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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 316 ratings

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3 stars Tangram is the start of the '80s Tangerine Dream new-age era. The sound of the two tracks on this album is modern, much more so than Force Majeure, but Tangerine Dream have moved back to a more thoroughly electronic sound. The classic sound of this group isn't present on Tangram at all, but has been modified to meet both pop-electronic and progressive electronic standards - long tracks that progress through multiple passages that include spacey and cosmic soundscapes, but utilize poppy and accessible melodies for easier listening for those who have difficulty with the hypnotizing and cold soundscapes of Tangerine Dream's most popular work.

Tangram plays like a symphonic progressive rock album in structure, but without most of the "rock" elements besides cheesy electric guitar. For me, this album sounds like hypothetically modified version of an instrumental Genesis album from the '80s. That description doesn't sound all too positive, but Tangram really is better than anything that both Tangerine Dream and Genesis would release in the '80s, and is easily the best Tangerine Dream album of this particular era. Definitely not a terrible listen, and I consider this album to be the last good album by Tangerine Dream.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |


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