VANGELIS

Greek composer Vangelis is one of the most important, influential figures in the history of electronic music as well as the world of film scores. His best-known work utilizes synthesizers in an orchestral manner, heavy on grand, romantic melodies and lush arrangements. However, his entire body of work has encompassed many genres, from progressive rock and jazz improvisation to more traditional choral and symphonic music. He first found success as a member of Aphrodite's Child, a psychedelic/progressive rock band active during the late 1960s and early '70s who scored several European hits in addition to releasing the well-regarded full-length 666 in 1972. Following the group's breakup, he released numerous soundtracks and solo albums, ranging from the atmospheric folk-rock of 1973's Earth to the challenging avant-garde ...

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