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ATEM

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.58 | 206 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars Again another TD release that tends to suffer from some criticism which perlpexes this reviewer. Still in the realms of new territories and released after the austere and cold magnum opus Zeit, Atem actually shows TD evolving as their soundscapes hint at more accessible music in general with the Virgin label. Atem is 20 minutes of moody, spatial oblivion taking you on a ride to the furthest galaxies and back and leaves the listener eagerly waiting the remainder of the work to unfold. On " Fauna Gena" the synth sounds point in the direction of later works like Rubycon and Stratosfear. Beautiful music in a metamorphic state, bird calls calling out not disimilar to PF's Cirrus Minor. " Circulation of Events" is largely non descript but with some pleasant percussive echoes playing out the piece. " Wahn" is an eight minute work which perhaps is the most unusual on Atem, with some great backing vocals and percussion adding to the synts and keyboards. Not the first or last time TD experimented with voice on their largely instrumental works. The songs plays out smoothly to make for a perfect ending, so all in all another classic from TD which will be revered for many years to come, remarkeably they had even more wonderful journeys to showpiece. Four solid stars.
Chris S | 4/5 |

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