2nd half of the album, things tend to get a little less interesting as the next several tracks start to sound too similar without much change through their individual run times. This tends to make them less interesting. 'Cardamom Route' (Waldphul) is also known as 'Paradise Island' on Wadlphul's solo album, but is an alternative version. It is a bit exotic with a steel drum effect but like the previous track, is really nothing special and doesn't change much. 'A World Away from Gagaland' (Froese) is also available under the same title, but in an altered version on TD's 'Booster' and 'Music for Sports ' Cool Races'. Other than some synthesized vocal-sounding effects, this one doesn't offer anything very interesting.

After this, things get a little more interesting for the last two tracks. 'Native Companions' (Waldphul) is also on his solo album in a re-recorded version under the title 'Dancing with the Clouds'. It immediately starts with a metallic effect, then a slightly more interesting electronic pattern is established with a beat. This one has more interesting effects and is somewhat metallic sounding, so at least it stands out a little more. An effect sounds sort of like a native flute halfway through. Later, a guitar solo follows. 'Blue Dawn' (Waldphul) ends the album. Other appearances of this track in a re-recorded form appear on his solo album under the title 'Suffering Sharks'. It starts out quite ambient with a nice submerged sound and a subdued high pitched synth making a melody. The atmosphere of this one is mostly ambient, but there is an interesting guitar effect added later, and things start to get more intense and dramatic as it continues. At about the 3:30 mark, percussion kicks in creating an adventurous feel.

So, most of the tracks on this collection of ideas started several years earlier are available on other albums in re-recorded versions. It seems to me that Waldphul's compositions are actually more developed and Froese's are kind of underwhelming. Even then, things are not progressive and quite accessible. There are two tracks on here that are standouts, and they are the most ambient ones; 'Food for the Gods' and 'Blue Dawn'. It is a nice album, especially for Waldphul's tracks, but the three tracks that begin the 2nd side are not very interesting and the album begins to sag a bit, almost not redeeming itself. But at least it ends strong. At least it is a good album, easily earning 3 stars, but not quite up to exceptional or excellent status.

 Ricochet by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1975
4.30 | 329 ratings

BUY
Ricochet
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Naglefar

5 stars Ah, that beautiful point in time when Tangerine Dream began to shift from sequencer heavy soundscapes to a more layered, harmonized sound. After the release of Phaedra and Rubycon, TD solidified themselves as a serious electronic act. It wasn't until 1975's "Ricochet" did they really begin to experiment and find a more unique sound, which would prove to be a precursor to many modern electronic music sub-genres (I.E. Electronica). Although TD still frequently used sequencers in their incredibly long career, this album marked a departure from them predominantly featured throughout the entire piece and shifted toward a more electronic rock feel. If you like Phaedra and the other Virgin years albums, even if you love the Krautrock-esque albums, this album quenches every thirst you're looking for. And it's a live album! Set 2 just gets me every time.

5 out of 5. Essential electronic progressive music. 2nd favorite album behind only Force Majeure.

 Underwater Sunlight by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1986
3.78 | 172 ratings

BUY
Underwater Sunlight
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

3 stars After 28 albums, what is it about the 29th studio album by Tangerine Dream that sets it apart from the many others that came before it (and after for that matter)? The biggest thing is that this is the first album that Paul Haslinger would be involved in. Paul would become a regular member of the group for 5 years in which 15 albums would be released. That's an impressive chunk of discography for that amount of time. Paul had been classically trained at the Vienna Academy of Music and the University of Vienna during which time he became a session musician. Tangerine Dream was his first really big break. This album sees the introduction of his influence and experiments with just how his influence was going to be integrated into TD's sound.

The album 'Underwater Sunlight' is obviously centered around music influenced by marine life. The band typically made their albums based around a certain topic and created the music around that. Paul also brought a more standardized songwriting approach compared to what was used earlier by the band.

The first side of the album is devoted to a 2 part suite called 'Song of the Whale'. The first part is called 'From Dawn . . .'. After a free style atmospheric introduction, the track picks up a melody in a keyboard style sound which is contrasted by an airy vocal sounding effect produced electronically creating a counter melody. A fast moving arpeggio style background moves things forward. Around 3 minutes, an echoing guitar solo provided by Edgar Forese takes over for a short while, then things go electronic for a little while longer. At 4:30, a loud crashing effect signals the beginning of an intense guitar solo with the arpeggio pattern continuing in the background. The guitar stays at the fore until the 7 minute mark where things calm down until the arpeggio builds again, ending the track on a loud orchestral hit.

The second part is called ' . . . to Dusk', and we can really hear the newcomer's influence here. This one begins with a nice piano solo by Paul. This goes on until the 2 minute mark where atmospheric synths come in and start to take over. The music gets a placid atmosphere and eventually, a harp effect fades in. Again, synthesized vocal effects are used. At 4:30, a rhythm is established and a synth takes the melody and builds on it. We enter into a more structured sound as we also move into an accessible, almost commercial sound as things intensify, similar to a new age feel. Another guitar driven melody comes in at 6 minutes, but at 7 minutes, everything takes a more atmospheric turn. Again there is another build and the guitar pushes this forward. There are a few times when the track threatens to push beyond the new age realm, but never really does. Things fade at the last minute and we sink into an electronic drone.

The next half of the album consists of tracks that stay around the 5 minute mark. 'Dolphin Dance' is the first of these, and this starts right off with an up tempo electronically produced rhythm and a synth led melody with a harpsichord sounding effect. Orchestration is good here as it ushers in a guitar solo then it returns to a 2nd melody with the synth and guitars taking turns. The beat is very 80's influenced and continues on throughout the track.

'Ride on the Ray' has a definite 80's style keyboard beginning, and a more mid-tempo rhythm. It is driven by a clavichord style melody. Once again, a guitar solo begins, thus falling into the same pattern as the previous track. The syth effects in this one are at least richer than the previous track, but the sound of the era is quite prevalent making things sound a little dated. 'Scuba Scuba' is a bit darker sounding, but pretty much follows the established pattern that has now been laid out by the previous tracks, maybe a little less melodic.

Finally, the last track 'Underwater Twilight' has some cool effects that make it sound like a muted synth with some vocalized electronic effects. This track is more ambient and less new age like. An electronic rhythm does form, but it is not as annoying as the last few tracks. The keyboards play a melody based on a chordal pattern. There is even some room for experimentation here, but not much. It is a better track, but a little too late.

Paul's influence is pretty obvious on this album and would dictate the route the band was going to pursue for a while. The more accessible sound of the 80s would become more prominent as TD sought to expand it's fanbase during a time when new age and new wave were popular. The album isn't bad, but it does sound dated, and, of course, I miss the more experimental era of the band. The use of more guitar solos is great at first, but when things fall into the pattern of having to have a predictable guitar solo in each track, it soon gets old. There are better TD albums out there, but at least the first half is decent on this album, and the 2nd half is quite run-of-the-mill.

 Electronic Meditation by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.36 | 307 ratings

BUY
Electronic Meditation
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

5 stars The 60s has to be one of the craziest decades EVER in the history of humanity, and without a doubt especially for the world of rock music. When the decade began the most crazy thing going on was Chubby Checker doing "The Twist" with a backdrop of ceaseless Elvis Presley singles bombarding the radio waves and perhaps the most experimental deed one could muster up was sporting a new kind of hair wax while hanging out at the local malt shop. But once The Beatles hit the scene and quickly evolved, it seems like the entire rock universe splintered into an infinity of possibilities. While a few a scant few old school bands like The Monkees were manufactured to fill the void of grandparent friendly pop rock, much of the exploding rock universe would engage rather in reaching to the stars and beyond to create wild and hitherto unheard sounds that while a million miles from the rock and roll of only ten years prior, would technically still qualify as rock music (Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine just to name a few.)

While some were anchored within the rock paradigm on their own terms others were on the verge of becoming completely liberated from rock music's gravitational force thus allowing them to blast off into the farthest reaches of space where any notions of the limit were gleefully shed like a rocket booster free from planetary grasp. And that's where we get to one of Germany's best known experimental artists of the era, TANGERINE DREAM. While Germany's most famous experimental electronic fantastical sound makers are the stuff of legendary status in the 21st century, this band which has only seen Edgar Froese as its constant member since its humble origins in 1967 until his death in 2015 actually began more imbued with the psychedelic rock paradigm of the 60s than the ambient kosmische new age laced electronic phenomenon that it would become in the 70s. Not surprising since Froese himself would embark on a similar journey of the English speaking world and test the waters in the psychedelic pop universe with his short lived beat ensemble The Ones.

The story of TANGERINE DREAM is equally as fascinating as the explorative sonic experiments that they explored. While the English speaking world was focused on creating bands to craft clever hooky pop songs tinged with psychedelia, places like Germany found a more ambitious crowd of musicians who wanted to take the promises of "Saucerful Of Secrets" era Pink Floyd and steer them further into the far reaches of space, outer, inner and beyond. Spearheaded by founder Edgar Froese who himself was tempted into the beat culture with his band The Ones, he quickly outgrew the limiting factors as his admiration for one Jimi Hendrix advanced and cemented after meeting the ultimate artistic surrealist Salvador Dali who inspired the earliest incarnation of TANGERINE DREAM which adopted a line from The Beatles' anthem for mind expansion in "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and made it their own. After meeting the club owner Conrad Schnitzler, who was a disciple and student of Karlheinz Stockhausen, the stage was set for something new to develop. Klaus Schulze would join as the drummer along with organist Jimmy Jackson and soon thereafter the first version of TANGERINE DREAM was born.

While this lineup would barely last through the recording process of the band's debut album ELECTRONIC MEDITATION, it would nonetheless establish the electronic free jazz rock paradigm that contributed to making the German progressive rock standard stand out amongst its Anglo contemporaries despite the obvious influences from the single title track on Floyd's otherworldly call for ET contact "Saucerful Of Secrets." However where Floyd left off, TANGERINE DREAM continued the space journey which was recorded in a rented factory in Berlin in October 1969 by simply utilizing a two-track Revox tape recorder. While the technology was limited, the imaginative scope of the musicians was anything but as the four members juxtaposed clashing jazzy percussive drives with free flying organ runs, guitar glissandos and cello all augmented with a wealth of custom-made electronic devices created by Froese. Included in the mix were the unexplored potentials of sounds of broken glass, burning parchment and dried vegetables! An uncredited Thomas Keyserling also added some atonal flute elements.

While TANGERINE DREAM would become known as one of the most inventive electronic bands of all time, ELECTRONIC MEDITATION is completely unlike their more polished swan songs such as "Phaedra" or "Rubycon," but rather a true Krautrock gem that actually has periods where it rocks such as on "Ashes To Ashes" that offers a rambunctious fuzzed out bluesy guitar solos accompanied by raucous percussive outbursts and a frenetic flute struggling to emerge from the din. The free form rock would be the precursor to the more highly developed electronic wizardry but on ELECTRONIC MEDITATION, the band clearly find themselves closer to the contemporary Krautock origins set forth by bands such as Amon Duul II or early Swedish psychedelia that emerged from the likes of Pärson Sound. Whereas Pink Floyd were kept on a leash and not allowed to leave orbit, TANGERINE DREAM succeeded in completely severing ties with the limitations of the rock paradigm without yet abandoning the rock aspects all together thus creating what could technically be deemed by modern standards as a proto-form of post-rock of sort.

TANGERINE DREAM at this point was an incubator of great talent. Klaus Shculze would leave before the album was even released and would embark on his own fruitful solo career but stuck around long enough to initiate the newbie Chris Franke in as his replacement. Schnitzler would also depart and would carry on these early TANGERINE DREAM experiments on his equally rebellious Kluster. His replacement Steve Shroyder would stick around long enough for the band's second album "Alpha Centauri" leaving Froese as the driving force for the rest of the band's lengthy existence. ELECTRONIC MEDITATION is one of those brilliant albums that emerged in a time when experimentation was the driving and seemingly only force in play. This album displays a group of artists who were unsatisfied by the limiting pop influenced structures of what was deemed psychedelic rock of the day and decidedly took the listener to places never thought possible and owing influence more from the experimental classical music world of Stockhausen than say anything remotely popular of the day. While this album has not gone down in history as TANGERINE DREAM's crowning achievement, it succeeds immensely in creating the surreal sonicscapes that it set out to explore. While clearly steeped in rock in instrumentation only, ELECTRONIC MEDITATION was another example of a band ready to unshackle themselves from what little connection remained and did a rather brilliant job in the process.

 Quichotte by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1980
3.79 | 77 ratings

BUY
Quichotte
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Pergamon - AKA Quichotte if you get the rare East German original release of the album - finds Tangerine Dream in a groundbreaking concert in East Berlin, in a rare instance of cultural exchange between West and East Germany during the Cold War. Blending classical styles which would be more familiar to an East German audience (who'd been largely kept insulated from rock music by the authorities) with more adventurous music existing somewhere between the arcane, progressive space realms they'd explored in the 1970s and the slick cyberspace terrain they'd enter in the 1980s, it's an enjoyable piece which is one of the better Tangerine Dream live albums out there.
 Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1986
4.27 | 105 ratings

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

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Pergamon - AKA Quichotte if you get the rare East German original release of the album - finds Tangerine Dream in a groundbreaking concert in East Berlin, in a rare instance of cultural exchange between West and East Germany during the Cold War. Blending classical styles which would be more familiar to an East German audience (who'd been largely kept insulated from rock music by the authorities) with more adventurous music existing somewhere between the arcane, progressive space realms they'd explored in the 1970s and the slick cyberspace terrain they'd enter in the 1980s, it's an enjoyable piece which is one of the better Tangerine Dream live albums out there.
 Le Parc by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1985
2.79 | 127 ratings

BUY
Le Parc
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This was my first Tangerine Dream album, even though it is number 26 in line of albums that had previously been released by TD. The album consists of 9 short tracks (short as compared to most of their previous work). The songs are all inspired by worldwide parks, which is really a great idea. However, sometimes this works well and at others it doesn't.

Now the album isn't a complete failure as some reviews here tend to signify. It just isn't the TD of the past. Understandably, TD tried to make their music appropriate for the decade it was produced, the 80s. So it takes on some faster beats, some slightly new wave-ish sounds and so on. But, surprisingly enough, it doesn't always sound as dated as you would expect.

The first track is "Bois de Boulogne" and it opens the album on a high note. It is a fast tempo song with nothing annoying about it and a very memorable hook. "Central Park" however, does sound somewhat dated to me and an almost techo-disco which you might expect here. "Gaudi Park" has a nice beat and bass line that runs rapidly through the song almost giving it a softcore industrial sound as synths flow around the running rhythm. This one is better. Fourth in line is "Tiergarten", which starts out soft with background noises of children playing and a nice electronic piano. A whistling synth and drums join in later. It is a pleasant song, not too annoying, but commercial and almost New Age sounding and very melodic. It's not a complete write off though. "Zen Garden" is a favorite of mine and reminiscent of older TD. It starts with wind and birds in the background and a hard percussive, but sustained "hit" in the synth bass which slowly drops it's tone as it is sustained and this repeats throughout. I love this sound and synths of all kinds play around this. No rhythm in this one. A female voice singing wordless vocals joins in also. Inspired by the sounds of Japanese music and very pensive and beautiful.

Next up comes the title track "Le Parc". It starts up the second side with a jet flying overhead and immediately a fast beat starts up and synths play around it. This one takes on the sound of European disco/techno, with a very stately melody. It is very commercial sounding, and a little dated, but it brings back memories of Kraftwerk from the same decade. "Hyde Park" begins with some strange clicking sounds. The thumping mid tempo bass starts and provides the basis for the song. Synths are melodic and there are some orchestral sounding "hits" and synth chord progressions throughout that are indicative of the decade, but it's not overly annoying. "The Cliffs of Sydney" actually breaks the 5 minute mark. This one is also European sounding with a throbbing mid tempo bass and then fluttering percussion around that. I like the sound of the main melody in that it sounds like guitar from the old Italian westerns. This rhythm stops halfway through and synths carry the action for a while before it starts up again with the same melody. "Yellowstone Park" is the highlight of the album at over 6 minutes. It starts out with pan flutes and a mysterious sustained orchestral sound before synths start joining in. A slow tribal rhythm begins and wordless vocals from the one of the same singers of "The Great Gig in the Sky" (Dark Side of the Moon). Pan Flutes start again and carry the main motif giving it a Native American sound. A nice, floating tune. You can picture the clouds over the high mountains, the rivers and lakes of the park with hawks and eagles soaring, a buffalo or two loitering near the water, and so on. Yes I've been there a lot of times, and the tune really fits the park.

So, overall , this is a very good TD release, better than what most have rated it at. No, it's not as good as earlier TD, but it holds a nostalgic spot for me because I purchased it when it was first released. I still own the record and love it for it's high points which is worth keeping it around. And it has very nice cover art. Do you have to have it? No, but I would recommend it for easy relaxing listening at least, especially for "Zen Garden", "The Cliffs of Sydney" and "Yellowstone Park". Good, not essential, 3 stars.

 Force Majeure by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1979
4.00 | 440 ratings

BUY
Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

3 stars It was time for Tangerine Dream to move into the 80's and this album marks the start of that transition. The music continues it's melodic sound that was on the previous album, but without vocals this time. The main players of the band is down to two keyboardists, which is to be expected from an electronic band. But real drums, acoustic guitar, piano, cello and a few other surprises await us on this album.

It starts out with an 18 minute, side-long title track. Starting out with some nice atmospheric sounds and a pretty typical TD sound, things seem to be in good order. Then the rhythm kicks in. Many TD fans are okay with this, and at the time, this was a good move, but now in 2018, the keyboards sound very dated against the background of the band. At least that is how I feel it. The rhythm lasts for a while with the keyboards and a couple of breaks, but remaining somewhat unchanging except for a few times. When the rhythm eventually stops, things get atmospheric again and the dated sound goes away. The music gets quite pleasant here and doesn't seem old anymore. Again this lasts for a while, the drums join in again but with a different melody and atmosphere, but unfortunately, every time the drums start, things start to sound dated again. Now, a dated sound doesn't necessarily ruin things for me because I do love hearing a little Kraftwerk every once in a while and maybe even an old 80s band if I'm in the mood, but I can't seem to get into this as much as other TD albums. It sounds somewhat weak to me.

The 2nd side of the album starts with a 7 minute song called "Cloudburst Flight". A nice acoustic guitar and swirling keyboards sounds really nice and pensive. Keyboard bass starts to throb in the background, then turns into a repeating descending pattern while keyboards and electric guitars trade places with the melodic line and drums take on a midtempo pattern which is not overbearing. This is a much better combination than the title track when the rhythm section joins in. The soloing becomes quite impressive and heavy, which I find very enjoyable. Before the end, things calm down again and a nice whistle-sounding synth takes over. Really good especially for a comparatively short track.

The 3rd track is over 10 minutes long and is called "Thru Metamorphic Rocks". It starts off soft with piano and then increases in sound and intensity. Drums come in early on in the build and drive it forward and there are some nice sound effects crashing around. Soon the electric guitar takes over with another impressive solo. The chord progression becomes repetitive however for a while. Then the main melodic motif fades out while it is taken over by the synthesized sounds that I love TD for. This to me, is the best part of the album and more of what I would expect to hear from an electronic album. A rapid progression of notes continue in the background and establish a rhythm as synths improvise over the top with heavy sounds and no melody.

Overall, this is not a bad album, but I do have problems in the title track where things are dated and just too commercial for my taste. About half of that track is like that at different times throughout. The other two supporting tracks are more interesting to me and give the album it's saving grace. This is TD in it's progressive stage, but there are a few places where it all ruins it for me. Overall, I have to rate this at about 3.5, but the repetitiveness of the drums and bass patterns knock it down to a 3.

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to E&O Team for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives