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* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Film/BladeRunner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "Love Theme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).

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* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Film/BladeRunner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "Love Theme", "LoveTheme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).



* ElectronicMusic: A forerunner in the use of electronic instrumentation to create beautiful, classical-style music. That said, anything that doesn't sound electronic in Vangelis' music isn't, e.g. pianos, electric pianos or percussion.

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* ElectronicMusic: A forerunner in the use of electronic instrumentation to create beautiful, classical-style music. Vangelis's style is uniquely melodic and expressive because he plays almost everything by hand and barely makes use of sequencers. That said, anything that doesn't sound electronic in Vangelis' music isn't, e.g. pianos, electric pianos or percussion.percussion.
* FutureMusic: Vangelis' idea of this in ''Film/BladeRunner'' partly involved analog, non-programmable beat-boxes from TheSeventies that were out-of-date when he made the soundtrack.


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* {{Improv}}: Spontaneous playing pretty much replaces traditional composition for Vangelis. This is why he is so fast at making music.
* {{Instrumentals}}: Unless there's a choir or a credited solo singer (usually [[Music/{{Yes}} Jon Anderson]]), Vangelis' music is devoid of vocals.


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* StandardSnippet: His ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' theme.
* {{Supergroup}}: In a sense, Jon & Vangelis with Jon Anderson of Music/{{Yes}}.


* ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' (1982)
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982)

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* ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' (1982)
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* ''Film/BladeRunner'' (1982)(recorded 1982, released 1994)



* BoleroEffect: "Alpha" from ''Albedo 0.39'' employs a variant in which a simple theme of a few bars is developed through increasingly complex instrumentation.
* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Blade Runner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "Love Theme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).

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* BoleroEffect: Vangelis makes a lot use of this. For example, "Alpha" from ''Albedo 0.39'' employs a variant in which a simple theme of a few bars is developed through increasingly complex instrumentation.
* CultSoundtrack:
** ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' and ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'' are pretty obscure by themselves, but their soundtracks and especially the main titles became big hits.
** ''Film/BladeRunner'' falls into this category, too. Even before the "Main Titles" were officially released on an audio medium, they had driven the second-hand price of the Yamaha CS-80 to [[CrackIsCheaper insane heights]] because so many synthesizer aficionados wanted one of these rare monsters to recreate this particular sound.
* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Blade Runner'' ''Film/BladeRunner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "Love Theme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).



* ElectronicMusic: A forerunner in the use of electronic instrumentation to create beautiful, classical-style music.
* NeverLearnedToRead: He can't read sheet music.

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* ElectronicMusic: A forerunner in the use of electronic instrumentation to create beautiful, classical-style music.
music. That said, anything that doesn't sound electronic in Vangelis' music isn't, e.g. pianos, electric pianos or percussion.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Vangelis has released quite a number of these. They're often the only way to get your hand on some of his works. ''Themes'' even only contains one single piece of music that had been previously released; everything else was only available on this one album at that point. The full "Film/BladeRunner Main Titles" are still only available on ''The Collection''.
* NeverLearnedToRead: He can't read sheet music. He doesn't have to, for he doesn't compose in the traditional sense. He records immediately what he plays.
* NewSoundAlbum:
** Aphrodite's Child, the band that Vangelis played percussion and keys in during [[TheSixties the late '60s]], made very corny pop music--until Vangelis single-handedly composed the ProgRock double ConceptAlbum ''666'' against the will of the rest of the band before ProgRock really was a thing.
** Throughout the second half of TheSeventies, Vangelis didn't stick to the same sound between his non-soundtrack albums.
* {{Workaholic}}: It seems like Vangelis cannot ''not'' make music. This in comparison with his very efficient way of making music is the key for his staggering creative output.


* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Blade Runner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "love theme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).

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* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Blade Runner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "love theme", "Love Theme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).

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* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack of ''Blade Runner'' is not quite techno, but makes heavy use of synthesizers (except for the famous "love theme", played on a [[{{Sexophone}} saxophone]]).
** Vangelis' music subverts this trope big time overall, consisting primarily of melodic, minimalistic electronica and being complete opposite of dynamic techno, trance or rock, commonly associated with the genre.


He is most famous for making [[ElectronicMusic incredible music with synthesizers]] since TheSeventies. He famously scored films such as ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', ''Film/BladeRunner'' and ''Film/TheBounty''.

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He is most famous for making [[ElectronicMusic incredible music with synthesizers]] since TheSeventies. He famously scored films is behind a number of famous 1980s and 1990s film scores, such as ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', ''Film/BladeRunner'' and ''Film/TheBounty''.

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* ''Nocturne: The Piano Album'' (2019)


* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Some of his choral works, such as "Symphony to the Powers B" from ''Heaven and Hell'' and the main theme from ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' use an invented musical language reminiscent of [[CanisLatinicus dog Latin]].

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Some of his choral works, such as "Symphony to the Powers B" from ''Heaven and Hell'' and the main theme from ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' use an invented musical language reminiscent of [[CanisLatinicus dog Latin]].CanisLatinicus.


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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943), [[StageName better known as]] "Vangelis", is a Greek composer most famous for making [[ElectronicMusic incredible music with synthesizers]] since TheSeventies. He famously scored films such as ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', ''Film/BladeRunner'' and ''Film/TheBounty''.

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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943), [[StageName better known as]] "Vangelis", is a Greek composer composer.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: He can't read sheet music.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: He can't read sheet music.music.
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Some of his choral works, such as "Symphony to the Powers B" from ''Heaven and Hell'' and the main theme from ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' use an invented musical language reminiscent of dog Latin.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Some of his choral works, such as "Symphony to the Powers B" from ''Heaven and Hell'' and the main theme from ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' use an invented musical language reminiscent of [[CanisLatinicus dog Latin.Latin]].

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* ''Amore'' (1973)

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Some of his choral works, such as "Symphony to the Powers B" from ''Heaven and Hell'' and the main theme from ''1492: Conquest of Paradise'' use an invented musical language reminiscent of dog Latin.
* AuthorAppeal: Vangelis is a dedicated environmentalist, and as such many of his works deal with environmental themes, such as ''Soil Festivities'' and some of his documentary soundtracks.
* BoleroEffect: "Alpha" from ''Albedo 0.39'' employs a variant in which a simple theme of a few bars is developed through increasingly complex instrumentation.

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