"The Composers Dream Never Ends..."
A Tribute to Edgar Froese & Tangerine Dream.
This show is a short and personal selection of tracks spanning many years and many MANY releases from the back catalogue of the amazing Edgar Froese. For the group who celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2007, this may not be the most inclusive range of tracks (i only have two hours after all), but i hope it will draw any listener out into the extensive and magical world of music that has been left for us by this great man.
After the death of Edgar Froese, the founder and constant driving force behind synthesiser legends Tangerine Dream, on the 20th of Jan 2015, i began to realise that Tangerine Dream's influence must have touched almost all of the music that i have listened to and loved in my past 20 odd years dedication to synthetic, "modern" music.
Through the many stages of the bands development - experimentalism and minimalism, trance based sequencer driven ambience, abrasive analogue noise, throbbing dance rhythms through to accomplished instrumental work and a significant catalogue of film soundtracks - Froese and Tangerine Dream must have had one of the widest ranging influences on almost all types of synthesiser based music.
On the announcement of his passing many posted tracks in tribute, and i was rather disappointed to see the same two or three tracks posted over and over. I decided that this was not really any sort of way to pay respect to such a gigantic figure in electronic music.
This show is my small attempt to rectify that - based, it turns out, pretty much on the classic high period of creativity during the 1970's and 80's. Please listen and hopefully enjoy!
Honour instrumental music. HUSH 2015.19:00 - 21:00