Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
CD reissue of this title from the innovative German Electronica outfit, one of the most influential instrumental outfits of the 20th century. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump o... more »
CD reissue of this title from the innovative German Electronica outfit, one of the most influential instrumental outfits of the 20th century. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump off their chairs and start screaming Top 40 tunes, but they have managed to have an immense impact in the world of Electronic and soundtrack music. Their 107 (and counting) studio, live and soundtrack releases have their own driving hypnotic pieces that might differ from release to release, but they are all uniquely Tangerine Dream. Document. 2009.
Neil Thompson | Birkenhead, Wirral United Kingdom | 08/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Canyon Dreams" is a bit of an oddity as far as TD releases are concerned. Recorded with the short-lived Froese, Franke, Haslinger lineup, it's not considered a "major" album release and tends to be left aside as "just another soundtrack". In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. "Canyon..." is a small diamond of an album, very much an equal partner (imho) to "Underwater Sunlight", most often sited as that trio's finest production.With the exception of the extra tracks penned by the dependably bland Jerome Froese, the rest of the tracks are composed by the aforementioned trio with a subtlety and majesty so missing from later TD. "Shadow Flyer" is boppy without being annoying and almost seems out of place with the next six tracks, which blend and merge beautifully."Canyon Carver" is superb; slow build to a powerful main theme, reminiscent of TD's work with Johannes Schmoelling. From there we have some wonderful floating synth patches on "Water's Gift" that seamlessly wanders into "Canyon Voices" and "Sudden Revelation".There's very little of the up-tempo aor that TD became in later years; this album feels like the old era TD re-born, it has the continuity and flow that was once their trademark. It's a shame that these three didn't stay together longer; it appears that with Chris Franke's departure went the TD ambience that I loved; certainly Franke's first solo effort, "Pacific Coast Highway" is outstanding and much more like TD than TD...I originally owned the video of this before the album and while the visuals are awe-inspiring in their own way, they sometimes detract from the inspirational qualities of the music itself.Definitely worth buying."