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Edgar Froese


Edgar Froese - Epsilon In Malaysian Pale - 1975 - Virgin Records

Froese's hit numerous highwater marks in his illustrious career, both in and out of Tangerine Dream, but this, his third solo album, is truly his masterpiece. From Monique Froese's stunningly vivid cover art depicting a stilli-life of dense tropical fernforest, on to her husband's equally demonstrative tracks within, EPSYLON IN MALAYSIAN PALE is an idiomatic symphony exploring the depths of mid-70s electronic instrumentation (especially the mellotron and ARP series of synths) in the realization of teeming and evocative sound environments. Devoid of the then-customary use (by both Froese and TD) of sequencers, the variety of moods evoked and eclipsed in the title track is nothing short of wondrous, as mock choirs of flutes and strings vy for attention amidst discrete electronic pulsings and gently cyclic machine tones. About eight minutes in, these quasi-ambient tones metamorphose into a nebulous 'rhythm' of sorts, carried away on clouds of spiderwebbed sounds. "Maroubra Bay" continues in this vein but imparts a marked sense of drama and suspense into its irising electronic vistas, waves of mellotron crashing on a shoreline lit with the glow of LCDs. In all, beautifully sculpted soundscapes of a wholly captivating nature. Certain product data © 2007 Muze. For personal use only. All rights reserved. Portions of this content may be the property of Baker & Taylor, Inc. or its licensors and shall be subject to copyright and all other protections under the law.


Epsilon In Malaysian Pale (17:00)
Marouba Bay (17:15)
Recorded June-July 1975 in Berlin

BIO (Wikipedia)

Edgar Wilmar Froese (born 6 June 1944) is a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for co-founding the electronic music act, Tangerine Dream. Froese was born in Tilsit (Sovetsk), East Prussia, during World War II. After showing an early aptitude for art, Froese enrolled at the Academy of the Arts in West Berlin to study painting and sculpture. In 1965, he formed a band called The Ones, which played rock and R&B standards at popular bohemian nightclubs. While playing in Spain, The Ones were invited to perform at Salvador Dalí's villa in Cadaqués. Froese's encounter with Salvador Dalí was highly influential, inspiring him to pursue more experimental directions with his music. The Ones disbanded in 1967, having only released one single ("Lady Greengrass"/"Love of Mine"). After returning to Berlin, Froese began recruiting musicians for the free-rock band that would become Tangerine Dream.


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