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Old 03-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If there's a thread for these guys, don't blame me...blame the search tool. I am a little surprised there isn't one, though.

Basically all I have is a hits compilation that I really like, so I'm looking to expand on these guys a bit. Where do I start? These guys have an absolutely massive discography, so once I listen to more, I would love to discuss it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have AHEM 117 albums! Where to start? Jeez. They did change their sound from Krautrock and some of their early work is stunning: Alpha Centurai, Phaedra and Force Majeure are standouts from the 70's. Thief OST, Poland and Underwater Sunlight from the 80's. Melrose and Rockoon from the 90's should set you out on their way. I did a 2 part comp a while back on the beginner's sharing thread and the links are obviously down I can sort the comp back out for you if you like.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm...I'm more of an album by album kind of guy so I think I'll start with the 70's and work my way up from there. I have a soft spot for 70's electronic stuff anyway...I've also heard good things about Alpha Centauri so I think I'll start there.

So have you actually thoroughly digested all 117 of those albums? God damn...not one single artist in my library even comes close. Considering your taste in music and that I already enjoy TD, I'll be looking forward to this...
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No there are quite a few albums I have not even got around to listening to TBH but I love most of their soundtrack work especially Thief (as mentioned) and Near Dark.

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i only have a comp, Phaedra and Rubykon

Phaedra is good, the comp is uneven, Rubykon i don't like much
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i only have a comp, Phaedra and Rubykon
1974: Phaedra
1975: Ricochet
1975: Rubykon
1976: Stratosfear

I bought the albums that you passed on, Howard, and vice versa: I had Ricochet and Stratosfear, but after buying 1977`s Sourcerer soundtrack, I felt I`d heard enough TD for a while. I don`t know if it`s me or the music, but I used to put these albums on, then get impatient waiting for the good bit to turn up...
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I am very surprised that there isn't more chat about these guys who basically invented the modern Electronic film score as well as having one of the biggest discographies ever and yes quantity doesn't always equal quality but Zappa has 100 albums + too!

A lot of bands owe a lot to Tangerine Dream in the Electronic/ Ambient music scene, they often are in the shadow of Kraftwerk which is a shame.

From Force Majeure 1979:

From the Thief soundtrack 1981 (a very early Michael Mann film and he knows his music):

From the Risky Business soundtrack 1983 and if anyone who remembers seeing this film will know this iconic scene:
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have recently got a whole lot of their stuff

not all of it works

i mean, if you're gonna do electronics, adding in some analogue instruments just ****s things up
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have recently got a whole lot of their stuff

not all of it works

i mean, if you're gonna do electronics, adding in some analogue instruments just ****s things up
Errr Tangerine Dream began life as a Krautrock band and one are the longest surviving bands in that genre and Electronic music was in it's infancy in 1969 when they started! So BEGINNING with drums and guitars is fine by me.
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Got to love Tangerine Dream, at least up until the late seventies after that, not so much.
I should ad, I really love Rubicon.
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