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PHAEDRA

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 824 ratings

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the philosopher
4 stars Just a few months ago I thought that the electronic prog was not meant for me: I was wrong!

Phaedra is already the fifth record of Tangerine Dream and consists of four songs. One long epic on the first side, and three shorter compositions on the second side. The titletrack starts with some echoes and shortly threreafter some bassrhythms are introduced. The music is dynamic and full of strange electronic soundeffects. Some are realy dark and others are just nice. The total effect of the first halve of this composition is hypnotic. The bassrhythms are the basis of the composition, but do change if new sound effects are introduced. One of the best soundeffects are some bassy gong soundeffects. This music is some scary experience: don''t panic! After the building up of tension the listener is shot down into space. Some "spacewhales" swim by and after this weird experience some beautifull paradise is in front of you. A great composition.

The first composition of the second side "The mysterious semblance of the strand of nightmares" may be the best track however. How do I love the sound of mellotrons. Mellotrons were not played better since the Wake of Poseidon of King Crimson. A beautifull soundscape is created with some strange timescale, but quiet slow and easeful. Some electronic sound is sometimes mixed with the mellotronsound which sounds great.

The last two composition bring forth some more material in the same trend as the titletrack, but are not as exciting. Still these tracks are quiet good. In total this record sounds like a real good addition to my collection: 4+ stars.

the philosopher | 4/5 |

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