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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.25 | 846 ratings

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5 stars I've shied away from reviewing this album for a few years.

The real issue is being prepared to set aside time to allow yourself to get involved: suspend the disbelief and engage. If you approach this with a double expresso and a furrowed brow you will miss the point.

This is room lights out, slouch into the massive bean bag amidst the wafting dry ice and pulsing mood lighting album. Better yet an isolation tank with sandalwood incense burning. Ride on your lilo and drift in a sea of sound. The only distraction is having to change the record over. This is one of the reasons to have gone the extra mile on the deck and cartridge.

Since I've misplaced my TARDIS it's hard to really ascribe to this album the significance it deserves. (Although at times it does sound like a 70s Dr Who soundtrack)/

It's hard to imagine anyone who is into prog not having listened to this album a few dozen times. Obviously the lyrics are challenging and mind-altering (as if): this is Tangerine Dream: tighter lipped than Ozrics.

Essential: of course it is. Will you like it? Can't say. Music is like wine: we all have our different tastes. something may be complex and highly regarded: you may hate it. Same goes for Rubycon.

obiter | 5/5 |


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