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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.23 | 253 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. Recorded live autumn 1975 in France and Britain. This would be TANGERINE DREAM's first live record, and this was also my first ever exposure to Electronic-Progressive music. We have two side long suites.

"Part One" opens with the roar of the crowd as the band then starts to slowly paint soundscapes.Then 2 minutes in we start to get this pulsating beat with guitar to follow. Mellotron joins in. A fuller sound at 3 1/2 minutes as it continues to build. Some crazy vocal samples arrive 6 1/2 minutes in, very psychedelic. A new soundscape builds before 8 minutes as guitar and drums eventually join in. Great sound after 10 1/2 minutes as there is so much going on. Check out the drumming 13 1/2 minutes in. An almost haunting soundscape with mellotron 16 minutes in to end it.

"Part Two" opens with piano as mellotron flutes then a spacey sound take over. The tempo picks up before 3 minutes. I'm reminded of PINK FLOYD from 9 1/2 minutes to 13 minutes especially, mostly because of the synth work and guitar. Vocal sounds 13 1/2 minutes in. It gets kind of spooky before 14 1/2 minutes before kicking back into gear a minute later. Mellotron comes in late, check it out before 20 minutes ! Nice way to end the song as the crowd roars their approval.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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