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Rediscovery of an old gem?
on 11 February 2015
Came across this in my attempt to reconstruct my Vangelis collection.This is not currently my favourite of Vangelis's music. It takes some getting used to as it is so different from what we usually expect from this great composer. I find the first half OK (very different with drum beats, animal sounds and people chanting) and like more the second half which is closer to what is the expectation with lovely pieces that are mood inspiring. I am sure it will grow on me - most Vangelis's music does...
UPDATE: OK, I listened to this a couple more times... did this with headphones (to concentrate more) and pretty high volume... Now i have to give this five stars. Second bit was very good and gets better; first bit was OK but now I regard as fantastic. Yes, it is different from the usual beautiful fare by Vangelis, but doesn't it grow on you. There is melody in the chanting and animal sounds and I swear i can hear echoes of synthesizer music behind the drumming... Am I imagining things? Anyway, it has already settled there as one of Vangelis listens-again, together with many ... OK, OK, I'm a fan and think he is one of the greatest composers/performers ever but this grew on me sooner than I thought it would after just a couple of more listens... am I not glad that I have (re)discovered this unknown masterpiece and am I not thankful to MP3 downloads??!