Thursday, March 1, 2012


Side 1 - Hypothesis Part 1
Side 2 - Hypothesis Part 2

Despite the science fiction cover art this unusual 1980 release by Vangelis is much closer to esoteric jazz than any kind of space music. Trying to further explain what these two 15 minute plus compositions sound like would be rather futile other than to say they are the antithesis of easy listening. Not that they are difficult to listen to, more in the sense that they provide a constant challenge to those willing to go along for the ride. If you are brave enough then hop aboard and see where the music takes you.


verge said...

hope you can help me out here Mr.Craig, or one of yer readers. I believe this is the cover that was used as strong influence on the cover of a break compilation record i been looking for years now. I saw it at the Sound Library in 2003. It's called "Space Breaks". There is no info on it online at all. I found something of the same name but it's not the one, its some deejays. This Space Breaks im talking about had a cut from Michael Urbaniak's ATMA Fusion on it and i believe a Release Music Orchestra break on it. It was a pretty great compilation as the title "Space Breaks" would imply. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Mr. Craig said...

Available here for $9 but not in stock unfortunately...

That's all the info I could find.

verge said...

Wow, hey its something, at least now i know i wasn't hallucinating this record, ha. I'm sure it'll turn up one day and I would guess that most, if not all, tracks from it are already known by now.
Thanks again Mr. Craig.