Hyperborea (album)

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Hyperborea
Studio album by Tangerine Dream
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Electronic music
Length 40:15
Label Virgin
Tangerine Dream chronology
Logos Live
(1982)
Hyperborea
(1983)
Risky Business
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hyperborea is an album of electronic music released by Tangerine Dream in 1983.[2] It spent two weeks on the UK album chart peaking at No.45.

"No Man's Land" makes heavy use of sitar. "Cinnamon Road" also utilizes sitar, but in a briefer period of time and with a conventional pop music structure. The longest track, "Sphinx Lightning"', recapitulates every style explored by Tangerine Dream over the previous decade.

The album title refers to Hyperborea, a mythical, idyllic land in the Ancient Greek tradition, supposedly located far to the north of Thrace and where it was claimed the sun shone twenty-four hours a day.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Man's Land" – 9:03
  2. "Hyperborea" – 8:31
  3. "Cinnamon Road" – 3:54
  4. "Sphinx Lightning" – 19:56

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swan, Glenn. Hyperborea at AllMusic. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Berling, Michael. "Hyperborea". Voices in the Net. Retrieved 2010-10-07.