Atlantis | the haunting nostalgia | Henri Seroka
Atlantis has an aura of nostalgia and it serves as the source of inspiration for many creative workers down the ages. It is a highly debated myth-or-real kingdom of Greeks. As a Utopian, highly developed society (lost anyway!), it has inspired me to some extent. Now into the musicality of Henri Seroka’s Atlantis, Myths and Legends. Henri Seroka is a Belgium born composer whose fame spans in many fields in music and as many might know he is the composer of famous International films like Alice, The Art of Love and Ataturk.
The Album features 10 tracks and the names of these tracks are worth mentioning:
2. Lost Souls
5. Forgotten Dreams
8. Eternal Roads
9. Troubled waters
10. Lost Temples
Atlantis is a dream lost, a very beautiful dream that you love to remember but as every dream it disappears leaving some reminiscent for nostalgic pleasure. The music album represents this reminiscent. Starting with the track Atlantic which sets the mood for this album, the album ends with a haunting vocal in Lost Temples. Track Atlantic borders over the ambient genre and when listened with leisure, it takes you to the lost dream. Except very few tracks: Alpha and Hermaphrodite, I found the album inspiring and makes up to the name it is titled. Forgotten Dreams and Lost Temple are the two tracks that I wish to discuss at some length.
Forgotten Dreams is a medium tempo music that mingles native rhythm, flute, a couple of clapping sounds and other electronica which gives the beauty of a pleasant dream. But, it’s not the dream that you remember, it is a “forgotten” dream and comes with a natural mood of “longing for something.” And this ’something’ is very subjective, and Mido, you can easily identify your longings in this ’something’.
Lost Temple, as I said in the beginning, is a haunting vocal melody. It reminds me of an Opera performance that I listened to in Mongolia. It was some 7 years ago and the voice followed me everywhere and echoed in my ear. I wished I could hear the same kind of performance back in my country but couldn’t. Lost Temple satisfies me in my search for that haunting voice all these years. And the music perfectly blends with the theme of a lost temple.
I recommend this album for my those who are in a musical quest.