Monday, July 31, 2017

Various ‎– The Secret Life Of Trance (Volume 2)

Various Artists
The Secret Life Of Trance (Volume 2)
1993 Rising High Records

I honestly wish I had everything this label released. Very difficult to pick 3 from even my collection. Figure this double CD is an excellent sampler of Rising High’s roster from the early 90s that should not disappoint. 
  1. Influx - Flexor
  2. Sequential - Trip To Paradise
  3. Resistance D - Eclipse (DSL Remix)
  4. Rising High Collective - Fever Called Love (Hardfloor Mix)
  5. Transform - Transformation
  6. Syzygy - Discovery
  7. OBX - Eternal Prayer (Caspar Pound Mix)
  8. Perry & Rhodan - The Beat Just Goes Straight On & On
  9. Balil - Parasight
  10. New London School Of Electronics - Voices Of The Rainforest
  11. Kibu - Pick Whistle
  12. 4Voice - Eternal Spirit
  13. Cybertrax - Journey To The Centre Of The Mind
  14. Pink Elln & Atom Heart - Electronique (Live At The Casino Montreux)
  15. Detune - Irradiation
  16. Hearts Of Space - Breathe Out
  17. Positive Science - Non Stop
  18. Dreamfish - Underwater
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday, July 24, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Children of the Bong ‎– Sirius Sounds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Children Of The Bong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sirius Sounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1995 Planet Dog

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It was tough picking the last of three from the kennel with Eat Static & Timeshard being two of my preferences. Opted for Daniel Goganian and Rob Henry’s Children of the Bong. Their posh analogue production matched with exceptional song writing created one of the best releases from the label.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Polyphase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ionospheric State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Interface Reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Veil...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Underwater Dub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Life On Planet Earth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Squigglasonica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Visitor
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Banco De Gaia ‎– Heliopolis (The City Of The Sun Mixes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Banco De Gaia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Heliopolis (The City Of The Sun Mixes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1994 Planet Dog/Ultimate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Big Fan of Toby Marks 90’s stuff. This is a smashing re-works collection of a quintessential Banco De Gaia track. All very different, I never could decide (even 23 years later) which one is my favourite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Heliopolis (Eedupolis Dog Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Heliopolis (Liquid Light Mix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Various ‎– Planet Dog Peel Sessions - Peel Your Head

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Planet Dog Peel Sessions - Peel Your Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1995 Strange Fruit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Collection of tracks from three Radio 1 Peel Sessions by the heavy hitters of the Planet Dog kennel. What a tremendous line up of acts this label has! I know I kinda cheated here (being a Strange Fruit release) but they are Planet Dog artist and this is an incredible compilation. Everyone needs a bit of Goa/breakbeat/ambient in their day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Banco De Gaia - Gamaleh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Banco De Gaia - Sunspot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Timeshard - Cosmic Carrot (Parts 1+2)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Eat Static - Bioforms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Eat Static - Area 51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Eat Static - Zarbi
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trancendental Anarchists ‎– Cluster Zone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trancendental Anarchists
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1994 Silent

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Sixth Sense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Sub-Aqua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. POA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Epiphany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. The Ether
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Cluster Zone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Pyramids On Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Percipient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Link in Comments

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spice Barons ‎– Future Perfect State

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Future Perfect State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1995 Silent

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Future Perfect State (Persian Songbird Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Bioluminous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Cheebah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Accidentia In Moonlight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Aromatique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Anthurium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Moondragon (Early Phase)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Voyager (And What Did You Think Of The First Episode?)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. White Moon (Full Moon Mix)
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