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Post Posted Mon May 31, 2021 6:45 am
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shadow wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 11:40 pm Soil Festivities is such a wonderful piece when it's raining outside. It just enhances the mood all the more.
Invisible Connections, it's just Beaubourg 2.0. There's probably a solid idea somewhere in there, but for a casual listen? Yeah, no...
I love Direct, it's such a fascinating album that goes all over the place. It's clearly not the typical approach he had to making music, but the results are great never the less.
The City is a wonderful piece of musical landscaping, although Nerve Centre is kind of... Weird combined with the rest?

I honestly understand why he started doing completely different things after Direct (I'd say The City fits in the sound scaping of Voices, Oceanic and El Greco), but man I wish he'd return to it or release some of the unreleased stuff from this period. Its really good stuff and I really enjoy nearly every second of it. He has admitted that there are albums that he has made and was planning on releasing, but those albums just never ended up happening for one reason or another. Opening up the vaults for this would be terrific. He has shown he's not that difficult with including (rare) tracks to new releases, so a release entirely made up of unreleased stuff could be interesting if he could find the motivation to do it. Different period, but I remember reading that Earth in specific was cut way down back in the day, I would do some genuinely terrible things to hear those tracks included.



And unrelated to those albums, where the hell is Juno to Jupiter!?
* Soil Festivities is one of the big V albums I still have on vinyl.

* Invisible Connections the big V has a low opinion on Beaubourg. He probably feels same about Invisible Connections. I passed as it's just mostly messing around with random sounds.

* One thing I appreciate about JmJ he places Musique concrète in context of structured songs as just another sound as part of a structured piece.
It's easy lazy to just have random sounds and call it "experimental" "Musique concrète"

*Good to See You from The City I still recall the lady gently laughing it's such a lovely aspect of this track.
Jan Hammer Miami Vice influences is overall on The City.

* Thing with Direct it's the big V's most Tangerine Dream sounding album : compositionally, sound choices : Direct sounds as Optical Race, Lily On the Beach, later Melrose.
Only Glorianna, Oracle of Apollo, Message from Direct sounds as V.

* Revolutions is so very different to Vangelis TDream of this era.
V, TDream remained well ​within traditional electronic music.
Revolutions went well beyond traditional electronic music.
Including World music (Revolution, September), Ambient Jazz (Tokyo Kid) this became a genre afterwards, Baroque rock (Industrial revolutions).


*​With the hundreds of the big V's unreleased tracks, so many of them would been in V's improvisational style I would say.

(If a person has the ability to play and improvise then to sound as a synth knockoff of the big V
I would say run an interesting sequence or interesting collage of sounds 5-10minutes.
Over this select 10 instruments to improvise :
2keys, 2strings, 1brass, 2sequences, 2synth leads, 1percussion).
Post Posted Mon May 31, 2021 10:06 am
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Making of Rosetta album.

My favourite part big V squeezing toy duck.
Post Posted Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:32 pm
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Unrelated to any of his album works, anyone by any chance have the 1974 Who single he released in decent quality? There\s this video, but this one and all others have the exact same audio quality and hope someone might by any chance have a high quality rip rather than all the same garbage rips :(

On the FFShrine forums they used to have the best dedicated Vangelis community that I ever came across, they shared anything among each other. But unfortunately that community died and I haven't found a single one of those members since :(
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Post Posted Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:30 pm
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I thing there was a 90s bootleg CD (Memoires vol 1 - Athens) with rare vinyl releases. I don't know if all the versions you heard come from that source, but I think that chance is high.
Post Posted Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:30 pm
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It wouldn't surprise me whatsoever if that's the source for the videos on YouTube. I'm considering getting the single and making a new rip, but €60, plus whatever shipment gets too expensive for me.
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Post Posted Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:17 pm
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35.45 big V talking about loneliness
36.27 "to accept loneliness"

I really felt for big V. He is talking about himself.

As I was watching Memories of Green was playing on my record player.
Post Posted Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:24 am
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In analysing 70 years Electronic music 1947-2020
some interesting things have come to light.


Symphonic Electronica that inspired Vangelis.

It wasn't
Wendy Carlos 1968 Switched on Bach.
It wasn't
Isao Tomita 1974 Snowflakes Are Dancing, 1975 Pictures at an Exhibition.

These were synth workings of existing classical.

The Electronic musician that showed Vangelis
Yes you can compose new Electronic music Electro Symphonically
was

1975 May : Larry Fast Synergy : Electric Realizations for Rock Orchestra.


We can hear the difference before 1975 from Vangelis,
then later December 1975 Heaven and Hell has a type of Symphonic Electronica.
Then notably on his 1976 album Albedo 0.39 track Alpha.
The first time Vangelis does Symphonic Electronica as we would recognise is on Alpha,
that would mark his signature style, borrowed signature style.


The other Electronic musician that inspired Vangelis, changed Vangelis style in the 90s'
that would continue until now for Vangelis,
starting with his 1492 Conquest of Paradise soundtrack :

1986 Constance Demby : Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate

It is a modern Electronic classical album by Constance.
Notable for Constance playing on Emulator II emulations of  violas, violins, celli, bassoon, harp, organ, French horn, bells, electronic effects, tympani and choirs.
Post Posted Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:23 am
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Finally, there's a date for "Juno To Jupiter".
CD ALBUM AND DIGITAL RELEASE BY DECCA RECORDS ON SEMPTEMBER 24TH
VINYL AND A LIMITED EDITION BOX SET TO FOLLOW

Decca Records announces the release of Vangelis' new album "Juno to Jupiter" on September 24. The album will be available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and a limited edition box set to follow.
Ironically, between the initial releasedate and the final date JMJ has released two albums.
Post Posted Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:28 pm
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Bloody finally! A entire year of delay. Very curious how it'll compare to the leaked version of last year. I do have that one, but haven't given it a listen yet (still). Very curious to finally hear it. I have the LE set ordered since October last year (when it was already delayed until December) and the pictures of it look amazing. But I'm curious if it's the CD set that I'll be receiving or the big box, which is the one I want of course. Anyway, I honestly can't wait!

And yeah, it's absolute insanity we got two Jarre albums (kind of) in that year worth of delay. What a world we live in. I know Vangelis is pretty much done with studio albums and just does whatever he feels like these days, but man I wish he'd at least open the vault up and release some unheard stuff. It's been so long since Rosetta :(

Edit: and no, I didn't forget Nocturne, and while I love it, like a third of it was just older reworked tracks (not to dismiss the amazing new composition).
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Post Posted Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:48 am
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I just purchased the 3vinyl Vangelis box set 1982 : Opera Sauvage, China, Chariots of Fire.
Mainly because of Opera Sauvage and 20 minute exploration improvisation on Chariots of Fire.


I wish JmJ would do 20min 40min exploration in his impressionistic style :
Sampling, Musique concrete, World Music;
Music in the style of but Not copying
Oxy1 Equi2 Equi7end part;
MF1 middle and MF3 forest sequence;
Ethnicolor2 strings, Diva opening rain drops with chords n fx;
Rendezvous1 keys, Jazz as Ron's Peace, some from Tokyo Kid and Sessions 2K;
abit of Emigrant and Calypso3;
abit of WFC title track;
a bit of Chrono 1&3, Oxy 9&13;
a bit of Millions of Stars & Miss Moon:
a bit of Gol;
a bit of Oxy 14, 15, 18, 20;
a bit of Equi Infinity Robots Don't Cry, All That You Leave Behind, If the Wind Could Speak, Don't Look Back.

Variations of these Not copies.

(NO beatz).

There's 3x 40min albums of Impressionistic explorations in there.
Post Posted Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:03 pm
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So had anyone by chance found a store that sells the Deluxe Box Set besides the official Decca store? Seems only the CD/LP/CD Deluxe are available at other places, and I honestly don't want to order through Decca if I can avoid it...
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Post Posted Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:13 pm
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plate of chips wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:48 am I just purchased the 3vinyl Vangelis box set 1982 : Opera Sauvage, China, Chariots of Fire.
Mainly because of Opera Sauvage and 20 minute exploration improvisation on Chariots of Fire.


I wish JmJ would do 20min 40min exploration in his impressionistic style :
Sampling, Musique concrete, World Music;
Music in the style of but Not copying
Oxy1 Equi2 Equi7end part;
MF1 middle and MF3 forest sequence;
Ethnicolor2 strings, Diva opening rain drops with chords n fx;
Rendezvous1 keys, Jazz as Ron's Peace, some from Tokyo Kid and Sessions 2K;
abit of Emigrant and Calypso3;
abit of WFC title track;
a bit of Chrono 1&3, Oxy 9&13;
a bit of Millions of Stars & Miss Moon:
a bit of Gol;
a bit of Oxy 14, 15, 18, 20;
a bit of Equi Infinity Robots Don't Cry, All That You Leave Behind, If the Wind Could Speak, Don't Look Back.

Variations of these Not copies.

(NO beatz).

There's 3x 40min albums of Impressionistic explorations in there.
NO beatz - yes please! :D
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Post Posted Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:09 pm
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Oh wow... Just got an email that my order of the Juno CD will be available tomorrow!
Post Posted Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:56 pm
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I got my set in, doubting if I should keep it or return it for the boxset. I completely forgot that it'd arrive and was too late to cancel the order. I want that book, those pictures look so good!

Edit: comparing all the files, seems that the album itself isn't changed at all in the past year or so. Curious why it was delayed as much as it was if nothing has changed.
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Post Posted Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:14 am
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Oh yeah, that deluxe edition book is something! A whopping 120+ pages booklet with photos, interviews and more background information.







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