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LOGOS... LIVE AT THE DOMINION - LONDON

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.78 | 171 ratings

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Modrigue
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3 stars Logos was recorded from parts of the 1982 London Dominion Theatre concert, during the band's european tour. This record, entirely electronic, is one of the most melodic from the Schmoelling-era.

Logos Part 1 is the highlight of the disc and a must-listen for Schmoelling-era fans. Although it does not feature heavy/fast/hypnotic sequenced passages typical from the band, it has very good progession, various atmospheres, trippy and tense moments, beautiful melodies and a grandiose finale. Furthermore, the sound quality is very clean for a live album. Highly recommended.

Logos Part 2, however, is the problem of the disc. It looks like it was made with the same instruments as Part 1, but unfortunately not with the same inspiration and coherency. This piece alternates cheesy, flat, and a bit irritating passages. Looks like distinct tracks were put together, without unity. It is hardly understable and disturbing when, just before, the finale from Part 1 was cosmic.

Dominion is a short, melodic, enjoyable encore, nothing more. It finishes the record on a positive note.

As a conclusion, Logos is not my favorite live album from TD. While Logos Part 1 is a superb melodic piece, Logos Part 2 ranks amongst the worst music composed by the Froese/Franke/Schmoelling trio. What a contrast! Only a few parts of the 1982 London Dominion concert were used for Logos. Remaining parts were prototypes for the following White Eagle album or planned for The Keep soundtrack, especially the "Logotypes" suite, which is IMHO far superior to Logos Part 2. For a live album from this era, I'll rather recommend Poland. But you must give it a listen if you're a fan of the melodic facet of the band.

Modrigue | 3/5 |

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