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Turn of the Tides
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, 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.
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Best TD album in this guitarist's opinion
tjguitar | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this CD by Tangerine Dream. There is so much great guitar work. The acoustic and electric guitar work on Twilight Brigade, the flamenco guitar work on galley slave's horizon and firetongues. Great synth work and keyboard playing as well. This CD rocks, it may seem like smooth jazz in some places, but it is great music. One of my favorite instrumental rock albums period, up there with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Jerome Froese and Zlatko Perica did some spectacular work on this CD. There are great guitar solos on nearly every track. Some other Tangerine Dream CDs from this period are Tyranny of Beauty and Rockoon, but this one is by far the best of the bunch. This was a time when Edgar Froese was experimenting with the sound. The previous album Melrose was the first release with son Jerome involved, there was some great guitar work on a couple of tracks but it was predominantly keyboard and sax oriented. In the time between the release of Melrose and Turn of the Tides, Paul Haslinger left the band and "guest musicians" guitarist Zlatko Perica joined the band, along with saxophonist Linda Spa who had played for live shows in the early 90s. This CD is much more guitar oriented than its predecessors, but the keyboards/synth still shine.
Fans of rock music are going to love this CD. Fans of new age might not appreciate this. If you are into guitar music, or music without vocals, this CD is for you. And at Two bucks a pop for a used copy, what are you watiing for?
The only thing that could make this CD better would be the use of an actual drum kit and not the drum machine.
Other TD releases you may like: Rockoon, Tyranny of Beauty, Atlantic Bridges, Atlantic Walls."