Tangerine Dream LIVE Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival

They don’t come more influential than TANGERINE DREAM – the synth demigods live from our Dekmantel festival 2018 opening concert..

Founded by Edgar Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream were formative in the genre of electronic music, with long instrumental tracks based on synthesizer and sequencer sounds, later known as ‘Berlin School’ and ‘Kosmische Musik’.

Their groundbreaking record Phaedra, released in 1974, reached gold status in the UK, and it was also the band’s first hit album on the Virgin Records label to whom they had recently signed. The recording became a milestone in electronic music.Over the last 50 years, the band has released more than 100 studio albums, created over 60 film scores, and were nominated for a Grammy seven times. The group’s line-up changed many times over the years, with Edgar Froese remaining as the only constant member.

After Edgar Froese’s death in 2015, Tangerine Dream’s line-up now consists of Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, and Paul Frick. The subsequent albums Quantum Gate and Raum are based on Edgar Froese’s musical sketches and ideas.

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