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THE BLUE YEARS STUDIO ALBUMS 1985-1987

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.91 | 2 ratings

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Heart of the Matter
4 stars A nice set of the most new age inflected ones among Tangerine Dream studio albums. Let's take a comparative look:

Disc One "Le Parc": As the title states, this is a mosaic composed of a miniature for each one of the selected parks. Somewhat conventional at times, but always with a timely mutation in harmonic or rhythmic texture coming around the corner.

Disc Two "Green Desert": The best of the batch to my taste. The music is very reminding of the Virgin Years, because it was recorded in Berlin in 1973, and just released in 1986.

Disc Three "Underwater Sunlight": Have you already seen enough underwater life documentaries? If that's the case, skip this. If not, you are in for a treat, with crystaline synth textures, and a classic Edgar Froese electric guitar solo in "Ride on the Ray".

Disc Four "Tyger": The female vocals on the poem by William Blake are okay, but not what I look for in a Tangerine Dream. I just use to go straight to "London", a sort of mini-suite with good electric guitar parts.

Heart of the Matter | 4/5 |

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