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BLUE DREAM

Sequentia Legenda

 

Progressive Electronic

4.18 | 8 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars The Berlin School of electronic music founders Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Conrad Schnitzler et al, as such, did not arrive instantly to the construction of their own musical language , as more than one may wrongly assume, but after a personal drive which took each and everyone of them to do so. What better eaxample than the distance between TDīs Electronic Meditation (1970) and their 1974 Phaedra where their quest found its treasure (and a gold mine for pirates) and from there they created their masterpieces Rubycon and Ricochet (both 1975).

So the origin of the famous Berlin School of electronic music came the same influenced by past done electronic music experimentations which go way back to the Russian musician and inventor Leon Theremin who invented the theremin in 1920 which is the first electronic music instrument.

Therefore assuming that, for example, Phaedra is that school is totally wrong. TDīs musical quest led them to that personal composerīs language in that work and its astounding result as it happened differently with Schnitzlerīs Ballet Statique (1978) whose same date of works, even as founder and also as an example, led him to a very different as unique musical language.

So Sequentia Legendaīs Blue Dream (2014), without taking into account their verbal or written marketing expressions or verbal artistic intentions, is an extension of Phaedra or Schulzeīs Timewind not the Berlin School as such, which as mentioned started with actual electronic music experiments, but obviously market wise it will turn out to be quiet unpopular to sell in those terms.

Therefore if you feel the kind of hunger for music which resembles or recreates the 1974-1980s TDīs or Schulzeīs same dates own self acquired musical idiom, Blue Dream will fit in those parameters almost to perfection. If you are looking for a self acquired modern extension of the Berlin School of electronic musical language look somewhere else because, believe it or not, it exists and it does not sound as Rubycon or Timewind, it has evoluted a lot since Electronic Meditation or K. Schulze.īs Irrlicht (1972) .

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admireArt | 3/5 |

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