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THE SEVEN LETTERS FROM TIBET

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.01 | 37 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars First TD album from the naughties. The father and son duo are again on the command (as usual by now).

The good news (as far as I'm concerned) is that the dance beats are totally alien to this album. While listening to the opening song ("The Red Blood Connection") one could almost think that this is a lost piece from the eighties! Ambient, melodic, peaceful and very quiet.

The bad news is that this album sounds too much of the same really, and that after "The Golden Heart", one has the impression of a never ending and repeated song. Still, this album has its good moments like the long (according the new TD standards of course) "The Blue Pearl". There again, some moments of brilliance can be experienced and are welcome at this time of the listening. The highlight by all means.

What's left is pleasant music but somewhat airport or supermarket oriented. Except the short and closing "Purple of all Curtains" which conveys again a very nice and enjoyable feeling.

I am quite conservative in my rating. There are some dedicated and true TD parts which are excellent, but other ones are quite basic and shouldn't be featured on a "Tangerine Dream" album.

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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