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While John Carpenter is the easiest point of reference when listening to the ‘80s-style synthesizer score for Stranger Things, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have also cited Tangerine Dream as an influence.

Now the the prolific German electronic group has returned the favor by releasing their take on the Stranger Things theme, which can be heard above. When you’re done listening to that, a second Stranger Things-inspired track is streaming below.

No strangers to soundtracks, Tangerine Dream have composed the scores for such films as Firestarter, Near Dark, Legend, and Sorcerer.

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from the album Transharmonic Nights (1979) on Virgin Records