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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

2.80 | 70 ratings

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What can I say! I was very skeptical about TD music in the 90's. Basically, TD in this period is more modern and commercial. In fact, after the Virgin era, the music of TD turned into one more accessible for the common audience. Normally, the term of New Age music is more suitable for TD music after 1990. Someone, a friend of mine, a TD fan had gave to me this album a few years ago. I must say that after 2-3 auditions the music caught me very well. I must say I'm a fan of TD Virgin Years music above all! But, let me tell you:don't ignore some albums from TD after 1990. OK, there is rhythm, there is commercialism in music, but there's Tangerine Dream. The album is pure New Age music. But it is, really, a tyranny of beauty. E. Froese and his son, Jerome continue to produce electronic music under a modern spectrum. Sampling, guitar solos, saxophone, and keyboard drumming. The musical journey is anyway fluent and generates a beauty inside you. I used to listen to this album after a physical effort (I'm a fan of cycling) and it didn't dissapoint me at all. A short passing in a review would be: nice musical theme(Catwalk), nice intros (Birdwatcher' dream and the splendid guitar intro on Bride in Cold Tears, which is really amazing - could be Jerome here on the guitar?), great sax interludes (Little Blond in the Park of Attractions), nice atmospheric keyboards sounds (Haze of Fame) complex electronic structures (Tyranny of Beauty) and the classic remaking after Handel on Largo, absolutely great. I enjoyed the remix of Stratosfear. Not bad!

4 stars really!

Sachis | 4/5 |


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