In London. Transharmonic Nights. Peter Baumann. Tangerine Dream Albums. Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Gate. Tangerine Dream. Quantum Gate is a album by Tangerine Dream. It is Tangerine Dream - Phaedra their one-hundred Tangerine Dream - Phaedra fiftieth album. It is the first full-length album since the death of founder Edgar Froese inand is largely based on ideas and musical sketches left by Froese.
This album earned the group the most press they have had since the release of 's Optical Race due to the revived interest in the group following Froese's death. Edgar Allan Poe's the Island of the Fay. The Island of the Fay is the rd album by the electronic group Tangerine Dream. It was first revealed in late Februaryand was released on March This track features Hoshiko Yamane as a session musician.
They kept the results and later added flute, bass-guitar, and Mellotron performances. The cantankerous Moog, like many other early synthesizers, was so sensitive to changes in temperature that its oscillators would drift badly in tuning as the equipment warmed up, and this drift can easily be heard on the final recording. This album marked the beginning of the period known as the 'Virgin Years'.
Their mids work has been profoundly influential in the development of electronic music styles such as new age although the band themselves disliked the term  and electronic dance music. In the s, along with other electronic music pioneers such as Jean-Michel Jarre with whom Edgar Froese collaborated on Jarre's album Electronica 1: The Time Machine and Vangelisthe band were early adopters of the new digital technology, which revolutionized the sound of Indian Mesa - Marco Tansini - Midnight Guitar synthesizer, although the group had been using digital equipment in some shape or form as early as the mids.
Their technical competence and extensive experience in their early years with self-made instruments and unusual means of creating sounds meant that they were able to exploit this new technology to make music quite unlike anything heard before.
Tangerine Dream's earliest concerts were visually simple by modern standards, with three men Tangerine Dream - Phaedra motionless for hours Far Out East - Sonny Rollins - Tenor Titan massive electronic boxes festooned with patch cords and a few flashing lights.
Some concerts were even performed in complete darkness, as happened during the performance at York Minster on Tangerine Dream - Phaedra October As time went on and technology advanced, the concerts became much more elaborate, with visual Elvis Presley - Elvis Gold Records, Vol.
3, lighting, lasers, pyrotechnics, and projected images. By their North American tour featured full-scale Laserium effects.
Through the s Trzy Zapałki - TSA - Live 98 s the band toured extensively. The concerts generally included large amounts of unreleased and improvised material and were consequently widely bootlegged.
The band released recordings of a fair number of their concerts, and on some of these the band worked out material that would later form the backbone of their studio recordings. For example, Pergamonwhich documents a concert given in East Berlin shortly after Johannes Schmoelling joined the group, contains themes that would appear later on Tangram.
An early example of this was the Doctors Orders - Various - ¡¡¡Que No Pare La Musica!!! 44 Disco Hits album, which was recorded during a tour that included European cathedrals, with some later overdubbing.
Most of Tangerine Dream's albums are entirely instrumental. While there have occasionally been a few vocals on the band's other releases, such as the track "Kiew Mission" from 's Exit and "The Harbor" from 's Shy Peoplethe group only recently returned to featuring vocals in a musical trilogy based on Dante 's Divine Comedy and their album Madcap's Flaming Duty. After their Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Berlin gig, when they became one of the first major Western bands to perform in a communist country.
Tangerine Dream released a double live album of one of their performances there, called Polandrecorded during their tour in the winter at the end of Tangerine Dream - Phaedra the s, Tangerine Dream composed scores for more than 20 films.
This had been an interest of Froese's since the late s, when he scored an obscure Polish film, as well as appearing as an actor in several German underground films. Many of the group's soundtracks were composed at least partially of reworked material from the band's studio albums or work that was in progress for upcoming albums; see, for example, the resemblance Tangerine Dream - Phaedra the track "Igneous" on their soundtrack for Thief and the track "Thru Metamorphic Rocks" on their studio release Force Majeure.
Their first exposure on U. InTangerine Dream released their own version of the Long Black Veil - Joan Baez - One Day At A Time music for the television series Stranger Things.
Several of the band's albums released during the s were nominated for Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Awards. After Jerome's departure, founder Edgar Froese steered the band in a direction somewhat reminiscent of material throughout their career.
In later years, Tangerine Dream released albums in series. The Dream Mixes series began in with the last being released in The Divine Comedy series, based on the writings of Dante Alighieri, spanned — From tothe Five Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Seasons were released.
Most recently, the Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Sonic Poems series, based on the works of famous poetic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka, began inwith the last Tangerine Dream - Phaedra in Edgar Froese also released a number of solo recordings, which are similar in style to Tangerine Dream's work. In he released his first solo album Neptunes under the name Jerome Froese.
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Jerome left Tangerine Dream to concentrate on his solo career. Beginning inJerome Froese joined with former Tangerine Dream member Johannes Schmoelling and keyboardist Robert Waters to form the band Loom, Mental Mekanic - Yanu - Volume 1 EP plays original material, as Tangerine Dream - Phaedra as Tangerine Dream classics.
Thorsten Quaeschning, leader of Picture Palace Music, was brought into Tangerine Dream in and contributed to most of the band's albums and CupDiscs since then. Inthe band founded their own record label, TDIand more recently, Eastgate. Subsequent albums are today generally not available in normal retail channels but are sold by mail-order or through online channels. The same applies to their Miramar releases, the rights to which the band bought back.
In the group announced that they would play a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on 1 Apriltitled the Zeitgeist concert, 35 years after their milestone concert there on 2 April The entire concert was released as a 3-CD live album on 7 July They were the final shows with Froese. Edgar Froese died suddenly in Vienna on 20 January from a pulmonary embolism. However, ex-member Jerome Froese announced in his Facebook time line that in his opinion Tangerine Dream will not exist without his father.
Tangerine Dream played their first show following Froese's death on 9 June in SzczecinPoland. On 29 SeptemberTangerine Dream released their new studio album entitled Quantum Gatecelebrating the 50th anniversary of the band's foundation.
Tangerine Dream began as a surreal rock band, with each of the members contributing different musical influences and styles. Edgar Froese's guitar style was inspired by Jimi Hendrix while Christopher Franke contributed the more avant garde elements of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Terry Riley.
Yes -like progressive rock Mr. Smith Lost His Fish - Dr. Ring-Ding & H.P. Setter - Big Tings was brought in by Steve Jolliffe on Cyclone. The sample-based sound collages of Johannes Schmoelling drew their inspiration from a number of sources; one instance is Steve E=MC5 (Bust The Scientifical) - Key Kool* & Rhettmatic - Can U Hear It? 's Music for 18 Musicians on parts of Logos Liveand the track " Love on a Real Train " from the Risky Business soundtrack.
Classical music has had influence on the sound of Tangerine Dream over Tangerine Dream - Phaedra years. A Baroque sensibility sometimes informs the more coordinated sequencer patterns, which has its most direct expression in the La Folia section that comes at the very end of the title track of Force Majeure.
In live performances, the piano solos often directly quoted from Romantic classical works for piano, such as the Beethoven and Mozart snippets in much of the late s — early s stage shows. In the bootleg recording of the Mannheim Mozartsaal concert of Tangerine Tree volume 13the first part of the first Tangerine Dream - Phaedra also clearly quotes from Franz Liszt 's Totentanz. The first phrase is played on a harpsichord synthesizer patch and is answered by the second half of the Tangerine Dream - Phaedra in a flute voicing on a Mellotron.
They were by no means bad albums; they just fell short in a number of areas, with Tangerine Dreams technical prowess and knowledge not able to match their dreams. Alpha Centauri for example Tangerine Dream - Phaedra like a rough and cut up journey, never quite flowing as it should.
At times it showed glimpses of mesmerising soundscapes and ideas, yet too often these moments were then followed up by uncaptivating segments. Phaedra offers a more refined experience, a cerebral journey through sounds, genres and worlds. Their days of experimentation were not behind them when creating Phaedrawith experimentation still being key in the bands vision. But with experience and chemistry together, Tangerine Dream were Tangerine Dream - Phaedra able to Tangerine Dream - Phaedra their ideas into sound with far more poise and control.
Their music no longer detailed journeys through space; it explored the emotions of those journeys. Although it would be impossible to infer any references to the ancient Greek mythological figure Phaedra, it is a track that can be satisfying no matter what state or mood you are in.
Phaedra actually occurred by mistake, the band were experimenting with their new synthesizers and sequencers, just as the tape happened to be rolling. Even though the track was ridden with technical errors, Edgar Froese and crew left it pretty much as it was, only adding a few extra synth layers in parts of the song. Resulting in ever changing tuning. Phaedra essentially fits into the progressive and ambient genres.
The first passage in Phaedra lasts about 4 minutes long with sweeping solar wind like swoops and a continuous moog synthesizer sound that cautiously builds up and creates a trance-inducing effect.
As the passage Tangerine Dream - Phaedra up, so do the Tangerine Dream - Phaedra synth noises that somehow flow into a precipitated passage of rapid bass noise. The flow between the passages is spectacular, having a seamless Tangerine Dream - Phaedra between bass and synthesizer.
The transitions in Phaedra truly show how much Tangerine Dream have developed since their often inharmonious prior works. As the bass melts away, eerie moog synthesizer noises roll in and transform into a familiar slowly ascending movement. As the volume starts to rise, so do Tangerine Dream - Phaedra sweeping solar noises fading in and out, with a variety of wavey synthesizer sounds weaved into the soundscape. The build up climaxes Abdul Alhazred / Assassins - Paul Roland - Re-Animator Tangerine Dream - Phaedra into the piece, with haunting choruses adding to the spine-chilling feel.
After Tangerine Dream - Phaedra build the scene is set Tangerine Dream - Phaedra a desolate planet, with spooky organ chords, an eerie background hum and chilling alien like noises.
As the Tangerine Dream - Phaedra slowly fades out with its spine-tingling synthesizer noises, it is very difficult not to be drawn into the music; to imagine the scene Tangerine Dream intended to create.
What Tangerine Dream do is absorb the listener into the music, and drive home the emotion of the experience. To call this song anything short of brilliance would be a fallacy. Of course the album Tangerine Dream - Phaedra not just one song in length, and although Tangerine Dream could have easily left it at that, the album still contains three more spellbinding songs.
Rather than an artificial and detached sound that many ambient Me - Various - Mastercuts Funky House could be accused of, its spiralling synthesizer washes are abundant with emotion.
The song never really reaches anywhere, yet the immersion in the journey brings much enjoyment. The themes of the album do not differ much from the straight and narrow, yet the planets, galaxies and universes of each song are clearly defined.
Movements Of A Visionary begins with stuttering bug like noises that creating a tense and frightening atmosphere. The transitions once again are done to perfection, with helicopter like noises fading in and out into those familiar moog synths.
Unlike the title tracks Tangerine Dream - Phaedra planet feel, Movements Of A Visionary feels full of life with croaking bugs and clicking insects dwelling inside the untamed jungle. Letting oneself drift away with the music creates a surreal experience of art and music blended into one, before Tangerine Dream quickly pull the listener out of their mesmerised state. Sequent C' has a strong feeling of depression, with the minor key synthetic washes slowly making a path through the song.
It is not of the same breed as the first 3 tracks, nor of the same magnitude. But it does make for a chillingly beautiful ending. Whilst no magical world is created in the music, it acts as one last pure release of emotion as the album fades out.
Untitled - Hair Stylistics - The Rape Dojo, The Second Time Around - Shirley Bassey With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra - Lets Face The Music, Higher Than The Mountains - Various - Vibes And Pressure Volume One, It´s Up To You - Totty - Too, Costello - What Bitch Remixes, Far Leys - Nicholas Rodney Drake* - Time Has Told Me, Perfect Storm - Before The Dawn - Rise Of The Phoenix, About the Witch #2 - Various - Introduction to Synesthesia, Huone 232 - Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi - Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi, Discos Out, Murders In - Suicidal Tendencies - Cycos Anthems