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3.08 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Urbania: 801 Urbania St. / Pwa / Manhattan (15:04)
2. Age of Leisure: Ice Age 2000 / Atlas Mountains / Museum of Memories (12:38)
3. Arcadia: Goodbye to Broadway / Yukon Rodeo (8:22)
4. Paradise Lost: The Wasted Lands (7:14)
5. Desert Road: The Only Man in the World / Greenland (8:20)
6. Atlantis Syndrome: Atlantis / Pwa (reprise) (5:19)
7. Whole Earth TV Show: Con Sequences / Nowomowa (10:10)
8. Noah's Ark: Noah's Ark / Urbania (reprise) (6:35)

Total Time 73:42

Line-up / Musicians

- Phil Manzanera / acoustic, electric & MIDI guitars, drum programming
- Paul Williams / piano, Kurzweil 250, Kawai MIDI M8000
- Andy Grossart / bass, synth bass, fretless bass, percussion

Releases information

Compiled from the soundtrack for the film "The Wasted Lands"
The band's name is Polish for 'The New Age'

Artwork: Nicholas DeVille

LP Coda Records ‎- NAGE 20 (1988, UK)

CD Coda Records ‎- NAGE 20CD (1988, UK)
CD Expression Records ‎- EXVP11CD (1999, Europe) Reissued as a Phil Manzanera album

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Review by admireArt
3 stars Jazz oriented, epic symphonic like compositions and movie focus format restraint Phil Manzanera's usual "latin" urges, and as I noticed again, for good!

Surprisingly this PHIL MANZANERA "Nowomowa: Wasted Lands", which as the press ad release notes; "This was recorded as the theme movie music to "The Wasted Lands". It was first released in 1988 by Coda as the band Nowomowa . It was re-issued by Expression in 1999 as a Phil Manzanera album.", deals more with Paul William's piano than Phil's electric accomplice.

Rich in moods and arrangements, its music direction is in fact quiet visual as good soundtrack music tends to be.

Expecting a Phil Manzanera release as such will decieve Phil's fans, but will surely catch prog Jazz/Fusion followers' attention.

Well composed, great unexpected highlights and a restricted but highly creative guitar (with "latin" flavor) which serves all kind of purposes and in turn outstands in every appearance by not being "main" instrument all the time.

***3.5 PA stars.

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