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ELECTRONIC MEDITATION

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.36 | 307 ratings

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philippe
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5 stars First and classic TD album which participated to the construction of krautrock original sound. If you are only familiar with TD representative electronic, rhythmical dreamscapes you will be surprised by the free-form / experimental rock of "electronic meditation". The differences are sometimes radical in material, organisation and form. However the music has been yet remarkable, original to the extreme, making a considerable advance in both music and pre-electronic experimentations. The whole album atmosphere is mysterious, aggressive, psychedelic and emotional. "Genesis" opens this fascinating adventure with a dark, really strange cerebral composition made of tortured guitar sounds, linear cello parts, rumbling drums and esoteric, "exotic" flute parts. "Journey through a burning brain" starts with "glissando" guitar noises and an earthy organ sequence. The composition carries on distorted, painful and screaming guitar solo which ends in disorder and madness. "Cold smoke" is a strange world made of chaotic amplified noises, mysterious "acid" organ parts. The freaky out drum set that comes to light progressively announces an "improvised" explosive quick rock. "Ashes to ashes" is a bluesy, "trippy" rock tune with catchy organ sequences and hysteric guitar solos. In the last title we go back to the "abstract" atmosphere developed in "Genesis". The song starts with a meditative organ sound and recitative. A superb album, well recommended to everyone.
philippe | 5/5 |

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