Neues Material der frisch reformierten Tangerine Dream
Das Trio hat in 2021 bei gemeinsamen Proben Material für ein neues Album in 2022 erarbeitet und ein erster Eindruck hiervon wird nun in Form des Albums Probe 6-8 veröffentlicht. Das Trio hatte während der Aufnahmesessions vollen Zugang zum Soundarchive des 2015 verstorbenen Bandgründers Edgar Froese. 5-Track Album mit 2 Remix-Versionen von ‚Raum‘, produziert von Grand River (Aimée Portioli) und ‘Continuum’ remixt von Berghain-Prominenz Sam Barker.
FORTHCOMING ALBUM PRECURSOR FROM TANGERINE DREAM FEATURING ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS AND REMIXES AVAILABLE THIS NOVEMBER Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic music since Edgar Froese founded the band in West Berlin in 1967. Providing the groundwork for multiple electronic music genres including ambient & electronica, inspiring musicians & other art forms, with seven Grammy nominations to their credit. In recent years, their music has featured in popular TV shows such as ‘Stranger Things’ & video games including ‘Grand Theft Auto’. After Froese passed away in 2015, the remaining band members, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss & Hoshiko Yamane carried on helping realise Edgar’s vision for of a conceptual album that attempts to translate quantum physics & philosophy into music, ‘Quantum Gate’ was released to critical acclaim in 2017. With a new line up, Thorsten & Hoshiko have been joined by Berlin based keyboard virtuoso Paul Frick. The trio have spent 2021 in their Berlin studio working on ‘Probe 6-8’, a first glimpse into the forthcoming full Tangerine Dream studio album due for release in early 2022. ‘Probe 6-8’ sees the group’s classic studio productions & late-night real-time compositions form a blueprint for slowly evolving ambient structures, with the band’s sequencer driven sound reminiscent of TD’s early 1970’s work combining with a lush 1980’s crystalline bliss. The trio have composed & produced ‘Probe 6-8’ with full access to Edgar Froese’s Cubase arrangements & Otari Tape Archive with recordings from 1977-2013. The first track ‘Raum’, is a nod to the band’s early live studio performances ‘Zeit’ & ‘Phaedra’, with a distinctive heavy Moog bass marking the beginning & the end of this 15-minute introductory piece. This new set of recordings also feature two remixes - Berlin-based composer & producer Grand River (Aimée Portioli) has given ‘Raum’ her signature sound & ‘Continuum’ was remixed by Berghain resident & Leisure System co-founder Sam Barker. This edition of the release is presented as a 12” on black vinyl. SIDE A. 1. Raum (14:55) 2. Para Guy (05:48) SIDE B 1. Continuum (07:10) 2. Raum (Grand River Remix) (06:17) 3. Continuum (Barker Remix) (05:49)