Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of Mike Oldfield's music, and have been since he released his first album, 'Tubular Bells', in 1973. I bought it at once, and I've bought every album of his since then.
I've enjoyed his double album 'Light & Shade' since its release in 2005. It consists of two different styles of music, the first album being more along the lines of 'classic techno-rock', the other more 'high energy Ibiza rock'. Both are interesting listening. One of the tracks on the first of the two albums is 'First Steps'. It builds to a crescendo from simple beginnings, and I find it very enjoyable. I've struggled for some time to figure out why I like it so much, and today it came to me; it's like a rock equivalent to Ravel's Boléro, which also builds to a crescendo by repeating the same theme over and over, drawing in more and more instruments and getting louder and louder.
Try it for yourselves.
Mmmm . . . definitely one of my favorite tracks from the album.