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Tangerine Dream


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3.30 | 127 ratings

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"Green Desert" was initially a project started in 1973 by Edgar Froese and Christopher Franke, between "Atem" and "Phaedra", while Peter Baumann went meditating in Katmandu. Not released by Virgin, the compositions were finally remixed and overdubbed during 84-86. As a result, the tracks both sound 70's and 80's. For this review, I will focus on the music only, not the process. This album can be regarded as a transition from the abstract "kosmische" style to the use of mesmerizing sequences, although a little different from usual 70's TD's opus, as it is quite accessible and features percussions.

The 20 minutes long title track is a cool wandering space-rock jam, featuring typical floyd-ish guitar. Its percussions and discrete electronic background can remind PINK FLOYD's "Obscured by Clouds". "White Clouds" is my favorite track of the record. In the spirit of "White Eagle" (a coincidence?), but more melodic and with percussions, this tune makes me think of a lost Inca temple suddenly illuminated by the sun. "Astral Voyager" marks the appearance of hypnotic synth loops. Pleasant, but a bit too long. With its atmospheric mood, the final track "Indian Summer" is average.

"Green Desert" is certainly not essential in TANGERINE DREAM's discography. However, this record has a rather good homogeneous quality and its own ambiance. Recommended to those who want to discover another facet of the band and to fans of PINK FLOYD.

Modrigue | 3/5 |


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