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Tangerine Dream

Release Year: 1975

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1975 LP
CD Virgin 90932-2
1976 LP Virgin 2044
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 6/21/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 8/28/2014 9:46:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Ricochet, Pt. 1 - 17:03
  2. Ricochet, Pt. 2 - 21:11

Edgar Froese
Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Composer, Keyboards

Peter Bauman

Christopher Franke

Reviewed by Eric on 13 Mar 2003

Tangerine Dream have legions of fans who seem to fall into separate camps without any crossover from one era of the groups sound to the other. For many Tangerine Dream ended their creativity after Stratosfear. For others who appreciate a more ‘accessible’ sound, the Johannes Schmoelling years onward are the best. Me? I fall in the first category.
If I were to pick one Tangerine Dream CD to play for the uninitiated, Ricochet would be it. Recorded live in Cathedrals in both France and England, this is very rhythmic and sequential stuff, featuring some nice guitar parts from Froese playing leads we had not heard on a Tangerine Dream release previous to this album. The music just drifts on seemingly forever while still repeating the same melodic line. While this might sound boring , it’s really not with plenty of tape effects, and keyboard work (always at the core of the Tangerine Dream sound) to keep things interesting.
A fine album of Teutonic electronics.

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