Edgar Froese – the creative soul of the influential electronic group Tangerine Dream for the last 48 years – died in January.
Now Froese’s son, Jerome Froese – who was part of the group for more than 15 years – has announced that Tangerine Dream is dead, too.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Jerome Froese makes clear that his father was the soul of Tangerine Dream, and that the group should not carry on without him:
Regarding Tangerine Dream: In the past I got asked so many times if I would carry on the TD torch or if I would continue with TD when Edgar retires and so on and my answer was always: NO!
And I’ll keep it that way.
Therefore, I won’t support (or merge with) any kind of wannabe lineups, not now nor in the future. No tributes, no reunions, no further concerts under the name “Tangerine Dream”.
People who know me in person also know that “opportunism” and “chumming up” are characteristics that I deeply abominate.
Tangerine Dream was my Dad and my Dad is dead and so is Tangerine Dream.
While Tangerine Dream is dead, Froese says new music is on the way from Loom, his group with Robert Waters and former TD member Johannes Schmoelling.
“We’re very optimistic to finish our second studio album,” he adds, “in late spring / early Summer 2015.”