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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by hdibrell on January 23, 2015, 06:03:00 PM »
It's been awhile since I've listened to any TD which is strange considering what an influence he and the other TD members music was on me through the '70's. I think I will dig some out tonight. RIP Edgar.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by drone on on January 23, 2015, 05:56:07 PM »
Another EM icon gone.  RIP Edgar.  Gonna play Epsilon tonight in your honor
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Edgar Froese in tribute
« Last post by Anodize DB on January 23, 2015, 03:48:42 PM »
It certainly feels terrible to actually have to type & announce, but if many of you have yet to hear, Edgar Froese died on January 20th.

As I've written elsewhere, I'm sitting here trying to come to terms with that, on so many different levels. Icon, pioneer, visionary…you can levy these sobriquets at him, and while applicable, it seems all too easy resorting to obvious signifiers, as if such by-rote labeling is enough to measure the man's historical weight. Tangerine Dream was my entreé into the world of electronic music, environments augured by Mssrs. Froese, Franke, Baumann, Schmoelling, et al, that to my young ears was a vivid, life-altering, ear-bending reveal of science fiction worlds initialized in sound. "Force Majeure" was the first TD album I bought, and it did my head in—the vast rainbow of elusive, multi-hued sounds & patterns on the album has rarely been eclipsed in successive years, and while I of course embrace all their classic work, that's the record that remains their masterpiece to me.

I interviewed Edgar for the second issue of my print magazine "i/e" back in '92, and it was an encounter I remember well; he was gregarious, attentive, and intense. I had just witnessed their superb performance at the Scottsdale Amphitheatre in Arizona, after which Edgar & I spent a memorable hour privately talking in the building's exit stairwell. I can still recall how fixed his gaze was on me, answering my questions with great detail and obvious enthusiasm. I'll never forget the experience—and despite the band's arguably diminishing aural returns the past few decades, the legacy of what Froese & TD wrought through their expert knob twiddling remains uncontestable. Edgar and his group's influence on my life, as a writer, listener, performer, and collector of electronic music is incalcuable, immeasurable, and surely informs the foundation of my interests in these musics for over four decades.

Thru metamorphic rocks indeed...
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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by APK on January 23, 2015, 03:05:18 PM »
Phaedra and Rubycon rewired my brain. RIP Edgar.

Ditto. They were the two.
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"No one here gets out alive."
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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by Scott M2 on January 23, 2015, 02:22:21 PM »
Phaedra and Rubycon rewired my brain. RIP Edgar.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by thirdsystem on January 23, 2015, 02:05:10 PM »
I am gutted.

35 years + since I heard Rubycon for the first time and Edgar's music, both solo and with the Dream, has been part of my life.

RIP Edgar.

Legend.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by LNerell on January 23, 2015, 01:27:02 PM »
Even though his later music didn't touch me as much, his early work had a profound effect on me and changed my life forever. He will be missed.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by Seren on January 23, 2015, 01:14:35 PM »
Very sad news, was my first inspiration in electronic music...
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Everything and Nothing / RIP Edgar Froese
« Last post by mgriffin on January 23, 2015, 12:12:57 PM »
Wow, sad news. Edgar Froese has just passed away, according to a post on Facebook by his son Jerome.
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