Music fans are mourning the loss of Edgar Froese, the legendary founder of German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream who died on January 20 after suffering a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. He was 70 years old. Tangerine Dream posted the following message on Facebook:
This is a message to you we are very sorry for…
On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna.
The sadness in our hearts is immensely.
Edgar once said: “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.”
Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.
TANGERINE DREAM TEAM
Born Edgar Willmar Froese in Tilsit, East Prussia, he formed Tangerine Dream in 1967 after the breakup of his psych-rock outfit the Ones. Froese had a prolific career, issuing a plethora of snth-led albums with Tangerine Dream as well as solo releases exploring a diverse array of styles ranging from ambient to Krautrock.
The last post on his official Facebook page on January 1, presumably posted by Froese, read: “HAPPY & PEACEFUL NEW YEAR, my Facebook friends! May the Tangerine Dream continue, best, Edgar.”
Indeed, may the Dream live on.
image via Facebook