Lazonby* ‎– Sacred Cycles

Brainiak Records ‎– Braink 37
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM




Recorded at GCHQ and Hooj Studios, London
℗ © 1994 Brainiak Records Audio Sensory Stimulation Ltd.
Sacred Cycles incorporates (uncredited) elements from The Fountain of Salmacis by Genesis.

Other Versions (5 of 35) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Pete Lazonby Sacred Cycles(VHS) Brainiak Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
MLCL022 Pete Lazonby Sacred Cycles(3xFile, MP3, 320) Molecule Recordings (2) MLCL022 UK 2012
LOST058LCD Pete Lazonby Sacred Cycles(CDr, Single, Ltd) Lost Language LOST058LCD UK 2007 Sell This Version
HOOJ 93 Pete Lazonby Sacred Cycles(12", W/Lbl, One) Hooj Choons HOOJ 93 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Lazonby* Sacred Cycles(Acetate, 12") Hooj Choons none UK 2000 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 8 Reviews

Add Review



December 7, 2017
edited 10 months ago
Charm is amazing, completely missed being the B side of Sacred Cycles


February 14, 2014
Loved the original, one of the best 'Trance' records ever as it is soooooooo much more than bog standard trance. Love the Medway Remix as it doesn't try to better the orig but it does take it to another place and uses techno hi-hats, classic :)


February 19, 2013
The speaker heard in the beginning of the original version of "Sacred Cycles" is not Gandhi - although this is often assumed.
Talk about western stereotypes - "Hey, listen - there's a man babbling about tolerance with an indian accent! Must be Gandhi."

Not quite so. In fact, it's Osho - a controversial indian guru who had many western followers in the 1970's. The bit heard in "Sacred Cycles" is an excerpt of a longer recorded talk where Osho discusses the problem of different beliefs dividing human beings from each other:

" ... and it is good that not all are roses, that not all are lotuses.

But something very mysterious is happening here, Darius, you can see: all kinds of people are here, from almost every country, from every religion, and nobody teaches them to be tolerant and nobody teaches them to be respectful of the other's religion. These things are simply not talked about, and still nobody is intolerant. In fact, nobody thinks in terms that the other is other. This is a totally different vision.

My approach is that you have to drop ... "

This is where the speech sample ends in the track, while the continuation would be:

" ..., not to imbibe tolerance, not to imbibe a certain synthesis, manipulated, man-made -- you have to drop this whole nonsense of the American way of life and the Indian way of life and the Chinese way of life. You have to drop this whole nonsense that "I am a Hindu, Mohammedan, Parsi, Sikh." You are just a human being!"

And "Sacred Cycles" is just a great early Trance track.


February 3, 2009
edited about 1 month ago
Although the accolades Mr. Lazonby receives for this track are rightfully deserved, the standout elements of the tune should be given proper credit as well.
The airy arpeggio and swooping synth (which is, quite honestly, the real gem of this track) is sampled directly from a Genesis song called "The Fountain of Salmacis" released on their third LP "Nursery Cryme" from 1971.
Pete Lazonby did an excellent job of making the sample[s] his own, that's for sure ... but credit where credit is due.