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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.25 | 845 ratings

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5 stars 4.5, actually. This is one heaven and hell of an album. Indeed, the two sole tracks on it sound like they musically represent heaven and hell. Let me walk you through it.

The first half, or part 1, of the album starts with some hypnotic iterations followed by a heavenly New Age texture, big thanks to the inventor of the Mellotron who is resting happily in his grave. Expect some choir along the way, as well as some vivid synth work, where the latter is just classic Tangerine Dream. As for the second half, i.e. part 2, of the record, I have a few words for you. Guess what one of them is. It's "hell", of course! The introductory texture will not make you do some involuntary things, but it might frighten you to some extent. The choir and the ambulance/pandemonium synth work are nothing short of innovative and truly unique. Beat that. Oh, and there is some rhythmic sequencer stuff on this track too.

Ratings/comments (if you have to ask):

1. 'Rubycon, pt. 1' - ****+ (Yes, I'm making an exception here to my 5-star system - half-stars. The rhythmic sequencers on those tracks are nothing new to me here.)

2. 'Rubycon, pt. 2' - ****+

Stamp: "I like it" (Yet another album not for modern pop music lovers in general.)

Dayvenkirq | 5/5 |


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