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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, or... Vangelis.
I love Sting, Vangelis, NIN among others.
I like him a lot and would like to work with him some day. We both have Latin roots but he has a more symphonic posture. I on the other hand am more minimalist as you can find from my new album.
... But there are great synthesizer scores, and great symphonic scores. Apart from our own work, Vangelis and (Hans) Zimmer have also shown brilliantly how it perfectly works in both directions.
I have a big respect for that man. Already as a kid I was a fan of his music. He is very creative and has a lot of imagination. He is one of the most important composers of our time. He is original and creates a specific atmosphere. I know there are some similarities between us and not only that we are both Greek and both use our first names. Sadly I have never met him, although we have mutual friends. I have heard, he is a rather closed man. I would say this: he speaks through his music.
Vangelis actually plays on one of my albums. On 'Velocity of Love', not on that song but on that album. So we are friends. I've known him for a long time. I like his music very much, because it has an emotional source.
Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis are also early composers and also have a sound of their own.
"I did sing on the Vangelis album Voices; I really enjoyed it as I am in awe of him as an artist."Paul has mentioned in other interviews that he recorded several songs for the Voices album, and that they were omitted from the album's final release.
I went to one of his (Kitaro) concerts in LA with my good friend Vangelis. Vangelis said Kitaro made some pretty music and that I should check him out. I was then introduced to Kitaro backstage after the concert.Jon later recorded various songs with Kitaro and toured together with him. On joined concerts they also played some famous Jon and Vangelis songs like "State of Independence", "I Hear You Now" and "I'll Find My Way Home".
"...We made it to the trees, running as if to a Vangelis soundtrack, motion dreary slow, exertion exaggerated."