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Edgar W. Froese

Dalinetopia

- Studio, released January 2005 -

Covers


CD release Germany 2005
Artwork: Edgar Froese

Download release 2007
Artwork: Edgar Froese


Tracks

[a]
1.Daleroshima 6:47
2.Dalozapata 5:19
3.Dalamuerte 5:26
4.Dalerotica 6:57
5.Daliesquador 5:57
6.Dalumination 9:24
7.Dalagalor 6:54
8.Daluna 7:13
9.Dalysisiphus 7:48
10.Dalinetopia 7:48
Total running time69:33


Details

Recording date2004
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Recording engineer(s)Thorsten Quaeschning
Composer(s)Edgar Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


Notes

Dalinetopia, recorded in 2004 and released on Edgar Froese's new-founded label Eastgate Music in January 2005 is his first proper solo album with completely new material since Pinnacles (1983). According to Edgar Froese's liner notes the music is "composed in honor and respect of an artist character who touched more than anybode else the level of subconscious all human beings have in common". This man, of course, is Salvador Dali, the Spanish artist. Back in 1967, Edgar Froese had visited Dali in Spain, and obviously he was strongly impressed: a first reminiscence to Dali he made back in 1979 with the composition A Dali-esque Sleep Fuse.

 


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"It has taken many years since Edgar decided to transform his experiences with Salvador Dali into sound. Visiting the painter twice and performing together with Tangerine Dream a couple of times in his villa in Port Lligat/Spain, Edgar is one of the few musicians who knew the man face to face and had quite a few talks about this 'rotten religious music' -- as Dali quoted it himself. This recording follows the surrealistic landscapes Dali did live in. Also it is inviting all people who admire Dalis works and regard them as one of the greatest paintings of the last century."

 


Most of the music material is quite similar to other solo material Edgar Froese has released during the last years, though there are a few exceptional pieces -- especially the long Dalumination.

 


The collage-esque cover artwork reminds of other recent artwork Edgar Froese has done for Tangerine Dream releases (especially East). The backside of the booklet features four photos of Edgar Froese and Salvador Dali, taken back in 1967 at Dali' residence in Port Lligat (Spain).

 


The Picdalgoya Album

An early version of the front cover artwork can be found on Edgar Froese's website for a Tangerine Dream album titled Picdalgoya. This album has never been released, but probably Edgar Froese initially had intended to release a Dali-inspired album under the TD moniker before he changed his mind to publish a solo album instead.

(Click on the image to see a larger version of the cover in a new browser window)

 


The order number of the album is neither printed on the package nor the CD, but the number given below is the order number the Eastgate Music Shop lists this release. Copies sold in the UK have been found with an additional barcode sticker showing the TDP number listed below.

 


In January 2007 this release became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop.


Releases

Germany
2005: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 001 CD; white/silver/red disc; matrix code: 49001
UK
2005: Eastgate/TDP
CD: TDP CD007
Worldwide
2007: Tangerine Dream Download Shop
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
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