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Edgar W. Froese - Dalinetopia

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Dalinetopia, recorded in 2004 and released on Edgar Froese's new-founded label Eastgate Music in January 2005 is his first proper solo album with completely new material since Pinnacles (1983). According to Edgar Froese's liner notes the music is "composed in honor and respect of an artist character who touched more than anybode else the level of subconscious all human beings have in common". This man, of course, is Salvador Dali, the Spanish artist. Back in 1967, Edgar Froese had visited Dali in Spain, and obviously he was strongly impressed: a first reminiscence to Dali he made back in 1979 with the composition A Dali-esque Sleep Fuse.

Most of the music material is quite similar to other solo material Edgar Froese has released during the last years, though there are a few exceptional pieces -- especially the long Dalumination. The collage-esque cover artwork reminds of other recent artwork Edgar Froese has done for Tangerine Dream releases (especially East). The backside of the booklet features four photos of Edgar Froese and Salvador Dali, taken back in 1967 at Dali' residence in Port Lligat (Spain).

* The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release

"It has taken many years since Edgar decided to transform his experiences with Salvador Dali into sound. Visiting the painter twice and performing together with Tangerine Dream a couple of times in his villa in Port Lligat/Spain, Edgar is one of the few musicians who knew the man face to face and had quite a few talks about this 'rotten religious music' -- as Dali quoted it himself. This recording follows the surrealistic landscapes Dali did live in. Also it is inviting all people who admire Dalis works and regard them as one of the greatest paintings of the last century."

More album trivia for this release:

The Picdalgoya Album

An early version of the front cover artwork can be found on Edgar Froese's website for a Tangerine Dream album titled Picdalgoya. This album has never been released, but probably Edgar Froese initially had intended to release a Dali-inspired album under the TD moniker before he changed his mind to publish a solo album instead.

Track Listings:
    ]1. Daleroshima 6:47
    2. Dalozapata 5:19
    3. Dalamuerte 5:26
    4. Dalerotica 6:57
    5. Daliesquador 5:57
    6. Dalumination 9:24
    7. Dalagalor 6:54
    8. Daluna 7:13
    9. Dalysisiphus 7:48
    10. Dalinetopia 7:48
Total Time: 69:33
Artist Name(s):
Edgar W. Froese
Edgar W. Froese
Release Year: 2005
Berlin, Progressive
Album Type:
Compact Disc, Digital / Download
Cover & Packge Design:
Edgar Froese
Studio Name:
Eastgate Studios
Mastering: Edgar Froese
Engineer(s): Thorsten Quaeschning
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Eastgate Music
Vienna, Austria
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