Before Edgar Froese passed on to the ‘great gig in the sky’, he began to work on a new iteration of his lifelong band, Tangerine Dream. He refused to let the band that he headed grow stagnant. As a result, the band went though several classic phases that are easily divided up into specific periods. Edgar Froese was at the early but productive stages of a new project called The Quantum Years, so named because of our growing advancement into Quantum physics, a science that will dramatically change our perception of the universe. This firstfruit of that phase is being called Quantum Gate, representing an entrance.
The intent of The Quantum Years was to take the band’s ’70s style, update the sound, and sprinkle in their sequencer sounds of the ’80s to produce a worthy hybrid of music for the already aging millennium.
The band members, headed by the management of Edgar Froese’s wife, have used the fan-funding power of PledgeMusic to help make this vision a reality. On September 29, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the birth of the band, Tangerine Dream will release Quantum Gate. It will be made available in a number of ways including several poster and tee bundles. Some of those will also bundle in the EP of Quantum Key, a previously released 4-track introductory set issued back in September of 2016.
Quantum Gate will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl 2LP. Investigate further here!