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PURPLE DILUVIAL

Tangerine Dream

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3.11 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Armageddon In The Rose Garden Part II (7:13)
2. Purple Diluvial (19:21)
3. Babylon The Great Has Fallen (13:24)

Total time: 39:58

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Line-up / Musicians

- Edgar Froese / performer (1), producer
- Thorsten Quaeschning / performer (2,3)


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Releases information

Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye

CD Eastgate ‎- 025 CD (2008, Germany)

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TANGERINE DREAM Purple Diluvial ratings distribution


3.11
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
20%
Good, but non-essential (47%)
47%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)
7%

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Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Short, concise, yet innovative even if released in 2008 this album represents a very nice offering from the band. It has been quite a while that they didn't release such an "old" album.

While I was listening to this, I was wondering to myself: hey! is this really a new TD album? Or was it just a dream while I was awaken!

The short "Armageddon" is such a brilliant track that will undoubtedly remind you of the superb past. This is by far my favourite song from this album and one of their best for some twenty years. Easily.

This great band could of course rest on their laurel's (as some of their earlier production) but they were doing better with "Purple Diluvial". The title track and "epic" of this album (almost twenty minutes) offers some average electronic rock parts, upbeat at times and frankly not too much of a glory particularity. Just good and keyboarding as hell.

But I assume that it is what we are expecting from TD every time they are releasing an album. The closing section of this "Purple Diluvial" does "speak" more to my bones and heart and is really poignant. Another great TD moment should I say. But there are an awful lot of these ones of course throughout their immense discography.

I consider this album as one of their good ones from this millennium, even if the dance beats of "Babylon The Great Has Fallen" are quite unbearable. But he closing part is such memorable...

This album certainly deserves a listen. Three stars is my rating.

Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Purple Dilluvial released in 2008 is a welcome return for TD to their trademark sound. It has the year 2000 + feel to it so it is by no means the same old, same old reliable music. A refreshing difference. " Armageddon In The Rose Garden Part 11 " is a great seven minute energy burst of swirling guitars, synths and manic percussion, similar to " Leviathan", the title track " Purple Dilluvial" has a pleasant new age piano intro and a slow build to about seven minutes when the percussion and pulsing kick into action and ryhmically builds and builds until about the 13th minute where the song gently withdraws to nineteen minutes with soft backing voice overs. " Babylon The Great has Fallen" is a pleasant enough upbeat piece nothing to get overly excited about, more familair Dream Mixes territoy. A good album from Tangerine Dream but not essential.

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