dimanche, octobre 05, 2008


Problems with my uploads make me late in the top 50, I'm sorry for this.
I was absolutely sure that I had already posted this, but... where is the post?
It's the second album of TD' "second era", after "Phaedra", their first album for Virgin. I prefer this one, it's really good if you play it loud. The two tracks are structured in the same way : at first, some ambiant noises and waves (almost new-age on side A, darker and almost like an horror movie soundtrack on side B), and then a shift towards bass sequences and simple synth / electric piano melodies, that create a fascinating soundscape in my opinion.
TD would try one last album in this style, "Stratosfear" (not forgetting the good live album "Ricochet" before falling into pure cheesy new-age music - I confess I don't know it much...
If you don't have it, find "Rubycon" here.

9 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Welcome back and thanks for more krautrock. We've missed you!

Anonyme a dit…

Thank you so much for all the Krautrock albums you're posting - they're all great !!!

Anonyme a dit…

This one is gone..

Anonyme a dit…

too bad it's gone!! can you re-up, please? thanks!

sexy a dit…







scott a dit…

Here's a new link for this one:

Eric - machinemusic.org a dit…

Definitely one of Tangerine Dream's best albums for the Virgin years period (would include Phaedra, Ricochet and Cyclone).

I am working on a review (as well as LP versus 8 Track comparison) of Rubycon on machinemusic.org - there is one post there already that deals with Tangerine Dream on 8 Track Tapes if interested in old formats.

Thanks for this post and the Krautrock Top 40!

K L I M P E R E I a dit…

A must. Perfect.

Anonyme a dit…

The magnificent "Rubycon" is not from 1974 but early'75 (recorded in January & released in March 1975). Great blog!!!