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ANTARCTICA

Vangelis

 

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3.34 | 61 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars After the award claiming Chariots Of Fire , here goes Vangelis with another album containing another of his best known theme: "Antartica".

This opening song is quite delightful, very well known: spacey, atmospheric, and ambient. You name it! It holds a superb and repetitive melody but it is never boring during these seven minutes and a half. Great stuff for sure, it is.

The theme is recurrent and comes back at some other points later in the album ("Song Of White"). I must say that I quite like this (same during "Memory Of Antarctica" but in a much slower mood).

The well named "Antarctic Echoes" is another fine track. It is even more spacey than the opener and should please any fan of electronic prog. So far, this album is quite good and it should reconcile a lot of fans who might have been disappointed by the artist lately.

This album is fully embracing the electronic prog genre; but on the melodic side. It is accessible, beautiful and quite well achieved. Ambient and spacey atmosphere is also on the list ("Other Side Of Antarctica"). What else do we need? Another great melody I guess? You'll get it as well under the form of the fine closing track "Deliverance". It is a great ending for this fine album. As a whole, it is one of my Vangelis favourite album.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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