Loren X ‎– Definitive Perception



Sectosphere 6:16
Hypnotik Source 6:38
Symbol K 8:46
Ethnic Modul 6:47
Starchime (Dub) 6:38
Quijada 6:28
Fictif 6:13
Doomsday 6:12
Trance Lucid (Dub) 5:41
Goasubliminal 6:30
Shimmer 3:45

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
523 068-2, 523 068 - 2 Loren X Definitive Perception(CD, Album) Omnisonus, Omnisonus 523 068-2, 523 068 - 2 France 1994 Sell This Version
523 068-4 Loren X Definitive Perception(Cass, Album) Omnisonus 523 068-4 France 1994 Sell This Version


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September 12, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Definitive Perception, CD, Album, 523 068-2, 523 068 - 2

This is a great hardcore trance release, I don't know very much hardtrance releases with such nrg directly onto the point. Very stormy driven beats without to be boring, its a for this genre typical sound but perfect high speed arranged trip to the lazer-worlds of a fantastic electric world.
This is Goa too and Goa-sound e.g. Djs like Sven Väth had been played the early 90s at various legendary raves, ...and sound a bit like Harthouse Frankfurt. The composer of the tracks must be a wide open emotional person because he has deepest links to the strongest all-loving melodies.
Loren is the King of Hardtrance. I would give 6 of 5 possible points because such high number of good tracks on the cd which are better than most of other releases at this time.


May 6, 2010
referencing Definitive Perception, CD, Album, 523 068-2, 523 068 - 2

Just like any old school album produced by Gilbert Thévenet, more known as Asia 2001/Martin Cooper (among countless other monikers), Loren X debut album "Definitive perception" is a mission impossible to grab hold of these days. In my opinion, just like those overblown Asia 2001 releases, this one raised more dust based merely on the artist's name than the quality of the music displayed could have ever done.
But, before you jump to any premature conclusions, let me say that this may just be my favorite output by the producer, not so much because I am infatuated with his opus, but mainly because I find most of his other productions from the era heavily dated and cheese infested like my birthday cake.
What sets apart "Definitve perception" from his other (very often far more venerated) work is that here, the full on melodic craze and multi layered cheer leader goa trance aesthetic is toned down in favor of a more linear, and if you want to call it that, stripped down, old school melodic techno approach to the music.
The tracks are very straight forward, simple in structure, flow wise pretty flat yet driving with the tendency to mesmerize the listener. Not much development and virtually no build ups and climaxes are present in the music, but what you have are numerous lush pads and huge analog synth sweeps creating a trancey haze, from track to track. The tone is not hard, don't let the techno label mislead you, this is still a very trance influenced and orientated release, but if you thought you would be exposed to more of that Asia 2001 circa "Psykadelia" sound, then look elsewhere. A close description of what this sounds like would be to try and imagine a rhythmically dense Asia 2001 track unloading three quarters of its elements and layers, maintaining only its core, basic ingredients: a steady and pulsating beat, with one or two lead melodies, and at times some acidic synths as well.
The album is not bad, but if you prefer madness and climaxes to hypnosis and trance like states, you might want to reconsider before spending a lot of money on this one. Personally, some albums I have enjoyed more than "Definitive perception", and which have very successfully combined dreamy and hypnotic melody work typical of regular trance with characteristics belonging to goa trance are Electric Universe'e "One love" or maybe even Aeon's "Transe modulaire". A good recommendation might also be the work by Oliver Lieb recorded under the Spicelab alias back in the day - some very strong trance which miraculously avoided sounding corny and epic, with a slightly heavier emphasis on techno. This is a good album, but nothing more. The nature of the tracks prevents it from having any real standouts, and the fact that all tracks re-use the same sounds and effects over and over again doesn't really come in handy as well. As nice and benevolent as it may sound, hearing any one to two tracks off this album will give you the impression like you've heard the whole thing. In my case, those tracks would be Symbol K and Quijada. Doomsday is the most acidic and uptempo track, together with the album opener, while Shimmer is a shorter ambient tune placed at the end.