Edgar Wilmar Froese (1944-2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. His solo career has contributed many gems and classics to the e-music community. "Ages" is one of those classics.
Aqua (1974). Edgar Wilmar Froese is a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Aqua is his first solo album, predates Tangerine Dream's breakthrough album, 1974's Phaedra. Recorded using revolutionary binaural sound techniques, Aqua sweetens Froese's uncompromising experimentation with the crowd-pleasing sleight of "head music." Over four extended passages, electronics burble, shimmer, surge, swoop and speaker-pan in hazily melodic and nebulous shapes. Aqua is the consummate headphone album, a crafty, cosmic stereophonic delight guaranteed to captivate all open minds…
This recording is related to a long trip Edgar made in the early 80's to Australia. The name "Pinnacles" is taken from a huge million years old petrified stone landscape in the Western desert part of Australia.
2012 four CD anthology, a complete collection of this important and influential artist's solo recordings for Virgin Records. Comprising of five complete albums, plus a number of bonus tracks available on CD for the first time. The highly prolific Tangerine Dream, led by Edgar Froese for over 40 years, signed to Virgin Records in 1974, with Froese developing a concurrent solo career.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Island Of The Fay" is the first Tangerine Dream Eastgate's Sonic Poems Series release. 5 tracks have been composed by Edgar Froese, the 3 other tracks by Thorsten Quaeschning. The featured music is sometimes ambient, sometimes melodic, with synth sequencers. By moments, Hoshiko Yamane's electric violin brings an oriental touch.
Romance '76 (1976). Esoteric Recording’s Reactive label is pleased to announce a newly remastered CD release for the seminal German Electronic & Ambient musician Peter Baumann’s debut solo album, “Romance ‘76”. Peter Baumann came to prominence as a key member of Tangerine Dream, joining Edgar Froese and Chris Franke in the group in 1971 and making his debut on the album “Zeit”. His contribution was felt on the classic Tangerine Dream albums released by Virgin Records issued between 1974 & 1976, “Phaedra”, “Rubycon”, “Ricochet” and “Stratosfear”. In 1976 he embarked on a solo career with his classic work “Romance ’76”, recorded in July and August that year in Berlin and Munich. The result was a remarkable album that is now held in huge esteem by aficionados of German Electronic Music…
Turn of the Tides is a concept CD by Tangerine Dream. It is based on an excerpt from The Coachman's Tales by Edgar Froese. The disc opens with a beautiful synopsis of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," one of Tangerine Dream's strongest tracks ever. The samples are timely and the arrangement is flawless. This Tangerine Dream lineup has Edgar Froese and Jerome Froese on keyboards, synths, sound design, guitars, and programming; Linda Spa on saxophones and sound design; and Zlatko Perica on lead, acoustic, and rhythm guitars. The opening track sets the stage as the refrains from "Promenade" lead into the story as the journey begins. Tangerine Dream paints the pictures as this soundtrack to no movie unfolds. (The liner notes do, however, have a recap of the story.)
CD reissue of this title from the innovative German Electronica outfit, one of the most influential instrumental outfits of the 20th century. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump off their chairs and start screaming Top 40 tunes, but they have managed to have an immense impact in the world of Electronic and soundtrack music. Their 107 (and counting) studio, live and soundtrack releases have their own driving hypnotic pieces that might differ from release to release, but they are all uniquely Tangerine Dream. Personnel: Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese (guitar, keyboards); Zlatko Perica (guitar); Linda Spa (saxophone, keyboards). Recording information: Scottsdale Mall Amphitheater (1992).