Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Edgar Froese RIP.

Sadly Edgar died recently, founder member of Tangerine Dream a band i first encountered on the Kosmiche Musik album featuring other Krautrock names such as Ash-Ra Tempel, Popul Vuh, and Klaus Schulze another Tangs member.

I was instantly hooked on this experimental ambient and improvisational sound, and it was not long before i was adding albums to my collection.

It was a few years after before i had the chance to see them live at Newcastle City Hall, and over the years i saw them in several versions, Edgar being the only ever present. The Last time he was trading guitar licks with his son who was used on the cover of Atem when still a baby.

Tangerine Dream opened up a whole new world of music to me, something that still finds me seeking out new sounds today. From sequencer based riffs to ambient, and film soundtracks they entertained many times over the years and were true pioneers.

Thanks Edgar for all the pleasure ive had from your work.

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