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4 stars Wow, this is definitely from the seventies, it's got that white and orange futuristic feel to it.. you know ? the 2070's? loads of items popup when I listen to this, funny how you can pinpoint a piece of music though you've probably never heard it at that time. There's also a touch from the fifties, (or 60's?) like "Thunderbirds". Maybe seventies futurism was a continuation of fifties futurism.. all I know is that in the eighties suddenly 'it' was over, like 1982 or something.. "Bladerunner" still got some of it, like the sloped apartment buildings, if only they were white (with orange!).

Now there was a lot of vangelis music floating around at that time so maybe it works the other way round, though he definitely captures the atmospere. The same atmosphere which is present (more or less) in other vangelis albums, so it's not that unique in that sense, just a bit more extreme. "Hypothesis" comes pretty close. And offcourse the track "Ballad" from "Spiral". And some stuff from "Albedo 0.39".

I've looked for other artists with the same atmosphere, without much result. Maybe kraftwerk, "ananas symphony" or klaus schulze "Totem"... ..hmm, not really. Most synthersizer music from the seventies is somewhere in outer space or on the 'dark side' or 'psychedelic', not the kind of real world, 'terran' stuff you get from Vangelis.

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