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GREEN DESERT

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.28 | 90 ratings

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BORA
2 stars Contractual obligations perhaps?

Firstly, there is no way that these tracks could have been recorded - even composed in 1973. The style is very mid-'80s, something that Froese would not have envisaged at the time of space/cosmic preoccupation.

This album is a short collection of tunes, completely mismatched.

1. The title track gets off to a slow start before half-way through it develops to a possible outtake from "Hyperborea" of 1983 an album I am very fond of, but this peace is not strong enough to write home about.

2. "White Clouds" is probably the only tune here deserving attention. Whilst way short of being sensational, the layers of synth work come off nicely. The only piece on this album that's worthy of attention.

3. "Astral Voyager". Well, even Kraftwerk does such things better. A blemish on TD's reputation and probably the worst piece they've ever recorded to this moment.

4."Indian Summer" is an inoffensive piece, devoid of any bulk, or inspiration. Frankly, you hear much better background tracks in wildlife/space documentaries created by faceless artists working for peanuts . A memorable one - it is not.

Whilst in places it's marginally better than two stars, I can't bring myself to call it good as a whole. Hovering between 2 and 3, but not quite a 3. (Don't waste your money on this as they have done much better before and since.)

BORA | 2/5 |

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