Influenced, as ever, by new technologies, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Hyperborea’, released in September 1983, brought the group’s Virgin Records period to an end.
Recorded across six gigs, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Poland’ was released in November 1984 and acknowledged the band’s past while offering glimpses of the future.
Tangerine Dream’s ‘Logos Live’ remains a classic from a band who made a speciality out of live albums, capturing the high points from a stand-out concert.
Continuing on from where ‘Lily On The Beach’ left off, ‘Melrose’ found Tangerine Dream making a few tweaks to their line-up, confidently entering a new decade.
Released at the end of the 80s, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Lily On The Beach’ saw Edgar Froese fuse his soaring lead guitar work with a sleek electro-pop sound.
Recorded and released in 1977, ‘Encore’ is frequently cited as the definitive live Tangerine Dream album, out of the many classics they recorded.
Fearlessly innovative, the best German musicians include electronic pioneers, rock bands and film composers alike, pushing music to its limits.
Modern and strictly electronic, Tangerine Dream’s September 1981 album, ‘Exit’, was a tightly structured effort with a dancefloor-friendly pop sensibility.
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 ‘Underwater Sunlight’ album showed that Tangerine Dream intended to continue making pop-tinged music with discipline and structure.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting "to speak to...
Released in August 1988, ‘Optical Race’ offers some of the most accessible, beguiling melodies that Tangerine Dream laid down in the 80s.
Tangerine Dream’s third album, ‘Zeit’, arrived a full year ahead of Brian Eno’s ambient music, introducing the band’s spectacular music of the spheres.
An ambitious album that paid homage to William Blake’s poetry, ‘Tyger’ marked the end of another era for electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream.
Tangerine Dream’s ‘Electronic Meditation’ is an experimental work that leans heavily on Edgar Froese’s tape collages and band improvisation.