The Energy Of Sound review by Trance Atlantic Air Waves

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  • Released: Jul 14, 1998
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
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Trance Atlantic Air Waves: The Energy Of Sound

Overall Impression — 8
Enigma's Michael Cretu and Jens Gad comprise Trance Atlantic Air Waves, an outlet in which the duo can give the light dance/new age treatment to their favorite songs from other bands. This album of covers includes remakes of the theme from Beverly Hills Cop ("Axel F."), Space's "Magic Fly," and even the Miami Vice theme ("Crockett's Theme") and the Alan Parsons Project's "Lucifer." A soft drum & bass sound underlies most of these compositions, along with Cretu's all-too-familiar trademark keyboard. Some of these tunes do work well. "Magic Fly" and "Pulstar" (the big Vangelis hit from way back when) are two of the more upbeat numbers, equally suitable background music for either dancing or relaxing. In the end the novelty starts to wear thin, but if the Propellerheads can show the influence of John Barry on their sleeves, why can't Enigma do the same with their favorite acts?

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