Froese, Edgar

The founder of Tangerine Dream with is solo releases.
Froese, Edgar
Edgar Froese - Ages (TDI)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1979/ 2004
AGES is the third of Edgar’s solo works. Originally a double LP AGES is now newly re–mixed, partly re-recorded and re-mastered. Edgar started recording this album 1978 after a long European Tour with Tangerine Dream. He played all instruments himself and is accompanied by percussionist and drummer Klaus Krieger.
The remixing has not been overdone, it sounds good (though the start of Metropolis sounds a little raw) and often sounds more like Tangerine Dream around the early eighties. This is a decent upgrade to the old recording out of the 90ies.
The original studio album is from 1979.
This is the re-recorded music from 2004.
All tracks composed, produced, written and played by Edgar Froese.

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Edgar Froese - Ages Japan  HQ CD

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1979/ 2009
Japan HiQuality CD
AGES is the third of Edgar’s solo works. Originally a double LP AGES is now newly re–mixed, partly re-recorded and re-mastered. Edgar started recording this album 1978 after a long European Tour with Tangerine Dream. He played all instruments himself and is accompanied by percussionist and drummer Klaus Krieger.
The remixing has not been overdone, it sounds good (though the start of Metropolis sounds a little raw) and often sounds more like Tangerine Dream around the early eighties. This is a decent upgrade to the old recording out of the 90ies.
The original studio album is from 1979.
This is the re-recorded music from 2004.
All tracks composed, produced, written and played by Edgar Froese.

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Edgar Froese - Ambient Highway Vol.1

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2003

This is volume 1 of a serie of four albums called "Edgar W. Froese - Ambient Highway Vol. 1 - 4" and will be backed by a compilation album that is put together from tracks contained on these albums which is aptly titled "Introduction to the Ambient Highway".
The four albums are intended as a sort of mixture of a retrospective on Froese´s earlier solo work with new and re-recorded pieces. As a few of his earlier solo releases are currently out of print and therefore hard to come by, these albums will fill a gap for those who do not own any of these efforts, yet will still contain enough new material and different versions of previously released tracks to appeal to the diehard collectors.

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Edgar Froese - Ambient Highway Vol.2

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2003
This is volume 2 of a serie of four albums called "Edgar W. Froese - Ambient Highway Vol. 1 - 4" and will be backed by a compilation album that is put together from tracks contained on these albums which is aptly titled "Introduction to the Ambient Highway".
The four albums are intended as a sort of mixture of a retrospective on Froese´s earlier solo work with new and re-recorded pieces. As a few of his earlier solo releases are currently out of print and therefore hard to come by, these albums will fill a gap for those who do not own any of these efforts, yet will still contain enough new material and different versions of previously released tracks to appeal to the diehard collectors.
These 4 CDs provide an interesting overview of the career of this grand master of electronic music, but they are by no means indispensable. For those of you who would like to acquire just one of these volumes, Vol. 3 seems to be the best choice. Vol. 1 is the most interesting one, if you want more recent and new material.

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Edgar Froese - Ambient Highway Vol.3

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2003
This is volume 3 of a serie of four albums called "Edgar W. Froese - Ambient Highway Vol. 1 - 4" and will be backed by a compilation album that is put together from tracks contained on these albums which is aptly titled "Introduction to the Ambient Highway".
The four albums are intended as a sort of mixture of a retrospective on Froese´s earlier solo work with new and re-recorded pieces. As a few of his earlier solo releases are currently out of print and therefore hard to come by, these albums will fill a gap for those who do not own any of these efforts, yet will still contain enough new material and different versions of previously released tracks to appeal to the diehard collectors.
A mixture of new stuff and re-recordings of Edgar's earlier solo works and TD material. In general I would say that the overall sound picture is very much like what we have got to know from TD's releases over the last few years (you can hear traces from Transsiberia, Seven letters as well as Mota Atma).
In fact vol. 3 kicks off with Down to Barstow, which could easily have fit into the Mota Atma album. As for the re-recordings, I have always had a mixed feeling about that. Here we get extracts from Macula, Ages, Stuntman and Pinnacles in new versions. Those of you who know Tangents will have a pretty good idea what to expect.

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Edgar Froese - Ambient Highway Vol.4

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2003
This is volume 4 of a serie of four albums called "Edgar W. Froese - Ambient Highway Vol. 1 - 4" and will be backed by a compilation album that is put together from tracks contained on these albums which is aptly titled "Introduction to the Ambient Highway".

The four albums are intended as a sort of mixture of a retrospective on Froese´s earlier solo work with new and re-recorded pieces. As a few of his earlier solo releases are currently out of print and therefore hard to come by, these albums will fill a gap for those who do not own any of these efforts, yet will still contain enough new material and different versions of previously released tracks to appeal to the diehard collectors.

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Edgar Froese - Aqua (Japan)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1974 / 2005 / 2009
This is the Japan version. HiQualityCD. Tangerine Dream Eastgate Era collection vol.1.
The original studio album is from 1974.
This is the re-recorded music from 2005.
Edgar added many percussionsounds, rhythms and one more track. The music is quiet more modern now and you can't compare it with the old first release. It is a different music now.

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Edgar Froese - Aqua (Original Version)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1974
Edgar’s first solo trip into the wide and open landscape of sounds. Back in 1974 when this record was released for the first time, no 24 multitrack machines did exist. With the money Edgar earned with Tangerine Dream, he bought himself a couple of Revox ¼ inch tape machines to record this music under very adventurous circumstances. Edgar said during his first press conference as a solo artist, it might have been the first ´bed and bathroom´ recording ever done. The water you can hear is the water tube in his apartment. The airplane had been recorded with a so-called artificial head system hanging out of the apartments window when planes were approaching the Berlin airport. Today it is a classic within the field of chilly ambient music.

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Edgar Froese - Aqua (TDI)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1974 / 2005
The original studio album is from 1974.
This is the re-recorded music from 2005.
Edgar added many percussionsounds, rhythms and one more track. The music is quiet more modern now and you can't compare it with the old first release. It is a different music now.

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Edgar Froese - Beyond The Storm

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1995
In 1995, twelve years after Edgar Froese's last solo production Pinnacles in 1983, a double CD was released by Virgin, consisting of 28 tracks, part of them revealed for the first time.
According to Froese: "The unreleased material consists of original compositions which were created over the last twenty years or so. Part of them existed as lead sheets, part on multi-tracked tapes, some from the original source on 1/4 inch tapes (which disintegrated upon being played). A lot of the ideas from these fragments were incorporated into the new recordings. It's impossible for me to give the precise date for each piece of music, since my library of unreleased musical anecdotes encompasses more than 60 hours of music. When Virgin asked me to assemble this compilation, I felt there were several 'missing links' in the background feeling and came up with drawing on a very small percentage of my private recordings. There are about 52 hours left to be used – sometime!"
The material taken from the earlier solo recordings has been reworked by Edgar Froese like he did one year before with TD material for the compilation Tangents. Some of the tracks have been only slightly reworked, others, like Upland, are radically remixed: After an intro with sound effects from the 1974 version, a strong rhythm is introduced which makes it hardly impossible to recognize the original composition. Some of the previously unreleased material was composed years ago and was only produced or overlayed with the help of modern equipment.
But this is not the only thing in common with TD's Tangents box: Also the booklet of Beyond The Storm contains a long essay by British music journalist Mark Prendergast, it contains similar computer and alienated photo artwork but no photograph of the musician - and once again, with the text layout Virgin included a sight test in the booklet.
The booklet mentions the CD title as Season Beyond The Storm which was shortened to be the final title. The text does not give any hints to the time when the previously unreleased material was composed, so it is up to the listener to compare this music to other TD and Froese solo material.

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Edgar Froese - Dalinetopia

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2004
Studio album with new music dedicated to Dali.
It has taken many years since Edgar decided to transform his experiences with Salvador Dali into sound. Visiting the painter twice and performing together with Tangerine Dream a couple of times in his villa in Port Lligat/Spain, Edgar is one of the few musicians who knew the man face to face and had quite a few talks about this “rotten religious music” - as Dali quoted it himself. This recording follows the surrealistic landscapes Dali did live in.
Also it is inviting all people who admire Dalis works and regard them as one of the greatest paintings of the last century. The way he made some of the works visible in music, is one of the greatest efforts that have been made in EM music.
Some of Edgar's feelings to the old days of Dali are coming so clear to the listener that this album is now a classic one in EM history.

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Edgar Froese - Das verbotene Spiel DVD

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1978 / 2010
First time on DVD, the TV series from 1978 with the exclusiv soundtrack music played and composed by Edgar Froese. It sounds like his Stuntman and Kamikaze Sountrack, but different.
Nice 3 episodes about timetravel into the past.

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Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (Japan)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1975 / 2004 / 2009
Here the Japan version. HiQualityCD. Tangerine Dream Eastgate Era collection vol.1.
Next to his work with Tangerine Dream, Edgar (at the moment also with a W.) Froese also has quite a successful solo career. In the coming days his seven earliest solo records will be re-released. Instead of remastering the albums, he chose to partly re-record and remix the music. He also used this approach for the music in the TD box “Tangents” and his compilation albums.
The music for “Epsilon In Malaysian Pale” was done in 1975 after he had visited Malaysia and Australia. Compared to the music of TD, his solo music had a somewhat simpler approach. Then again, he had only two hands instead of the six of TD in those days, and overdubs weren’t used as much as they are today. I consider “Epsilon…” a masterpiece. Especially for the fans of the Mellotron, there is much to enjoy on this album.
The title track opens with new effects, after which typical Mellotron sounds enter as flute and strings. The digital additions are chosen tasteful and, happily, the atmosphere of the original composition stays intact. As the end nears, a simple, but effective, sequence is used.
I find the second track "Maroubra Bay” to be of great quality. Starting with beach sounds, effects, and menacing Mellotron strings, an atmospheric part follows with dark synth parts as well as modern sounds. The sequence that follows is very strong.

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Edgar Froese - Introduction to the Ambient Highway

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2003
In addition, this fifth CD, "Introduction to the Ambient Highway" offers a compilation of tracks culled from across the other four volumes. This 13-number set is a sampler from the four volumes of Ambient Highway, which is an expanded form - through additional tracks - of a 1995 release, Beyond the Storm. Essentially, it is an excellent way to travel this route without exploring the entire series and the double-set that got things rolling. The Introduction is the map to use, since the ambient highway may continue to be "under construction" through re-releases and studio tweaks.

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Edgar Froese - Macula Transfer (Japan)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1976/ 2005 / 2009
Here the Japan version. HiQualityCD. Tangerine Dream Eastgate Era collection vol.1.
1976 was a real wild year in Berlin. David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno among many others came into town to live here for a while and rehearse tour stuff or prepare themselves for studio recordings. ‘Hansa’ by the Wall was the place to meet for sessions or just looking over some friends shoulders to see which instruments they are juggling around with. It has been much more a kind of music philosophical melting pot at that time other than being a hype stardom affair. Macula Transfer is reflecting this ‘structured anarcho´ music scene as Edgar named it during an interview. It did take him just three weeks to make the first time recording. Re-recordings and tasteful layers now 29 years later have given this music a new dress by keeping the timeless atmosphere of the music. Titles named after flight numbers of some of Edgar’s trips in 1976. This Tracks are remasterted and some are re-recorded and different to the first vinyl version.
By adding some overdubs to the original recordings, the tracks now have some real focus and improve them no end and, unlike some of the other 're-recordings' the choice of sounds / timbres for those overdubs are quite sympathetic to the original sound and don't sound out of place and obviously added on later like a lot of 'tangentization' can do.

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Edgar Froese - Orange Light Years Remasterd 2015

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 2005
/ 2015
Newly mastered 2015

"Orange light years" is the quintessence of Edgar´s work through the last three decades. A fine mixture of electronic sound textures and ´handmade´ guitar and piano parts. Brandnew titles like "Talking to maddox" meets the all time mellotrone classic "Maroubra bay".
His musical handwriting here is a very private affair and mirrors also the strong backbone work behind Tangerine Dream. “Talking To Maddox” is a typical Froese piece, quite heavy, and with a dominant wah-wah guitar.“Road To Odessa” is a bit quieter and could have been a number from the time of “Force Majeure” or “Hyperborea”. The leaning on one appealing sequence “Snake Bath” (originally from the soundtrack “Kamikaze”), is typical of Froese’s music in the Eighties, as is the opening track of cd #2: “Timanfaya”, although this has a very inciting percussion.
“Nutshell Universe” is an almost melodious pop song, supplied with a quiet rhythm and flowing guitar work, while the Panpipe sample is a lovely addition. The shorter “Blue Panther” is downright dated (for also from “Kamikaze”) with some sort of acoustic guitar sound and slight sequences as a basis, and a flute (like the type heard on Simon & Garfunkel’s “El Condor Pasa”).
Dreaming away with “Traffic Of Silence” in the best Froese and TD tradition, after which this album ends with the, regarding to the rest, deviating old acquaintance “Maroubra Bay”, originally from “Epsilon In Malaysian Pale”.
Iris Camaa - percussion
Linda Spa - sopran sax
Mark Hornby - rhythm guitar
Edgar W. Froese - lead guitar
Thorsten Quaeschning - drums

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Edgar Froese - Pinnacles

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1983

This recording is related to a long trip Edgar made in the early 80´s to Australia.
The name Pinnacles is taken from a huge million years old petrified stone landscape in the Western desert part of Australia. Edgar made books full of notes during the trip and sang melody lines into a walkman type of pocket recorder while walking among the maybe oldest stonegarden on the planet.
Back in his Berlin studio he transfered all ideas into rhythm, melodies and sounds. As landscapes around the world have always inspired Edgar for some purposes, Pinnacles is another example of his great love for this planet and beyond.
Here the original first version from Virgin, where Froese played without any overdubs.

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Edgar Froese - Pinnacles (Japan)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1983 / 2005
Here the Japan version. HiQualityCD. Tangerine Dream Eastgate Era collection vol.1.
This recording is related to a long trip Edgar made in the early 80´s to Australia.
The name Pinnacles is taken from a huge million years old petrified stone landscape in the Western desert part of Australia. Edgar made books full of notes during the trip and sang melody lines into a walkman type of pocket recorder while walking among the maybe oldest stonegarden on the planet.
Back in his Berlin studio he transfered all ideas into rhythm, melodies and sounds. As landscapes around the world have always inspired Edgar for some purposes, Pinnacles is another example of his great love for this planet and beyond. This is now the re-release of the old recordings with some light musical overlays over the original music.


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Edgar Froese - Pinnacles (TDI)

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1983 / 2005
This recording is related to a long trip Edgar made in the early 80´s to Australia.
The name Pinnacles is taken from a huge million years old petrified stone landscape in the Western desert part of Australia. Edgar made books full of notes during the trip and sang melody lines into a walkman type of pocket recorder while walking among the maybe oldest stonegarden on the planet.
Back in his Berlin studio he transfered all ideas into rhythm, melodies and sounds. As landscapes around the world have always inspired Edgar for some purposes, Pinnacles is another example of his great love for this planet and beyond. This is now the re-release of the old recordings with some light musical overlays over the original music.


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Edgar Froese - Stuntman

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1979

Original Version 
The original "Stuntman" album by Edgar Froese dated from 1979. The 2003 re-release can be told from the older, original version by means of being credited to Edgar W. Froese and its computer generated jewel-case artwork. (The original carried a photograph of a crash helmet.) The track-listing (and running times) of the two versions are identical but the music most certainly is not.
"Stuntman" has always been an altogether more polished affair than many of Edgar Froese's other solo albums. Happily, too, this album is free from all traces of the ponderous self-indulgence to which solo Froese efforts can be more than a little prone. The tunes here do tend to be a little on the cute side, even for Froese, but at least he seems to have recognised this and, for once, nothing ever outstays its welcome. The lead synthesiser voices tend to be very sweet, too, and so, generally, it all works well and there are no tracks that could be called at all bad on this album.


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