Edgar Froese

Beyond the Storm

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The founder of Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese takes the best tracks from his solo albums throughout the '70s and '80s and conveniently lines them up on the double-disc Beyond the Storm. As is Tangerine Dream's music, this album is overflowing with gleaming synthesizer and pulsing rhythms. Including tracks from Aqua, Epsilon, and Macula Transfer, this hefty collection of atmospheric keyboard passages is both alluring and complex in nature. Froese uses the Mellotron to sketch scenic musical portraits of far-off landscapes and electronic voyages, each with its own placid mood. No tempos are alike on each of the 28 tracks, and some beautiful music is conjured up beneath the overlying keyboard runs. Any fans of Vangelis will enjoy themselves here, as the swirl and radiance of the synthesizer is employed to its full extent.

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