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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

2.79 | 101 ratings

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1 stars Two feet in the big, "infect" musical business: I'm a huge fan of TD's first era (I mean from their first "electronic meditation" to "green desert"). The sequencers / analog synth period of the "virgin" years was really unequal with some honest works (Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear) and passable recordings (White Eagle, Exit). but sorry if I consider the lack of inspiration and the commercial orientated electronic sounds progressively adopted by the band, the second part of the 80's marks the death of the band. This album is puerile, totally inconsistent, articulated into a bunch of massive synth pieces with insistent electronic pulses in the background. Conceptually the album's thematic is focused around famous parks of the world (Yellowstone...). The idea was original and could definitely be illustrated with TD music but the guys weren't at the top of creativity for this one; when you close the eyes and reflect, no mental landscapes appear, you just have a terrible headache. It sounds as electronic "garbage", ephemeral ambient music with no style and no progressive ideas. A terribly bad album but wait, it's not their worst, you have the summit of sloppy, commercial & mainstream synth music with the ultimately boring "Optical race".
philippe | 1/5 |


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