Visual Audio Sensory Theater

Visual Audio Sensory Theater

by VAST
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Visual Audio Sensory Theater

On the debut album by VAST, titled Visual Audio Sensory Theater, the listener is introduced to the many talents of one Jon Crosby. With its roots in Nine Inch Nails-like soundscapes and reminiscent of Type O Negative's mellower moments, the ingredient that sets VAST apart from its contemporaries is Crosby's experimentation with samples not yet touched upon in rock music. Some of the material sampled on the debut includes the Bulgarian Female Choir and the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Mauer, plus the use of an actual 18-piece orchestra, to boot. The album is an intimidating listen the first time, but the rich textures created are quite impressive, with standout tracks being "Here," "Touched," and "Temptation." Lars Ulrich of Metallica has praised the album as "one of the best debut albums I've heard in a long, long time," and lovers of ambient electro-rock will undoubtedly agree upon hearing Visual Audio Sensory Theater.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/1998
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596217323
catalogNumber: 62173
Rank: 116165

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Visual Audio Sensory Theater 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I visited my sister at college, and she was the one that told me about vast- she and her roommates were all obsessed with it! When I got the cd I just became addicted. This first album has been described as slightly metal... I don't know, I usually don't like metal, it's more alternative, you can't easily place it in a genre. The sound are so completely different than anything else I've heard in a long time, and the lyrics are amazing. I can't help loving this band- I belive it's the first time I've ever become such a fan of any band. I truly recommend any Vast cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is absolutely awesome! I've had it for a few months now and never get sick of it, no matter how much I hear it. The mixture of their music with the chants is unbelievable... I still get chills listening to 'Touched'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok,you want the short version? BUY THIS CD!!!! now,do you want the non-annoying version? righty-o,then... i just listened to this cd last night for the first time...and i was amazed...literally. by the time the third song came on,it was the most talented piece of work i had ever heard...and by the last song,well,let's just say this is now my favorite cd... ...the author of this review deeply appologizes to those who found this review highly on the annoying side...my appologies
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vast is absolutly awesum! I have been a fan since the CD came out! I listen to the CD everyday, it is just sooo cool! It's kinda metal, but it's mellower than that and it's just breath taking! BUY THIS CD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter how much I listen to this cd I never tire of it, and it seems there is always a new little sound bit or little detail that springs out. Amazing piece of work, can not wait for a follow up cd from him!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never ever tire of this album. It's the type of album you crave to listen to when you want ambience and mood and mysticism. For me anyway. Stuffed with talent and passion and conviction and burning and supplication and is great at capturing the human condition. This will always be one of my most cherished peices of art.
Guest More than 1 year ago
VAST is awesome! You will NOT be able to stop listening!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, the quality of the Visual Audio Sensory Theater CD by VAST purchased from Barnes and Noble was of excellent quality. I have owned it for 6 months without any issues. I will have to say that the shipping of the product itself was rather slow. It took over two weeks for it to even ship and one part of the order, another VAST CD never was shipped. It was on back order and never was shipped. It ended up being canceled. I never had this issue ordering just books, so it might be a CD purchase issue. Beside all the issues with slow delivery and not even receiving part of the order, I was extremely excited and pleased with this particular CD. I had heard only snippets of most of the songs on this CD. I knew a few from being on the radio and popular many years ago. What I had heard, I liked so much that I decided to purchase the CD. I am not a huge CD purchaser, so this was a huge purchase for me. VAST epitomizes much of the music I enjoy. It has a very Gothic and intense sound. Some of the songs, like Touched, are highly emotional, while others have a harder edge to them, such as Temptation. Each is very unique. I find that when listening to this CD I become entranced with the rhythm, beats, and vocals. Even the harder, edgier songs are able to evoke strong emotions. I highly recommend this CD.
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