Along with Kunze, Cretu has also enlisted the talents of Brazilian singer-songwriter Mark Josher, Indonesian singer Anggun, and English electro-pop duo Aquilo, on the first original Enigma record in 8 years. The Fall of a Rebel Angel opens with the atmospheric and spoken-word Circle Eight – with vocals provided by Nanuk – which quickly cross-fades into the electro-percussion and glitched vocals of The Omega Point. The use of cross-fades between tracks ensures a coherency to the record and its narrative arc, even if that arc isn’t so obvious to those unaware of the album’s origins.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 23rd November 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.