Dance 2 Trance ‎– Moon Spirits

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COMA Records (4) ‎– COMACD12, COMA Records (4) ‎– COMACD 12
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1 Kayenta 6:20
2 We Came In Peace (Desert Mix) 5:05
3 Freaks
Vocals – Martin Fromme
6:22
4 Sit Together 5:10
5 Hello San Francisco (Golden Gate Mix) 6:44
6 Mr. Cannabis 9:19
7 P.ower Of A.merican N.atives 5:56
8 Atlantis 5:10
9 Remember Exxon Valdez 7:46
10 Where Is Dag? 6:11

Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered AtSonopress – G - 9174

Credits

Notes

Cat # appears with space (as "COMACD 12") on disc and on back cover of inlay. On spines and on back cover it is without space (as "COMACD12").

Produced and recorded at Allstar Warehouse, Frankfurt City.

Published by Edition Allstar/BMG UFA.

℗ & © 1992 Dance 2 Trance for Allstar Music Productions [on back cover]
℗ 1993 Licensed from Allstar Music Prod. GmbH. [on disc]
Marketed by Intercord Ton GmbH. Licensee
Made in Germany 09/92

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 708920 006724
  • Barcode: 5708920006724
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS G - 9174 / COMACD12 A
  • Rights Society: BIEM | n©b

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INT 145.567 Dance 2 Trance Moon Spirits(LP, Album) Blow Up INT 145.567 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
PDCD 110 Dance 2 Trance Moon Spirits(CD, Album) Possum PDCD 110 Australia & New Zealand 1993 Sell This Version
INT 192.830 Dance 2 Trance Moon Spirit(LP, Album, Promo) Blow Up INT 192.830 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
INT 845.571 Dance 2 Trance Moon Spirits(CD, Album) Blow Up, Intercord INT 845.571 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
019-2, 1158482 Dance 2 Trance Moon Spirits(CD, Album) EMG - ToCo Ltd., Dureco 019-2, 1158482 Czech Republic 1993 Sell This Version

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moonmaniac

moonmaniac

May 23, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

"Moon Sprits" is one of those albums, as an old-school trance enthusiast, you buy for either the nature of being a quite historical document or for the music. There have been a couple of versions of this, The later versions of this changes the version of "Power" for the vocal mix and adds "Take A Free Fall". Anyhow about the music, most of the trancy tracks are in the deeper german style and the downtempo tracks are spacey but do indulge in some of the bad clichés of this style.

"Kayenta" is a an ok album intro and it's a downtempo piece with a long string melody but it does feature a insipid asian wailing sample. It segues sort of nicely into the album remix of their breakout hit "We Came In Peace". The Desert Mix uses the basis & groove of the 1991 Mix but doesn't feature it's melody.

"Freaks" is a darker driving trancer and is great. "Sit Together" is one of the dogs on the album, the riff sounds like taken from some random italian piano-houser and the bassline is nicked from Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper". The album version of "Hello San Francisco" is subpar, it drops the Supertramp sample and the hook is equally as bad as the one on "Sit Together", it does a have a nice groove but it's different elements doesn't align right.

"Mr. Cannabis" is dubby downtempo track with no blatant ethnic samples and it's a nice ditty but it just sounds a bit uninspired. "P.ower Of A.merican N.atives" is a driving trancer that is on point. "Atlantis" is decent and like "Mr. Cannabis", there's no ethnic samples but it's just ok. Both of them work well in the context of the album, just not on their own.

"Remember Exxon Valdez" is a laidback uptempo track with a hefty ammount of Balearic influences, very much a strong point on the album and they make the distorted guitar samples work nicely onto this track, although what does suspiciously sound like whale sounds in the into does not work.

Finishing off the album is "Where Is Dag?" which serves like an encore as "Remembering"... is a blantant finisher. It's a techier track with a lighter groove and robotic spoken samples, it also uses a drab atmosphere and a long distorted synth driving the track. A fun thing is that the robotic vocal which asks "Where is dag?" says "Where's Jam?" at the end.

Now close to 20 years after it's release, does this hold up? well to be brutally honest. It barely does. I still like it as a whole a lot but it's also for the nostalgia factor, well neo-nostalgic. I never actually knew the full extent of D2T's catalogue until 10 years after this was released. The album does have it's high points which are brilliant and some low points which are tosh. Take it for what it is I say