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Phaedra

Tangerine Dream

1974

Phaedra

Album Summary

Phaedra is the fifth major release and fifth studio album by German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. It was recorded during November 1973 at The Manor in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England and released on 20 February 1974 through Virgin Records. This is the first Tangerine Dream album to feature their now classic sequencer-driven sound, which is considered to have greatly influenced the Berlin School genre.The album marked the beginning of the group's international success and was their first album released on the Virgin label. It achieved six-figure sales in the UK, reaching number 15 in the UK Albums Chart in a 15-week run, with virtually no airplay, only by strong word of mouth. It also earned the group a gold disc in seven countries, though in their native Germany it sold barely 6,000 units. The album title refers to Phaedra of Greek mythology.

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Rating

2.67

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4667

Genres

  • Electronica
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Mon Apr 26 2021
5

Phaedra is one of the most important, artistic, and exciting works in the history of electronic music, a brilliant and compelling summation of Tangerine Dream's early avant-space direction balanced with the synthesizer/sequencer technology just beginning to gain a foothold in nonacademic circles. The result is best heard on the 15-minute title track, unparalleled before or since for its depth of sound and vision. 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. While the title track takes the cake, there are three other excellent tracks on Phaedra. "Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares" is a solo Edgar Froese song that uses some surprisingly emotive and affecting synthesizer washes, and "Movements of a Visionary" is a more experimental piece, using treated voices and whispers to drive its hypnotic arpeggios. Perhaps even more powerful as a musical landmark now than when it was first recorded, Phaedra has proven the test of time.

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Thu Sep 10 2020
2

beep boop music

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Sun Feb 28 2021
3

Makes me want to do yoga to it or get stoned and watch a lava lamp for hours

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Wed Dec 29 2021
5

5.0 - Incredible. I feel like I'm strapped to a gurney, being transported to the mental ward of a massive spaceship.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

Can't dance to this, can you? Disturbing soundscape that pressages a fair amount of dark ambient. I bet this was cool back in the 1970s with a good set of headphones and a certain degree of, ah, refreshment

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Fri Nov 19 2021
2

Spotify only had side two, and after listening - that was enough. Ok spacerock mood music. Good for a hospice or similar spot. ⭐️⭐️

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Fri Nov 19 2021
2

I feel anxious listening to this

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Fri Jan 21 2022
1

Hot garbaggio

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Very ethereal, not what I was expecting, made the last hour of work enjoyable. And it just went into another full Tangerine Dream Album without me noticing.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

Probably my favorite Tangerine Dream album. The introduction of the sequencers gives their sound more rhythm to sink your teeth into while still retaining a good amount of ambient atmosphere throughout. Absolutely love headphone rides like this in the dark. Blows my mind that this was top 20 in UK and top 200 in US at the time. Would love to jam in this more abstract way. Shifting in and out of movements. You can see why their sound lent itself to soundtrack work, very cinematic.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

that was fantastic - and well ahead of its time. dreamy and ethereal - i loved it

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Fri Oct 22 2021
5

When the first track started, I was reading some of the background information on Wikipedia. I saw the reviews and thought, no way. As a classical music lover, this both is and isn't my type of music. However, by the second track, I was hooked. And man, that second track was ethereal and gorgeous and captivating. I would not only work to this, but literally just sit in silence to this. Pleasantly surprised.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

I'm pretty amazed that this was produced only six weeks after getting a new modular Moog setup. I'd still be trying to get a fucking sine tone out, let alone have mastered the sequencer. Classic precursor to Berlin School electronica, capturing an incredible sense of cloudy space. (With phasing!)

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

Not sure I understand why this is THE Tangerine Dream album. I can't find anything resembling melody, I prefer Cyclone and Stratosphere 2.5 🌟

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Wed Dec 08 2021
1

apologies but this just stressed me outtttt

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Sun Jun 20 2021
5

I really like this music. I‘d love listening to it while on a trip 😉.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

Cosmic Rock. Pretty trippy electronic music. I could listen to this on repeat forever.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
5

Still a fantastic album, I do not care too much about the albums before Phaedra (probably a mistake) but everything they made between 74-83 is great (just like the Edgar Froese solo albums from that period). Needs to be played loud and on a good hi-fi system.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

The first time a space rock felt more space than rock, and I loved it.

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Mon May 09 2022
5

This. All day.

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Truly marvellous groundbreaking electronic music

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Proto electronica! Whew the men in the comments on YouTube def paint a picture of the impact of this album. 4.5 stars for innovation/creativity/protean influence, rounding up because it’s not 60-70s rock!!

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Hypnotisant au possible, j’adore et je vais m’enfiler leur discographie.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

This is like the perfect intersecting point of music for people who love the golden age of science fiction, and fucking stoners. Either way, you put this on your headphones and before you know it you'll be in another dimension, haha. Honestly, fuckin cool album. I like a bit of modern synthwave etc and you can see the start of that here I guess. It's not the sort of thing I could listen to day in day out, or even for more than an hour in one go really, but thankfully it only goes for 38min anyway. Or more to the point, it's not something I'd actively listen to - but I'd be more than happy for it to play in the background while I was working, gaming, etc. 4/5.

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Wed Sep 30 2020
4

Not typically my type of music (70s German electronic!) but found myself more interested than I thought I'd be. Synthesisers at that time de-tuned themselves quickly as you played, and so they wrote this into the first song (Phaedra). The second was completed by the frontman (Edgar Froese) on his own one night with his wife recording and no other members. FFs: Soundtrack to Bandersnatch (Black Mirror); Froese and Bowie lived together for a spell and influenced each other.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

VERY cool soundscapes, great for working. Will check this band out more. Only got the last 2 (out of 4) tracks on Spotify, but I was impressed.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Pretty cool early electronic music. Very ambient.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
4

Quintessential kosmiche of Krautrock. Had heard this album before but it's been a few years. From the original 4 track version there is not a single dud, haven't listened to the deluxe yet. Remix sounds very modern, but I'd be curious of how the original sounds. Still a touchpoint for anyone doing soundscapes/ambient/space music.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Musik som får en att vilja vandra ändlöst i en skog, sikta mot stjärnorna men inte riktigt universum. Mycket bra ambient från Tyskland!

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

I like ambient music also how was this made in the 70s

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Música electrónica ambiental. Por lo visto alguna canción sale en Stranger Things.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Was much more interesting than I had expected. Must have sounded completely different from everything else in 1974.

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

Cool discovery. I knew the name but not much else. Pioneering like Kraftwerk. Same year as Autobahn. Mad lineup, more like a movement than a band. Music featured on Grand Theft Auto and Stranger Things. I actually really liked the music too. 8.5/10

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

Enjoyed this, who vibe i didn't know existed, got some Vangelis vibes from it too! Dunno if a total 4 as it did get a touch fatiguing towards the end..

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

I only know Tangerine Dream from their film scores, which rule. This album was really good.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

really cool, atmospheric experience. a solid 4/5

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Sun Jul 25 2021
4

I was surprised to read that this is the only Tangerine Dream album on this list because I think their later work is better, eg Stratosfear, Cyclone and Force Majeure but I guess it’s because this album was highly influential and important in the annals of Krautrock and electronic music with the early use of sequencers. Also it’s interesting that along with Mike Oldfield, TD was one of the first bands that Richard Branson signed to his fledgling Virgin Records label.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

Crazy to know it’s from 1973. Pretty enjoyable ambient-type sounds from very early in its origins.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
4

One of Tangerine Dream's most popular, and by extension most influential, albums. In this kosmische masterpiece, we explore the innovative use of synthesizers and sequencers that would be further developed in krautrock to follow, later picked up by New Wave and soon the many electronic genres of the 80s and 90s. It is atmospheric giving the audience a feeling of wide open ambience and space that few others have been able to achieve. There is room to breathe in this album, a huge contrast to most other albums at the time which typically feel rushed from track to track. You have a track that takes up an entire side, but also a track that only lasts 2.5 minutes, and the others somewhere in between. These tracks take however much time they want, and due to how seamless they lie to each other, one is able to appreciate both the individual tracks alone and also the coherency of the album as a whole.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

Begendim, ozellikle 2 numara baya guzel

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Sun Nov 07 2021
4

I think I prefer their film work, this left me a liiiittle cold but it’s still competent. More of a 3.5

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Great early electronic album with spaced out vibes to it. At times relaxing, and at others mildly creepy. Favorites: Phaedra, Movements Of A Visionary

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Pretty good ambient electronic music. Very specific situations where I would enjoy this, but its perfect in those specific instances. Feels like a 3 musically, but I'll give a 4 for usefulness in focus-up music.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

stunning album

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

The band's name was familiar to me already but for the life of me, I can't remember why. Maybe a friend liked them, not sure. Anyway, I don't recall having heard their music or even knowing what kind of music they make, so this is all very new to me. And I'm really glad I am now introduced to this band. Fascinating stuff, especially when I consider when they recorded this album. What sounds to our ears in the 2020s like music anyone with a MIDI instrument and a DAW could make in a matter of minutes, they produced with early 70s tech. This is, to state the obvious, no small feat. I will definitely listen to more of their work and read up on how they did it. So cool!

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

Feels like the grandfather to house music. Great to have on in the background; not sure that I would ever be like, "time to sit down and do nothing so that I can focus entirely on Tangerine Dream"

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Wow another gem

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

This is a striking album of gorgeously composed songs. The arrangements move from sparse to lush, peaceful to spacey, with sometimes eerie and menacing sounds, drawn together with some expert sequencing. Whatever you're doing, stop and just listen to this one without interruption. Fave Song: Phaedra

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Hell yeah. This is exactly the kind of oddball stuff I like to find through a list like this. Never heard of this band, apparently they've been making music since the dawn of time and still are. The album is fantastic. Ambient, cinematic electronic music, as if from a lost Dune or Blade Runner movie. Love the four-track structure too, with some tracks coming in over 10-20 minutes. Give me less uninteresting copy-paste rock projects and more like this. This captivated me. Favorite tracks: Phaedra, Mysterious Semblance, Movements of a Visionary. Album art: Nothing too special, but it's a cool and mysterious shot to look at. 4.5/5

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

I'm trying to re-imagine a sci-fi / aquatic setting wherein the queen has a thing for her stepson, and when he rejects her, she tells the king his son tried to rape her. The king believes his wife and banishes his son, who soon gets trampled by (sea)horses and dies. If you're sober, you need to bring something of your own to this album to give it claws. Just lie back on the sofa and close your eyes. Listen in complete silence, and it'll be like an underwater journey with lights flashing in the deep.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

Really enjoyed this. Sublime, dreamy and trippy electronica that sometimes made me feel I was watching some sort of sci fi film. Must try more of their music

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Blissed out and atmospheric genius. T.D. is really something special, it almost reminds of side B of Bowie's "Low" in its impeccable synth compositions.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Can you really expect a PNE supporter to like Blackpool? I was surprised how enjoyable this was. That sequencer sound is very good to listen to.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Great focus music

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

Fascinating album, especially when reading how this early electronic music was put together. There are several great passages, but at times I missed a bit of tension and structure. Maybe I need to listen to it more often, but Jarre's Oxygene, which came out only a few years later, was much more compelling/memorable.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

It’s nice, to be a little star-drop floating along the cosmic currents.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

What you would think sounds like an Enya-esque inspired album, then realize this album came out in 1974! For the technology limitations compared between then and now, this album can easily be released today, and while not my normal choice for mood music, I'm interested. 3.5/5.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Rating: 7/10

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Really liked this album. A blend of ethereal sounds, electronic tunes, and noise.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Bank robbing music

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

Listened Before? N HEY! I know these guys! They did the soundtrack for Legend back in the 80s. This is good stuff, especially as far as electronic music goes. I loved it. Added to Library? N Songs added to Playlist: Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Todella kosminen tunnelma. Tekis mieli mennä nurtsille makaa tuijottaa taivaan syvyyksiin tätä kuunnellessa, niissä oloissa varmaan 5/5. Nyt oon valitettavasti toimistossa ja arvostan täältä. 4/5

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Täähän on ihan naurettavan kovaa ambienttia. Tai siis sikäli kun nyt ambient voi olla ”kovaa”! Nautin. Tosi hyvää ja unista. En osaa nimetä mitä kaipaisin lisää, mutten silti anna täysiä pongoja. 4/5

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Fri May 06 2022
4

these were some lovely soundscapes

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Mon May 09 2022
4

Whoa. This was a fun trip. Need to be in the right mood for sure, though. Great background music but I don't think it's very much of an "active" listen.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

very ethereal, hints of what would become trance and DnB throughtout

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

I first listened to this on a plane, thinking it to be perfect ambiance for a long flight but the amount of noise planes make really dampened the experience. It's way better to listen to this at night in silence, hearing the whooshes and nutty arpeggios. It's a really relaxing listen, though I like their more melodic material. This is going in my sleep playlist.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Hladan album, iako ga ima pola na spotifaju, pola se ipak može nać i na youtube-u, zapravo cijeli album. Ovaj album ću si baš pustit u zimu, vjerujem da će pasat puno više nego sad usred ljeta, heh. - Moguće, prva stvar je bolesna. Općenito album zvuči alienski, outer space glazba, hladnog ambijenta i to mi se sviđa. Berlinska škola. >3

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Jako fora. Dijelovi me podsjećaju na sigur ros. Pogotovo prva pjesma

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Good

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Умиротворяющая музыка. Именно то, чего сейчас так не хватает.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

Great with headphones - the soundscape is almost 3D. I wasn't expecting to like it but was pleasantly surprised.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

par contre tu me mets deux trois blip bloup à l’heure de la sieste cest tout bon

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Pretty cool

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

I don't really have an objective way to judge these kinds of albums. They all sound the same to me, but somehow I like certain ones better than others. I liked this one but couldn't possibly say why.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Yep! Time to find out finally what these were all about. So it's not Krautrock. I like half of the first track, very atmospheric. 2nd track could be the soundtrack to Dune. Ok, all of that was so wonderfully chilled, I loved it. Was starting to feel pretty aggravated before I listened and now I feel much better.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

This is the first album I needed to listen to elsewhere which is a shame because this is exactly the kind of record I'd like to be able to fit into a streaming rotation while working. Blissed-out space-pulses. Definitely a mood though.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Crazy to know it’s from 1973. Pretty enjoyable ambient-type sounds from very early in its origins. (prior listen)

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Sun Nov 20 2022
4

Interesting 4

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Wed Oct 07 2020
3

Interesting, but not quite my cup of tea

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Mon Jul 05 2021
3

It’s a good one.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Et ambient album med lange numre stemnibgsnumre. Jeg lyder som baggrundsmusikken til et spil. Svært at vurdere, men i hvert fald ikke min stil.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Not near the peaks reached by their work on the Risky Business soundtrack but still solid.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

A brave effort into the uncharted territory of synthesizer music in 1974. Some of it was great background music while working, some parts were downright abrasive. I love the sound of Moog synthesizers, especially the oscillator sequencer, so it was an interesting listen. The album went on my 'long distance electronic' playlist.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Innovative for the time

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

I found this to be a pleasant listen, despite the excessive run time. Took me a few sittings to get through it. Nothing mind blowing for me.

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Sun May 16 2021
3

Pleasant mildly interesting ambient electronic music. 6/10

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Sun Jul 04 2021
3

Jesli jest jakis gatunek poza wyspiarskim rokowaniem jaki autor tego zestawienia stara sie forsowac, to jest to z pewnoscia kosmiczna muzyka, czyli z niemeckiego kosmische, bo jest to kolejny album ambientowy w stylu autobahna kraftwerkowego, tylko jeszcze bardziej ambientowo stworzony, bo tangerine dream, choc niezbyt niemiecko brzmi jest banda berlinska tworzaca w latach 70, zalozycielem jest pan edgar froese, ktory jest stalym czlonkiem ekipy, wokol ktorego zbiera sie banda, ktora nadal funkcjonuje i wydaje kolejne albumy, ktorych ma dziesiatki na swoim koncie, jeden nawet zatytulowany poland, ktory jest zapisem koncertu danego w polsce w 83, jako jedna z pierwszych band zachodnich w komunistcznej polszy, bo przeciez muzyka bez slow, to nie ma sie co obawiac o niewlasciwe tresci, ale co do samego albumu, to phaedra, trak otwierajacy zajmuje cala pierwsza strone, na drugiej znajduja sie 3 krotsze traki i tak zagospodarowane jest 37 minut plyty, slucha sie tego jak dobrej muzyki filmowej, cos takiego mogloby byc soundrakiem do dnia codziennego, zwlaszcza w bardziej monotonnych czynnosciach, jak zarabiania na chleb, glownym srodkiem tworczym sa tutaj syntezatory, operowane przez edgara chrisa i petera, do tego dochodza instrumenty, organy basik, no i flet, ktory zwlaszcza sie wyroznia na drugiej stronie, w nie wiem juz dokladnie ktorym traku, nie jest to plyta ktora na plejliste bym wrzucil, a raczej album ktory laduje w biblioteczce ost filmowej muzyki, bo sluchalny jest glownie jako calosc

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

Yeah very nice but ultimately forgettable

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Wed May 26 2021
3

Was only able to listen to two of the four songs, so can't fully judge. The other two were probably excellent.

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Wed May 26 2021
3

so ambient. felt like i was in a sci fi film.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

I guess I'd describe this as ambient space-electronica. Not bad for in the background and I can see this working well in film or as background music in sci-fi video games. It wasn't interesting or gripping enough for any kind of active listening however.

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Thu May 27 2021
3

pleasant background music, with enough oddness to be interesting as well.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
3

Chill, trance like kind of

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Easy listening all instrumental…I’m assuming they are pioneers in the type of sound…

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

how I never listened to this? v nice

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Erm, unique

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Sun Jul 25 2021
3

Over many years many electronic artists have cited Tangerine Dream as an influence. On this LP I prefer the more ambient tracks to the process driven ones, but I guess the process/looping is what all the excitement was about. Definitely ahead of their times in 1974.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

ok

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

Reminds me of tubular bells, it sure is unusual for the 70s. Kinda fun to listen to if I'm in the right mood for it, but a bit niche

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

Felt like I tuned into a satellite for an Hour. Pretty cool

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Thu Sep 30 2021
3

not my thing

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

Electrónica. Curiosa.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
3

Very cosmic

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

Load up the bong

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

First question on starting to listen to this... Did it become before or after Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon? Apparently after. I would definitely prefer to listen to DSotM, which this album strongly reminds me of in parts. It's not something I could find myself actively listening to, but is pleasant enough to work away as background music.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
3

Trippy atmospheric prog rock. This is the kind of stuff I'm going to listen to now when I write

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

Soporific and gentle, good background music, worth another listen

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Cool but the songs don't go anywhere

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

é com certeza uma experiência

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Enjoyed this album…. Calming

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Música electrónica ambiental. Ni fu ni fa.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

It's nice. Hard to listen to now as a first timer...

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

Only two tracks on Spotify but very good ambient

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Look: I love electronica and ambient music and vintage synths (hell, that's what my degree is in), but I'm not sure this is even the best TD album.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

Two of the songs weren't available on Spotify but I liked the rest

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Mageeta menoa, voimakas tunnelma. Kuin elektronisempi versio Pink Floydista. Ehkä vähän levotonta välillä, ois voinut olla vielä vahvempi minimalistisempana.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Beautiful and exciting soundscapes. Works best where there is rythm underneath, so longer the movements in the compositions without it, makes it a bit boring here and there though

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Wed May 18 2022
3

16th May 2022 Listened in the office before going to cox’s to play poker. Surprisingly really enjoyed this, squishy bit of synth. Now I know where stranger things got their ideas.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

I enjoyed this album. Just music but it calmed my adhd because it was not nearly as repetitive as others. Sounded like sci fi

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Now for my first album since I asked to get things from all genres ( an electronic thing) interesting… The album starts off with it’s title track a 17 minute long creepy arse instrumental ( well they’re all instrumental but still) and out of the other long winded instrumental tracks that I’ve herd ( Djed by tortoise and Tarkus by Emerson lake and palmer) this is done so much better; this thing is a thrilling exhilarating piece that while there’s little chance I will want to listen to it again I can truly see the audience for this stuff! Then starting off side two we have mysterious senseless at the strand of nightmares and yeah if you removed the ambient synths at the forefront of the track this would sound like nightmare music in every way possible but luckily we don’t have to experience that.Occasionally the audio just drops on this song which is a cool gimmick but it’s not as good as the first song. Then is movement’s of a visionary this is literally scary space music, I definitely don’t think it’s as satisfying as the other tracks on the album but eh still better than the other all instrumental albums on here. The album closes on sequent c, nothing really special here to be honest just 2 minutes of heavenly and ambient synths. I don’t love it but I think it’s very ahead of it’s time as an album. Of this thing was in the 80’s I would’ve definitely gave it a low rating as the 80’s is like the synth decade so it wouldn’t have been that unique . But as it’s a 70’s album this is a unique semi classic of an album yeah it only gets a 4 because electronic music isn’t my kinda genre but for electronic fans I would hope to think this is a must!

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Krautrock!

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Appreciate the originality and see their influence on later electronic music. But it didn't capture me

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Good for a movie soundtrack or for background music

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Leave it to the Germans to produce music that sounds like you're stuck on Noah's Ark but in space

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Closer to Brian Eno than Kraftwerk. Interesting ambience but not really music.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Such a cool instrumental.... I will listen to this again sometime. Probably late at night with a bourbon Or two

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Only know in passing - pretty influential as far as I am aware.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

You have to listen to this on drugs.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

I kinda liked it. Mellow electronic music is soothing.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

This was certainly an interesting album. I imagine it was impressive compared to everything else at the time. I don't think it's really my thing though. My favourite song was Phaedra.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

Disc pràcticament d'ambient, realment avançat a la seva época. Nu de melodies o arranjaments complexos, és més una búsqueda d'un estat d'ànim que un àlbum de cançons

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

The title track sounds like the score to a sci-fi or horror movie. “Mysterious Semblance…” is beautiful. I was drawn in by those warped tones that almost sound like music being played underwater. I don’t listen to enough ambient music to be a proper judge of how good this album is or how groundbreaking it might have been. But I was moved by some passages and I’d like to listen to it more. This would make great background music for writing. I’ll have to find the right project that matches this tone. Could be a fun way to listen to it more and get into it.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

litt brødrene dahl og spektralsteinene hvorfor kan andre skrive i din boks, det er litt dårlig - Elena Ja enig Albumet va ganske kult då

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

I only knew this group from soundtracks, primarily the one for Risky Business, and had no idea they were German. I wasn’t expecting this to be quite so “experimental” I guess. It was not for me, mostly due to the endless repetition of very short sequences. Maybe I’m not sophisticated enough to detect the nuance, it just seemed like a bunch of synth noodling.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

It's not bad, just not my cup of tea. If you enjoy electronic music you'll probably like it.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Pretty solid for ambient electronic. Just enough going on to hold my interest, never jarring or repetitive.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Loved these back in the day. Probably not my favourite of theirs but ahead of its time.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

Eh

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

good study music

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Thu Oct 15 2020
2

This avant garde ambient album is innovative and influential, and should be celebrated for that. It's also mostly unlistenable. It belongs on the Stranger Things soundtrack, but I don't want to hear it otherwise. I did learn the word "krautrock" today, so that's something. Best track: Sequent C

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

Electronic Music/Ambient Music. Different. Bit trippy.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
2

Almost put me to sleep while driving =(

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Not really my jam.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

Meh

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Sun Feb 28 2021
2

Had something about it. But a bit of a slog

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Sun Feb 28 2021
2

This album reminds of a soundtrack to some wanky piece of modern/physical theatre that I had to go watch during theatre studies a level. Not as bad as Divine Comedy though.

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Thu May 27 2021
2

Decent enough background music.

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Thu May 20 2021
2

Irgendein Melodiegeplänkel dass einen wie einlullt. Sehr speziell und nicht meins.

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Wed May 12 2021
2

weird foreign concept albums stay weird

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Thu Jun 17 2021
2

Historically interesting prog-electronica from the 70s when it must have been super uncool. Can't imagine these German guys where rocking at hotel parties with hookers and blow. Still cool to learn about the process and how they made it. Sounds better than much of the electronic music today, but still basically ambient and not quickly fades into the background.

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Sun Jul 25 2021
2

I searched through my old high school yearbooks but couldn't track down my drug dealer from back in the day. Pity. This album would have been great on acid.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
2

This was the first electronic music album that I'll evaluate with more than 1 star. The first song has a dreamy sensation that is likable, but it's still that kind of European electronic song that's absolutely not my kind of thing.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
2

Too much for me

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Mon Oct 18 2021
2

made me anxious

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Wed Nov 03 2021
2

After The Lexicon of Love (which has been on constant for more than the day that was allowed), this just feels really boring. I always struggle with music that doesn't go anywhere. It wasn't on iTunes and only the remixed/extended 2 hrs 35 mins version is on Spotify. The first song is more than 17.5 mins. Wikipedia tells me the original album is just the four songs. I'm sure it's important in the development of electronica and ambient music....but 12 mins in to that first song and nothing much has happened. Noodling for stoners

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Mon Nov 08 2021
2

First listen. I know a lot of people are fans. I'm not getting it yet. Nice music, but nothing special.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

Not as weird as I expected, but not exactly gonna listen again. Fav new track: Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares (🙄)

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

I mean, great. Someone had to do it I guess. But of the ding dong beep boops to work or study this isn’t the one I’d choose first

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

More ambient ''music'. It just sounds like somebody mucking about in the BBC Radiophonic workshop. Very nice as background, maybe as a filmscore, but not to be actively listened to.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
2

I don't mind instrumental music, and I don't mind angular, noisy stuff, but the first movement of this really set my expectations low. Rest of it is pleasant-enough background music. Just didn't do much for me. Favorite track: "Mysterious Semblance At the Strand of Nightmares"

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Mon Jan 10 2022
2

Spotify cut the first half of the album so not sure if I got the full experience, what I heard was more than enough though.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
2

I guess this album could be described as peaceful, especially "Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares". But think this album would be significantly more interesting if you were high, I'm unlikely to listen to it again.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
2

I like Can and Kraftwerk and thought this would be a cross between the 2. It's really ambient though and I barely noticed it being on. Disappointing.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

I’m sure this is a seminal album in the genre and pioneered new techniques, but if you don’t enjoy soundscapes you won’t enjoy this.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
2

Geweldige muziek voor in een wonderbaarlijke wereld van de Efteling. Niet zo fijn om dit een heel album te luisteren. Verder niet slecht gedaan.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

Fine background noise. Probably won’t revisit.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
2

The entire album is ambient music. Unlike with Tubular Bells, I was not familiar with any of the music. It waa alright, but I don't think I will listen to it again.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
2

Quite dull.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
2

Some interesting points, and at times pretty unsettling, but a lot of boring noodling about without really going anywhere. Felt more of a chore than something to enjoy.

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Fri May 06 2022
2

Didn’t strike the right balance of engaging and ambient. May not have been in the right headspace though

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Thu May 26 2022
2

Kinda uninspired....

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Fri May 27 2022
2

This album may have established the genres of house and trap. It doesn't do much for me.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
2

Part of me thinks I'll finally quit doing this daily exercise after I score 100 albums with a 5. If I even get to 100. But I still have a lot of Beatles albums to rate, the two Van Halen and Michael Jackson albums I know are getting 5's. I'm currently at 70, and the Fabs, Jacko and VH should push me to 80. That leaves me with 20 surprises, which is what still brings me to this site every day. This is a long way to say that Tangerine Dream does not present a case for being one of those twentysomething surprises.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

This is irritating me profoundly. One or two tracks fine; but a whole album of wishy washy flute tunes is abysmal to experience. Spa music.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
2

Best Song: Not applicable. Worst Song: Not applicable. Overall: This is ethereal space music. I'm not sure whether it is good ethereal space music, but that is what it is. It feels like music that would be best listened to while absolutely blitzkrieged in a planetarium, but when just sitting at work, staring at spreadsheets, it comes off as a little tedious. Context is key for this one.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Meh, not for me.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

Listened to on 9/20/22 2/5 Favorite song: sequent c This electronic album made me feel like I was in a spaceship but verdicts still out on if that’s a good or bad thing

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

Not sure if this album has survived time... But has certainly been important for the development of eclectronic music.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

Rough listen. Reminds me of a music class I took in college that was at time painful!

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Sun Sep 25 2022
2

Repetitive, instrumental, strange, trippy, evocative, repetitive, weird, lyric-less, bizarre and repetitive.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
2

A symphony of extremely long noise

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

The first 2 tracks of this album weren't available on Spotify so I went and found them on YouTube. Interesting that this is most likely the shortest album on the list so far, and if it isn't then it's definitely the shortest track-amount wise. Nice album overall, gives off classical "new music" vibes to me. Early synth work in this space with lots of repetition for an output that is meditative and reflective. Slightly boring.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
2

Not familiar with them. Too ambient for me. Not sure why it's on a 1001 list honestly.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
2

This would be fine as a sound track or music bed but I found it very boring as an album. I honestly didn’t notice when it finished. Probably important and ground breaking but not much fun to listen to.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

Startet med at man blir kidnappet av aliens, 12:15 kommer det noen seler og måker. Begynner å føle meg litt paranoid. Tror ikke jeg er kul nok til å høre på dette albumet.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
2

Blah.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
2

Heard a few tracks, which was enough to appreciate the vibe but recognize it’s not my jam.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
2

I was listening while I was cleaning the house and sort of kept forgetting I was listening to it. I didn't dislike it, but just sort of meh.

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Thu Dec 08 2022
2

Good electronic ambient, sometimes too stressed to be a calming background

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Tue Sep 15 2020
1

self indulgent pish

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Thu Sep 24 2020
1

Juste trop space et minimaliste pour moi. Je comprends qu'en 1975 les synths c'étaient malade, mais là c'est trop.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
1

What. A short instrumental synth album.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
1

Bruh

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Mon Jan 25 2021
1

weird

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Wed Jan 27 2021
1

great for falling asleep

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Mon Apr 26 2021
1

It's difficult to comment on something that sent me to sleep on the first track. This album is very relaxing, even when you don't really want to relax. Forced relaxation is quite annoying.

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Fri May 21 2021
1

Sounded like a jungle noises sleep machine. Had to turn it off.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
1

Um álbum demasiado longo e com cada música muito repetitiva, parece a trilha sonora de um filme, senti sempre uma tensão que fazia lembrar me o ambiente do The Thing. No geral para quem gosta do genero deve ser bom, mas para mim é um 2 de 10. Nota:2/10

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Fri Apr 30 2021
1

Not into it

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