Green Desert is the twenty-seventh album released by electronic artists Tangerine Dream. The music was recorded in Berlin in 1973, during a period when Peter Baumann had temporarily left Germany to tour Nepal and India. It was intended as promotional recordings to present to Virgin Records, a newly formed company that had shown an interest in the group. "Though unreleased at the time, it landed Tangerine Dream a record deal when Virgin heard the tapes." A remixed version of the music was released as Green Desert in 1986.
1986 LP album cover
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Skyline Studios, Berlin|
August 1973, with additional remixing in 1984
|Producer||Edgar Froese, Christoph Franke|
|Tangerine Dream chronology|
The group had recently acquired new equipment including a Minimoog, a phaser, and an EKO ComputeRhythm which could be pre-programmed and/or changed on-the-fly while it was playing. Chris Franke considered the six internal sounds to be "pretty lousy" but, due to its flexibility as a sequencer, later modified it as a controller to trigger external sounds. This rhythmic effect was featured in several of Tangerine Dream's later albums.
- Edgar Froese - synthesizers, guitars, keyboards
- Christopher Franke - drums, percussion, synthesized percussion, synthesizers
- Pete Beaulieu – engineering
- Mark Weinberg – sleeve design
- Tangerine Dream, Green Desert at AllMusic
- Green Desert, The Collector's Tangerine Dream Discography
- Pendergast, Mark (December 1994). "Tangerine Dream: Changing Use of Technology, Part 1: 1967-1977". Sound On Sound. SOS Publications Group.
- Synthhead (2009-08-25). "The EKO ComputeRhythm – Jean Michel Jarre's Drum Machine". Synthtopia. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
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