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ELECTRONIC MEDITATION

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.38 | 212 ratings

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5 stars Vastly underrated and underappreciated debut by a group that would became the biggest name of electronic music. This is the original lineup of Edgar Froese, Conrad Schnitzler, and Klaus Schulze. Schulze would later join ASH RA TEMPEL (for their debut, and for Join Inn in 1973, as part of a one-off reunion of their original members), and of course embark on his solo career that made his name just as important as TD's.

"Electronic Meditation" is quite a different game from what these guys have done afterwards. This is by far their most rock oriented album, loaded with lots of guitars. The album starts off with "Genesis", which consists of a bunch of droning, something the band will continues to do on following albums. But the next song, "Journey Through A Burning Brain" shows the guitars starting to kick in, and the music becomes more and more intense, until the guitars kick in. This stuff really blows me away. The rest of the album is like that too, except for "Resurrection", which is simply organ with a voice talking in backwards (I presume in German), before you hear "Genesis" once again.

Yes, this album is often not looked on in a favorable light. It's not like anything they done since. The sound quality isn't the best, either. But if you love that underground Krautrock sound, you should give this one a try.

Proghead | 5/5 |

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