I bought this album when it came out in 1980 or thereabouts, having already bought several of the bands previous albums.
It was Christmas 1980, and a very unusual time for me, as I had left school that summer,just started my first real job, and I felt very optimistic and open about the future.
Every evening of a two week break, my best friend and i would play Tangram and just completely chill-out.
I was living in a small house with little in the way of heating, and it snowed quite heavily at the time. This just seemed to match the mood of the album, which is at points warm & inviting, homely even (certainly it's always been a friend to me!), but is somehow glacial and cold at the same time.
Whenever I play it, I think of the snow, and open fields in mid-winter, but also of coming home to an open fire with close friends and the simple joy of being alive.
It's a very transcendental album, and i guess is almost my way of meditating. If you lead a stressful life, buy this album, lock yourself in a room (especially good with minimal lighting), and just absorb. I really can't recommend it enough.
Everybody should hear this album once in their lives