Juno Reactor ‎– God Is God

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Joseph_S

Joseph_S

February 11, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing God Is God, CD, Maxi, BR041CD

God is God is probably one of those tracks which are liked by every electronic music lover. Sourced from their 1997 album Bible of Dreams, God is God is a mid-tempo trance track with gorgeous singing and which was a turning point for Juno Reactor when they started to use tribal beats, vocals and more “earth sounds” in their music.

The only valid reason for JR fans to have this single is definitely for track 2. Biot Messiah (originally done for the album Mortal Kombat: More Kombat) is a heavy, guitar driven Goa tune which sounds like who’s who when it cames to guitar-trance! This track made it only on the Mortal Kombat CD and on its vinyl sampler, so you can only have this track on this Maxi. I saw this track on their Live in Tokyo DVD and didn’t rest until I got this single!

The Revelation Mix of God is God is a downtempo mix with less singing and much less atmosphere than the original. Nothing special; it’s just an acceptable remix.

The CJ Bolland remix is a thumping (unsurprisingly) Techno version. I don’t like this version, not because I don’t like this kind of Techno but just don’t like the way it has been re-worked. There’s no sampling from the original, the only “similar” thing is Natasha Atlas’ singing which has been “stretched” and speeded-up to match the fast beat. Awful sampling if you ask me.

Not an essential buy, unless you're a J.R. completist. If not you’re much better off getting their 2001 “Masters of the Universe” single and the 7 track Maxi “Pistolero” released in 2000. Both are much better than the God is God single.