Gregorian chants, sexual moans, and a downbeat trance sound like we’ve never heard before came together in 1990 in the international smash, “Sadeness (Part 1)” by Enigma. Over the next few years songs like “Return To Innocence” continued to test creative boundaries by featuring Taiwan aboriginal chants and talking vocals went to #1 worldwide. Add in the seductive “Carly’s Song” from the soundtrack to Sharon Stone’s sexual thriller, Sliver, and Enigma became one of the most creative and unpredictable acts of the early 90’s. The creation of a German musical project by Romanian, Michael Cretu, Enigma has released seven popular albums selling over 40 million copies in the last 25 years. But it’s been 8 years since “Seven Lives Many Faces” and Cretu has promised a new album this year.
One of the most anticipated album in New Age history, Enigma8 is nearing its final release. On Facebook last year, Michael Cretu teased fans with news that he recorded the first song for the new album with a special guest vocalist and asked fans to guess who it was. Sam Smith? Jamie Foxx? His ex-wife Sandra? In April this year, Cretu tweeted at #enigmaspace that Track 10 (an instrumental) is complete. Cretu promises that he’s not stopping with Enigma8, “There are still a few Enigma albums waiting to be released. And I have formed the habit of simply letting some things happen, in life as well as in my music.”