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Red Roadster - Tangerine Dream - Rockoon (CD, Album)

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In , Les Editions Atlas, a giant French company specialized in books, had decided to offer only to their mail order subscribers a batch of CDs in a limited edition series called "Les genies du Rock".

Liner notes in French language explain the influence of bands like TD, Can and Kraftwerk onto the musical style of the '70s and also tell some musical roots and milestones of TD.

In March the album was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases by the Germany based Membran record label.

Rockoon was also released as part of the set The Grammy Nominated Albums. The atmosphere that they were trying to accomplish here was accomplished.

Only problem is, is that I can't say much more about this, I pretty much said everything I can about this. Part 2: Still beautiful but I pretty much wasted everything on my explanation of the first part. Conclusion: I think that as a progressive drone album, not many albums actually beat this.

It has atmosphere, it has depth, and the production is impressive for the time. This is well thought out, the writing here is great, and it's Tangerine Dream's signature album for sure. What else can I say? There are only two songs on this album I can't say much about it. Still, great either way. Tangerine Dream is unquestionably one of the most influential electronic groups of all time, probably the best of all. Their music has made an immeasurable impact on ambient, new age, techno, trance, and progressive rock, as well as modern film score composition.

Founded as a psychedelic rock group in by Edgar Froese, the group was initially associated with the Krautrock scene through early abstract albums, 's 'Electronic Meditation', 's 'Alpha Centauri', 's 'Zeit' and 's 'Atem'. Those albums belong of what is usually called 'The Pink Years'. They pioneered the use of sequencers and synthesizers and was only from that the classic albums appear like their greatest masterpieces, 's, 'Phaedra' and 's 'Rubycon' and 'Ricochet', which proved to be commercially successful.

They became also prolific film composers. Subsequent albums in the 80's incorporated more digital instrumentation, as well as shorter, more pop oriented compositions than their earlier epics. During the 90's, with some albums they were closer to the forms of dance music that Tangerine Dream has heavily influenced.

During the 21st century, the band gradually drifted back toward the sequencer driven sound they had pioneered during the 70's. Tangerine Dream is still active today having released almost studio albums in their lengthy and very prolific career. So, it was with Tangerine Dream's debut for Virgin is rightfully and deservedly regarded as one of their definitive classics, which everything really began to the band.

The most noticeable new feature in their sound was the inclusion of complex, sequenced electronic rhythm patterns that slowly evolved and changed shape underneath the atmospheric sounds of Moogs, Mellotrons, flute and lots of various electronic equipments massively used in the future.

The minimalism of their first albums was pretty much gone, as the sequenced rhythms provided the band with a rich and fat sound stuffed to the rim with mystical and delightful atmospheres.

Given focus by the arpeggiated trance that drifts in and out of the mix, the track progresses through several passages including a few surprisingly melodic keyboard lines and an assortment of eerie Moog and Mellotron effects, gaseous explosions, and windy sirens. Despite the impending chaos, the track sounds more like a carefully composed classical work than an unrestrained piece of noise. The climax of the track comes surprisingly enough after the sequencer has stopped, and makes room for a sinister and incredibly moody part filled with Mellotron, gongs and haunting electronic sounds, building up some of the most fantastic atmospheres ever created by humans.

And to add to the feel of beyond and mystery, some distant and faint sounds of children playing can be heard several seconds after the track has ended. It's really an amazing track that would become a standard track in the next future of their music. While the title track takes the cake, there are three other excellent tracks on 'Phaedra'.

It consists almost entirely of grandiose washes of Mellotrons, but also some spacey electronic sounds. The opening of 'Movements Of A Visionary' seems to improve the voice experiments from their previous album 'Atem'. The rest of the track consists of a warm and comforting organ improvising around the sequenced rhythms that now was one of the band's main trademarks. It's a more experimental piece, using treated voices and whispers to drive its hypnotic arpeggios.

The brief piece 'Sequent C'' closes the album in a moody way, a piece of ethereal, floating beauty. Conclusion: 'Phaedra' is often regarded as a groundbreaking album that was shaped by an experimental sound, with structured sound sequences that present themselves to the listener in an atmosphere space like manner.

In the further course, the cool unapproachability of the electronics unites with organic looking mellotron inserts, which is accompanied by more rhythmic sound elements. The way into unexplored galaxies is, thus, effectively relaxed. Perhaps even more powerful as a musical landmark now than when it was recorded. The 70's was a time of music taste and intelligence, really. Very nice layering of multiple themes coming from multiple instruments with, of course, the trademark sequences. Ulrich Schnauss is a melody god.

It's hypnotic and yet danceable. At the two minute mark an Arp-like synth enters to take the lead before another electronic rhythm track is added to give it a definitive Euro-electronic dance groove. Various synths interject intermittent lead melodic motifs in the song's final 90 seconds.

Makes me nostalgic for European dance clubs. At the end of the third minute a trip-hoppy synth-drum track familiar to all who know Ulrich Schnauss' previous solo work kicks in while violin takes the lead soaring with a long sustain above the rest. Pretty cool. Once we've moved past the long, bouncy synth intro, the Euro-disco beats kick in and a repetitive synth wash chord begins to repeat every four seconds for a very long time as very little else is really developing elsewhere.

I have to admit, the repetition of that synth hit is alone quite distracting and disenchanting. Luckily it fades in the fourth minute and we subtly shift into a slightly different soundscape with the same tempo and beat.

This is, at least, much more interesting and tolerable as the weave between synths and fuzzy guitars is nice. After a section of sequencer only, other synths and guitar tracks work their way into the weave, working up to a mini crescendo just before a searing electric guitar takes the lead and foreground at the five minute mark.

This is really cool! Weird muted guitar strums and mini-Moog lines and others enter the weave at the end of the second minute but then all fade away in the first part of the fourth minute.

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8 thoughts on “Red Roadster - Tangerine Dream - Rockoon (CD, Album)”

  1. Meztitilar says:
    After a rather uninspired end to Haslinger's tenure with Tangerine Dream, Rockoon reignites some of the group's strengths, with a few satisfyingly atmospheric numbers, and a richer, more energetic sound overall, but sadly the album is still distinctly lacking strong musical ideas, and listening to the full 58 minutes can be quite a slog/5.
  2. Mausida says:
    Rockoon is the forty-fourth major release and twenty-first studio album released by Tangerine Dream. The album was started in March and completed January , making it the longest production ever in the band's history until the release of Quantum Gate in The album was nominated in the USA for the "Best New Age Album " Grammy and reached the Top Ten in Billboard New Age Genre: Berlin School, electronica, rock, new-age.
  3. Dukus says:
    31 rows · Dec 11,  · referencing Rockoon, CD, Album, RE, With the end of Tangerine /5().
  4. Zulushura says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Rockoon on Discogs. Label: Miramar (2) - MPCD ,Not On Label (ST Series) - ST • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Electro, Prog Rock, Ambient5/5(1).
  5. Dujas says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Rockoon on Discogs/5(6).
  6. Bralmaran says:
    Rockoon is a music studio album recording by TANGERINE DREAM (Progressive Electronic/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette/5(11).
  7. Aragal says:
    This album is an unimaginative collection of some 11 5-minuters, nearly all of which sacrifice the traditional Tangerine Dream approach of innovative and varied synthesiser and sequencer programming for a uniformly bland sound world of everyday synthesiser string washes and jangling guitar lines over a relentlessly boring rock drum-machine beat/5(22).
  8. Taumuro says:
    Red Roadster Touchwood Graffiti Street Funky Atlanta Spanish Love Lifted Veil Penguin Reference Body Corporate Rockoon Girls On Broadway Studio album. This is the first time with the Edgar & Jerome Froese line-up. Upon receiving this album by mail, it was proclaimed as being the worst of all Tangerine Dream releases.

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