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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 489 ratings

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5 stars A Force to be Reckoned With...4.5 Stars rounded up.

I used to have this in the 80s after I gave up on the rock scene and went to a more instrumental phase of music, little did I know I fell into a Sub-genre of the prog world. I downloaded this recently and remember all the joy it once gave me. Its sad I no longer have the TD collection (and others) that I gathered at that time.

Needless to say for those who know a little about TD, the drums, and more work with the guitar as well as some acoustic instruments are a welcome addition on this album. They have taken off into a new direction if you were to compare it to previous works such as Tangram (which I also liked). Here are the tracks as I see them.

Force Majeure - Starts into a collective type ambiance, then converting to a beautiful blend of piano/synth, drum, and lead type guitar mix before shifting gears into a more synth environment, but keeping some melody in the process (Not just drifting space music). Then comes the psychedelic phasing into another guitar laden intro to our sequencing looping effect, that we have all come to know and love about TD, but with a new melody beginning to merge over the top.

Cloudburst Flight - Captures you from the start. Lots of looping, synthing, with well mixed drums and guitar. I dare say again, there is some melody once more, but this time filled with a little more emotion with soaring chords and phasing followed by some quiet moments at the end (but not too quiet).

Thru Metamorphic Rocks - This one gets down to an ecclectic progressive, pyschedelic mix with some "brass" sounding synths raring their heads into our ears. This also has a constant driving, pulsing sound that pushes it along its skyward flight into the cosmos (sorry, wrote this while listening to it and left the planet momentarily). There are some mysterious "creature" type sounds interweaving throughout the latter part of this song. What a trip!

This is my favorite Tangerine Dream album. I give it a 4.51 which rounds up to a 5, as they have completed their sound with the drums, acoustic, and more electric guitar mix on this effort.


AEProgman | 5/5 |


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