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    Steven Wilson's all time fav record is ZEIT....

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    Tyger by far, but I have several other TD albums I enjoy, especially from their early period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavgator View Post
    Tyger by far, but I have several other TD albums I enjoy, especially from their early period.
    Tyger gets some grief for the vocals, but I actually think it is a lovely album. The extended outtro on London, the music behind Smile (some of the tour recordings have a terrific instrumental version of this tune), Alchemy of the Heart...some great mid-80's TD moments in there.
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    There are some very good music for the movies which TD have done.

    Thief (1981) and The Keep (1983) - both Michael Mann films. The soundtrack adds A LOT to those. I don't think that either are great movies, but a lot of people like Thief and consider The Keep a film which had potential if most of the footage had not been edited out. The music itself is really good.

    Then Flashpoint (with Kris Kristofferson) is a good one.

    The Park Is Mine with Tommy Lee Jones is good.

    I've also seen Near Dark, but don't remember the soundtrack much.

    And, just remembered that they also did music for William Friedkin's Sorcerer. That was alright.

    I haven't seen Legend (1985), but I guess that TD's soundtrack for that gives the necessary ambience just like Vangelis did for Blade Runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
    Tangram ( of course)


    Naaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!.............

    Really???





    Yt's kind of weird, but past FM, Ican't seem to get interested in their next albums... I know there is still some valid stuff on them, but I had o'd on TD by then....
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selmer View Post
    There are some very good music for the movies which TD have done.

    Thief (1981) and The Keep (1983) - both Michael Mann films. The soundtrack adds A LOT to those. I don't think that either are great movies, but a lot of people like Thief and consider The Keep a film which had potential if most of the footage had not been edited out. The music itself is really good.

    Then Flashpoint (with Kris Kristofferson) is a good one.

    The Park Is Mine with Tommy Lee Jones is good.

    I've also seen Near Dark, but don't remember the soundtrack much.

    And, just remembered that they also did music for William Friedkin's Sorcerer. That was alright.

    I haven't seen Legend (1985), but I guess that TD's soundtrack for that gives the necessary ambience just like Vangelis did for Blade Runner.
    The Near Dark score is okay, but actually some of the best bits are recycled bits from Flashpoint (and probably a few other of the early 80's soundtracks).

    Legend is very different from most everything else in their discography, more gothic and effect-oriented. Schmoelling clearly had a serious influence on this one before he left the band.

    Some interesting minor sidenotes: some of the themes from The Park is Mine were recycled and appear on the early 2000's release 'Kyoto.' And a terrific outtake from Legend appears on Schmoelling's Beginnings compilation CD (which any fans of the 80's TD should definitely check out).
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    In no particular order:

    Zeit
    Stratosfear
    Ricochet
    Encore
    Poland
    tangram
    Hyperborea
    Rubycon
    Phaedra
    Logos
    Force Majeure
    White Eagle
    Underwater Sunlight
    Cyclone
    Green Desert

    avoid: Tyger, Ambient Monkeys, Rockoon,

  8. #33
    Gotta throw some love in here for Exit. Certainly not their best, but the one album I return to listen to the most. the track "Remote Viewing" is a gem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberrybrick View Post
    the track "Remote Viewing" is a gem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    The Near Dark score is okay, but actually some of the best bits are recycled bits from Flashpoint (and probably a few other of the early 80's soundtracks).

    Legend is very different from most everything else in their discography, more gothic and effect-oriented. Schmoelling clearly had a serious influence on this one before he left the band.

    Some interesting minor sidenotes: some of the themes from The Park is Mine were recycled and appear on the early 2000's release 'Kyoto.' And a terrific outtake from Legend appears on Schmoelling's Beginnings compilation CD (which any fans of the 80's TD should definitely check out).
    Interesting. I'm not a TD specialist, I know mostly of them because of the movies. The same with Vangelis. I really like the things they do in the context of films, but outside of that I haven't heard much. It's a bit different with Keith Emerson or... well, maybe John Carpenter - I like the movies with their music and have some interest in checking out the longer version soundtracks. With TD it's mostly the movies - there their contributions are where they need to be and are mostly welcome.

    Btw, I read that Legend is a pretty dreamy movie. Recently saw Apocalypse Now. This Coppola film had a really great soundtrack. The film is a mixed bag, but the sound effects and score are great. A bit off-topic, but who's perfect!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by selmer View Post
    Interesting. I'm not a TD specialist, I know mostly of them because of the movies. The same with Vangelis. I really like the things they do in the context of films, but outside of that I haven't heard much. It's a bit different with Keith Emerson or... well, maybe John Carpenter - I like the movies with their music and have some interest in checking out the longer version soundtracks. With TD it's mostly the movies - there their contributions are where they need to be and are mostly welcome.

    Btw, I read that Legend is a pretty dreamy movie. Recently saw Apocalypse Now. This Coppola film had a really great soundtrack. The film is a mixed bag, but the sound effects and score are great. A bit off-topic, but who's perfect!!??
    Voila: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apo...e_Now_Sessions

    Apparently Ridley Scott used TD in an attempt to be more "contemporary" at the time, and had a Jerry Goldsmith score he preferred. When the film was eventually released on DVD (and I assume Blu Ray), it featured the Goldsmith score and had the TD score as an alternate. I preferred the TD one myself, but to each their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I preferred the TD one myself, but to each their own.
    Plus, the TD score had Jon Anderson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
    Plus, the TD score had Jon Anderson.
    As I understand it (and my memory is a bit fuzzy on the details), it was a typical Anderson "collab" in that he more or less just took TD's Unicorn Theme, noodled on top with some synths and sang, and called it a new song. Tangerine Dream was apparently less than enthusiastic about it. It was actually my first encounter with Anderson (I wasn't yet super familiar with Yes), and I enjoy the song as a guilty pleasure still. And the Bryan Ferry track with David Gilmour is a pretty good one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Voila: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apo...e_Now_Sessions

    Apparently Ridley Scott used TD in an attempt to be more "contemporary" at the time, and had a Jerry Goldsmith score he preferred. When the film was eventually released on DVD (and I assume Blu Ray), it featured the Goldsmith score and had the TD score as an alternate. I preferred the TD one myself, but to each their own.
    Oh, I completely forgot about the fact that Scott had two soundtrack options available. Read about that somewhere. I guess the movie is something like a cross between The Neverending Story and Labyrinth - like a classic fantasy film.
    It's interesting that the unicorn scene in Blade Runner's director's cut was apparently taken form Legend.
    It would be interesting to know why Scott chose to incorporate such bland music in Prometheus rather than going for anything interesting like he used on Alien, Blade Runner or Black Rain, or even maybe 1492.

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    It'd be interesting to know why he made Prometheus with so many damned plot holes too, but that's probably a topic for another thread....

    For those that keep up with contemporary stuff, apparently Tangerine Dream was involved in the music for the game Grand Theft Auto V, and participated in a live performance of the score in New York this past fall: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013/fil...d-theft-auto-v
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    I love Zeit. Unfortunately, I haven't found much else like it in their catalog.
    Same here. The beginning of Birth is magical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    It'd be interesting to know why he made Prometheus with so many damned plot holes too, but that's probably a topic for another thread....

    For those that keep up with contemporary stuff, apparently Tangerine Dream was involved in the music for the game Grand Theft Auto V, and participated in a live performance of the score in New York this past fall: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013/fil...d-theft-auto-v
    Yes, I saw they were involved in Grand Theft Auto. Seems that it's the last thing they have done recently.

    As for Prometheus - for a long time it was marketed like a direct prequel to Alien but then they decided to make a film which apparently takes place "in the same universe". The script was rewritten and it is a bit of a mess. You still see nods to Alien, but the story is soooo...It's not thought out carefuly, there is hardly any intelligence. It's not enough to make a film which supposedly has different ambitions and which strives for some deep meaningness/phylosophical debate, but succeeds just as much as Wesley Snipes did when he first hit the ball in Major League. There is no "deep" debate there.
    And I agree about the plot problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by selmer View Post
    Yes, I saw they were involved in Grand Theft Auto. Seems that it's the last thing they have done recently.

    As for Prometheus - for a long time it was marketed like a direct prequel to Alien but then they decided to make a film which apparently takes place "in the same universe". The script was rewritten and it is a bit of a mess. You still see nods to Alien, but the story is soooo...It's not thought out carefuly, there is hardly any intelligence. It's not enough to make a film which supposedly has different ambitions and which strives for some deep meaningness/phylosophical debate, but succeeds just as much as Wesley Snipes did when he first hit the ball in Major League. There is no "deep" debate there.
    And I agree about the plot problems
    It was a very pretty movie to look at, as long as I turned my brain off once the movie gets rolling Alien is and will always be a bit of a classic in my book, so in fairness Prometheus was never going to live up to expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smörgåsbord View Post
    Same here. The beginning of Birth is magical.
    I'm sure you guys have already done so, but if you like Zeit you may consider the very earliest works from Klaus Schulze, like Irrlicht. Some similarities there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
    Tangram and Force Majeure are more melodic, but I absolutely love them anyway. Tangram may actually be my favorite of all of them, but they all serve different purposes for different moods.
    I could write the same ;o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Tyger gets some grief for the vocals, but I actually think it is a lovely album. The extended outtro on London, the music behind Smile (some of the tour recordings have a terrific instrumental version of this tune), Alchemy of the Heart...some great mid-80's TD moments in there.
    The vocals freaked me out at first as well, not because of the lyrics (I love Blake), but because of the delivery. I wasn't accustomed to hearing words on a TD album, but I came to like it after a while. And Alchemy of the Heart is an absolutely fantastic piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I'm sure you guys have already done so, but if you like Zeit you may consider the very earliest works from Klaus Schulze, like Irrlicht. Some similarities there as well.
    Not a big fan of Schulze either, but Moondance is great. Early Berlin school electronica isn't my cup of tea, Zeit is probably the only exception. And Ash Ra Tempel, whose style I much prefer over the other two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    It was a very pretty movie to look at, as long as I turned my brain off once the movie gets rolling Alien is and will always be a bit of a classic in my book, so in fairness Prometheus was never going to live up to expectations.



    I'm sure you guys have already done so, but if you like Zeit you may consider the very earliest works from Klaus Schulze, like Irrlicht. Some similarities there as well.
    It would have been enough to get at least a half decent story. Makes you wonder what would of been with Alien if different writers were involved. Alien lets your imagination fly, Prometheus brings back memories of your worst dates

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    It certainly escalated the idea of how bad an STD could be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smörgåsbord View Post
    Not a big fan of Schulze either, but Moondance is great. Early Berlin school electronica isn't my cup of tea, Zeit is probably the only exception. And Ash Ra Tempel, whose style I much prefer over the other two.
    Sure, I understand. Maybe some Popul Vuh will hit the spot for you (if memory serves, Florian Fricke was a guest on Zeit, or at least his modular synth was).
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    It certainly escalated the idea of how bad an STD could be

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