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  Mythos' self-titled album (Higher Octave Music (USA) HOMCD 46572, 1998) is their first international release. We agree completely with the notes provided on the album's back cover: "Hauntingly powerful vocals accentuate the warm acoustic centrepiece of Paul Schmidt's guitar and Bob D'Eith's piano. The album's rich classical melodies blend with African tribal rhythms and traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern tones to create a sound that is unique, otherworldly, and elegant. With over an hour of music, this self-titled recording includes the best of the previously released Introspection plus seven new tracks." Mythos hails from Vancouver, BC in Canada and have been popular there for several years; this release will certainly broaden their audience and widen the appeal of this masterwork.

Well written with tremendous time and care, Mythos' music is classically centered, and is bright and airy with catchy complex melodies of extraordinary depth. The artists indeed combine extremely accurate guitar playing with wonderful keyboards and lush non-lyrical heavenly sensual female vocals provided either by Jennifer Scott, Christine Duncan or Annette Ducharme. The vocal work, in a word, is stunning. Production quality of the album is first rate throughout the recording with obvious effort applied to create outstanding imaging. Overall the album has much of a soundtrack quality although each of the album's brilliant tracks work well on their own.

Clearly set in what some might call the New Age / World genre, their music will certainly appeal to fans of Adiemus, Beautiful World, Enya and Era. The label reckons the album fits into the Delerium, Enigma, Deep Forest genre as well. A must listen.

 
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