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Sky's The Limit.

reviews - edgar froeseOprettet af Jacob Pertou tor, juli 26, 2012 14:52

Thanks to Scorpion for this very interesting article.

Ages - inexcusable self-indulgence.

reviews - edgar froeseOprettet af Jacob Pertou man, februar 06, 2012 17:30

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EDGAR FROESE 'Stuntman' (Virgin V2139) ****

reviews - edgar froeseOprettet af Jacob Pertou tir, december 27, 2011 18:21

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Edgar Froese: Beyond The Storm (1995)

reviews - edgar froeseOprettet af Jacob Pertou tir, juni 09, 2009 22:45

EDGAR FROESE
Beyond The Storm

PRODUCER: Edgar Froese
Caroline/Blue Plate 1895

This is the second of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese's revisionist anthologies. Last year, he released the Dream collection "Tangents," and now he has revisited his solo works. But rather than collect them on his two-CD set, Froese has rerecorded them, adding digital timbres and plodding drum machines to the liquid head trip "Upland" and a pseudo-classical intro the otherwise powerful "Drunken Mozart." Combined with 16 outright new compositions, this is a retrospective with no sense of history, substituting the suspect sheen of the present for the exploratory charm of the past.

John Diliberto.
Billboard Magazine, 19th August 1995 - vol. 107, nr. 33, page 62
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Epsilon In Malaysian Pale by Edgar Froese, 1975. 9/10

reviews - edgar froeseOprettet af Jacob Pertou ons, september 03, 2008 00:33
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On diverse fan fora, there has been no lack of extravagant eulogies, but personally, I must appear a tad more unimpressed, now I finally hear Epsilon In Malaysian Pale. Although it stylistically leans toward Rubycon, my musical innocence is a little rough around the edges, after listening to remixed excerpts, a re-recording in its entirety, as well as a backwards version of Maroubra Bay.
Anyways, the album is a little different than the re-recording. I think the original has lesser nerve, and hearing the re-recording at first, and having it on cd, contrarily to this cassette, I guess I’ll return to the aforementioned re-recording more often.
In attempt to sum up, why the album has gained such a hearing, I can only guess.
The title track is a tropical, almost god-fearing mellotron parade, seeking a trance-like calmness, with undertones of the subconscious, with the disturbing timbres.
Tangerine Dream sought this style, if not more western sounding, when they in 1975 played a string of cathedral concerts in England.
My memory seems to fail after listening to the track to end. No trace of melodic hit potential here. Is this because the music is forgetable? Nah, actually not, it rather strives towards a metaphysical level.
The most odd about this album, is that the second side of the album almost feels backwards, after having listened the backwards version, on the compilation LP, Electronic Dreams.
We’re talking about quite fast, sequencer based music, optimistically glittering on the sunny hemisphere of the sinister Rubycon Part 1.
It’s genius, by all means. Even David Bowie used the album as an alibi to flee to Berlin, after a drug-ridden era in USA, around his ‘soul’ album, Young Americas, but I have, unfortunately, heard too much, before I heard the original, and Epsilon In Malaysian Pale from 2004 is my Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, I dare say. (March 2007)

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