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UNDERWATER SUNLIGHT

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.73 | 122 ratings

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octopus-4
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3 stars I've seen one Earth Underwater.

The meaning of the above sentence is that Peter Bardens released his first newage fashioned album "Seen One Earth" in 1987 and this "Underwater Sunset" that's very similar in sounds and atmosphere is from 1988.

Yes, it's mainly newage, full of major chords and relaxing rhythms but respect to the Bardens' album it has an extraordinary good guitarist in Edgar Froese. The guitar's sound is not too dissimilar from the usual squared waves coming from the keyboards, but this is one of the few TD albums on which we can hear proper guitar riffs as in a rock album.

The only track that sounds totally Tangerine Dream is the closer "Underwater Twilight" that's repetitive and hypnotic like many of their older things, but all the album is enjoyable.

Of course we are far from things like Ricochet or Phaedra, not to mention the pink albums, but this is better than all the useless soundtracks released in this period. An excellent background for relaxing moments, as most of what is called newage plus with some highlights in Froese's guitar parts.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |

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