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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.35 | 317 ratings

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5 stars This album is an often overlooked masterpiece. This is an assault on your sense of hearing and your mind. If anything on earth can force you to think abstractly this album will. Genesis has some awesome spacey sound followed by that an ominous "flute" sound that is a chilling contrast to the warm synths.

The second track "Journey Through a Burning Brain" is brilliant, if the rest of the album was absolutely terrible this song (it isn't) would make the album a 4. More space sounds but in the middle of this monster track the drums kick in and the effect is incredible, probably some of Klaus' best drumming on the album. The song picks up fast here with a very loud, rocking, guitar jam.

After the turmoil of track 2 track 3 is a song that puts you in a mental stasis. The synths speak tranquility but there are outbursts of dissonence throught this period. It builds to a satisfying climax at it's end with some very satisfying guitar work which flows into and continues to work it's magic in track 4 "Ashes to Ashes" which is sort of the second movement to the previous track "Cold Smoke".

Resurrection is the end and takes this journey to an end the same as it began. Yes, it is almost as if the album is following an ABCA sonata structure. Brilliant! Buy this album!

Watcheroftheskies | 5/5 |


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