Another of INDRA’s live albums is MILLENNIUM LIVE 2000, a recording of a live performance at the Romanian Opera (National Theatre) of Iasi in 2000. Anyone familiar with this prolific artist’s output will recognise the classic EM motifs put together in a personal style that is noticeably European. A great live work with many sound effects and penetrating rhythms!
LIVE IN THE SALT MINE is a must for all the fans of INDRA and to those who want to discover the man and his music. The CD offers 3 catchy tracks and a long dreamy music piece whereas the DVD presents a visual approach which respects the visibility that one can have in a mine, explaining the grainy image that surrounds the live performance.
INTERACTIVE PLAY (THE ESSENTIAL) vol.1 is a compilation which groups together some fragments of melodies that INDRA managed to recover from these recordings lost in the magnetic erosion of audio tapes. If the quality of the sound varies, that of the compositions demonstrates a very beautiful progression of INDRA who parades his influences to finally master them and find his identity in the breaths rhythms and ambiances to make room for melodies which are the core of his sibylline approaches.
Obviously, INTERACTIVE PLAY (THE ESSSENTIAL) vol.2 is the perfect complement to the volume 1. The 2 CD set offers a very beautiful overview of INDRA’s first works which are regrettably mislaid in the abysses of time and of its imponderables.
The nine short length tracks cover mixed musical ground from 80s style Tangerine Dream to deeply atmospheric ambience. Above all is the tinge of experimental well conceived music.
There is a gem of an album in there that crosses the boundaries of trance and global ambient styling. A recommended listening experience especially for late nights.
The album contains previously unreleased material recorded by INDRA many years ago. It makes us plunge into the hidden world of sensuality in its purest form.