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5 stars Vangelis has allways been an authentic artist who never used wonr out formules in his works. I consider him one of the most prolific and marvellous composers of the last 40 years. His music has no stile and knows no bundaries; this is the reason why he appears in this page and shall appear anywhere that serious music is been considered. Been always personal and intimate in his compositions, he canīt be compared with others and his music must be analysed under its own light. I insist on this point because itīs the thirst thing of this true artist one must understand before speaking of him. Few artists crosses this invisible frontier wich converts them into an authentic vehicule of expression without a trace of self indulgence and egocentric intentions; and those who live in this small, yet vast sphere, have their own personal paths. Vangelis, beign one of them, has his own way. His music crosses frontiers, languages, ideas, thoughts, history, science, and goes beyond music itself. Voices, a 1995 original work consists in a series of very intimate songs, giving vocals and lyrics a special place in them, convined with beautiful instrumental solo parts. The first songīs theme is based on a melody of male choir, a very simple but powerful melody wich is repeated through the song with more energy each time, accompained and imitated with synth instruments and drums. The result is a very intense, energic and powerful song, wich sounds like a hymn that gathers all mankind, beyond colour, language and religion, with a message of hope and joy that is reprised in the song called "Messages". The rest of the disc is full of beautiful harmonies and simple melodies that go straight to the heart. I think this disc cannot be ignored, regardeless the "music style" you prefeer to listen to, or the ideas about music that you have. Buy it, listen to it, let it speak to you; feel something different, something new.
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