This, bar none, is my favourite CD by Vangelis. It is a soundtrack in waiting, looking for a suitable film to support it. The different textures and layers of sound are incredible. The ebb and flow of the different pulses and melodic shifts are both tantalising and entrancing.
On first hearing I couldn't believe how beautiful the whole thing sounded. Countless times I have listened with my eyes closed and pictured in my head so many images that the music tries to portray. And just as many times I imagine different landscapes that could accompany the sound. Thoughts of space, oceans and long lost paradise islands sift through the brain.
The operatic and synth mix works and there are many slow burning masterpieces here that build and build, taking you on a journey that is sumptuous.
I will never tire of this album, it is a precious addition to my collection, and will be for a very long time to come.