Endless Season: Part Five From Five Atomic Seasons Import
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Audio CD, Import, August 8, 2014
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Musically, the material on this disc bears little relation to any of the previous four in the set, with very few thematic references to the earlier parts; it is also considerably more up-beat and forward-thrusting over its 65-minute duration than any of the earlier parts. Indeed, after a gentle and rather hesitant start with the opening tracks, a masterfully developed series of guitar riffs in track 5, "The Seven Barriers" (featuring guesting guitarist Bernhard Beibl) really blows the material on this disc wide open, after which it never really relaxes. The final six tracks really pile on the pace and the pulse and make for some the best music-making from this band in many a long year.
Edgar Froese is not generally adept at variety of mood or pacing, often struggles with developing any decent rhythms or tunes, and those Tangerine Dream albums credited to him alone are generally amongst the poorest of the band's offerings. Here though is an essentially solo album of which Edgar can truly be proud! It is well-structured, extensively developed with almost everything timed to perfection, with tunes and interesting rhythms a-plenty.Read more ›
I think I was hoping for something along the lines of Persistence of Memory, Part 6 to close out this project. Persistence of Memory was written by Thorsten Quaeschning and I ultimately think that is what is missing from parts 2-5 of the Atomic Seasons. Thorsten has really brought some excellent material to the band in recent years - just as he did with Springtime in Nagasaki - and while this is mostly a solo release from Edgar, it would have benefitted a little more from Thorsten .
Having said all of this, I can't help but give this release 5 stars since really there are not any bad songs on this CD, especially when compared to the prior four releases. The three songs mentioned above really carry this CD.
Now that all five parts have been released, I can almost guarantee I will almost exclusively be playing this one in my car.
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One can only post a standard answer at time! RIP Edgar Froese Whether the group will continue on or not is still to be seen and the main composer's talents will sure be missed! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dave Chase
The best of the five part series. This, like most of the rest of the Atomic Seasons series, and most Tangerine Dream output of recent decades, is essentially an Edgar Froese solo... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael A. Kepler