TANGERINE DREAM – "Quantum Gate" VÖ: 29.09.2017

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TANGERINE DREAM – "Quantum Gate" VÖ: 29.09.2017

Band: TANGERINE DREAM
Album: Quantum Gate
VÖ: 29.09.2017
Label: Kscope/Edel

 

Das neue Studioalbum "Quantum Gate" feiert 50 Jahre TANGERINE DREAM

Hier geht es zur You Tube Premiere von TANGERINE DREAM – "Tear Down The Grey Skies":

Kscope are extremely proud to be releasing the new studio album from Tangerine Dream, entitled Quantum Gate, on September 29th 2017, coinciding and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the band.

Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic and progressive music since their formation in West Berlin, 1967. Inspiring genres, musicians and other art forms, from The Future Sound of London to Porcupine Tree, the widely popular TV show Stranger Things (for which their music also featured in) to seminal video game Grand Theft Auto V (for which they helped to write the soundtrack). The group, led by Edgar Froese, have received seven Grammy nominations, written over 100 studio albums and developed instantly recognisable synth-based instrumental music based on a meditative musical experience, that came to prominence in the 70s and 80s.

The new album, Quantum Gate promises an updated, contemporary development of their trademark sound: sequencer-driven electronica covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres from ambient soundscapes to energetic, upbeat moments.

The album began as a concept and series of musical sketches by Froese before he passed away in 2015. Remaining band members Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane worked together to realize Edgar’s visions and expectations of a conceptual album that attempts to translate quantum physics and philosophy into music. New member Ulrich Schnauss comments: "at the moment hardly any other area of science questions our concept of reality (linearity of time etc.) as profoundly as research in Quantum physics – it’s no surprise therefore that Edgar was drawn to these ideas since he had always aimed at reminding listeners of the existence of ‚unopened doors‘."

Thorsten Quaeschning, Tangerine Dream’s long term collaborator elaborates further on the continuation of the band and Froese’s vision “Recently Peter Baumann, part of one of the band’s most influential 70s line-ups, remarked, that to him, Tangerine Dream is ‘first and foremost an idea rather than a band’ – and ‘ideas could last for 100 years and beyond’. To me, though,  Tangerine Dream is a “band”, which is one important part of TD´s strength. But I would totally agree with the idea that it could last for 100 years, because of the strong concept. And “Quantum Gate” is our first statement of the second half of that quest”

 

Quantum Gate was recorded at Eastgate Studios, Vienna & Townend Studio in Berlin from August 2014 to June 2017; mixing handled by Tangerine Dream’s own Thorsten Quaeschning & Ulrich Schnauss; mastering by Birgir Jón “Biggi” Birgisson, Sundlaugin Studio Reykjavík, Iceland (Sigur Ros, Jon Hopkins, Spiritualized). The stunning album artwork was created by Froese’s widow Bianca Froese-Acquaye

 

This new opus should be seen as both a new beginning and a testament to Edgar Froese’s never-withering inspiration and ever-flowing creativity.

 

Quantum Gate tracklisting

  1. Sensing Elements [13:33]
  2. Roll The Seven Twice[06:25]
  3. Granular Blankets [05:03]
  4. It Is Time To Leave When Everyone Is Dancing [06:36]
  5. Identity Proven Matrix[05:18]
  6. Non-Locality Destination [09:59]
  7. Proton Bonfire [08:25]
  8. Tear Down The Grey Skies [06:17]
  9. Genesis Of Precious Thoughts [09:10]

 

Quantum Gate is due to be released on CD / double gatefold LP and digitally (with digital pre-orders receiving “Tear Down The Grey Skies” as an instant download) and is available to pre-order HERE

 

TANGERINE DREAM LIVE

21st Oct 2017 – The Netherlands, Oirschot – Der Enck – SOLD OUT

22nd Oct 2017 – The Netherlands, Oirschot – Der Enck

7th Feb 2018 – Germany, Hamburg – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – SOLD OUT

More shows to be announced soon ..

 

Track performer credits:

  1. Sensing Elements –  Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer, Electric Guitar; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer
  1. Roll the Seven Twice – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer, Electric Guitar; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer
  1. Granular Blankets – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer, Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer; Hoshiko Yamane: Violin
  1. It is Time to Leave When Everyone is Dancing – Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer
  1. Identity Proven Matrix – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer, Electric Guitar; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer
  1. Non-Locality Destination – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer, Electric Guitar; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer; Hoshiko Yamane: Violin
  1. Proton Bonfire – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Electric Guitar; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer; Hoshiko Yamane: Violin
  1. Tear Down the Grey Skies – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer, Electric Guitar; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer; Hoshiko Yamane: Violin
  1. Genesis of Precious Thoughts – Edgar Froese: Synthesizer; Thorsten Quaeschning: Synthesizer; Ulrich Schnauss: Synthesizer; Hoshiko Yamane: Violin

 

All tracks composed by Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss except ‘It is Time to Leave When Everyone is Dancing’ by Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss

(photo credit Jim Rakete)

2017-09-27T12:29:15+00:00