- It's the only album from the legendary group to feature Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler.
Electronic Meditation, the first studio album by pioneering Krautrock brand Tangerine Dream, is being reissued on tape courtesy of Radiation Records.
Recorded in a rented factory in Berlin in 1969 using only a Revox two-track, the album has been described as "free electronic rock" due to its psychedelic mix of traditional instruments, custom electronics and found sound such as broken glass, burning parchment and dried peas being shaken in a sieve.
Originally released in 1970 via German label Ohr, it's the only TD full-length to feature the Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler lineup. (Organist Jimmy Jackson and flautist Thomas Keyserling also appeared on the record.) Electronic Meditation, which has been reissued and repressed many times over the years on various formats, would launch the career of one of the most legendary electronic bands of all time.
Tangerine Dream remain active following the death of founder Edgar Froese in 2015. The ensemble currently consists of Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane. Last year, the group released their latest box set, focusing on the band's early '80s work.
For more on Tangerine Dream's legacy, check out Andrew Ryce's Rewind review of the group's 1974 album, Phaedra.
Listen to "Journey Through A Burning Brain" off Electronic Meditation.
Revisit our film of the trio's 2018 performance, their first UK show since Froese's death.
02. Journey Through a Burning Brain
03. Cold Smoke
04. Ashes to Ashes
Radiation Records will release Electronic Meditation on June 25th, 2021.