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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
2006 Issued Debut Album from a Diverse Mix of Producers, Musicians, Vocalists and Writers who Work under the Commercial Name of Globus. Their Music features the Rousing, Propulsive Style Usually Only Heard in the Cinema bu... more »
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2006 Issued Debut Album from a Diverse Mix of Producers, Musicians, Vocalists and Writers who Work under the Commercial Name of Globus. Their Music features the Rousing, Propulsive Style Usually Only Heard in the Cinema but Fused with Contemporary and World Music Rhythms and Styles. The First Single "Prelude (On Earth as in Heaven)" features Dann P, Vocalist with UK Rock Band Vanton. The Aggregate Performed the Final Live Concert at the Wembley Conference Centre (Before It's Demolition) with a 60 Piece Orchestra and a 50 Strong Voice Choir.
Not THIS release
SecretGardenRocks | USA | 09/10/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Epicon is a great album, and this release doesn't do it justice. The OTHER release is outstanding--definitely one of my favorite albums! (See product link below.)
FIRST FRUSTRATION: I love the OTHER release. For example, "Orchard" doesn't sound as good as the original on the other release.
SECOND FRUSTRATION: This release is missing a track! Actually, three tracks! "Crusaders of the Light" is gone (Missing! Aaaarrrgh! I LOVE that song)! "Illumination" and "Porque te Vas" are absent, too.
I can't live without "Crusaders of the Light."
BEFORE PURCHASING THIS: I much prefer the previous release. It is titled the same, but the cover consists of scrolling ancient text (no dude's face). I suggest you purchase that release in lieu of this one; get your three tracks that this release jips you out of. Globus: Epicon
Also, Trailerhead by The Immediate has some of the same songs (they're all licensed from Immediate Music in the first place), presented in the form of instrumentals only. Sample Trailerhead; you may like it if you enjoy this epic source material. Trailerhead
As you can tell, I love Globus's Epicon. I just don't like this release of it. Buy the other one!"
Compelling Release - 4.5 Stars
Robert Benson | Twin Cities, MN | 10/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think jgarth's review of Epicon is about as right on as you can get. I am also a huge fan of E.S. Posthumus and Craig Armstrong, and was pleased to hear that Immediate Music made a commercial release with Globus.
Personally, I'm more accustomed to E.S. Posthumus' Unearthed (also an invaluable purchase). Because of this, some of the tracks on Epicon caught me off guard; some of the lyrical lines seem too 'pop' for my taste, for lack of a better term. Nevertheless, you get lost in Globus' music very easily, and the range of emotion is strong throughout the album. I'd list Epicon's strongest tracks, but they all have their own merits.
It's a shame there isn't more music like this. Hopefully as the music industry evolves, more composers will develop and embrace this cinematic-crossover genre and take it to the next step.
Overall, excellent release from Globus, and I highly recommend it. I'd give it 4.5 stars if Amazon allowed it. Again, my only qualm is with a few of the lyrical lines, but they certainly don't take away from the beautiful music contained within Epicon."
An epic choral album that's well worth it
jgarth | australia | 10/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy E.S.Posthumous, Hans Zimmer, Craig Armstrong, or any of Immediate Music's trailer music cues, then I highly recommend this CD to you.
Globus have fashioned an album which is focused and accessable yet retains the distinctive orchestral might and propulsive, rousing chords of Immediate Music's signature trailer cues. The vocals add a unique and interesting lyrical dimension to the tracks, and are stirring in their own right, but it is the pure orchestral cues which are the highlights, delivering high quality variations on some very rare and exciting themes.
The recording quality is outstanding, as are the liner notes. All in all, this is a great buy; 'Epicon' holds its own alongside 'Unearthed' in terms of quality and originality, and is one of the finest examples of this genre available for commercial purchase."