And there's something for everyone! We are also entitled to ambient moments and to atmospherical ones with an orchestral vision that has nothing to envy to Vangelis.
In short, a solid album which retains this cachet of the 90's. A wave struck by bubbles of wood seizes our ears. Want it or not, we jump! But thereafter, Times Arrow develops a bucolic melody with a strong cinematic presence where horns, violins and flutes sew a spooky melody, genre Legend , with explosions of percussions which root this perception of film music inspired by Vangelis. Attached to the Times Arrow 's finale, Virtual Journey continues in this perception of film music with a darker vision that loses control around the second minute of introduction with a down-tempo structure adorned with cosmic electronic effects from which emerges a melody whistled by the synthesizer.
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Tracklist Sorted by: Running order Running order Most popular. Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images. Mark Shreeve 2, listeners Related Tags ambient electronic drjazzmrfunkmusic Great Yarmouth-born Shreeve started recording cassettes in the early s.
The next album, Assassin was originally released in 83, also by Uniton. Then in 84, Jive Electro signed him up and re-released it. A year later he released Legion followed a couple of years later by Crash Head. During the late 80s Shreeve also began writing songs for other artists, occasional soundtrack… read more.
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Play track. Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April The first track, "Meateater", has lots of distinctive Shreeve touches- rich, dark synths, meaty percussion, odd vocal effects circulating in the mix.
However, it's spoiled for me somewhat by a decidedly flatulent synth-sax noise that makes the track sound more like a Benny Hill chase scene in places or, if you prefer, combines badly with the "Oh yeah" samples to recall Yello's "The Race" rather too strongly. Corny title aside, this is Shreeve at his best, with grandiose, driving synth work, catchy hooks, and so on.
For most of Shreeve's career, the only real reference point I've been able to give people is if the early 80's Tangerine Dream - Exit or Tangram -era with Johannes Schmoelling - had decided they wanted to break into the charts as a rock band rather than going the muzak route taken by Edgar Froese in recent years. However, after the first three, Nocturne takes a surprising turn, with lots of subdued electronic atmospherics and effects that recall old Oxygene, Equinoxe era Jean Michel Jarre more than anything else.
Cheesy second rate "rawk" vocals, courtesy of one Lol Mason. I'd skip over this unpleasant aberration completely if it wasn't for Shreeve's music being typically excellent, with the percussion break almost making up for the cliched lyrics and vocals.
It's followed by "Balles de Cosmique", typically Shreeve-y stuff that gives the impression of only acting as a bridge between two other places. In this case it's a bridge between "Big Trouble" and "Hellchilde", that latter being a dark, brooding piece straight out of Legion or the darker side of Crash Head. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Nocturne is quite simply one of the best CDs I've ever owned - the best electronic music album ever.
From dark, moody tracks such as Big Trouble to the more upbeat Dynamo Eternal and Summer Drift 69 it is an absolute joy to listen to. Never before has such talent existed in one CD! I'd even go so far as to say Shreeve has outdone Jean Michel Jarre here - because of the sheer originality and pace of his music. Some of the more dramatic highlights, for instance Century Down, are truly epic pieces of electronic mastery that surely deserve to become part of a film soundtrack, or at least achieve wider recognition.Mark Shreeve: Big Trouble and 2 more Mark Shreeve - Nocturne (CD, Album) Sonic Images: SI US: Sell This Version: RMED City Boy: City Boy - City Boy / Dinner At The Ritz (Comp) 2 versions: Renaissance Records (3) RMED US: Sell This Version: 2 versions.