TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra - CD - 774695-8
Autores: Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese, Christoph Franke, Peter Baumann
Editor: UMC (2019)
Formato: CD, remastered
Géneros: Electronic, Berlin-School, Ambient
By 1974, the tide had started to turn. As the group's releases coalesced into something resembling what we'd now call ambient music, Tangerine Dream's sales grew enough to catch the eye of Richard Branson's Virgin label, who signed the group just in time to release Phaedra. While the new LP was by no means a commercial turn—there were no vocals and the title track was 18 minutes long—the album did introduce some structure to the group's music, thanks to the sequencers that would come to define their sound, as well as the wider Berlin school of electronic music that Tangerine Dream, along with ex-member Klaus Schulze, would lead.
"Phaedra" sounds like a product of its time, but its synthetic sounds and ambitious arrangement remain unique. The synths are gleaming and futuristic, but also dull and scuffed. "Phaedra" has come to be the classic Tangerine Dream song...