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Tangerine Dream


- Studio, released March 2010 -


CD release Germany 2010
Artwork: Moonpop Music Design

Download release 2010
Artwork: Moonpop Music Design

Download release 2020
Artwork: Moonpop Music Design


1.The Return Of The Time [2010 remix]7:467:44
2.Flow Paths [2010 remix]7:197:16
3.Scope Of Mind [2010 remix]6:596:57
4.Meshwork [2010 remix]6:116:09
5.Code To Zero [2010 remix]5:595:57
6.Polar Circles [2010 remix]6:056:03
7.Alien Sitcom [2010 remix]7:317:29
8.Hinterland [2010 remix]6:346:31
9.Mombasa (Touareg Remix) [2010 remix]9:44-
10.D.I.T.S. [2008 remix]-6:18
11.Sun Son's Seal, Part Three -5:19
12.Wasteland Methods [2010 remix]-9:15
13.Cognition -6:54
Total running time64:0881:52


Recording date2009 - 2010
Recording site(s)Noontide (Berlin) & Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese


DM V is the fifth album of the 'Dream Mixes' series that so far includes the following releases:


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"When Edgar and Jerome met in Berlin in October 2009, they easily came to the decision to start a new common project: The release of a further Dream Mixes album! As so many of you have been asking for this continuation of dynamic remixes since a long time, the project now materialized. Enjoy a couple of timeless TD tracks in a very new and cool dress!"


Despite being credited to both Edgar Froese and Jerome Froese, in fact only the final track of the disc carries anything of Edgar's fingerprints, being an alternate mix of his own composition Mombasa, originally released just a few months ago on Booster III (2009).


All of the other remixes on DM V are solely the result of Jerome's work on classic TD material from the seventies and eighties, all of which have the original music more or less discernible at some point within them. The most deeply buried of the originals is the brief inclusion of a snatch of Rubycon (1975) as an inner layer to The Return of Time, largely swallowed by a newly minted percussion pulse and swathe of electronic textures. Other tracks, however, offer substantial representations of clearly recognisable original thematic materials, in bold but entirely appropriate new ways, such as the title track from Exit (1981) as Flow Paths, two different sections of Horizon from Poland (1984) as Scope of Mind and Hinterland, respectively, Midnight In Tula from White Eagle (1982) in Code to Zero, or Alien Sitcom, which started life as Mojave End Title from the soundtrack album Wavelength (1984). Others go even further in doing little more than beefing up or extending the originals: Meshwork is an expansion of Flock from Das Mädchen auf der Treppe (1982) and Polar Circles is recognisable as Running Out Of Time from Miracle Mile (1989). Throughout this release, Jerome Froese demonstrates the same sense of musicality that features in his solo releases Neptunes and Shiver Me Timbers. His remixes here genuinely do grow the originals to new heights, with treatments that enhance and modernise without detracting or debasing the originals.


The cover artwork is very nicely done, basing on test tubes filled with fluid of different colours; unfortunately there is nothing like extensive liner notes, but Jerome Froese had made an interesting announcement on his own website a short time before the release of DM V.


Jerome Froese about the release"Actually, the work on this episode has already started 1 1/2 years ago when I was in the vein for a different sound than 'Guitartronica'. Just for fun (like in 1995) I created a few demos with some hints for a DM like release, although it may seem absurd, because I hadn't worked with TD for about three years now. But while playing I noticed very fast: That's a fun thing to do. When DM 4 came out in 2004, I thought: 'This is the best and therefore the final release of the series' cause everything went very well musically. So it was a personal challenge for me working on this project which ought to be able to keep pace with the last one(s). Finally, in summer 2009, I've met Edgar in Austria and played parts of this extravaganza (LOL) to him with the result that a few months later and some more polishing on the material, we've decided to spread this music to a wider public.
Plainspoken, DM V has no focus on dancefloor or fast forward style anymore, it's rather a question of moods, sounds and senses with a carefree attitude (...but of course there are some exceptions)."


The DM V CD release was initially made available both from Jerome Froese's Cybersounds Shop as well as from Edgar Froese's Eastgate Music Shop; the MP3 download release is available from the Cybersounds Shop as well as from the Tangerine Dream Download Shop.


DM V - 2010 / Ultimate Edition


In December 2020, Jerome Froese released a new version of this album, now titled DM V - 2010 / Ultimate Edition as download only, thus no physical media of this release do exist so far. The digital cover artwork has been derived from that from The Past Hundred Moons but does not show any artist name, though the download was released under the moniker 'Jerome Froese & Tangerine Dream'.


This release includes all tracks of the original version, with the exception of Mombasa (which was the only track provided by Edgar Froese for the original album). To make the re-release an "Ultimate Edition", Jerome Froese decided to add four bonus tracks which are more or less connected to the Dream Mixes V project.


Two of them have been previously released: D.I.T.S., a remix of the composition Dolls In The Shadow, and Sun Son's Seal, Part Three, both on Vintage Vanguard (2009). The remaining two tracks, Wasteland Methods (a remix of Mojave Plan from White Eagle, 1982) and Cognition are previously unreleased leftovers from the original DM V. All tracks have been remastered in 2020 from the original files.


On occasion of release of the new version Jerome Froese posted on Facebook: "Dream Mixes V is still the most current part of the series, even though it was created 10 years ago. After listening to it I would like to mention that I still find the remixes well done and in a special way unique. The fifth part sold better than many of the other TD albums released in that period, so Edgar asked me just a few months later if I would be willing to work on a sixth part soon. As I had other plans at that time (solo album, LOOM project etc.) I declined and I think that's how it will stay. These five parts are a great retrospective and a tribute to the history of Tangerine Dream, seen from my point of view. I know that some may have recognized these works as a sacrilege against the originals, but I always had the full support and enthusiasm of Edgar and that was enough for me. And it was fun as well!"


2010: Moonpop/Cybersounds
CD [a]: moostcd-001; multicoloured disc
Download [a]: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2010: Moonpop/Eastgate
CD [a]: eastgate/moonpop 043 CD; multicoloured disc; identical to Moonpop/Cybersounds release
2010: Eastgate
Download [a]: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2020: Moonpop/Bandcamp
Download [b]: moon bcdl 010; titled DM V - 2010 / Ultimate Edition; complete album in several lossless or lossy digital formats
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