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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.01 | 33 ratings

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3 stars As well as VANGELIS, with his sonundtracks for Frederic Rossif, also Tangerine Dream have once been commissioned to comment a documentary. It resulted in an album an a DVD about the Sothwest of the USA. I haven't seen it, but reading the revews it seems that it's worth the 10 euro Amazon asks for.

At this point in time, TD is just a family affair between Edgar Froese and his son Jerome. Pure electronics. No guitars no drums, no other instruments. Keyboards only.

Listening to the tracks I can imagine how they might have fit as comments to images of landscapes, electric storms, canyons, wilderness and so on. Some sounds are very typical, anywa. The base of "Zion" seems coming from the Phaedra years, but other sounds are more "modern". It's clear that beina a musical comment, it's tendentially close to the newage, also consideriing that in the middle of the 90s the newage genre was at the top of its success almost everywhere.

The most "progressive" tracks is, I think, "Waterborne". The minor chords and the chosen sounds are close to Peter BARDENS solo works. Sometimes, like with the "ooh" sound on "Cliff Dwellers", it can remind to "Song of Distant Earth" by Mike OLDFIELD. Not strange. The period is almost the same and both are about "nature" in some sense. The bell sounds and the pseudo-harp at the beginning of "Summer Storm" seem taken from Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire". Luckily rhytmic is added later. It's nice recognizing some sounds present in my expander, too. I guess that they have used also a KORG M1 in some moments.

:An average 3 stars album: not great but NOT BAD AT ALL.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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