“They incorporated sounds from outer space and heartbeats in their revolutionary and unconventional sound.”

A Kickstarter-funded documentary about krautrock legends Tangerine Dream has hit its funding target and is now in the works.

The as-yet-untitled film is a tribute to founding member Edgar Froese, who died last year aged 70. It will feature interviews with other artists to explore the life and work of the German group.

Tangerine Dream – who blazed a trail for ambient and new age synth music – released a staggering number of records and film soundtracks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The team behind the feature-length film say their goal is to “uncover the band’s musical evolution, their style and their philosophy behind their art.” No official release date has been confirmed as yet.

The colourful statement on the documentary’s Kickstarter page reads: “They used synthesizers in a time when it was just a small side issue. They incorporated sounds from outer space and heartbeats in their revolutionary and unconventional sound and enriched countless classic movies with their unique soundtrack: They are TANGERINE DREAM!”

Watch the campaign trailer below, featuring original band member Peter Baumann, Froese’s widow – who last year announced plans to open a Tangerine Dream Sound Museum – and Emmy-winning director Michael Mann, who worked with the band on the soundtrack to his first film, Thief.

Now read our beginner’s guide to the krautrock legends.

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