Tangerine Dream – Probe 6-8 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 00:39:54 minutes | 459 MB | Genre: Electronic, Ambient
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‘Probe 6-8’ is the band’s preview to their upcoming album in March 2022, the second studio album after the passing of the founder Edgar Froese.
For the first time in decades, Tangerine Dream’s tracks can not exactly be re-created for a live performance. An EP, which was not meant to be performed live, as a direct response to the many canceled shows of the last months.
Classic studio productions and late night real time compositions became the blueprint for slowly evolving ambient structures. The band’s sequencer driven sound in the tradition of the early ’70s work was combined with lush 1980s crystalline bliss. Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick composed and produced with full access to Edgar Froese’s Cubase arrangements and Otari Tape Archive with recordings from 1977 – 2013.
This EP also contains two remixes: Berlin-based composer and producer Grand River (Aimée Portioli) gave ‘Raum’ her signature sound. ‘Contiunuum’ was remixed by Berghain resident and Leisure System co-founder Sam Barker, who harnesses kick-less ambient techno since his praised 2019 debut album ‘Utility’.
Since the death of its founder Edgar Froese in 2015, the Tangerine Dream project has been carried by Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Ulrich Schnauss, who have already put out two records, Quantum Gate in 2017, partly based on Froese’s last recordings, and Recurring Dreams, in 2020, which went further back in time. For Probe 6-8, which is in fact an early extract from TD’s new studio album, due in early 2022, the trio, accompanied by Paul Frick of the Berlin band Brandt Brauer Frick, delved into the Austrian master’s Cubase sessions and digitised archives from 1977 to 2013. Tangerine Dream 2.0 presents three new tracks that won’t catch any fan off guard: Raum, a 15-minute cosmic odyssey with that Moog setting off the background, Para Guy, a bit more chill, while Continuum shows a sense for pop that Sam Barker, resident DJ at Berghain, has rendered perfectly in his remix. – Smaël Bouaici
02. Para Guy
04. Raum (Grand River remix)
05. Continuum (Barker remix)