Trance Atlantic Airwaves - The Energy of Sound
released on EMI in 1998.
Enigma's Michael Cretu and Jens Gad comprise Trance Atlantic Air Waves, an outlet in which the duo can give the light dance/new age treatment to their favorite instrumental songs from other bands.
This album of covers includes remakes of the theme from Beverly Hills Cop ("Axel F."), Space's "Magic Fly," and even the Miami Vice theme ("Crockett's Theme") and the Alan Parsons Project's "Lucifer." A soft drum & bass sound underlies most of these compositions, along with Cretu's all-too-familiar trademark keyboard. Some of these tunes do work well. "Magic Fly" and "Pulstar" (the big Vangelis hit from way back when) are two of the more upbeat numbers, equally suitable background music for either dancing or relaxing. In the end the novelty starts to wear thin, but if the Propellerheads can show the influence of John Barry on their sleeves, why can't Enigma do the same with their favorite acts? --Jason Verlinde
First intense team project of Jens and Michael Cretu which started a long era of shared projects. The idea was to reproduce the biggest non vocal instrumental hits of music history. This album had several great videos for the single releases. Check them out!
Jens wrote 2 of this album's songs 100%: "12 after midnight" and "addiction day". also "L-42" is cowritten by him.
"Lucifer" (Parsons, Woolfson)
"Axel F" (Harold Faltermeyer)
"Crockett's Theme" (Jan Hammer)
"Dance with the Devil" (Dennys, Hayes)
"Addiction Day" (Jens Gad)
"Magic Fly (Wonderland Mix)" (Ecama)
"Chase" (Giorgio Moroder)
"Twelve After Midnight" (Gad)
"L-42" (Gad, Michael Cretu)