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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:34 pm    Your favourite post-1988 TD albums Reply with quoteBack to top

There's so much negativism regarding the post-Franke TD-Era Sad

Which are the albums (if it's any:( You listen to regularly from this period (except "tangentized" material, materials which was composed before 1988 - e.g. The Keep, compilations (even if they have previously unreleased - but composed before 1988 - pieces - e.g. Antique Dreams, Anthology Decades)?

Here is my list:

- Blue Dawn

- Lily On The Beach

- Miracle Mile

- Destination Berlin

- Dead Solid Perfect

- 220 Volt Live

- Turn Of The Tides

- Goblins Club

- Tournado

- Ambient Monkeys

- What A Blast

- Mars Polaris

- Great Wall of China

- Dream Mixes 3

- Dream Mixes IV

- Dream Mixes 5

- The Seven Letters From Tibet

- Jeanne D'Arc

- Metaphor

- Madcap's Flaming Duty

- Sleeping Watches Snoring In Silence

- Views From A Red Train

- Autumn In Hiroshima

- Chandra I

- Zeitgeist Concert

- Mona Da Vinci

- Machu Picchu

- The Castle

- Mala Kunia


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:10 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

- Jeanne D'Arc

- Dream Mixes 3

- Mars Polaris

- What A Blast

- Antique Dreams

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:41 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well. This is, at least for me, a difficult question. I don't want to add to the negativity, but if You ask me which albums of that period I listen to *regularily*, for me there are not really much. I - by far - don't know all of them, and those I know (which still might be about 20, more than some artists recorded in their entire career) I heard many maybe once or twice, liked them or disliked them, but in any case rarely returned to them (so far, at least).

That said, there are some I still enjoy every now and then (that would be once or twice per year...):

Tournado (by far the most frequently revisited one)

The Seven Letters From Tibet

Autumn in Hiroshima

Springtime in Nagasaki

The Island of the Fay

Finnegans Wake

Franz Kafka — The Castle

...and the DVD from Loreley (which was the only occasion when I ever saw them live)

All in all I'm of the opinion that during the past ten or fiveteen years (not sure when exactly) things got much (much!) better and more interesting again. I might explore more of their music from that time, however, I don't think I ever will explore in depth what they did between 1988 and 1998, it probably wasn't bad, just not my cup of tea...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:03 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

The Melrose years (Optical Race, Lily and Melrose), as well as Mars Polaris are somewhat bearable and quite listenable, even enjoyable. There's some more good stuff scattered around in other albums as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:01 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I really enjoy Jeanne D'Arc for some reason, despite some terribly cheesy moments. Dream Mixes 3, 4 and 5 are all great. I want to like Mota Atma more, but it seems very repetitive. As for the rest, I could probably pick at least one good track from each.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:24 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Compiling this was easier than I thought but randomly revisiting the music to confirm my memory I noticed again the poor sound production cycles.

Fro me the list contains albums which retained some of the TD spirit regardless of lineups.

The recap also reminded me of the large commercial spinoffs I excluded:

Boosters, Reworks, Reissues, Rmixes & Dream Mixes, EP's, Singles, CupDiscs, Live CD/DVD/Blurays or colorful themed compilations...

I never thought negative of TD because of it's lineup, I just didn't like the music & the template album made of varied instrumental "tunes".

The favourite here is listening to Inferno, Paradiso, The Dante Arias/Songs in one (long) session.

1989 - Miracle Mile
1990 - Melrose
1991 - Rumpelstiltskin
1996 - Goblins Club
1997 - Oasis, Transiberia
1998 - Quinoa
1999 - Mars Polaris
2000 - The Seven Letters From Tibet
2002 - Inferno
2003 - Mota Atma
2005 - Jeanne d'Arc, Kyoto
2006 - Blue Dawn, Paradiso
2007 - The Dante Arias Collection, Springtime/Summer In Nagasaki
2008 - Autumn In Hiroshima
2009 - Chandra~The Phantom Ferry: Part I, The Dante Song Collection, Winter In Hiroshima
2011 - The Angel From The West Window, Mona Da Vinci

I noticed I have no TD after 2011.
And, for those who may not have read it there is a 1994 C Franke SOS magazine interview by Ashok Prema where he makes a statement that may explain why some older fans were turned off:

Q - You have produced two solo albums since leaving the band. Is it still important for you to do so?

A - "To produce my own music is the ultimate self-expression, and I have full control, which is not always possible in film work. It is also nice for the fans to see the direction I have taken in my music.
After years with Tangerine Dream and producing music for fans, it would not be nice to abandon them -- and in my albums I do try to give a hint of the original Tangerine Dream style.
The music that Tangerine Dream now play does not have any of that."


http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/may94/chrisfranke.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:29 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

lets forget Franke....
Beside the live albums:
all music starting with Mars Polaris is just good. In my taste far better than the Schmoeling/Haslinger/Jerome F years, especially the dreammixes are totally uninteresting
but only Undercover & the Inferno-set are terrible bad.

my favorites at this moment are Chandra I&II, Mota Atma & Mala Kunia and Sorcerer 2014.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:53 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

My list:

- Miracle Mile
- 220 Volt Live
- Oasis
- Tournado
- Mars Polaris
- Summer In Nagasaki
- Autumn In Hiroshima
- Winter In Hiroshima
- The Endless Season

And apart from the albums, there are some albums I don't specially like but with some particular tracks I really love, like "Ghazal" from "Optical Race" or "Berlin Summer Nights" from "Destination Berlin".

(Just my cents)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:41 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd like to add that there seem to be some great new tracks on "Sorcerer 2014". Don't have that album yet, but might buy it some day soon...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:21 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

My favorites:

GTAV
The Man Inside
Lily On The Beach
Melrose
Miracle Mile
Oasis
Rockoon
220 Volt Live
Tyranny Of Beauty
Goblins Glub
East
Madcap's Flaming Duty
The Island Of The Fay
Blue Dawn
Optical Race
Dead Solid Perfect

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