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ROCKOON

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

2.45 | 70 ratings

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Modrigue
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2 stars As a big fan of the 1970-1985 periods of the band, I was really curious to listening to this controversial opus. Is "Rockoon" the worst TD album ever? I wouldn't say so. The band had reached a dead-end with "Melrose". Paul Haslinger has left, the german band is now Froese and son. At least they slightly evolved from the uninspired new-age material they produced during the late 80's, by incorporating a more rock-oriented music, and a tiny bit of saxophone.

Although the second half of the record is rather flat, the first half contains some pleasant and dynamic tracks. Nevertheless, these tunes are not innovative or terrific either. At the same time, the new electro scene revolution was starting. Progressive influenced formations like THE ORB, FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON or APHEX TWIN were offering much more modern and refreshing compositions. The beginning of 90's errance period for TANGERINE DREAM.

I find "Rockoon" less boring than the previous "Melrose" and more lively than the next "Turn of the Tides". If you enjoy spacey rock guitars and if you're not afraid by dated electronic sounds, you may appreciate this record.

Modrigue | 2/5 |

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