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Tangerine Dream
Franz Kafka

The Castle

Eastgate's Sonic Poem Series

- Studio, released December 2013 -


CD release Germany 2013
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye

Download release 2013
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye



Recording dateSummer 2013
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Recording engineer(s)Isaac Fisher
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


The Castle, based on the story by Franz Kafka, is the fourth release of the Eastgate's Sonic Poems Series. So far, this series consists of the following albums:



The album consists of ten new compositions, eight of them composed by Edgar Froese, one by Thorsten Quaeschning, and one by both. The four-page booklet contains short "imaginary descriptions" about each title, taken from notes from Franz Kafka's diary and extensive liner notes by Edgar Froese closing with: "Although Kafka wasn't able to finish his last work, The Castle, he didn't need to; he has said everything that needed saying... It s impossible to transform The Castle into music. That's why it will never be more than an incomplete and abortive attempt. If we fail, then at least the risk is worth applause."


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"There is a hidden secret behind this unfinished story of Franz Kafka. The Castle is never meant to be a building as we would expect it. Kafka goes further, much further. The story of The Castle follows a deeper study of mankind and society and is maybe one of the most challenging projects TD came up with. So take a ticket to ride and enjoy the musical atmosphere soon."


Only a few days after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.


2013: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 065 CD; matrix code: 065 CD KAFKA; no order number on disc or inserts
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
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