BIRTH OF A MYTH ....................
THIS IS HOW THE LEGEND OF MYTHOS BEGAN
July 29, 1996 X DOT 25 Music signs exclusive multi albums with Mythos.
Mythos is a due Down Tempo Band from Vancouver.
In September 1996, X DOT 25 Music releases "Introspection" by Mythos.
Introspection shoots up into #2 on New Age Voice Top 50 in the U.S. and stayes there on the charts for 5 months.
Mythos moves to #170 on Tower Records' Top 1000 Charts
October 2, 1999 Mythos at Number 23 has been on
Billboard New Age Charts for 14 Weeks!
Mythos is a duo from Vancouver, Canada, combining the considerable
talents of keyboardist Bob D'Eith (Rhymes with Orange) and guitarist
Paul Schmidt (Liona Boyd). Their music has been described as
ambient/dance/world. This project was originally a writing partnership
between Bob and Paul Schmidt (a talented classical guitar player
with a degree in music from UBC) to act as a show case for them
to write for film and television. The first few pieces that
were produced took on a unique life of their own. Their Music
is an intriguing foray along the ambient/dance/monk-rock path
first blazed by artists like Enigma, Delerium, Panagea, Dadawa,
and Deep Forest, yet going beyond those artists and expanding
the genre. This is powerful music, composed by skilled studio
musicians with attuned ears for just the right use of rhythm
Music of Mythos is a beautifully produced and utilizes hypnotic
dance grooves that churn beneath elegant melodies, and it moves
impressively through different styles marked by cool, dark synth
textures, outstanding classical and acoustic guitar work, thick,
punchy bass, and sensuous, chanting vocals. Their music is tailor
made for fans of meditative trance/dance music- the captivating
mood of Mythos creates an atmosphere that will have you listening
to this disk over and over again.
With the addition of the musical talents of Rene Worst (bass),
Jennifer Scott (vocals), Christine Duncan (vocals), Annette
Ducharme (vocals), Paul D'Eath (vocals/Bob's brother and former
lead singer of the group Mushroom Trail), Bob and Paul went
on to create "Introspection" which was released fall of 1996
with 12 songs and a video for "November Dance". The single reached
the top ten on the z95.3 FM charts in Canada and received rotation
on over 200 stations in North America. In the U.S., in October
of 1996 X DOT 25 Music released their first album "Introspection"
which reached #2 on the New Age Voice Charts. In August of 1998
X DOT 25 Music signed a record deal with Higher Octave Music/Virgin
Record providing Mythos with one of the most powerful distribution
and promotion networks in the world.
Paul Schmidt and Keyboardist Bob D"Eath compose instrumentals
that pack quite an emotional wallop of melodic and rhythmic
structuring. Instead of tonal ambiguities, the due fashion tight
and potent romantic poems that draw as much upon flamenco themes
as Enigma-style wordless soprano vocals. Incredibly gifted singer
Jennifer Scott makes songs like "November" and "Wind" fascinating
to hear. Just when you think her crystalline voice cannot soar
any longer, she switches tact and begins chanting in a tribal
rhythm that perfectly counterpoints the duo's gothic instrumentals.
The synthesizer showcase "Angeles Weep" is amazingly lovely,
with Christine Duncan's ethereal voice scaling to heavenly heights
before the poignant acoustic guitar lead line resumes. If you
enjoy Enigma, Deep Forest, Panagea, or Dadawa, don't hesitate
to get this wonderful album."
PJ Birosik - New Age Retailer
impressive is how the album moves so smoothly through the differing
styles. The first few songs are very lush and dark, the central
songs influenced by Jennifer Scott's vocals, and as it winds
down the only sounds to be heard are Paul Schmidt's classical
guitar, barren and alone."
- Miss Hell - Music Reviews, Music Reviews, Music Reviews.
shadows cast by the web of life fall under scrutiny in this
collaboration by two of the Western world's favorite instruments,
guitar and piano. Aptly titled, this release could help clarify
the meaning of "gothic" as a category. Pieces such as "Wind",
"November" and "Clockwork" touch on themes of the soul through
the routine of a dutiful mind."
ReView Spring 1997
to describe yet easy to fall in love with. The combination of
rhythm and space is a total success in utilizing hypnotic dance
grooves that churn beneath elegant melodies, all instantly familiar
sounding. ... it keeps sounding better with each listen .."
Heartbeats 1997 Preview
combines a variety of styles and tempos all of which are refreshingly
original. Fans of Deep Forest and Enigma may find themselves
really enjoying this one."
Hear's Music World Music In Review 1997
it Delirious, call it Enigmatic, but Mythos' ambient debut album,
Introspection is more than background fluff. Although the album
is predominantly derived from classical styles, Mythos draws
on everything from jazz and flamenco to monkish chants to create
a dense cross-section of melodies and rhythms. Unlike many other
ambient albums that rely heavily on synthesized music, this
one commands the listener's attention because of its predominantly
- Jennifer Van Evra - The Vancouver Courier.
Warner Music Canada licensed track "November" for the August
1997 release of Escapes 2. Escapes 1 sold over 80,000 units
and featured such artists as Enigma, B-Tribe, Enya, Mike Oldfield,
Vangelis and other international stars. Escapes 2 goes GOLD
in Canada in December 1997.
In May 1997, Introspection received the Pacific Music Award
for "Best Dance Album".
The group recently remixed the song "Angel's Weep". "Angels
Dance" (song and video) has been released to radio and television.
A new CD single is on sale now featuring the new remix, November
Dance and a special bonus track.
Music placements include the feature "Wounded" and the television
show "Due South" (5 songs).
Mythos charted #2 on New Age Voice Top 50 in the U.S. and stayed
on the chart for 5 months. December 1996
Mythos charted #8 on Rhythm Music MuseLine Top 10 Charts in
August 1998 - X DOT 25 Music Productions signs Mythos into EMI.
X DOT 25 MUSIC SIGNED MYTHOS TO
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