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Tangerine Dream - Underwater Sunlight CD (album) cover


Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.82 | 166 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars A great return to form marked also by the arrival of Paul Haslinger to replace Johannes Schmoelling. What is significant about Underwater Sunlight is the combination of Edgar Froese's guitar work with the synth playing. He is such an excellent guitarist that you only wish he provided more of the same! However there needs to be a balance and Underwater Sunlight provides just that with delicate yet masterfully arranged keyboard and synthesiser work. The two longest tracks ( The song of the whale part 1 and two) are excellent but it is the shorter tracks that get the excitement going especially ' Dolphin Dance', what a great riff Mr. Froese! and Force majeure like ' Ride of the Ray'. Whilst it is commonly acknowledged that Tangerine Dream peaked in the early 80's the honest truth is that their material has always been of high calibre. Maybe electronic music got diluted in the 80's, 90's and beyond but what TD never did was stop experimenting and evolving. Underwater Sunlight is, excuse the pun, a real pearl of an album. Listen also to the genius like percussion on Scuba Scuba. A definite win win situation and a solid four star rating.
Chris S | 4/5 |


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