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Tangerine Dream

The Sessions IV

- Live, released December 2018 -


CD release Germany 2018
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye

Download release Germany 2018
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye


1.10.32pm Session (Persepsjontransformasjon)27:30-
2.11.27pm Session (Four Degrees Parallax)36:44-
3.4.45pm Session (Perceptiontransformation)-15:26
Total running time64:1415:26


Recording dateAugust 10th, 2018, October 13th, 2018 & August 11th, 2018
Recording site(s)Tøyenparken (Oslo), Teatro Verdi (Pisa), & Slottskogen (Gothenburg)
Composer(s)Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane
Musician(s)Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane


"Dedicated to our musical hero Edgar Froese. R.I.P."


The Sessions IV features two long, largely improvised compositions that were performed live in 2018 as part of two concerts in Oslo (Norway) and Pisa (Italy), respectively.


This album continues Tangerine Dream's 'Session' series that so far consists of:



Furthermore, with The Sessions IV the so-called 'cupdisc' series is continued.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"The Sessions IV EP contains instant live compositions (about 65 min of music) from the current TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane. The first track Persepsjonstransformasjon was recorded from the Oya Festivalen in Oslo, Norway. It was Tangerine Dream's first show ever in Norway and they were welcomed like good old friends. The crowd was very much on fire and inspired the band for a wonderful piece of music.
The second track Four Degrees Parallax was recorded during their performance at the Internet Festival in Pisa, Italy. TD performed at the famous Teatro Verdi -- very close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa -- and mesmerized an especially very young audience.
The band members are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy these spontaneous and exceptional live tracks -- inspired by the location and a great audience at the same time."


A short time after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.


In October 2020, almost two years after release of the original album, Eastgate released a bonus track, available for download via their then new page at Bandcamp. This composition was performed live on TD's festival gig in Gothenburg (Sweden), one day after the Oslo concert mentioned above. Thorsten Quaeschning pointed out he did not have time to re-patch his modular synth between both festivals -- thus both sessions are titled similarily, though they are completely different compositions.


2018: Eastgate
CD [a]: eastgate 084 CD; multi-coloured disc; matrix code: 084; cardboard sleeve; no order number on disc or sleeve
Download [a]: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2020: Eastgate/Bandcamp
Download [b]: track in several lossless or lossy audio formats
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