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2.93 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Losing the Perspective (1:12)
2. World of the Day (5:29)
3. Perplex Parts (8:06)
4. Cosmic Merriment (9:05)
5. Messenger (7:09)
6. Rebound 03 (8:56)
7. Floating Higher (5:48)
8. From Kiev With Love (6:51)
9. Meta Morph Magic (7:44)
10. The Metropolitan Sphere (9:12)

Total Time: 69:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Edgar Froese / performer, producer
- Jerome Froese/ performer (guitar on 2 & 10), mixing & producer

Note: The actual instrumentation could not be confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Remixes of compositions that reach back to 1972, and including 3 new tracks (1,2 & 10)

Artwork: Edgar Froese with Monika Froese (photo)

CD TDI Music ‎- TDI CD034 (2003, Germany)

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TANGERINE DREAM Dream Mixes 4 ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
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TANGERINE DREAM Dream Mixes 4 reviews

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Review by Modrigue
3 stars Mixes old with new

Fourth release of the "Dream Mixes" series, "DM 4" is overall a pleasant volume, accompanied this time by a few surprises. First, there is a certain amount of new material, sometimes supporting TANGERINE DREAM's "historical" compositions, but sometimes the opposite happens. Second, the tracks form a single 70 minutes long piece, which is appreciable. Third, like in the glorious days, the artwork features a photography by Monique Froese. Finally, and most interesting, the music ventures in some unusual "TD-remixing" territories.

The two first tunes are new compositions. "Losing The Perspective" is a short ambient spoken introduction, while "World Of The Day" can remind "Pilots of Ether Belt" from the good "Mars Polaris" at times, but is unfortunately not as inspired. "Perplex Parts" reuses themes from the "Tangram" album, with some cool additions. "Cosmic Merriment" is a whole new track that discretely borrows parts from the 3 first pieces of "Zeit", the DREAM's most radical and least melodic offering! These are "Birth Of Liquid Plejades", "Nebulous Dawn" and "Origin Of Supernatural Probabilities". Audacious and even more unexpected, as "Zeit" is Jerome's least favorite TD album. So, what does it sound like in 2003? Well, kind of trip-hop-y by moments... Not bad but a fully assumed revisit of these early iconic dark ambient/drone adventures in the 21st century should have been more interesting. Then comes the best passage of the record, "Messenger". Finally, a version of "Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender" without Steve Joliffe's useless vocalizations... as it is fully instrumental. Although its nineties' big-beat drums are a bit caricatural and repetitive, this remix remains very nice.

With a few samples from "Ricochet", "Rebound 03" distillates a mysterious ambiance... Not unpleasant but overall too lengthy. "Floating Higher" is an enjoyable tune on the basis "Love On A Real Train" from "Risky Business", while "From Kiev With Love" is a cool and punchy rearrangement of "Kiew Mission" with a peaceful ending. I had great expectations for "Meta Morph Magic", the shortened remixed version of "Thru Metamorphic Rocks". This is in fact a little lazy and deceiving. Here, the raw original ramshackle is just reused... The sonority was groundbreaking in 1979, in 2003 it should have deserved a proper reworked and clean sound. The album ends with its longer track "The Metropolitan Sphere". With its surprising short acoustic opening, this new composition is calm and polite but not really remarkable.

"DM 4" features more novelties and digressions from the original material than "Dream Mixes 3" as well as some risk taking. This is one of the few Dream Mixes volume to revisit TD's "progressive rock" period (1978-1979) and, to a lesser extent, "Zeit". Furthermore, new material form nearly one third of the disc. However, the quality is not as homogeneous, as the novelties and revisits are uneven. Not mentioning the big-beat / drum'n'bass sonorities, at least, 5 years late...

Nonetheless, despite rather flat moments and lengthy passages, this fourth compilation do have good ideas, a few surprises and different ambiances. If you enjoyed "Dream Mixes 3" and "Mars Polaris", give it a listen.

Latest members reviews

3 stars The last CD of TD's Dreammixes. In my opinion Edgar en Jerome Froese took a wrong step when they created the dreammixes. This CD and the previous albums are nice for listening in a car but not good enough for HiFi equipment. When you like the famous TD sound AND a lot of drumbeats you should ... (read more)

Report this review (#48014) | Posted by | Friday, September 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The latest in TD's series of remix albums,"DM4" is the best of them. The first was too rushed and not taken seriously enough,with the second and third they had realised that this concept was not just something to play around with for fun in between the "proper" TD albums,but a whole new avenue ... (read more)

Report this review (#32589) | Posted by Pixel Pirate | Wednesday, February 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

1 stars this is the last new c d i will ever buy from tangerine dream . all the tracks were filled with the same awful drumbeat and all so rushed , do they not realise 99 % of all tang fans yern for those long , slow building tunes ,poor ... (read more)

Report this review (#32588) | Posted by | Tuesday, February 8, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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