The Guardian: How 90s Dance Act Enigma Propelled a New Age Revolution


“When electronic act Enigma invaded the airwaves in 1990, nobody could explain their music’s appeal. The spiritual and erotic blended with sampling reminiscent of Jean-Michel Jarre, emanating an irresistible scent of sin,” Ana Leorne in The Guardian writes.

“Faithful to their name, Enigma created a space for the mysterious and the forbidden to prosper, eventually securing a game-changing reputation within dance music while at the same time reinventing the new-age genre,” continues Leorne.

“The mastermind behind the band was Michael Cretu, a Romanian-German musician whose credits included playing keyboards on Boney M’s Rivers of Babylon, co-producing Mike Oldfield’s Islands and crafting instant hits such as Maria Magdalena for his then wife, the German synthpop star Sandra.”

Read the whole article here. Highly recommended!

And here is the album that started it all: