Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer (1979)



Led by Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream is perhaps the premier exponent of electronic "rock" music. From their "free-rock" beginnings in the nascent Kraut Rock scene to the eventual triple keyboard standard that signed to Virgin, this German group can take significant credit in introducing synthesizer/sequenced electronic music to most of the western rock world. At the height of their success - during the mid to late 1970s - the Dream's spacey, pulsing music earned them a tenacious cult following. By the late Seventies, however, line-ups, and more importantly, the formula changed, tilting towards more conventional "rock" music. By the early 1980s, TD was primarily releasing lucrative soundtrack work, before settling into New Age content by mid-decade.
This is a very atmospheric soundtrack from the movie sorcerer.

Guitar, Keyboards, Grand Piano, Synthesizer [Oberheim], Synthesizer [Arp], Synthesizer [Moog], Synthesizer [Ppg]Edgar Froese
  • Mellotron, Synthesizer [Arp], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Sequenced By [Projekt Elektronik Sequencer], Synthesizer [Projekt Elektronik]Peter Baumann
  • Mellotron, Synthesizer [Arp], Synthesizer [Elka], Synthesizer [Moog], Sequenced By [Projekt Elektronik Sequencer], Sequenced By [Oberheim Sequenzer], Synthesizer [Computerstudio]Christoph Franke*
  • ProducerTangerine Dream

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    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    This must be a Froese re-do. There where no drum machines in the 70s and the synth sounds modern. The original s/t was more raw in feel. Too bad Edgar has run TD's name thru the gardens compost pile!