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Vangelis - L' Apocalypse Des Animaux (OST) CD (album) cover




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Frankie Flowers
4 stars "L'Apocalypse des Aminaux" was one of Vangelis's early recordings. It isn't very well known. It was actually recorded in Paris in 1970 as a score for a documentary series about the animal kingdom and finally released as an album in 1973.

Vangelis was at his most prolific at this time and felt free to experiment with the lastest technology. There's an old fashioned european feel to it at the beginning, especially with the gentle, melodic "La Petite fille de la Mer". The background has some floating, ambient keyboards ."Le Single Bleu" is very relaxing, especially when the trumpet kicks in. "Creation Du Monde" is a soundscape that must mark the start of new age music. As far as I'm aware the sound here was the first of it's kind in the early 70's. It was very ahead of it's time. The 10 minute piece is not for everyone perhaps but it's capable of setting moods to take you out of your physical world, and into another dimension.

An ingenious, enchanting album. Very suitable to play on gloomy, peaceful afternoons. It's worth at least 4 stars for sure.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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