Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Enigma in DTS !
MC Control | Australia | 01/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a treat this is!One of Enigma's recent offerings in surround sound!
How long has this dvd been available for?I found it here at Amazon completely by accident and bought it straight away!Anyone who has heard the music of Enigma would know that it is made for this format.Whilst it is not very stimulating visually unless you enjoy looking through a kaleidoscope for an hour,aurally this dvd is a must for any Enigma fan(and I know there's a few of you out there).
The DTS mix is outstanding and takes this music to a whole new level.If you have the previously released DVD of Enigma's first albumEnigma - MCMXC a. D. - The Complete Album DVD,then you'll be more than happy to add this one to your collection.
But wait,there's more,not only does it contain the complete "A Posteriori" album in DTS and Dolby Digital,there are bonus extended remixes of four album tracks under the menu title "Nebula".Though they are only in 2.0 Dolby,these mixes are not available anywhere else to my knowledge and are worth the purchase price alone(around 30 minutes worth)!
There is only one very very minor drawback.Where are the stand alone videos?All you get are the abstract visuals that accompany the music,a completely pointless photo gallery and two short interviews(one in English,the other in German)with Michael Cretu,the man behind Enigma.There doesn't appear to be any singles off this album apart from "Hello And Welcome" which was released for the career defining box set 15 Years After in 2005 and is here in a remixed version.There was a video released for the single mix of this track,that would have been a nice extra as well as the videos off the Voyageur album.But lets face it.I bought this dvd for the music and it doesn't disappoint.
The only thing I don't understand,why was it only released in South America(which is where the dvd comes from,don't worry,it is an official Virgin Music release,not a knock off)?
"Turn off the light,take a deep breath and relax......""
Great music, so-so video
wds937 | 03/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Great music, as I expect of all Enigma material. However, the video mostly consists of synchronized geometrics and electric kaleidoscope patterns, not too unlike some of the visualizations in Windows Media Player or Winamp. Considering some of Enigma's past video work, there could have been more to this."
Patrick Gleeson | Limerick Ireland | 10/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Enigma are known for a particular style of music, usually pigeonholed under the "New Age" banner, which is unfair. Their music has evolved over the years, whilst staying true to the Enigma style.
The DVD has the entire album, and single remixes accompanied by Kalaediscopic and Space themed visuals, and a superb DTS or Dolby 5.1 soundtrack.
While the visuals grow a little tired after a while, the music is superb, with Enigmas usually lovely melodies. A Posteriori is a more dance oriented album than say MCMXC AD, but is none the worse for it.