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Epicon Import

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Product Details

1. Preliator
2. Mighty Rivers Run
3. Prelude (On Earth As In Heaven)
4. Spiritus Khayyam
5. La Coronacion
6. Europa
7. Diem Ex Dei
8. Orchard of Mines
9. Crusaders of the Light
10. Madre Terra
11. Illumination
12. Take Me Away
13. Sarabande Suite (Aeternae)
14. Porque Te Vas (Globus version)

Product Description

2006 issued debut album from a diverse mix of producers, musicians, vocalists and writers who work under the commercial name of Globus. Their music features the rousing, propulsive style usually only heard in the cinema but fused with contemporary and world music rhythms and styles. The first single "Prelude (On Earth As In Heaven)" features Dann P, vocalist with UK rock band Vanton. The aggregate performed the final live concert at the Wembley Conference Centre (before it's demolition) with a 60 piece orchestra and a 50 strong voice choir.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Compelling Release - 4.5 Stars Oct. 18 2006
By Robert Benson - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I think jgarth's review of Epicon is about as right on as you can get. I am also a huge fan of E.S. Posthumus and Craig Armstrong, and was pleased to hear that Immediate Music made a commercial release with Globus.

Personally, I'm more accustomed to E.S. Posthumus' Unearthed (also an invaluable purchase). Because of this, some of the tracks on Epicon caught me off guard; some of the lyrical lines seem too 'pop' for my taste, for lack of a better term. Nevertheless, you get lost in Globus' music very easily, and the range of emotion is strong throughout the album. I'd list Epicon's strongest tracks, but they all have their own merits.

It's a shame there isn't more music like this. Hopefully as the music industry evolves, more composers will develop and embrace this cinematic-crossover genre and take it to the next step.

Overall, excellent release from Globus, and I highly recommend it. I'd give it 4.5 stars if Amazon allowed it. Again, my only qualm is with a few of the lyrical lines, but they certainly don't take away from the beautiful music contained within Epicon.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An epic choral album that's well worth it Oct. 11 2006
By jgarth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
If you enjoy E.S.Posthumous, Hans Zimmer, Craig Armstrong, or any of Immediate Music's trailer music cues, then I highly recommend this CD to you.

Globus have fashioned an album which is focused and accessable yet retains the distinctive orchestral might and propulsive, rousing chords of Immediate Music's signature trailer cues. The vocals add a unique and interesting lyrical dimension to the tracks, and are stirring in their own right, but it is the pure orchestral cues which are the highlights, delivering high quality variations on some very rare and exciting themes.

The recording quality is outstanding, as are the liner notes. All in all, this is a great buy; 'Epicon' holds its own alongside 'Unearthed' in terms of quality and originality, and is one of the finest examples of this genre available for commercial purchase.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Very Good Buy Sept. 25 2007
By JunkMale - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After waiting and waiting for ES Posthumus to come out with a new album, I was lucky to find this album to hold me over. I would've preferred "epic" choir vocals to the single lead vocal in many of the tracks. I agree with Robert's assessment that some of the lyrics sound a bit pop-ish. They work fine in some songs though. When I listen to this on my computer, I select 8 tracks (a very good amount, for me) and ignore the other 6.

Some of the songs take a "long" time to develop. When I'm listening in my car, I can hardly hear the first (and sometimes last) minutes of Diem Ex Dei, Crusaders Of The Light, Take Me Away, and Sarabande Suite, to name a few. Considering the songs average around 5 minutes, 20% of the song is basically a few decibels above silence. I do like these songs after they get break into full orchestra/choir. Perhaps you think build-up is a vital part of the song, so maybe I'm just impatient ;)

No one will mistake this music for Mozart or Bach, but it is catchy and entertaining. I recommend it if you can find it for a good price.

Song samples are available at Globus Music's website, so if you're deciding whether or not you want this CD, check them out.