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Asura - Lost Eden review

Dj Zen


Started Topics :  5
Posts :  20
Posted : Mar 17, 2003 01:27
Hi There!
Here is my review:

Nobody had ever dared to release a musical album about our "lost paradise" until now!
Here is a conceptual album far beyond any religion. Even if you'll hear some religious chants and samples, this album is first and foremost a
unique journey offered by 3 real talented musicians: Flutes are performed by C.Maze, basses and guitars by A.Ackerman
and vocals by these 2 artists, and C.Farewell.

Track one: "Prologue" is a nice short intro with ethereal pads and some flute with short speech
Track 2: "Lost Eden" that you surely heard on "Chiller Waves" (A.P recs) or on "Module 1" (3D Vision recs.) is the great
masterpiece of this album, slow beat with wonderful melodies and chants. I let you discover it if it's not already done, nobody can
stay cold in front is this!
Track 3: "From the Abyss" is deeper and slower than the 2nd track. It's full of nice female chants and gentle melodies -
so gentle it gives this fantastic and unique Asura warm ambience.
Track 4 : "Raindust" is following with warm ambiences as well as its slow "urban beats" and nice chanting. For me it's the
perfect "beat of love" :o)
Track 5: Land & Freedom" has a very nice long flute introduction. It reminds me a bit of the movie "The Lord of the Rings".
After 2mns 30 a voice sample says "there's a land wher we will never die" and the beat goes on, slow surrounded by piano melody and
some nice tabla/djembe beats...A wonderful view on a summer field!
Track 6: "Fahrenheit" starts with gentle guitars, some chords that remind me Spain. After 1mn 30 an emotionnal synth melody
arrives shortly followed by a downtempo 4/4 beat...A track that also reminds me, in a sense, of the 1st Asura album...Wonderful one,
too short... it's a shame, but very nice to start a morning set as an introduction!
Track 7: "Requiem from Nowhere" reminds me also of the 1st album, but it's deeper, slower and there's the evolution of time.
Very nice ambiences with voices, pads and tribal beats. I think it's the most melancholic track on this album. Very nice
to finish an ambient mix in the afternoon or maybe just before sunrise :o)
Track 8: "Incoming" starts more rapidly with synth lines and a superb flute melody.Tribal beats follow as well as a
kind of synthetic didgeridoo and some chants and voice samples. Short again, but nice!
Track 9 : "The battle of the Devas" is a total masterpiece. Here we go with some classical male chants followed by other
male beautiful melancholic repetitive chants and female voice pads. A break follows and then there are samples
from the Far East and another male chant starts followed by Turkish choir. There's didgeridoo, synth lines, and 4/4 beat after a while.
A wonderfull story about the battle of the Devas for those who know that story!
Track 10: "Le Vol d'Icare" is connected to track 9 so there's a great flow which will transport you with Icare.You'll fly far beyond
our know world, in a journey of peace and love...

Summa summarum, this album has to be discovered.It's a gem.More than one hour of pleasure and far transportation.
Play it for relaxation, between friends or after a long day...You'll be refreshed!
It's about ambient with a big "A" and even if it's close to psychedelic chill-out it's also a bit "new-age" oriented, not so much
but enough to please anyone between 7 and 77 years old :o)
10/10 !
KakoOlalaJwal
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 17, 2003 11:30

Hehehe Mr Zen We have the same opinion about "The Battle of the Devas" ... and the whole album also. But i'm fed up listening to it on the e-french website and hope to have the cd in my hands soOn....
Next week should be ok...

Could U maybe enlight us and briefly explain the story of this battle ?

Regards           .
.
"Get your dose of BoOgie !"

http://www.bunkum-records.com
http://www.myspace.com/zekakoo
Asura
Asura

Started Topics :  13
Posts :  145
Posted : Mar 18, 2003 03:04
Hi Kakoo,

Imagine clouds, between day and night, and three auras who observe a field from the sky. There are some remote noise of boots and some forms who appear in the shadows. On one side, you can distinguish the Asuras, the fallen angels, warlords of melancholy and despair, given up by the Mahadeva because of their too extremely leaning for the terrestrial pleasures and because of their humanity, uncompatible with their angel condition. On the other side, the Devas, warlords of light, representatives on Earth of Mahadeva. Each are celebrating their present or past god, by chanting above, in their most beautiful pageantries.
Now Imagine they are each one million. Imagine the day who remained turns totally to black night.
Then you see the ground become fire and thunder tear the sky.
Then you ear the horns of the two standards resound with your ears.
Then you are on the battlefield among them.
Go on, human, cause right now, you are ready for the Battle of Devas...

Are you enlightened, Kakoo?
Dj Zen


Started Topics :  5
Posts :  20
Posted : Mar 18, 2003 04:53
Well, what can i add??
Asura himself explained it with his great vision =)

If you want to read more about the Indian myth, just read the Bagavad-Gita (courage!) or have a quick look at:
http://webonautics.com/mythology/sukra_venus.html
It's a the story about one of those battles!

Peace
KakoOlalaJwal
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 18, 2003 11:48

Oh Yes my dear I have reached the knowledge hehe !!

..More seriously, thank U very much for this beautiful story which also learned me about your group Name... I thought indeed there was a relation with the sky but now I am able to explain whoever would like what an Asura is. Thanx

On a concrete stereo, the Battle must be very impressive next week... neeext week !


Dj Zen, thanx for the useful link and welcome here !!
Take care

Cheers           .
.
"Get your dose of BoOgie !"

http://www.bunkum-records.com
http://www.myspace.com/zekakoo
Alek


Started Topics :  6
Posts :  242
Posted : Mar 18, 2003 14:19
i've heard the song lost eden off the module 1 compilation. now, the vocals are from an older turkish song, am i wrong?           How am I supposed to hallucinate with all these swirling colors distracting me!
Asura
Asura

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Posted : Mar 18, 2003 15:05
The lead voices on "Lost Eden" are taken on "Voices of Istanbul" by Q Up arts.
lucid_dream


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Posted : Mar 27, 2003 01:28
what can i say...asura is a genious...

i just got it (thnx to the portugalian brother of tom cruise...;)

and in first listening i can say its dreamy amazaing ambient and i like it

full review will be after i hear it 4-5 times.


          reality is the weirdest dream
bholenath
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 27, 2003 20:51
kind of Weird being an Asura its a Demon..           ....good fudge comes on slow!!!
bholenath
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Posted : Mar 27, 2003 20:51
kind of Weird being an Asura.... Asura = Demon..           ....good fudge comes on slow!!!
Nick_A.

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Posted : Mar 28, 2003 14:56
Very nice work there!! I have heard the album few times since I got it! I dont have it more than 3 days!!!
Really good....definitely agree with Zen and his review!!


Le Lotus Bleu
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Mar 29, 2003 14:25
Lost Eden is a very good album, eclectic which means several influences appearing all along the 10 tracks such as:

- climatic ambient (1,2,3),
- modern rythmic kinda mid-tempo drum n' bass (4),
- classical music (1,5,6,7),
- world music (1,5,8,9,10),
- gregorian chants (7)
& psychédelic chill-out (1,9,10).

Favorites:2,3,6,7,9.

recommended
mark: 8,5/10
Waveman
Psionyx

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Posts :  107
Posted : Apr 5, 2003 03:24
What is the URL for the E French Sounds website? The CD is not yet available in the US (at least as far as I can tell), and I don't want to order it overseas unless I have to.

Thanks!
          -=Psionyx=-
"We make you feel strange."
KakoOlalaJwal
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Apr 5, 2003 12:01

Waveman : it is http://www.e-frenchsound.com

EnjOy !
          .
.
"Get your dose of BoOgie !"

http://www.bunkum-records.com
http://www.myspace.com/zekakoo
pavi
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posts :  478
Posted : Apr 7, 2003 16:40
Great album, Deep floaty soulful vibes...thank you Asura!
          Within this timeless gathering,
a shining light does dance,
lost from conscious memory,
but visible in trance!

www.alchemyrecords.co.uk
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