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MASK

Vangelis

 

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3.61 | 75 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars «Mask » shares the same structure than its predecessor « Soil Activities ». And to some extent, the music deployed is quite similar as well.

Except during the opening Movement, which combines some classical and bombastic effects with powerful vocal parts (church oriented). The combination is quite successful, but a bit longish. The problem is that the album is surfing on the same wave almost all the way through and sounds somewhat boring and uniform.

The main feeling is that this album is rather mystic and ceremonial oriented. But I was not really impressed with the end result which sounds quite poor to my ears. I was always expecting a new angle to appear; but this hope was not fulfilled. The fifth movement is slightly better and is sharing lots of characteristics with the first one from this album.

The whole of this album conveyed a dull feeling while I listened to it first, and my opinion hasn't changed for this review. Two stars for "Mask". It is quite an esoteric and experimental album.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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