Edgar Froese, the force behind the band Tangerine Dream, passed away at age 70 on January 20th. The band, which was formed in 1970, was influential. Here is its website and part of the obituary at Rolling Stone:
Despite a revolving door lineup that was constantly in flux, Froese remained the group’s backbone and the lone member to perform with Tangerine Dream since their incarnation. Over the course of Tangerine Dream’s nearly half-century lifetime, the band cultivated a cult fanbase thanks to a steady stream of studio albums and live recordings – which, all totaled, was more than 100 releases – as well as Froese’s own solo output. In later years, when the band added Froese’s son Jerome to their roster, Tangerine Dream’s style shifted yet again, aligning itself with a more ambient, new age sound, but the band’s lasting impact on electronic music never diminished.
There is plenty of Tangerine Dream music at YouTube. Most of the videos are very long. Above is “Stratosfear” performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010.
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