The album is due for release on September 29th 2017, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the band. The album will be the first full album of new material since the death of Froese in 2015.
The Quantum Years
In late summer 2014, Froese – along with band members Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane – began work on what was planned to be the first album of Tangerine Dream’s ‘Quantum Years’.
The goal was to create a contemporary take on the band’s trademark sound of the 70s and 80s. Froese was inspired by concepts from the fields of quantum physics and philosophy, and wanted to attempt to translate them into music.
Over the last two years, Quaeschning, Schnauss and Yamane have worked to realize Froese’s vision. The compositions on Quantum Gate are based on ideas that Froese had outlined, and on musical sketches that he had prepared for the group.
As a result, the band says that “Quantum Gate is just as much a new beginning as it is a testament to Edgar’s never-withering inspiration and ever-flowing creativity.”
TD has announced pre-orders for the album, including a variety of limited-edition options.
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