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CYCLONE

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.57 | 245 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars The only reason I purchased this album was the opening track "Bent Cold Sidewalk" which at that time was radio hit in Bandung. I didn't realize that the song was performed by Tangerine Dream until I got it from that radio. Tangerine Dream's music is typically an electronic music with experimental exposures, comprising long sequenced synthesizer rhythm, moog and other electronic keyboard combined with guitars and flutes.

"Bent Cold Sidewalk" is a beautiful composition which has floating-spacey style with a bit distorted vocals by Steve Jolliffe, with most keyboard and synthesizer works are performed in relatively long sustain notes during solo as well as chords progression. The lyrical verses have good melody that creates great music harmonies. The interlude part that starts at approx minute 4:35 is experimental and improvisational in nature. It explores the ambient flute work augmented with long sustain keyboard work at background. This part might make you fly as the rhythm section is repetitive while the flute and synthesizer overlay nicely on top of rhythmic chords. Having experienced with approximately 6 minutes musical exploration the music returns back into its original melody with lyrical verse closing the song.

"Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender" is a track with faster tempo if it's compared to the opening track. The music is similar with Hawkwind. "Madrigal Meridian" is a very long epic with approx 20 minute duration. The music moves very slowly through a long sustain notes. There are some interesting and melodic segments of this track. However, this song is too monotone for my personal taste as the music contains repetitive rhythm section.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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