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RICOCHET

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.24 | 237 ratings

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admireArt
5 stars A live, up-front recording of never released material, by the band who set the standards of electronic-prog/rock, in more than just the use of synths. Yes! , also that which has become quiet a downer nowadays with TD, musical composition. The glorious days, when "riffs" were moved around, alongside, usually intelligent and seductive long melody lines. All triggered, by rhythmical drum or electronic drum-like beats . The "riffs" in RICOCHET are not the whole structure, and the structures are diverse, and unique in atmospheres, connected perfectly by the great performance of the musicians, which enhance the melody, and not let the rhythmical pulses become the "main" structure but part of the whole. Perfectly focused musicians, no sound, sounds out of place, although the variety of instruments and "immediate" atmospheres they progress into. What marks the difference in these "golden TD days" of the "future" ones, is not age or intention, is their now abuse of never ending silly "riffs", which at the start, may seem novel, but eventually are tiring. In "RICOCHET", they quiet stayed in these limits, counter-balancing it with in "your face", electronic-experimentations, some rock-like, some ambient-like. Therefore, the best of "RICOCHET" as "RUBYCON", is that both are "metamorphical" with structured melody lines that support the whole of the work. RICOCHET, is as mentioned, sometimes close of tress-passing the "time" use of riffs, a mili-second of becoming the "main" structure and becoming tire-some. A dynamic, well recorded, live release, that holds the "best" of TD's live performance, and works as good "outside" the arena. ****4 Progressive-Electronic "Masterwork"- P/A stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |

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