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Clearly, as a musician, Liebert has picked up influences from the Far East and North Africa, to name but two. Yet the guitar is still at the forefront of most of songs. In contrast to his other work, "Opium" ranges far and wide and feels like a long journey to someplace strange and intoxicating. There's so much to appreciate, both as a whole and as individual pieces. There's a fair deal of electric Santana-style guitar alongside the acoustic, mixed in with synthesizer, bells, percussion and other effects, and the music falls into two aural categories: insistent and languid. Both styles are mesmerizing.
Curiously, the initial CD release included a visual format for 1995-era Macs and PCs: pop in either of the discs, and you'd get to see (and manipulate) some suitably New-Age video effects to each track. Since I dumped my Mac 9500 clone, I can't seem to make it work on the all-powerful G-5. What gives?
Creative beyond belief
This CD is more Eastern (Asia, India, Himalayas, etc.) than Southwestern, but don't let that stop you. Buy it, love it, enjoy it, it's one of a literal handful of CDs that I would NOT be without, in my life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love anything by Ottmar Liebert but this is my favorite. I play it while commuting.Published 22 months ago by Kimberly Crosby
everything by Ottmar is excellent, though occasionally a bit monotonous.Published 24 months ago by ZacharyMH
Fantastic! My favorite Ottmar Liebert album. Very soothing.Published on June 28, 2014 by Alan Lauer
Love this CD and play frequently in my car as I drive. Shipped quickly. It was in great shape, no dings or cracks. Plays nicelyPublished on December 31, 2013 by DCV
To me this album is not in the true nature of OL. Not really bad, but not really good either. Too bad.Published on December 11, 2013 by jmc2
I love this cd so much, I actually purchased this one for a friend for Christmas! It's a cool gift and awesome music to chill out to or back round music at a dinner partyPublished on January 18, 2013 by KELLEE