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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 850 ratings

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Marty McFly
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2 stars Too slow, too atmospheric and too repetitive, even given that I can enjoy all of these things when they're not too much. I saw how it worked with all of you (other people reviewing here), so I though, when it's rated so highly, wouldn't it be great album to start with Tangerine Dream ? (The band about which I get to know via analysis of Dream Theater's Octavarium). OK, it has celestial sounds, mostly repeated 4-8 times (4/4 rocks, I mean electro-rocks), sometimes 16 or even 32x with only minor variations. I already found album that I don't like at all (Alpha) and the one that I can enjoy (live, read my review), but this fails to get my attention and not that I hate it. OK, typical rock music also repeats the ideas (chorus/bridge pattern) and prog rock (note the word "rock") has far more pleasant form & has more space to some experimentation (while, again - note the word "while" being still relatively easy to listen) and so on.

2(-), with only better piece being this: Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares, so all my senses tells me that this is music "only-for-fans", strange, this means that almost everyone is fan here.

Explanation: I didn't grow up with this music, so I have to judge them by my rational, adult mind and also I'm not keen fan of electronic music, nor find it interesting so much as others. It can be a reason too. First track i really disappointment.

Marty McFly | 2/5 |


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