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Tangerine Dream - Phaedra

Acclaimed as the Tangerine Dream‘s masterpiece, Phaedra is also considered a major mark in electronic music history.
The dreamland of synths experimentalism that would leave its influence to the next decades among various differents subgenres of electronic and ambient music.

The first and homonym track explores textures. Several textures from tense sections to light ambiental parts.

Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares brings up a more melodic approach. It has string synths in most of the track, which are replaced by an organ-like synth at the end.

Movements of a Visionary keeps up a little bit of melodic sense. But its focus is on hipnotic pulsing notes. This seems to be the most ‘direct’ track of the album, once it reaches its apex the synths keep on it just flowing through variations.

Sequence C’ is the closing track. It’s short but its flute-like synths are very relaxing.

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