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Topic: Brian May recording with Tangerine Dream
Posted By: martinprog77
Subject: Brian May recording with Tangerine Dream
Date 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.”

im curious about this songs


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Posted By: Thandrus
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 09:09

Could those two tracks fill the whole album? LOL

Anyways, very interesting!



Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 23:50
Sounds really cool, haven't seen much from May in awhile.

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Posted By: stonebeard
Date 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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Posted By: Prog-Brazil
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 19:27
what a strange partness.. Shocked
but I'm curious about this songs too..


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Posted By: richardh
Date 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.


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date 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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 04:06
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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 04:18
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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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 04:52
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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 04:58
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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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 16:43
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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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 29 2013 at 17:04
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.

Still though...

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 02:00
I'll have a listen later

TD have covered Purple Haze so We Will Rock You is probably not that much of  a stretchSmile


Posted By: sturoc
Date Posted: June 01 2013 at 23:29
Sadly, TD will never be as formidable as it was in the 70s.


Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 00:58
Does TD make studio albums anymore?  All of their new releases seem to be live albums.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 02:26
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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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 02:33
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!


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 03:31
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.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 03:34
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)


Posted By: sturoc
Date Posted: June 07 2013 at 18:22
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:


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.


Yes Progbethyname. Those years were indeed filled with many great compositions but it was a noted shift towards shorter more 'accessible works', for lack of a better word. Many were film soundtracks released as Albums.
But it was quite the change from "Atem' , 'Cherokee Lane', ' 3am at The Border Of The Marsh...' 'Bent Cold Sidewalk'

Not sure how much the record co. had a hand in all that...
I have heard tales of TD doing releases to fulfill Lp quotas in order to get out of contracts.

I
do love Firestarter- a classic, Thief, LeParc, White Eagle, Exit
After that line up changes growing from 3 to 5, 6 ,7  band members is when I started to lose interest.
With respect though for Edgar, nothing can stay the same. It gets old if it does.
But that early time period was in my formative musical years and I treasure the TD of then.



Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: June 07 2013 at 22:11
Originally posted by sturoc sturoc wrote:



Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:


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.
Yes Progbethyname. Those years were indeed filled with many great compositions but it was a noted shift towards shorter more 'accessible works', for lack of a better word. Many were film soundtracks released as Albums. But it was quite the change from "Atem' , 'Cherokee Lane', ' 3am <span ="st"="">at The Border Of The Marsh...' </span>'Bent Cold Sidewalk'Not sure how much the record co. had a hand in all that...I have heard tales of TD doing releases to fulfill Lp quotas in order to get out of contracts.<span ="st"="">I</span> do love Firestarter- a classic, Thief, LeParc, White Eagle, ExitAfter that line up changes growing from 3 to 5, 6 ,7  band members is when I started to lose interest.With respect though for Edgar, nothing can stay the same. It gets old if it does.But that early time period was in my formative musical years and I treasure the TD of then.


Yup. The exodus of Peter Bauman really shifted Td sound to a more accessible nature, in
Large part for the band doing film scores. I even love the movie score for LEGEND. Guilty pleasure. Lol
Anyway. Agree with a lot of what you said and for me HYPERBOREA will always stand the test of time. Still in love with that BLUE YEAR masterpiece. :)

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