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  • Digital Trends – 11 Nov 2016

    By Mike Mettler — 11 November 2016 – www.digitaltrends.com   “I’ve always felt like a musical alchemist. I take all of the ingredients and combine them in a way that nobody did before.” When composer/producer Enigma dropped MCMXC a.D. in 1990, he literally turned the electronic music genre on its ear with his innovative use […]

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  • Talking Germany 31.07.2011

    Our guest on 31.07.2011 Michael Cretu, Music Producer „Talking Germany“ – Host Peter Craven speaks to the successful producer Michael Cretu about origins, utopia and clocks. Michael Cretu, a successful producer, composer and musician has never been one to bask in the limelight. He has lived in relative seclusion on the island of Ibiza for […]

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  • Bangalore Mirror (2008)

    Monday October 20, 2008 Interview: Michael Cretu, Enigma       Abridged version of this interview was first published in Bangalore Mirror (October 18, 2008)   The Romanian musician, best known as the creator of the Enigma project, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Karthik S speaks to the mysterious artist about his […]

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  • Fan Questions – interview 2007

    25.09.2007 Michael Cretu answering questions from the fans   In 2007 Michael Cretu, for the first time ever, agreed to answer interview questions from fans all over the world. The interview was organised in collaboration with Enigma’s web community. Questions were sent in from such countries as : Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada. Colombia, […]

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  • 26 August 2003

    Interview Given August 26, 2003   Question: 13 years of grand ENIGMA success: after four studio albums and a greatest hits CD, hasn’t there ever popped up the thought of ending the ENIGMA project? Michael Cretu: Already in 1990, with the first album, I had asked myself that question: if I won’t be able anymore […]

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  • Spiegel Online 2001

    The interview was recorded by Stéfan Picker-Dressel for Spiegel-Online   With worldwide record sales of more than 30 million albums, musician and producer Michael Cretu is one of the most internationally successful German artists. However, the 44-year old Cretu does not feel respected. The musician spoke with SPIEGEL-ONLINE about envy, jealousy, appreciation, the singer Heino […]

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  • The Times Interview

    26.10.2001 The Times Interview How to be an Enigma   Michael Cretu has sold 30 million albums but next to no one knows who he is. Which is just as it should be, he tells. As jobs go, it is not a bad one. You work in your recording studio in your spectacular home atop […]

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  • Enigma 4 MSN Chat With Michael Cretu

      Taken from an Official ENIGMA Chat with Michael Cretu on 24 January, 2000 with MSN. The Live Chat took place from Cannes France ENIGMA = Michael Cretu ENIGMA : HI FANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!! I’m here!! M.C. E4 : hi Mr. Cretu Stefan : Hi !!! roundabout : hello, Michael! Monique : […]

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  • The Screen Behind The Mirror
    (Microsoft Network Interview’99)

    Michael Cretu was interviewed by Nikolas Marten, December 1999   Question: When Enigma was released in 1990, did you believe that this project would last to see the year 2000? Cretu: I did, actually, it was a 10-year plan. Three albums were planned then and the fourth one for the millennium was supposed to be […]

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  • MICHAEL CRETU’S ONLINE CHAT
    (DECEMBER 1996)

    Virgin Germany December 13 1996 Below is an edited transcript of an online chat Michael Cretu participated in from Hamburg, Germany. It was his first online chat. Online Host With the release of Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!, the ground breaking musical project known as Enigma now becomes a trilogy. While possessing a […]

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  • Le Roi Est Mort Vive Le Roi
    (Official Electronic Press Kit 1996)

          ENIGMA 3  CDROM Interactive Press Kit This German interview appears as part of the E3 CDROM press kit issued prior to the release of the Enigma 3 “Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! album. In order to see the alternative, English video version of this press interview (with different, additional content that is […]

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  • Le Roi Est Mort Vive Le Roi
    (Press Video Interview 96-97)

    Michael Cretu talking about third Enigma album

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  • The Cross of Changes
    (Official Electronic Press Kit 1993)

    by The Torpedo Twins Virgin Germany December 10 1993 This video, which goes for around 18 minutes, has been shown in various forms on many European TV stations. It has been made in a German version, and in an English version which is presented below. I have not corrected the English to keep the quotes […]

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