Released: 1974 By Virgin
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Franke, Froese, Baumann =REMASTERED=
New Age Voice
Released in 1974, this is the prototypical Berlin School” space music record
Stephen Plescia / USA
I like this CD soo much, because of it’s Steve Roach inspired music.This CD has been inspired by Steve Roach‘s Streams and Currents” and “Midnight Moon”. O.K. this CD begins with ebbs and flows of spacey currents
Phaedra” spawned an era of some of the best movie soundtracks ever recorded
Rimvydas Zinkus / Lithuania
To Mr. Plescia.Maybe I was wrong but I thought that Steve Roach started to play any music allmoust ten years later than this disk had need released.
2004. Rimvydas Zinkus / Lithuania
Lieven Van Paemel / Belgium
Dear,Stephen Plescia / USA, I haven’t a clue who you are talking about. Remember, this album dates from 1974!!! After Walter (eh, sorry Wendy) Carlos did great things to classical music electronically, this was a complete change for contemporary music!!!!! This album has absolutely NO predecessors!!! This is, alongside with Klaus Schulze‘s Timewind” my most played album/CD ever (even Miles Davis‘ “Kind of blue”
In 1973 Tangerine Dream signed with Virgin Records, recorded Phaedra and embarked on the most commercially successful and critically lauded phase of their existence. What made Phaedra different from Tangerine Dream‘s earlier albums was the use of the sequencer (the band had used sequencers on their previous recording, Green Desert, but that album was not released until much later), a device that was a crucial component of the band’s classic style. Take the sequencer patterns out and what you are left with spacey phrases produced by Mellotron, organs and synthesizers isn’t tremendously different from what the band had already been doing.
With those patterns in place, though, the music takes on a whole different dimension. What had once sounded airy, atmospheric even free-form moved with significantly more purpose and drive once locked into that mechanical pulse; by contrast, the passages without sequencers are rendered all the more effective. Nowhere are these new developments more definitively on display than Phaedra‘s powerhouse title track. Almost as great is Movements of a Visionary
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