Monday, 4 April 2016

Vangelis - L'apocalypse des Animaux (1973)

My absolute favourite album by Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, ever since picking up a vinyl copy ten years ago.  Like many Vangelis albums, this is superior soundtrack music, on this occasion soundtracking a nature documentary by French director Frédéric Rossif.

After the album kicks off with a cute, bouncy opening theme, we're straight in to the first stone-cold classic - La Petite Fille De La Mer is six minutes of utter gossamer gorgeousness, and is rightly the track by which this album was represented on at least one Vangelis compilation.  On another plane entirely, however, are the suite of two tracks on Side 2 of the album, which I used to listen to over and over for hours on end. Crank up Création Du Monde as loud as you can, and bask in its majesty.  You can quite well imagine this being the music that would herald the genesis of a brand new world, which after its expansive turmoil cools down to a calm repose with La Mer Recommencée.

L'apocalypse des Animaux

1 comment:

  1. love your description - excited to hear it. thanks!