MCMXC A.D.

MCMXC A.D.
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Michael Cretu's attempt at fusing everything from easy listening sex music and hip-hop rhythms to centuries-old Gregorian chants couldn't have been more designed to tweak the nose of high art, a joyously crass stab straight at a mainstream, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars. The result is something that shouldn't exist, but in its own way results in as much of a cultural scramble and explosion as anything Public Enemy were doing around the same time, crossing over the Euro-disco and new age spheres with style. Credit Cretu for an open ear for whatever works, which is precisely why "Sadeness," the first part of a longer track called "Principles of Lust," turned into a fluke worldwide hit. Snippets of monks invoking the Almighty effortlessly glide in and out of a polite but still strong breakbeat, shimmering, atmospheric synth and flute lines and a Frenchwoman whispering in a way that sounds distinctly more carnal than spiritual (as her gasps for breath elsewhere make clear). Guitar and male vocals add to the album version's try-anything-that-works approach, as do attempts at shuffling jazz beats and horns. If nothing quite equals that prime moment elsewhere on the album, MCMXC A.D. still trips out on the possibilities as it can, right from the opening "Voice of Enigma," inviting all listeners to sit back, relax, and take a gentle trip. Cretu certainly isn't trying to hide anything -- "Callas Went Away" goes right ahead and adds a sample of Maria Callas herself to the chirping birds and soft beats, while elsewhere the flutes, beats, monks, and French voices merrily go about their glossy business. About the only thing missing is the kitchen sink, making the entire album the "MacArthur Park" of its day. ~ Ned Raggett, All Music Guide

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Artist: Enigma
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.19
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.39 x 5.02 x 5.92
UPC: 0007777862242
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1. Voice Of Enigma
2. Principles Of Lust: Sadeness/Find Love/Sadeness (Reprise)
3. Callas Went Away
4. Mea Culpa
5. Voice & The Snake
6. Knocking On Forbidden Doors
7. Back To The Rivers Of Belief: Way To Eternity/Hallelujah/The Rivers Of
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1/8/2011

Customer review by MoonRay

5.0 stars by MoonRay

Enigma's best CD by far.

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MoonRay
Ocala, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Can't Pronounce but great listening
2/14/2015

Customer review by 53gandalfwz7

5.0 stars by 53gandalfwz7

Very new-wave sound. Soothing yet interesting. Great for attentive listening OR just for terrific background mood music. Has a bit of a Zen quality to the album.

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53gandalfwz7
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Absolutely The Best!!!
12/17/2013

Customer review by StartingOver18yrsLater

5.0 stars by StartingOver18yrsLater

Not only do I love Enigma, but my children do also, especially when they are cranky and tired, relaxes them and puts them to sleep. I had to order another CD, as I have had my original from years ago and it sometimes skips.

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StartingOver18yrsLater
Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days

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