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Froese, Edgar

Entry updated 14 January 2019. Tagged: Music, People.

German musician (1944-2015), most famous as part of Tangerine Dream. Froese released a number of solo albums, all instrumental electronica, although most with a distinctive science-fictional feel to them. Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (1975) creates aural landscapes, possibly otherworldly, out of mellotron tones, pulsings, whirrings, dronings and other electronic noises. Many subsequent albums (for instance the four-volume Ambient Highway series [all 2003]) specify mundane locations in the titles of tracks, but Dalinetopia (2005) gives musical shape to an imaginary world extrapolated from Salvador Dalí's paintings, and the box-set Orange Light Years (2005) includes several new science-fictional tracks, amongst them "Nutshell Universe" and "The Light Cone". [AR]

Edgar Wilmar Froese

born Tilsit, East Prussia: 6 June 1944

died Vienna, Austria: 20 January 2015

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