Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by forcedopinion » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:48 pm

One of my heroes. TD's latest CD, Mala Kunia, is really good. The addition of Ulrich Schnauss made a big difference and I was looking forward to more of their work together.

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by masyst » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:07 am

Sad news...
His album Stuntman is maybe as close to perfect as any solo synthesizer album ever will come.
A synthesizer will be for you what you want it to be...

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by Broadwave » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:17 am

Very sad news indeed - I was late getting into TD, around the mid 80's (Le Parc, Optical Race etc). Glad I saw them live when I got the chance.

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by alan partridge » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:45 am

Sad news. Hugely influential band and a great contribution.

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by ryryoftokyo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:20 pm

Aqua and Phaedra changed how I view electronic music, and the artists in the genre that I love are no doubt influenced by him. A sad loss, but an amazing legacy, and I'm glad he gave us the gifts he did.
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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by Infrasound » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:45 am

Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd were what got me Into synths.

RIP.

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:57 am

Tangerine Dream really brought me into different realms of synthesizer based music. In high school all I knew were the post punk groups of the 80s, I found Kraftwerk, and then I found TD. It was a big deal for me, and inspired me to write music of my own. All of us can dream to leave such a legacy.

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by antilles » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:30 am

Jean-Michel Jarre wrote a few words about Edgar Froese's death:

"Today electronic music is orphaned of one of its most important father figures, Edgar Froese, the soul of Tangerine Dream. Edgar and I always followed each others work. We started electronic music at the same time. We spent some time together recently and we became instant old friends. I remember his vision of Life, his humor, his mysterious smile. Edgar, wherever you are in the weightlessness of space and time, be sure that you will always remain with me and with all of us through the timeless and unique sound of Tangerine Dream".

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by recordbot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:40 am

I consider myself lucky to have heard Epsilon In Malaysian Pale frequently when I was very young, looking back it is inspiring to think of the difference this music has made in my life, while other toddlers had cartoon theme songs to look back to I am fondly reminded of my childhood by Maroubra Bay.




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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by rschnier » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:37 pm

Very sad to hear this. I first encountered his and TD's music back in 1975 and over the years came to acquire essentially his entire catalog of work; was hugely influenced by it. Sincere condolences to Jerome and the rest of his family.
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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by iphoenix » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:31 am

Yes, Bon Voyage Edgar! Thanks for all the mind bending dreamy music journeys & outer-spacey soundscapes & the inspiration.

Rubycon was a huge influence on me as a teenager & I went on to get many of their albums later on.

I saw them in Dublin in 1980 complete with their huge stacks of Moog Modulars & whatever else they were dwarfed by on stage.
Absolutely mind glowingly mesmerisngly amazing concert, to hear those massive pulsating sequences & washes & swathes of voltage controlled sound through a massive P.A. , my young impressionable ears or maybe my musical mind were/(was) never the same after that.

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Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Post by knolan » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:44 pm

RIP Edgar.

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