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Mars Lasars Eleventh Hour has come again.
Distant Voyageur | Io | 06/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the brilliant, artistic work known as The Eleventh Hour I had my doubts about him being able to even come close to matching that incredible album but in 1998 I was thankfully proven wrong. This album is the sequel to the Eleventh Hour and it sure comes close to matching it. Although it doesn't topple the 11th Hour, 11:02 was the awesome follow-up that I had waited years for. The only thing this CD lacks is the sort of jazzier songs like Children Of The Night or Why Violate Every Law Of Nature. It's probably this that keeps 11 02 from toppling The Eleventh Hour. Despite that 11:02 is one of my all-time favorite New Age albums. This trememdous CD begins with a kick with the epic Lords Of Truth. LOT is a dark, haunting song with that has danceable old school hip-hop beats fused with ambient space melodies to create a creative song that actually is very upbeat and gets me up and dancing. No no this is not a dance song. LOT trancends genre boundaries. No Secrets kind of continues the epic sound of Lords Of Truth except that the beat is faster and the music is a bit edgier. I love the space shuttle voice sound effects at the ending. I made no secret about it this song is awesome. Pioneers is a lighter more carefree tune that starts off as a minor and reverts between major minor note keys. The beidge at the middle from 2:58 to 3:27 is almost funky with jazzy keyboards and a jazzy vibe. The song then reverts back into an electronic song and fades out. What an awesome song. Free Fall is a mellower jazzier song with a breeze sound effect, giving the song a more wintery evening feel. Cyber City is like Cellular City part II only this one however surpasses Cellular City. It's a very edgy rock-oriented song with a very futuristic sound, brooding atmosphere, and an upbeat vibe yet this song is also very moody. The song ends with phone sound effects and a laser beam shooting sound effect that ties Cyber City into Passwords. Passwords is beyond words. It's very hypnotic with a dark, disturbing ambient minor note sound at first and then it morphs into a heartwarming major note song. This song is very upbeat and I find this song easier to dance to than anything that R&B, pop and surely teen pop can even come close to offering. Deja Vu is absolutely haunting, intense, and ominous with a very spacey atmosphere at first and a ticking watch at the beginning. Deja Vu then morphs into a funky yet still haunting song with an awesome beat, haunting voices, creepy vibe and a brooding atmosphere. This song is one of my favorites and makes me feel good. Then song ends with the tick watch fading away. Escape To Reality is another haunting song with a very spacey atmosphere. The song begines with a dark wobbling keyboards and flat beats. It then morphs into an edgier song with a wierd strobelight guitar riff that was sampled from The Smiths 1983 hit 'How Soon Is Now'. One of the best song samplings I've ever heard. House Of Thieves is absolutely creepy. It starts off with a weird cricket sound effect and then morphs into a very ghostly yet funky upbeat song with a very middle of the night sound. This could make good Halloween music. Warpstream 489 is another upbeat song with a haunting atmosphere. This song is probably one of the most upbeat songs on this CD. I often find this song a bit more similar to Live AT The Eleventh Hour although not as jazzy. Toxic Orchestra is another creepy eerie song with a haunting vocal and lyrics to match the song title. Soem very young kids might get a bit spooked by the lyrics but this song is awesome. This is another Halloween song. Wandering Souls is calmer yet another spooky song with a very eerie vibe and thundering beats and wobbly sounding keyboards. The Magician is far less creepy than the previous few tracks and this song is a bit rockier. It's almost very upbeat and brooding. Amys Lullaby III is the third rerecording of the original on the ELeventh Hour. I thought the original was too babyish with the music box being to baby ish. This one however is absolutely haunting' yet unlike Toxic, House of Thieves or Wandering Souls, Amys Lullaby III is romantic, and soothing. The final track Final Odyssey is a mournful song with military sounding drums' Gregorian Chants and a brighter more somber melody like walking towards a 2000 foot tall cathedral with the red sun shining from behind and finally arriving after a dark brutal journey. This song is absolutely breathtaking. I didn't Think that Mars Lasar could come even close to The 1993 masterpiece The Eleventh Hour but he almost matched it in brilliance and creativity. The two previous albums Escape and Sapphire Dreams were good but they don't come close to this one and they don't even do Eleventh Hour justice. Escape is a five star so is Sapphire Dreams but The Eleventh Hour and 11:02 are more like five galaxies instead of just five stars. These two CDs should be more noticed by the public rather than the overrated Kenny G or Yanni. Trust me they aren't bad at all but Mars Lasar as well as Patrick O'Hearn are far FAR superior to those two. My hats off to Mr. Lasar for creating one of my favorite New Age albums of all-time. I would go insane if I lost this marvelous CD. It's that good and it's worth the hard search. ..."
An overlooked New Age gem
Distant Voyageur | Io | 12/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Haunting, intoxicating rhythms and energetic grooves, this CD is just excellent! That's all I have to say! :-)"
Distant Voyageur | 07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this cd two weeks ago and I can't stop listening to it! Thats never happened before! In fact it gets better with age. This music is simply mind-blowing! And to the other review which mentioned "Toxic Orchestra" and "deja vu" not being that good....think again! Haunting! Mars-please do more or else I'll go into withdralls."