Germany, 1974, Berlin school / progressive electronic
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra: I’m trying to re-imagine a sci-fi / aquatic setting wherein the queen has a thing for her stepson, and when he rejects her, she tells the king his son tried to rape her. The king believes his wife and banishes his son, who soon gets trampled by (sea)horses and dies. If you’re sober, you need to bring something of your own to this album to give it claws. On this most recent listen, I just lay back on the sofa and closed my eyes. My kid joined me, and together we listened in complete silence. It was like an underwater journey with lights flashing in the deep.