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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.96 | 515 ratings

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4 stars After achieving something so extraordinary as Ommadawn, Mike made the choice to continue changing as always, and in 1978 released Incantations, the first studio album for 3 years, that took on more of the electronic rock feel, but never succumbing to the coldness of traditional electronic rock, with a solo equal to the one in Ommadawn Part One, some great strong themes and ideas, he did what he wanted and you gain the satisfaction and have to deal with the faults when accepting that.

He went through the process of Exegesis, which is something of an ego death, which I can totally understand, after producing something so incredible as Ommadawn, I would think insanity would have been the only result. So he left his previous life behind, and went on his new path of creativity.

The music is repetitious in some instances yes, but with that comes the charm of reassurance and the branding of its intention upon your medula onblongata.

Unique as the last, there are celtic influences, apparent elctronic music influences, and the rest is his own style, placed together meticulously. It is probably his second most difficult album, (first going of course to Amarok) and it's a acquired taste.

OGTL | 4/5 |


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