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L' APOCALYPSE DES ANIMAUX

Vangelis

 

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3.68 | 85 ratings

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LaserDave
5 stars Nice to find that Vangelis' his great output has at last been spotted by progarchives.com! L'apocalypse is actually one of my all time favourite albums. The music is a bit different from what Vangelis made afterwards, and if you take a look at the front cover you have the music rendered in the image of the lonely bird soaring in the grey skies.This might be actually one of the first ambient albums, years before Eno came out with his Music for Airports.

The music is sad, poignant, melancholic and emotional. When Vangelis composed the best known track from here, La Petite Fille de la Mer, he cried. This track is truly a classic with its delicate melody and ambient atmosphere. Next is an almost 8-minute-long track with Vangelis playing the electric piano, and the real trumpet solo painting blues-tinged and melancholis soundscapes. Yet another great tune. La mort du Coup and L'ours musicien are sgorter tracks, wghich make me think of Goran Bregovic and Air respectively.

The flipside of the album contains music which sounds a lot like what Tangerine Dream would be making in a few years time. So Vangelis on L'apocalypse des Animaux is very innovative, with the sound far ahead of its time.

This album, although of only 35 minutes length, is a masterpiece and is a great addition not only to a progressive fan's discography. Great music for chillout and relaxation.

LaserDave | 5/5 |

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