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RUBYCON

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.27 | 586 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Definitly, Iīm not a vinyl fanatic. And this album is proof of that. My sister had this Lp in the 70īs and I really didnīt like it. But upon hearing it again several years after that period, the CD sound provides much more deph for this kind of music (and instrumental music in general, by the way, but specially this one). Vinyl had lots of limitations, specially back then. And upon hearing it now I can see that Rubycon is not as vague, abstract and melodic structureless as I used to think it was (even if much of it IS very abstract). Still, it is not exactly the type of music that moves me. It sounds a lot like a soundtrack of a sci fi movie (and the ones with not much action). Think about a documentary of lunar landscapes: thatīs probably the music for it. Small wonder Tangerine Dream did so many soundtracks by the end of the 70īs...

In the end I reckon TD as a groundbreaking group, they were very good on what they did, but clearly, I much rather hear their stuff from Stratospher onwards, where they spiced their electronic soundscapes with defined melodies, more harmonic structures and some rhythms patterns. This one is definitly essential for hardcore eletronic fans only. My rating should be two stars, but I think that a 2.5 stars rating would be fairer. After all, itīs not really bad at all, and shows a transitional period to where the band would eventually find the sound to a much broader audience.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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