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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 838 ratings

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5 stars After a great deal of consideration, regarding which album I would like to review to commemorate my first 100 reviews in our favorite progressive music web site, I have decided on this one, one of my favorites of all times!!

A mind-blowing piece of art!! Which has aged like one of the best wines and after 30+ years' sounds and "taste" even better.

First are foremost, I have to say that frankly I do not think that I can write a much better review than some the ones before me; so, I am not going to drive you insane with more on that; I will not either, attempt to convinced you on any way possible to get this album (yes!,. right..); on the other hand if you would like to obtain a copy of this album then, please by all means, go for it!! I have seen online copies going for as low as $8, can you believe it! Less than half of what a B. Spears, Madonna or M. Jackson albums cost nowadays, no wonder why our society is so artistically and financially screwed right now, honestly I believe than somehow we need to spiral up and not down!! At least on what we refer as MUSIC.

Electronic music and kruatrock in general IMHO are one of the most underrated genres in progressive music, and that may have been the reason why all around this genre (Electronic) has been rather financially successful and "mainstream" (right! Like Zeit.), nevertheless it remains at the disguise of many people progressive in all the sense, and I do believe strongly that especially electronic-progressive is an acquired taste, kind of the same with fusion!! Now be clear about this, I am not talking about "new age stuff"! Electronic music as a type of art once it melts in you, with or without, the poison of your choice is rather rewarding.

PHAEDRA is one of those albums that flows naturally over 37+ minutes, and let you at the end wishing for more! Layer after layer of synth (Moog, melotron and what not.), guitar and even flute, this is a wet dream for a connoisseur of progressive music, that shows the essence of what the Berlin-School will and had become, just an absolutely essential stuff!!

I give this album 5 stars mainly because, in part it marks a swift point in what electronic music did become and in doing so became a pivotal piece of music history (at least in what progressive music refers to.) that even the best current bands in the electronic scene, consider as a constant fuel of inspiration; but also, because in THIS GENRE stands as a really MASTERPIECE all around!!! Just another album from TD IMHO deserves however a 5 stars rating, and that will be also the mind-blowing "Force Majeure". But almost anything they did between 1970- 1980 (including the live stuff.) will get 4 or 41/2 stars in my book, amazing and spectacular 10 years.

So, if you are serious about Progressive Music, or you are just starting to digest electronic-progressive music, do your self a favor this Christmas, and buy for $8 a copy of this amazing piece of art.

Prognut | 5/5 |


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