Tangerine Dream – Particles


Release data: Tangerine Dream – Particles CD-EP, Eastgate, 2016 “Particles”, the third release in The Quantum Years series, contains two cupdiscs in cardboard sleeve featuring a mixture of previously unreleased studio (Muon; 52 minutes) and live material (Tau; 36 minutes). “Muon” kicks off nicely with the fully improvised and edgy sounding 29-minute “4.00pm Session” which sees Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane recreate the…

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Tangerine Dream – Quantum Key


Release data: Tangerine Dream – Quantum Key CD-EP, Eastgate, 2015 One of the first thoughts that flashed through my mind while listening to “Quantum Key” was: this is pure electricity. The 4-track/32-minute cupdisc (referred to as the vanguard of the forthcoming “Quantum Gate” album) by the post-Froese TD lineup Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane is a solid achievement. There’s a great drive found…

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Tangerine Dream – Mala Kunia


Release data: Tangerine Dream – Mala Kunia CD-EP, Eastgate, 2014 This long-run cupdisc, the first (and also last release I reckon) in “The Quantum Years” was made available on the occasion of TD’s live performances in Australia in the last quarter of 2014, but was recorded upfront. There also was a new band line-up featuring the talented IDM-musician Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane playing cello/violin…

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Tangerine Dream – Josephine the Mouse Singer


Release data: Tangerine Dream – Josephine the Mouse Singer CD-EP, Eastgate, 2014 I’m not a follower of the big names anymore since 1,5 decade or so, but now and then try to scratch the surface on a few releases here and there to keep an eye on what’s happening. The 33-minute cupdisc “Josephine the Mouse Singer” is a limited edition release on the occasion of…

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Tangerine Dream – Quinoa


Release data: Tangerine Dream – Quinoa CD-EP, VOLT Records, 1992 “Quinoa” is a 28-minute Ep by Tangerine Dream that initially came out in 1992 on VOLT Records as a limited edition of 1000 copies issued by the TD International Fan Club. The transitional release contains one continuous piece featuring previously unreleased material by Edgar and Jerome Froese. Although the melodic title track has quite a…

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Tangerine Dream – The Endless Season


Release data: Tangerine Dream – The Endless Season CD, Eastgate, 2010 “The Endless Season” is the fifth (and final) part of the Five Atomic Seasons album series. Quite some of the overall mellow music on the album remembers me of the live music Tangerine Dream played in the ’80’s and ’90’s and especially “Livemiles”, but now executed by Edgar solo in a more contemporary fashion….

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