Over 25 years since the release of the ground-breaking debut Enigma album MCMXC a.D., founder, composer and producer Michael Cretu has announced a brand new project, The Fall Of A Rebel Angel.
The musical act, known globally as Enigma, has been one of the most successful of the last 25 years, delivering more than 70 million sales across 7 albums and 60 number one albums around the world.
Now, in 2016, Cretu reconnects with the bold, pioneering musical sound-world of that very first multi-platinum album.
“I have tried to transfer the spirit of Enigma’s beginnings to the here and now, but in a new musical language,” Cretu said. “The album tells the story of a symbolic journey to redemption with everyone to define his individual path.”
The protagonist sets off for development and evolution. Gradual change, with sometimes psychedelic undertones, leads him to new horizons. Grammy and Echo-award-winning writer, Michael Kunze, has created the story in words to accompany the music - which will be featured in its entirety on the album’s multi-lingual special edition.
In addition, Wolfang Beltracchi, one of the greatest and most controversial painters, has crafted the album’s artwork in addition to 12 original paintings, each to accompany the 12 album chapters.
Besides British alternative musical duo Aquilo and Brazilian singer songwriter Mark Josher, the world’s best-selling Asian female artist outside Asia, Anggun will be featured on three tracks on the album, notably on the first single Sadeness (Part II) to be releasedOct 10.