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    Posted: December 08 2005 at 10:47
How great is ENIGMA.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 10:54

Enigma??

The new age world music gregorian band??

 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:07
 TO MEMOWAKEMAN...       &nbs p;     YES NEW AGE ENIGMA..... A LOT OF PROG BANDS CANT HOLD A CANDLE TO THIS BAND.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:30
Enigma is pretty good, and I don't think people should remember them only for gregorian stuff, they have made much more than that. But I'm not sure if they should be considered as prog, though. Maybe new age as it is
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:30
 Well, i have two albums of Enigma, and sounds good... great atmospheres and curious voices, thats the only i can say about them,

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:37

How bad they are!

Ludicrous synth "atmospheric" pop music to put in the competition with  JM Jarre and Vangelis

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:44
if that's the ENIGMA you mean (michael cretu
produced) then i have to say ELEVATOR MUSIC of
the lowest order, watered-down new age drivel for
people who have no opinions
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:45

Enigma is just a band who ruined Gregorian Chants adding electronic monotonous dance patterns, they are simply boring and should be sued for runing good music.

They had a great idea and a good chance to do something innovative but didn't had the skills to work it, just created music to be played in every discoteque back in the 90's.

IMO mediocre to say the best.

I don't even mention their other works because are even of less quality, just New Age of second rate.

And don't compare them with Jarre who at least made an imaginative show and much less with Vangelis, responsible in 90% for 666 and creator of the magnifiscent Heaven and Hell.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 11:46
I quite like some of the work ... Return To Innocence is one for my favourite videos ever ... and the first album is quite strong ... after a while the project became a little tired though ...

P.S. I'm moving this to Non-Prog Music
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 12:07

Originally posted by Trotsky Trotsky wrote:

I quite like some of the work ... Return To Innocence is one for my favourite videos ever ... and the first album is quite strong ... after a while the project became a little tired though ...

P.S. I'm moving this to Non-Prog Music

That video is awesome, one of my fav too...

 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 12:23
Originally posted by memowakeman memowakeman wrote:

Originally posted by Trotsky Trotsky wrote:

I quite like some of the work ... Return To Innocence is one for my favourite videos ever ... and the first album is quite strong ... after a while the project became a little tired though ...

P.S. I'm moving this to Non-Prog Music

That video is awesome, one of my fav too...

 



Yeah ... there really is something about it that gets me, it was really clever and really moving.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 12:39
Not that keen on this band.........a bit dull.Sleepy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 13:04
 maybe ivan-2068  & iguana should move in together. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 13:47
Enigma =
RIO/AVANT/ZEUHL - The best thing you can get with yer pants on!
EXERIOR Experimental tech/death/progmetal from Norway!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 14:26

Originally posted by ranger ranger wrote:

 maybe ivan-2068  & iguana should move in together. 

  • Out of 9 posters in this thread, none except you believe it's Prog related
  • The thread has been moved to non prog related.
  • 3 beside you say they are good or at least nice
  • 3 believe it's crap
  • 1 says he's not keen on them.
  • I just say they had a good idea but weren't able to develop it giiving a mediocre result (Better than crap).

Why do you mention me, maybe because I gave a valid argument and developed it in a way you can't reply? Or maybe because I'm the only one that remembers their music was a discothec favorite during the early 90's?

Give arguments why you believe it's Prog, saying "How great can they be" or "Many Prog' bands can't hold a candle" means nothing.

Anfd you have the guts of being angry when somebody takes his time of giving arguments?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 14:56

I enjoy their music a lot. I though "La Roi est Mort" was their best, but 1 and 2 were good too.

Did you know the band name changed with each of their early albums. For example the second album was actually by Enigma 2.

The non-prog section is certainly the right place for them, although I tend to agree there is a link from their music to prog. Can't see them ever beign added to the archives though!

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