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TROPICAL HEAT

Ashra

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1.51 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mosquito Dance (8:44)
2. Tropical Heat (4:51)
3. Pretty Papaya (6:07)
4. Nights in Sweat (8:33)
5. Don't stop the Fan (5:26)
6. Monsoon (5:14)

Total Time: 38:55

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Line-up / Musicians

- Manuel Göttsching / guitar, keyboards
- Lutz Ulbrich / guitar, keyboards
- Harald Grosskopf / electronic drums

Releases information

Navigator NAV 8909-2 / Spalax 14242 / Thunderbolt CDTB 138

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ASHRA Tropical Heat ratings distribution


1.51
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (22%)
22%
Collectors/fans only (44%)
44%
Poor. Only for completionists (33%)
33%

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Review by philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Content Development & Krautrock Team
2 stars What a lost of time. This album shows a radical direction taken by the band (even if we can hear a few controversial stuffs on "walkin´ the desert"). The musicians exchange their old materials for new technological and digital equipements. Consequently the sound is cold, heartless and sometimes we just wonder where are the musicians and all these warm electric organs and vintage analog synth... After "New Age of Earth" it´s clear that the musical level of the band dicreased. In this effort, the melodies and harmonies are so easy and self indulgent . Only the title track deserves a certain attention with a catchy, funky and groovy guitaristic section by Gottsching. The rest is as dull as what Tangerine Dream have produced during the same period. However, contrary to their colleagues of TD, Gottsching and his team tried with a certain success to renew with their golden spacey synth era during the emd of the last decay. I give more than one point because this band deserves a certain respect.

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Send comments to philippe (BETA) | Report this review (#72502) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Review by ZowieZiggy
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1 stars Dear Manuel was quite surprising with his output during the late seventies / early eighties. The music from "Correlations" and "Belle Alliance" had little to do with their first two great albums. And one can say only after a few seconds of "Mosquito Dance", that this album is going to be a very poor adventure.

Poor electro beats, lifeless music, repetition to the bones. Press next quickly to avoid pure boredom. The problem you will be facing is that the next track isn't any better and the next one ("Pretty Papaya") is of the same texture: a combination of electro music with reggae (same recipe during "Don't Stop The Fan" and "Monsoon")! Ouch, it hurts quite a bit. A rather weak album it is.

"Tropical" rhythms are hardly bearable ("Nights In Sweat") and frankly out of purpose from such a band. The only positive aspect of this album is that it lasts for less than forty minutes? I can't rate this album with more than one star.

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1 stars I have listened "New Age of Earth", "Blackouts" & "Walkin' the Desert", and also "Seven Up", "Schwingungen" & the homonymous album from Ash Ra Tempel. "Tropical Heat" is a musical voyage from "deutsche Touristen" to tropical countries. It sounds totally so: german musicians (from the Krautrock ... (read more)

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