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Edgar W. Froese

Dalinetopia

Review by Gary Hill

Edgar Froese was probably best known as the mastermind behind Tangerine Dream. This a new edition of an album of his that was based on the art of Salvador Dali. The music is electronic and essentially instrumental. It sounds like Tangerine Dream, but also a bit like people like Vangelis. This kind of music isn't that well suited to track by track reviews, but that the order of business at MSJ, so here we are.

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Track by Track Review
Daleroshima
Atmospheric sounds start this. The cut gradually grows outward from there. This works out into some killer grooves. It has some great melodies and synthesizer voices as it evolves.
Dalozapata
Lush and powerful, this piece has a great vibe. There is an electronic symphonic feeling to the song.
Dalamuerte
Melodic and powerful, this is fairly slow moving. It has such a strong lush symphonic vibe to it.
Dalerotica
While not a huge change, some synthesized voices bring a different angle to this piece. This piece evolves quite nicely.
Daliesquador
There is a bit more of a rock element on display here. This is another strong electronic number.
Daluminacion
With lot of piano built into it at the beginning, this is the longest cut of the set at almost nine-and-a-half minutes. This works through some great territory along the road. This is quite  a ride, really. It has some more rocking zones at points long the way.
Dalagalor
Another that's not a big change, this works very well, nonetheless.
Daluna
I really like some of the sounds and melodies on this number. It has plenty of energy and tasty textures.
Dalysisiphus
Lush electronic sounds are at the heart of this melodic and moving piece of music.
Dalinetopia
There are some non-lyrical vocals on this number. It is another that reflects basic concepts in keeping with the rest of the set, while also showing off its individuality.
 
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