Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Enigma






































Artist:  Enigma
Origin:  Germany
Genre:  New Age, Ambient, Electronica, Experimental, Worldbeat, Downtempo, Neo-Classical, Ethnic Fusion, Club Dance, Synthpop, Pop

Original line-up:

Michael Cretu:  Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Production, Arrangements, Programming, Engineering

Sandra Cretu:  Vocals
David Fairstein:  Lyrics
Louisa Stanley:  Vocals
Frank Peterson:  Samples

Enigma is a German Music Project founded in 1990 by Romanian-German Musician and Producer Michael Cretu, of the idea of a New Age and Worldbeat Project.  He recorded the first Enigma studio album, MCMXC a.D. (1990), with contributions from David Fairstein and Frank Peterson.  The remains Enigma's biggest, helped by the international hit single "Sadeness (Part I), which sold 12 million units alone.  Enigma has sold over 70 million records worldwide, reached 60 No. 1 songs at the charts around the world and achieved over 100 Gold and Platinum Certificates.  The Project has also received 3 Grammy nominations and is one of the best-selling musical act of all time.















Title:  The Fall Of A Rebel Angel (2016)
Genre:  New Age, Ambient, Electronica, Experimental, Worldbeat, Downtempo, Neo-Classical, Ethnic Fusion, Club Dance, Synthpop, Pop
Label:  Island Records
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Circle Eight (feat. Nanuk) (2:18)
 2.  The Omega Point  (5:39)
 3.  Diving  (2:52)
 4.  The Die Is Cast (feat. Mark Josher)  (4:17)
 5.  Mother (feat. Anggun)  (3:38)
 6.  Agnus Dei  (3:58)
 7.  Sadeness (Part II) (feat. Anggun)  (4:09)
 8.  Lost In Nothingness  (3:21)
 9.  Oxygen Red (feat. Anggun)  (4:02)
10. Confession Of The Mind  (3:48)
11. Absolvo  (2:02)
12. Amen (feat. Aquilo)  (4:53)

Personnel:

Michael Cretu:  Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Production, Arrangements, Programming, Engineering

Additional Musicians:

Anggun:  Vocals on Tracks:  5, 7, 9
Aquilo:  Vocals on Track 12
Nanuk:  Vocals on Track 1
Mark Josher:  Vocals on Track 4

The Fall Of A Rebel Angel is the eighth studio album by Enigma, was released on November 11, 2016 by Island Records, featuring Anggun, Aquilo, Nanuk and Mark Josher.  The album reached No. 1 on Billboard US Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.


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