Krake Festival – Opening Concert: Tangerine Dream + Rosa Anschütz

Festival opening

Krake Festival invites the legendary ambient pioneers Tangerine Dream, considered by many as the most influential German electronic band music after Kraftwerk. From their early experimental krautrock beginnings, over the last 50 years, the band has released more than 100 studio albums and over 60 film scores. Indeed, it is impossible to fully measure this band’s impact. Ambient music and much electronic music would simply not exist in the form it is without them. Despite the death of founding member Edgar Froese in 2015, the band have continued to release music with Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, and Paul Frick creating the subsequent albums Quantum Gate and Raum based on Froese’s musical sketches and ideas. On stage, Tangerine Dream can be likened to an elemental force with soaring soundscapes that tower over the traditional music conventions into cosmic grandeur, roving through their extensive catalogue of music with tracks overlapping to mould the past into the present.

Tangerine Dream will be supported by the amazingly talented Rosa Anschütz, a vocalist and composer whose music exists somewhere between post-punk, electronica and cold wave, with Anschütz’s voice floating through ethereal and hypnotic sound spheres. We are delighted to welcome her to play her first Berlin show since the release of her album Goldener Strom on BPitch Control in May of this year.

Friday, August 12
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm