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VIEWS FROM A RED TRAIN

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

2.92 | 28 ratings

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admireArt
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2 stars Another forgetful Tangerinesque album.

I can bore you again of how innocent these later Tangerine Dream releases sound like. "Views from a Red Train", 2008, presents 9 tracks, which again remind me completely of Michael Cretu's ENIGMA, especially his own remixes.

All this "modern" TD songwriting seems eager to please and to hold some kind of unreleased energy, that Cretu's songs displayed with no kind of effort. Really, if you have already been aquainted with ENIGMA, this release will hold no real surprises and worse than that, its songwriting seems condemmed to try hard, in vain, to cross itself between imitation and personal input.

Anyway, some new age kind of 80's electronics, blended with church like (untouchable serious music, people may get offended if undermined), but in the leagues it pretends to play it falls extremely short and by rule boring, for anyone who has heard at least a J.S. Bach choral work in his lifetime.

People who are oblivious of the influences mentioned above will get some kind of kick with this release, but then again, imitation is a form of flattery.

Best track> "Leviathan", which sounds like a collaboration between TD, ENIGMA and the B-52's.

**2.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 2/5 |

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