Dawnseekers ‎– Gothic Dream / Twister / Neural Net

In Trance We Trust ‎– ITWT 313-5
Vinyl, 12"


A Gothic Dream 8:01
B1 Twister 7:56
B2 Neural Net 8:27

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  • Barcode: 8715197031356
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout: 08 43266 20 1A1 ITWT 313-5
  • Matrix / Runout: 08 43266 20 1B1 ITWT 313-5

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ITWT 313-5 Dawnseekers Gothic Dream / Twister / Neural Net(3xFile, MP3, 320) In Trance We Trust ITWT 313-5 Netherlands Unknown


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January 5, 2009

Interestingly enough, Gothic Dream and Neural Net were originally signed to Platipus Records. When these tracks were then licensed to In Trance We Trust a third, original track was commissioned to be included on the EP, which at the time was the norm. What Geert Huinink and Alco Lammers came up with was Twister, which not only is the least impressive track on this EP, but is also simply a tired rework of another track of theirs - namely Natural, which was released on a Twenty-Something EP (ITWT 312-5) shortly before this EP was released.

Gothic Dream has a beautiful melody and was a surprising commercial success back in the day, even warranting its own CD release, which was shockingly the only such instance for a Huinink/Lammers production. The track dies at around 5.38 after taking the listener on a journey of epic proportions.

The aforementioned Twister track builds up at 2.32 and breaks down at 3.28, after which point it is almost unrelenting in its energy. However, this is a subdued energy. A lack of a string section in this track is obvious, and it is the most traditional piece of trance on the EP so maybe it shouldn't have a string section. But when sandwiched between two masterpieces as it is here, one can only pick out its faults. You can tell this track was quickly produced as it just doesn't have the magic of the other two.

Neural Net I have loved for a long time. It starts with a memorable hook; a descent through the notes of a piano. This is in much the same way as Gobi (ITWT 323-5) begins with its far-eastern [presumably Mongol] beats pounding away to let the listener know they are being journeyed away from the norm. The playful melody begins in earnest at 1.27 and reminds me as if two people are jumping up and down on a spacehopper, with each return to earth providing a note. The note changes in this track are adorable.

There are very few releases on In Trance We Trust that have such memorable moments on them as this behemoth from Dawnseekers. Their later EP Protuberance/Sunstorm (ITWT 325-5) is similarly majestic and you should check that one out too.


January 12, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Beeing one of the great releases of the golden era of melodic trance (1998-2000), Geert Huinink & Alco Lammers put "Gothic Dream" on everyones mind. I found this vinyl a year ago, and listening to it is truly euphoric. I think many with me, would like to see a new Dawnseeker track!


December 25, 2002
edited over 8 years ago