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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 823 ratings

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4 stars Phaedra (1974), a four track album, embodies the consolidation and scopes of Tangerine Dreamīs unique musical language, in 37:35 minutes, to what became the trademark TD sound which infected mind and soul of a myriad of contemporary (and future) electronic musicians and composers with the hunger for these exact kind of sonic electronic spaces.

The same of course happened to its creators back in 1974. The album is a perfectly balanced display of controlled/experimental electronic music and a personal vision of the possibilities synthesizers offered to music composers not only experimentalists.

What is notable in this case is that in 1974 Tangerine Dream were not the first composers/musicians to use synthetizers but were one of the few to actually juice them up to build an original musical idiom, after 4 (more experimental) studio albums, beyond the use of the new flanged sounds alone or the mere fact of having enough money to buy one of this, then, monster keyboards.

So embrace this ride which will evolute (in less than one year) to masterful levels and of course, as any art style cycle, will eventually fade away, but we still are in 1974.

Few had done what Tangerine Dream did, they became a turning point in world wide electronic musicīs history, for real, as far as electronic music composition goes.


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