Sunday, 23 July 2017

67 days and counting


67 days to go..."QUANTUM GATE" the new studio album from TANGERINE DREAM - featuring Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane. Pre-order now from PLEDGE MUSIC - available on CD, Signed CD and double vinyl LP. Ships Sept 29 2017. The dream continues...

Friday, 14 July 2017

Top 5 TANGERINE DREAM Virgin era albums - so far


The top 5 Virgin era albums according to 187 fans:

1. 'FORCE MAJEURE' (62) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Klaus Krüger
2. 'RICOCHET' (55) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann
3. 'LOGOS' (49) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
4. 'RUBYCON' (47) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann
5. 'TANGRAM' (46) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling

If you think differently then please vote on the RHS

Coming up - JULY to FEBRUARY 2018. Updated JULY 16




2017

JULY 14:  Thorsten Quaeschning & Ulrich Schnauss from TANGERINE DREAM interviewed by John Whitaker on '1-ear-2-hear'.  7.00pm UK time.  This is the second part of a two-part interview recorded in Berlin in JUNE. http://mixlr.com/1-ear-2-hear/

Part one can be found here: https://www.mixcloud.com/honzawhitty/tangerine-dream-interview-berlin-26-06-2017/

JULY 16: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss,  Half-Die Festival 2017, Rome, Italy

JULY 17: Hoshiko Yamane + duenn album 'NAKANIWA' released on PROGRESSIVE FORM in Japan, (The album is a collaboration with Akiko Kiyama,Taigen Kawabe & Maxwell Croy).

JULY 27: DJ SET: Nathaniel Cramp & Ulrich Schnauss (Ambience Chasers), Radiation #2, Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, England.

AUGUST 4: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Yaga Gathering, Lithuania.

AUGUST 7:  'REVOLUTION OF SOUND - TANGERINE DREAM' documentary at MIFF:  Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia. 

AUGUST 12: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Stendhal Festival, Northern Ireland.

AUGUST 12:  'REVOLUTION OF SOUND - TANGERINE DREAM' documentary at MIFF:  Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia.  

AUGUST 25: Thorsten Quaeschning's (PPm) 'CARGO' OST released on Invisible Hands Music.

AUGUST 26:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Synthposium 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation.

SEPTEMBER 4: 'REVOLUTION OF SOUND - TANGERINE DREAM' documentary at Babylon Kino (Cinema), Berlin, Germany

SEPTEMBER 29: 'QUANTUM GATE'* and 'THE SESSIONS 1' EP released by PLEDGE MUSIC.  *label TBC.

'TANGERINE DREAM - FORCE MAJEURE' (Edgar's/TD autobiography) planned release date. The first 500 copies of the large format 600+ page hardback book with come with an exclusive CD -  a full album.  The album together with a 3 track cup-disc (EP) with excerpts from the album will be available from Eastgate and Compact Disc Services.  Both CD's are titled 'LIGHT FLUX'.

SEPTEMBER 30: 'FORCE MAJEURE' book launch party, Berlin, Germany.  Venue and time TBC

OCTOBER 21: CONCERT: Tangerine Dream, HEADLINE ACT E-Live 2017, Oirschot, Netherlands (NL). 'SOLD OUT'

OCTOBER 22: CONCERT: Tangerine Dream, E-Live v2.0 2017, Oirschot, Netherlands (NL).

OCTOBER 25:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds, England.

OCTOBER 26: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Mama Roux's, Birmingham, England.

OCTOBER 27: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Islington Assembly Hall, London, England.

OCTOBER 28:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England.

NOVEMBER 10:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss + special guests, Green Door Store, Brighton, England.   Doors 7.00pm, concert starts 7.30pm.

2018:

FEBRUARY 7:  CONCERT:  Tangerine Dream, Elbphilharmonie - Großer Saal: The ELBE PHILHARMONIC HALL - Big Hall in HAMBURG, Germany.  8.30pm

Thursday, 13 July 2017

NEW release date for EDGAR FROESE'S Autobiography

 


UPDATE:  Release date: SEPT 29th 2017:

'TANGERINE DREAM FORCE MAJEURE - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY' written and complied by EDGAR FROESE. With add-ons by Bianca Froese-Acquaye

The hardback book - available in German and English editions - runs to 600+ large format pages c/w many unreleased photos. Pre-order it now over at the Eastgate music store, priced € 49.90

Due to the latest delay with the book, if you pre-ordered the book you will receive a bonus postcard and bookmark.  If you were one of the first 500 orders then you will receive an additional full-length album title 'LIGHT FLUX'.  That album and an EP of the same name with excerpts from the album will be available to buy through Eastgate.

If you have a question about your order (whether they have your current address or if you are going to receive the bonus CD? or want a refund) etc please email Eastgate directly @ eastgate@gmx.com it will help if you have your original order number to hand, if not Eastgate are still there to help you.

Later there will be a book launch party in Berlin on SEPT 30th 2017 - venue and time TBC.

Info from the EASTGATE page:

The one and only AUTOBIOGRAPHY of TANGERINE DREAM written by EDGAR FROESE himself, more than 600 pages, authentic, sincere and free-spirited - the extraordinary adventures of a band and especially its head and founder, Edgar Froese, who were writing history together with their electronic innovations in a fossilized landscape of music in the seventies.

Edgar's narrative style in "FORCE MAJEURE" is very straightforward and uncompromising reflecting his 'storm and stress' period in the sixties. At the same time his language is humorous and picturesque - a language you are already familiar with from his musical compositions. This book is exciting from the beginning to the end even for people who don't know Edgar or Tangerine Dream. You will read quite a few never told stories as well as a straightforward correction of many rumours circulating among fans through the years. Edgar will also give credit to those people who did help the band on various levels with their creative support and warm-hearted advice. So everything will come out of one hand – an extraordinary pioneering story about the suffering and longing of someone who started just to create some progressive sounds and ended up writing history.

This autobiography does not only inform about a career of a band, but Edgar mainly provides an insight into his life, the life and work of his band, their numerous concert tours through the world, their thinking and acting, their inspirations, cooperations and conflicts. Some strange episodes with some colleagues who gave the band a hard time as well as hundreds of encounters and episodes with many interesting and well-known personalities like Salvador Dalí, David Bowie, Richard Branson, Andy Warhol, John Peel, Andy Summers, Jimi Hendrix, Oliver Stone, Jim Rakete, Stevie Nicks, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Brigitte Bardot etc. - just to mention a few. More than 45 years on stage and 16 years of scoring in Hollywood have offered that much content and destiny that it could have been sufficient for two lives.

Edgar had been writing this autobiography for more than seven years and invested every single minute of time for this project besides his numerous concert tours and album productions. The time has come to release it to the public and you will have the opportunity to realize this project by supporting your favorite band. EASTGATE will now start preselling this book in order to finance its printing and translation into English language (which will take about six months). The pre-sale also enables the EASTGATE team to estimate the quantity of the books to be printed and above all it ensures them their independency towards the publishing companies which are so far very interested in this project but with their own conditions. This would mean that they would automatically receive a right of co-determination which would destroy the book's authenticity. Edgar wouldn't accept this.

All participants of the presale profit from a reduced presales price and the first 500 buyers will additionally receive a FULL CD called LIGHT FLUX of at least one hour length containing some new unreleased Tangerine Dream tracks including those three tracks of the special EP. (The full CD and the EP can also be bought in our shop after release of the book.) ALL buyers taking part in the PRE-SALE after the 500 full CDs have gone will nevertheless receive a SPECIAL EP with three tracks (3 chosen tracks from the the full CD) until the day of the end of the pre-sale!! The book will be made of a hardcover, will have more than 600 large-sized pages with many so far unreleased photos etc. etc. Another highlight: There will be a lottery among all presale buyers and 20 of them can win an invitation to the book release party.

There will be a German and an English version of the autobiography. Later on we don't exclude to work together with a publishing company to release the book also in further languages, but the first edition will definitely be with EASTGATE. Afterwards the book and its content will not and cannot be changed anymore by publishers.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THIS SPECIAL TD PROJECT!!

If the autobiography shall be a GIFT for a friend or similar - you can receive a beautiful VOUCHER from us, so that you can present something to your friend.

As always: First come, first served

ATTENTION: THIS BOOK MUST BE ORDERED SEPARATELY FROM OTHER PRODUCTS AS IT WILL BE SENT AT A LATER POINT OF TIME!! OTHERWISE POSTAGE WOULDN'T BE SUFFICIENT!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017



Pledge music PRICE BREAKDOWN - cheapest to most expensive (all pledges come with an 'ACCESS PASS' which means you get access to any future updates that the band might add during the promotion - videos, interviews, photos etc):

For your information: 

'THE SESSIONS 1' EP seems to ONLY to contain music from TD's recent improvised 'sessions'.  Full details TBC

'QUANTUM GATE' is a full-length studio album featuring Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane. Track listing and running time TBC.

'Quantum Key' EP Download = £7

'The Sessions 1' Series EP Download = £7

'The Sessions 1' Series EP  CD= £10

'Quantum Gate' CD = £10

'Quantum Gate' signed CD, limited to 1000 = £15

'Quantum Gate' T-Shirt = £20

'Quantum Gate' double LP = £21

Signed 'Quantum Gate' CD and T-Shirt = £30

Signed 'Quantum Gate' CD + The Sessions 1 EP + 'Quantum Gate' T-Shirt Bundle = £37

Edgar Froese Zoom-O-Graphic Poster, with printed EF signature = £40

Signed 'Quantum Gate' CD + Vinyl + Quantum Key EP + 'Quantum Gate' T-Shirt Bundle = £55

'Quantum Gate' Signed CD + 'Quantum Gate' Vinyl + 'The Sessions 1" EP Downloads + "Quantum Gate' T-Shirt Bundle = £60

Signed 'Quantum Gate' CD + 'Quantum Gate' Vinyl + 'The Sessions 1' EP + 'Quantum Gate' T-Shirt + Poster = £95

Sunday, 9 July 2017

TANGERINE DREAM add additional concert


TANGERINE DREAM have added an additional concert @ E-Live 2017, v2.0, De Enck, Oirschot, Netherlands (NL) on OCT 22, 2017.

Monday, 3 July 2017

QUANTUM GATE' the much anticipated new studio album from TANGERINE DREAM featuring Edgar Froese can be pre-ordered through PLEDGE MUSIC



'SYNTHWAVES' by Quaeschning & Schnauss has landed


BUY it now from the following websites:

Azure Vista Records: https://quaeschningschnauss.bandcamp.com/
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TANGERINE DREAM FORCE MAJEURE - the EDGAR FROESE autobiography - Release date SEPT 29th 2017


Order now: https://www.edgarfroese.de/shop/products.php?p=c4fb33

Finally - here it is: The one and only AUTOBIOGRAPHY of TANGERINE DREAM written by EDGAR FROESE himself, more than 600 pages, authentic, sincere and free-spirited - the extraordinary adventures of a band and especially its head and founder, Edgar Froese, who were writing history together with their electronic innovations in a fossilized landscape of music in the seventies. Edgar's narrative style in "FORCE MAJEURE" is very straightforward and uncompromising reflecting his 'storm and stress' period in the sixties. At the same time his language is humorous and picturesque - a language you are already familiar with from his musical compositions. This book is exciting from the beginning till the end even for people who don't know Edgar or Tangerine Dream. You will read quite a few never told stories as well as a straightforward correction of many rumours circulating among fans through the years. Edgar will also give credit to those people who did help the band on various levels with their creative support and warm-hearted advice. So everything will come out of one hand – an extraordinary pioneering story about the suffering and longing of someone who started just to create some progressive sounds and ended up writing history. This autobiography does not only inform about a career of a band, but Edgar mainly provides an insight into his life, the life and work of his band, their numerous concert tours through the world, their thinking and acting, their inspirations, cooperations and conflicts. Some strange episodes with some colleagues who gave the band a hard time as well as hundreds of encounters and episodes with many interesting and well-known personalities like Salvador Dalí, David Bowie, Richard Branson, Andy Warhol, John Peel, Andy Summers, Jimi Hendrix, Oliver Stone, Jim Rakete, Stevie Nicks, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Brigitte Bardot etc. - just to mention a few. More than 45 years on stage and 16 years of scoring in Hollywood have offered that much content and destiny that it could have been sufficient for two lives. Edgar had been writing this autobiography for more than seven years and invested every single minute of time for this project besides his numerous concert tours and album productions. The time has come to release it to the public and you will have the opportunity to realize this project by supporting your favorite band. EASTGATE will now start preselling this book in order to finance its printing and translation into English language (which will take about six months). The pre-sale also enables the EASTGATE team to estimate the quantity of the books to be printed and above all it ensures them their independency towards the publishing companies which are so far very interested in this project but with their own conditions. This would mean that they would automatically receive a right of co-determination which would destroy the book's authenticity. Edgar wouldn't accept this. All participants of the presale profit from a reduced presales price and the first 500 buyers will additionally receive a FULL CD called LIGHT FLUX of at least one hour length containing some new unreleased Tangerine Dream tracks including those three tracks of the special EP. (The full CD and the EP can also be bought in our shop after release of the book.) ALL buyers taking part in the PRE-SALE after the 500 full CDs have gone will nevertheless receive a SPECIAL EP with three tracks (3 chosen tracks from the the full CD) until the day of the end of the pre-sale!! The book will be made of a hardcover, will have more than 600 large-sized pages with many so far unreleased photos etc. etc. Another highlight: There will be a lottery among all presale buyers and 20 of them can win an invitation to the book release party. There will be a German and an English version of the autobiography. Later on we don't exclude to work together with a publishing company to release the book also in further languages, but the first edition will definitely be with EASTGATE. Afterwards the book and its content will not and cannot be changed anymore by publishers. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THIS SPECIAL TD PROJECT!!

COMING UP: JULY to NOVEMBER 2017





JULY 16: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss,  Half-Die Festival 2017, Rome, Italy

JULY 17: Hoshiko Yamane + duenn album 'NAKANIWA' released on PROGRESSIVE FORM in Japan, (The album is a collaboration with Akiko Kiyama,Taigen Kawabe & Maxwell Croy). 

JULY 21: Thorsten Quaeschning's (PPm) 'CARGO' OST released.

JULY 27: DJ SET: Nathaniel Cramp & Ulrich Schnauss (Ambience Chasers), Radiation #2, Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, England. 

JULY 28: 'FORCE MAJEURE' book launch party, Ballhaus Rixdorf, Berlin. 7.30pm

AUGUST 4: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Yaga Gathering, Lithuania.

AUGUST 12: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Stendhal Festival, Northern Ireland.

AUGUST 26:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Synthposium 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation.

SEPTEMBER 7: 'REVOLUTION OF SOUND - TANGERINE DREAM' documentary released in cinemas

SEPTEMBER 29: 'QUANTUM GATE' and 'THE SESSIONS 1' EP released by PLEDGE MUSIC.

'TANGERINE DREAM - FORCE MAJEURE (Edgar's/TD autobiography) planned release date TBC. The first 500 copies of the 600+ page hardback book with come with an exclusive CD -  a full album.  The album together with a 3 track cup-disc (EP) with excerpts from the album available from Eastgate and Compact Disc Servives.  Both CDs are titled 'LIGHT FLUX'.

OCTOBER 21: CONCERT: Tangerine Dream, HEADLINE ACT E-Live 2017, Ooirschot, Netherlands (NL). 'SOLD OUT'


OCTOBER 22: CONCERT: Tangerine Dream, E-Live v2.0 2017, Ooirschot, Netherlands (NL).

OCTOBER 25:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds, England.

OCTOBER 26: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Mama Roux's, Birmingham, England.

OCTOBER 27: CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Islington Assembly Hall, London, England.

OCTOBER 28:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England. 

NOVEMBER 10:  CONCERT: Ulrich Schnauss + special guests, Green Door Store, Brighton, England.   Doors 7.00pm, concert starts 7.30pm.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

TANGERINE DREAM "Improvised sessions" - the story so far 2016/17:

The below refers to the bands own recordings and not fan tapes - although some of the running times have been checked against them for some of the unreleased recordings.

RELEASED:
'4.00pm Session' - Dieter Dierks studio Oct 2016 (29 minutes) released on the CD 'PARTICLES'. Also available on the vinyl & CD re-issue from INVISIBLE HANDS.



UNRELEASED:
'9.05pm Session' - Festspiele Berlin Jan 21 2017 (47 minutes) recording confirmed - possible release in 2017?

'A38 Session' - A38 Ship, Budapest Jan 28 2017 (31.40 minutes) Recording confirmed - possible release in 2017?

[Unknown title] 'heavy' AC Hall session - Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong FEB 26 2017 (27.20 minutes). Recording confirmed

[Unknown title] rehearsal improvisation - Festspiele Berlin Jan 21 2017 (60 minutes?) Different to 9.05pm session - possible release in 2017?

'9.40pm Session' Ballhaus Rixdorf, Berlin, June 23 2017 (46 minutes) - with fast sequencing - recording as yet unconfirmed.

[Unknown title] Good Vibrations, Curt-Sachs-Saal, Musical Instrument Museum, Berlin. June 24 (36 minutes) with guest musician Carolina Eyck on Theremin + FX.  Recording confirmed.

[Unknown title] Good Vibrations, Curt-Sachs-Saal, Musical Instrument Museum, Berlin.  June 25 (Quaeschning & Schnauss only).  Recording unconfirmed.


OTHER SESSIONS:

Full details unconfirmed: Various recording sessions in Berlin. (5+ hours) with Adrian Bang and others.


NOT-RECORDED - due to technical problems:

Berlin Superboot session 1, Superbooth17, Berlin April 21 2017 (approx 30 minutes)

Berlin Superboot session 2, Superbooth17, Berlin April 21 2017 (60 minutes plus improvisations around LOVE ON A REAL TRAIN, RICOCHET and GENESIS OF PRECIOUS THOUGHTS' (total running time 1hr 50mins+)