dimanche 15 février 2009

Tangerine Dream - Live in Paris (March 31, 1986)




On March 31, 1986, Tangerine Dream played two concerts at the Olympia (and not "Olympic") Theater in Paris. Their last concert in Paris was in 1981. These two 1986 concerts were a surprise for Parisian TD fans. First, they discovered a new line-up of the band: Johannes Schmoelling was replaced by a young Austrian musician, Paul Haslinger. Then, Tangerine Dream had a new sound, more digital, more percussive, with impressive multilayered sequences, precise harmonic and melodic arrangement: the music was played very loud and the audience discovered a kind of new electronic music, sophisticated and full of the same kind of energy a rock band could display. Last, but not least, the band played with an impressive light show, perfectly synchronized with the music.

23 years after, these Paris concerts remain very special... They opened the way to a new step in Tangerine Dream career, but the trio Franke - Froese - Haslinger was the most creative link between the early eighties and the nineties.

Christopher Franke's art of sequencing was at its peak... Computers, samplers and digital synthies replaced the old analogic Moog sequencers: they added a new percussive dimension, new rythmic possibilities.  As far as I know, few musicians went as far as the programming work of Franke on some parts of this concert...

Here is the Tangerine Tree archive of one of these concerts. It is number 69 of the series...

I hope you will enjoy...

link: mp3
password: olduvai


6 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

track #1 and the artwork seem to be missing, or did I do something wrong?

Dreamer a dit…

The first track is entitled "Tangerine Dream - Tangerine Tree - Vol. 69 - Paris 1986 - 01 - Stratosfear.mp3": sorry for the confusion... For the artwork, I have just a little thumbnail, I will post it separately....

Anonyme a dit…

intriguing build-up, and glad to see stratosfear, but the dream took a leftward step in my mind with the whole digital, went in for more melodic and less the old mystery, but hey, this is interesting to check out, thank you!! zenman

Term Papers a dit…

These two 1986 concerts were a surprise for Parisian TD fans. First, they discovered a new line-up of the band,Its very mysterious movie.

Term papers a dit…

Your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own Blog Engine blog now.

Amazing Quotes a dit…

Very nice and interesting post, thanks for sharing
Inspirational Quotes - Gym Quotes
Best Quotes - Future Quotes - Xyore
Image Bank - Positive Life Quotes
Success Quotes - حكمة اليوم
كلام جميل - حكم عن الحياة