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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

2.82 | 44 ratings

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Pixel Pirate
3 stars "Destination Berlin" is by TD standards a piece of fluff,but very nice fluff. It's the soundtrack to a German movie I haven't seen and I am not likely to ever do so,but the music functions very well on it's own. This is not one of those soundtracks that desperately needs the accompanying movie to make any sense,it's stands well enough on it's own feet as a piece of music in it's own right. And what kind of music are we talking about here? Well,as I said,it is essentially a piece of fluff,not a substantial album by any sense of the word. This is TD in light pop music mode,all the tracks are jaunty,bouncy pieces of cheery pop music with not a heavy thought in sight. That is it's weakness some people have said,but I say it's it's strength. The whole album sounds so sunny and cheerful it always cheers me up and that's not the worst effect music can have on a listener. So much of TD's music is on the heavy and serious side,to the point of creeping a lot of people out actually,that it's nice to have a TD album that is the diametrical opposite. In fact,even though these tracks are throwaway pop music,TD have nevertheless created something quite special here. Happy,cheerful music is usually completely moronic,it seems intelligence in music is to be found almost exclusively within the serious realms,but "Destination Berlin" is that rarity of albums: Undeniably happy and undeniably cheerful,but not moronic. Even though this album doesn't even have a smidgen of the gravity of TD's best albums,they have nevertheless invested it with the same amount of intelligence as all their other albums,it's well played,well arranged and well thought out,its just not very deep. But that's allright now and then and when I have had all I can take of the serious side of music that dominates my cd collection and I want to take a musical breather,I put on "Destination Berlin" and it never fails to put a smile on my face. Not too bad an ambition for a piece of music I think.
Pixel Pirate | 3/5 |


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