Now here is something slightly different from your typical classic EM. Try to imagine a cauldron of sound that combines elements of global trance with occasional sequencer elements thrown in. It is these sequencer elements that help lean the album towards your more typical EM stylings.
I continue my journey of exploration through Indra's catalogue with what I think is his latest album 'Signs'. An ominous slow bass rhythm gets 'Atlas On Stage' off to an excellent brooding start. Little melodic Jarre type sequences / loops are added to it. More brooding melody is brought into play with the skilful use of soft melancholy pads. As I am growing to expect by now this is sheer class. Shimmering cosmic drones and occasional touches of piano provide quite a cosmic start to 'Saltimbanc'. As with the opener the feeling is quite mournful but this is countered nicely by the introduction of another quality sequence. Quite a contemporary rhythm is then brought into play along with Vangelis type melodies. It is certainly an intriguing combination of styles though the drums, which are bordering on dance (though not of the thud thud variety), might put off some traditionalists. We return to the cosmos and tender piano to finish.
Another re-released album from Indra's extensive discography is Sideral Music. This album sees Indra in atmospheric EM mode rather than Berlin School and uptempo styles that characterise some of his other re-released works. In this respect it could be considered a sister album to Ocean of Silence. As with his other albums one can detect the influences of Jarre and Vangelis.