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ANTARCTICA

Vangelis

 

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3.34 | 61 ratings

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BrainStillLife
5 stars I'm not a great Vangelis fan. I would say that there are only few albums from Vangelis that I like, China, Heaven and Hell and of course Antarctica. Bladerunner and Chariots of Fire are hugely overrated as are 1492 and El Greco. But one of his soundtracks/albums rises above them. Antarctica is without a thought Vangelis's best album. It takes the music, we usually think of as background music and turns it into a piece of art. Just Excellent. Ive just bought the album, but the first time I heard it was on Spotify, and the Spotify review said that: It doesn't convey the iciness that the listeners would expect and doesn't feel like the Antarctic at all. I'm totally opposed to that review, I think that there's no other piece of music that would convey the feel of surrounding ice and snow and just total isolation. Musically Antarctica is maybe not the most complex piece of music but the atmosphere it contains is just something extraordinary. Altho the music gets, well, boring, especially on "Antarctica Echoes", the minute it gets boring the musical structures change and a new melody or rhytmus starts luring itself out of the shadows.

This album truly deserves a solid 5 stars.

BrainStillLife | 5/5 |

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