Peter Baumann left Tangerine Dream back in the late ’70s to do other things. He started a label (Private Music), and did other things to bring more meaning to a very short life span. There were several excellent solo works after the 1971-1977 period with Tangerine Dream, a period that created several enduring classics including Stratosfear.
In early 2015, Peter Baumann approached Edgar Froese with the idea of a classic reunion. Unfortunately, Edgar Froese passed away before anything could come to fruition over the desire to rejoin. It’s obvious that Peter Baumann had some incredible music ideas in his head. Well, needless to say that we didn’t get that. But what we’re getting is quite a treat in and of itself.
On May 20, Peter Baumann will release an eight-track album of brand new compositions, one of which you can hear below! The new album is being called Machines Of Desire and will be released via Bureau B Records. When you hear the track below, you’ll immediately be enticed by its incredible familiarity.
Peter Baumann had this to say about the influence that helped create Machines of Desire:
“The title, Machines of Desire, reflects my belief that as human beings we’re driven relentlessly by our deepest desires: the desire to experience life and love, to be heard and seen, to connect with others, to be safe, to find meaning and purpose… and countless more. We find ourselves in the drama of everyday life with uncertainty at every step, with fear of loss and existential loneliness, and only occasionally interrupted by the fundamental joy of being alive.”
Machines of Desire – Peter Baumann
01 – The Blue Dream 5:53
02 – Searching in Vain 5:37
03 – Valley of the Gods 4:13
04 – Echoes in the Cave 3:55
05 – Ordinary Wonder 6:00
06 – Crossing the Abyss 5:58
07 – Dancing in the Dark 4:57
08 – Dust to Dust 6:24
Machines Of Desire will be released on CD, vinyl LP (with bonus CD included), and as DD. That’s quite a nice piece of news for today, I’d say!