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30 years ahead of it's time,
This review is from: Rubycon (Audio CD)I bought this album when it first came out in 1975. At the time, there was nothing on the planet like Tangerine Dream. This was the sound of the future. Synths and sequencers were in their infancy and this was the cutting edge of what was possible. I remember countless 2am listens with the lights low and the (now) vintage system pumping out the soundscapes which seemed to suck you in and transport you to another world.
Listening to it today, it still sounds fresh. Although far from rhythm led, the rounded, warm, sequenced rhythms when they appear are the seeds of the pure kind of techno that Richie Hawtin or Jeff Mills would be happy to mix into a set. Future Sound of London must have spent countless hours taking notes.
To any Ambient Techno fan of the Basic Channel/Tresor persuasion I urge you to buy this to discover your heritage. It aint Techno, but musicologists would argue that, with it's purely synthetic vistas, it was pivotal in paving the way.
Come and take this journey, courtesy of analogue synths, which will take you on a widescreen soundscape journey, over high waterfalls of synth washes down rhythmic pulsing pathways to rainbow light-washed clearings.
Time has been kind to this album, which in my opinion is the cream from band of sonic pioneers at their absolute best...classic status has been justly earned.