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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.36 | 307 ratings

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5 stars Quite suitable to call this gem as the rise of the Progressive Electronic curtain, let me say.

In those days only cheap synthesizer-based electronic strategies or analogous mixing / dubbing techniques could be used I guess, and it's impressive they have completed such a deep, identified atmospheric sound organization even via limited methods or technologies ... as if waves in the evening break upon the shore and retreat, their sound vibes have broken our stereotype of music, and sometimes supported our mind gently and sensitively. And very shocking is each of interval changes between one track and another. Pretty mysterious all around the album.

Yes such a incredible attack comes suddenly and massively just from the beginning of the first track "Genesis". Quirky drumming irregularity and comfortable electronic awkwardness, far away from the current digitally-settled world. Weird flute typhoon in the middle is sensual in a sense. This eccentricity always makes my conjunctive congestion. And the following freakout sound trip "Journey Through The Burning Brain" gets started with intensive irritation of paradoxical sound anomalies. On the contrary, the middle part sounds like Ash Ra Tempel's Amboss, that be thought as such an authentic Krautrock improvisation. And what a tragedy, the last mellotron-ish keyboard- synthesizer-based phrase reminds me the last dead leaf has passed away.

"Cold Smoke", as the title says, launches critical cold bullets into our brain. Their cynic in this track is severe indeed. Improvised, randomized instrumental shower storm blows our ears step by step. The latter heavy riffs might be played by the combo drenched in positive psychic agents I suppose. But hey, trippy breath must be shortened sooner or later ... dreamy texture goes forward to the next step "Ashes To Ashes" featuring dry-fruity short breath by wind instruments. Exactly burning to death can be heard via their sound construction. Somewhat obvious instability of soundscape can be felt beneath their creative phenomena. The final brilliant (and a tad foreseeing) ambience "Resurrection" should be appropriate for discussing their sunrise in Progressive Electronic scene.

Bravo for one of the most important cornerstones in progressive rock history concentrating all of electronic music wisdom and knowledge. Can never forget at all how immersed in this creativity I had got. The day I stumbled upon this album should be the day my thought for progressive electronic be drastically altered definitely.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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