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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 discography


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

3.33 | 298 ratings
Electronic Meditation
1970
3.54 | 323 ratings
Alpha Centauri
1971
3.68 | 344 ratings
Zeit
1972
3.59 | 282 ratings
Atem
1973
4.16 | 723 ratings
Phaedra
1974
4.26 | 843 ratings
Rubycon
1975
3.94 | 504 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
3.33 | 198 ratings
Sorcerer (OST)
1977
3.59 | 327 ratings
Cyclone
1978
4.01 | 427 ratings
Force Majeure
1979
3.91 | 284 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.47 | 223 ratings
Exit
1981
3.20 | 148 ratings
Thief (OST)
1981
3.20 | 183 ratings
White Eagle
1982
3.49 | 208 ratings
Hyperborea
1983
2.74 | 53 ratings
Wavelength (OST)
1983
3.08 | 59 ratings
Firestarter (OST)
1984
2.92 | 47 ratings
Flashpoint (OST)
1984
2.90 | 40 ratings
Heartbreakers (OST)
1985
2.81 | 122 ratings
Le Parc
1985
3.82 | 166 ratings
Underwater Sunlight
1986
3.31 | 123 ratings
Green Desert
1986
3.27 | 67 ratings
Legend (OST)
1986
2.82 | 38 ratings
Near Dark (OST)
1987
2.54 | 38 ratings
Shy People (OST)
1987
1.61 | 33 ratings
Three O'Clock High (OST)
1987
3.02 | 92 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.62 | 101 ratings
Optical Race
1988
2.83 | 70 ratings
Lily On The Beach
1989
2.92 | 50 ratings
Miracle Mile (OST)
1989
2.80 | 42 ratings
Destination Berlin (OST)
1989
2.33 | 21 ratings
Catch Me... If You Can (OST)
1989
1.91 | 27 ratings
Dead Solid Perfect (OST)
1990
2.92 | 76 ratings
Melrose
1990
3.42 | 61 ratings
Canyon Dreams (OST)
1991
2.54 | 27 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 | 67 ratings
Rockoon
1992
2.67 | 55 ratings
Turn Of The Tides
1994
2.74 | 56 ratings
Tyranny Of Beauty
1995
2.90 | 32 ratings
The Dream Mixes
1995
2.90 | 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
1.71 | 24 ratings
Ambient Monkeys
1997
3.32 | 32 ratings
TimeSquare - Dream Mixes 2
1998
2.48 | 27 ratings
Transsiberia (OST)
1998
3.63 | 8 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 | 38 ratings
Dream Mixes 3 - The Past Hundred Moons
2001
3.26 | 31 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 | 50 ratings
Purgatorio
2004
3.48 | 33 ratings
Jeanne D´Arc - La Révolte Éternelle
2005
3.08 | 33 ratings
Kyoto
2005
2.85 | 47 ratings
Phaedra 2005
2005
3.08 | 25 ratings
Blue Dawn
2006
3.96 | 28 ratings
Paradiso
2006
2.93 | 15 ratings
TD Plays TD
2006
2.53 | 15 ratings
One Times One
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Destination Berlin
2007
3.39 | 34 ratings
Springtime In Nagasaki
2007
2.99 | 39 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.11 | 25 ratings
Summer In Nagasaki
2007
3.07 | 17 ratings
Purple Diluvial
2008
2.56 | 22 ratings
Hyperborea 2008
2008
2.57 | 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
1.38 | 22 ratings
Under Cover - Chapter One
2010
3.57 | 44 ratings
The Island Of The Fay
2011
3.45 | 28 ratings
The Angel From The West Window
2011
2.43 | 9 ratings
Finnegans Wake
2011
3.48 | 34 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
3.89 | 26 ratings
Quantum Gate
2017
3.50 | 8 ratings
Light Flux
2017

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

4.28 | 319 ratings
Ricochet
1975
3.89 | 221 ratings
Encore (Live 1977)
1977
3.77 | 72 ratings
Quichotte
1980
3.78 | 167 ratings
Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
1983
3.98 | 140 ratings
Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
1984
4.29 | 100 ratings
Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
1986
3.32 | 61 ratings
Livemiles
1988
2.95 | 50 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
3.71 | 27 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
4.00 | 4 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
2.54 | 17 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
4.33 | 6 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
2016
4.17 | 6 ratings
Live at Philharmony Szczecin-Poland 2016
2016
3.75 | 4 ratings
The Sessions 1
2017
4.50 | 2 ratings
The Sessions 2
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
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

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

4.80 | 5 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
2.74 | 20 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
4.13 | 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
4.33 | 3 ratings
Dream Sequence
2000
4.35 | 8 ratings
Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology)
2002
2.67 | 3 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
4.00 | 1 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
4.50 | 4 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 | 1 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream Live
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Deep Run to Vegas
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
Out of this World
2015
5.00 | 1 ratings
Booster 7
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ultima Thule
2016
0.00 | 0 ratings
Quantum Gate / Quantum Key
2018

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

2.79 | 15 ratings
Lady Greengrass / Love Of Mine (The Ones: pre-Tangerine Dream)
1966
3.99 | 25 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
4.50 | 2 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
4.00 | 1 ratings
Betrayal/Grind
1977
3.00 | 1 ratings
Monolight
1977
3.00 | 1 ratings
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
1978
3.50 | 2 ratings
Excerpts from Force Majeure
1979
4.50 | 8 ratings
Tangram
1980
5.00 | 1 ratings
Choronzon
1981
3.33 | 9 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
3.12 | 6 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
2.32 | 6 ratings
Daydream & Moorland
1983
3.75 | 4 ratings
Going West
1984
3.60 | 10 ratings
Warsaw In The Sun
1984
3.00 | 1 ratings
Streethawk
1985
3.00 | 1 ratings
Tiergarten
1985
4.00 | 6 ratings
Dolphin Dance
1986
3.00 | 1 ratings
Dancing on a White Moon
1987
4.00 | 1 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.00 | 1 ratings
A Time for Heroes
1987
4.00 | 1 ratings
Marakesh
1988
3.50 | 2 ratings
Alexander Square
1989
4.00 | 2 ratings
Optical Race/Mothers Of Rain/Sun Gate/Ghazal
1989
3.00 | 1 ratings
Oranges Don't Dance
1990
2.33 | 21 ratings
Quinoa
1992
3.50 | 2 ratings
Rockoon Special Edition
1992
3.00 | 1 ratings
Big City Dwarves
1992
2.00 | 1 ratings
Dreamtime
1993
3.00 | 1 ratings
Turn of the Tides
1994
3.00 | 1 ratings
Midwinter Night
1994
4.00 | 1 ratings
Das Mädchen auf der Treppe
1997
4.00 | 1 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
3.67 | 3 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
3.73 | 11 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
3.00 | 3 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 | 3 ratings
Mona da Vinci
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Gate of Saturn
2011
3.50 | 4 ratings
Josephine The Mouse Singer
2014
3.18 | 9 ratings
Mala Kunia
2014
3.11 | 8 ratings
Quantum Key
2015
3.00 | 3 ratings
Zero Gravity
2015
3.18 | 2 ratings
Particles
2016
4.00 | 2 ratings
Light Flux EP
2017

TANGERINE DREAM Reviews


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 Hyperborea by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1983
3.49 | 208 ratings

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Hyperborea
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Elioglossia

3 stars Having owned only an infinitesimal amount of TD's discography comparatively speaking, I'm not really sure where to place this among its predecessors and contemporaries. However, Hyperborea stands out in the band's 80s oeuvre primarily because of the Eastern flavor of opening track No Man's Land. A slow-burning, stuttering composition lasting around 9 minutes, it is a disjointed jaunt through the land of everlasting sunshine, as the album's mythological title suggests. Compared to proximal albums like White Eagle and Exit, there is a more fleshed-out sonic template being utilized here, but frankly the compositions are not as intrepid overall as the ones on the aforementioned albums. Chalk it up to personal taste, but there's not as much of a pulse to Hyperborea. It just lumbers along, but I can appreciate the range of moods here. Within the space of four tracks, it runs the gamut from quirky to menacing, while oddly maintaining a sense of homogeneity.
 Phaedra by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.16 | 723 ratings

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Phaedra
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars 1. "Phaedra" (16:48) if ever there was a perfect electronica companion to Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," this would be it. Eerie and spacey and forlorn yet powered by the human spirit of hope and adventure, TD put something together here that transcends just listening: this is music is suggestive of worlds and sensual experiences beyond normal imagination--or rather, this music enhances the capacity of imagination. Thought the driving sequences change and shift often throughout the course of "Phaedra" the pace is fairly consistent and insistent; there is no let up on the course into infinity--at least, that is, until 10:20, when it appears that we are waylaid by reaching the Void. (And people express their distaste for Genesis' "The Waiting Room"! This must have really irked them!) Luckily, an angelic force appears two minutes later to rescue us and push away the Faeiries of Kaos. Yet, these angels are not from Heaven, but from the Tao! They're here to tell us that beyond the illusory worlds of space and time there exists the potentiality and reality of Anything and Everything and Nothing! Nice song. (9.5/10)

2. "Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares" (10:46) opens with what sound like distant street noises as if heard through the bedroom window from a high rise apartment in the middle of a hot, windless summer night. Synth organ enters in a eerie, vampire movie soundtrack kind of way (though also exceedingly close to Tony Banks' intro to "Watcher in the Skies"). The organth floats slowly around the aural soundscape (panning) as flanging and sequenced riffs and synthesized wind noises flit in and around the soundscape. Very somber and depressing. In the sixth minutes signs of life appear in the form of bouncy synths chords and organ arpeggi while the somber organth continues its parade of death through the city streets. Flitting wind gusts (or are they bats?) seem to occasionally join ole Drac as he looks for his latest victim (the humanized chords just before the last minute?) Genius. (9/10)

3. "Movements of a Visionary" (7:58) opens with experimental sounds that seem unnatural without the contributions of electricity. At the end of the second minute a mallet-like sound creates a fast-paced sequence over which organ soon joins. Electric piano later is added while the sequence shifts down an octave or two. (8.5/10) 4. "Sequence in 'C'" (2:17) is peaceful and serene as layers of "wooden flutes" create a pleasant, floating canopy of sheets blowing in the wind. (5/5)

An historic achievement in music and a masterpiece of its genre.

 Quantum Gate by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.89 | 26 ratings

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Quantum Gate
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Plenty of listeners and fans have no shortage of opinions about when the pioneering German electronic group Tangerine Dream apparently stopped being `the REAL Tangerine Dream', be it their first moves into more streamlined musical territory in the late Seventies, the more obviously melodic direction of the Eighties, or even when particular musicians arrived and/or left at various points throughout the fifty active years of the project. The recent continuation of the TD brand in the wake of the passing of founder and mainstay member Edgar Froese has been the latest controversy, a move that some pockets of fans have considered something of a gross insult and a kind of `blasphemy' to Mr Froese's memory and the institution that is Tangerine Dream.

It is now known that Edgar gave his blessing to the musicians that he'd been creating music with in the years just before his passing to carry on the group name, which included keyboardists Thorsten Quaeschning (something of a veteran by now at thirteen years and multiple albums under the TD banner) and Ulrich Schnauss, and violinist Hoshiko Yamane. This quartet had been preparing what was to be considered the next evolution of Tangerine Dream, dubbed by Froese as the `Quantum' era, with some early glimpses of this new beginning found on the promising `Mala Kunia' EP in late 2014, but his death soon into the new year following it initially halted the progress. After several months of uncertainty, the remaining trio commenced realising Edgar's vision of seeing this new stage of Tangerine Dream become a reality, and their first full-length disc `Quantum Gate' was released on September 29th 2017, to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the group.

The good news is that `Quantum Gate' is a superb album, one of the best to bear the Tangerine Dream name in quite some time in fact, with the current trio utilizing initial sketches, demos and fragments recorded by Edgar as a grounding and crafting a series of nine tracks around them that find a strong balance between atmospheric longer reaches, electronic explorations and more melodious compact pieces - plus a touch of dance music, so oldies and prog-snobs best approach with caution! There's a constant distinctly current sound with endless respectful nods to the vintage exploratory heritage of the group through every bit of the album, and with fairly little prominence given to electric guitar, it makes for a superb slice of intelligent modern electronica, and even the more straight-forward spots (which are actually fairly few and far between) are far weightier and more subtle than many of the tracks that have shown up on numerous TD discs since the late Eighties.

The near-fourteen minute opener `Sensing Elements' holds a series of experimental and ambient fragments a world away from commercial appeal or easier melodicism. It's essentially a multi-part suite that coasts between freeform serene electronic drifts, stronger themes driven by those classic TD chiming notes and more urgent churning programmed beats, making for a confident statement from this current trio. Each re-listen reveals a secret exciting layer and a very understated flow, and the piece will at least raise a curious eyebrow from some hold-outs of this new era of Tangerine Dream! `Roll The Seven Twice' offers nicely clacking percussive momentum and a catchy reprising searing theme whilst dipping into slinking dance beats, and `Granular Blankets' holds a more reflective soundtrack-like elegance to Hoshiko's classy violin and fleeting darker traces to its haunting piano.

Sure to be one of the more controversial moments, `It Is Time To Leave When Everyone Is Dancing' is perhaps the closest Tangerine Dream have ever come to delivering an energetic `summer dance anthem' (at least outside of their `Dream Mixes' volumes!), mind you an intelligent and tightly arranged summer dance anthem at least! It's a bouncing and joyous dance piece, revelling in the versatility that we can expect from this current T.Dream incarnation. Hoshiko's sweeping violins then emerge between `Identity Proven Matrix's strident and sparkling synth themes, and some sparse use of grumbling electric guitar briefly reminds of Pink Floyd.

Quaeschning, Schnauss and Yamane then spoil the older fans with a series of beautiful and deeply immersive epics to close out the disc. The ten-minute constantly unfolding `Non-Locality Destination' is loaded with big dramatic synth washes and bristling sequencer ripples flitting in and out, and once it hits a spot right in the middle with rumbling guitar reaches you'll almost swear Pink Floyd's `One of These Days' is hiding in there somewhere! The dreamy space-music of `Proton Bonfire' is all crystalline ringing expanses, dancing sequencers and fizzing implosions before more prominent beats propel the piece forwards with excitement, and it ultimately culminates in an uplifting refrain. `Tear Down The Grey Skies' is pure a Seventies sci-fi-flavoured soundscape with monolithic alien expanses, and nine-minute closer `Genesis Of Precious Thoughts' will likely be the favourite piece for many here. Overloaded with feverish sequencer-breaking runs and little skittering up-tempo bursts, Hoshiko's violin taking centre stage constantly soaring majestically over darker electronic pulsing, fancier ambient washes and dramatic imposing beats, meaning all three members get a final chance to leave their mark.

Whether or not you consider the disc `Tangerine Dream' is up to you (and there's sure to be some who will instantly dismiss it without hearing a second of the music), but this is evocative and smart electronica from a talented trio that constantly calls to mind moments from many eras of the group from over the last several decades, and not in the lazy derivative way that so many of the endless TD clones do. The accompanying `The Sessions 1' EP and some of the recent `Particles' set suggest the current trio are going to keep looking even deeper back into the classic vintage Dream years for fresh inspiration in the future, but for now, `Quantum Gate' is a bold and successful new start to the legacy of Tangerine Dream, and Edgar would be immensely proud of what his protégés have delivered here.

Four and a half stars.

 Encore (Live 1977) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1977
3.89 | 221 ratings

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Encore (Live 1977)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Vinyl Connection

4 stars Although there are but four side-long tracks, each comprises several discrete parts. Live, the classic Froese/Franke/Baumann line-up of Tangerine Dream passed the initiative deftly between their multitude of keyboards as they spontaneously created unfolding musical landscapes and then explored them. Having said that, there are some sections referencing album pieces while others joyously bring together their combined creativity into a shifting, swirling whole. Some piano softens 'Monolight' while Froese's psychedelic guitar provides adds a welcome charge to 'Coldwater canyon'. Perhaps falling slightly short of greatness, this excellent recording?made during the US tour of 1977?nevertheless offers a fine introduction to the Virgin era of a seminal electronic outfit.
 Logos... Live At The Dominion - London by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1983
3.78 | 167 ratings

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Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars A cheesy but enjoyable live set from Tangerine Dream. Some sections of the epic Logos would crop up here and there in other work over the 1980s - for instance, there's the beautifully dramatic bit about 20 minutes in which was memorably used in one of the most unforgettably dramatic scenes of Michael Mann's The Keep. If you cannot stand the polished, cinematic style of 1980s Tangerine Dream, it probably won't be for you, but if you do it's a treasure trove of electronic playfulness and a welcome break from the occasional sterility of their studio albums of the era. Three and a half stars.
 Underwater Sunlight by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1986
3.82 | 166 ratings

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Underwater Sunlight
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Considering the sheer mass of material Tangerine Dream cranked out in the 1980s between studio albums, live albums, soundtracks and archival releases, it's easy to feel swamped by it all, and there's some justification to the idea that Edgar Froese and his cohorts spread themselves too thin. Underwater Sunlight, however, is a highlight of their mid-1980s torrent of material, with Froese and Paul Haslinger trading soaring guitar solos over an impeccably composed and produced synthesiser backing. It's a bit New Age in terms of both theme and execution, but if all New Age music were like this then we'd be lucky, lucky listeners.
 Hyperborea by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1983
3.49 | 208 ratings

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Hyperborea
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Tangerine Dream's stint at Virgin had seen them transition from the psychedelic electronic pioneers of their early days to the sleek, technologically advanced unit poised to absolutely glut the market with material over the course of the 1980s, particularly through their soundtrack efforts. All snark aside, though, this is one of the better Tangerine Dream albums of the 1980s; like Exit and Thief, it's very much a product of their new post-transition sound, but it's one of the more gorgeous and intricate examples of it, and the production standards have hold up well to this very day. A fascinating electronic trip, with a mysterious, awe-inspiring atmosphere - like the soundtrack to a documentary about a lost civilisation that never existed.
 Particles by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2016
3.18 | 2 ratings

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Particles
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Vinyl Connection

3 stars The album opens with '4.00 Session'. It's an epic, a pulsing, sweeping, hypnotic journey in the grand TD tradition of Phaedra or Stratosfear. But whereas the average length of a 70s Dream-side was seventeen minutes, '4.00pm Session' clocks in at almost half-an- hour. Although it is interesting and enjoyable throughout, there is a vague sense of absence, of something missing; '4.00 Session' is like a well developed draft, just waiting for a little injection of magic?a flash of melody here or a piercing guitar jab there?to elevate it to greatness. Perhaps what is missing is Edgar Froese, that's what I think as I flip the record for side two.

Two pieces here, a reworking of 'Rubycon' (17:25) that opens with some experimental sounds before settling into the classic analogue pulse. It's great, if not revelatory. Then a fair dinkum cover version, the theme from "Stranger Things". Well done, sure, but, er, why?

The second LP is a live set, recorded in concert at Schwingungen Festival+ in 2016. It is a kind of brief introduction to post-seventies Tangerine Dream, offering nicely crafted performances of a selection of TD pieces:

"Mothers of Rain" from Optical Race (1988)

"Power of the Rainbow Serpent" from Mala Kunia (2014)

"White Eagle" from the album of the same name (1982)

"Dolphin Dance" from Underwater Sunlight (1986)

"Shadow and Sun" also from Mala Kunia (2014)

It's well done, all of it. Yet somehow you feel like you are listening to a very accomplished Tangerine Dream Tribute act. In fact, that's the feel of the whole set. Something tentative about claiming the name; some missing adventurousness maybe. As a tribute, it's fine, but Particles is marking time.

Schnauss, Quaeschning and Yamane have done a sterling job of creating an homage to their fallen leader, but if they want to really breathe life into the brand name they need to be bold, to move out of the master's shadow without abandoning his legacy. They need to integrate the particles of Froese's vision into their own manifest skills. There is absolutely no doubt this trio is capable of that feat. Let's hope they give it a go.

[Edited version of a review that appeared at the Vinyl Connection blog. Review copy: vinyl 2xLP, released June 2017]

 Phaedra by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.16 | 723 ratings

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Phaedra
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Luqueasaur

4 stars Like a snow cyborg, cold and robotic: 8/10

I'll be honest: I never liked electronic music. I have always associated it, on its entirety, to EDM - almost like bigotry -, which in turn alienated me from exploring it further. It was a shocker to discover how old and prolific electronic music is, not to mention the fact that - behold! - EDM isn't electronic music's only branch, let alone its most influential (at least on evolutionary terms). This review, then, is from the mind of a layman first introduced to this.

The first thing I noticed as I discovered TANGERINE DREAM is how groundbreaking their music was for their time. I wasn't surprised, especially after listening. I assume that, especially on their epoch, this unconventional stuff was an eerie sight. There are no riffs, no sections, no structure. This makes PHAEDRA entirely cold, robotic, experimentative; a lifeless tool. I don't see this as a problem though, because electricity is by default lifeless, and electronic music's proposition has never been to create "impacting, heartfelt melodies". However, it's not "artless" rabble like EDM. PHAEDRA has a purpose, originality, it has no life just like EDM but it's not a repetitive, meaningless bunch of artificial noises put together to make people mindlessly dance to.

PHAEDRA, generally, is cold and rather indifferent. As I said, it's experimentative, and it bases itself mostly on central "melodic pieces" (consider this a synonym of "proto-riff") sprinkled with countless effects. I'll go more specific on each track down below.

Phaedra sounds "futuristic", rushed, nervous and even dark. Look at the album cover: it is a mysterious, abstract object. Just like Phaedra's sound. It feels distant, in distraught, "uncertain". I imagined a foggy, snowy and dense forest as I listened to this. This rather creepy imagery doesn't make the song uninteresting or aversive, au contrair, it's an attraction. The first part features an up-tempo bass-y keyboard arpeggio (that consists the "melodic piece") whose limelight is often stolen by countless different electronic effects that overlap it. The second part is chilly, as if you just entered a huge, dimly lit cathedral, and you can hear the environment's quietude, the immensity's silent ambience. There is also this weird effect that sounds like a dog's high-pitched whine. Highly anxious and intense, it's a definitely interesting song.

Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmare is symphonic and immersive. Whatever is the disturbance that made Phaedra so uneasy has been deal with, and now things are calmer. While it sounds cozier, like a choral, I enjoyed better the previous track's constant intervention of effects that broke the sound's stillness. It made it more dynamic. I also find the title rather ironic, considering the ominous image brought is not fitting for the track. "Choir of Angels In An Empty Forest", at least as I see it, kind of is.

Movements Of A Visionary focus most of its three first minutes on distorted rattling effects that sounds more often than not like a sack of pearls being stirred, chirping insects on a dense jungle, a maddened xylophone, and a locomotive's movement. The second part swaps to a more "conventional" sonority, abandoning part. It features a sweet duet of Phaedra's first section's arpeggio and a hymnal organ (shyly present in the first section). I like to imagine this section as a crystalline, translucent composition crafted on a sparkling ice castle under a boreal night. t breaks the album's hitherto electronic experimentation approach, sounding more like musical logic. Its variated, melodic and immersive experimentation convinced me to adopt it as my favorite track from the album.

Sequent C''s , for me, is in-between synthesized Japanese-esque flutes and electronic violin. It's enigmatic, meditative, faraway. I think it's too short though, it had potential on becoming something interesting.

In conclusion, I enjoyed this experience. I wasn't expecting it to be nearly as pleasing as it was, considering my - now extinct - prejudice for electronic music. I believe this is a great introduction for laypeople. Important to note is that PHAEDRA's frostiness might be harsh to embrace, so more than a single listen will be necessary. Afterwards, it'll not feel warmer, but you'll learn to enjoy the cold.

 Force Majeure by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1979
4.01 | 427 ratings

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Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars Having travelled through the discography of TD from their 1960s origins to this album, pretty much in order, and coming away surprisingly underwhelmed, I came upon this 1979 release and was completely sucked in. I love this! By far the most engaging and mature work of the band that I've encountered. Perhaps I am biased by my love of the Thief soundtrack (despite the album's ultimate song not being a TD performance), but I had long been a fan and frequent spinner of the "Encore" discs (especially the guitar-dominated Side Three epic, "Coldwater Canyon"). The sound on Force Majeure is just so much more forward, so much more surrounding and engulfing than many of their earlier works in which I always felt (feel) that I had to work so hard to enter, engage, and immerse myself into. Maybe its the more live sound of the drums, but I think it's the way the synth tracks are all finally mixed distinctly and forward. Also, the melodic constructs used here are much more dynamic whereas in older stuff the melodic shifting was so much more subtle, fluid, and gradual. This may not deserve a full five stars but for me it stands above their other acknowledged "masterpieces."
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