Vangelis – Not a bit but all of the Spiral

Not much time for posting today, we’re afraid. Too bad. We were hoping to get another Asterix review done. We’re doing Asterix the Gladiator next – one of our favorites. Patience please.

Electronic MusicWe wanted to post a music blog on Vangelis so this little shorty will have to do right now.  The first song is from his eponymous album Spiral (1977). Nice electronic warping kind of music. If you close your eyes and relax, you might imagine yourself speed skating through a worm hole. No? Try again.

The second song we’ve posted just because it’s silly. Vangelis is a bit of a kook anyway, but this song is odd even for him. It’s off the tepidly received See You Later (1980). This album’s only claim to fame is that it contained “Memories of Green” which was later used for the beautiful Blade Runner soundtrack (see more on a previous post). We actually rather like it, maybe because some of the same sounds that appear on the Blade Runner soundtrack can be heard in the songs and frankly we just like the surrendering melody of “I Can’t Take It Anymore.” Gosh, he sounds tired.  Anyway, here’s “Not a Bit — All of It.”

OK. OK. We should include Beauborg (1978) too. Why? Because we suspect you have nothing better to do for the next 40-ish minutes and you feel a need to heighten your already precarious anxiety level. Don’t be a coward, make yourself listen to at least 5 minutes (really listen) before deciding how you feel about the music. If you can sit all of the way through it, reward yourself by sleeping in until mid-day tomorrow (jobs be damned!). Be sure to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and especially after this exercise.

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