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
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.