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The release of the seventh Enigma album “Seven Lives Many Faces” in September 2008 marked a new chapter in the 18-year history of the ground-breaking musical project created by Michael Cretu.

“The idea behind the album was not to base it on a certain concept or idea”, says Michael summing up how this album distinguishes itself from its predecessors. “Seven Lives Many Faces” builds on the six previous albums in its own unique way – Michael experimented with the familiar sounds, transforming and shaping them, thus adding a new dimension to Enigma’s sound palette – it is the beginning of an exciting musical joint venture between classical and modern music.

A mesmerizing combination of earthy hip-hop beats and orchestral string parts, the single “Seven Lives” is a brilliant masterpiece of contemporary sound-art. “Traces, many faces … That’s the start of Seven Lives!”.

The many shades of this multi-faceted seventh life perfectly complement “The United Colours of Music”. The single release “La Puerta Del Cielo” – which loosely translates to “the door to the sky” – is a hypnotic blend of traditional vocal chants and a gorgeously haunting melody. The powerful voice of a 60-year-old Ibicencan singing in the island’s dialect touches deep on the listener’s soul and clearly shows that Enigma speaks the universal language of music.

Brimming with light-hearted energy, “Seven Lives Many Faces” pushes forward to a new dimension of the Enigma universe with the deep wisdom of a continuing 18-year musical journey. By his own admission, Michael tried to make the impossible possible. Enigma used a new decoder for music’s DNA – sound structures combined with rhythms from diverse cultures and from different musical eras fuse into a completely new collage of sounds.

“Seven Lives Many Faces” - available in standard and special limited edition formats. The 2-track CD-single “La Puerta Del Cielo/Seven Lives” was released prior to the album.

"First of all, the seven is a magic number which is following us since ages within all religions or parts of the world. I described during E6 that ENIGMA is a little tiny asteroid which is rotating in a very elliptic orbit around the world - sometimes closer, sometimes far away. With E7 I decided to land again.

I don't know why, but as always I had the wish to combine strange musical elements. This time, everybody was nerving me: do something in a classic spirit. But they wanted me to take opera singers, and absolute average standards, so I decided to do my way of modern classic music: vienna symphonic orchestra combined with the dirtiest hip hop loops.

Concerning the result I would say: maybe it is the best record I ever did. I know, you will think: an artist is always pretending his newest record is one of the bests. It is the best."

Produced by Michael Cretu
Digital & Orchestral world programmed and performed by Michael Cretu
Recorded & mastered with the ALCHEMIST and ADAM 6.5 AMC Monitoring System at A.R.T. Studios, Ibiza/ Spain
All songs published by 1-2-3 Music/ Crocodile Music
© + ® 2008 Virgin Music

  • Encounters
  • Seven Lives
  • Touchness
  • The Same Parents
  • La Puerta Del Cielo
  • Distorted Love
  • Je T'aime Till My Dying Day
  • Between Generations

Encounters

Seven stars, seven days
Seven seals, seven gates

Seven angels, seven skies
Seven sins, seven lives

Seven towers, seven eyes
Seven wonders, seven lives

Traces, many faces
Lost in the maze of time

Seven Lives

Traces, many faces
Lost in the maze of time
Blinded by the darkness
That’s the start of seven lives.

It’s so close, but still too far
Follow your inner guide
Show us who you are
In these seven lives.

Take it easy, take it easy, take it easy …
Follow your inner guide
Show me who you are
In these seven lives.

It’s too close, but still so far
Show me who you are
In these seven lives.

Touchness

Touch and kiss me
- up and down -
Touch and feel me
- up and down -

The Same Parents

We all had the same parents
Many million years ago
Why can’t we live in freedom
Without hunger, with no war

At the beginning we all had
One mother, and one father
That’s where we’re descending from

I don’t, I don’t understand
Why so much hate
Between races and religions

It’s mad, insane
I don’t understand
Why it has to be like that.

La Puerta Del Cielo

Allà dins es canal
En es peu da sa muntanya
Pareix que es senten picarols
Suau si es mou sa manada.

Dins es canta des riquets
I es mussol crida sa calma
I aquella olor que em pareix
De sa palla humilada.

Es canta des riquets
I es mussol crida sa calma
I aquella olor que em pareix
De sa palla humilada.

Allà davall dins es canal
En es peu da sa muntanya
Pareix que es senten picarols
De sa palla de sa palla humilada.

Distorted Love

I need you, I love your body
- You need love -

Touch me, I’ll be your daddy
Smell me, I’ll be your mommy
Touch me, feel me, smell me

- You need love -

Feel me, I’ll be your daddy
Touch me, I’ll be your mommy
Feel me, touch me, smell me.

I’ll be your daddy
Smell me, touch me
I’ll be your daddy, mommy, brother

Je T'aime Till My Dying Day

- Do you love me too … -

- Do you, do you, do you love me too … -

Je t’aime, je t’aime mon amour
- Do you really love me -
Je t’aime

I’ll always love you
Till my dying day.

Between Generations

Si penses que ma mare
Així dispara amb so canó gros
I tens raó
No t’hi pensis i aixi en tindrem es dos.

Digue’m lo que te pareix
I que no Ho ets escrupolós
I a lo darrer si em fereixes
Veuràs que es “permit” e’s gros.

Tu faràs dos o tres copes
I jo en faré tres o dos
Amb igualtat de defenses
I ninguns tendrem favors.

No digues que et faci pressa
Ni que t’“haiga” donat es temps just
Avisa’m que jo estic llesta
Ja saps que jo no refuig.

Tu faràs dos o tres copes
I jo en faré tres o dos
Amb igualtat de defenses
I ninguns tendrem favors.