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Comments about the soundtrack for Mythodea (Vangelis)
Noise, but nice.

Dinko
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boistrous
Noise, but nice.   Tuesday, October 23, 2001 (4:12 p.m.) 

Yes, this album is a lot of pointless noise. It just drifts with no real purpose. No truly memorable melody. And has lots of hints of previous works.

But...

It's still not as noisy as some other soundtrack releases this year. Most notably Final Fantasy and Planet of the Apes.

The music is more or less pleasant, depending on what one's tolerance for new age and full length operas might be. It's nice and cute, and provides a good atmospheric musical background while you're occpied with something else (homework, research, house cleaning, annual report writing...)

My main problem with Mythodea is that the electronics try to mimic an orchestra, and the orchestra is distorted making it sound like those cheap kids' versions of Yamaha keyboards sold at ToysRUs. So forget that London Metropolitan Orchestra nonsense. You can barely hear them, except for a few seconds here and there.
Plus, while featuring some liner notes from Vangelis, Jim Garbin (NASA scientist), Laurence Bergreen (author) and a quote from Johannes Kepler, the inlays have almost no info as to who sings what and where (it's not always easy to differentiate Norman and Battle) nor about what was recorded where as apparently some recording was also done in London by Geoff Foster and John Bailey.

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Re: Noise, but nice.   Wednesday, October 24, 2001 (10:13 a.m.) 

honestly dude, your review or rant betrays your obvious lack of depth and understanding of masterfully crafted works of art. This one took patience, brilliance, and experience to develop and deliver. I can understand if you did not like it but comparing this masterpiece to calculator or toy noise is ridiculous and immature (no offence). I attended the concert in Athens myself and it was a brilliantly presented symphony which along with the big V on the keyboards did indeed include the London orchestra, a Greek choir and two top internationally renowned opera singers.

> Yes, this album is a lot of pointless noise. It just drifts with no real
> purpose. No truly memorable melody. And has lots of hints of previous
> works.

> But...

> It's still not as noisy as some other soundtrack releases this year. Most
> notably Final Fantasy and Planet of the Apes.

> The music is more or less pleasant, depending on what one's tolerance for
> new age and full length operas might be. It's nice and cute, and provides
> a good atmospheric musical background while you're occpied with something
> else (homework, research, house cleaning, annual report writing...)

> My main problem with Mythodea is that the electronics try to mimic an
> orchestra, and the orchestra is distorted making it sound like those cheap
> kids' versions of Yamaha keyboards sold at ToysRUs. So forget that London
> Metropolitan Orchestra nonsense. You can barely hear them, except for a
> few seconds here and there.
Plus, while featuring some liner notes
> from Vangelis, Jim Garbin (NASA scientist), Laurence Bergreen (author) and
> a quote from Johannes Kepler, the inlays have almost no info as to who
> sings what and where (it's not always easy to differentiate Norman and
> Battle) nor about what was recorded where as apparently some recording was
> also done in London by Geoff Foster and John Bailey.


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androoow
Re: Noise, but nice.   Wednesday, October 24, 2001 (3:37 p.m.) 

I am talking about the CD. You're talking about the concert. Two very different things.

> honestly dude, your review or rant betrays your obvious lack of depth and
> understanding of masterfully crafted works of art. This one took patience,
> brilliance, and experience to develop and deliver. I can understand if you
> did not like it but comparing this masterpiece to calculator or toy noise
> is ridiculous and immature (no offence). I attended the concert in Athens
> myself and it was a brilliantly presented symphony which along with the
> big V on the keyboards did indeed include the London orchestra, a Greek
> choir and two top internationally renowned opera singers.
Plus, while
> featuring some liner notes


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Re: Noise, but nice.   Thursday, November 14, 2002 (4:28 p.m.) 

errrr HELLO????????

This is the 1st time that vangelis uses a real orchestra...rather just
him playing orchestral sounds via samplers / synthesisers.

Its the reason its not one of my fave vangelis albums because it lacks that
true vangelis sound..that even a full orchestra cannot duplicate.

i was at the concert in athens too...i;m not convinced what i heard there was
live..my instinct says it may be playback .. or a bit of both...anyway..

vangelis is a god. i worship him.

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