Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream is Dead, Group Says

January 23, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Edgar Froese, the founder of pioneer German electronic and ambient music group Tangerine Dream, has died, the group said.

Froese was 70. He is said to have died from a pulmonary embolism.

He is survived by his wife and son.

Tangerine Dream posted an update on his death on the group’s Facebook page.

It reads:

Dear Friends,

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.

Yours,
TANGERINE DREAM TEAM

Tangerine Dream–along with fellow German groups Neu!, Can, Faust, Harmonia, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, and others–were considered pioneers of the Krautrock genre. Froese also experimented with Moog synthesizers and studio techniques.

Per Exclaim.ca:

In addition to the multitude of Tangerine Dream full-lengths, EPs and live releases, the project produced several scores and soundtracks for films likeSorcerer, Legend and Firestarter. The group recently contributed to the Grand Theft Auto V videogame soundtrack as well. Froese likewise maintained a prolific output as a solo artist, releasing electronic touchstones like 1975’sAqua and Epsilon in Malaysian Pale