Man With No Name ‎– Moment Of Truth

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Concept In Dance ‎– DICCD 125
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Tracklist

1 Moment Of Truth 6:56
2 Floor-Essence (Dayglo Mix) 6:06
3 Subterfuge 5:52
4 Evolution 6:47
5 Azymuth 7:55
6 Low Commotion 6:52
7 Skydiving 6:05
8 Dawn Chorus 6:30
9 Cairo 7:07
10 Sugar Rush (Refined Mix) 6:08
11 Cosmic Echoes 6:45

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There also exists another version that has "Technicolor" written in the matrix.

Sleeve by mark_neal @ dusk.demon.co.uk
Email: mwnn @ dusk.demon.co.uk

All Songs Published by CityBeat / Momentum Music Ltd.
℗ 1996 XL-Recordings / Concept In Dance
© 1996 XL-Recordings / Concept In Dance
Made In England

Total time: 73:30

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 712529 >
  • Barcode (String): 5012093712529
  • Matrix / Runout: C0151 DIC CD MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L122

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DICMC 125 Man With No Name Moment Of Truth(Cass, Album) Concept In Dance DICMC 125 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DR-090 Man With No Name Moment Of Truth(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hyper Records (3) DR-090 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
DICCD 125 Man With No Name Moment Of Truth(CD, Album) Concept In Dance DICCD 125 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-11431 Man With No Name Moment Of Truth(CD, Album) Avex Trax AVCD-11431 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
DICLP 125 Man With No Name Moment Of Truth(2x12", Album) Concept In Dance DICLP 125 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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chimushi

chimushi

May 31, 2017
There is a nice balance of Yin and Yang in this music which I feel is lacking in todays Psy trance which is tilted to the yang. Goa Trance can open the heart when this balance of masculine and feminine is there and with the analog sound it hits you in the heart and the head. Some people don't like music which is emotionally and spiritually emotive. I have known Dj's to cut out the intro's and the breaks in the songs in their sets, not because it is cheesy, but rather that they have an uncomfortableness with their feminine or spiritual side. Yes, it can be a fine line sometimes in regards to a song being cheesy, but what some call cheesy can sometimes be an inability to connect or perceive the deeper, subtle, spiritual beauty within a song.
Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

September 6, 2016

A stone-cold classic. Still have the vinyl sleeve framed and hung on the wall to celebrate its sheer greatness.
lambdastorm

lambdastorm

September 8, 2015
4 years ago Moment Of Truth blew me away with its purity and simplicity and today it still remains one of my favourite albums up 2 date.
Man With No Name in a nutshell:Maybe his tracks are not as dark and complex,but he shows u how genuine and effortless goa can be.Amazingly simple yet instantly intriguing are the two most important aspects of MWNN IMHO and most of his works are trance-friendly as they do not show typical psy groove or twist.
My favourite tracks here are Floor Essence & Sugar Rush,timeless masterpiece.
s3iyaintrance

s3iyaintrance

June 7, 2013
For me this album is a real masterpiece of the trance music,maybe is no so fast and trippy like other producers of goa/psy music,
but that is not a problem, MWNN can prove that the real deal of make amazing tunes born in the melodies,for example Floor-Essence is a amazing tune the beat and the bass are mind blowing and is better if listening that tunes, when you are in a rave with a little bit of rain,
in a few words this is a masterclass album and one of my favorite´s
EFF38

EFF38

January 16, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

If you ever have searched for a soul or a deeper heart in trance and techno music: Here it is, unawakend, pure and without any side effects reported.

Martin Freeland is the rare kind of guy who invites you not only to ride his electronic fury, he gives you an honest hug at the same time. His messages are "All is full of fluff", "Be not afraid in the dark, I'm with you" and "Where is the beast? I'll kill you, pigwang!".

Yep, this is no stuff for the real tough guys out there who think about coolness all day. Freeland does not fear the simple melody, the bigger emotion, the 4-to-the-floor thing. He burns down all the barriers between music genres within an arpeggio. Who cares about EBM, Club Techno, Dance Pop or Trance, if you get all of them together?

This is an album you can listen to whereever you want - it just works fine. The club tunes don't yank your chain at home and a title like "Floor-essence" defines the functional blueprint for itself. The version of "Sugar rush" invites you straight to the fast-lane on an never-ending motorway. On the other side, "Azymuth" introduces me to a sort of Psybient stuff that seems to be totally new when I heard it for the first time back in '97. And it works in a club environment, too - as I've spot a few months later.

A lot of people say "Dance music sounds all the same to me, cheesy and monotone". They're right most of the time maybe, but this one here is different.

Man with no Name is an artist who has it's very own signature in composing music. His song structures are assembled very clever, always with the thought of prolonging the climax. His kickdrum is a special one, hitting hard and melting soft. His melodies and sequences come from another world, so simple, pretty and unforgettable.

Believe me: No other Psytrance album has got the qualities of this one - and I've heard a lot of them through the years. Freeland never ever has been so fresh and intense as on this. His other work is still outstanding and unique, but that looks quite like another story to tell. Do I really recommend you his dozens of remixes which he'd produced during the nineties?

Here you go.
JangoF76

JangoF76

February 13, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Firstly, in reference to the previous couple of reviewers - accessible trance doesn't always mean 'cheesy' or 'fluff'. Just because MWNN's music isn't as dark or trippy as the likes of Hallucinogen or Total Eclipse (both of whom I also love), doesn't mean that it cannot be enjoyed for the more 'feel-good' side of goa/psy-trance that it represents.
This album, and indeed MWNN's music in general, is something you can enjoy no matter what mood you're in. Give the guy a break. There's no rule saying that psytrance can't have chord changes.
Plus, 'Azymuth' is one of the best downtempo tracks I've heard, floating and lilting, it takes you on a journey from start to finish.
If it's a good slice of upbeat, uplifting, non-monotonous goa/psy you're looking for, this album will not steer you wrong.
Wotzenknecht

Wotzenknecht

December 1, 2009
edited over 7 years ago

In my humble opinion, Man With No Name suffers from the same disease as Astral Projection : it sounds just like bubblegum. Although I prefer MWNN to the latter, it still makes me wonder how can people not realize how chubby and childish the melodies and the rhythms are; I mean, can you really listen to the second track without wondering how on earth can we compose such a lame intro ? It reminds me of times when I used to compose with "Rave eJay" softwares, trying my best in creating the next trance masterpiece. They all sounded the same at the end : terrible intros with ultra-predictable development and inevitable 16/4 patterns with snare breaks at the 16th measure.

Although 'Moment of Truth' fortunately places itself way above these long forgotten disasters, it is still very predictable and ear-candy. No psychotropic violence nor hyperspace travel, just sweet rhythm and synth with its good moments (the full-on 'Low Commotion' outstanding the whole album). As for the remaining tracks, they're a bit stuck with highly melodic and all-audience friendly eurotrance textures that just didn't match my tastes.
RebeL9

RebeL9

July 31, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Bought this album back in the 1997 and it instantly became one of my most played trance albums. There is something special about every track. The retro feeling in Sugar Rush, the hard hitting tribal sound of Subterfuge and the ever so epic Floor Essence. It's all there in one album. Essential!
Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

December 10, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

This album is amazing. From you border to you start to fathom what is going on your are overwhelmingly welcome on this album. M.W.N.N. is all about giving you a good feeling on the journey he wants to take you. He does that in a very smooth and happy way and if you follow the rhythm M.W.N.N. will come on and now let you down.
I guess this would be catalogued as Psy and a heck of Goa ... alas early beatiful Goatrance, Psytrance .. whatever we'd call it. This album is from 1996 but easily has stood the test of time. In fact, when you hear it now this album reminds at least me what it was that got me onto Psytrance back then. Nothing else came close to this intensity and mad dance music. Very dark and creepy bass's on this album. Come up on you creepy but still they have that could-be-good thing about them. You just have to go with the flow and the reward is instant.
This album proofs why so many of us started loving trance back in 1996. The album is a milestone. Dance or die !
DeathPosture

DeathPosture

October 14, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Smashing!

Another trip down memory lane with this truely amazing album from Man With No Name... Released back in 1995 this has stood the test of time, and just take a look at the tracklist... Tracks like Moment Of Truth, Evolution, Floor Essence [Dayglo] & Sugar Rush [Refined Mix] are just as hypnotizing now as they were back then... Magical! This album is still widely available, so I encourage everyone who hasn't got this to get it... It's very good! 9/10