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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 823 ratings

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5 stars Phaedra was a demigod - Her grandfather was Zeus. Aside from her experience of romantic's just a name. Phaedra is a masterpiece of experimental electronic music. In their best early works, TD music is dominated by sequencers. Historically, that was how a few musicians were able to build polyphony into their live performance pieces. They didn't have midi and fully polyphonic keyboards, not to mention digital recording equipment with nearly unlimited channels. In spite of all that, this music is fresh even today. In those days TD also was intentionally limited in their use of vocals and conventional rock instruments. Froese left a huge number of unfinished or, if you will, undeveloped musical ideas hanging here like fruit on a tree for others and himself to pickup later on. The key word here is EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC. Another great experimental arena to explore is "bent music".

If you are a slave to main stream rock music structure and standard rock instrument/vocalist performers then this music is not for you; it requires an open mind, a sense of imagination, and above all....listening patience. Furthermore, when judging music, you have to evaluate it within its own aural arena. In other words, you cannot judge a band like like this the same way you might Green Day or Dream Theater - these bands are stylistically different, but the technical elements are nearly the same (barring a few exceptions), they are just employed differently. Along the same vein, you could endlessly and absurdly argue about how much better the flavor of an apple stimulates your senses compared to the effect of an orange on them. The point being, if you don't like oranges, then you really are out of your depth trying to be an orange judge and cannot give reliable advise to fruit shoppers unless they are looking for apples.

convocation | 5/5 |


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