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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

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The Block
2 stars I was never a big Tangerine Dream fan, and I still don't consider myself one now either. But after listening to this album I began to see what people like in them. The tracks on this album aren't all synths like in some of their other albums. There are a variety of instruments ranging from a flute, featured in the first song, and a guitar. But still it has some of the same tendencies of their other albums like the way every song seems to repeat the same riff over and over again. When I am occasionally in the mood for it, it hits the spot just right. Now onto the music:

1/8 Shadow Flyer: In the beginning of the song it is the usual silence then it transfers into a catchy riff that is accompanied by flute. Then it stops being so catchy and goes to that bland Tangerine Dream feel with the flute suddenly dropping out. Flute reappears occasionally but it is the same thing over and over to end the song. Overall though it is the best song on this album.

2/8 Canyon Carver: "Twinkly" sound in the beginning that sounds like a triangle then it gets all techno with swishes and simple drum beat. Synths play the melody throughout the song, and they play the same melody over and over. In the end it starts to get better but then it just ends.

3/8 Water's Gift: Only two to three instruments seem to be used in the whole track. It's very boring then starts to build up with water sounds and flutes. Then it just fades out like it was never there.

4/8 Canyon Voices: Has a very nice flow in the beginning that is interrupted with cymbals to create an all around feel. Standard TD feel that has many electric string instruments in it. A perfect song to put in the middle for it keeps your attention to the album.

5/8 Sudden Revelation: High pitched synths get lower in pitch as the song moves on until they get to a pitch that compliments the song. When I skipped around on the track I couldn't tell if I was at the beginning or the end.

6/8 A Matter of Time: Has a very plain feel to in the beginning. This is usually were I start to wonder why I am listening to the album. Has some cool three to four second riff in the middle that transfers to the "twinkle" effect. Gets faster near the end then it ends in long, drawn out notes.

7/8 Purple Nightfall: This is the first song that starts right off with sound with a light flute sound. Overall though it doesn't have a need to be there.

8/8 Colorado Dawn: Soft keys transfers into faster drums and synths. Though it sounds good in the beginning it ends up having the some feel as the other songs. More "twinkles" and drums lift it from bland to okay.

This album started off good, but the rest of the album sounded the same over and over again. It was interesting in spots with the flutes and drums, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I found myself saying "over and over again" and "same feel" way too much for me to like it. Overall a 2.25.

The Block | 2/5 |


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