Le Spa Sonique

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In the early '90s, a band called Enigma made an international name for itself by combining laid-back club beats, Gregorian chant, and whispered French sex talk into a massive dance music hit called "Sadeness." Founding member Jens Gad is working on his own 15 years later, exploring a more specifically meditational mode. Le Spa Sonique offers exactly what its name implies: smooth, soothing music designed to help you relax and "experience your own personal spa retreat." Gad is no goopy new age hack, at least not most of the time: his beats may be gentle, but if you listen closely they're fairly complex, and there are clear hints of a sharp musical intellect buried in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In the early '90s, a band called Enigma made an international name for itself by combining laid-back club beats, Gregorian chant, and whispered French sex talk into a massive dance music hit called "Sadeness." Founding member Jens Gad is working on his own 15 years later, exploring a more specifically meditational mode. Le Spa Sonique offers exactly what its name implies: smooth, soothing music designed to help you relax and "experience your own personal spa retreat." Gad is no goopy new age hack, at least not most of the time: his beats may be gentle, but if you listen closely they're fairly complex, and there are clear hints of a sharp musical intellect buried in the cottony softness. Notice, for example, the heavily distorted vocal that brings a welcome edge to "Navajo," and the beautifully arranged female vocals that are layered lusciously throughout "Cape Blanc." On the other hand, he's also not completely immune to the call of goopiness, as the saccharine faux-choral passages on "Glass Palace" make clear. Overall, though, Le Spa Sonique does a good job of balancing the purely utilitarian requirements of meditational music with the more visceral attractions of pop music. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2006
  • Label: Sequoia Records
  • UPC: 727044712224
  • Catalog Number: 122
  • Sales rank: 65,765

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction (1:28)
  2. 2 El Momento (6:02)
  3. 3 Navajo (4:43)
  4. 4 The Orbiting Suns (4:42)
  5. 5 Blueshift (3:19)
  6. 6 Silver Sands (4:13)
  7. 7 Les Eaux Verts (6:11)
  8. 8 Cape Blanc (4:50)
  9. 9 Glass Palace (5:34)
  10. 10 The Miracle of Illusion (3:35)
  11. 11 Aureole (5:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jens Gad Primary Artist, Guitar
Luisa Fernandez Vocals
Helene Horlyck Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Gordon Liner Notes, Art Direction
Jens Gad Producer, Audio Production
Luisa Fernandez Composer
Zack Darling Illustrations, Cover Design
J. Gad Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    A lot of variety on one CD, Orbiting Suns is an exceptional song

    A lot of variety on one CD, Orbiting Suns is an exceptional song which smoothly flows and takes the listener along for a very relaxing journey. This CD is one of my favorites, among many, and every song is a good song. A very nice CD cover as well.

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