This record was the first Tangerine Dream album I bought. My introduction to Tangerine Dream isn't romantic, although I have great memories from that very autumn of 2002 - the first time I heard the Rubycon and Tangerine Dream.
I had basically read all my rock encyclopedias from A-Z, and the band that I knew I loved, before having heard their music, was Tangerine Dream.
I found this album, in an original Virgin pressing, for approximately 4 £. After dropping the needle onto the vinyl, a whole new side of music was revealed to me.
When the deep sequencing and backward piano chords unfolded, I was completely mesmerized.
I remember once in the middle of the night I simply HAD TO play this incredible piece of 70's proto-techno to one of my friends - on his answering machine!
(Rubycon convinced him, but unfortunately I had a hard time, introducing him to the other albums!)
Rubycon is an extremely complex piece of music. Unlike the review I made in Danish, I would not make any attempt to make a detailed description of the music this time.
Each rotation reveals a new spectrum, and while listening, all other music becomes insufficient.
No more needs to be said, but the fact that the best version still is the original Virgin V2025 pressing!