“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Edgar Froese RIP

I've been listening to your music since the early 80s. Loving the early Tangerine Dream, and some of the later TD too. And your solo stuff such as Aqua. Right now I'm listening to Electronic Meditation and I intend to go through them all by tomorrow...

You carried the flame for AMM and all the electronic composers of the age.

You got atonal, improvised, electronic music in the charts. Need I say more?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's passed? Wow. I was just listening to Electronic Meditation the other day. I've been listening to them since the mid 80s, and I remember noticing how exhaustively they listed all the models of the synths they were using. Stratosfear is the one I remember most--still got it on vinyl--and I have never been a fan of electronica's later move to digital sound. TD were/are analog synth wizards, and I loved Froese's guitar: definitely an influence on my own playing. I'll be grooving on them too Tim. Even Cyclone, crap lyrics notwithstanding.