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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical
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All Artists: Vox
Title: Diadema
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Real Music
Release Date: 9/27/1994
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Ambient, Traditional Folk, Middle East, Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 046286899921, 046286899945

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David Parker | Palm Desert, CA United States | 11/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Words cannot describe the meaning that this CD has impacted my life. It has atuned myself to the divine beyond any work of music that I have ever had the experience of absorbing. Vox has weaved the music of Hildegard Von Bingen so beautifully that it truly must be experienced in the highest state of reverence to obtain the powerful vibrational qualities that are encoded in this cd. I highly recommend this cd to anyone that truly desires a deep connection with the mystical and all powerful essence of the divine octaves of light. The sound frequencies caputured in this work is nothing short of spellbinding. A must have for all that deeply yearn for that intangible and undiscribable state of univeral love that purifies the soul and reminds us of that ascended state of conciousness that is our true home. I am dissapointed that this cd is not more popular and in demand in record stores. It is hard to get and I had to get a new copy from Amazon. I could not find it in any mainstream record outlet. It goes to show that the music that is rareified is not valued by the general public."
A Medieval Experience
bethtexas | United States | 06/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the more intriguing CDs out there, this is a tribute to Hildegard von Bingen, a German nun/visionary in the middle ages. These are all songs that she herself wrote. These surprisingly feminist religious pieces are attacked head-on by this choral group, who manage to create a sound that is startlingly medieval. True, I've never lived in the middle ages. But in listening to this album, I could almost feel cold, ancient stone under my feet, and see the nuns pacing stoically by. It feels very authentic.There's a sound to this music that isn't entirely uplifting ... although it's very moving. Many of the notes are minor keys, giving the songs a tone of quiet forboding or despair, even while the lyrics are devout prayers of the most touching sort. Somehow I imagine that in the middle ages, that conflicting sense of devotion and despair was rather common. The artists also supplement von Bingen's prayers with moments of electronic sequences that are so out of place that they shock you into a smile. The singing sounds so medieval, so understated, as though it's coming from a cold, empty church. And then suddenly, there's a sequence of shocking electronic music. It is actually brilliant and effective. In the CD notes it says that this was done to make up for the lack of visuals that one would really have seen in a church. Instead of visuals, we get a sequence of powerful, modern sounds. And then they go back to the chorals. This really is an outstanding album. If it sounds intriguing to you, I recommend getting it, even though it's a special order. It's scary to think it could go out of print some day and you could lose your chance."