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ELECTRONIC MEDITATION

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.36 | 304 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars Lots of four and even five stars (masterpiece status if you forgot) for this TD debut album.

As for other legendary bands, I was too young to have known them when they started (I discovered them in '74 with ''Phaedra'') but I wouldn't have been thrilled with this record if I had done so.

It is on par with their German follow countrymen ''Kraftwerk'' first album. Somewhat experimental although during ''Journey?'' I can feel some great parts reminding me of the superb ASOS. This is IMHHO the best number from this album. It is really moving for most of it. These key combinations are so fine and amazing. This great journey is a must IMO. The short flute passages are indeed a great addition.

''Cold Smoke'' is something very special in TD discography: can you imagine some wild guitar passages in one of their songs: well here you go! A total and chaotic final section. I almost hear Hendrix. here.

If you know my reviewing process, you know that this is quite a ride with TD that I have started by now.

I have to say that I don't quite understand the additional line of the credits for this album ''The first electronic Punk album in history''. Some sort of early electric anarchy in the UK maybe???

Five out of ten, upgraded to three stars for its historic influence on the electronic/space music.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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