Monday, June 25, 2018

Vangelis - L'Apocalypse des Animaux (1973)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Vangelis - The Dragon (1978)

Haunting ambient compositions from the great Vangelis. Much like The Dragon, the music here is pretty far removed from the man's bombastic signature sound. It is largely keyboard/synth-based, but it's sparse and elegiac -- slo-mo synth washes and shimmering Rhodes chords, often filled out by a single non-keyboard element such as acoustic guitar or French horn -- and includes practically no percussion.

Track listing:
1. Apocalypse des Animaux
2. La Petite Fille de la Mer
3. Le Singe Bleu
4. La Mort du Loup
5. L'Ours Musicien
6. Création du Monde
7. La Mer Recommencée

My face in the rain

If you like this, try:
Terry Riley -
Le Secret de la Vie (1974)
Giusto Pui -
Motore Immobile (1979)

1 comment:

  1. Quite literally, when push comes to shove, my favorite album of all time. And if it is true, as some sources claim, that it - or at least parts of it - was/were actually recorded as far back as 1970 - well, then that's just insane. Because there was NOTHING that sounded anything remotely close to this at that time.