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ZEIT 'LARGO IN 4 MOVEMENTS'

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.66 | 250 ratings

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Jazzywoman
2 stars Though I do highly recommend most of Tangerine Dream's discovery, I cannot recommend this disc to people with short atention spans. There are heavily divided reactions to what they heard on this album, some very positive, some very negative. I am not in either camp, as I think the album, the majority of the itme, is extremely tedious and awkward cosmic moments, yet at other sid e of the spectrum, it has some of the band's best early works.

1.Birth Of Liquid Plejades - Probably the best out of all the songs. Edgar Froese, Christoph Franke, and Peter Baumann really pull together on this track. Notably, it's much more dark and has many more ambient notes than the previous two albums. The song enters in an extremely dark and comsic energy, with some of the freakiest keyboard playing and audio generator sounds to create the most bleak of works I have ever heard. It continues in a cosmic journey into an almost creation of organ sounds. The song stays like this, with the addition of sound generator heavily adding to the silent chaotic sound. The epic is a highlight of the album, easily. (9/10)

2.Nebulous Dawn - This song is probably the most awkward of the bunch. It's huge on Froese's audio generator, with some organ drones thrown in, much not much else than very dark ambient music that doesn't really succeed at it's goal. The finished product almost sounds incomplete and rather bored. (5.5/10)

3.Origin Of Supernatural Probabilities - The longest of the bunch, and possibly the most boring of the album. The track is experimental, yet it just doesn't have much emotional connection, other than the sound of wind for about 20 minutes. The band really just doesn't make sense of the warning noises and ghostly audio generator sounds that they were creating. A total nightmare of a song. (3/10)

4.Zeit - After the worst song of the album, the band decides to pull into an average ambient track, though there is still no real connection with me and the music that is being played. The song does have more noise than the previous track, and almost sounds as if it's more cosmic than the rest, as phasers roll on through ear and ear. It's unique the way the put sounds on this one, yet it doesn't really compare to the opening track. It is another highlight, compared to the previous two tracks though. (7/10)

Though some see the album as a complete disaster of noise, it is a contributing factor to the creation of New Age and Ambient music. It's interesting how the band really puts together the sounds on this album, but it rarely has much connection with me. A 2 stars, it would have been better if it was a single LP with tracks 2 and 3 gone.

Jazzywoman | 2/5 |

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