… a hidden gem!
(Birmingham Post, UK)
… this is heroically encouraging.
(Classic Pop, UK)
Curl up in a little ball and let the dreamy tones fly you away.
(BBC Radio, UK)
… the lush dreampop could seduce even the dourest of techno puritans.
… Tangerine Dream stays vigourously on track and on theme, daring their listeners to follow them into the surreal landscapes of the dreamed and desired.
(New York Times, USA)
Far more effective than Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad, the teaming up of former Propaganda singer Claudia Brücken and ex-Tangerine Dream member Jerome Froese delivers an elegant collection of electronica that allows elements of the duo’s past successes to meld perfectly.
Unformatted music has always been a major part of Jerome Froese’s life. Born in West Berlin, Germany as the only child of Edgar Froese the founder of the legendary electronic group, Tangerine Dream.
Musical socialization was kind of unavoidable for the young child. This also put him in the very fortunate position to be able to be in contact with synthesizers and other electronic music equipment long before more than half of the world’s population was even aware that such devices existed, let alone that they could be employed for creating anything other than dissonant noises.
In his teens, he thus started to improve his skills on a variety of different instruments and, slowly but surely, turned into a veritable multi-instrumentalist, playing electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums in a variety of different projects. As none of these would be of longevity due to problems arising between the different line-ups, Jerome finally decided that it would be the best to take his creativity into his own hands. He, therefore, spent several years learning the secrets of music production, MIDI sequencing, sampling and recording. Recognizing the talent of the young lad, Tangerine Dream asked him to contribute a guitar solo to the album “Lily on the Beach”, in 1989, and, one year later, when a member left the band, to join the group as a full-time member.
After 16 years, seven Grammy nominations and numerous highly acclaimed album releases and tours later, Jerome Froese was not only one of the longest serving key members of the group, but has also left his distinctive mark on Tangerine Dream’s sound. One could say that the time was more than ripe for him to bring out solo albums as well.
After his debut “Neptunes” (2005) which received a lot of kudos from both press and listeners in the UK and the USA, Froese is taking his musical vision one step further towards the creation of his individual sound called “Guitartronica”. Sequences, pads and effects, triggered by guitars, are combined with traditional licks and solos, creating a mixture that is nothing short of unique and gradually unfolds its hypnotic, almost meditative qualities, evolving into a both very vibrant and extremely laid-back sonic experience of Dream Pop, modern Electronica and Rock guitars.
Jerome Froese @ TANGERINE DREAM
Claudia Brücken & Jerome Froese – Beginn