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Formed in Berlin, Germany in 1967 - Still active as of 2018

Edgar Froese first formed The Ones in 1965. After several private concerts (notably at Salvador Dali's house), the band changes its name for Tangerine Dream.
After a first release featuring Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler "Electronic Meditation" (1969) Tangerine Dream will abandon aleatoric experimentations to concentrate on radical cosmic synth atmospheres. "Alpha Centauri" (1971) will be a landmark of the band's first explorations in electronic realms. Without a regular pulse but just with organ chords, a few manipulated guitar lines and synthesisers effects, "Alpha Centauri" remains an absolute epic and classic cosmic adventure. The following year, the contemplative "Zeit" represents a milestone, an abstract & timeless musical world. "Atem" (1973) whose line up (Froese / Franke / Baumann) will participate to TD's classic years until 1977 is an obscure and mind-blowing electronic symphony.

In 1973 start TD's classic & popular Virgin years. The captivating "Phaedra" contributes to the trademark sound of TD, with Moog arpeggio, pulsating sequencer patterns and powerful synthesisers sounds. An all time classic that launched the band's notoriety and career outside of Germany. Next to "Phaedra", "Rubycon", the live "Ricochet" and "Stratosfear" deliver ethereal and complex rhythmical soundscapes. In 1977, the band released the soundtrack of "Sorcerer" (directed by William Friedkin). A dark, moody atmospheric album (with a rather similar material used in previous albums). "Sorcerer" is also the last studio work with the classic TD line up. The vocalist Steve Joliffe and the drummer Klaus Krieger were employed for Paul Baumann's replacement and record "Cyclone". Disconcerted, the album is badly seen by the public and the critic despite that it introduced many interesting elements to TD's music. In 1979, almost in duet, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke record "Force Majeure".

In the 80s, TANGERINE DREAM knew a long and fruitful career in writing music for screen. The departure of Chris Franke in 1988 marks momentarily a hard blow to the band's musical creativity. During the 90s, TD published numerous live albums, soundtracks. Edgar Froese's son, Jerome integrates the band. They release...
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In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979
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TANGERINE DREAM discography


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TANGERINE DREAM top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.36 | 307 ratings
Electronic Meditation
1970
3.54 | 334 ratings
Alpha Centauri
1971
3.64 | 361 ratings
Zeit
1972
3.59 | 290 ratings
Atem
1973
4.17 | 755 ratings
Phaedra
1974
4.26 | 874 ratings
Rubycon
1975
3.95 | 523 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
3.33 | 205 ratings
Sorcerer (OST)
1977
3.59 | 337 ratings
Cyclone
1978
4.00 | 445 ratings
Force Majeure
1979
3.94 | 293 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.48 | 233 ratings
Exit
1981
3.19 | 152 ratings
Thief (OST)
1981
3.20 | 193 ratings
White Eagle
1982
3.48 | 218 ratings
Hyperborea
1983
2.73 | 55 ratings
Wavelength (OST)
1983
3.06 | 63 ratings
Firestarter (OST)
1984
2.90 | 49 ratings
Flashpoint (OST)
1984
2.89 | 41 ratings
Heartbreakers (OST)
1985
2.80 | 129 ratings
Le Parc
1985
3.79 | 174 ratings
Underwater Sunlight
1986
3.30 | 127 ratings
Green Desert
1986
3.28 | 69 ratings
Legend (OST)
1986
2.85 | 40 ratings
Near Dark (OST)
1987
2.52 | 39 ratings
Shy People (OST)
1987
1.67 | 35 ratings
Three O'Clock High (OST)
1987
3.02 | 96 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.69 | 109 ratings
Optical Race
1988
2.84 | 73 ratings
Lily On The Beach
1989
2.92 | 50 ratings
Miracle Mile (OST)
1989
2.80 | 43 ratings
Destination Berlin (OST)
1989
2.29 | 21 ratings
Catch Me... If You Can (OST)
1989
1.91 | 27 ratings
Dead Solid Perfect (OST)
1990
2.94 | 83 ratings
Melrose
1990
3.50 | 67 ratings
Canyon Dreams (OST)
1991
2.55 | 28 ratings
The Park Is Mine (OST)
1991
2.18 | 23 ratings
Rumpelstiltskin (OST)
1991
2.34 | 19 ratings
L'Affaire Wallraff / The Man Inside (OST)
1991
2.13 | 21 ratings
Deadly Care (OST)
1992
2.45 | 70 ratings
Rockoon
1992
2.69 | 59 ratings
Turn Of The Tides
1994
2.77 | 59 ratings
Tyranny Of Beauty
1995
2.90 | 33 ratings
The Dream Mixes
1995
2.89 | 60 ratings
Goblins' Club
1996
2.83 | 20 ratings
Zoning (OST)
1996
3.21 | 40 ratings
The Keep (OST)
1997
2.96 | 26 ratings
Oasis (OST)
1997
1.73 | 25 ratings
Ambient Monkeys
1997
3.32 | 32 ratings
TimeSquare - Dream Mixes 2
1998
2.56 | 29 ratings
Transsiberia (OST)
1998
3.50 | 10 ratings
Quinoa
1998
3.18 | 48 ratings
Mars Polaris
1999
3.42 | 22 ratings
What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
1999
3.36 | 28 ratings
Great Wall Of China (OST)
2000
3.02 | 36 ratings
The Seven Letters From Tibet
2000
3.68 | 40 ratings
Dream Mixes 3 - The Past Hundred Moons
2001
3.24 | 33 ratings
Inferno
2002
2.57 | 19 ratings
The Melrose Years
2002
2.72 | 29 ratings
Mota Atma
2003
2.93 | 27 ratings
Dream Mixes 4
2003
3.58 | 51 ratings
Purgatorio
2004
3.48 | 34 ratings
Jeanne D´Arc - La Révolte Éternelle
2005
3.08 | 33 ratings
Kyoto
2005
2.86 | 48 ratings
Phaedra 2005
2005
3.04 | 27 ratings
Blue Dawn
2006
3.88 | 30 ratings
Paradiso
2006
3.06 | 16 ratings
TD Plays TD
2006
2.50 | 16 ratings
One Times One
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Destination Berlin
2007
3.37 | 35 ratings
Springtime In Nagasaki
2007
2.99 | 41 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.09 | 26 ratings
Summer In Nagasaki
2007
3.09 | 19 ratings
Purple Diluvial
2008
2.54 | 22 ratings
Hyperborea 2008
2008
2.55 | 25 ratings
Tangram 2008
2008
2.92 | 30 ratings
Views From A Red Train
2008
2.67 | 24 ratings
Autumn In Hiroshima
2008
3.50 | 31 ratings
Flame
2009
3.61 | 22 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part I
2009
3.14 | 7 ratings
Winter In Hiroshima
2009
2.13 | 5 ratings
Dream Mixes 5 [Aka: DM V]
2010
3.18 | 22 ratings
The Endless Season
2010
1.44 | 24 ratings
Under Cover - Chapter One
2010
3.59 | 45 ratings
The Island Of The Fay
2011
3.45 | 29 ratings
The Angel From The West Window
2011
2.45 | 10 ratings
Finnegans Wake
2011
3.45 | 36 ratings
Machu Picchu
2012
3.77 | 11 ratings
The Castle
2013
3.00 | 13 ratings
The Cinematographic Score GTA 5
2014
3.20 | 10 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part II
2014
3.89 | 38 ratings
Quantum Gate
2017
3.16 | 12 ratings
Light Flux
2017

TANGERINE DREAM Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.31 | 332 ratings
Ricochet
1975
3.90 | 227 ratings
Encore (Live 1977)
1977
3.79 | 78 ratings
Quichotte
1980
3.78 | 171 ratings
Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
1983
3.98 | 145 ratings
Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
1984
4.26 | 106 ratings
Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
1986
3.33 | 63 ratings
Livemiles
1988
2.95 | 51 ratings
220 Volt Live
1993
3.29 | 30 ratings
Tournado - Live In Europe
1997
3.39 | 31 ratings
Valentine Wheels, Live in London
1998
2.00 | 12 ratings
Dream Encores
1998
3.64 | 26 ratings
Sohoman
1999
3.70 | 28 ratings
Soundmill Navigator
2000
3.59 | 20 ratings
Rockface (Live In Berkeley 1988)
2003
3.30 | 33 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 1
2003
3.48 | 15 ratings
Arizona Live
2004
3.11 | 17 ratings
East - Live In Berlin 1990
2004
2.63 | 8 ratings
Ottawa - June 20th 1986
2004
4.42 | 14 ratings
Sydney - February 22nd 1982
2004
3.74 | 8 ratings
Paris - February 2nd 1981
2004
3.12 | 14 ratings
Montreal - April 9th 1977
2004
3.10 | 11 ratings
Aachen - January 21st 1981
2004
2.82 | 17 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2
2004
3.06 | 18 ratings
Rocking Mars
2005
2.73 | 13 ratings
Vault IV
2005
2.17 | 4 ratings
Brighton - March 25th 1986
2005
2.13 | 5 ratings
Cleveland - June 24th 1986
2005
3.00 | 9 ratings
Preston - November 5th 1980
2006
3.00 | 1 ratings
Tangerine Dream
2006
3.55 | 10 ratings
Detroit - March 31st 1977
2006
3.00 | 2 ratings
Orange Odyssey
2007
3.00 | 2 ratings
One Night in Space
2007
3.50 | 2 ratings
Loreley
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live @ Dussmann Berlin
2009
3.71 | 17 ratings
The London Eye Concert
2009
2.83 | 6 ratings
Izu - Live In Japan 2009
2010
4.20 | 5 ratings
Zeitgeist Concert
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Knights of Asheville
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Gate of Saturn (Live at the Lowry Manchester 2011)
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live at Admiralspalast Berlin
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
2.61 | 19 ratings
Starmus - Sonic Universe (With Brian May)
2013
3.13 | 8 ratings
Cruise To Destiny
2013
3.94 | 13 ratings
Sorcerer 2014
2014
3.14 | 7 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - The Concerts
2014
4.20 | 5 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume One
2015
3.25 | 4 ratings
Supernormal - The Australian Concerts 2014
2015
3.37 | 8 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
2016
4.14 | 7 ratings
Live at Philharmony Szczecin-Poland 2016
2016
4.00 | 6 ratings
The Sessions 1
2017
4.40 | 5 ratings
The Sessions 2
2018
3.31 | 4 ratings
The Sessions III
2018
3.86 | 5 ratings
The Sessions IV
2018
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series - Volume Three
2019

TANGERINE DREAM Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.73 | 14 ratings
Three Phase
1993
2.50 | 8 ratings
The Video Dream Mixes
2000
1.86 | 17 ratings
Live in America 1992
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
Inferno
2004
3.67 | 6 ratings
Dante's Inferno
2006
3.67 | 12 ratings
Tempodrom
2006
3.57 | 7 ratings
One Night In Space - Live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt
2007
3.50 | 4 ratings
Orange Odyssey - The Eberswalde Concert
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
35th Phaedra Anniversary Concert
2007
2.50 | 2 ratings
Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975
2007
3.75 | 7 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.07 | 5 ratings
London Astoria Club Concert 2007
2007
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Epsilon Journey - Tangerine Dream plays Edgar Froese
2008
3.67 | 7 ratings
Loreley Night of the prog Festival Germany 2008
2008
4.26 | 10 ratings
Tangerine Dream - The London Eye Concert
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Izu (Live In Japan 2009)
2010
2.67 | 3 ratings
Live In Lisbon
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Admiralspalast Berlin
2013
5.00 | 2 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - London
2015
5.00 | 1 ratings
Revolution of Sound
2017

TANGERINE DREAM Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

5.00 | 6 ratings
Alpha Centauri/Atem
1976
4.63 | 16 ratings
'70-'80
1980
3.69 | 27 ratings
Dream Sequence
1985
4.25 | 4 ratings
In the Beginning
1986
3.47 | 15 ratings
The Collection
1987
3.76 | 15 ratings
The Best Of Tangerine Dream
1989
3.86 | 7 ratings
Synthetiseur
1990
2.38 | 8 ratings
From Dawn 'til Dusk
1991
2.82 | 22 ratings
The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream
1992
2.07 | 9 ratings
Dream Music
1992
4.00 | 1 ratings
(3)
1992
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Story Of Tangerine Dream
1993
3.85 | 24 ratings
Tangents
1994
3.00 | 1 ratings
Collection
1994
2.00 | 5 ratings
Atmospherics
1995
2.00 | 6 ratings
Dream Music 2
1995
3.19 | 12 ratings
Book Of Dreams
1995
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Dream Roots Collection
1996
4.45 | 11 ratings
Tangerine Dream (1996 Disky Compilation)
1996
2.41 | 16 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 1
1998
2.20 | 16 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 2
1998
2.57 | 7 ratings
Luminous Visions
1998
3.25 | 8 ratings
The Analogue Space Years
1998
2.86 | 7 ratings
The Pink Years
1998
2.52 | 8 ratings
Atlantic Bridges
1998
2.92 | 6 ratings
Atlantic Walls
1998
2.71 | 7 ratings
The Blue Years
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
Dream Dice
1998
1.33 | 3 ratings
Sea Of Dreams
1998
3.33 | 6 ratings
Tangerine Dream
1999
3.89 | 8 ratings
Tang-go
2000
3.94 | 12 ratings
Antique Dreams
2000
3.56 | 9 ratings
i-Box
2000
4.40 | 5 ratings
Dream Sequence
2000
4.35 | 8 ratings
Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology)
2002
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Melrose Years
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
An Introduction to...
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
High Voltage
2004
2.00 | 1 ratings
Lamb with Radar Eyes
2004
4.67 | 3 ratings
The Essential
2006
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Essential Collection
2006
4.12 | 16 ratings
Nebulous Dawn (The Early Years)
2006
3.00 | 6 ratings
The Dante Arias Collection
2007
2.60 | 5 ratings
The Dante Song Collection
2007
3.17 | 6 ratings
Starbound Collection
2007
3.17 | 12 ratings
Silver Siren Collection
2007
3.17 | 6 ratings
Ocean Waves Collection
2007
3.00 | 8 ratings
Cyberjam Collection
2007
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2007
3.00 | 7 ratings
Canyon Cazuma
2007
2.50 | 6 ratings
Hollywood Lightning
2007
2.75 | 8 ratings
Tangines Scales
2007
3.00 | 2 ratings
DM 2.1
2007
2.00 | 3 ratings
Mars Mission Counter
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Antique Dream Land
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Very Best of Tangerine Dream
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 2
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Vintage Years Anthology
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Electronic Magic of Tangerine Dream
2008
2.95 | 21 ratings
Booster
2008
3.43 | 7 ratings
The Anthology Decades - The Space Years Vol. 1
2008
3.22 | 9 ratings
Axiat
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2009
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 3
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Ballads
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Sports - Power and Motion
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Sports - Cool Races
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Vintage Vanguard
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Independent Years
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Electronic Journey
2010
4.50 | 2 ratings
Run to Vegas
2010
5.00 | 1 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ride on the Ray; The Blue Years Anthology 1980-1987
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 4
2011
4.76 | 12 ratings
The Virgin Years 1974-1978
2011
4.00 | 6 ratings
Sunrise in the Third System - The Pink Years Anthology 1970-1973
2011
4.71 | 7 ratings
The Virgin Years 1977-1983
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 5
2012
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 6
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Lost in Strings Vol. 1
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Decades: 1980s
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Decades: 70s
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ultima Thule
2013
3.33 | 12 ratings
One Night In Africa
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream Live
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Deep Run to Vegas
2014
3.00 | 1 ratings
Out of this World
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Booster 7
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ultima Thule
2016
3.83 | 6 ratings
Quantum Gate / Quantum Key
2018
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Pink Years Albums 1970-1973
2018
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blue Years Studio Albums 1985-1987
2019

TANGERINE DREAM Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.82 | 16 ratings
Lady Greengrass / Love Of Mine (The Ones: pre-Tangerine Dream)
1966
4.00 | 26 ratings
Ultima Thule
1971
4.00 | 2 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
1974
3.50 | 2 ratings
Extracts from Rubycon
1975
4.00 | 1 ratings
Excerpt from Ricochet
1975
4.33 | 3 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
4.00 | 1 ratings
Betrayal/Grind
1977
3.00 | 1 ratings
Monolight
1977
4.00 | 2 ratings
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
1978
3.50 | 2 ratings
Excerpts from Force Majeure
1979
4.38 | 8 ratings
Tangram
1980
5.00 | 1 ratings
Choronzon
1981
3.40 | 10 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
3.12 | 7 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
2.35 | 7 ratings
Daydream & Moorland
1983
3.75 | 4 ratings
Going West
1984
3.70 | 10 ratings
Warsaw In The Sun
1984
3.00 | 2 ratings
Streethawk
1985
3.50 | 2 ratings
Tiergarten
1985
4.00 | 8 ratings
Dolphin Dance
1986
3.00 | 2 ratings
Dancing on a White Moon
1987
3.67 | 3 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.00 | 2 ratings
A Time for Heroes
1987
4.00 | 2 ratings
Marakesh
1988
3.67 | 3 ratings
Alexander Square
1989
4.00 | 3 ratings
Optical Race/Mothers Of Rain/Sun Gate/Ghazal
1989
4.00 | 2 ratings
Oranges Don't Dance
1990
2.37 | 23 ratings
Quinoa
1992
3.67 | 3 ratings
Rockoon Special Edition
1992
3.50 | 2 ratings
Big City Dwarves
1992
3.00 | 3 ratings
Dreamtime
1993
2.50 | 2 ratings
Turn of the Tides
1994
2.50 | 2 ratings
Midwinter Night
1994
4.00 | 2 ratings
Das Mädchen auf der Treppe
1997
4.33 | 3 ratings
Limited World Tour Edition 1997
1997
4.00 | 1 ratings
Towards the Evening Star
1997
3.33 | 3 ratings
Sony Center Topping Out Ceremony Score
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
Ça Va - Ça Marche - Ça Ira Encore
1998
4.00 | 1 ratings
Astrophobia
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Stereolight
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Meng Tian
2000
3.75 | 4 ratings
DM 4 Bonus CD
2003
3.50 | 2 ratings
Astoria Theatre London
2003
3.64 | 11 ratings
Space Flight Orange
2005
3.33 | 9 ratings
40 Years Roadmap To Music
2006
3.50 | 2 ratings
Rapid Eye Movement
2006
3.55 | 11 ratings
Metaphor
2006
3.36 | 11 ratings
One Night In Space
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Promo
2007
3.75 | 12 ratings
Sleeping Watches Snoring in Silence
2007
3.73 | 13 ratings
Bells Of Accra
2007
2.93 | 10 ratings
Das Romantische Opfer
2008
2.50 | 10 ratings
Fallen Angels
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Choice
2008
3.25 | 4 ratings
Armageddon in the Rose Garden
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
A Cage in Search of a Bird
2009
3.00 | 2 ratings
Zeitgeist
2010
3.00 | 4 ratings
Mona da Vinci
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Gate of Saturn
2011
3.20 | 5 ratings
Josephine The Mouse Singer
2014
3.18 | 9 ratings
Mala Kunia
2014
3.11 | 8 ratings
Quantum Key
2015
3.23 | 4 ratings
Particles
2016
4.00 | 2 ratings
Light Flux EP
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Tear Down the Grey Skies
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Run To Vegas/Leviathan
2018

TANGERINE DREAM Reviews


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 What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.42 | 22 ratings

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What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by 2dogs

4 stars Explosive entertainment . . .

Most of the tracks on this album were used in the 35 minute video 'What A Blast: Architecture In Motion', a documentary of sorts stringing together many clips of building demolition in which much of the music is accompanied by massive explosions and soundbites such as 'You just don't go in and throw pieces of dynamite all over the place - it's long, hard work'. It's well worth a look if still on YouTube, the overdubbing sometimes adds an interesting layer to the music, especially on 'Forced To Surrender' and 'Silver Siren'.

The first five compositions on the album are by Edgar Froese and probably the most interesting. They're also available by themselves in the compilations 'Silver Siren Collection' and 'The Electronic Journey'. 'Stoneyard' isn't used in the video but would make an excellent title theme for a TV series with its funky bassline, percussion loops, dramatic synth and male voice sounds. 'Silver Siren' starts with some quite dark sounds leading to a rich, deep bass line over which female voices and a melody line float accompanied by several layered mechanically rhythmic drum loops. The looped, repeated and distorted vocal clips on the video make it an interesting alternate mix. 'Beauty Of The Blast' has a nice ticking beat to it and quite a lot of layers interweaving with plenty of bass and some older sounding synths. There are great kaleidoscopic effects on the video for this one. 'Dream Sculpture' has a very strange juxtaposition of sounds, opening with New Age like choirs until joined by unexpected twangs, drums, sequencers, jet aircraft and (shock) industrial electric guitar rhythms. Edgar has definitely not gone for any conventional style on this album and it feels like he had a lot of fun putting something together to fit the producer's brief. His final contribution, 'Last Trumpet On 23rd Street' was also omitted but is again very dramatic and rhythmic with more deep bass and classic shrieking synths.

Jerome's tunes complete the album. Only a short excerpt of 'Art Of Destruction' was used for the film's closing credits but it's relatively long on the album. In contrast to his father, Jerome has gone for totally conventional elements of electronic dance music here but by progressing through virtually every cliche one after another the track actually becomes quite varied over its full length and the overall composition works pretty well. 'Forced To Surrender' races along at a breakneck speed with a thumpy bass drum and a load of electric guitar samples producing an effect not a million miles away from early 90s Ministry. The voice clips on the video make it a bit less monotonous but even more reminiscent of 'Jesus Built My Hotrod'. The final two tracks, 'Timesquare' and 'Jungle Journey' are further remixes of the remixes on the first two 'Dream Mixes' albums, quite similar but with a few extra sounds and notably beefed up in the bass to fit in better with the other tracks. I'd say they were improved although these do get the largest number of loud bangs in the film.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised just how good this was for a mere video soundtrack and would agree with one of the experts appearing in the film - 'It actually has a rhyme and a reason for everything that's done'. A great example of how a creative and open minded musician such as Edgar Froese can change their style and embrace new techniques and technology. 4 stars.

 Transsiberia (OST) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.56 | 29 ratings

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Transsiberia (OST)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by 2dogs

3 stars Sit back and enjoy the ride . . .

Edgar Froese and son Jerome have created here a very pleasant, undemanding electronic soundtrack for an epic railway journey. Nothing particularly adventurous but entirely appropriate for a travelogue and I can easily imagine myself sitting on the train looking out at the passing scenery.

The first three tracks feature the heavy, on the beat thumping drum loops one would expect for the concept, departing Moscow's 'Yaroslav Station' full of energy and optimism, slowing the pace through 'Smoky Karlow', then picking up speed again heading towards 'Siberian Lights'. The longer, slower song in the middle of these three is the more tuneful and varied with some nice piano and organ parts, the other two focus on the various drum loops dropping in and out accompanied by minimal synth sequences and dramatic pads.

This steady progress is unexpectedly interrupted by the 'Jenissei River', a beatless composition with a vaguely spiritual feeling like an organ piece preceding a church service, flowing at its own steady pace at right angles to the railway. Once across though an even more metronomic rhythm resumes with 'Baikal Sunrise', an unvarying two beat drum loop and one note sequence underlying some more unusual and echoing synth sounds suggesting the magical appearance of this immense lake in the middle of Asia, and continues with the relaxed, blissful window gazing of the medium paced 'Samowar Juri' with a melody carried by several contrasting keyboard sounds.

The beat is now dropped entirely for the next three tracks. Some exotic and almost eerie sounds accompany the entrance to the far off city of 'Ulan-Ude' but rapidly morph into a more pastoral atmosphere before changing again to a 19th century classical structure as if the Russian colonists were celebrating the establishment of European culture in this alien place. Moving on into darkness, the super soothing, ambient 'Chingan Night' with its hesitant synth lead and backing choral sounds lulls the traveller into a deep sleep, to dream of the 'Russian Soul' whose weirdly distorted voices perhaps evoke the spirit of this vast landscape, its animals and ancient indigenous peoples rather than the modern inhabitants and western civilisation.

Finally the beat returns but at an almost funereal pace as the journey nears its end at the 'Golden Horn' of Vladivostok on the northern Pacific coast. This idea is only reinforced by the steady tolling of a bell suggesting the end of the line or maybe European society. The experience is over and it is time to return to the everyday world, although with new memories and possibly a few fresh insights picked up along the way.

Overall a worthwhile album, some thought obviously went into the compositions which grew on me with repeated listens and gradually stimulated ideas and images. There was however no progression other than that of the train towards the east. 3 stars.

 The Sessions IV by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 2018
3.86 | 5 ratings

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The Sessions IV
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TenYearsAfter

4 stars "FIRST REVIEW OF THIS ALBUM"

'Wow, top notch electronic music!'

Info. "The Sessions IV (total time 1.04.24) contains instant 2018 live compositions from the current Tangerine Dream line-up featuring Thorsten Quaeschning (synthesizer, piano and sequencers), Ulrich Schnauss (synthesizer and sequencers) and Hoshiko Yamane (electric violin and viola). The first track Persepsjonstransformasjon was recorded from the Oya Festivalen in Oslo, Norway. It was Tangerine Dream's first show ever in Norway and they were welcomed like good old friends. The crowd was very much on fire and inspired the band for a wonderful piece of music. The second track Four Degrees Parallax was recorded during their performance at the Internet Festival in Pisa, Italy. Tangererine Dream performed at the famous Teatro Verdi - very close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa - and mesmerized an especially very young audience. The band members are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy these spontaneous and exceptional live tracks - inspired by the location and a great audience at the same time."

1. 10.32pm Session ' Persepsjonstransformasjon (26.35) : The intro delivers soaring keyboards, then Mellotron choirs and violins (from the Memotron), blended with percussive sounds and dreamy violin. Now the distinctive sequencers join (the crowd clearly shows its appreciation), beeps and bleeps, the sound of water, this is Old School electronic music, with obvious echoes from 1974-1980 Tangerine Dream. The wonderful music turns into more lush featuring a Mellotron flute, fat synthesizer drops and a pleasant variety of keyboards sounds. Halfway an accellaration with pulsating sequencers, majestic Mellotron choirs and spacey synthesizer flights, at some moments it's like I am on the unsurpassed Encore album, this is top notch electronic music, goose bumps! Then a catchy beat with fat sequencers and even more fat beeps and bleeps, and inventive work on keyboards and synthesizers, more modern sounding. In the final part the music slows down with pleasant piano play, a tight beat and mellow synthesizers and dreamy violin, finally blended with Mellotron flutes and spacey synthesizers, wonderful and hypnotizing, this is what electronic music is about!

2 .11.27pm Session - Four Degrees Parallax (37.24) : A long mellow first part with dreamy synthesizers and a variety of Mellotron sounds. Then a shifting mood into more dynamic with sensational sequencers, slowly coming from the background, and then blended with fat synthesizer flights and soaring Mellotron flutes, again evoking the unsurpassed 1974-1980 Tangerine Dream sound, wow! Now the music focus on the exciting sequencer sounds, very fat and hypnotizing, blended with beeps and bleeps, this is the best electronic music I have heard in a long time! In the final part more spectacular and fat sequencer sounds and synthesizer drops, very propulsive, then blended with tender piano runs and intense violin play, this is trademark new Tangerine Dream, and I love it. Finally first the fat and propulsive sequencer and synthesizer sounds (with hints from 1974-1980 Tangerine Dream but with an own, very tasteful touch) and in the end a dreamy sound with violin and synthesizers, and the Mellotron choir, simply beautiful. A big hand for this new Tangerine Dream.

P.s.: If you like 1975-1980 Tangerine Dream these bands or artists are worth to discover: Free System Project, Rudy Adrian, Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij, the trio Pollard/Daniel/Booth, Red Shift, Volt, Rogue Element, Radio Massacre International and Ron Boots.

 The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 2016
3.37 | 8 ratings

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The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

3 stars -- The first review -- This 4-CD release containing two gigs (Paris, 1978 and East Berlin, 1980) has a big value of interest to collectors and dedicated fans of Tangerine Dream, while the more casual listeners may, especially at first, find it too difficult to swallow as a shapeless mass of improv-based music lacking the convenient guiding lights such as identifiable tracks or any divisions of 48-minute tracks into shorter segments. As usual for the Esoteric Recordings' releases, the box features also a booklet. Wouter Bessels summarizes the changes in the band's line-up which reflected to the musical direction as well, that occured within those years.

1978 saw the release of Cyclone, which is one of the most controversial TD albums. Steve Jolliffe added woodwinds and vocals that were at places very spooky. You either admire or hate the album, I guess. Edgar Froese himself didn't seem to have warm memories of the era. To me Cyclone is definitely one of the best TD albums ever; especially 'Bent Cold Sidewalk' is awesome, an excellent showcase for Jolliffe's highly original input. But as we know, TD's concert sets -- at least in the 70's -- were never made up of the studio album material.

Since Cyclone remained the only TD album featuring Jolliffe, the gig recorded in Palais de Congres, Paris, March 1978, is pretty unique. The line-up is Froese, Christoph Franke, Jolliffe and drummer Klaus Krieger (who appeared also on the next studio album Force Majeure, 1979). The more or less improvised music naturally lacks the tight or the more "song-structured" side of Cyclone. Nevertheless, this stuff, recognizable as Cyclone-related, is interesting and powerful, and often there's a forward-going "groove" thanks to Krieger's drums. Jolliffe doesn't use his throaty vocals very much, which is actually a blessing; the sections featuring his strange, semi-wordless shouting do sound a bit embarrassing. Sadly also flute is heard only here and there. For the multi-layered synths and their hypnotic repetitive patterns and arpeggios, this is pure Tangerine Dream.

The liner notes cite Froese's interview from 1980. To him the sold-out concerts in '78 were anesthetic. "There were no new directions, we were going backwards. And so right after the tour we split up." From Steve Jolliffe's point of view the interaction on stage worked well, but in London's Hammersmith Odeon there were serious communication problems between Froese and Jolliffe: the band leader tried to shout Jolliffe down which only made him to carry on even louder. "The audience thought it was part of the show and loved it. When we came off stage Edgar was livid and grabbed me by the collar shouting 'you do that again and I'll kick you off the stage'. That was the first sign that the end was near", Jolliffe recalls.

The new line-up, keys-only trio of Froese, Franke and Johannes Schmoelling, debuted with Tangram (1980). In January that year the trio performed two shows behind the wall in East Berlin. The difference between the two eras represented on this box set is notable. While the '78 stuff sounds more "far out" and unpredictable, and is more easily sensed as a live performance, the '80 material sounds much cleaner and more structured. Schmoelling told in a 2004 interview that "it took us about fifteen days of rehearsal. We had to come up with material at short notice. That's the reason why themes of Tangram are interweaved in the concert." The music is dominated by analogue sequencers over which the trio improvised on piano and synths.

The second show of East Berlin (the one heard here unabridged) was afterwards edited into 45 minutes (from 90 minutes) and partly replaced by studio recordings. The result was released as Quichotte (1980) and re-released six years later as Pergamon. That overlapping slightly reduces the novelty value of the East Berlin material in this box set. A die-hard fan may naturally welcome the opportunity for analytical side-by-side listenings. Anyway, at first this 4-CD set demands a lot of patience from the listener but also rewards it. Good but non-essential to any other listeners than the dedicated TD fans and collectors.

 Light Flux by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.16 | 12 ratings

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Light Flux
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

3 stars I have to confess I only gave this late TD Light Flux (2017) album a spin because I have been recently getting acquainted with Ulrich Schnauss´works (all due to his collaborations with Jonas Munk), although on this TD album, he only has a one track collaboration as an active performer.

I , as I have mentioned a zillion times, lost track of TD´s 80/90s/2000s era. Kind of a curse to have met them in their sudden 70s peak.

I find it kind of impossible to distinguish one 80/90s/2000s record from the other besides their conceptual explanations or cover art. Music wise TD became an endless marathon of recurring formulas which were created by themselves, certainly nor the first or last to fall into this temptation, but it is still a shame for such a gigantic forerunner in these electronic fields.

Mr. Froese in this recording is still the captain of his dream machine, which is historic to say the least....and I guess I have ran out of compliments.

There are some new twists to the old prescriptions but not enough and certainly not that memorable as to stand out as masterpieces or essential (or better than their originals as Tyger & Logos which were not that great to start with).

Some good moments & some dull ones. A curse I repeat.

***3 PA´s stars.

 Chandra - The Phantom Ferry,  Part I by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.61 | 22 ratings

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Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part I
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Tangerine Dream's 2009 album "Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part I" is a completely solo effort by Edgar Froese with no help this time around. The album is part of a 2 part series, the second half released in 2014. This album is a lovely album of nothing but electronic music and it also has a great mix of styles throughout. I tend to find that my favorite TD albums are the more experimental ones with less of the fake sounding drums. I don't mind a few tracks featuring electronic percussion, but TD has many that have just way too much of that and to me, those albums are just too repetitive, having the usual constant, unchanging rhythm with a obligatory guitar solo added in. This album is not like that, but is more exploratory with more variety to it and that is what appeals to me the most.

The first track "Approaching Greenland at 7 PM" starts the album off in an upbeat way, but the music is nice, exciting and full of color. Thank goodness that the other tracks don't follow suit with this pattern though, otherwise this track would just disappear in like-sounding tracks as what happens on some of TD's more commercial albums. You find that out in the next track "The Moondog Connection", which is more pensive with the only beat being in the pulsating electronics that support the melody. "Screaming of the Sleepless Dreamer" does start to become repetitive however, emulating the basic sound of the first track, and I was beginning to lose interest.

The good thing is, that changes with the next two tracks. "Unknown is the Truth" is a very interesting, more experimental and exploratory track that recalls some of the bands early works. This is the TD that I love. But my favorite track on this album is "The Dance Without Dancers" which is one of the most beautiful tracks that TD has recorded. Lush and lovely, with just enough uniqueness to let you know it is TD's sound, but it is music I easily get lost in with a lovely melody and otherworldly effects that I consider heavenly.

Things continue to use minimal rhythm or electronic percussion, letting the songs carry the music forward naturally through tonal electronics. "Child Lost in the Wilderness" is a more basic track, more interesting than your typical new age sound, but the melody could have easily fit in with new age, but don't worry because at least it isn't too tacky. "Sailor of the Lost Arch" and "Verses of a Sisong" continue with the sound of pure electronics with little use of the fake percussion, making the songs flow with ease and beauty. "Silence on a Crawler Lane" is actually a re-vamp of a track used on one of Froese's solo albums, and while it is nice and lush, it does have a bit of percussion, but it isn't distracting and the piano effect is very nice.

The pure sound, as I call it, the sound of electronics without the distraction of dance rhythms or rave style recordings, is the TD that I love. Yes there are two tracks on here with that electronic beat, but I can actually handle it here because of the variety in the music, and the first track is actually quite good utilizing the beats wisely and without distraction. This is definitely one of my more favorite TD albums that get played quite often.

 The Virgin Years 1974-1978 by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2011
4.76 | 12 ratings

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The Virgin Years 1974-1978
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TenYearsAfter

5 stars 'The history of electronic music on 3 CD's!'

This 3-CD box contains chronically the entire tracklist of the albums Phaedra (1974 ), Rubycon (1975), Ricochet (live 1975), Stratosfear (1976) and Cyclone (1978), plus bonus tracks: excerpts from Rubycon, Part Two and Madrigal, the 7' single edits Rubycon Side One, Rubycon side Two, Stratosfear, The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades and the two very short Radio Adverts Phaedra and Rubycon (both around 30 seconds).

Phaedra is a milestone in the history of electronic music, the four pivotal compositions (between 2 and 17 minutes) feature unique aural landscapes. Ominous Mellotron violin layers in Mysterious Semblance (obviously an inpsiration for JM Jarre). Pulsating sequencers, weird and spacey synthesizer sounds, along some psychedelic sounding Farfisa organ in Movements Of Visionary. And amazing interplay between the three keyboard players Franke, Froese and Baumann in Sequence C'.

Ricochet was recorded live in 1975, I am delighted about Ricochet Part Two featuring warm Grand piano, wonderful flute- Mellotron, pulsating sequencers and howling electric guitar.

Stratosfear is also an interesting album, especially the tracks In The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades with wonderful Mellotron flute runs (reminding me of Julia's Dream from Pink Floyd) and twanging acoustic guitar (in between fat Moog flights), In 3 a.m. At The Border Of The Marsh From Okefenokee with a surprising intro that delivers mouth organ, and In Invisible Limits with great sequencing and electric guitar.

After Stratosfear Peter Baumann left, on Cyclone the band has extended to a four piece formation featuring Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, drummer Klaus Krieger (also electronic percussion) and Steve Jolliffe, he adds an extra dimension to the music of Tangerine Dream with vocals (to the dislike of the TD purists!) and instruments like flutes, horns and the distinctive Hohner D6 clavinet (in Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender). Although Cyclone is far from my favourite TD album, I consider it not as a bad album, especially In Bent Cold Sidewalk (with use of the vocoder, known from Mr. Blue Sky from ELO) and the eciting Madrigal Meridian (spectacular synthesizer runs and distorted electric guitar soli, fuelled by powerful drums and hypnotizing sequencing) are strong compositions.

The bonustracks deliver the best from Tangerine Dream, really worth to listen to as a separate musical experience, especially the 7' single edits Rubycon and Stratosfear, this is 3-4 minutes Sequencer Extravaganza! The two Radio Adverts Phaedra and Rubycon are fun, no more or less.

For those who are into this unsurpassed Tangerine Dream era I would like to recommend these bands/artists with their wonderful retro sound: Free System Project, Rudy Adrian, Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij, the trio Pollard/Daniel/Booth, Red Shift, Air Sculpture, Volt, Rogue Element, Navigator, Radio Massacre International and Ron Boots.

 The Castle by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.77 | 11 ratings

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The Castle
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Tangerine Dream created a series of albums with music based on the works of certain artists. 'The Castle' is based on the work by Franz Kafka, and is the last of that series. At this time (2013), Edgar Frosse and Thorsten Quaeschning were the two sole performers for this album.

The album starts off with 'Approaching Snowy Village' which has a light percussion and a nice, pensive feel to it, not really dark or slow, but somewhat atmospheric in its delivery and theme. After 6 minutes, the percussive sound disappears leaving just the thematic elements and a more minimal feel for the last 2 minutes. 'The Odd Welcome' is quite upbeat and in the beginning has some vocal effects. As it continues, it gets more melodic and is strangely cheery considering the material it is based on. As it turns out, the most accessible track on here is also the unique one on this album, as the other tracks are more laid back and atmospheric. 'The Unapproachable Castle' has a soft percussion with some tonal qualities, the melody is a bit more stately, yet dark and somber. 'The Apparently Lunatic Hierarchy' starts to match the material it is based on as it goes into a rhythm-less and anti-melodic sound which is laden with dark effects and ambient qualities. There is a synth loop deep in the mix. As the track continues, a melody does build but gets lost in the intensifying effects.

'Barnabas the Messenger' begins with a low range and middle range synth melody. A shaky rhythm begins, but remains at the moderate tempo that mostly permeates this album. Soft electronic beats and echoing guitar effects which eventually get more passionate carry the loose theme. 'Irredeemable Entity' and 'The Implicit Will to Meet Klamm' feature lighter percussion/synth loops with more discernable melodies, the latter being a bit darker, but also with a more driving rhythm. 'Desperate Neverending Longing' uses a stop/start rhythm pattern and a pensive theme. The rhythm later becomes more upbeat and intense as the track continues which is also a bit darker than the previous two tracks.

'Surrender and Adaption' utilizes a treated acoustic guitar sound that is quite nice. The rhythm is steady and ballad-like. It is quite beautiful and nostalgic. The synth mirrors the melody at times and other times just provides chords. The middle section is a bit darker, but the original theme returns later. 'A Place of Mercy' utilizes a tonal percussion and a dark, yet warm theme.

I was actually hoping this album would be a bit more experimental, but it is at least more on the pensive side. The percussion is mostly light throughout, except for the two tracks that are on the upbeat side, and that electronic automatic percussion is not as organic as it is when its lighter and slower. But, overall, it is still a better sound than some of the more pop sounding albums. It is very relaxing and can be used as background music, and it is also still good enough for listening and enjoying. In the end, its not TDs best, but its still better than some.

 The Sessions III by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 2018
3.31 | 4 ratings

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The Sessions III
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TenYearsAfter

3 stars "First review of this album"

The Sessions serie is published in memory of Tangerine Dream's legendary member Edgar Froese ("our musical hero" as the band stated) who sadly died on January 20th in 2015, with the current line-up Thorsten Quaeschning (synthesizers, piano and sequencer), Ulrich Schnauss (synthesizers and sequencer) and Hoshiko Yamane (electric violin and viola). The first edition Sessions I contains recordings from concerts in Budapest and Hong Kong early 2017. The second version entitled Sessions II was recorded at the annual Dutch EM festival KLEM in October 2017. And this third effort entitled Sessions III was recorded in the German citiesHamburg and Berlin (in 2018).

This CD Sessions III is my first musical encounter with the post-Edgar Froese Tangerine Dream era. And I am pleasantly surprised, to me the music sounds as a wonderful blend of 75-80 Tangerine Dream sound (my favourite TD music) and ambient. Both tracks are very long (in the old days this would have been a double vinyl album) but succeed to keep my attention, due to flowing shifting moods and tasteful work on the synthesizers, sequencers, percussion and electric violin/viola. The one moment it's soaring strings and Mellotron flutes, a hypnotizing blend of violin/viola, synthesizers and sequencers, dreamy with piano or a distorted (like wah-wah) electric violin solo. The other moment we can enjoy pulsating sequencers, tender violin/viola and assorted percussion or mellow piano and percussion and final parts with dreamy strings and beautiful violin/viola play.

Worth to discover, I am looking forward to listen to the Sessions I, II and IV (thanks to Paul EManiac).

My rating: 3,5 star.

P.s.: If you like 1975-1980 Tangerine Dream these bands/artists are worth to discover: Free System Project, Rudy Adrian, Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij, the trio Pollard/Daniel/Booth, Red Shift, Volt, Rogue Element, Radio Massacre International and Ron Boots.

 Canyon Dreams (OST) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1991
3.50 | 67 ratings

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Canyon Dreams (OST)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by TCat
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4 stars 'Canyon Dreams' is the 30th album from Tangerine Dream. It was released in 1991, but was actually recorded in 1986 as a soundtrack to a film about the Grand Canyon. Since there was a bootleg of the music that had been taken from the video, TD released it with longer run times, adding some material to the original recording. Also, since it was recorded in 1986, Edgar Froese and Christopher Franke were the main musicians as was typical of TD's albums from this period. They are joined by Paul Haslinger on this album who was also with TD for 5 years during this time.

This album combines the electronic sound that TD was famous for with native American influences, utilizing pan flute and other effects to give it this style. The album also won a Grammy nomination and was the first TD album to do so. The southwestern influences on the music are quite upfront on most of the songs and there is also a very expansive feeling apparent on the tracks. There is also less of the outdated 80s sound on this. It sounds very heartfelt and authentic to the material from the film.

'Shadow Flyer' and 'Canyon Carver' are both fairly upbeat tracks with some nice effects and melodies. They both stay quite simple as far as melody goes, but the layers of sound are full and beautiful. 'Water's Gift' has a definite Native American sound to it with the addition of many more traditional effects. The track has no percussion and is a lot slower and pensive, invoking that feeling of a huge expanse in its lovely atmospheric passages. 'Canyon Voices' has a more cinematic vibe to it, but is also more electronic sounding, it also has no percussion, but moves along more melodically than the previous track.

'Sudden Revelation' returns to the pensive feel with a slow melody and an ebb and flow style like a breeze blowing through the miles of desert sand. 'A Matter of Time' is the longest track at over 8 minutes. It starts moving slowly as it is in no hurry, signifying the eroding of the land by water over many millions of years. At 2 minutes, a quick running arpeggio hurries the track along quicker, but the melody is in no hurry. This is the type of TD track that I love, no percussion and rhythm is marked by melody and not electronic percussion. The track is quite beautiful, but so are all of the tracks on this album. 'Purple Nightfall' is quite minimal and slow, but it is relatively short. 'Colorado Dawn' was added to the soundtrack to add another track not on the bootleg and was written by Jerome Froese. In 1999, the album was reissued with an additional track called 'Rocky Mountain Hawk' which continues in the fashion of most of the music on this soundtrack and is a worthwhile track.

This is one of Tangerine Dream's best albums, especially from this period as many of their albums during that time sound somewhat dated, and have an overabundance of electronic percussion. That is not the case with this album which, even though it is obviously electronic, has a more organic and realistic feel to it. My preference as far as TD goes is the more thoughtful albums, and this is definitely one of those.

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