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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

4.11 | 1155 ratings

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5 stars What else can we say exactly about an album that is so perfect in combining a variety of instruments to create a unique and wonderful music?

This album really is a huge musical showcase, one which displays not only Mike Oldfield's proficient in playing himself almost every (more than 20 different) instruments used here, including tubular bells, but also multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches and harmonies. Both of which captured in a long passage of astounding dark yet soothing melodies.

As one may guess, there are varied tempos and mood, each of which mercilessly excites the listeners' ears. Oldfield uses them in such an order, from soft to intense to utterly surprising, with each instruments find its way (none unnoticed!) into the moving tune that is heard, so that in the end they all make an excellent musical culminations -- where the tubular bells enter with their powerful sound.

With this album, Oldfield not only shot to fame, but also opened the gate of the realm of new age music. It is truly an all-time classic.

kunangkunangku | 5/5 |


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