One day, a young fellow showed up in TD´s rehearsal room in Berlin, who, although not being the biggest keyboard virtuoso of all times, had a talent for conjuring up very unusual sounds on a regular Farfisa organ. He had just turned 19. His name:
At first, Edgar and Christoph were not sure whether a collaboration would prove to be fruitful, but after Peter created amazing effects while jamming for 20 minutes with a reverb effect coupled with the organ, they were convinced that he was the right man for them. An interesting era began for TD in the mid-Seventies: they created the albums »Phaedrea«, »Rubicon«, »Ricochet«, »Stratosfear«. The collaboration of Froese/Franke/Baumann lasted until 1977 - with brief interruptions. After a concert in Denver, Colorado, during the second half of an USA tour, Peter informed Edgar and Christoph that his private obligations no longer allowed him a fulltime collaboration with TD. Peter left TD and started working as a solo artist and producer. He built his own studio in Berlin, before finally moving to New York. Another musician, who Edgar knew from the early Berlin underground days, joined TD for a a brief intermezzo. The saxophone player:
Edgar and Christoph recorded the most controversial TD album »Cyclone« with Steve Jolliffe and were joined by another drummer, whose principle was to always build his own drum sets:
His drum set was made from polyester and other artificial elements which gave it an incredibly voluptuous live sound. The album »Cyclone« with Jolliffe's vocals was a detour from the otherwise purely instrumental music of TD. Although Jolliffe was also a skilled wind instrumentalist, most TD fans found his vocals reason to attack the band for changing their style This wasn't unjustified - but in the studio the band had consciously allowed themselves to embark on this adventure. The European tour that followed - supported with a laser show from Los Angeles - had sold out venues, but nevertheless, Edgar was not too satisfied with the musical direction. Thus, immediately after the end of the tour in London, in the spring of 1978, he and Christoph parted ways with Steve Jolliffe. They recorded the album »Force Majeure« on their own in Berlin, with Klaus Krueger on drums again. Krueger then joined Iggy Pop´s band.