If you know how important a soundtrack is to a film, then you knew how important a man like Edgar Froese was to making that music, who passed away on Friday of a pulmonary embolism.

Edgar Froese was the man who founded Tangerine Dream, a german electronic band known for their very hypnotic synthesizer scores and contributing the music to over 50 movies and TV shows, including the 1977 William Friedkin film SorceressStrange Behavior, the WWII Michael Mann horror flick The Keep and the low-down, dirty and gritty vampire flick Near Dark. It goes without saying that their unsettling scores helped to set the mood and make for some finest soundtracks in film.

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