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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

2.85 | 49 ratings

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3 stars Yet another soundtrack

In this part of the 80s the best things coming from TD are the lives. They seems to be used to enter a studio only to comment movies. Is it that bad? No, but it's a limitation. They can't create side-long tracks and must compress the ideas into 3 to 5 minutes tracks.

I have to say that also in the last live albums (I mean in the first half of the 80s) the tracks don't flow seamlessly as on albums like "Zeit". They are more often a patchwork of different themes tied together and this may be a consequence of the new way of composing within the "movie" constraints.

So also this "Heartbreakers" is made of short tracks that are all almost good taken one by one, but after having listened to the album nothing remains. I haven't seen the movie (I'm not sure to have ever seen a movie with a TD soundtrack). This means that I can't recall images or sensations to be associated to the music.

The music itself is good as background when you are gardening or cooking, but nothing more. Quite good and absolutely non-essential.

3 stars are rounded up.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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