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5.0 out of 5 stars A fave!
I just love this CD.
I had the album long ago. I never tire of this beautiful music.
I highly recommend it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Distinctive But Relaxing
2 STARS - OKAY
This album has the same 2-song format as many classic TD albums. The album does feature new-at-the-time 80s keyboard sounds. Both songs last a full album side (around 20 minutes each).
"White Eagle" and "Hyperborea" are more dinstinctive 80s TD albums. "Tangram" is okay for a change-of-pace, relaxing, but not something I'd recommend unless you...
Published on June 15 2003


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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Distinctive But Relaxing, June 15 2003
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This review is from: Tangram (Audio CD)
2 STARS - OKAY
This album has the same 2-song format as many classic TD albums. The album does feature new-at-the-time 80s keyboard sounds. Both songs last a full album side (around 20 minutes each).
"White Eagle" and "Hyperborea" are more dinstinctive 80s TD albums. "Tangram" is okay for a change-of-pace, relaxing, but not something I'd recommend unless you want the complete TD collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fave!, Aug. 22 2013
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I just love this CD.
I had the album long ago. I never tire of this beautiful music.
I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC?, Oct. 9 2003
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This is one of the landmark TD albums. It was done shortly after Johanes Schmoelling joined TD, and it is the first of a series of exceptional albums that define the 'Schmoelling period' in TD's long and astonishing career (see also my review of Stratosfear). Tangram is a transitional album that contains the 'best of both worlds', with TD still making concept music and with Schmoelling contributing his own creative ideas. True, this album is too polished, too precise, compared to Cyclone and Force Majeure, but it marks, after all, the beginning of the 80's. I guess the beauty of Tangram lies in its consistency and continuity; and, yes, in its perfection! It is a beautiful work without weak points, meant to be listened to and enjoyed from beginning to end. I like both parts the same, although I give a slight preference to the introduction of part II, and to the 'creation' sequences halfway through part I. Not really much else to say about this CD, comparable to White Eagle, Exit, Pergamon and Logos Live, except that, I would love to see TD, currently in decline, make this kind of electronic symphony music again. But, all the same, I am glad that Tangram is there and I can enjoy it any time I want to! It is, indeed, today's classical music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meraviglioso come un bellissimo tramonto, Feb. 19 2004
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La prima volta che ho sentito Tangram era il Luglio del 1986. Ero già abituato a capolavori come Logos e Poland, ma Tangram... Quelle sette note iniziali ripetute all'inizio del Set 1, autentica purezza che pian piano aumenta d'energia in un crescendo trascinante, per infine placarsi in qualcosa di nuovamente assolutamente puro. Si comincia ora a scavare nel profondo. I toni si fanno drammatici, per poi introdurre un classico della struttura musicale tangerinedreamiana, ovvero un intersecarsi ossessivo delle note che scavano sempre di più ed impietosamente nei meandri oscuri della nostra anima, per trovare però una soluzione geniale. Chiudono la suite 3 minuti solari e nostalgici, anche se forse un po' scontati. Il Set 2 comincia con un pezzo di nuovo solare ma questa volta potente, per poi far spazio ad una nuova cavalcata trascinante e a volte lancinante. Dopo 10 minuti, la sorpresa: un pezzo assolutamente cosmico che bene si sposerebbe con le sequenze finali di 2001 Odissea nello spazio. Di nuovo si cavalca sulle onde dei sintetizzatori per poi finire direttamente in un altro universo. Un battito profondo e milioni di scintille che portano alla rivelazione, all'ascesa, alla beatitudine. Il pezzo che chiude l'album dura 1 minuto e 48 secondi, ma à di una bellezza assoluta, che porta alle lacrime. Lacrime di commozione. Per l'opera, o forse per quel senso di meravigliosa bellezza che abbiamo perduta e alla quale ancora disperatamente aneliamo, sperando che prima o poi...Questo ci dice il disco, senza parole: che la nostra speranza risiede nella nostra intelligenza e sensibilità, meglio ancora se queste due vanno a braccetto. Un disco per un'estate meditativa ed estatica, un disco per un tramonto in compagnia di chi amate. Un capolavoro da non perdere.
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