This page has been set up to provide inside information to those who want to know more about the music and the character behind Tangerine Dream. Here you will find answers to letters by fans, e-mails and interviews. As each question and answer is given equal importance, the text is not divided into topics.

Answers are given by Edgar directly or by the Administrator of this website.

 
 

# 41 Is it true that Edgar is an absolutely devout vegetarian, non-smoker and hates any type of drugs?

 

Yes, he became a vegetarian, a non-smoker and anti-alcohol 28 years ago. He’s not fighting with anyone because of his attitude even if
he lives that way by serious conviction. Often he finds himself in trouble because of the people around him not being aware that passive smoking for instance is as bad as the real thing. But he knows that whatever you do and what you finally end up with is part of the development of each individual’s consciousness. So most people are learning by doing – and some others by not doing.

 
 

# 42 Who discovered TD before they were well-known internationally?

 

The recognition for TD’s discovery and entrance onto the international market have to go to the BBC DJ Idol John Peel. He has featured TD so often on his weekly show that Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin record label, found out about the group and signed them on for a ten year contract in autumn of 1973.

 
 

# 43 TD’s copyright notes of all compositions are mostly named and/or divided equally between the actual band members. Does this reflect the true contribution of each member to each composition on the individual albums?

 

This is due to a completely misguided principle that goes back to the early seventies, when it was socially very cool to divide things equally even if one of the people would be getting royalties just for making coffee and tea during the recording sessions. Because of Edgar’s Diary, which goes back to the founding of TD, he knows precisely who was doing what on each album.
The list of “who did what” in his up-coming book will set things straight. Some “kings” will easily become “beggars” and the other way round.

 
 

# 44 Mr. Franke has called himself a founding member of TD, is this true?

 

If he really said that then it’s a lie. When Edgar founded TD in September 1967 Mr. Franke had just reached the age of 13. Can anybody imagine Edgar asking a 13 year-old boy to join the band?

 
 

# 45 Was Klaus Schulze a permanent Member of TD?

 

Edgar met Klaus briefly for the first time in July 1969 outside the Zodiak Club in Berlin. He was a drummer for a band called Psy Free. Because Edgar was looking for a new drummer for TD they met again a week later for an audition in a small club. A few weeks later Klaus played drums on a rehearsal tape which became TD’s first LP Electronic Meditation. A couple of month later Klaus left the band because he got married. That was it!

 
 

# 46 Where did the name for the band’s first Virgin release Phaedra come from?

 

It was taken from Greek mythology. Phaedra was the daughter of Minos. This mythological story was adapted for the stage in a number of plays.

 
 

# 47 What does the album title Rubycon stand for?

 

It is derived from the writings of the famous Roman Emperor Galus Julius Caesar. When he crossed the Rubycon (Italian River) symbolically it was a “point of no return.” He could only go for all or nothing. “To cross the Rubycon” has thus come to be an expression for a decision which can’t be reversed.

 
 

# 48 What does the album title Tangram stand for?

 

Tangram is an ancient form of a Chinese puzzle.

 
 

# 49 What is the meaning of the album title Hyperborea?

 

“Hyperborea” is a term often used in conjunction with the history of the planet earth. In some anthroposophical writings, “hyperborea” is defined as the second race of pre-history. It was preceded by the Polarian race and succeeded by the Lemurian and Atlantian races.

 
 

# 50 Is it true that Nick Mason of Pink Floyd was brought to the Hansa at the Wall studios in Berlin in 1976 to do the final mix for Stratosfear?

 

Yes, that’s true. Nick was with us on the mixing for about a week. He was a very nice guy and pleasant to work with. He liked our stuff a lot. For some reasons we finalized the mix on our own. The way we set our recordings up at that time wasn’t easy to follow. For someone who came in from outside things must have seemed as confusing as a puzzle. But we parted company on good terms.

 
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