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CYCLONE

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.57 | 240 ratings

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Epignosis
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Eclectic Prog Team
3 stars Cyclone is an album that might appeal more to psychedelic-minded music lovers. The electronic elements are there, but only in measured doses. At other times, the content is closer to straightforward space rock. Vocally, it is unimpressive but not as repellent as some have made it out to be.

"Bent Cold Sidewalk" In a ponderous minor key, Tangerine Dream explores a realm occupied by the likes of Eloy and the Alan Parsons Project. A third of the way through, after a space-rock series of verses and a synthesizer theme, the electronic trio fade back into their more familiar territory, with a repetitive electronic rhythm recoiling behind the wail of lead tones, this time with the faint, occasional huff of woodwinds.

"Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender" In a more intense pace, the group maintains their space rock approach, but morphs into something more conventional.

"Madrigal Meridian" The third and final track sends the listener back out into the depths of the galaxy before transforming into the music of an interstellar regal procession. The third stage is upbeat synth-rock that amounts to little more than a jam, really. The fourth phase is more symphonic and contains a sweet violin tone. With unclear transitions, this extended piece is more suited as background music.

Epignosis | 3/5 |

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