The Ambient Expanse (Mirage, 1998) was a various-artist album
with Steve Roach, Patrick O'Hearn, Vidna Obmana, Vir Unis.
It includes Bacchus' haunting Point of Safety.
Ambient Origins (Mirage, 1998) collects early works from the 1980s.
They are all quiet pieces that gradually change shape and tone and eventually
achieve quite a dramatic intensity, despite their humble beginnings.
This is cosmic music of the highest quality:
the slowly unfolding nebulae of Returning,
the subliminal vibrations and suspenseful drone of Winter's Way,
the disorienting and slightly dissonant tinkling of Rosebud,
the didjeridu-like drones of The Form Of The World
stake a territory at the border between metaphysics, anthropology and
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"Pangaea" is the work that made him famous, thanks to superb orchestra
that evokes the lost continents, and that pursues the ideal of a "world
music orchestra." Minimalist concert for Tibetan bells of "Music For The
Morning Of The World" to the supernatural stasis of The New Earth Bacchus
there is especially brilliant director of sounds. The songs evoke
landscapes increasingly exotic and magical. The harmony of "Laurasia"
blossoms slowly from a jumble of piano, bells, flute and verses of the
Arpe ethnic baste the story of "On The Shores Of Panthalassa", with the
noise of the waves in the background, and the accompanying flute
"Gondwanaland", on a velvety carpet of percussion.
The electronics is used in a manner languid. The synthesizers are held on
the sidelines, but they are always lurking, ready with their big shadow to
protect the delicate sounds of acoustic instruments.
"Ancient Mysteries" is an imaginary voyage in the realms of civilization
disappeared and lost continents. Bacchus has "invented" by using new
instruments such as acoustic sound sources to be both synthetic sounds.