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Synthesizer arpeggios, treated pianos, backwards guitars and haunting voices take you on an eerie, epic sonic journey on their 1975 LP: Rubycon, Pt. 1 and Rubycon, Pt. 2 .
Deuxième album de l'ère Virgin, Rubycon (1975) confirme, voire radicalise l'option électronique prise par Tangerine Dream un an auparavant. Majoritairement synthétique et abstrait, cet opus déploie maintenant les climats spatiaux et disloqués du groupe sur deux longs morceaux de 17 minutes chacun (peut-être, à l'ère du CD, aurait-on eu droit à un seul et même titre). Si l'amorce de l'album se fait sur des sons percussifs nappés d'écho, bientôt rejoints par des sonorités plus rayonnantes, on ne tarde pas (au bout de la 7e minute quand même) à entendre les convulsions caractéristiques des séquences de Moog de Chris Franke qui, avec l'aide des motifs ou des nappes légèrement plus mélodiques de ses acolytes, pousse le premier titre jusqu'à la rupture. La deuxième partie, au démarrage plus ambient, est à peu près bâtie sur le même modèle pour un résultat encore plus marquant et magmatique : très belle séquence, vorace, mouvante et dynamique. Un an après le succès de Phaedra, son illustre prédécesseur, Rubycon place définitivement le trio en orbite haute. --Fabrice Privé
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Being a fan of this type of music I find a maturing in the music s sound from the beginning records up to this one. Zeit was definitely the second strongest record made between 1970 and 1975 (this is only my opinion). And Rubycon goes up to Numero 1.
I see no pointless or sub par playing on rubycon. This band IMHO rarely made an uninspìred record. That would be a cowardly thing to say (that they did). Maybe some of the ones they did in the 80 s or 90 s were much different than the Kosmiche musik classics made in the early to mid 70 s, but they remained inspired.
I believe this band is one of the strongest in its genre that exists or existed. Please, go buy yourself this record, or I would also recommend Zeit or Alpha centauri to begin your musical experience w this heavyweight of electronica groups that ever made music on this planet.
It is similar to Tangerine Dream's previous album, 'Phaedra', in that it is music that melts. But they take it a step further this time. I think it might have had to do with the advancements in the technological prowess of their equipment at the time, but on this album they were able to sustain the mood set by their synths for longer periods of time, thus the two sidelong pieces. But it is in the aural painting with such a wide palette of colors and textures, and at the same time mimicking the mania that might occur from sustained meditation on a frightening theme that sets it miles apart from their previous work, and all work to follow. Not only their work, but also every other attempt at extended tone-poem pieces that has been composed by an electronic artist.
The beginning and of each piece are either nightmarish introductions or narcotic-like releases from the sequencer onslaught of the center of the pieces (and centerpieces). The mellotrons mimicking human voices on the start of 'Part II' is almost a direct quote from Ligeti's 'Requiem', and whether they knew this at the time or not, Tangerine Dream might have been touched by the same divine musical muse.Read more ›
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One of TD must have albums for you collection. Some of the best long track movements in ambient music I know. Again, a must have for any ambient music fanPublished 22 months ago by Eggman
Picking up where 'Phaedra' left off, but attaining an even greater level of expressiveness, is Tangerine Dream's 1975 opus 'Rubycon'. Read morePublished on March 18 2010
This pioneering album of ambient electronic music was recorded in 1975. The music was recorded and played by Edgar Froese (mellotron, guitar, synth, organ, gong), Chris Franke... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2007 by Peter Uys
This electronic German unit made a basis for all the EUROBEAT SONGS,and other related TECHNO MUSIC.They resourcefully used sequencer and synthesizer sound to build their signiture... Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Sound Profiler
I have to give Tangerine Dream some credit for taking electronic instruments out of the closet and giving them their own voices. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2003 by Marc Ruby™
This CD is definately meant for background music. It's not exactly captivating enough to leave you on the edge of your seat, leaned waaaay forward like it'd help you hear... Read morePublished on March 21 2003 by Basher