Music Books

Early in 2021 I was asked to write a book about Tangerine Dream in the 1970s, my first formal venture into non-fiction. Other music books may follow…

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream in the 1970s was published on 25th November by SonicBond Publishing. The book is available to order now from a wide variety of online booksellers. Take your choice!


‘A good read for lovers of this unique band and their inimitable blend of electronica and prog, which has really, for the most part, stood the test of time pretty well.’ – The Afterword culture blog.

‘Palmer… is an eloquent narrator and applies strong and perceptive analysis to Edgar Froese and co’s evolution from instrument– mangling experimentalists to futurist electronic visionaries… Walkthroughs of the albums’ contents are offset with archive quotes from the key players (and a couple of original interviews), and illuminating context… Palmer’s dedication to digging up that kind of long-lost material results in a compelling deep dive into the story of a band whose influence continues to be felt half a century later.’ – Prog Magazine.

‘Informative, well written, entertaining and with some great photos as well this book is essential reading for fans of seventies electronic music though it comes with a warning, it could get expensive, as you suddenly find the need to fill the gaps in the collection, as I did.’ – Terrascope Online.

‘Stephen Palmer’s superbly written and excellently researched Decades: Tangerine Dream In The 1970s, is a must for any Tangerine Dream fan, as well as being a terrific resource of where to start if you are curious about them but feel daunted by the sheer volume of their back catalogue.’ – prog reviews.