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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. 

I too own most of the KS La Vie series. I still listen to KS and TD alot. Yes the old KS and TD back in the 70's were the prime. Edgar Froese has taken it to a new level. And most of the older TD fans dont care for it. I prefer the 70's and early 80's of TD and KS but times have changed. I think if they were to keep making the same style of music they will not have the newer fans. I've been to TD's concerts the last 6 years (4 times this year) and you have a mix of old and news fans. Even younger kids that came along with their parents. Just like going to a rock concert these days. I believe Edgar's (TD's) music is still the same but using acoustic instruments (ex. Linda Spa, Iris Camaa, and Hoshiko Yamane). It's like taking a step backwards from the 60's and 70's of the synth/electronic sounds. Yes he's added females to the band to attract more of the younger male, or older male. I guess you could say I am still a huge TD and KS fan. And I still prefer to see the Dream back in the days of improv. But I enjoy what Edgar puts out these days. After all I've flown across the pond the last 6 years to see them perform live.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:40:14 AM »
Totally shocked of the news this morning. This happened last week. . . .WOW! RIP.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: October 26, 2012, 12:57:11 PM »
I really hope they have tix available for individual shows.  $300 is probably a deal all things considered for seeing the numerous concerts that will take place, but don't know if I can justify spending that much.  I would really like to see Jeff Pearce and Michael Stearns, mainly because never seen them live before.  I have seen Robert Rich and Steve Roach numerous times throughout the years.  Would be nice to see them again, especially at this event.  The fact I live in the Bay Area really helps, too!

So the 300 is just for the event price? Yes, pretty steep considering. Then probably add another 250-300 for the hotel cost. I think I will wait till the individual ticket comes available.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich :: Nest CD
« on: October 24, 2012, 07:41:58 PM »
 :) Very nice.  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: October 24, 2012, 07:40:38 PM »
Ticket Update. . . . .

Does anybody know if the prices here include the hotel cost? Or just for the weekend event? Hotel rooms are separate?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Dead Can Dance 2012
« on: August 22, 2012, 08:25:01 PM »
Went last week to the LA Gibson show. First timer. Awesome. Unlike anything I saw. Not TD like but different. Notsure if they played the entire new album. But what they did play I knew 70%. Glad I went.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: August 02, 2012, 08:41:30 PM »
Klaus Schulze!  8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: OMG --Edgar Froese!
« on: August 02, 2012, 08:40:24 PM »
yes, saw the interview. thought it was pretty cool. Edgar the Great lost alot of weight back in 2009. Flying back to Vienna after his band Tangerine Dream performed at an outdoor festival in Japan, he got some sort of bacterial infection and was sidelined for several months. Its been kept very quite on his health issues. During the Royal Albert Hall concert in 2010 he could hardly walk on stage or stand up for more than 5 minutes. He was very weak back then. But at his age playing for over 3 hours doesn't help either. I saw Edgar and the Dream 3 times this year. He is doing alot better. The Dream just finished off their 2012 Electric Mandarin Tour through Europe and N. America. Edgar is in good spirits when I talked to him. He is planning on taking the band to Australia and then over to Asia to finish off the Mandarin Tour in 2013.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: July 30, 2012, 07:13:26 PM »
Pink Floyd? Tangerine Dream?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:07:53 PM »
Anybody here listen to Hearts of Space?

I thought this is interesting news that I received over the weekend.

HOS was born in 1973 at KPFA-FM in Berkeley. We went national 10 years later in 1983. We're celebrating with a rare and special live event at the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL and CONFERENCE CENTER here in San Rafael, CA.
Its a conference built around 4 concerts by 8 core Hearts of Space artists including DAVID DARLING, ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS, TIM STORY, and more to be announced.
SAVE THE DATE! MAY 3-4-5, 2013. Details on our web site, on Facebook and by email in September.

If this holds true I will be there for the weekend.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Dead Can Dance 2012
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:02:37 PM »
I guess I will add my input on DCD.
During the week of Tangerine Dream in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles I meet a TD fan from Ventura who mentioned DCD at the Santa Barbara gig. Last week after coming down from a Dream high from the Club Nokia show I started to pull out some of my DCD cd's. A little research on the internet and a few albums later I went ahead and purchased a ticket to the Gibson Theater on Aug 14. I remember reading that they were getting back together and doing a new album and tour. I downloaded some of the new songs from utube. They are sounding great. Cant wait till the release. I cant wit to see DCD live. Never have. Should be funtastik.

And for those who care. . . .Tangerine Dream sounded awesome at Club Nokia. A 3+ hour show with old and new songs. Mostly older classics from Ricochet, Rubycon, Poland, Underwater Sunlight, etc. No, it's not the T Dream of the 70's or early 80's, but this years Dream was just as good. Of the last 10 TD concertds I've seen the Club Nokia was the best.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach 2012 Box Set
« on: December 30, 2011, 02:10:15 PM »
Finally ordered the box set the other day. Although I received a copy from a good friend, I cant wait to receive my box set. I have every album, video's from Steve. I have listened to Back to Life twice already. Groove just the first 15 minutes. Will get into groove tonight when I have more time to explore. Then off to Mojave desert New Years Day evening for some star gazing with Steve Roach & Tangerine Dream music in the background. Thats how I can really get into the sound currents without any interuptions. Too much distraction with the family at home. Chill.

This is a big step back in time for me. No not the first time I discovered the world of Steve Roach. But my first encounter with the tribal spaced out kind. . . .Live. 1996 in a little ole coffee shop in Santa Monica called "the living planet"  Been to at least one Roach concert each year since, except for the Soundquest Fest. I'm still kicking myself in the arse. Still waiting word on Soundquest Fest II.

"On This Planet" is my favorite live Roach album. I was at the concert in Tucson. My second "Roach" live experience. And it was also my favorite concert of the dozen I've seen of Steve Roach. I'm still waiting word on Soundquest Fest II. Journey of One looks SICK! Cant wait to here Steve past live. Dig the album cover.
I placed my order of Quiet Music digipack over the weekend. Cant wait!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Dean De Benedictis
« on: June 24, 2011, 12:16:01 PM »
I dont see Jean Michel Jarre on the list.  :(

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / moogfest 2011
« on: June 06, 2011, 08:42:33 PM »
mOOgfest 2011

is anybody going? did anybody go last year? lOOks like an interesting line-up this year.

Recieved both copies the other day.
Sounds like I missed a great concert last year. I wont miss it this year.
Could there be a part two in the Soundquest series?
I definately like the Road Eternal more than Stream of Thought.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 28, 2011, 11:25:42 AM »
Tangerine Dream - Live at the Tempodrone-Berlin

Other Ambient (and related) Music / NEW Steve Roach Releases. . . .
« on: February 27, 2011, 08:33:09 PM »
The latest news at Steve's site

February 26, 2011     Steve Roach -- Live At SoundQuest -- Coming May 2011 from Timeroom Editions

Steve's pinnacle performance from 2010's SoundQuest Fest proved to be a real moment in time, and fortunately it was documented with a prestine recording that places the listener front and center. It will be released as a single CD presenting the first 74 minutes of the concert as it unfolded. Three distinct realms are seamlessly mapped out in this inspired set. The opening starts with a 25-minute piece of perpetual forward motion in the mode of Destination Beyond, created specially for the concert, carved from pure analog synths and sequencers. From here we experience an amazing interplay between didgeridoo players Dashmesh Khalsa, Brian Parnharn, percussionist Byron Metcalf and Steve performing real-time looping, processing and mixing along with soundworlds, ocarina and voice. This passage is an all-out expression of shamanic ecstasy that boils over into the engulfing tribal trance state of "Thunder Walk" from the recent release Dream Tracker. The last portion of the set settles into an ultra drifting electro-organic zone. This evocative space, which premiered at the Fest, would soon evolve into the opening of Circadian Rhythms.

February 26, 2011     The Road Eternal -- Steve Roach & Erik W°llo -- Projekt, May 2011

This is the sound of big skies, open roads and soaring imaginations, all pulling one towards the next destination with grace and beauty. The artists' roles are clear on this one. With Steve on analog sequencing, electronic percussion and most of the zones and atmospheres, Erik focuses on his processed, textural, and melodic guitar and his Roland guitar synth. It strikes a perfect balance of the artists' two distinct styles.

The project was started in early 2010, and shifted into laser focus when Erik came to Tucson for the SoundQuest Fest. After the concert, the two holed-up in The Timeroom for a few days and channeled the energy from the fest, working non-stop towards completion.

The sound is vibrant, full of shimmering light and saturated with optimism. With both artists each having devoted over 30 years to their art, this set of five pieces flows with the understanding and skill that comes from this experience, bringing their best to the table in the true spirit of collaboration.

This is great news! 2010's Soundquest fest live on cd. "The first 74 minutes!" I wasn't there, but I know this was more than 74 minutes long. So will there be a part two and part three released at a future date? Right on. I'm looking forward to this and The Road Eternal.

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