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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.68 | 344 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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5 stars I'm really appreciating this album, as in my opinion here the elements which the band started to study in their previous albums mature to more independent and original directions, creating fine cosmic themed ambient music.

"Birth of Liquid Plejades" starts the epic album with a long process of string instruments waving atonally, creating a mysterious and beautiful sound wall little similar to Brian Eno's "Pachebell variations" from his "Discreet Music" album. Later a single synth drone emerges, changing the symphonic background sound carpet as quiet organ chords, which start to grow and paint very solemn chord progressions over shapeless subtle howls creating a feeling of large space, the whole number growing as a celestial singular moment. "Nebulous Dawn" brings me an association of cruising through space in a huge ship. Slow drones sound like pulsing's of quasi-stellar objects, and quiet, long and very deep hummings and mechanical sounds mimic the presence of the spacecraft. Later very alien sounding voices deepen the unearthly feeling of this track.

"Origin of Supernatural Probabilities" is an extremely slow and beautiful simple melody procession gathering some gaseous sound-clouds hovering around the infinite hallways of sounds. Then enter some haunting voices and whispers, like faint ghosts wandering to the scene. They are followed by pulsing drones and dark noises, returning to more concrete and existing cosmic landscape from the supernatural level, where these spirits ghastly disappear, creating a calm and static humming soundscape. In the end of the composition the swirling supernatural theme re-emerges. "Zeit" (Time) is the most abstract of the four movements, summarizing many aural elements presented in the previous tracks, creating a surreal voyage through a fundamental and relative concept of our causality in our universe.

This is totally perfect record to be listened when meditating, nocturnal long distance travelling, or studying the heavenly objects from books, computers or telescopes. In my opinion one of the essential albums of this group, being a real cosmic elevation.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 5/5 |


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