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Mask - Vangelis

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    Mask (sometimes The Mask) is a 1985 album by the Greek electronic music composer Vangelis. It was the last album he produced while living in London, and also the last he produced for the Polydor label. It is dramatic work in six movements, with somewhat dark mood and classical style which branches into ethnic styles. The album reached #69 position in the UK album charts. It is arranged like a symphony or suite, divided into movements with different array of moods. In the 4th movement features complex percussion, with reminiscence to West African tribal drumming Vangelis plays all instruments, mainly synthesizers, himself. There is choral input on all tracks, and a solo male vocal on the fourth track, but all are uncredited. The choir, as in Vangelis' other choral work, sings seemingly random syllables chosen for their timbre. Similarly, the male tenor vocal of track 4 sings lyrics in a made-up language that resembles Latin. In later interviews it was revealed that the choir is probably the English Chamber Choir and that the male vocalist is Guy Protheroe; the choir also featured on Heaven and Hell (1975). Specific synthesizer patches are Vangelis' strings and brass, a piano (track 3), a marimba-like sequence (track 4), sharp arpeggio sequences (tracks 1 and 5) and a deep mallet percussion (track 5). Timpani and snare drums are the main percussion instruments; both appear to be samples (Emulator I/Emulator II).
    Track Listings:
    1 "Movement 1" – 10:18
    2 "Movement 2" – 3:26
    3 "Movement 3" – 6:38
    4 "Movement 4" – 8:41
    5 "Movement 5" – 10:00
    6 "Movement 6" – 4:22
    Total Time: 44:00
    Artist Name(s):
    Vangelis
    Release Year: 1985
    Style:
    Classical, Minimal, Ritual
    Album Type:
    Studio
    Formats:
    Cassette, Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
    Label / Publishing
    Label Name:
    Polydor
    Catalog Number(s):
    825 245-2
    Location:
    West Germany
    Sources
    Editions / Reissues
    1. CD Polydor 825 245-2
    2. LP POLH 19
    3. CD/LP P33P 50029
    4. CD 825 245-2
    5. CASS 422-825 245-1 Y-1
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