TANGERINE DREAM are an electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in Berlin. Their groundbreaking record Phaedra, released in 1974, reached gold status in the UK, and was the band‘s first success on the Virgin Records label to whom they had recently signed. The recording became a milestone in electronic music. Over the last 53 years, Tangerine Dream released more than one hundred albums. Their early ‘Pink Years‘ albums had a pivotal role in the development of Krautrock. Their ‘Virgin Years’ albums helped define what became known as the Berlin School of electronic music. These and later albums were influential in the development of electronic dance music.
Although the group released numerous studio and live recordings, a substantial number of their fans were introduced to Tangerine Dream by their film soundtracks, which total over sixty and include Sorcerer (William Friedkin), Thief (Michael Mann), Risky Business, The Keep, Firestarter, Legend (Ridley Scott), Near Dark, Shy People, and Miracle Mile. In 2013, Tangerine Dream composed the original score for Rockstar’s video game Grand Theft Auto V.
After Edgar Froese’s death in 2015, Tangerine Dream’s line-up now consists of Thorsten Quaeschning (since 2005) as musical director, Hoshiko Yamane (since 2011), Ulrich Schnauss (since 2014) and Paul Frick (since June 2020). The band has now returned to the classic sequencer driven sound and Quantum Gate (2017) is their best-selling album since 1987. Tangerine Dream recently played live concerts at Dekmantel Festival Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Barbican Hall in London. Every performance ends with a live session, a real-time composition that can last from 20 minutes to two hours.
Tangerine Dream have released their new album Raum on February 25 (via Kscope/Eastgate Music). The album from Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, and Paul Frick features music composed and produced with access to the archives and Cubase arrangements of the group’s founder, the late Edgar Froese. The band has also announced a 2022 tour across the United Kingdom and Europe and will hitting the US for a few singular performances next Spring 2023.
” Øya Festival: Amongst a blockbuster line-up, Tangerine Dream and Kendrick Lamar stand tall ” – Crack Magazine
” Behind the scenes at London’ Union Chapel ” – Resident Advisor
” Despite loss of leader, the Dream continues ” – The Guardian
” Träum Weiter: Tangerine Dream at the Union Chapel ” – The Quietus
” Pop review: Tangerine Dream at Union Chapel, N1 ” – The Times