"Lunascape is a Belgium group that needs more global attention. Most people don't even know them unless they've had a chance to hear "Lane Navichi" from the great IMAX 3D film "Haunted Castle". "Reminiscences" is a best-of compilation album, collecting songs from "Reflecting Seyelence" and "Mindstalking", the groups first two albums. "Mindstalking" is still available, though the CD single is more dominant and comes up the most in Net searches. "Reflecting" is impossible to find now on the web, at least it was when I recently did an extensive search for the album. So, having "Reminiscenes" is great, but for a compilation, it should have had every song from the last two albums on it instead of just 12 tracks. At least these are excellent songs, with "Lane Navichi" and "Tears From The Moon" being the best (in my opinion). Kyoko Baertsoen has a powerfully beautiful voice. At times, she sounds similiar to Dolores O'Riordan from "The Cranberries", other times like Sinead O'Connor, then you mix in a bit of "Enya", "Delerium" and "Enigma". Put all that together and "Lunascape" is created. For those that have heard and love the "Lane Navichi" song, only the few lines of the song are in English, as well as the ending, all the rest is improvisational gibberish. Hard to tell, isn't it? I always think Kyoko's words sound Gaelic. Anyway, this is an excellent album and worth having if you like the singers and groups I mentioned."
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 12/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""It just ain't fair This thing called Loving When one's still there And the Other feels nothing I would have done Anything for you I still love you, Baby I do All day I keep From falling apart But at night When the sky gets dark Tears from the Moon Fall down like rain I reach for you I reach in vain"
Lunascape invites you into an ambient world of trip hop shimmering with mystery and revelation. Kyoko Baertsoen's sweet vocals have a sultry edge and velvety texture that dances as easily in the darkness as the light.
You can imagine the words of "Carolyn" drifting across an open sea or dream of listening to "Tears from the Moon" on a ship sailing to exotic destination.
"Your Shadow" is exotic and intimate with creative lyrics and slips of sound that seem to layer over each other in a dance of longing and unveiling. Kyoko Baertsoen's vocals are breathlessly beautiful and mingle exquisitely with enchanting lyrics.
"Shadow Illuminate your soul Illuminate your soul Expose the shade Liquefy your heart Drown the pain Fairylight of love Fades away The trifle above Your Shadow I can never see your Shadow at night"
This finely crafted album is one that can appeal to fans who love everything from trip hop to ambient escapes. The songs range from darkly sexy to sweetly elegant, but always have a sensuous edge.
If you enjoy Balligomingo and Delerium, this should impress you. I've been beyond impressed and have listened to this album all week, more than once a day!
Highly Collectible! Look for their next album in the spring...
~The Rebecca Review "
Lunascape is enchanting
Luna Star | Chicago, IL United States | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lunascape's "Reminiscence" is one of the best cds I've heard all year. Trip hop music at some of its finest! There's not a bad song on this album, but, my favorites are:
Track # 2 "Praise Me" -- Such an infectious hook that you'll be singing it for months...years...
Track #3 "Tears From the Moon" -- Brilliant. This song belonged to Lunascape first, not Sinead O' Connor. Kyoko's voice carries this song much better. Haunting and beautiful.
Track #4 "Your Shadow" -- Another great song...but everything on this album is great! It's really hard to choose favorites.
This album won't be leaving my cd player for a long time...
If you like "Lunascape", you'll love Imogen Heap's new album "Speak for Yourself". That one's unfortunately not available in the U.S. yet, but you can order it from [...]
Anyway, after listening to Lunascape's "Reminiscence", I'll be importing their first two albums "Reflecting Seyelence" and "Mindstalking". Perhaps, now that Lunascape has made their US debut, we'll get rereleases of their first two albums for the US market. Buy "Reminiscence"! Show that the US has good taste in music! If they sell enough of these, it will compel them to release the other albums over here.
Possibly the best band to arrive on the scene in the last 3
Justin Elswick | Provo Utah | 08/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally!! Lunascape have an American release. I first heard their track "Sequoia" online. Since then, I have imported both of their European releases. Kyoko has one of the best voices since Sinead O'Connor and their music is gorgeous on every level. This band DESERVES the highest praise for making such phenomenal music.