The early 70s psych synth travels of TangerineDream! At this early point, the group is soaring from thick, eerie layers of organ atmospheres, to far trippier synth washes – and with some pummeling, drum-heavy passages. Alpha Centauri is a bit of a formative effort, but a worthy one – as TangerineDream is developing their own unique realm of the cosmos. Slow-building tension pays off with dense, riveting peaks! Includes "Sunrise in the Third System", "Fly And Collision Off Comas Sola" and the long "Alpha Centauri". LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian quad pressing on PDU. Cover has an import sticker and gloss wrinkles.)
TangerineDream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The droning synth and guitar sound sets the mood in an icy cool way, and the album also stands really strongly on it's own, as one the coolest sets of electro rock instrumentals of the early 80s. Includes "Beach Theme", "Dr. Destructo", "Diamond Diary", "Burning Bar", "Beach Scene", "Scrapyard", "Trap Feeling", "Igneous" and "Confrontation". (Soundtracks, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
Cyclone ... LP Virgin, 1978. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Spacey electronic score to this bizarre German orgy film from the late 70s! Klaus is in a sparer mode than some of the mid 70s TangerineDream recordings – but the music is quite compelling, and the record only contains three long tracks – "Stardancer", "Blanche", and "PTO" – all of which feature nice keyboard work. (Soundtracks, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album
An analogue electronic classic – a huge crossover record from the early 70s, done with a pulsating, progressive sound that's a bit like the best early work by TangerineDream – but a fair bit tighter! Malcolm Cecil composed and performed the set – and it's a keyboard-heavy album with all electronic sounds – floating, flowing, and growing together in a nicely rough-edged studio mode. There's lots of dark machine sounds, bubbly pulsing bits, and a cold pre-Kraftwerk approach – and titles include "Cybernaut", "Jetsex", "Timewhys", "Riversong", and "Aurora". LP, Vinyl record album