An evocative but nebulous term, this short history of art rock attempts to outline some of the key players and ideas from the genre.
In January 1980 Tangerine Dream became the first western 'rock' band to perform in the German Democratic Republic, resulting in the stunning album ‘Pergamon.’
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The career-shaping studio releases 'Phaedra' and 'Rubycon' were followed by the band's first live album, 'Ricochet.'
Recorded across six gigs, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Poland’ live album acknowledged the band’s past while offering glimpses of their future.
Influenced, as ever, by new technologies, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Hyperborea’, released in September 1983, brought the group’s Virgin Records period to an end.
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.
The track features on the band's new 'Pilots Of Purple Twilight' box set out on October 30.
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.
Side-long concept pieces, walls of Mellotrons, keyboardists in capes...such were the glories of the greatest prog rock albums.
The 10-disc set features everything of note the electronic pioneers recorded from 1980-1983, including previously unreleased material.
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 60s and 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.