Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, or Vangelis for short, always worked with the newest synthesizer equipment and pushed his cascades of sound to the very edge, right up to the point of electronic overkill. In contrast to many other electronics experimentalists of his time, Vangelis likes to create important melodies and to develop them further, without going under in the technical equipment (Stereo Review). Distant human voices, siren-like lost calls lead into oriental dance. A song – far removed from its era – somewhere between Gregorian music and antiphony – a will-o'-the-wisp, shimmering sound. Polyphonic playing on the Bosendorfer reminds one that every form of musical expression from over the sands of time is welcome.
Each listener must discover for himself what sounds heavenly or hellish. But let it be said: musically speaking, the one cannot be imagined without the other. Featuring Jon Anderson and the English Chamber Choir. 180 gram. Gatefold sleeve.