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Edgar Froese


Progressive Electronic

3.77 | 82 ratings

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3 stars Stuntman is Edgar Froese moving towards a poppier synth sound, and is almost pre- new-age sounding (only a touch). Though this album isn't actually bad, it's definitely not like the amazing Aqua or Epsilon in Malaysian Pale. Stuntman seems to be geared towards accessibility rather than the usual experimental journeys that Froese is known for in his solo work and within Tangerine Dream. This is an album that foreshadows the effects of the '80s on great progressive electronic artists.

I have to agree with another reviewer, philippe, that the best track on this album and the closest to Froese's famous sound is "Drunken Mozart in the Desert", but I still don't particularly care for it too much anyway. To me, this whole album sounds like elaborate variations on Camel's "Aristillus" from Moonmadness, which was even the most pointless track on that album (great album, though). These tracks do still progress though, in an '80s Tangerine Dream-meets- Kraftwerk kind of cold, dead, dreamy style.

Stuntman isn't great, and I'm honestly taken aback by the favorable rating on this album. This album isn't really comparable to Froese's best work done earlier in the '70s, but all in all, it's definitely better than most of Tangerine Dream's '80s-'90s albums.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |


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