Personnel: Bernhard Beibl (electric guitar, electric violin); Edgar Froese (electric guitar, keyboards); Hoshiko Yamane (violin); Linda Spa (flute, saxophone, keyboards); Thorsten Quaeschning (keyboards); Iris Camaa (percussion).
Recording information: The Lowry, Manchester (05/21/2011).
Editors: Thorsten Quaeschning; Edgar Froese.
Photographer: Andreas Mueller.
Pioneers of both sequenced electronic music and the integration of soundtracks and culture based in rock music, German synth-mavens Tangerine Dream are one of the biggest names in electronic music for decades standing. Over the course of the almost three-hour live concert recording The Gate of Saturn, TD breeze through a variety of tracks from their massive discography, touching on aspects of their work with soundtrack music and progressive rock, some hints at new age and ambient as on "Ayumi's Butterflies," and even the motorik Krautrock of "Dolphin Dance." ~ Fred Thomas