martes, 30 de agosto de 2016

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream es un grupo alemán de música electrónica que surgió en el marco de la llamada escena krautrock de finales de la década de 1960. Se les considera pioneros del ambient, del space rock y del uso de los secuenciadores. Su música es principalmente instrumental y electrónica, basada en el uso de sintetizadores, con un estilo "cósmico" que ha influido en la Escuela de Berlín y en la música electrónica de baile. Hasta 2015 la banda ha referenciado más de cien grabaciones, si bien algunos discos como Cyclone (1978), Tyger (1987) -con poemas de William Blake recitados sobre la música- o Madcap's Flaming Duty (2007) -un tributo a Syd Barrett- no son completamente instrumentales. Parte de su reconocimiento ha tenido lugar gracias a su extensa producción de bandas sonoras para películas como Sorcerer (1977), Risky Business (1984) o Catch me if you can (1989). También ha compuesto música para videojuegos como The Music of Grand Theft Auto V (2013). Tangerine Dream ha contado con decenas de músicos entre sus filas. Edgar Froese ha sido su líder fundador y único miembro estable desde su creación en 1967 hasta su fallecimiento en enero de 2015.2 Entre los músicos más destacados figuran Klaus Schulze (1969-1970), Johannes Schmoelling (1980-1985), Paul Haslinger (1986-1990), Jerome Froese (1990-2006), Linda Spa (1992-2014) o Thorsten Quaeschning (2005–). La alineación considerada más estable e influyente se formó a mediados de los años 1970 con Froese, Christopher Franke (1970-1987) y Peter Baumann (fundador de la compañía discográfica Private Music 1972-1977).

Tangerine Dream are a German electronic music collective founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese being the only continuous member until his death in January 2015. Noted electronic music artist, drummer, and composer Klaus Schulze was briefly a member in an early lineup. The best known and most constant line-up of the group, which worked during their most influential mid-1970s period, was a trio with Froese, Christopher Franke, and Peter Baumann. In the late 1970s, Johannes Schmoelling replaced Baumann, and this lineup was stable and extremely productive as well. Tangerine Dream's recorded output has been prolific, having released over one hundred albums. Their work with the Ohr electronic music label, a period called the "Pink Years" because of a pink ear included in Ohr's logo, produced albums that had a pivotal role in the development of the musical genre known as krautrock. Their "Virgin Years," so-called because of their association with Virgin Records, produced albums that helped define what became known as the Berlin School of electronic music. These and later albums were influential in both the development of electronic dance music and also new-age music, although the band themselves disliked that term. From the late 1990s into the 2000s, Tangerine Dream continued to explore other styles of electronica. Even with their many studio and live recordings, many fans were introduced to Tangerine Dream by their film soundtracks. The group created over sixty soundtracks which include those for the films Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, The Keep, Firestarter, Legend, Near Dark, Shy People, and Miracle Mile. They also composed the score for the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
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