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M' Achelli


  • 1. M' Anchelii
    2. Misereatori
    3. Eribanda Reo d'Or
    4. Socata del Siero
    5. Elian
    6. Yemba
    7. Your Wings Touching the Source
    8. Way Down the Hills, Searching in Emptiness
    9. Yellow Shades Turning Blue
    10. Ground You Never Reached Beneath, The
    11. Voices We Were
    12. Longing for Ashira
    13. Haughtiness You Gave Whenever I Denied the Gods
    14. Thallia Sum Vinergo
    15. Kyrie
    16. Nuit des Elfes, La
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6068

  • Credits
    ProducerEnam
    Engineer

    Solo performer: Enam (vocals, dulcimer, harp, flute, bagpipes, piano, keyboards, string synthesizer, percussion).
    Personnel: Enam (vocals, dulcimer, harp, strings, flute, bagpipe, piano, keyboards, percussion).
    Arranger: Enam.
    The back cover blurb states that the album "evokes the colorful world of Hildegard Von Bingen, Enya, Clannad, Romance, Fairies and Religion." And it's true enough. Tracks like "Socata Del Stero" could be straight out of the Enya songbook, while "m'Anchelii" and "Kyrie" are liturgical in their aim -- medieval liturgical, with their chants. And, inevitably, "La Nuit Des Elfes" is very fairy-like. But, ultimately, what's the point in doing something that others have done before when you have nothing to add to it?The mysteriously named Enam might be an excellent imitator, but all that means is that he's generally lacking in his own musical imagination. Not all is pure copyist, however -- "Haughtiness You Gave Whenever I Denied the Gods" is dark and very good, its sparseness working in its favor against a disc of generally lush arrangements. It proves, at least, that there's the potential here for Enam to create an album that's completely his own. Taking inspiration from others is fine, it's been done through the centuries, but following them slavishly proves nothing more than you can. And when the originals are already there, who needs second best? ~ Chris Nickson

  • Critic Reviews
    NAPRA Review (11-12/01, p.64) - "...Beyond its bagpipes and other stylistically Celtic sounds, the creative blend transcends category..."
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