Man With No Name ‎– Earth Moving The Sun

Perfecto ‎– 3984-22975-2, EastWest ‎– 3984-22975-2
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1 Vavoom! 7:11
2 Seratonin Sunrise (MVO Mix)
Composed By – Freeland*, Banks*Vocals – Micky Banks*
3 Camouflage 2:17
4 Own The World 7:16
5 The First Day (Horizon)
Composed By – Gardener*, Freeland*Vocals – Mark Gardener
6 Treacle 6:39
7 Possessed 6:32
8 Parallel Universe 7:50
9 Spaghettification 1:34
10 Tarantula 8:30
11 The Breech 6:31

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Sleeve @ Dusk Design.

Additional engineering and mixes on tracks 2, 3, 6 and 9 for 140 DB.

Published by Momentum Music Ltd.
Track 2: Published by Momentum Music Ltd. / Copyright Control.
Track 5: Published by Momentum Music Ltd. / MCA Music Ltd.

Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
A Time Warner Company.

℗ 1998 Warner Music UK Ltd.
© 1998 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 39842 29752 3
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Rights Society: GEMA | BIEM
  • Other (Distribution Code): CW 851

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3984-23943-1 Man With No Name Earth Moving The Sun(2x12", Album) Perfecto 3984-23943-1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 28984 2 9 Man With No Name Earth Moving The Sun(CD, Album, Unofficial) Barracuda Records (2), EMI United Kingdom (2) 7243 8 28984 2 9 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
2-46957-A Man With No Name Earth Moving The Sun(CD, Promo) Kinetic Records 2-46957-A US 1998 Sell This Version
DR-013 Man With No Name Earth Moving The Sun(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Records (5) DR-013 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
AMCE-2508 Man With No Name Earth Moving The Sun(CD, Album) EastWest AMCE-2508 Japan 1998 Sell This Version


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August 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
This album apparently propagated the basic idea of a Geocentric model back when the internet was still in its infancy and the Flat Earth theory hasn't yet developed its cult following. I never understood why it was treated so differently by some people compared to the first album. If one would like to bash it for some strange reason he or she could probably make an argument that it proves that MWNN is the unbeatable master of the GOA remixes. However I simply can't say that about the album that includes killer tracks like Vavoom! Seratonin Sunrise (MVO Mix). Tarantula, The Breech. Perhaps their popularity on youtube may pose a serious concern for pretentious listeners. It is also hard to tell how 'Seratonin Sunrise (MVO Mix)' may sound for the native English speaker, (as I personally would rather include in my playlist a song/sample in a foreign language), but in my mind this is exactly the type of a very unusual and underappreciated experiment with vocal that should be far more widely embraced by the EDM producers.


April 30, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
I would have to agree with most reviews on this album, i have it on vinyl since 98 but the vinyl doesn't have the tracks camouflage, treacle or Spaghettification which i'm not to sorry about after reading the comments on these tracks. The only 2 i really like are "Tarantula" and "the breech", both of these are nice atmospheric tracks that are paired well on the album as they almost form part of an overall emotive concept for the album, I say concept because these 2 tracks both have a kind of spooky jungle atmosphere to them, Tarantula is aptly named, it has a very cool spooky bass line & a harder banging kick plus there are some really cool spooky synths later in the track just before the final break.
The Breech is quiet a melodic track but it's the 303 work which really makes it stand out, my only gripe is the melody he introduces during the 2nd part of the track but the track is save by the intense 303 which builds in intensity leading the that final break & a very cool vocal sample towards the end of the track -
"once more unto the breech dear friend"
Dunno from what movie although i know it is a quote from Shakespeare!! but any way that so fucking cool sample kicks the breach into a 303 driven climax that is fuckin sweet!!!!


March 18, 2009
Man With No Name was one of my first ever musical 'crushes'. His easy digestible and recognizible sound got me hooked on old school goa trance before I even knew such a term existed. The larger than life attitude he put into his tracks, the energy through apparently simple textures and melodies made him the goa/psy trance star back in the day.
However, after affirming himself as one the genre's leading figures and main representatives, mainly due to three jaw droppingly amzing singles (Teleport, Sugar Rush, Floor Essence) and an impressive debut album, "Moment of truth", Martin Freeland attempted at pleasing an even larger crowd and churned out his prevalently dull sophmore output, "Earth moving the sun". The cardinal flaw here is that he tries too hard to appeal to a large(er) root base of trance listeners, and the music suffers a great deal, as it sounds too scattered, without a well determined sense of direction. Tracks like Vavoom, Parallel Universe and Own The World all start with a promising goa trance touch, but end up getting flooded with cheesy euro trance horns, uplifting hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don't-care build ups and climaxes, with (at that point) absolutely pointless acid synths. There are two totally misplaced brief interludes and a downtempo track which somehow found a way to this album while collecting dust with Martin's Dusty Springfield records. Believe it or not, Seratonin Sunrise and The First Day have MWNN experimenting with singing, thankfully though, voices are lent by other artists. As though things didn't get bad enough already, he throws in a dose of irritating male ranting over production very much resembling the one of, for example, Vavoom.
However, there are a few big pluses on "Earth moving the sun", namely Possessed and The Breech, which have Martin back in the loop, doing what he does best: catchy and playful goa trance which tears dance floors apart. The Breech is somewhat darker though, much more atmospheric than anything else on this album. The trademark catchy melody and acid trickery is all here, just applied to forge a deeper, if you want, more contemplative sound. Possessed is one of his calling cards during a live, while Tarantula, is a really long and patient stomper, with a hard and dominant kick, knocking out everything in its way until the lead comes in and does its thing.
Overall, from where I stand and being aware of my expectations as far as Man With No Name goes, I've always considered this one a dissapointment. I am not saying you will as well, but if you got fairly acquainted with his earlier work, I'd be surprised if you said this came close, let alone surpassed any of that golden stuff.


January 31, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Notice how some people, the more they try to appear cool, the more they fail miserably? Marilyn Manson, Axl Rose, the guy from Ugly Kid Joe, anyone?! Well, Martin Freelander is facing the same problem here and there on Earth Moving The Sun. At least on Seratonin Sunrise where singer Mickey Banks is doing the best he can to sound like a bad boy struggling with some really ... really (!) lame lyrics. Please leave such tasks to Massive Attack or Underworld, thank you!

What else we got here? Well, the album is out on Perfecto and it shows and not in a good way :( As excited I was about Moment Of Truth, as ungrabbed this leaves me. I mean, a favourite track here has to be something like Treagle, which is nothing but a nice little track, but at least staying somewhat true to the psy/ambient genre. Tracks like the opener Vavoom, Seratonin Sunrise, Own The World, The First Day (Horizon), well, basically, ALL tracks instead land in some psy/club-trance/border techno category I've never been into.

So, a great disappointment? Well, yes, cause Martin seemed to have all the potential on Moment Of Truth, but what we are treated here is fast food easy consumerable, forgettable, twelve on the dozen type of trance. Which is sad cause the last tracks on this album works better than the first half and gives reason to believe he still knew what it was all about. Parallel Universe certainly stays closer to psy even if it may need to be played at the darkest hour not to have me thinking it's cheese ;o) And my favourite here, closing track The Breech, isn't bad either.

But if you like melodic club trance with edge (I'll give Martin that!), you may very well love this album.


June 20, 2003

The second album from MWNN is by turns more experimental and more commercial than his classic first album 'Moment Of Truth'. The album received mixed reactions from the psy-trance fans who worshipped the early MWNN output, perhaps becuase it contains quite a few departures from the Goa / Psy style.

Given that this is a Perfecto release one should expect quality house/trance,and that expectation is indeed met. Production is as good as would be expected from Oakenfolds flagship label. However the track mix of vocal trance (e.g. 'Seratonin Sunrise') alongside harder psy-trance (e.g. 'Vavoom') means that the album does not flow in the same fashion as its predecessor.

Nevertheless, this is a quality album which should appeal to those with house/trance leanings, although there are a number of harder psy-trance tracks here too. A good, intriguing album which will suffice until (hopefully) MWNN delivers another of the quality of 'Moment Of Truth'.