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Tangerine Dream are an electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in Berlin.
Their groundbreaking record Phaedra, released in 1974, reached gold status in the UK, and
was the band‘s first success on the Virgin Records label to whom they had recently signed.
The recording became a milestone in electronic music. Over the last 53 years, Tangerine Dream
released more than one hundred albums. Their early ‘Pink Years’ albums had a pivotal role in
the development of Krautrock. Their ‘Virgin Years’ albums helped define what became known as
the Berlin School of electronic music. These and later albums were influential in the development
of electronic dance music.
After Edgar Froese’s death in 2015, Tangerine Dream’s line-up now consists of Thorsten
Quaeschning (since 2005) as musical director, Hoshiko Yamane (since 2011), Ulrich Schnauss
(since 2014) and Paul Frick (since June 2020). The band has now returned to the classic sequencer
driven sound and Quantum Gate (2017) is their best-selling album since 1987.
Their latest studio album ‘Raum’ was released in February 2022 and was highly praised by the press. (‘the best Tangerine Dream record in decades’ - Resident Advisor)
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