Stratosfear

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Stratosfear
1976 LP album cover
Studio album by Tangerine Dream
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Electronic music, Ambient
Length 35:39
Label Virgin
Producer Tangerine Dream
Tangerine Dream chronology
Ricochet
(1975)
Stratosfear
(1976)
Sorcerer
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Stratosfear is an electronic music album released in 1976 by the German group Tangerine Dream.[2] It marks the beginning of the band's development away from their uncompromising early 1970s synthesizer experiments toward a recognizably more melodic sound, a trend they would pick up again in 1979's Force Majeure. The title track "Stratosfear" has been played live many times and has been released in a re-mixed form on a number of other albums.

Stratosfear combines Tangerine Dream's acoustic and electronic influences more tightly than before. For instance, at the end of the last track, "Invisible Limits", the deep piano/flute tune reveals the album's romantic flavour even after the earlier predominantly synthetic compositions (tracks #1 to last part of track #4).

The LP reached No.39 in the UK, in a 4-week chart run, and eventually reached silver status for selling in excess of 60,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Stratosfear"   10:04
2. "The Big Sleep in Search of Hades"   4:45
3. "3 A.M. at the Border of the Marsh From Okefenokee"   8:10
4. "Invisible Limits"   11:40

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Stratosfear" – "The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. Stratosfear - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
  2. ^ Berling, Michael (3 August 2014). "Stratosfear". Voices in the Net.