From: firstname.lastname@example.org (tadream mailing list) Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 09:02:45 -0700 (PDT) Subject: TD on new compilation Really-From: Sean Montgomery
I just got ahold of a new compilation called 'Music Futurists', on the Rhino label (released in association with Wired Magazine). It features Steve Reich, Can, Brian Eno, Devo, Laurie Anderson...and Tangerine Dream. 'Cloudburst Flight', to be specific. Here's what the booklet inside has to say: "Few groups can enjoy the kind of longevity and emerging reputation Berlin-based Tangerine Dream have. Since their inception in 1967, the band has included some 30 musicians; they were reviled at first by critics, who rejected their music as dull and uninspired; yet they have emerged, over time, as one of the most influential forces on modern electronic music. In 1979, when "Cloudburst Flight" appeared on Virgin Records' Force Majeur, the band consisted of Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, and Klaus Krieger--the power trio who recorded most of the band's strongest material. It was around this time that Tangerine Dream was hired for several soundtracks, including ones for Thief, Legend, and Tom Cruise's first big hit, Risky Business. What makes Tangerine Dream a futurist band is their early use of synthesizers; they claimed them as their own, carving out an entirely new sound and birthing a musical genre. With their innovations, the avenues were open for such artists as Michael Oldfield, Vangelis, and Devo." Not entirely accurate, but nice all the same.