Dimension 5

Dimension 5

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Dimension 5 was originally started up in 1989 and released their first single (Utopia) in 1990. They thereafter stayed with D5 records for a while, but fell out due to musical differences; and Kerry and Nick started up their own label (Intastella) to release their music.

Dimension 5 described their music as "space techno psychedelic trance" around the time of their debut album (Transdimensional) and cited Hawkwind, Gong, Tim Blake and Tangerine Dream as some of their major influences. The psychedelic rock influences were later toned down and became more of a crossover to what they called "spacey techno". This is evident on their second album (Second Phaze), which has a harder and more tribal feel. They were joined on this release by Norwegian Christer Borge-Lunde (Ra / Electron Wave).

Suntrip Records reissued their first album Transdimensional in 2007. In May 2012 they announced that new album will be released soon.

Contact: dimension5.meteorites@yahoo.co.uk
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Dimension 5 Discography

Albums

INTA LP01 Dimension 5 Transdimensional (Album) Intastella Records INTA LP01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BMPHQ CD002 Dimension 5 Second Phaze (Album) Blue Moon Productions (2) BMPHQ CD002 Thailand 2000 Sell This Version
ARDEP07 Dimension 5 / Chi-A.D. Dimension 5 / Chi-A.D. - Blue Moon UK Sampler Altar Records ARDEP07 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
SUNCD27 Dimension 5 TransAddendum(CD, Album) Suntrip Records SUNCD27 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UNI 11 Dimension 5 Utopia Perception Records UNI 11 UK 1991 Sell This Version
12 UNIE 17 Dimension 5 Utopia (Midsummer Madness Remixes) Perception Records 12 UNIE 17 UK 1991 Sell This Version
UNI 22 Dimension 5 Let It Go(12") Perception Records UNI 22 UK 1992 Sell This Version
D5 003 Dimension 5 UFO / Light Sensitive Data D5 Records D5 003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
D5001 Dimension 5 Trance Express(12") D5 Records D5001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
INTA 04 Dimension 5 Psychic Influence / Ganymede Intastella Records INTA 04 UK 1996 Sell This Version
INTA 02 Dimension 5 Blue Pyramid / Purple Om Intastella Records INTA 02 UK 1996 Sell This Version
INTA 01 Dimension 5 Intastella / Iron Sun Intastella Records INTA 01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
INTA 05 Dimension 5 Iron Sun (Remix) / Harmonic Convergence / Antidote Intastella Records INTA 05 UK 1997 Sell This Version
INTA 06 Dimension 5 Deep Space 5D / Temple Of Chaos Intastella Records INTA 06 UK 1997 Sell This Version
STELLAR01 Dimension 5 Limitless Dimension / Bombed Out Interstellar Productions STELLAR01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BMPUK 01 Dimension 5 Tribes Of The Moon / Limitless Dimension(12") Blue Moon Productions U.K. BMPUK 01 UK 1998 Sell This Version

Compilations

SUNCDLE02 Dimension 5 TransStellar (Comp) Suntrip Records SUNCDLE02 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version

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canyon-Kalle

canyon-Kalle

January 24, 2010
edited over 3 years ago
Dimension 5 was a long lived group which enjoyed some success back in the days and is now regarded as one of the classic goa acts amongst the old school fans. I don't quite share the enthusiasm and here's why...
The usual D5 formula is to have a soft, floaty synth line in the background, which on they paint small effects and the lead melody(s). It's precisely the fact the frame (ie. background) on most of their tracks is kept the same through-out the track that has made grow out of their music. Approach from a positive angle and you could say the repetitive nature is actually hypnotic and danceable - which I wouldn't argue against. But for an avid long time bedroom listener like me the missing subtlety in the background details is enough to create a feel of unfulfillment. I give them the credit of doing very well the standard goa recipe, yet I don't find they ever went past the comfort zone pushing the envelope of psytrance. Only on a few tracks on 'Transdimensional' they've created enough varied, contrast soundscape that I'm able to go back again and again without getting bored.
The initial impact D5 had on me years ago was enormous, 'Transdimensional' was one of the reasons I felt for goa trance. But after listening to psytrance for a long time and coming back to their stuff now the bare truth is, especially if speaking of works around 'Transdimensional', they are spare of ideas and lack progression within a lot of their tracks to the point you could as well classify them hard trance as goa (edit: This would apply only for material between 95-97).
Not to be all negative. Dimension 5 is a great group to start if you're new to goa trance, you might enjoy their music from the very first listen even. I've not mentioned 'Second Phaze' in the review earlier as I find it rather average, point being you should go straight for the magnum opus 'Transdimensional', it's also the easiest to get as Suntrip records was kind enough to repress it.

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