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UNDERWATER SUNLIGHT

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.73 | 118 ratings

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MovingPictures07
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4 stars One of the best later releases from these electronic prog masters, this one caught me by surprise!

1. Song of the Whale (Part 1)- Wow, this is fantastic! Wonderful, majestic guitar and keyboards make the atmosphere on this song very relaxing and you can envision the aquatic scenery. This is easily the best track on here. The structure is genius and the commanding mood is propelled with ease by Froese's fantastic guitar. 10/10

2. Song of the Whale (Part 2)- A continuation of Part 1, except this time with a more touching route in the emotion department, focusing on grand piano rather than darker, more water-sounding keyboards. The composition flows well from the previous part, and the atmosphere is beautiful in a different way but just as effective. 10/10

3. Dolphin Dance- This song, like the previous two, sounds like its title name. It has a similar water keyboard feel as the first song, which is pretty neat, but it's much more concise and upbeat. A good, almost dance-able track that has wonderful instrumentation, similarly to Cinnamon Road off of Hyperborea. 8/10

4. Ride on the Ray- This is a good track, but it may be my least favorite on the album because the repetition can get tedious towards the end with the main melody. It is very effective in mood, however, and wonderfully played. 7/10

5. Scuba Scuba- One great aspect of this album is that the tracks all really are so impressive at establishing their respective water-like moods, and this track continues that theme. I really like the theme of this one; it is relaxing and always reminds me of someone scuba diving and searching for treasure underwater. Neat. 8/10

6. Underwater Twilight- A peaceful and very effective closer that is, oddly enough, my favorite of all the shorter tracks on this album. Usually this piece gets overlooked, but it works as a perfect ending to this underwater journey. The beginning builds with soothing keyboards and choir tones until developing into a driving underwater anthem that has a really cool mood to it. The piano addition at the end assists your floating while you enjoy the sightseeing. 9/10

This is a really great Tangerine Dream offering that often gets overlooked because it is not exactly like their earlier work. It does feature fantastic keyboard playing all around and the atmosphere are definitely the album's strongpoint-they all are unique compositions that help you picture respective underwater scenery along your journey through the album.

An absolutely wonderful addition to your music collection, particularly if you want to explore the sea while multitasking or relaxing.

MovingPictures07 | 4/5 |

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