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APOLLO - ATMOSPHERES & SOUNDTRACKS (OST)

Brian Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.80 | 117 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars The spacey moods are prolonged with this album. Gone are the new wave sounds of earlier releases and Brian Eno demonstrates (if needed) that he surely masters electronic music elements. But at the end of the day, this was not too evident so far in his musical career.

Few of his prior releases (if you would accept "Discreet Music" and "Ambient Four") were really good albums (this is how I feel anyway). And most of them were definitely not too proggy as far as I am concerned.

This Apollo stuff is certainly enjoyable. It is marvelously spacey at times: rather pleasant if you endorse the prog electronic genre. But it is also lacking in splendor, grace and melody. When I compare this work to the great German giants; only one consideration remains: there is little comparison in my views.

Still, this is quite a pleasant album which should fulfill your electronic ears. But since mine have listened to so many beauties, I can't rate this album with more than three stars. My marks in the style are still TD, KS or AST. OK: "An Ending" does play in the same division but a track as "Silver Morning" leaves me quite cold to say the least. I am still waiting for the true and first great epic from Eno. But maybe I shouldn't?

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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