Saturday, January 24, 2015

RIP Edgar Froese, legendary electronic music pioneer & innovator

RIP Edgar Froese 6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015
Edgar Froese the legendary founder & the only ever present member of of the German electronic music pioneers "Tangerine Dream" passed away after suffering a sudden pulmonary embolism on 20th Jan 2015. He was 70 years old. 

News of the musician’s death earlier this week was shared on via the group’s FB page on January 23, with the post confirming that Froese had died “suddenly and unexpectedly” in Vienna on Tuesday (January 20). 
“The sadness in our hearts is immensely [sic],” the post reads. “Edgar once said: ‘There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.’ Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.” 
Edgar Froese has a very extensive catalogue of music, both as Tangerine Dream's leader & as a solo artist. 
If you have never had any exposure to tangerine Dream & Edgar Froese's wonderful ambient electronic pioneering "Krautrock" music, I recommend "Ambient Highway" series (5 disc series Introduction + 5 discs) from his solo work to start with. As for Tangerine Dream's catalogue of work, their 70s albums, the recently re recorded works in the BOOSTER series would be a great introduction.
RIP Edgar Froese, you legend, pioneer & electronic music innovator.