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PHAEDRA

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 546 ratings

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tdfloyd
5 stars Phaedra is the album that brought Tangerine Dream to center stage. Although it is their 5th album, it is the first after John Peel's inclusion of Atem into heavy rotation. Phaedra is also the first album with Virgin Records and the backing of this new and influential company paid dividends.

The title track is 17+ minutes of icy, spooky mostly keyboard driven music. Dark bubbling sound that reels you in. The second track Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares, is one of my favorite alltime tracks by anybody. Mellotron and more mellotron. Hypnotic. These two tracks are wonderful works of art and experimentation, and while the last two are not quite up to these high standards, they both also are very good.

Grab yourself a good pair of headphones, lay down in a dark room and let this music transport you.

Very strong 5 stars.

tdfloyd | 5/5 |

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