Peter Baumann’s ‘Machines Of Desire’ (Sneak Preview)

peter-baumannPeter Baumann, right, has shared some new previews for his upcoming album, Machines Of Desire, embedded below.

Baumann was a member of Tangerine Dream from 1971 to 1977, the group’s most important period, for many fans.

In addition to his work with Tangerine Dream, Baumann produced records by Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster and Hans-Joachim Roedelius;, released several successful solo albums; and founded the new age music label Private Music. Continue reading

Tangerine Dream Documentary Announced

tangerine-dream-documentary TAG/TRAUM has announced plans for the first feature-length documentary about Edgar Froese & Tangerine Dream.

The film promises to include rare footage of Tangerine Dream; interviews with famous artists and collaborators, including Michael Mann, Volker Schloendorff, Brian May, Paul Brickman, Jean-Michel Jarre and Jim Rakete; and both current and former members of the band.

The filmmakers plan to fund production of the Tangerine Documentary via a Kickstarter project, which is expected to kick off May 1st. Continue reading

Tangerine Dream’s Peter Baumann Announces New Album, Machines Of Desire

PrintSynthesist Peter Baumann has announced a new album, Machines Of Desire, his first album in decades.

Baumann was a member of Tangerine Dream from 1971 to 1977, the group’s most important period, for many fans.

In addition to his work with Tangerine Dream, Baumann produced records by Conrad Schnitzler, Cluster and Hans-Joachim Roedelius;, released several successful solo albums; and founded the new age music label Private Music.

Here’s a preview of the new album, the music video for Dust to Dust: Continue reading

Bianca Froese-Acquaye Announces Plans For TANGAUDIMAX, The Tangerine Dream Sound Museum

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Bianca Froese-Acquaye, widow of Tangerine Dream head Edgar Froese, has announced plans to create TANGAUDIMAX, The Tangerine Dream Sound Museum.

Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was the head and founder of the electronic band Tangerine Dream, from 1967 until his death.

Froese-Acquaye shared this video that offers a preview of some of the design concepts for the TD museum: Continue reading

Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Electronica 1’ Traces 60 Years Of Electronic Music

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Jean-Michel Jarre today released his first album in eight years, Electronica 1: The Time Machine.

The album is the first half of a double-album of collaborations with other electronic music artists, with the second half set for release the spring of 2016.

The project was conceived with Jarre’s desire to explore the history of electronic music in his lifetime, with the participation of electronic music artists of different generations.

Here’s the Jarre’s album trailer for Electronica 1: The Time Machine: Continue reading

Tangerine Dream Announces “Quantum Key’ EP (Audio Sneak Preview)

tangerine-dream-quantum-keyTangerine Dream has announced Quantum Key – a new EP by the new post-Froese TD linup of Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane.

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese died Jan 20, 2015 from the effects of a pulmonary embolism.

The band says that ‘Quantum Key will be the vangaurd of the coming Quantum Gate album’.

Here’s an audio preview: Continue reading