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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.29 | 101 ratings

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3 stars Green Desert is an interesting addition for every Tangerine Dream fan. The music stems from '73 but Froese tempered with it to prepare it for release more then 10 years after it's conception. So unfortunately it's a contaminated testimony of how Tangerine Dream made the big step between Atem and Phaedra. However, if you know Tangerine Dream's sound evolution well enough, it's quite obvious what is original and what is not. I only have my doubts with the guitar solo. It sounds too processed to be from '73 but on the other hand it's too good to be from '86. On top of that, the sequence in Astral Voyager might well be the first one they ever did, which could add a strong argument in favour of Tangerine Dream in the pointless "who was first at sequencing" debate that seems to go on between some Schulze and Dream fans. (To put in my two cents in this debate, the first was obviously Pink Floyd in "On the Run" of course :-)

Anyway, historic relevance aside, both the title track and Astral Voyager are very strong cuts.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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