Illumination

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Here's what the liner notes say: "Where the world of fantasy and reality merge into one, Lesiem open the heavens and paint the starry filled skies [sic] with the sensualness of operatic voices, worldbeat grooves, new age melodies and electronica elements creating a musical genre they call Mystic-Pop." Here's what you'll say: "Whoa, this sounds exactly like Enigma!" And the fact is, if you like Enigma you'll enjoy this album quite a bit. The beats are funky without being especially intoxicating or aggressive, and the choral bits, some of which are quite nice, are beautifully sung by the Berliner Vokalensemble Carl Maria von Weber. As pseudospiritual mood music goes, this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Here's what the liner notes say: "Where the world of fantasy and reality merge into one, Lesiem open the heavens and paint the starry filled skies [sic] with the sensualness of operatic voices, worldbeat grooves, new age melodies and electronica elements creating a musical genre they call Mystic-Pop." Here's what you'll say: "Whoa, this sounds exactly like Enigma!" And the fact is, if you like Enigma you'll enjoy this album quite a bit. The beats are funky without being especially intoxicating or aggressive, and the choral bits, some of which are quite nice, are beautifully sung by the Berliner Vokalensemble Carl Maria von Weber. As pseudospiritual mood music goes, this stuff is perfectly functional.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Intent City
  • UPC: 671468000927
  • Catalog Number: 80009
  • Sales rank: 131,340

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Agnus Dei (0:53)
  2. 2 Pater Patriae (4:09)
  3. 3 Roma (4:06)
  4. 4 Navigator (3:17)
  5. 5 Poeta (4:35)
  6. 6 Coloris (3:25)
  7. 7 Africa (4:06)
  8. 8 Britannia (4:01)
  9. 9 La Rose (5:04)
  10. 10 Aureus (4:04)
  11. 11 Diva (3:53)
  12. 12 Paradisus (3:26)
  13. 13 Agnus Dei (0:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lesiëm Primary Artist
Lawrence Sello Sihlabeni Vocals
Berliner Vokalensemble Carl Maria von Weber Choir, Chorus
Choirs of Lesiëm Choir, Chorus
Gunther Haussknecht Bagpipes
Heiko Jerke Tenor (Vocal)
Jacki Rezniecek Bass, Cello, Double Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Alex Wende Guitar
Farid Shams Vocals
Brit Beyer Vocals
Kira Calliess Vocals
Pivo Deinert Guitar
Thomas Pflanz Vocals, Vocoder, Doudouk
Sven Goiny Tenor (Vocal)
Happy Disharmonists Musician
Susanne Kirchbaum Soprano (Vocal)
Diana Lasch Vocals, Soloist
Felix Lauschus Vocals
Technical Credits
John Oates Composer
Lawrence Sello Sihlabeni Text
John Vestman Remastering
Francoise Aldozo Advisor
Heiko Jerke Arranger
Antonello Loi Advisor
David Monnie translation, Advisor
Enzo Petrocelli Advisor
Nina Stripling Advisor
Alex Wende Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Executive Producer, Text
Henning Westland Arranger, Programming
Eberhard Köhler Mastering
Farid Shams Text
Thomas Pflanz Producer, Story, Text, Vocal Impersonations
Sibel Kosebay Story
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    I purchased this album "On Spec" - Enigma meets Pink Floyd - and was impressed. I immediately went and bought their other album. If you like strong beat - world orchestral music - then this is for you!

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