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PURPLE DILUVIAL

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.10 | 20 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars Short, concise, yet innovative even if released in 2008 this album represents a very nice offering from the band. It has been quite a while that they didn't release such an "old" album.

While I was listening to this, I was wondering to myself: hey! is this really a new TD album? Or was it just a dream while I was awaken!

The short "Armageddon" is such a brilliant track that will undoubtedly remind you of the superb past. This is by far my favourite song from this album and one of their best for some twenty years. Easily.

This great band could of course rest on their laurel's (as some of their earlier production) but they were doing better with "Purple Diluvial". The title track and "epic" of this album (almost twenty minutes) offers some average electronic rock parts, upbeat at times and frankly not too much of a glory particularity. Just good and keyboarding as hell.

But I assume that it is what we are expecting from TD every time they are releasing an album. The closing section of this "Purple Diluvial" does "speak" more to my bones and heart and is really poignant. Another great TD moment should I say. But there are an awful lot of these ones of course throughout their immense discography.

I consider this album as one of their good ones from this millennium, even if the dance beats of "Babylon The Great Has Fallen" are quite unbearable. But he closing part is such memorable...

This album certainly deserves a listen. Three stars is my rating.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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