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2.44 | 40 ratings

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2 stars In 1968 Greece is ruled by "the colonels". It's a bloody dictature that has repressed a student movement with a massacree at the university of Athens. Vangelis and other members of Aphrodite's Child are in France when the "May Movement" guided by Daniel Cohn-Bendit explodes. Making an album of popular chants (without lyrics) and sounds of barricades and riots is a way for Vangelis to express his political position. Said so, the album is very short, just 30 minutes in total. The side A has a very long title that can be simplified as "what matters of the colour of the night?". The track starts to be interesting after 6 minutes, when the "sounds of the movement" leave room to a spacey keyboard. They don't disappear, but as "background noise" they become a comment to the music. At least there's some music. I can understand the reasons behind the album: the frustration for a fascist government in his own country and the sympathy for the left-winged movement in France, but this album doesn't say much from a musical point of view, and from the political point of view it just mentions the facts in froms of noises. "Cela Importe Mon Ami" is a song interrupted by gunshots.

Side B opens with another song. I don't know if it's a traditional or what. I have tried to translate the title using Google and the result has no sense, but it's something about living without wasting time. Apart of it, there's some Vangelis here and there but it's just a document about the political movement of the '68 released in 1971, with a bit of political passion by the author. Only an instrumental part in the middle of Side B is clearly recognizable as Vangelis' stuff.

The second of the two stars is a gift because I believe in the sincerity of the author.

Just one note: an unofficial CD reprint contains two more tracks called "Poem Symphonique", that are not too different.

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