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Tangerine Dream


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4 stars The popularity of the work in the especially 70's might always be high in a long activity of Tangerine Dream and the announced album. Complete album in their work groups. Or, directionality to decide to some degree as construction and the prototype of the music character might have been especially established in the line of Froese-Franke-Baumann.

Flow that derives from music character that he was influenced as matter for Edger Froese to decide music character of initial Tangerine Dream and root perhaps. And, the situation in which meeting and the progressive music in an initial activity with Klaus Schulze are gradually devoted oneself. And, it proposes and the realization concerning the directionality of music by Chris Franke. These will be able to be caught as establishment and evolution concerning the music character that the group gradually did.

The music character gradually converted from the part of Rock that is the root for Edger Froese might be remarkable in the work in the especially 70's. It is clarified by the joining of above-mentioned Chris Franke and Peter Baumann.

Edger Froese made remarks on the music character of Tangerine Dream at this time. "We discovered the rhythm with the synthesizer" This remark will have been proof to understand the music character that had to be done especially before and behind the music character of this album enough.

The music character at this time of them indeed demonstrates the taste of a synthesizer and an analog sequence enough. The sequencer that evolved back became possible to express the sound of the level that almost one it. Musical instruments to introduce were main currents at the time of 1973 announced the album. theyThe ability of Mellotron is demonstrated enough and, of course, expands width to this album for the expression of the album.

In addition, musical instruments to introduce to actually make the music character at which the introduction and they of musical instruments at that time had aimed an embodiment might have had to be drawn out to its maximum. It is said that work to combine the performances by an analog sequence as some phrases was done in this album. It is a flow of a space anacatesthesia that rules the whole of the album as a result. Or, it succeeds in giving the construction of a peculiar rhythm by coming in succession of the sequence. There might be a part where it agrees with the remark of above-mentioned Edger Froese to some degree.

"Phaedra" is an album announced for the first time after Tangerin Dream transfers the register to the Virgin label. The gold record has been acquired in seven countries in the world. Or, the result in 15th place has been left for the chart in all Britain. The popularity of this great achievement and the album might be brilliant. However, often, their music characters at this time also have the opinion made for thought to be reflected a little. Therefore, it might often have given a difficult impression and the impression of the ambiguity. Of course, "Phaedra" of this album name means the woman transmitted to Greek myths. However, music to make them make it to the embodiment especially aiming might be very high-quality as the work at this time. It is a simple ambient and doesn't stay minimal. It is likely to be able to catch exactly as a synthetic music of the relation to Krautrock and the quality. At that time, the music that they had given with this album was very novel.

"Phaedra" starts by repeating of the ambient and the sequencer and constructing the rhythm. Sound of decoration with upper register in close relation to loop of rhythm that flows quietly. Or, the rhythm that the sequence gives freely changes the pitch and unites the flow enough. Sequence in close relation to melody of synthesizer of solemnity. The response and motion is used properly well and one space is created. Part where rhythm was emphasized. The repetition progresses while showing various respects. Construction and the progress of the sound in which the kaleidoscope is reminiscent might be splendid. Rhythm by operation of pitch and construction of melody. The abilities of musical instruments by the analogue are satisfactorily indeed demonstrated. It rushes into the part where the sound of nature is recollected after the rhythm by the sequence becomes interrupted. Coming in succession of sound of decoration with diversity in close relation to chaotic development. Or, Mellotron that gives a complete melody might be perfect.

As for "Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares", the melody of Mellotron and Organ gives the listener the impression of the solemnity. Characteristics of musical instruments are demonstrated and the construction of the sound piled up excludes an extra impression completely. The flow that they are made to complete the progress of almost complete melody and Chord while giving the impression of the solemnity and to progress might be good. The characteristic of all keyboards is demonstrated enough. It is decided by the obbligati that the melody and Mellotron that will give a classic impression before long give. A mysterious sequence that often appears also expands the width of the tune.

A vocal sequence moves freely in "Movements Of A Visionary". The metallic sound twines gradually as a little enchantment part and a space sound progressing at the same time. Part of sequence that gives priority to part where the upper register was considered and is repeated. Or, when the melody of the organ twines, the tune enumerates the speed. The melody of the gaga rhythm and the organ remarkably shows the directionality at which they had exactly aimed. And, it is partial of coming in succession by the sound of the decoration to demonstrate an analog characteristic enough. A chaotic flow shows various respects repeating dismantlement and restructuring. The composition for which it appeals enough to aural of the listener might be splendid.

In "Sequent C'"an ambient element by a hard melody is feature. This tune is a tune by the name of Peter Baumann. The melody with a beautiful flute gives the listener an acoustic impression. The flow constructed by making good use of the Delay effect will give the listener a mysterious sense.

Especially, it might be an album that boasts of a complete perfection in the work in the 70's that they announced. And, the listener thinks about this album and "Rubycon" as a pair.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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