off topicPosted by Jacob Pertou 2013-05-17 23:00
Perge laid down many a Tangerine Dream afficionado in horizontal,
immaculate excitement, when they chose a vaguely documented chapter
in the history of Tangerine Dream, to microscopic scrutiny, and
released the album Dyad
triumphed, as they created new music from the melodic voids of tonal
displacements, transpositions and what have we not, Tangerine Dream
themselves, never got around to investigate.
had a peculiar quality in its tight focus. The proper follow-up,
Attalus, is much more far-reaching, but not less interesting.
the two-piece ”Attalus I” we get TD references en masse, build
around Pergamon, and ultimately Encore. It is raw
sequencer with creative figment of imagination, and fabulating,
epic roads to destinations unknown.
gets really interesting in ”Attalus II”, which in four parts
sucks out the final powers of Chris Franke's last days in Tangerine
Dream, and put them in a thorough perspective. Good thing that it
never becomes a far-fetched, nostalgic retrospective on old times.
a quick soundbite, resembling a fraction of ”Network 23”, we get
a capsule summary of the revival in the soundtrack business, in
recent years, where everyone besides Tangerine Dream was asked to do
the music. (Best result was was the soundtrack to dreadful Refn film
admirable fashion Perge combines this cinematographic angle with
Poland's icecold, militant prototechno.
five extinguishes itself from its use of discreet electric piano,
after a Vangelisish template.
this logic successor to Dyad develops into an independent
microcoms, to use a very Edgaresque term. Ultimately, Attalus finds
its own world, as the creative powers behind the work has created an
unruly monster, far beyond the control of mr. Froese.
off topicPosted by Jacob Pertou 2013-02-03 13:24
I was shocked and saddened to read on Picture Palace Music's Facebook that our great friend Tim Pullen had passed away. I have fond memories of fan meets with Tim, particularly in Frankfurt 2007, where Andy K. took this picture. My thoughts are with Carmen and Tim's family.
off topicPosted by Jacob Pertou 2012-12-29 11:16When I was absorbing the drone as a teenager, it was from things like Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh and Krautrock stuff, and then later on, discovering industrial music and power electronics, bands like Throbbing Gristle and the use of pure noise. Well, more pure texture. For me, when you say drone, I think of something that has a note to it, but drone can also be pure texture, white noise. I use a lot of that too. From a very early age, I’ve liked the idea of music being reduced to pure texture. I still say Tangerine Dream’s Zeit is my favourite album of all time. To this day, I listen to that record at least once a month. It has no melody, no rhythm, it has very little in the way of harmony. It’s pure texture and sound and it takes me to a place that no other music takes me.
off topicPosted by Jacob Pertou 2012-12-04 23:55
01. Loom - Scored
02. Bernd Kistenmacher - Antimatter
03. Swans - The Seer04. Picture Palace Music - Indulge The Passion05. Bernhard Beibl/Martin Weninger - 2012
06. Schiller - Sonne
07. Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion
08. Rush - Clockwork Angels
09. Marillion - Sounds That Can't Be Made
10. Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick 2
11. Spleen United - School Of Euphoria
12. Robert Waters - I've Seen The Invisible
13. Jerome Froese - Far Side Of The Face
14. Tangerine Dream - Live at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall / Live At Admiralspalast Berlin
15. Steve Hogarth + Richard Barbieri - Not The Weapon But The Hand
16. Mario Diaz de Leon - Hypnos
17. Tidal Force - Nebula
18. Moonbooter - Cosmophonica
19. Turboweekend - Fault Lines
20. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
21. Carboneids - Anthems To The Twilight Part 1
22. Lichtmond - Universe of Light
23. Marina And The Diamonds - Electra Heart
24. Perge - Dyad / Dyad Sessions
25. The Rumour Said Fire - Dead Ends
26. Then Comes Silence - Then Comes Silence
27. 17 Pygmies - CIII: Even Celestina Gets The Blues - A Tale of Love and Quantum Physics
28. Nattefrost & Matzumi - From Distant Times
29. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
30. Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II