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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

2.99 | 45 ratings

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3 stars Not to be left behind, as other reviewers of this album, I also have lost track of many 1990-2000s, TD releases. Now, I have aquired a couple of those later releases. Not expecting any kind of miracle, I knew beforehand that this musical association had lost their first decade's "magic", but still a prog-electronic buff that I am, could not skip the chance to indulge in this conceptual, not musical, unmentioned tribute to Syd Barrett's humanity.

Anyway, this , 2007, "MADCAP'S FLAMING DUTY", is not strictly Progressive Electronic as such. Beyond sporting vocals, the majority of the 12 compositions could be pinned down to the Prog eclectic/crossover taggings.

The good news is that among so many acoustic instruments, TD as such is not recognizable, therefore a bit strange but tempting.

The bad news, as with most of TD's post 70s releases, music composition wise, this release will hardly impress any of that decade's followers, less any Michael Cretu's "Enigma" follower, like me (or any Robbie Robertson's follower by the way). But ENIGMA is the best parameter, as he established this kind of stylistic game far from Progland's usual audiophiles, due to the fact, I suppose, that he got air-wave attention. Therefore this TD sounds like an innocent attempt in these well sowed ENIGMA fields.

Good and fun but hardly essential ***3 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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