Edgar Wilmar Froese (1944-2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. His solo career has contributed many gems and classics to the e-music community. "Ages" is one of those classics.
Aqua (1974). Edgar Wilmar Froese is a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Aqua is his first solo album, predates Tangerine Dream's breakthrough album, 1974's Phaedra. Recorded using revolutionary binaural sound techniques, Aqua sweetens Froese's uncompromising experimentation with the crowd-pleasing sleight of "head music." Over four extended passages, electronics burble, shimmer, surge, swoop and speaker-pan in hazily melodic and nebulous shapes. Aqua is the consummate headphone album, a crafty, cosmic stereophonic delight guaranteed to captivate all open minds…
2012 four CD anthology, a complete collection of this important and influential artist's solo recordings for Virgin Records. Comprising of five complete albums, plus a number of bonus tracks available on CD for the first time. The highly prolific Tangerine Dream, led by Edgar Froese for over 40 years, signed to Virgin Records in 1974, with Froese developing a concurrent solo career.
This recording is related to a long trip Edgar made in the early 80's to Australia. The name "Pinnacles" is taken from a huge million years old petrified stone landscape in the Western desert part of Australia.
Turn of the Tides is a concept CD by Tangerine Dream. It is based on an excerpt from The Coachman's Tales by Edgar Froese. The disc opens with a beautiful synopsis of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," one of Tangerine Dream's strongest tracks ever. The samples are timely and the arrangement is flawless. This Tangerine Dream lineup has Edgar Froese and Jerome Froese on keyboards, synths, sound design, guitars, and programming; Linda Spa on saxophones and sound design; and Zlatko Perica on lead, acoustic, and rhythm guitars. The opening track sets the stage as the refrains from "Promenade" lead into the story as the journey begins. Tangerine Dream paints the pictures as this soundtrack to no movie unfolds. (The liner notes do, however, have a recap of the story.)
Electronica 1: The Time Machine is the eighteenth studio album by French electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre, released on 16 October 2015. It was recorded with the help of 15 separate collaborators, including Vince Clarke, Gesaffelstein, M83, Armin van Buuren, John Carpenter, Robert "3D" Del Naja of Massive Attack fame, Moby, Pete Townshend (from The Who) and the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, the collaboration being one of Froese's last projects before passing away in the January of 2015.