During the last months, Tangerine Dream were working on the EP “Probe 6-8” in their Berlin studio space. Classic studio productions and late night real time compositions became the blueprint for slowly evolving ambient structures. The band’s sequencer driven sound in the tradition of the early ’70s work was combined with lush 1980s crystalline bliss. Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick composed and produced with full access to Edgar Froese’s Cubase arrangements and Otari Tape Archive with recordings from 1977 – 2013.
For the first time in decades, Tangerine Dream’s tracks can not exactly be re-created for a live performance. An EP, which was not meant to be performed live, as a direct response to the many canceled shows of the last months. “Probe 6-8” is the band’s preview to their upcoming album in March 2022, the second studio album after the passing of the founder Edgar Froese.
Composed by Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane & Paul Frick. Remixes by Grand River and Sam Barker.
Listen to a musical foretaste of the upcoming Tangerine Dream EP with the single edit release “Raum” through the YouTube player below:
The music video to “Raum” documents the band’s creation process at their Berlin studio space and the surrounding neighborhood of Neukölln. It was shot on a Canon Super-8 camera during late 2020 and early 2021. The choice of shooting on film was also an homage to Edgar Froese’s Super-8 videos, filmed while being on tour and in the studio with Tangerine Dream.