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RICOCHET

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.24 | 240 ratings

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Dobermensch
4 stars Tangerine Dream claim this is a live album, but unless I'm much mistaken this has had a complete overhaul using overdubs.

Sounding every bit like a studio LP 'Ricochet' sits comfortably between 'Rubycon' and 'Stratosfear'. It's more accessible than any of it's predecessors and unusually for them, side one has a guitar present! A heavily treated one right enough, but a guitar playing a tune nonetheless. Would you believe it?. This 17 minute track is not bad, but is quite a departure from 'Phaedra' and 'Rubycon', sounding less purely electronic than usual.

Side two is a masterpiece. Quite possibly the best recording they ever made. A beautiful solo piano sequence opens the track before being joined by a floating flute. Things really get going when the trademark arpeggiated keyboards kick in. From here the tune gradually builds to an electronic crescendo before dissipating into some weird vocal loops which eventually peter out as those slightly effected flutes reappear to be accompanied by some very nice sequenced keyboards once again. A wonderful track and one of my all time favourite individual pieces of music.

Only side one prevents the maximum 5 stars here.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |

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