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Contrary to Klaus Schulze's successful career (after his departure from TANGERINE DREAM), Edgar Froese's solo work had a rather discreet impact on the audience. The reason is that he engaged in a musical direction very closed to TANGERINE DREAM's trademark. E. Froese involves in solo while he is still the front man and major composer of TANGERINE DREAM. He launched his personal career in 1974, just after the release of TANGERINE DREAM's huge international success "Phaedra".

His first effort called "Aqua" can be seen as the missing link between "Zeit" and "Phaedra". Musically it is pure electronic / pre-ambient / aquatic music with long instrumental pieces. Analog synths are mixed with concrete, cosmic and experimental effects. This album can be openly seen as his best with his second "Epsilon In Malaysian Pale" and his later "Stuntman". Published in 1975, "Epsilon In Malaysian Pale" is an impressive electronic / synth conceptual album in the direct line of "Phaedra", "Rubycon". Recorded in 1976, "Macula Transfer" has always been unavailable until today. Also signed on Virgin (as the previous ones) "Ages" is a consistent electronic work entirely directed by Egar Froese who pursues his musical line, bringing modern synth materials combined with acoustic elements, old vintage keyboards (Mellotron.) electric guitars and percussion. The electronic sonorities developed on "Ages" are connected to Tangerine Dream's production during the same period. Consequently it is closed to "Sorcerer" and "Cyclone". Produced in 1980, "Stuntman" delivers short but well made electronic / spacey tunes, maybe more accessible and various than previously. This one is maybe Edgar Froese's most popular and the last really recommended album he personally made. The soundtrack "Kamikaze" recorded in 1982 is a disconcerted album, made of short tracks which put the stress on digital instruments. The worst from Froese's solo career. "Pinnacles" (1983) is a nice pleasant synth meditative album, but nothing new. To sum up things "Epsilon In Malaysian Pale" and "Stuntman" are highly recommended albums for those who are in TANGERINE DREAM's Virgin era and in Peter Baumann, Michael Hoenig's pre-ambient / synth electronic works.

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3.64 | 76 ratings
Aqua
1974
4.19 | 111 ratings
Epsilon In Malaysian Pale
1975
3.45 | 41 ratings
Macula Transfer
1976
3.63 | 50 ratings
Ages
1977
3.70 | 62 ratings
Stuntman
1979
3.41 | 18 ratings
Kamikaze 1989
1982
3.47 | 28 ratings
Pinnacles
1983
3.31 | 23 ratings
Dalinetopia
2005

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4.00 | 3 ratings
Electronic Dreams
1976
4.00 | 5 ratings
Solo 1974 - 1979
1982
3.34 | 10 ratings
Beyond The Storm
1995
3.00 | 2 ratings
Introduction To The Ambient Highway
2003
2.67 | 3 ratings
Ambient Highway Vol. 1
2003
2.67 | 3 ratings
Ambient Highway Vol. 2
2003
2.67 | 3 ratings
Ambient Highway Vol. 3
2003
2.67 | 3 ratings
Ambient Highway Vol. 4
2003
3.00 | 3 ratings
Orange Light Years
2005
4.40 | 5 ratings
Solo (1974 - 1983) The Virgin Years
2012

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 Dalinetopia by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.31 | 23 ratings

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Dalinetopia
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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2 stars 22 years after his last studio effort, "Pinnacles", Froese releases a tribute album to his idol, Salvador Dali. The German musician personally knew the Spanish painter and was invited to play at his villa in Spain. Dali appreciated the musical approaches of TANGERINE DREAM's leader. Edgar already composed a tribute track for the surrealistic artist, "A Dali-esque sleep fuse", in his 1979's opus, "Stuntman", one of his best records. However, this time the entire disc is dedicated to Dali, as all tracks names begin with the prefix "Dal".

Musically, the style can be described on a mixture between TD's Schmoelling-era and the band's 2000's sonorities, especially "Jeanne d'Arc", but however less interesting and with new-age incursions. The overall is nonetheless quite different from the German pioneer's "classic" material from the 70's and 80's.

Let's first talk about the good tracks. The mysterious opener "Daleroshima" is enjoyable with its crystalline sequence and and hazy atmosphere. "Daliesquador" is also nice and contains a fast and futuristic electronic loop. The longest composition, "Daluminacion", is also one of the best passages of the record. This delicate piece features many changes and displays an aquatic and melancholic ambiance. The relaxing new-age-ish "Dalozapata" sounds a bit cheesy and is average.

"Dalerotica" displays a spacey ambiance a little similar to TANGERINE DREAM's "Mars Polaris", softer, but more repetitive and less inspired. "Daluna" seems dated and reminds the band's darkest hours in the 90's. The ender "Dalinetopia" is maybe the oddest composition of the disc with its female voices. In fact, it does not really resemble Froese or TD's music. Not much to say about the three other tracks, rather soapy and boring.

"Dalinetopia" contains some good passages, unfortunately too rare. Like many TANGERINE DREAM albums from the 2000's, this record could have been shortened. Furthermore, after the listen, establishing a relation to Salvador Dali is a little difficult, as the music is neither very Spanish nor original. "Stuntman" is a much more surrealistic opus with its combination of stranger melodies over hypnotic sequences. Recorded 26 years before, it suits the universe of the Spanish artist better. Last and only weak studio album in Edgar Froese's discography... Not essential, only for 2000's TD lovers.

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 Pinnacles by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1983
3.47 | 28 ratings

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Pinnacles
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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3 stars There is one precious stone here

Last Edgar Froese's album from its "classic" 70-80 period, "Pinnacles" features a cold synthetic sound similar to "White Eagle". It also adopts the same structure of the TANGERINE DREAM studio albums of this period: one twenty minutes long suite, one short track and two mid-length pieces. The title comes from a region in Australia with strange rocks rooted in the desert sands.

"Specific Gravity Of Smile" displays an enigmatic soundscape over a fast watery sequence. A bit lengthy, but enjoyable. Maybe the German electronic band SOFTWARE took inspiration from this track, as its sonorities are very similar to their first albums, released the following years. The two middle compositions are the weak part of the record. The slow "The Light Cone" is rather anecdotal and a bit cheesy. "Walkabout" is slightly better, resembling a slower version of "Desert Run" from the Logotypes suite composed one year before and reworked in 1983 as "Sign In The Dark" for "The Keep OST". Here, the result is unfortunately not as nice.

Longest composition of Edgar Froese, the title suite is also one of his greatests! It can be divided in three equal parts. The rhythmic beginning contains strange eerie sounds and synthesizer textures reminiscent of TD's "Convention of the 24", but is not the most interesting section. In contrast, the pretty middle part is really magic. Different from other Froese or TD tracks, the atmosphere is simply unreal. The final section creates a mystical soundscape similar to "Green Desert" with its guitar incursions and floating keyboards. Trippy!

The main interest of "Pinnacles" is undoubtedly its title track. Clearly an essential listen for every TANGERINE DREAM or spacey old-school electronic progressive music fan. Once more, this shows that Froese and co. were still alive during the first half of the 80's. It's a pity the other compositions do not reach the same quality, otherwise the album would have been great. Overall, the record is pleasant but uneven, due to its weak middle part.

After that, we'll have to wait 22 years for Edgar's next studio opus...

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 Kamikaze 1989  by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1982
3.41 | 18 ratings

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Kamikaze 1989
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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3 stars 3.5 stars

Only film soundtrack by Edgar Froese, "Kamikaze 1989" was composed for an anticipation movie directed by Wolf Gremm and starring German film director and actor Reiner Werner Fassbinder, in its last role. The music consists in short original different compositions, not officially released in other studio albums, unlike some TANGERINE DREAM soundtracks. The style is close to TD's "White Eagle", released the same year, and announces Froese's next opus, "Pinnacles".

Let's first talk about the good tracks. The nice dark and dreamy "Videophonic" features a glacial sequence typical of the recording period. More rhythmic, "Vitamin C" is also pleasant, whereas the mysterious "Krismopompas" and "Flying Kamikaze" display a pretty ambiance a bit similar to "Convention of the 24". The retrofuturistic melody of "Police Disco" is slightly reminiscent of VANGELIS. The slow "Snake Bath" and "The 31st Floor" are peaceful and relaxing, in the style of "Hyperborea" and preparing "Pinnacles".

The only non-original composition of this soundtrack is "Unexpected Death", already played by TANGERINE DREAM at the beginning of their last recent concerts under the name "Undulation", but not previously unreleased in studio version. Anyway, this fast electronic piece is quite unusual and trippy.

Concerning the anecdotal and forgettable passages, the ambient "Intuition" and the strange "Blue Panther" are rather average. The weakest tracks of the album are the cheesy "Police Therapy Center" and "Tower Block", which sound very dated.

"Kamikaze 1989" may be Edgar's least remarkable release from his "classic" 70-80 period, but the inspiration and originality are still present. This record is overall good and on the same level as TD's best soundtracks. Furthermore, the tracks are not redundant.

Not essential, but should please most Froese or TANGERINE DREAM fans.

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 Stuntman by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1979
3.70 | 62 ratings

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Stuntman
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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4 stars Edgar Froese's best melodic album

After the uneven double release "Ages", Edgar Froese confirms his melodic orientation with this 1979 opus. More accessible than its predecessors and featuring shorter tracks, "Stuntman" can be described as Daliesque or surrealistic electronic music, as it combines cold synthetic sequences with strange unreal melodies. For the first time, the musician uses the then nascent digital sounds. The compositions are therefore on the bridge joining the analogue and digital eras, which is a bit particular. The final result is very nice and avoids the lassitude and redundancy that can be felt on the previous album.

Again, the disc features Klaus Krieger at drums and is quite different from the progressive rock turn taken by TANGERINE DREAM at the same period.

The title track is quite dreamy and spacey. A soothing trip to the stars. "It Would Be Like Samoa" pre-dates the sonorities of TD's "Convention of the 24" in the 1982 album "White Eagle". A trippy cool soundscape evoking futuristic Incas architectures. Then comes the mysterious "Detroit Snackbar Dreamer", slower and more intriguing but as good as than the former tracks.

The second half is slightly more ambient and less melodic. The soft "Drunken Mozart In The Desert" shows Edgar's classical influences while featuring an unusual mystical electronic loop. The final part sounds a little dated, but remains however pleasant and dreamy. For the first time, "A Daliesque Sleep Fuse" is a reference to his mentor Salvador Dali, to whom the German pioneer will dedicate an entire record 26 years later. A fast pulsating tune with a typical distorted guitar solo from Froese and KRAFTWERK-ian sound effects. The superfluous ender "Scarlet Score For Mescalero" is the only weak track of the disc.

"Stuntman" is an essential listen for TANGERINE DREAM fans, especially for the Schmoelling-era lovers. Quite unique in Edgar and even TD's discographies, it somehow pre-dates the style adopted by the band during the beginning of the eighties, while remaining not commercial. A bridge between two decades. Although the electronic sonorities did not aged very well, the mixture of surrealistic melodies and synthetic sequences is efficient and should please every old school electronic music aficionado.

With "Epsilon In Malaysian Pale", Edgar Froese's best album, and his most accessible.

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 Ages by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.63 | 50 ratings

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Ages
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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3 stars First double solo album by Edgar Froese, "Ages" was recorded after the departure of Peter Baumann from TANGERINE DREAM in 1977, and before a new progressive rock orientation was found with "Cyclone". This was quite a specific blank period for the band, and that's why the music is very sensitive and emotional.

Whereas his previous records were rather ambient or experimental, "Ages" marks the true arrival of melodies in Froese's music, however not always inspired. It also features the participation Klaus Krieger at drums and percussions, who will join TD the same year.

The first disc contains only a few good passages. "Metropolis" is inspired by the well-known Fritz Lang movie. The introduction has (very) slight reminiscences of "Clockwork Orange"'s theme. This peaceful track has some interesting ideas, but is unfortunately too long. Although also repetitive, the soft "Era Of The Slaves" is delicate and rather enjoyable. "Tropic Of Capricorn" is inspired by a book of Henry Miller. This massive melancholic suite suffers from the same drawbacks as the opener and does not justify its 21 minutes duration.

The second disc is better and more original. "Nights Of Automatic Women" features fast drumming coupled with a short minimalistic sequence, therefore prefiguring "Madrigal Meridian" in TD's next album, the controversial "Cyclone". Trippy. The slow and futuristic "Icarus" is also pleasant, while "Children's Deeper Study" possesses an unusual and intriguingly beautiful melody. Then comes the aerial "Ode To Granny A", soothing and relaxing. "Pizarro And Atahuallpa" may be the most surprising composition here, as it features exotic percussions and (kind of) spanish guitar.

The eight minutes bonus track "Golgatha And The Circle Closes" features cool spacey guitar playing.

Despite its title, this record did not aged very well and could have been shortened. Only double studio album and weakest 70's release from Edgar Froese, "Ages" is uneven and too long. This first melodic attempt will however be successfully refined and polished one year later, on his next opus "Stuntman".

Nonetheless, this personal solo effort remains a turning point in Edgar's discography, as it opens new electronic horizons.

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 Macula Transfer  by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.45 | 41 ratings

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Macula Transfer
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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3 stars Inspiring flights

3.5 stars

From "Macula Transfer", Edgar Froese will now propose, in his solo albums, material different from what TANGERINE DREAM will be doing. Recorded before "Stratosfear" in summer 1976, this third effort may be the most original from the German pioneer. The compositions are mostly ambient, non-melodic and do not contain many changes. However, it its their strangeness and singularity that make the interest of this disc.

Froese imagined these tracks during five air flights and named them given their corresponding flight number. The sound quality is rather average.

"OS 452" is the best and most original tune of the record. An aerial mysterious tune displaying an ethereal atmosphere, dominated by guitar. On the contrary, the 11 minutes "AF 765" is darker and more synthetic. Featuring mainly distorted guitar soli over a fast short sequence, this composition pre-dates TD's music during their North American tour one year later, especially the "Cherokee Lane" and "Coldwater Canyon" tracks from "Encore". Pleasant, but a bit lengthy.

The electronic loop of "PA 701" is quite futuristic, but unfortunately the music itself is rather lazy. The strange "Quantas 611" displays a somber soundscape similar to "Zeit", while "IF 810" is the only composition with pieces of melody, announcing TD's "Sorcerer" soundtrack as well as Froese's next album, "Ages".

The dry and repetitive nature of the five tracks should not discourage you to board "Macula Transfer". You'll fly over quite unusual and intriguing soundscapes. Don't miss it if you're a TANGERINE DREAM or Edgar Froese fan.

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 Epsilon In Malaysian Pale by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.19 | 111 ratings

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Epsilon In Malaysian Pale
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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4 stars Edgar Froese's best album from the mid-70's era

Whereas Froese's first solo effort, "Aqua", possessed an unique and aquatic ambiance, different from what TANGERINE DREAM was doing, "Epsilon In Malaysian Pale" displays an atmosphere comparable to a soothing "Rubycon". Neither demos nor preparatory works, the album features entirely original compositions. Furthermore, its structure is quite similar to TD's 1975 opus: two 17 minutes suites driven by the mellotron with sequenced middle parts.

However, the music is a little more ambient and contemplative than on the band's records from this era. The reason is that Edgar Froese composed it after his trips to south-eastern Asia and Australia during TANGERINE DREAM's 1975 Australian tour.

The title track reminds a little the nature atmosphere on TD's "Atem", due to the use of electronic flute. It starts with jungle sound effects to then unveil soothing and relaxing vast soundscapes. The second part is more intriguing as it features an electronic sequence over long spacey textures. Then the calm comes back with the final part displaying an atmosphere similar to the debut.

"Maroubra Bay" takes its name from a place in Sydney. Its dramatic opening quickly mutates into a peaceful melody. The nice middle part is built around a very long hypnotic sequence, one of the bests created by Froese. Mesmerizing! The finale is smooth and dreamy. My favorite composition of the album.

Although less innovative and experimental than "Aqua", this second solo effort is nonetheless more accessible, really good and possess its own personality. The mystical and relaxing jungle ambiance promised by the cover art is well retranscribed here.

This disc should be heard by every mid-70's TANGERINE DREAM fan. A must have for old school electronic or ambient music lovers!

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 Aqua by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.64 | 76 ratings

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Aqua
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by Modrigue
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3 stars Phaedra's companion disc

3.5 stars

After the release of "Atem" in 1973, TANGERINE DREAM left the German record label Ohr to sign for Virgin. As Edgar Froese decided to devote his career for his band, he also signed for Virgin and received supplementary financial advances, that allowed TD to develop and buy their cutting edge electronic equipments, especially the Modular Moog synthesizer.

Recorded in winter 1973/1974 in Berlin after "Green Desert", the compositions of "Aqua" can be considered as drafts or B-sides of "Phaedra". Froese reworked the tracks and released them under his artist name. Only "NGC 831" features a guest apparition, his colleague Christopher Franke.

Although more ambient and experimental than the well-known TD's 1974 opus, the music is more accessible than the band's material during their previous Ohr years, and shows Froese venturing into unknown territories at the time. The four featured tracks are quite heterogeneous and do not totally resemble TANGERINE DREAM. These last points are the main interests of "Aqua", its unique sound and atmosphere.

The 17 minutes title track is very ambient and aquatic. It consists mainly in liquid drip sonorities over mysterious and relaxing long synthesizer waves. The water effects were in fact recorded in Froese's own apartment. Although the sounds are a little too present, this suite is quite crystalline and pleasant. The two following tracks use sequencing. "Panorphelia" contrasts with its robotic soundscape. A ramshackle futuristic sequence with changing rhythm, with an intriguing mellotron melody. Avant-garde and enjoyable, this track is however a bit repetitive and does not justify its ten minutes length.

"NGC 891" is the best composition of the record (due to the presence of Christopher Franke with his Moog?). More typical of TANGERINE DREAM, hypnotic and pulsing, it may have been a draft for the title track of TD's "Phaedra". Maybe this was also the first sequenced track Christopher Franke recorded in a studio. With its water sound effects, "Upland" has an ambiance similar to the title track, the melody being played this time with an organ.

Although "Aqua" is not easily accessible and could have been shortened, this first solo effort by Edgar Froese is quite unique and possesses its own personality. Rather innovative at the time, this mixture of ambient, liquid and cold music differs from what other electronic bands were proposing at the same period, even TD.

If you enjoy TANGERINE DREAM mid-70's era, especially "Phaedra", or experimental 70's electronica, give this album a try. In 1974, a vast new ocean of possibilities remains unexplored...

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 Ages by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.63 | 50 ratings

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Ages
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by stefro
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4 stars Not quite as great as it ought to be but still pretty damn excellent(I'm nit-picking here) 1977's double- sided 'Ages' finds the extremely hard-working Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese back in solo territory after the release of his group's first soundtrack record, the same year's deeply-mysterious 'Sorceror'. Directed by William Friedkin, costing $20,000,000 dollars and utterly bombing at the box-office, the movie 'Sorceror' remains one of the great underrated thrillers of the 1970s, and despite the film's failure it did open a very large and very lucrative door from Froese and company as they went on to enjoy a highly-successful career creating soundtracks for directors such as Michael Mann, Ridley Scott and Kathryn Bigelow. However, 'Sorceror' the soundtrack was so dark and gloomy that Froese obviously needed some kind of sonic antidote to work on, hence 'Ages'. Although still anchored deep in the quixotic ambient territory we have come to know and love Tangerine Dream for, 'Ages' does on occasion feature a slightly more upbeat hue, it's 9 tracks skipping expertly between droney space-rock, twinkling synthesized noodling and cinematic grandeur wth almost reckless abandon. Fans of Tangerine Dream will know exactly what to expect then, but 'Ages' doesn't quite reach the same exulted heights as Froese's own solo masterpiece 'Epsilon In Malaysian Pale'. However, highlights are many, especially on the second disc which features the beautifully-layered 'Ode To Granny A' and the hypnotic, twirling beats of the cosmic closer 'Golgotha & The Circle Closes'. So, like pretty much everything Froese put his name to between the years 1970 and 1983, 'Ages' is utterly fascinating. Full of strong moments then, this is yet another dose of first grade ambient rock from the master of the art. STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2014

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 Epsilon In Malaysian Pale by FROESE, EDGAR album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.19 | 111 ratings

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Epsilon In Malaysian Pale
Edgar Froese Progressive Electronic

Review by stefro
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5 stars Between 1974 and 1983 Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese issued six solo albums, and all of them are well worth investigating. The pick of the bunch, however, is this 1975 album, a dreamy and mysterious set which sounds as if it could be the soundtrack to some long-lost Werner Herzog jungle epic in the mould of 'Aguire, Wrath Of God'. Of course, Froese and Tangerine Dream would, from 1977's 'Sorceror' onwards, go on to enjoy a lucrative side career creating ambient movie soundtracks for directors such as Wiliam Friedkin, Michael Mann and Kathryn Bigelow, and much of that work stems back to 'Epsilon In Malaysian Pale'. Featuring just two, lengthy, side-long tracks, this may be a Edgar Froese solo album in title, but the reality is that it is essentially another excellent Tangerine Dream album in the mould of such classics as 'Rubycon' and 'Phaedra'. For reasons best know to it's creator, Froese remixed the album for it's 1990's CD debut, so the only way to really hear this superb album is on the original vinyl release. The CD version is still excellent, but the misty quality of the original mellotronic sound has been replaced by updated synthesizers, therefore subtly altering the highly-atmospheric dynamic of the original. In it's original glory 'Epsilon In Malaysian Pale' really is wondrous, matching anything issued under Tangerine Dream's name(big words, I know) and showing that, in the end, it's really all about Froese despite the excellent contributions over the years from his fellow Tangerine Dream members past-and-present. Lush, warm, hyptonic and at times completely beautiful, this is the ultimate showcase of Froese' prodigous talents, and surely one of the great ambient albums of the 1970s. Bursting with slow-burning atmosphere and obviously lovingly-crafted, this is thoughtful, cinematic and richly-textured music that has stood the test of time remarkably well, sounding as rich and dense now as it ever did. To put it bluntly, 'Epsilon In Malaysian pale' is simply outstanding.

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