« on: December 09, 2012, 08:31:15 AM »
My first TD experience was the "Sorceror" soundtrack. That took me to a different universe from Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, etc. Ricochet, Phaedra, Rubycon and the rest is history. Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, etc followed soon after. Then the late 80's hit and the Dream was more of a nightmare for me. What happened? Melrose, Goblins Club, etc was not doing it for me. The radio stations that were playing EM style music was going to jazz, soft jazz. Which was fine. But were did my EM music go? I think it was the end of EM here in America. Then the early 90 rolled around and I was out in the middle of the Mojave desert camping and I just happened to turn on the radio late at night and heard this program called Hearts of Space. They were playing Steve Roach and Robert Rich and a few others I don't remember. It was a new journey for me into the world of Roach and Rich and other ambient artist. So I had found a new era of sounds/music to follow in Roach/Rich/Stearns and others. It kinda reminded me of the first time hearing TD. So I found myself listening to less of TD and more of ambient/drone style music. My first Steve Roach concert was back in 1996 in a coffee shop in Santa Monica. Again, blown away! I was on a mission to buy any and all Steve Roach albums. I've seen Steve "live" every year since (with the exception of the Soundquest Fest in 2010). Late 2000 and with the streaming internet radio I start to discover some of the EM music coming out of Europe. "Nattefrost" with its old TD sounds and others. I start to get back into the Dream and start flying across the pond to see Edgar and company perform in concert. I figure the Dream doesn't have many years left before Edgar calls the final chapter in the book of Tangerine Dream. Yes, it's NOT the Tangerine Dream of the 70's/80's. But to me it's the one and only that started the trip for me back in 1978. If it wasn't for TD I dont think I would here on this site.