TANGERINE DREAM AND BRIAN MAY - Starmus - Sonic Universe

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Eastgate | Autor: WS

At the Starmus Festival on Tenerife in June 2011 the 50th anniversary of Juri Gagarin, the first man in space, was celebrated among the guests legends like Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon. Legendary was probably also the only joint performance of Tangerine Dream and Queen guitarist Brian May, a collaboration that one could not have expected despite the strong sci-fi affinities in the two musically very different camps. In the opener "Supernova" you can even listen to real sounds recorded in space. The electronic movement starts slowly and metallically. Brian May's guitar crashes like thunder in a cosmic thunderstorm. The somewhat kitschy "Last Horizon" is then an unmistakable Brian May number with a dramatically singing Queen guitar. Dynamic, fast shimmering TD numbers like "Trauma" or "One Night In Space" follow, to which May gives the magical extra portion of guitar eruption. Among the encores is something unusual like the Irish traditional "Sally's Garden" and - sung by May - "We Will Rock You" in longtrack euphoria.

Top track: One Night In Space

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