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100 001

Loom

 

Progressive Electronic

3.05 | 2 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars Well how can I complain about it sounding like Tangerine Dream?

Jerome FROESE (Tangerine Dream's former-member for over 15 years, he left in 2006 and of course son of Edgar founding member ) and Johannes SCHMOELLING (member of TD in the period 1979-1985) + Robert Waters (non related to TD) gave form to LOOM an outside of TD project by the prodigal son himself.

"100 001", launched in 2011, as an introductory EP release to this Progressive/Electronic formation, states it clear that it will be almost impossible to depart from the "Great White Eagle" influence over decades and well, as my own father used to say, "blood is not chocolate milk".

So even though Jerome has made it quiet clear that "Tangerine Dream was my Dad and my Dad is dead and so is Tangerine Dream.", the apple does not fall that far from the tree. And in addition how can I complain if lots (not all) of the newer thrills of TD's 80's era, were provided by the son himself.

Now, as I have made it quiet clear, I am no big fan of the Tangerine Dream's 80's (or later releases), they fed upon a lot of outside of prog influences (shamelessly, more than once).

But back to this review, I will be a fool not to admit that this EP's 4 tracks have been meticously written, crafted and performed. Its melody lines are intelligent even though they will instantly remind you of the 80's and later, TD's "happy" melody lines, which as I have over-mentioned, would have been strange (and magnificent) not to sound like.

So welcome LOOM to this PA's Progressive/Electronic world you die-hard TD audiophiles, I can bet you will not be disappointed!

I myself will rate it good but not groundbreaking at all ***3 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |

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