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ZEIT 'LARGO IN 4 MOVEMENTS'

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.67 | 242 ratings

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paolo.beenees
4 stars Here is the album which taught me that music is nothing you must understand by all means; it can be instead something to let your mind flow and float with. I've played "Birth of Liquid Plejades" dozens of times and each time it sounds to me more and more beautiful. I can travel light-years away on its phased cellos,rest and vibrate with the charming chords and guitar glissando of its central section (not to say the wonderful use of that single note of synthesizer, which here and there is shaken as ripples on a water surface); finally, my trip starts again at double the speed with the final section, opening to my eyes the abyss of cosmic void... Really thrilling. And I always get amazed at the title track, as static as time is, pure ambient music six or seven years before Brian Eno would try to regulate and define this kind of electronic genre. Unfortunately, some weak point comes with the other two compositions. "Nebulous Dawn" is just too long: its first ten minutes are incredible, that very slow moog (or VCS3? Is there a way to tell them apart?) cadence and the several noises and sounds that the band can create are really claustrophobic and intriguing, but then everything gets exasperating. "Origin of supernatural probabilities" has good tunes and is really a forerunner (if not the starting point) to all the ambient movement, but the "bubbling" section in the middle is really pointless. Nevertheless, how can I give an album with two and a half absolute masterpieces less than four stars?
paolo.beenees | 4/5 |

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