Tangerine Dream – Lily On The Beach – Cassette
Lily on the Beach is the thirteenth studio album by the German electronic music band Tangerine Dream. It was released in 1989 and marked a shift towards a more melodic and accessible sound compared to their earlier experimental and ambient works. The album features a combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, with a focus on catchy melodies and rhythmic patterns.
Tangerine Dream has had an illustrious career as space rock pioneers. Through the personnel changes over their twenty-year-plus history of recordings, we are left with only founding member Edgar Froese and recent bandmate Paul Haslinger.
Lily on the Beach solidifies their place in contemporary music, finding a slight return to more non-synthesized sounds, such as drums and guitars. While occasionally resorting to a choppy or mechanical approach, most of the tracks are inventive and rhythmically compelling, offering a mixture of slower, melodic pieces with several downright rock-oriented ravers.
“Lily on the Beach” showcases Tangerine Dream’s signature synth-driven soundscapes, layered with atmospheric textures and pulsating rhythms. The album blends elements of electronic, new age, and ambient music, creating a dreamy and immersive sonic experience. Tracks like “Radio City” and “Midnight in Tula” exemplify the group’s ability to create captivating soundscapes that transport the listener to otherworldly realms.
Lily on the Beach is a notable entry in Tangerine Dream’s discography, showcasing their ability to create evocative and captivating music that resonates with both fans of electronic music and those seeking a more introspective and atmospheric listening experience.
This is the third Private Music release for this German group, and they now seem content and established as this premier label brings their sound fully into the ’90s.
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Private Music Records
1. Too Hot For My Chinchilla
2. Lily On The Beach
3. Alaskan Summer
4. Desert Drive
5. Mount Shasta
6. Crystal Curfew
7. Paradise Cove
8. Twenty-Nine Palms
9. Valley Of The Kings
10. Radio City
11. Blue Mango Cafe
13. Long Island Sunset