Tangerine Dreams' miscellaneous works
2014-07-23 16:24:57 GMT
I've chosen Top 10+ albums they released over the course of 1976-1997,
As you can call it the main era of their successful movie scoring career:
1- Stratosfear 1976: First real conventional music album by the band leaving their
Long Experimentation period of 9 years, this album hunts any audience having an
Artistic vision by its strong rhythmic, melodic & ambient sounds.
It's a prologue to Sorcerer!
2- Force Majeure 1979: The group leaps further through realms of semi-orchestral
Prog-rock here by even more clear & impressing percussive patterns & great
Stylistic Hard-rock guitar work by founder Edgar Froese. (Basis 4 Thief)
3- Tangram 1980: Here you see they keep up previous album's style, re-done by Epic
Approach, Tangram Set 1 is the basis 4 at least one gorgeous show in East Berlin
The same year and like #2 is featured on films like Risky Business & Wavelength.
4- Exit 1981: This is a totally revolutionary step by the band shifting their style to
New Age & Dance music way ahead of their time & by numerous colorful short songs.
This one magically proves modern as u can hear these patterns even in today’s Disco!
5- Logos 1982: Performed live on a World Tour, It's a giant step back to the heart of
Their early minimalist era but this time with a dark horror film score style. No wonder
It’s used untouched in Michael Mann's 2nd film, A Gothic WWII Nazis Horror, The Keep.
6- Le Parc 1985: The Tanges are back 2 New Age, dedicating each of this album's tracks
To a particular famous park in main countries they toured, There's also a title song
Which is used as main theme of a short lived US TV Series, Street Hawk.
7- Underwater Sunlight 1986: To many fans & critics, this is the best & most matured
Album, Tangerine Dream has made to this day, It starts epic moody, turns 2 Prog-rock,
Marches through 2 joyful Dance & Rock songs & ends by 2 percussive musical odes.
8- Tyger 1987: A newly found interest 2 do songs with lyrics & despite one failed try
On Cyclone 1978 this one is the last TD album to appear on UK's Top Music Charts,
Combining Genres: Classic, Jazz & Rock 2 present a full pack of musical adventure.
This album is the basis 4 Shy People.
9- Melrose 1990: Continuing their famous late 80's transition 2 Pop/Rock albums, It's the
Peak of this movement, featuring a title song which they made 4 their first official
Music-Video showing band members riding bikes in desert & acting in short movies!
10- 220 Volt 1993: This is the name of a North American Tour album & its documentary
Which summarizes band's 25 years legacy in a new interactive approach 2 audience,
This works earned them the 3 of their 7 Grammy Award Nominations.
Tangerine Dream Awards:
Four Remaining Grammy Nominations:
1- Canyon Dreams 1987: First Grammy Nomination goes to a musical documentary
About The Grand Canyon, The music mood here feels Native Southwest America,
Showing breath-taking scenery from this ancient natural phenomenon.
2- Rockoon 1992: As the name implies this is an Instrumental Pop/Rock Album!
3- Turn of the Tides 1994: Orchestral New Age featuring electric guitar, a full-fledged
Horn Ensemble, backing vocals, drum & saxophone.
4- Tyranny of Beauty 1995: Combines again various genres & presents a moody
Conceptual New Age album featuring Stratosfear remake.
*Oasis DVD's Score Album: The Oasis video won 2 awards in the USA: the "Telly" award
1997 for "Best Music & Video" and the "Gold Award" 1997 for the "Best Musical Video" in
the category "Jazz/Experimental" at the Houston International Film Festival.
*Tangerine Dream continues to produce studio & score albums & performs live till Today,
Is accepted as The World's Leading Synthesizer Band & the source of inspiration 2 many
Of the world's No.1 Musicians, Dancers, Actors/Directors, Painters/Sculptors.