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5 stars This music is absolutely GRAND, DEEP, MAJESTIC and UNFORGETTABLE! It is my favorite Vangelis' album. Even one of the best New Age music ever made!

First of all, the music is symphonic floating keyboards and (opera+choir)-like vocals oriented: those ingredients are put together in an amazingly intense, ritual & melodramatic manner. The important thing to mention is that this music will bring you unbelievable emotions: passion, love, awe, dream, recollection and romance. I don't know why this is not a soundtrack record. Everything is extremely echoed and loud, amazingly sustained, giving a powerful, mythic and legendary atmosphere: it sounds like if you celebrate the arrival of a triumphant hero and his heroine of the Greek mythology. For those who already know Vangelis, let's say the ambience slightly approaches the one on Jerusalem (Chariots of fire). The miscellaneous vocals sound a bit like pop New Age artist ERA. Furthermore, those omnipresent vocals and choirs will remind you a religious ceremony in a vast cathedral. There are also some percussive and bass sequencers, which give a magic dimension to the ensemble.


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