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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 487 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars They're down to a duo (Froese & Franke) at this point with a guest drummer and cello player. As others have mentioned they've added some "Rock" to to their spacey soundscapes on this one with the drums and guitar being rather prominant.

"Force Majeure" is the side long opener at over 18 minutes. Waves of sound to start as this twittering (no not THAT twittering) comes and goes. A change 4 minutes in as it turns darker but it's brief as piano, drums and guitar come in quickly making it a lot brighter. This section sounds really good. Synths join in as well before 6 minutes. Moog takes over a minute later as the sound changes once again. It turns spacey 9 1/2 minutes in with no melody and it's kind of dark. Twittering is back and moog as well. What an uplifting soundscpae before 14 1/2 minutes. Drums16 minutes in. Spacey to end it.

"Cloudburst Flight" opens with acoustic guitar as spacey synths come in. This reminds me of FLOYD. Synths then take right over. Drums before 3 minutes then the guitar comes in. Excellent sound here. Synths take over late to end it. "Thru Metamorphic Rocks" is probably a title they gave it to describe the sound late on this one. It opens with piano as the guest cello slices away. Drums follow as piano continues. Guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. It changes after 4 1/2 minutes as electronics take over. It's building 8 minutes in. I like when the spacey background synths come in. Just an onslaught of sounds follow (breaking thru the rocks) before it calms down to end it.

For me an enjoyable 4 star album

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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