TangerineDream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The droning synth and guitar sound sets the mood in an icy cool way, and the album also stands really strongly on it's own, as one the coolest sets of electro rock instrumentals of the early 80s. Includes "Beach Theme", "Dr. Destructo", "Diamond Diary", "Burning Bar", "Beach Scene", "Scrapyard", "Trap Feeling", "Igneous" and "Confrontation". LP, Vinyl record album
Sorcerer ... LP MCA, 1977. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great soundtrack moment for TangerineDream – and one of their darkest, too! Bill Friedkin's films are always pretty darn spooky – but the music of the group definitely adds a lot here – bringing in these coldly hypnotic passages that really work wonders with the images on the screen – and, in a way, also help TangerineDream compress their often longform electronic musings into more of an "essence" by focusing on scene-based compositions! And even without the film, the album still really stands strongly on its own – a great maturation moment for TangerineDream, but one that still has all the edge and darkness of their best early recordings too. Titles include "Rain Forest", "The Call", "Creation", "Vengeance", "Search", and "Grind". LP, Vinyl record album
A series of short radio spots, sponsored by the Army ROTC – with bits on Slade, Rod Stewart, Frank Zappa, CSN&Y, TangerineDream, ELP, Paul McCartney, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
Tonto's Expanding Head Band —
Zero Time ... LP Atlantic (UK), 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Consciousness-stretching grooves from Tonto's Expanding Head Band – one of the earliest avant electronic rock records we can think of – and certainly one of coolest of the early 70s! Zero Time is way ahead of the curve when it comes to instrumental electronics – with a sort of pulsing progressive sound that's like the best stuff by TangerineDream – and with a cool bubbling feel to it. Tracks include "Cybernaut", "Jetsex", "Timewhys", "Riversong", and "Aurora". Very groovy, very moogy, and a nice bit of tripped out electronic atmosphere! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Embryo. Cover has some wear.)
Klaus Schulze —
Body Love ... LP Island, 1977. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey electronic score to this bizarre German orgy film from the late 70s! Klaus is in a sparer mode than some of the mid 70s TangerineDream recordings – but the music is quite compelling, and the record only contains three long tracks – "Stardancer", "Blanche", and "PTO" – all of which feature nice keyboard work. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some light stains, and a cut corner.)
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by this hip vocal ensemble – set to arrangements by leader Gene Puerling, and some very swinging instrumental backings by Rob McConnell! The album's got a freer, more grooving feel than some of the group's other work – with some beautiful songs that have incredible harmonies floating and drifting about. Titles include "Dindi", "A Beautiful Friendship", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Chelsea Morning", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Tangerine", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album