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666

Aphrodite's Child

 

Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 281 ratings

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MorgothSunshine
5 stars Here we are! Here's one of the greatest albums of all times are real piece of brilliant creativity by Vangelis! Someone defoned 666 a kind of Infernal Sgt. pepper but IMO it's much more than this! The musical styles used on this album include a little prog rock and a ton of psychedelic rock, although there are some excellent spacey passages too. The 24 tracks are spread across 2 CDs (or better 2 LPs!) and more or less flow together as one large song-cycle suite. The music covers a broad spectrum of emotions and dynamic ranges and include full blown rave-ups along with very dreamy passages. Although I enjoy all of the music on the 2 CDs, my favorite tracks include Aegian Sea (this haunting and spacey piece is simply incredible), The Four Horseman (the final solo is just incredible!!!), and the mega 19'19 jam All the Seats were Occupied (IMO it's one of the greatest suites of all theprogressive era!!!). Of all the pieces on the album, the track Infinity is very different and some may find that it makes for difficult listening - Irene Pappas seems to favor an avant-garde approach when it comes to using her voice. Overall, the music is absolutely incredible however. With regard to the lyrics, they are alternately apocalyptic and flower power and reach a peak on the great track Altamont. All in all, this is a simply incredible album that pushes the boundaries of rock to the breaking point. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to know what music is!
MorgothSunshine | 5/5 |

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