Desert Storm ‎– Desert Storm / Scoraig 93

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMA 013 Desert Storm Desert Storm / Scoraig 93(12") Soma Quality Recordings SOMA 013 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Soma 13 Desert Storm Desert Storm / Scoraig 93(12", TP) Soma Quality Recordings Soma 13 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PLAC 002-6 Desert Storm Desert Storm(12") Plastic City PLAC 002-6 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CITY A2 Desert Storm Desert Storm(12", Promo) Plastic City CITY A2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SOMA 013, SOMA13 Desert Storm Desert Storm(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings SOMA 013, SOMA13 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NM7055MX Desert Storm Desert Storm(12", Maxi, RE) Container Records NM7055MX Spain 1997 Sell This Version
MAGNA040D Desert Storm Desert Storm 2010 Remixes(2xFile, MP3, 320) Magna Recordings MAGNA040D Portugal 2010
SOMA 013 Desert Storm Desert Storm / Scoraig 93 (2xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA 013 UK Unknown

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thomasrochford

thomasrochford

October 26, 2014
referencing Desert Storm, 12", PLAC 002-6
The vocal sample at the start of the track Desert Storm, is taken from a CNN live report from an under assault Baghdad during the first Gulf War. The reporter was the New Zealand born war correspondent, Peter Arnett, who also covered the Vietnam war extensively.
Dusks

Dusks

May 31, 2010
referencing Desert Storm / Scoraig 93, 12", SOMA 013
There was quiet in Baghdad after the first two or three hours of attack. The sky was lit then by almost constant streams of anti-aircraft fire, red and yellow, looping and swirling across the blue-grey of the night. Bright flashes illuminated the horizon; there was what could have been a direct hit on a power station..

Desert Storm
o9andrew

o9andrew

March 26, 2010
referencing Desert Storm, 12", PLAC 002-6

Thankfully the original can be heard on this record.
Universe

Universe

September 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Desert Storm, 12", PLAC 002-6

Whoever it was at Plastic City that signed up this tune and got Thorsten Adler & Thomas Wedel (aka AwEX) to remix it, deserved a pay rise!

Thorsten & Thomas took a fairly innocuous tech-house track and turn it into an epic acid trance groover that sits perfectly alongside Hardfloor type material. In particular, watch out for the wicked breakdown featuring an eerie broken up Gulf War news report, after which the track comes racing back for further mayhem.

Peak time material.
BomberOne

BomberOne

August 30, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Desert Storm, 12", Maxi, RE, NM7055MX
Most people know "Scoraig 93" from its appearance in the Soma First Compilation, but the killer here is on A-side, a pure progressive trance in action. Starting with a slow strings pattern full of emotion, "Desert Storm" slowly evolves using more en more simple synths patterns. And when the acid line emerges from the middle break, any being having ears couldn't resist the wave ! Definitely a progressive techno anthem, perhaps some may call a Trance record, but it has this distinctive round synth sound you had in most serious Soma releases from the 93-96 era, when they were still blending techno and house, and before they became too clubby.
pp15doodoo

pp15doodoo

February 5, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Desert Storm / Scoraig 93, 12", SOMA 013

I love the track 'Scoraig '93'. I was lucky enough to have some dealings with the Desert Storm crew during the 1990s and cannot say enough positive things about them.

The way ' Scoraig '93' builds and builds, the acid line, the breakdown - it's all pretty much perfect - probably much like the free parties that inspired it. I wish I had been there.
axne

axne

August 17, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Desert Storm / Scoraig 93, 12", SOMA 013

"Desert Storm" is a beautiful track which is quite unique in its style, especially for the time. I loved it when it came out and still do. Would be interesting to see who are behind this. Beware of the trancemaster version though, which is edited and ruined.
Pseventeen

Pseventeen

May 28, 2004
referencing Desert Storm / Scoraig 93, 12", SOMA 013
I've always been one to give props to some of music's more underrated moments and this ep is one of the most under appreciated releases that the mighty Soma has ever pressed. The big track was "Socraig '93" which is outstanding in itself, but there is just something about the self-titled cut "Desert Storm". For me it ranks as one of those records like "Convextion" or "Give Your Body" that just stops me from whatever I'm doing and seems to have me spellbound with it's shimmering acid lines.
mentalist

mentalist

August 7, 2002
referencing Desert Storm / Scoraig 93, 12", SOMA 013

Desert Storm is a beautiful hypnotic track - it starts off with a news reporter from the Gulf War, talking about the fires in Baghdad, then in come the sweeping ambient synth sounds, building up until the beats come in, then off it goes. Scoraig '93 is named after a 3 day long free party on the Scoraig peninsula in northern Scotland, near Ullapool. The party could only be reached by fishing boat, as there are no roads to Scoraig. I didn't go, but I know someone who did....it got pretty messy!