Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Cross of Changes – Enigma [#327]

on June 4, 2015

Enigma_The_Cross_of_ChangesI hadn’t listened to this album for many years until I re-listened to it for this music project.

If you are of a certain age, you might remember the fashion for Gregorian chants in music during the late eighties/early nineties. Nearly every “DJ” and “sound engineer” was mixing it into their produce like yogurt and it seemed to pervade every part of contemporary culture.

For a very brief moment in my life I was under the impression that there was something magical about it. In the end I realised there was more magic in Sooty than in anything containing Gregorian chants. But more of that when we get to M.

This is Enigma’s second “studio” album. Further building on the success of their MCMXC a.d Enigma tried the old “It worked once” routine with fairly mixed results. Yes the old magic was still being invoked but the album is clearly one of two parts. Rehashing freshly dug ground in the first half and chucking trendy environmentalist bollocks into second.

Listening to the album again though brought back loads of half forgotten memories. Mostly sitting playing Frontier: Elite II in my crappy bedsit in the 1990s and sitting in parks on nice summer days trying to not look creepy. It also reminded me of how much my musical tastes have changed over the years. Kind of like finding an old diary or something.


One response to “Cross of Changes – Enigma [#327]

  1. […] but not on their own. At the height of the 90’s fascination with Gregorian chant thanks to Enigma, German music producer and one time Enigma member, Frank Peterson, formed the band Gregorian, […]

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