Seven Lives Many Faces

Seven Lives Many Faces

by Enigma


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To create Seven Lives Many Faces, Enigma mastermind Michael Cretu drew from his vast digital archive of more than 400,000 different sounds. “Technology has never been a surrogate for a good idea, but even a good idea can never replace instinct,” he says. “What I choose from this archive and how I combine the different elements is frequently difficult to follow, even for people who are involved in music.” The new album is driven, in part, by string arrangements paired with aggressive drums and percussion, bringing together traditional and modern musical elements. “Figuratively speaking, it was my intention to combine the dirtiest Bronx hip-hop beats with the purity of the London Symphony Orchestra,” says Cretu. Cretu has always looked for new ways to combine music and language, instrumentation and lyrics. Seven Lives Many Faces’s final track, “The Language of Sound,” a post-dadaist sonic collage of vocal fragments and human sounds, is representative of his broader creative vision for Enigma. Cretu explains, “Language produces barriers; music, on the other hand, is limitless. It is indispensable for the human race because it produces vibrations, tremors, emotions.” From the Label

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Release Date: 09/30/2008
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 5099923797901
catalogNumber: 23797
Rank: 33864

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Seven Lives Many Faces 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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PatH More than 1 year ago
I haven't found the last couple of Enigma CDs particularly interesting. They seem flat. I hope they get their original edgy tone back. This one isn't bad - but it isn't good, either.
ValeraTX More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to Enigma since the beginning & he just keeps getting better & better. He infuses spirituality, sexuality & relaxation in such a way in everything he puts out that leaves me begging for more. I am always looking for the next new release & purchase it as soon as it comes out. Keep doing what you're doing.
SourceressDeStella More than 1 year ago
For a longtime fan, this is the classic Enigma sound that I expect. It wasn't available in my store when it was released, so it was a pleasant surprise to find a new album from Enigma available to order. Some of the lyrics touch me as very sad (and woops, a couple disturbing), but I still find the music soothing.
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