Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ഉ ENIGMA, Return To Innocence|Sadness|Voyageur|Hello & Welcome|Goodbye Milky Way|Seven Lives|Silent Warrior|Gravity Of Love|

Enigma is a electronic musical project founded by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. The Romanian-born Cretu, conceived of the Enigma project while working in Germany, but has been based at his recording studio A.R.T. Studios in Ibiza, Spain since the early 1990s, where he has recorded all of Enigma's studio releases to date. Cretu is both the composer and the producer of the project. His former wife Sandra often provided vocals on Enigma tracks. Jens Gad co-produced and played guitar on three of the Enigma albums.

Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion
Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence.
If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny.
Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.
That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence.

It's kinda strange each time I listen to this song I have this 'connection' and somehow sounds very mystical urging me to go back in time to a certain place. Whoa great piece of music, awesome!

In December 1990, after eight months of preparation, Cretu released Enigma's debut album, the groundbreaking MCMXC a.D., which received over 60 platinum-level sales awards worldwide. The album was Cretu's first commercial success through the single "Sadeness (Part I)," which juxtaposed Gregorian chants and sexual overtones over a dance beat that was highly peculiar to the ears of the public at that time. Cretu explained that the album was about unsolved crimes and philosophical themes such as life after death, hence the name Enigma.

2003's Voyageur was considered by many to be a total makeover of the project. Practically all of the prominent Enigma signature elements (the ethnic and Gregorian chants, the famous Shakuhachi flutes) were no longer in use for this album. As a result many fans had difficulty appreciating this new direction and sales were affected. From a statistical point of view, every Enigma studio album to date has sold roughly half of what the previous release did.

On September 26, 2006, Enigma's sixth album A Posteriori was released worldwide, containing a new version of "Hello and Welcome" and the new song "Goodbye, Milky Way," which, despite earlier announcements, was not released as a single. The album is more techno- and pop-oriented electronic music than any previous one. The concept is based on such sciences as astronomy, physics, history, and sociology.Released worldwide on 19 September 2008 was Enigma's seventh album, Seven Lives, Many Faces. The new album expands the sound catalogue of previous releases and was expected to lead to a new omni-cultural wave of music. The lead single, "Seven Lives," is a powerful fusion of modern and classical elements. [wikipedia]

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