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Calypso
Calypso
Offered by megamoviestore
Price: £10.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great, 30 Oct. 2002
This review is from: Calypso (Audio CD)
Sven Van Hees previous album "Gemini" is a favorite of mine, a sweet, magical collection of music.
"Calypso" shows that Sven Van Hees can produce another group of good lounge/exotic/downtempo tunes, but something is missing this time. Some tracks don't seem to have much heart in them, or that spark that turns a good tune into a great one.
But it's still a good album, with enough variety and colour to be worth buying... Try "Gemini" first though.


Enigma (Vertigo)
Enigma (Vertigo)
by Peter Milligan
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 20 Sept. 2002
This review is from: Enigma (Vertigo) (Paperback)
This compilation of the "Enigma" mini-series is one of my favourite comicbook works.
It was one of the first releases by the Vertigo line, created by DC Comics to publish comics focusing on more mature themes.
The story follows Michael Smith, a boring man with a boring life that has his world changed after encountering the misterious Enigma. An internal revolution will make Michael re-evaluate his principles: from the point of human life to his own sexuality.
Brilliantly imagined by Peter Milligan ("Shade: the Changing Man", "Human Target", "X-Statix") "Enigma" is a fantasy story, but one that never loses its human focus. The art by Duncan Fegredo ("Kid Eternity", "Girl", "Millenium Fever"), is also excelent. Very interesting is the evolution on Fegredo's style, that changes throughout the different chapters.
All in all, a classic.


The Night Is Young
The Night Is Young
Offered by J4G
Price: £9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pleasure listeaning, 13 Sept. 2002
This review is from: The Night Is Young (Audio CD)
With this collection, Life Enhancing Audio shows why it has chosen its name. I already had the four Transatlantik Lounging compilations that LEA had released, and i enjoyed them all, but "The Night Is Young" is truly their best offering yet.
Lots of great fast-paced exotic-lounge tunes that make me smile even on the most rainy day. The first three tracks (by Rivera Rotation, Xaver Fischer Trio and Dr. Rockit) are my favourite, and give me 20 minutes of pure bliss whenever I decide to play them...
Highly recomended.


How About Some Ether
How About Some Ether
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £25.15

5.0 out of 5 stars A great musical experience..., 12 Mar. 2002
This review is from: How About Some Ether (Audio CD)
"How About Some Ether" was the first album by Solid Doctor, Steve Cobby's solo project. On Pork's (the record label) early days Cobby was a presence on various releases, like Fila Brazillia and Heights of Abraham, but it seems he kept the best for his own record.
This massive album (2 cds with over 70 minutes of music each) has electronic music for all tastes. From quick and robotic tunes to organic and moody tracks, Steve Cobby makes sure that boredom is not possible and that suprises are always waiting on the next track...
This is a truly excellent album, and a great introduction to Pork's other musical projects.


Von Bek: 2 (Tale of the Eternal Champion, No 2)
Von Bek: 2 (Tale of the Eternal Champion, No 2)
by Michael Moorcock
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three great fantasy stories with some social comment, 11 Mar. 2002
Von Bek (Tale of the Eternal Champion, No 2) is a reunion of 3 books by Michael Moorcock: "The War Hound and the World's Pain", "City in the Autumn Stars", and "The Dragon in the Sword". It has also bonus short story, "The Pleasure Garden of Filipe Saggitarius". All these stories are related by the Von Bek family, that is entrusted with the task of protecting the Holy Grail.
The hero of each of the (somewhat) related books is someone belonging to the Von Bek family, and the stories talk about the eternal struggle between the forces of Chaos and Order. Not all is what it seems, and not always the greatest evil comes from the usual suspects (Lucifer, the fallen angel plays an important, if suprising, part on this saga).
The first book, "The War Hound and the World's Pain", is perhaps the one i enjoyed best, in part because it is more intimate. The lead character's pessimistic view of the world sounds very real and makes him the perfect romantic hero. Even so, the book has adventure of great scale, be it fighting armies, scary creatures or magic dimensions.
The two other books are also quite good, but something is lost when the extravagant settings and characters take greater part of the story. The short story, on the other hand, seemed useless, and was quickly forgotten...
This Hardcover edition is a beauty and has a beautiful presentation. Careful lettering and a few pictures help create your own mental vision of the magical tales presented by this master of the fantasy/sci-fi literature.


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