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THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.76 | 220 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars This Mike Oldfield album is one of the best examples what the quality "new age" music is. Extremely polished sound slow, almost meditative rhythm, nice melodies, often based on folk/world music, well balanced music. You can feel yourself very safe, comfortable and possibly even happy with no big reason, listening to this music.

I was attracted by "new age" music somewhere in eighties for a very short time, and very soon realized that this formula is endless boring soundtrack for elevators. But to tell true, Oldfield is professional musician, so even in this field he can produce quality product.

In many places this album reminds me music of "Enigma"or "Deep Forest", but Oldfield is always a step ahead of them both.

If you like "new age" music, this album is "must have" for you. If you are not fan of pop- meditation, just take any other album of more alive music.

snobb | 2/5 |

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