Tangerine Dream Is Dead; Long Live Tangerine Dream

tangerine-dream-froese-franke-baumannEdgar 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: Continue reading

Tangerine Dream – Montreal 1977

Sunday Synth Jam: In memory of Edgar Froese, who died last week (Jan 20th) at the age of 70, here is a classic live performance by Tangerine Dream.

The recording comes from a concert at Place des Arts (Montreal), on April 09, 1977. It features the seminal Edgar Froese, Chris Franke & Peter Baumann lineup. Continue reading

Five Essential Klaus Schulze Albums


Klaus Schulze is one of the seminal artists of electronic music.

He was an early member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, but quickly established himself as a solo electronic artists. In the 70’s, Schulze helped define the ‘Berlin School’ of electronic music – a new style of music that was performed almost completely on synthesizers.

Over the last 5 decades, Schulze has been prolific, releasing more than 60 albums. He’s also released 50+ CDs of material from his vaults that didn’t make it onto his ‘official’ albums.

As a result, his massive discography is daunting.

Here are five essential Klaus Schulze albums, covering both his classic and more recent work. This is not intended to be a ‘best of’ list – but, instead, a selection of albums that provide an introduction to the full range and scope of Klaus Schulze’s work.  Continue reading