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    Posted: April 15 2011 at 05:19
 
Celebrated astrophysicist and musician Brian May is reported to be recording a song with Tangerine Dream and dedicated to the Soviet Cosmonaut. 
 
Brian May, the guitarist from British rock group Queen, is recording a song dedicated to Soviet Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, who became the first man to fly into space 50 years ago on Tuesday. May, who also has a doctorate degree in astrophysics, is recoding the song in cooperation with German electronic music group Tangerine Dream, a spokesman for the festival said. The song will be debuted at the Starmus science and music festival on the Spanish island of Tenerife between June 20 and 25. The group will also record a second song dedicated to Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to carry out a space walk. Both songs will be based on “cosmic” sounds, the spokesman said. Other musicians are considering joining the initiative, he added\

The festival, which is being held in celebration of the Gagarin anniversary, is expected to be attended by the first female cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, and a number of prominent NASA astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin, who carried out the first manned lunar landing.”

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Could those two tracks fill the whole album? LOL

Anyways, very interesting!



Edited by Thandrus - April 15 2011 at 09:11
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2011 at 23:50
Sounds really cool, haven't seen much from May in awhile.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2011 at 10:57
It's kind of hard to qualify what "cosmic sounds" means withtin the context of Tangerine Dream, but I'm all for swirling atmospherics. I do love their most recent albums, especially The 5 Atomic Seasons, but I do admit those were more "Tangram" and less "Force Majeure". I'd love more albums of the latter vein.

I'm imagining an even better corollary to The Orb's collaboration with David Gilmour last year.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog-Brazil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2013 at 19:27
what a strange partness.. Shocked
but I'm curious about this songs too..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2013 at 01:24
Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

It's kind of hard to qualify what "cosmic sounds" means withtin the context of Tangerine Dream, but I'm all for swirling atmospherics. I do love their most recent albums, especially The 5 Atomic Seasons, but I do admit those were more "Tangram" and less "Force Majeure". I'd love more albums of the latter vein.

I'm imagining an even better corollary to The Orb's collaboration with David Gilmour last year.

never really thought of Force Majeure as a 'cosmic' sounding album. The first 5-10 minutes has that swirling sound perhaps?

I don't own much music of that genre.. perhaps Steve Hillage 'Rainbow Dome Musik' is just about it. I would like TD to attempt something like that. Could be interesting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2013 at 04:02
I just saw this and couldn't believe my eyesShockedLOL

Brian May n TD(Meaning Froese) is just about the oddest pairing I've seen in a while....

2 tracks only I then read, and the world stopped being mad.

Cosmic music the man says too!! Well contrary to what Richard says (whom I greatly respect), I actually think Force Majeure was TDs last really cosmic album, but then again if Edgar regards his latter day material, such as Ambient Monkeys and the Eastern tinged series - as being cosmic, then maybe I am wrongLOL
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Well dang, I found a tune on the tubeApprove

Here it is:


Hhmmm I may just have to pause my Massive Attack for this...
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My bad, 3 tracks it is in all that feature May. 
Although one of those is We Will Rock YouLOL 
I'm having a hard time picturing that one with sequencers and modular synths.....



Wow, just had a listen to the live track, and let me start out by saying that it sounds completely unlike anything I'd imaginedClap Oh Yes baby!!!! 
May is wonderful and far more experimental than what I would've thought. He's really getting into the spirit of that ever so bobbing Berlin School sound, and yet he adds something entirely fresh to it: fire! 
Edgar on the other hand looks like a white dressed mobster on acid behind those synthsLOL


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Actually, I think Edgar is asleep.  Occasionally a roadie prods him from behind.  I did like the first track quite a lot.  The second sounded more like what I was expecting and its not as bad as what I had in my head!  Not bad even.  I would like to hear their version of 'We will rock you'  could be a joke though?  Then again The Human League did The Glitter Band!! Could it be like that?  I doubt it?  Is it going to be the slow or fast (Great) version?
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Sleeping? You may be on to somethingLOL

I immediately thought We Will Rock You was meant as a joke - maybe it's not...
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Ok. Just gotta say that The orb paired with Gilmour sounds really amazing. I
Am intrigued. Think my little proggy dub stepping heart may explode with excitement.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


Well dang, I found a tune on the tubeApprove
Here it is:
Hhmmm I may just have to pause my Massive Attack for this...



That first song was quite excellent. The second was average.

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I'll have a listen later

TD have covered Purple Haze so We Will Rock You is probably not that much of  a stretchSmile
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Sadly, TD will never be as formidable as it was in the 70s.
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Does TD make studio albums anymore?  All of their new releases seem to be live albums.
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Originally posted by sturoc sturoc wrote:

Sadly, TD will never be as formidable as it was in the 70s.


The pink years were awesome and groundbreaking, but a lot of TD's 80's work is incredible as well. Don't discount that era of their work. It would be a shame to do so.
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I'm very wary of this, despite Brian May being the first guitarist who's sound I really fell in love with, and Queen essentially being my foot in the door to proper progressive rock.

Also, I won't lie....I used to have hair like Brian May's, that's how much I looked up to the guy! With things up top slowly going the way of Phil Collins, I'd kill to have that hair back again!

But back on track, plenty of albums of TDream's from the 80's are superb. I think a lot of the stuff from that era is simply lumped together and shrugged off ignorantly without a lot of it actually being listened to!

Time to rediscover some gems, people!
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The second song, although Brian says that it's a new composition, is actually a version on an old Brian's song from his first solo album.
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Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Does TD make studio albums anymore?  All of their new releases seem to be live albums.

yes they do

The last couple are actually quite good - Finnegans Wake and Edgar Allen Poe's The Island Of The Fay

I also like Purgatorio (very difterent from usual TD with several classically trained female singers involved) , Views From A Red Train and Booster (rehashings of mainly eighties tracks + new material)

The Booster series seems to have sparked a more retro approach

the worst era of TD is from Melrose (1988) through the 90's. Canyon Dreams is the only release I've heard from that period that I give a tuppence for.  The 00's started well with Seven Letters From Tibet

BTW All the albums I mention above have NO SAXOPHONE!! ( i hate that instrument in TD's music and too many albums have been ruined by it imo)
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