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Edgar Froese dies 

The Tangerine Dream founder has died from a pulmonary embolism

Tangerine Dream’s founder and leader Edgar Froese has died at the age of 70 after suffering a pulmonary embolism in Vienna.

Tangerine Dream were formed by Froese in 1967. The original trio also included Conrad Schnitzler and Klaus Schulze, who both left after recording their debut album Electronic Meditation (1970). Tangerine Dream would undergo many more line-up changes, with Froese their one constant member, over a career spanning five decades and more than 100 albums.

Tangerine Dream also composed music for many films including Sorcerer, Thief, The Keep and Risky Business, among others. In 1973, the group signed to Virgin. Legend has it that their deal was agreed on the basis of a meeting where Froese played chess with Virgin boss Richard Branson.

The young label gave them free reign but by this stage Tangerine Dream’s brand of immensely popular electronics bore little similarity to the more kosmische trips of their pre-Virgin quartet of early 1970s albums, Electronic Meditation, Alpha Centauri, Atem and Zeit.

Froese also recorded a number of solo albums, many of which he rerecorded and remixed in recent years.

Comments

The original trio ?? make your homework

I first heard TD music on a classic movie special program on TV called Cinema 1, showing Thief in late 2005 or early 2006 & was instantly mesmerized by those trademark rush moody synthesizer beats & soaring guitar riffs.
I'm pretty sure The Tangerine Dream Sound will be remembered & continue to influence the next generations to come; Thanks Edgar for all the joy & love you shared with us through all these metamorphic life years & Rest in peace Dear Maestro Froese, a true artist & a great human being.

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