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Modern and strictly electronic, Tangerine Dream’s September 1981 album, ‘Exit’, was a tightly structured effort with a dancefloor-friendly pop sensibility.
Split between elliptical pop songs and minimalistic instrumentals, Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World’ is a proto-ambient masterpiece that still resonates today.
Out on a limb and working in isolation, the finest minds behind experimental German music in the late 60s and early-to-mid-70s left a world-changing legacy.
The band's 40th anniversary and will be celebrated with a career box set and brand new greatest hits collection, 'Souvenir', on 4 October.
Portishead’s debut album, ‘Dummy’, merged hip-hop with soundtrack atmospherics to create one of the defining albums of the 90s.
The special box set will comprise of 5 CDs and 2 DVDs housed in a 10” box set, together with a hardback book, poster and a series of 10” prints.
The ‘Underwater Sunlight’ album showed that Tangerine Dream intended to continue making pop-tinged music with discipline and structure.
The remastered digital version of the influential 'Mezzanine' is also available next Friday, 23 August on 2CD and digital.
Released in August 1988, ‘Optical Race’ offers some of the most accessible, beguiling melodies that Tangerine Dream laid down in the 80s.
The collaboration between a master producer and a British musician who blazed his own trail in electro-pop.
“We started writing ‘Toluca Stars’ in Mexico, in a hotel on the outskirts of the City of Toluca”, says Underworld's Karl Hyde.
The new clip has been directed by Frank Lebon, who has also worked with ASAP Rocky, Skepta, FKA Twigs and Mount Kimbie.