Following the example of other prog giants of the '70s, Tangerine Dream performed and recorded live an entire LP of unreleased music. That was a two part composition called "Ricochet" and continuing the band's complex, atmospheric and electronic exploration, but with a more intense rythmic work. The first part of the album evolves from a beautiful and somehow arabic theme that provides the returning element of the track and a basic sequence undergoing a stunning series of variations, edits, dismantlements and re-creations.
Ricochet was recorded during August-October 1975 European tour.
Froese, Baumann and Franke offer an exciting and arcane piece of music, criss-crossing irregular rythms, space effects, inner visions and acid touches in such a fascinating song that Ricochet still stands today as a real monument of what someone calls krautrock or quite simply of electronic music. And for once in this blog, I don't need to add IMHO.
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