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3.48 | 93 ratings

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2 stars This is not the first collaboration between the Greek composer and the French wild animal film maker. But as far as I am concerned, this one is not the best of their common work.

I had to wait for the third song to find some good "Vangelis" music. "L'Enfant" is by far my favourite song from this album and it is premonitory of "Chariots Of Fire". Most of this album is on the ambient and new age styles. At times with a nice melody, at times with ?humm; what else? (like the long "Ręves").

I can hardly say that this "Opéra Sauvage" is a bad album, but it ranges to one of my least favourite of the artist (not talking about "Beaubourg" of course). The overall is too much of a tranquil affair and offers very little great atmospheres or stunning melodies.

It is just a succession of average soundtrack parts and as such it might sound wise to view the documentary as a whole to get a better idea. But it is quite a challenging task since there is no trace (or hardly) of this original project: some twenty one episodes just short of an hour.

More than these forty minutes of music must have been composed on the occasion. But that's all what's left. And the result doesn't score more than two stars in my books.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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