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[ Violent Entity - Mechanized Division ]
[ Virtual Server - Setup ]
[ Vittorio Vandelli - A Day of Warm Rain In Heaven ]
[ VNV Nation - Resonance ]
[ VNV Nation - Transnational ]
[ VNV Nation - Automatic ]
[ VNV Nation - Of Faith, Power and Glory ]
[ VNV Nation - Judgement ]
[ VNV Nation - Matter + Form ]
[ VNV Nation - Pastperfect DVD ]
[ VNV Nation - Futureperfect ]
[ Voice Industrie - Voice Historie ]
[ Voices of Masada - Four Corners ]
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[ Waiting In Vain - Awake Again ]
[ Waiting In Vain - ['leila] ]
[ We Are Temporary - Crossing Over ]
[ Weep - Worn Thin ]
[ Weep - Never Ever ]
[ Wintry - Atmosphere Around Us ]
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[ Wolfsheim - Casting Shadows ]
[ :Wumpscut: - Cannibal Anthem ]
[ :Wumpscut: - Evoke ]
[ :Wumpscut: - Blondi ]
[ :Wumpscut: - Bone Peeler ]
[ Wynardtage - The Grey Line ]
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[ Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions ]
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[ Xandria - Kill The Sun ]
[ Xandria - Salome - The Seventh Veil ]
[ Xandria - Now & Forever ]
[ Clan of Xymox - Darkest Hour ]
[ Clan of Xymox - In Love We Trust ]
[ Clan of Xymox - Breaking Point ]
[ Clan of Xymox - The Best of Clan of Xymox ]
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[ Zentriert Ins Antlitz - Mutilate ]
[ Zentriert Ins Antlitz - Prozium ]
[ Zentriert Ins Antlitz - Genozid ]
[ Zephyrium - Voyage ]
[ Zombina & the Skeletones - Charnel House Rock ]
[ Zombina & the Skeletones - Death Valley High ]
[ Zombina & the Skeletones - Staci Stasis EP ]
[ Zombina & the Skeletones - Mondo Zombina EP ]
[ Zombina & the Skeletones - I Was A... EP ]
[ Zombina & the Skeletones - Taste the Blood... ]
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[ A Compilation 3 - Black Rain Sampler ]
[ A Compilation 2 - Black Rain Sampler ]
[ A Dark Noel ]
[ Black Christmas ]
[ Dancing in the Dark 2006 ]
[ Dancing in the Dark - 10 Years of Dancing Ferret Discs ]
[ Dark Awakening Vol. 5 ]
[ Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Soundtrack ]
[ Different (Black Rain Label DVD Video Compilation ]
[ Effleurement - Prikosnovenie 100th Release Sampler ]
[ Electronic Manifesto ]
[ Elektresch! 2 ]
[ Fairy World V - Prikosnovenie ]
[ Fairy World II - Prikosnovenie ]
[ Fairy World - Prikosnovenie ]
[ Infact Your Mind ]
[ Join The Dark Side, We Have The Music! - AF Music ]
[ Le Nuit Des Fees - DVD - Prikosnovenie ]
[ Lightwaves Part II ]
[ My Dear Freaks 2 ]
[ My Dear Freaks ]
[ Projekt 200 ]
[ Projekt 2008 Label Sampler ]
[ Ornamental ]
[ Sleepwatching DVD ]
[ Summoning Of The Muse: A Tribute To Dead Can Dance ]
[ Under the Weight of Light ]
[ When Angels Die ]
[ Wicked Trax ]
Voyage - Review

This project was just recently started in 2015 as a side-project of Longing for Orpheus from Derek Smootz. Voyage Featuring the beautiful soprano of Michelle Hache along with other guests, the music fuses classic opera with modern electronic ambient and chillout music for a nice old world meets new millenium on this album. Maybe not quite as avantgarde with the gothic undertones as Helium Vola and QNTAL, yet still presented in much the same fashion as these other artists. The album is presented with eleven of these unique tracks for a nice complete package of beautiful music.

The album starts of much as you might expect from classic opera with the soft and sweet beautiful soprano vocals. Yet as the music picks up you start to get a taste of this nice mixture of styles. While the overall style stays somewhat along the New Age genre, we're presented with some haunting pieces that fans of the ethereal goth music will enjoy. While the entire album is great, these quickly stood out as favorites on the album with the first appearing in the form of "Dido's Lament" with a darker atmosphere portrayed not only through the haunting vocals but also with the somber, layered electronic soundscapes. Also, maybe because of it's familiarity from QNTAL's rendition as "Remember Me". "Pur ti Miro" is a bit brighter with the lilting rhythm and soft textures punctuated with purculating synths and completed with the melodic angelic vocals. "Addio del Passato" is another piece that is captivating in it's varied sonic textures with a heavier mix of bass and more prominent percussion. While not presented as pounding electro-pop and still remaining well within the new age soundscapes, this mixture is a little more inviting to the ethereal dream-pop fans.

As the album drifts along through the waves of electronica and new age soundscapes, we're presented with a stunning beauty in the form of "Flow My Tears". The ambient elements are layered thick on this piece, providing a soft and flowing backdrop to the soft siren-like vocals that lure and lull the listener into the artist's inviting dreamy world. We're presented with a number great classic pieces that I'm sure many listeners will recognize while presented in a new and mesmerizing fashion. "Flower Duet" is one well recognized and well done, still easily recognizable but presented with soft and subtle modern electronic music. "Evening Prayer" brings the album to a close with more soft ambient beauty allowing the listener to slowly drift off after being held captive by the entrancing vocals and layers of dreamy electronic atmospheres.

In summary, this is a great album that fans of classical opera should enjoy along with those that enjoy everything from new age, ambient and ethereal dream-pop. We've been happy with the gems that we've been able to present on our radio shows and listen and enjoy whenever and wherever the notion to sit back and enjoy the soft and flowing music presents itself.

Rating: 3.5/5



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