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Enigma, The Screen Behind the Mirror

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1732778

Disk length: 56m 39s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1999

Label: Unknown

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“The Screen Behind the Mirror” Tracks & Durations

1. The Gate 2:04
2. Push The Limits 6:26
3. Gravity Of Love 3:55
4. Smell Of Desire 4:59
5. Modern Crusaders 3:51
6. Traces (Light And Weight) 4:11
7. The Screen Behind The Mirror 3:58
8. Endless Quest 3:06
9. Camera Obscura 1:26
10. Between Mind And Heart 4:10
11. Silence Must Be Heard 5:23
12. Bonus: Gravity Of Love (Judgement Day Club Mix) 6:14
13. Bonus: Gravity Of Love (Dark Voca Club Mix) 6:48

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Review

Michael Cretu, the man behind Enigma, formulates an intriguing symbiosis between New Age musicality, classical and world-music influences, and dance-club rhythms. Gregorian chants, Native American meditations, and the breathy musings of a French chanteuse have been incorporated into legendary dance-floor hits from his previous three albums. The leitmotif of his fourth album, The Screen Behind the Mirror, is the grandly ominous "O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. "O Fortuna" opens the set and appears repeatedly throughout the tracks, sometimes lurking in the background, sometimes storming into the forefront. This album marks Enigma's continued foray into the ambient New Age realm, as Cretu's efforts focus more and more on melding compatible styles of world music, while the tracks are mixed into a single continuum. There's a lot to chew on; bits and pieces of church bells, Middle Eastern singing, and native instrumentation from you-name-it fold into each other on a steady current of shuffling hip-hop rhythms and velvety synthesized melodies. Cretu lends vocals to several songs, and his voice stands somewhere between Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins (though it's not as good as either), tending to distract from the album's flow and mood, lending it more of a prog-rock feel at times that he probably intended. Albums like this continue to invoke the same question: Is this a beautiful, transcendent union of artificial and indigenous sounds or is it just a bunch of self-indulgent schlock? It can be answered either way with equal conviction. --Beth Massa Limited Edition Six Side Digipak with Booklet.

Other Versions

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Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 56m 25s (-1m 46s)

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Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 53s (-13m 14s)

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Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 34s (-14m 55s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 34s (-14m 55s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 33s (-14m 54s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 33s (-14m 54s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 33s (-14m 54s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 33s (-14m 54s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 33s (-14m 54s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 32s (-14m 53s)

Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 27s (-14m 48s)

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Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror

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