Acen ‎– Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion!) (Remix I) / Close Your Eyes (The Sequel) (Remix II)

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Production House ‎– PNT 034R
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion!) (Remix I)
AA Close Your Eyes (The Sequel) (Remix II)

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Generic black die-cut sleeve.
No release date is given.
No durations given.

Published by FJR/Handle Music Ltd.
Manufactured in the UK

Incidental information:

Track A Samples:
Vocal from The Doors - A Little Game
Vocal from The House Crew ft. MC Juice - All We Wanna Do Is Dance - (Drop The Bass)
Vocal from Think - Once You Understand - (Overdose)
Vocal from LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out - (Farmers (What?), Farmers (What?), I'm ready (We're ready!), I think I'm gonna...)
Vocal & guitar from The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

Track AA samples:
Vocal from Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
Vocal from Public Enemy - Caught, Can We Get A Witness

"Remix I" contains a sample from The Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" and features George Harrison singing and playing acoustic guitar. This sample was removed from later releases of the track due to copyright problems.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 018890 121342
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): PNT-034R-A PA 5938 'LUV U KAREN'
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side AA): PNT-034R-AA 'LUV U KAREN'

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Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

February 27, 2017

For me, this song is so played out however I must remember that this very tune is what turned me on to U.K. Ardkore in the first place. If it wasn't for this my interest in dance music wouldn't have progressed passed Maurice This is Acid. Really the only bad thing about this record has nothing to do with Acen or the record itself. The problem is, this record got played in the United States way too much. Distribution for these records here was crap so American DJs played the hell out of whatever they could find and this record was always at the top of that small pile. It got rinsed at the Limelight, The Shelter, and at every single revival night after the fact. It's hard to love this record now since I heard it so often in the 90s. Though, if it wasn't for this one I wouldn't be here typing this review with the handle "stuck_in_1992" so I thank you Mr Razvi. Thank you for introducing me to this great dance music.
aidiothir

aidiothir

November 17, 2016
edited 8 months ago
The non Beatles version of Optikonfusion! mix is highly better and more complete than the Beatles one, as with the late part of the track, after the omitted sample, is different with extra rave stabs and not so repetitive as the usual Beatles version. I was always hearing only the non Beatles version playing in radio stations back in time, and for my surprise i just discovered recently the Beatles version and realized that is the only one existed on this release. Where is the non Beatles version???? I can't find it and i need to buy it. Can anyone tell me where is it?
Jarren

Jarren

February 18, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Can someone please confirm the legend that the version without the "Here Comes The Sun" sample is labelled "(Optikonfision!)!!"?

I have never seen a label with "(Optikonfision!)!!". Typo or not.
europa1705

europa1705

May 10, 2014

Both top remixes, I was lucky enough to pick up the one with the Harrison sample for a couple of quid. The Sequel is not often played, but it should be; extremely creepy and sinister in places, although the bass can be a little heavy and drown certain parts out.
fishing_daniel

fishing_daniel

November 1, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

i remember this tune from 1992, what a graet trak and a lot better than the first one. a must have!!!
dj.xray

dj.xray

September 3, 2012
as others have said,get the one with the original george harrison on it,not the revocalised b.....ks.classic production house...made in london.banger!
Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

June 21, 2012
Not much really to say about this tune, I heard this tune on a casette tape first time round. Since then it has always been my fav Acen tune, the samples are spot on, both tunes are quality.
testuser01

testuser01

January 9, 2008
Both remixes contain some nice soothing\melodic moments. The one in 'Remix I' is built upon a sample from 'Here Comes the Sun' song by The Beatles and features George Harrison singing and playing acoustic guitar. Don't know where the samples for the one in 'Remix II' come from, but for some reason it reminds me of DJ Shadow's 'Midnight In A Perfect World' track.
It's a pity those melodic parts are so short.

As for the Rave, the beats are cool on both sides, but the bass -( The bassline on both remixes is very simple and uncreative. Very disappointing.

The bass in the second half of "Remix II (The Sequel)" is total crap! It nearly ruins a whole song!
clarkee

clarkee

September 15, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

What can you say about this track? This track just says 'Dreamscape and seriously good times'. Probably one tune Ill never ever get bored of hearing. Everyone talks about the Beatles sample but for me the killer line has always been the Jim Morrison [Doors]line....."Just close your eyes....go insane". Godammn this track STULL makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.11/10
555xtrafunk

555xtrafunk

April 1, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
A track that measures up after more than a decade. Delicate beats, infused with deft samples and a haunting little voice over.
Optikonfusion is indeed the one you want. Without the Beatles sample, this is less than half the song. An early 90s lesson in stealing loops and some sampling mayhem is what you should expect from Acen, and with this release they deliver in a big way. If your copy does not contain the Beatles sample, seek one that does.