Sylvain Carel - ALBUMS
Heritage by Sylvain Carel Heritage
11 tracks

Running time: 1:13:12
Released: 10/2015

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Another excellent album from French composer Sylvain Carel. As with his previous outings, ‘Heritage’ is highly evocative, touching on various cultures, in particular the exotic and beautiful east, while never becoming ‘world music’. There is a soothing quality with great synth and orchestral passages, beautiful vocal textures and acoustic additions with uptempo moments that are full of rhythmic punch!
‘Heritage’ is also funded by the artist himself through AD Music. It’s a very focused effort, and will clearly appeal to fans of melodic instrumental music, whether it be electronic, new age or space music.
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Time and Tide by Sylvain Carel Time and Tide
14 tracks

Running time: 1:26:48
Released: 12/2013

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An extraordinary musical journey and an excellent ‘Soundtrack for the mind’ album that takes you to places real and imagined through a series of beautiful and haunting themes. The music is highly evocative and touches on various cultures from the American Plains Indians to the east while cleverly not being ‘world music, and retaining a coherent, cosmic otherworldliness.
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Caravansary by Sylvain Carel Caravansary
22 tracks

Running time: 1:01:58
Released: 08/2012

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Evocative, landscape style film music, the kind of sound you might expect to hear if say, Vangelis and Hans Ziimmer combined to create music for an Arabic movie soundtrack. Thoroughly enjoyable and easy to get lost in - definitely " a majestic tour de force".
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The Lotus and the Mountain   Play song

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French composer Sylvain Carel's music is an expertly crafted blend of contemporary, instrumental electronic music with strong ethnic influences without ever becoming 'world music'. Combining synths, guitar and various other acoustic instruments, rhythms and vocal textures, the music is an extraordinarily captivating and varied soundtrack style.

Sylvian grew up on the music Van der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, Amon Duul, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis as well as the classics, in particular Dvorak, Ravel and Holtz. It was little surprise then that after a brief flirtation with rock music in his early 20's, and 5 years studio work writing music for singers and producers, Sylvain's musical path lead him into creating movie soundtracks and evocative landscape style music using an ARP synth and his beloved Stratocaster.

Later, Sylvain took time out to work with MAO and study composition, harmony and computer music. He built his own studio, reinvented his sound and style with new synths and set about creating his debut album. During this time, he visited North Africa, The Red Sea, The Middle East, India and Nepal, soaking up the the feel of these mystic, captivating and magnetic countries as influences in his music. The resulting instrumental music is clearly imbued with an underlying pulse of ethnic colours and atmospheres.

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