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Edgar Froese, German pioneer of electronic rock, dies at 70

January 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Edgar Froese, who founded the pioneering German electronic rock group Tangerine Dream in 1967, has died at 70.

The band said Froese died unexpectedly from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna on Tuesday.

Froese was born June 6, 1944, in the East Prussian town of Tilsit, now the Russian city of Sovetsk.

He was the only constant member of Tangerine Dream. It released more than 100 albums and soundtracks, ranging from Tom Cruise’s film “Risky Business” to the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.”

Its sound, which has similarities to that of Pink Floyd, is credited with influencing the later emergence of trance, ambient and electronica.

According to his band, Froese believed that “there is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.”



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