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Tangerine Dream


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3.72 | 187 ratings

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4 stars For a change, the listener is brought into the depths of the waters while listening to this TD album!

For sure that a band like "Land's End" must have listened to this work profoundly? This is quite enjoyable music: ambient, smooth, "watered", personal and full of tact. We are far from these upbeats available during some of their previous (but still good) albums.

The usual TD fan can again get identified with this work and the brilliant second part of the song of the whale. What a nice musical experience by all means! While most of the prog giants we all love were releasing quite ambiguous material, TD were consistent and brave. Edgar on the guitar is again great.

I am not saying that this album is a masterpiece, but it offers so many pleasure to my old ears that I just can recommend it to you, prog lovers. Infinite exquisite like the sublime "Invisible Limits" are not featured on this "Underwater Sunlight", but the global feeling is rather on the positive side (even if "Dolphin Dance" and "Ride on the Ray" are too much "dance" oriented to my liking).

It is obvious that there are two distinctive parts in this album: a traditional one with the "Whale" epic and a more modern TD with the shorter tracks. I guess that you might know where my votes are going?

One can enjoy the depths of the sea with "Scuba Scuba". Mysterious, not too synthetic as the previous two tracks, this is again a fine TD piece. It offers these remarkable and so identifiable sounds I so much love.

And the closing number is another moving, relaxing and wonderful piece of music. The band is at their best and it is only a pity that this great moment doesn't last for a longer time. It clocks at a mere six minutes but could have been so well developed!

Seven out of ten is more than accurate but this rating is unfortunately not possible here. Therefore, I can only upgrade it to the four stars status.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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