Tangram (album)

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Tangram
Studio album by Tangerine Dream
Released May 1980
Recorded 1980, Polygon Studios, Berlin
Genre Electronic music, Berlin School
Length 40:15
Label Virgin
Producer Edgar Froese, Chris Franke
Tangerine Dream chronology
Force Majeure
(1979)
Tangram
(1980)
Quichotte
(Pergamon)

(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Tangram is a 1980 album of electronic music by Tangerine Dream. It became their fifth biggest selling album, reaching #36 in the British Top 40, and spending 5 weeks on the chart.[2]

Overview[edit]

At a turning point between two eras, Tangram contains fond glimpses back at the "classic long-form sequencer" period and also contains foreshadows of the "new age melodic short track" period to come. It introduced new member Johannes Schmoelling, re-establishing the band as a keyboard trio.

Each set contains multiple movements, some rhythmic, some atmospheric. An early live set in Berlin (recorded in January 1980 and documented in Tangerine Dream's Quichotte, later retitled Pergamon) contains passages similar to Tangram.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Tangram Set 1"   19:47
2. "Tangram Set 2"   20:28

Personnel[edit]

Some editions erroneously credit Peter Baummann instead of Schmoelling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farley, Keith. Tangram - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
  2. ^ Berling, Michael (3 August 2014). "Tangram". Voices in the Net.