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1 Ιανουαρίου 2016

New Release : Thomas Bainas "Shadows and Reflections" (2016 new album) !!!

"The new, 3rd studio CD-Album by 
Thomas Bainas  "Shadows and Reflections" 
is finaly here with 16 songs from 2013 utnill  late 2015 !!!    
Songs-hits like "Reflections of You", 
"La Passione (Op II)" and "Only with You" meet 
"Sun and Moon (Phase II)","Enterprise", 
"Arrivaland many many more 
Thomas Bainas's pure melodies.
A Studio Enigma production . 
Greece 1/1/2016. "
Buy it now !! (Limited Edition, new condition, plastic sealed
Thomas Bainas "Shadows and Reflections" !!!
 Buy the CD (99.90 - free  shipping)
* The only authorized (by Thomas Bainas) sites for selling this CD
 are "Studio Enigma", CDBaby and Discogs .  Thank you !!! *
or you can Buy it from Discogs.com

1. The Future Is Now (intro)
2. Arrival (Listen and Buy)
3. Reflections Of You (Listen and Buy)
4. Piano In The Dark (Listen and Buy)
5. Only With You (Listen and Buy)
6. Sun And Moon (Phase II)  (Listen and Buy)
7. La Passione (Op. II) (Listen and Buy)
8. Astronaut (Listen and Buy)
9. Memories Of You (Listen and Buy)
10. Thunder And Wind (Listen and Buy)
11. Enterprise (Listen and Buy)
12. The Last Waltz (Listen and Buy)
13. The Fairytale (Listen and Buy)
14. Chase The Clouds (Listen and Buy)
15. Πεφταστέρια (Falling Stars) (Listen and Buy)
16. High Mountains (Listen and Buy)

"Shadows and Reflections shows Thomas Bainas in Classic form."
Reviewed by Michael Jaye
January 11, 2016
           "One cannot say that the music of Thomas Bainas is lacking heroic scope. But then Bainas hails from Greece, a land that knows a thing or three about heroes.
            For more than a decade from his home base on the island of Crete, Bainas has been creating music that explores that ranges in style from New Age to Italo disco.
            On "Shadows and Reflections", his excellent new CD on Studio Enigma Records, Bainas ambitiously takes on several major life force themes, both personal and cosmic.
            Over the 16 tracks on the album, Space Age sensibilities and classical influences are woven into some of the catchiest Euro pop on the planet.
            Kicking off with The Future Is Now, Bainas' boldly infuses a percolating Italo disco track with Southern European melodic flourishes that build dramatically and then break down to a climax of apocalyptic anomie in a haiku of dystopian despair.
            With Arrival, things brighten up, with a pleasantly rolling Italo samba driven by 8th note guitars.
            In Reflections of You, Bainas' and Mari Kougitaki's sultry vocals re-imagine a steamy love story that recalls Serge Gainesbourg in his Je T'aimeperiod.
            Bainas has a seemingly infinite talent for creating hauntingly memorable Italo disco melodies. Case in point is the splendid Piano in the Darkan instrumental that someday may be played 'round the world for brides and grooms marching down the aisle.
            On Only With You, Kougitaki is again featured in a dreamy duet that blends seductive male and female voices into a tale of love.
            Bainas uses luminous synth and orchestral flourishes on Sun And Moon (Phase II) to conjure gorgeously surreal astronomical images.
            La Passione finds Bainas' spoken word basso profundo and Kougitaki's plaintive voice joining in a hypnotically sensual love trance.
            A truly spaced-out affair, Astronaut begins with a compelling intro complete with Mission Control sound bites that evolve into an expansive Italo epic.
            Memories of You is a gently percolating Italo track, and Bainas being Bainas, it is instantly memorable.
            A musical evocation of a raging tempest, Thunder and Wind, sound effects from nature evolve into a stately Italo processional.
            A majestic yet delicate instrumental, Enterprise seamlessly intertwines elements of both ABBA and Italo disco.
            In The Last Waltz, Bainas concocts an impressive 21st century waltz of his own, that with a bit of luck, discerning DJs will spin at closing time at discos all around the world.
            Fairy Tale is an instrumental that's as sweet as a Bavarian layer cake, or pistachio ice cream on the Isle of Crete.
            Chase the Clouds begins with a super sexy Italo groove and 80s drums, then builds into something like the best Modern Talking track that never got released, and finally evolves into a wonderful grand piano-driven melody with a soulful ABBA vibe.
            In Falling Stars, a sexy rap about modern romance builds steadily into a subtle gospel mini groove that keeps things exciting to the very end.
            High Mountains, a mélange of Italo and traditional Greek themes morph irresistibly to a grandly hook-laden climax.
             If there is anything to quibble about on this highly listenable cd, it's that there are too few songs with vocals. And this is a shame, given the shyly charming vocal chemistry between Bainas and Kougitaki. One would think that, like making love, singing together gets better the more you do it."

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