Juno Reactor ‎– Laughing Gas

NovaMute ‎– 12 NoMu 26, NovaMute ‎– 12 NOMU 26
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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Catalog# on labels: 12 NoMu 26
Catalog# on sleeve: 12 NOMU 26

A1: Taken from the forthcoming LP/CD on NovaMute.

℗ + © 1993 Mute Records Ltd.
Made in Great Britain.

Durations do not appear on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 280797
  • Matrix / Runout: 12 NOMU 26 - A1 PR-M TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout: 12 NOMU 26 - B1 PR-M TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD NoMu 26 Juno Reactor Laughing Gas(CD, Maxi) NovaMute CD NoMu 26 UK 1993 Sell This Version
INT 826.775, CDNoMu26 Juno Reactor Laughing Gas(CD, Maxi) NovaMute, NovaMute INT 826.775, CDNoMu26 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
P 12 NoMu 26 Juno Reactor Laughing Gas(12", Promo) NovaMute P 12 NoMu 26 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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July 17, 2014
This is early goa trance, despite what anyone wants to say about labels. You can hear it in the intent, the fast pace of the rhythm section and the bubbling acid lines. Sure, it's not yet MWNN goa, but it's goa nonetheless. Great record!


October 7, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

The original sheet included with the record, states "From the jungles of India to the overgrown wastelands of Europe - JUNO REACTOR has landed."

Overall, it's not about it being goa-trance, it's particularly a statement as to where some if not all of a particular style actually originated from. Their mission directive on the paper says also "To seek and destroy all unharmonious hardcore."

On the paper I have, it has no genus listed whatsoever. It, however, throws in India. It's the beginning of a statement that has progressed into a somewhat goa-able fashion.

Overall, these tracks are very good at lighting up a dance floor, or at least used to be back in the day, huh? Recommended for any JR collector and/or fan.



May 1, 2004

I'm sorry, but I just have this inner revolt for the term "Goa Trance". It sounds wrong and frankly I feel completely (despite the tide of convention) that it is wrong. Back in 1994 right when NovaMute sent me a promo sheet (photocopied on yellow stock paper) for this release it was termed by NovaMute itself, the discoverer and first promoter of Juno Reactor to be "Progressive techno". They didn't call it trance, let alone "Goa trance"! What is it with this misnaming of some of the finest techno ever made? Goa is in India! I don't hear sitars, tambouras, kanjiras, or tablas! GOD! Anyway, besides that, this track used the most famous "sound" from the minimoog synthesizer for its bassline. I can't describe it, but you've heard (well, with the limited perception of most, maybe you haven't!) variations of it in everything from the BeeGees ("Jive Talkin'") to Gino Vanelli ("People Gotta Move") and that's the selling point for me on this one. I own a minimoog, and "that sound" was used for nearly twenty years for inspired basslines the world over and never tiringly so. It's the crux of the minimoog's popularity and its signature sound. They were still cranking out "that sound" in the early '90s, hence the bassline in this track. Every other aspect of its production is phenomenal as well. Just for God's sake, DON'T CALL IT GOA TRANCE! PLEASE!?!??!! I still have the poster that states - "...Progressive techno from Ben Watkins..." - they didn't call it "Goa trance"! Criminy!