Tangerine Dream - Phaedra krautrock 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

"Phaedra" is the full-length studio album by the German Krautrock, Prog Rock band "TANGERINE DREAM", it was released in 1974. The album marked the beginning of the group's international success and was their first album released on the Virgin label. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


Front Cover Photo Of TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Album Description:

Tangerine Dream's 1974 album "Phaedra" is often considered a seminal work in the Krautrock genre, as well as an important influence on the development of electronic and ambient music.

The mid-1970s were a time of significant political, social, and cultural change in Europe. The Cold War was still ongoing, and tensions between East and West Germany were high. In addition, the post-war generation of Germans were exploring new ways of expressing themselves artistically and musically, rejecting the traditional values and cultural norms of their parents' generation.

It was against this backdrop that Tangerine Dream released "Phaedra" in 1974. The album was a departure from the band's earlier, more traditional rock-oriented sound, and showcased a new approach to music-making that emphasized experimentation, improvisation, and the use of electronic instruments.

"Phaedra" was created using a variety of electronic instruments, including synthesizers, sequencers, and tape machines. The band members, Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, and Peter Baumann, used these instruments to create a layered, atmospheric sound that was unlike anything else being produced at the time.

One of the key innovations of "Phaedra" was the use of sequencers, which allowed the band to create repeating patterns of sound that could be manipulated and modified in real-time. This technique gave the music a hypnotic, trance-like quality that became a hallmark of the band's sound.

In addition, the album featured extensive use of reverb and delay effects, which created a spacious, otherworldly atmosphere that was well-suited to the album's themes of transcendence and introspection.

The music on "Phaedra" was influenced by a variety of sources, including science fiction, mythology, and spiritualism. The album's title is a reference to the ancient Greek myth of Phaedra, a tale of love and betrayal that has been the subject of numerous literary and artistic works.

The music on "Phaedra" reflects these themes of myth and spirituality, with its expansive, cosmic soundscapes and its emphasis on transcendence and introspection (aka Stoner Rock :-).

Music Genre:

 Krautrock Prog Psych Acid Ambient

Collector's info:

 Gatefold (FOC) cover design. Recorded December 1973

Album Production:

 Produced by Edgar Froese

Record Label Information:

 Lizard/Twins Virgin Records V 2010

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

  1974 Made in UK
Band Members and Musicians on: Tangerine Dream Phaedra
    Tangerine Dream's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Chris Franke
  • Peter Baumann
  • Edgar Froesse
Track Listing of: Tangerine Dream Phaedra
    Side One:
  1. Phaedra
    Side Two:
  1. Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares

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Front Cover Photo Of TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
Front Cover Photo Of TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


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Close up of record's label TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Side One:
Close up of record's label TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Side One

Record Label Details: Lizard and Twins Artwork on the label Virgin Records V 2010 ℗ 1974 Virgin Records Ltd Sound Copyright

Index Of TANGERINE DREAM - Albums on Vinyl Record - Discography

Biography of Tangerine Dream: Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band, founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The band has gone through many lineup changes over the years, but Froese was the main constant member of the band until his death in 2015. The band is known for its experimental and electronic music, which often features the use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instruments.

Tangerine Dream's early music was heavily influenced by the psychedelic rock of the late 1960s and the avant-garde classical music of the early 20th century. Their first album, "Electronic Meditation," was released in 1970 and was a blend of experimental rock and electronic music. In the early 1970s, the band began to incorporate more electronic instruments into their music and started to gain recognition for their unique sound.

In 1975, Tangerine Dream released "Phaedra," which is considered to be a classic of the electronic music genre. This album marked a turning point in the band's career and it was the first album of the band's to be released internationally. This album was followed by a series of successful albums such as "Rubycon," "Stratosfear," "Phaedra" and many others.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Tangerine Dream's music became more mainstream and the band began to incorporate more elements of pop and rock into their sound. They also began to compose music for films, and their music has been featured in over 60 films, including "Risky Business," "The Keep," and "Near Dark."

Tangerine Dream continued to tour and release music until Edgar Froese's death in 2015. The band continues to perform and record under the direction of Thorsten Quaeschning, one of the longest-standing members of the band, who continues to carry on the legacy of Tangerine Dream.