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THE ISLAND OF THE FAY

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

3.60 | 42 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars Dead people become sacred by social order. Irrespect someone's loss is morally frowned upon. But artists die and die and die, what is left is totally touchable and time has no pity on that. R.B.

I, when young, read with total fascination Edgar Allan Poe's horror stories. His ability to conjure extraordinary dark and menacing images in my mind, still remains, unsurpassed.

As we all know E.A.Poe's written imagery has touched many arists in various, outside literature, belle arts and some modern ones.

Therefore expect clashing minor tones, lots of dramatic peaks, some super cheesy TD momentums, some YELLO (here and there) kind of musical constructions (without the humor or irreverence of the Swiss duo) and a lot of music which rarely grows outside the friendly "New Age" 80's syndrome.

Anyway, this work recreates musically E.A. Poe's visions. For starters it is not the first time, as I mentioned, someone has come with this idea, but it is always a perfect excuse to bring out your dark side to play. And everybody has its own idea of the obscure and horrorific E.A. Poe's perception, its our own birthright to do so!

But then again, I the same, have one and this effort without the poet's name or with it, stays short of really getting attractive, opposite to that, its few memorable highlights and more forgetful sections which fail to construct something really remarkable in its totality, forces the focus on isolated tracks or separate parts and not the whole album, kind of takes the magic away.

Good moments BUT NOT ENOUGH, ***3 PA stars .

admireArt | 3/5 |

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