Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Tangerine Dream - Springtime In Nagasaki CD (album) cover


Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.34 | 42 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars From the Mid Eighties onwards Tangerine Dream lost their way and wallowed in album after album of MOR, predictable and repetitive quasi soundtrack territory.Frankly, I stopped listening to them.

Springtime in Nagasaki has been a breath of fresh air; at alst a real Tangerine Dream Album. The opening bars are not to prmising and sounds all to like the bad old days of dramtic chords not really going anywhere or doing anything. How rapidly this changes and the music quickly transforms to a cnstantly metamorphosing tableau, playing around a basic theme which reprises from time to time.

The main quality of the music is colour shifts as tone and music constantly adapt and evolve throughout the two sections of the album. This is so different form the shore programmed and immutable offerings that turned me off all those years ago, but sounds more like a return to music of Ricochet, Rubycon and Phaedra from the early Analogue Glory days.

The music is complex and sometimes challanging, but ultimaltly inspiring and uplifting, no more simple tunes played against the same old sequences that Chris Franke didnt bother to take with him when he left in the 80's. Innovation is back as Tangerine Dream are sounding like the band they always should have been.

Listen to this album!!

Sampanviking | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this TANGERINE DREAM review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.