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PHAEDRA

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 824 ratings

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Dayvenkirq
4 stars 4.5, really.

The first time I heard the title track, I was sitting in the darkness, half-drowsy or just awoken, got my Windows Media Player starting the track, and I thought I was in some kind of a warm invisible haze. This is a whole another world, simply different from what's happening on Faust's debut album or Brian Eno's "Another Green World". No, it's nothing like these records. It is truly unique. This is some really aquatic, adventurous, and slightly tense stuff. And that's the opener of the album.

The next track is my personal favorite. You will be swimming in those gentle and creamy Mellotron sounds throughout the track. Every time I hear the excerpt 6:05-6:22, particularly the engrossing swoosh in 6:17-6:19, I'm in heaven. But enough of the mental hospital talk; I hope I've made my point clear to you. If you want more minimalism but in a different form, then prepare yourself (or better not) for some rich organ work lasting about less than eight minutes on 'Movements of a Visionary'. To close the deal, you will be released out of the space of musical tension with Peter Baumann's easygoing 'Sequent C'.

Ratings/comments (if you have to ask):

1. 'Phaedra' - ****

2. 'Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares' - *****

3. 'Movements of a Visionary' - ****

4. 'Sequent C' - ****

Stamp: "I like it." (Perchance it is not for most of the modern pop music-listening guys.)

Dayvenkirq | 4/5 |

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