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Tangerine Dream


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5 stars IMO, 1979 Force Majeure is one of those essential Tangerine Dream albums, although it is not exactly at the same level of their masterpieces Phaedra, Rubycon and Tangram, thats why I give it 4.5 stars

The album is on the progressive symphonic vein and consists of three suites:

1.- Force Majeure is the loner track and the one that gives the name of the album, it is divided on different parts, although the written notes don't divide the suite at all. FOR ME, the parts of the suite can be described as this: the creation of the world, the begin of life and grow of plants, the wildlife (when the bass, piano and drums come in), the dawn of man, the civilization, the cientific discoverys of man (on the middle no rhythm section), the present time of humanity (the most played extract of ths suite, the future of man (the synth pop section) and finale. That interpretation is mine, it could be whatever I think.

2.- Cloudburst Flight is an awesome compact suite that sugests flying (like a hanglider) with three or four parts, the introduction, the take off (bass and brassy synth), the flight, the cloudy/storm/turbulence flight part (guitar part) and the relief to a serene atmosphere (final part).

3.- Thru Metamorphic Rocks is the last suite that begins with a very symphonic part, like the past tracks of the album and then starts a synthesizer sequence with lots of white noise shots, and some kind of fanfares, a hammering synthbass note with no variations and pads. Here I really don't imagine anything, but I like it.

monomachine | 5/5 |


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