Invisible Hands Music is delighted to announce the release on 24 August 2018 of ‘Sessions 1’ by Tangerine Dream [Cat No IH83]. Known for their exploratory live work, the best of the band’s live improvisations are being released as the Sessions series, and Invisible Hands Music is proud to bring the first one out on vinyl, with side one recorded live in Budapest and side two in Hong Kong.
In the imperial years of the 1970s, Tangerine Dream’s live concerts were an electronic exploration, improvised and different every night, with little or no relationship to their smash hit albums, which were similarly esoteric. As the 1980s dawned, their recorded work contained more recognisable themes and they scored some of the biggest films of the decade (Risky Business, Firestarter, Near Dark, Thief, Sorcerer) and the live show became more regimented. Now, they are returning in part to those pioneering days, and every show includes a half-hour section of improvisation, different every night, with an ecstatic reaction from fans. ‘Sessions 1’ is the first recorded fruit of these shows.
‘Sessions 1’ Tracklisting LP
Blue Arctic Danube (10pm Session- Budapest)
Gladiatonial Dragon (9.35pm Session - Hong Kong