One could call Michel Huygen the father of cosmic music in Spain. Over 40 years after founding the groundbreaking electronic music group Neuronium, the Belgian-born keyboardist & synthesist has released over 40 albums with his band, solo, or in collaboration with other artists including Tangerine Dream and Vangelis. Nominated as best ambient/new age composer of the year in 2017 by the Hollywood Music in Media awards, Huygen won again in 2018 with his 44th album KRYPTYK. Perhaps most ambitious of all, Huygen composed an album to be recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studio One. The 45th album is titled NEO and is the composer's biggest achievement of his career.
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Neuronium is the electronic music of Michel Huygen, with more than 40 albums released since 1977, plus several albums in collaboration with other big names like Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra, Mark Shreeve, and also appearing in special records with Enya, Mike Oldfield & Suzanne Ciani. Ikigai is the 47th album from Huygen's project, and has been nominated for a Grammy last year.
1. Life is Motion - 5:43 2. One Light-Year Away from You - 4:27 3. La Comtesse Bipolaire - 2:20 4. Le Cri du Temps - 4:03 5. Cortical Refuge - 5:33 6. The Thin Line of Friendship - 4:32 7. No Pain no Fear - 6:28 8. Shadow of Shadows - 17:41 9. I Can Fly - 11:33
Compilation put together by Michel Huygen himself with works from his long creative period, partly with recordings from London's Abbey Road Studios together with the London Symphony Orchestra, also edited and remastered by the artist himself! "Signature" is not just a "Best Of" for Huygen aka Neuronium, the pieces selected for this compilation have a very special meaning for me: "All the tracks on "Signature" have a very special context for me. They are in fact the exact description of who I am as a person, what I feel in life and what my goals are, they are the expression of my different moods when I compose music, in really completely different styles, from ultra-electronic, cosmic, spacey, dreamy to even neo-classical music for and with eg the London Symphony Orchestra, which we then recorded at Abbey Road Studio in London And why did I choose these tracks among more than 500 compositions from 46 years ago for this album?Simply because these tracks form a transparent acoustic document that reflects all my moods.However different they may be and despite all the impassability that life sometimes brings, they are never negative. That's what I'm trying to convey with Signature."
Сборник, составленный самим Мишелем Гюйгеном из произведений его долгого творческого периода, частично из записей лондонской студии Abbey Road совместно с Лондонским симфоническим оркестром, также отредактированный и ремастированный самим артистом. Цитата: "И почему я выбрал для этого альбома именно эти треки среди более чем 500 композиций за 46 лет? Просто потому, что они образуют прозрачный акустический документ, отражающий все мои чувства. Какими бы разными они ни были, и, несмотря на всю непредсказуемость, которую иногда приносит жизнь, они никогда не бывают негативными. Именно это я пытаюсь передать с помощью Signature».