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CYCLONE

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.57 | 246 ratings

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Bilek
4 stars There are several groups which I was surprised to see in this site, and this is definitely one of them. In fact, when I first started exploring progarchives, I looked for this group (not because I knew it or I liked it, but just because I knew that it was an experimental group and some prog lovers were interested in!...) and surprised that it wasn't included, and when I found out that it finally made its way into, I was surprised again (having listened to some 1983-1989 works such as le parc and legend...) and this time I was surprised because it was included! Thanks to the positive reviews I read about the previous albums, I decided to buy some mp3's (sorry guys, I definitely would like to go for legitimate releases, but it's not only too expensive, but also almost impossible to find here...) and now I can be considered as a fan (despite the fact that I still don't understand what you guys find in Alpha Centauri or zeit)... Now, my principle is simple: if most people hate something, that should really have a treasure... (I'm not talking about poppy groups like Asia, or poppy TD albums like Tyger...) My cue was a simple statement in Tangerine Realm site (I really don't know the site's address, I received the whole site, plus the official TD site inside the MP3's-by the way, the whole TD catalogue is scattedred on 7 CD's, on 160 kbps!... this includes rare soundtracks and some important bootlegs...). Anyway, the webmaster, speaking of similar groups to TD (king crimson and ozric tantacles were included...) said, "after all, cyclone is not a typical TD album, ı might be wrong". And I went straight ahead... and Bingo!!! Froese himself tells that this album was received with hatred among fans (and he admits that they intended to be provacative by the use of vocals!). This one stands out as a lost pink floyd album (also being inserted between animals and the wall albums, and I think better than the latter..). No, I don't think vocals took anthing away from them (though, they might have thought the opposite and quicly giving up the idea until 1983...), after all, you are trying to be "experimental" and put forward "something new"! It's realy not very typical TD album, so I will disagree with the above reviewers' "for td fans only" statement, indeed, this one is a perfect start for getting acquainted with the band (especially if you are a little bit "straightforward" prog-lover like me), by the way, Madrigal meridian (which is one side long) is completely instrumental, whay are you so angry with one- side vocals?? Anyway, my favorite TD piece along with Force Majeure, and highly recommended to lovers of all kinds of prog rock (and in case you are TD fan, you know it already!). Actualy I could have given 5 *'s just to raise its credit, but it would be too generous.. I don't think it's a real classic (like in the court of the crimson king, or relayer), but it definitely needs other 4 * reviews.... It is really underestimated here...
Bilek | 4/5 |

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