BY CATHERINE APPLEFELD OLSON
50 minutes, $19.98
Reflections of sunlight on water, shadow designs on cave walls, and clouds rolling across the sky are just a few of the natural wonders that are part of time-lapse camera work in this latest scenic blitz from Miramar. The ever-ethereal Tangerine Dream provides a fitting musical backdrop to the numerous majestic land- and skyscapes. While it is beautiful and creatively filmed, this program doesn't break any new ground in the video wallpaper category. Nevertheless, it does serve as a nice catalyst for those who want to unwind in front of the TV set.
Sony Music Video
45 minutes, $19.98
The category of computer animation videos may be crowded, but this latest creation from the minds behind the "Mind's Eye" series is a standout. A liquid sensation and exceptionally bold colors punctuate animator Yoichiro Kawaguchi's 11 transfixing segments, which are choreographed around a cascading score by Tangerine Dream. Viewers are immersed in a series of cyber worlds, many of them apparently located underwater and all sporting loads of thre-dimensional images. For those who are as captivated by the audio as they are by the visuals, Sony Music Video is also offering a dual-pack, which contains a complementary soundtrack.
Billboard, 7th March 1998, page 62.