Personalities | Tangerine Dream | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1970–present)

A German electronic outfit founded by Edgar Froese (guitar), whose main lieutenants were Christophe Franke (drums) and Peter Baumann (organ). Operating as a keyboard trio, their experimental 1970s work fitted the progressive zeitgeist. Employing tape effects and synthesizer technology, Tangerine Dream’s output was largely instrumental space rock, with an otherworldly ambience. They achieved an unexpected UK chart success with 1973’s Phaedra, the first commercial album to feature the sequencer.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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