Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Leopardskin Fassbinder

At the height of Tangerine Dream's popularity in the early 1980s, founding member Edgar Froese went off in '82 for a rare solo film score, Kamikaze 1989. This bizarre sci-fi crime thriller is most famous for starring legendary director Rainer Werner Fassbinder (who died later the same year from a drug overdose) as the outrageously-clad Inspector Jansen, who's investigating a series of brutal bombings across Germany. Froese's score could easily fit with the rest of his group's discography, as it's packed with hypnotic, catchy, electronic waves of sound, especially the standout "Blue Panther."

6 Comments:

Blogger lellebelle said...

Hell-of-a-blog! I've just discovered this very entertaining corner of sharity and it seems I have a lot of catching up to do…
(Thanks for the link by the way)

2:54 PM  
Blogger Mr Lucky Doubles said...

ohmygod. This is just excellent.

I feel dizzy with the sound of syths. Like I've had too much sugar.

This is some excellent stuff. Thanks for posting it (and for not yanking the links right away for those of us who just found it.)

3:45 PM  
Blogger Mr Lucky Doubles said...

Synths.

Sound of synths.

Syorry.

(referring to the whole blog - not necessarily the Fassbinder, which I've not listened to yet.)

3:47 PM  
Blogger 0T0 said...

Wonderful rarity.
Thank u, it's always a pleasure
to discover obscure movie electronic scores from the 80's.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Thank you for this! I wasn't even aware of this film before your entry, and have now seen it and become mesmerised in its absurdity.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Bilek said...

deleted :(
any chance to re-upload?

I love Edgar Froese's music, in and out of Tangerine Dream. this is an album I've been looking for a while... I can get some other Froese & TD albums if you want ;)

thanks in advance!

3:00 PM  

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