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PHAEDRA

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.14 | 702 ratings

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Walkscore
4 stars One of the TD classics

While not as good as Rubycon, this is definitely one of Tangerine Dream's classic albums. Recorded during the time when the mellotron was still one of their prime instruments, and before they discovered drum machines, it has a similar feel to Rubycon and their other mid-70s albums. TD was always best when conjuring up new sonic landscapes that jump over the regular limitations of time signatures and key signatures, while still using early sequencers to set out some constant rhythm's that provide order and balance to the music. While Phaedra is often lauded as their pinnacle, my own opinion is that on this album they did not explore the possibilities of the sounds they conjure up to their fullest extent here, and rely a bit too much on constant chordal structures. Saying this, it is probably their second- or third-best album. I give this 8.0 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to low 4 PA stars.

Walkscore | 4/5 |

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