Saturday, 3 September 2016


Year:    1973
Country:   Germany
City:  Berlin
Label:    Polydor
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    5
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Krautrock            Ambient

Originally released in 1973. This reissue was by "Cherry Red Records" in 2012 on CD and LP format. Atem (German: Breath) the fourth studio album by German electronic music group Tangerine Dream, released in March 1973 by record label Ohr. The music on Atem ranges from slow atmospheric pieces to more aggressive percussion and vocal experiments with dynamic Mellotron orchestrations. Describing its style, All Music wrote "Atem is more melodic and less dissonant than Tangerine Dream's other early works. The lineup puts a nice topspin on the old prog rock sound. While it is still very common to see TD listed as progressive rock and art rock, this album is pure space music." The album marked the end of the band's seminal "Pink Years" period, with future albums adopting a more structured (and commercially viable) sound.[citation needed] Julian Cope's Head Heritage described it as Tangerine Dream's "transitional album". The baby pictured on the cover is Jerome Froese, the son of Edgar Froese, who would eventually become a member of Tangerine Dream. He was two years four months old at the time this album was released. At the moment this is the sixth edition by six different labels and is not at strange at all, due its high quality both, sound and originaity. Perhaps less kraurtock and more ambient, but anyway a great work.
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