TANGERINE DREAM: Fallen Angels (2008)
Updated: Sep 9, 2021
“It's an average mini cupdisc with two tracks of an interesting potential”
1 Angel in Barbed Wire Robe 4:34
2 Two Drunken Angels at Trafalgar Square 6:17
3 Angels on Transit 6:15
Eastgate 031 (Mini cupdisc 2)
(CD/DDL 14:26) (V.F.)
This is the 2nd single or E.P. of the new mini-cupdisc series, the 1st one being Das Romantische Opfer, and it starts off pretty intense. A heavy sequence with cascading oscillations opens Angel in Barbed Wire Robe with simplistic percussions pounding a metallic synth line, generating twisted solos that melt to ethereal and musical choirs. It's a superb track with an unheard-of violence that hides a beautiful layer of harmonious voices. Very good and very surprising. Just too short! Two Drunken Angels at Trafalgar Square brings us back to earth with tabla percussions opening which animate a linear movement, drained of angelic choirs that expose an artificial vocalization on strata of a synth in lack of imagination. A frustrating track that develops with pain and misery in a motionless setting, except towards the end when the percussions become more pounding. Good, but not great. Angels on Transit will make many of us smile with its 80's New Wave approach. Synth pop with a catchy melody and a nice percussions' approach.
Except for the fiery Angel in Barbed Wire Robe, FALLEN ANGELS is a so/so mini-cupdisc with two tracks of an interesting potential. One more reason to buy Booster Vol. II.
Sylvain Lupari (April 7th, 2009) *****
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