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FORCE MAJEURE

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.02 | 465 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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4 stars 'Force Majeure' is another of the more accessible Tangerine Dream albums in their massive catalogue. It was a sheer pleasure to have my ears stroked by such organic and warm rhythms. The sequencers form a wall of sound with digitised washes and Synthesizer swirls that entrance. At the 14 minute mark of the opening track there is a passage that captures my senses with beautiful atmospheric synths and a delightful chord progression. This closing section of the title track is simply outstanding and breathtaking on every listen.

Each track presents something fresh and dynamic and even after the album is over it somehow transfixes. I can still hear those rhythms and synths dancing in my conscious. The crystalline hypnotic patterns of sound effects on Cloudburst Flight the next track are captivating. It ends with Thru Metaphoric Rocks and a burst of ambience coloured by percussion and guitar. This is a completely different beast to the early TD experimental drone phase. I have experienced TD on many albums and this is certainly one of the more pleasant aural experiences. It is a decent starting point to those who wish to dip their feet into the deep waters of the TD back catalogue.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |

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