Electronic band Tangerine Dream announce upcoming album

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Tangerine Dream have shared a new video ahead of February’s new album, this is their sophomore after the passing of TG founder Edgar Froese inaugurating their  ‘From Virgin to the Quantum Years‘ tour.

‘Raum‘ album is a further step forward into what’s been anticipated in November’s EP ‘Probe 1-8’ ft Berghain resident Barker and Grand River remixes: late-night real-time compositions, classic studio production, sequencer driven haunting soundscapes, anthemic warm synthesizers.   

Exactly like Edgar Froese‘s archives about his Tangerine Dream, ‘You’re Always On Time’ video documents and gives fans an insight in to how the band capture field recordings and sample creation for the album and was shot on Kodak Super-8 film.

Indeed, the whole ‘Raum’ album sources Edgar Froese‘s 1977-2013 priceless archive: all you’ll hear are Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick compositions, all directly inspired by Froese’s Cubase arrangements and Otari tapes. Closing the circle with TG’s remarkable, early studio performances. For the first time in decades, Tangerine Dream’s tracks can’t be exactly re-created live: direct response to the many shows which had to be cancelled in the last months.

Tangerine Dream (after Edgar Froese died in 2015, currently Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, Ulrich Schnauss, Paul Frick) are pivotal for what we call Krautrock and the Berlin School of electronic music, playing since 1974, with 100+ albums out so far — see albums like ‘Phaedra’, ‘Pink Years’, ‘Virgin Years’, all also strongly influential for the later electronic dance music. Or their soundtracks for movies and videogames like ‘Sorcerer’, ‘Thief’, ‘Risky Business’, ‘Legend’, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, more. Nowadays, Tangerine Dream play also Dekmantel Festival Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Barbican Hall London, closing their shows with real-time compositions lasting up to two hours.

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