Horizon 222 ‎– Through The Round Window

ZZO Recordings ‎– 39100252, ZZO Recordings ‎– CD 39100252, DOVe ‎– DOVeCD222
CD, Album


1 Touch (Groovin' With The Tuvan) 13:33
2 Heart (Heart Of The Sun) 11:16
3 Spirit Level (Lost In Space) 15:01
4 Ancestor (Discarnate In Atlantis) 9:21
5 Quelque Minute (Don't Look Back) 13:05
6 Beyond The Horizon (Mother Of Everything) 11:21

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Label on back cover and in booklet: ZZO
Cat#s on spine & disc face: DOVeCD222/39100252
Cat# on back cover and in booklet: CD 39100252
Manufacturer inferred from CD matrix.

A very similar release, Through The Round Window, has a different barcode and label info on the tray inlay.

Selected info from booklet:
Produced [...] February/March 1992
© Frost Eviance Music
This CD is a collaboration of: DOVe, Canada and ZZO/Hyperium, Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4 014391 002525
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4014391002525
  • Label Code: LC 6821
  • Matrix / Runout: GZ DA1204 BKO 014

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DOVeCD222, DOVe CD 222, 39100252, CD 39100252 Horizon 222 Through The Round Window(CD, Album) DOVe, DOVe, ZZO Recordings, ZZO Recordings DOVeCD222, DOVe CD 222, 39100252, CD 39100252 Canada 1992 Sell This Version


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January 24, 2020
It would be a great pleasure for me if this album were re-released on vinyl!


October 14, 2017

As reviewed by me in May 1994:

Summary: The definitive soft (but not mellow) trance techno album beyond compare. Required listening for everyone who ever said techno was cold.

The trance-techno arm of ambient-industrial figureheads ZovietFrance, Horizon 222's debut album from 1992 is nothing short of a mesmerizing masterpiece. Albeit a bit repetitive in the pan-delay play, the consistent speaker-bouncing and layering is apparently being done with deliberate method, immediately inducing alpha-state brainwave activity and causing reviewers to write horribly compound run-ons without a care as to how long the sentence is actually getting to be; the most anyone could get me to utter as I'm transfixed by "Touch" is "I'm kicking myself for putting off buying this for so long. Pass the SweetTarts" and good lord will I be able to describe what this is about? I give up. If you like trance at all, you must buy this album, that's all there is to it.


September 18, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

An absolute classic of the early 90's ambient/dub/trance genre. I picked this up after it got a massive recommendation in a local rave zine in 1992 and was not disappointed. If there are just three discs that embody the sound of this period, I would have to put this in the rarefied company of the Orb's "Blue Room" and Psychick Warriors of Gaia "Ov Biospheres". Sadly, it did not seem to really get the attention of these other two, but is still recommended listening to this day for fans of the more intelligent side of the "rave" music of this period.

Horizon 222's followup, "The Three of Swans", while perhaps not quite as good as their freshman effort, is also worth picking up, if only for "The Last Supper (Massacre Mix)" which formed the soundtrack for one of the most formative moments of my misspent young adulthood.


September 26, 2015
edited over 4 years ago

If there was one track from this entire era that could encapsulate that entire experience of slipping into a deep bassline trance state on a dancefloor while blasted to the gills on E in perfect communion with body, soul, & universe and surrounded by smiling others in the same state -- and when one could indulge this feeling without the slightest sense of irony, or the legacy of decades' worth of mindbogglingly banal "trance" music yet to come -- then that track would be "Spirit Level".