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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 487 ratings

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4 stars Force Majeure is a continuation of the more progressive-rock oriented Tangerine Dream sound that started with Statosfear and Cyclone, but luckily the vocalist from Cyclone is no longer with the band. The sound, though, is still very close to the music on the two predecessor albums.

The title-track has a steady pace and great energy, and moves through many beautiful passages either featuring prominently mellotron or guitar, and is thoroughly built on a synthetic-electro base ground. Through the middle to close to the end, the electronics take over and create a remarkably spacey atmosphere for a track that started in such a rock-oriented way. "Cloudburst Flight" starts with beautiful acoustic guitar before venturing into a slow and drudgy riff that serves as the base for guitar and keyboard solos. "Thru Metamorphic Rocks" immediately creates a hauntingly beautiful melody with keys and synthesized electronic experimental noises, and features an almost Pink Floyd-like guitar solo before the mid-section of the track becomes dominated by static pulsing, soaring mellotron, and added experimental electronic buzzes.

Highly recommended Tangerine Dream album featuring a more aggressive symphonic prog sound, and is well suited towards fans of Zombi.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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