September 13, 2016


Old School Synth Masters Tangerine Dream Cover 'Stranger Things' Theme: Listen


Netflix's Stranger Things score composers, Survive's Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, drew influence from Tangerine Dream for the show's bone-chilling soundtrack. Now in an unexpected turn of events, the legendary German electronic group have shared two of their own versions of the theme.

The first one sticks closer to the original '80s-inspired score, while the second adds additional blips and bouncy synths for a more melodic theme. Stream the pair of tunes below:

Tangerine Dream's founder Edgar Froese died in January 2015, but the collective continued to release music as a trio with keyboardists Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss and violinist Hoshiko Yamane. Earlier this month, the Survive members spoke to Rolling Stone about their love for Tangerine Dream.

"There's a Tangerine Dream score for Sorcerer that's great. I've rented that one a few times. The Keep. I think you can only get The Keep on VHS," Dixon said. "They have a huge horror section, so a lot of times I'll just get stuff if it's got a Goblin or a Tangerine Dream score and just see what it sounds like."

Stranger Things was officially renewed for a second season, which will stream sometime in 2017. For more terrifying fun, view our roundup of Wes Craven's scariest scenes ever and watch Rider Strong reveal his favorite horror movies below: