TANGERINE DREAM – “QUANTUM OF ELECTRONIC EVOLUTION”
In January 2015 Edgar Froese, founder and mastermind of the legendary electronic band Tangerine Dream, sadly “changed his cosmic address”. In wise foresight he gave his wife, Bianca Froese-Acquaye, his blessing to continue with the band project in order to realize his last musical vision of the so-called QUANTUM YEARS. It was a fascinating challenge for Edgar to translate the newest scientific knowledge of quantum physics and philosophy into musical sounds.
Edgar already started this new period with a concert series in Australia in November 2014 by forming a new band line-up with Ulrich Schnauss, Thorsten Quaeschning and Hoshiko Yamane and him. At the same time all acoustic instruments once again were banned like in the 70ies to concentrate on pure electronic sounds. Of course it was no coincidence that Edgar welcomed London-based Ulrich Schnauss as a new band member alongside his longtime and highly esteemed band colleague and composer Thorsten Quaeschning, as both, Ulrich and Edgar, always followed their careers with great interest for years and enjoying an equally long friendship. Hoshiko Yamane, already a member of TD since 2011, is adding that special sparkle to the music by playing her very own virtuoso way of electric violin.
The results of this new formation speak for themselves: QUANTUM GATE – the first album release of the new period after Edgar Froese’s death (nominated for the Prog Music Awards 2018) – has already delighted lovers of electronic music and immediately hit the UK album charts. The album is based on a part of Edgar’s compositions, which he already began and which the band now refined into that new creative and experimental-orientated direction of a modern electronic symphonic sound.
Thorsten Quaeschning: Synth
Ulrich Schnauss: Synth
Hoshiko Yamane: E-Violin