Tangerine Dream announce their sophomore album after the passing of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese, due out next February via Kscope/Eastgate Music, inaugurating “From Virgin to the Quantum Years” tour. “Raum” album is a further step forward into what’s been anticipated in November’s EP “Probe 1-8” ft Berghain resident Barker and Grand River remixes: late-night real-time compositions, classic studio production, sequencer driven haunting soundscapes, anthemic warm synthesizers.
Exactly like Edgar Froese’s archives about his Tangerine Dream, album title track video “Raum” is a Super-8 document of TG’s creation process at their Berlin Neukölln studio. The whole “Raum” album sources Edgar Froese’s 1977-2013 priceless archive: all you’ll hear are Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick compositions, all directly inspired by Froese’s Cubase arrangements and Otari tapes. Closing the circle with Tangerine Dream’s remarkable, early studio performances. For the first time in decades, Tangerine Dream’s tracks can’t be exactly re-created live: direct response to the many shows which had to be cancelled in the last months.
Tangerine Dream (after Edgar Froese died in 2015, currently Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, Ulrich Schnauss, Paul Frick) are pivotal for what we call Krautrock and the Berlin School of electronic music, playing since 1974, with 100+ albums out so far — see albums like “Phaedra”, “Pink Years”, “Virgin Years”, all also strongly influential for the later electronic dance music. Or their soundtracks for movies and videogames like “Sorcerer”, “Thief”, “Risky Business”, “Legend”, “Grand Theft Auto V”, more. Nowadays, Tangerine Dream play also Dekmantel Festival Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Barbican Hall London, closing their shows with real-time compositions lasting up to two hours.
From Virgin to the Quantum Years 2022 Tour
Mar 2, Belfast, Limelight 1 Mar 3, Dublin, Liberty Hall Mar 5, Manchester, RNCM Theatre Mar 6, Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms Mar 7, Glasgow, Saint Luke’s Mar 9, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Riverside Newcastle Mar 10, Liverpool, Grand Central Mar 11, Coventry, Coventry Cathedral Mar 12, Cambridge, Corn Exchange Mar 13, Birmingham, Town Hall Mar 15, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Mar 16, Bristol, Trinity Centre Mar 17, Exeter, Phoenix Mar 18, London, Roundhouse Mar 19, Great Yarmouth, HRH Prog XII Mar 21, Southampton, Engine Rooms Mar 23, Brighton, Chalk Mar 25, Amsterdam, Q-Factory Aug 19, Neuberinhaus Reichenbach, Artrock Festival X