Mindfield ‎– Odyssey Of The Mind

Phantasm Records ‎– PTM 142
2 × CD, Album

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1-1 Superstion 9:04
1-2 U.V. Nation 10:19
1-3 Cavedweller 8:47
1-4 Innovation 6:37
1-5 Twilight World 7:41
1-6 Green Worm (20th Century Pox Mix)
Remix – Ben Wilkin, John Ford
1-7 Odyssey Of The Mind 7:07
1-8 The Knowledge 6:42
1-9 Talisman 6:51
1-10 V.D. Massacre (ManMadeMan Remix)
Remix – ManMadeMan, Paul Baguley, Sonia Bailey*Written-By – DJ Baraka*
2-1 Be Seeing You
Written-By – Ben Wilkin
2-2 Ghosts On The Highway 6:48
2-3 Ten Years After 8:29
2-4 Kishkashta 7:13
2-5 Let's Get Stoned And Watch The Freaks 8:38
2-6 Carnival On Mars 8:05
2-7 Stinky Needs A Ride... 5:58
2-8 Sphynx 7:23
2-9 V.D. Massacre
Written-By – DJ Baraka*
2-10 Odyssey Of The Mind (Shakta Remix)
Remix – Seb Taylor*, Shakta

Companies, etc.



Title for track 1-2 given as "UV Nation", corrected here as on the Twilight World / U.V. Nation 12".
Title for track 1-6 given as "Greenworm", corrected here as on the Let's Get Stoned And Watch The Freaks / Green Worm 12".
Title for tracks 1-10 and 2-9 given as "VD Massacre", corrected here as on the V.D. Massacre 12".
Title for track 2-2 given as "Ghost On The Highway". The track was originally credited to Mindfield vs Sundog on the Fill Your Head With Phantasm - Psychedelic Trance compilation.
Title for track 2-5 given as "Lets Get Stoned And Watch The Freaks".
Tracks 1-10 and 2-10 are bonus tracks.

Printed on CDs:
℗ & © Phantasm Records 2000

Printed on back cover:
c & p Phantasm Records 2000
Made in the U.k.

* 2-4 - The title "Kishkashta" (קישקשתא) is the name of a classic Israeli children's educational TV show and puppet character, of late 70's to early 80's.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 027679 014225
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 Outer Ring): IMPRESS PTM142/1 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 04B1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2 Outer Ring): IMPRESS PTM142/2 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2 Inner Ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 04A5


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January 29, 2010

Mindfield is one of the first Trance groups I came to know when in early 1996 I bought the compilation The Chakra Journey. They have been around since 1993 on their own label Phantasm and both they and their label are early pioneers of the genre.

Aptly titled Odyssey Of The Mind and over 150 minutes long the album names does really fit here. Mindfield had a decent amount of tracks between 1995 and 1999 and most of them have been compiled on this album. Having been produced in 1994/95, unsurprisingly most of the tracks produced in that era sounded grossly outdated in 2000. On the other hand, most tracks produced between 1998 and 1999 sound still fresh today. One track which I miss on this album is “20,000 Worlds In A Perspex Box”, a track from 1995 released with “The Knowledge” as B-side. Ironically (only) the B-side is on this album, but in my opinion “20,000 Worlds…” is much better.

Disc 1 is my pick from the two. My main complaint here is the ridiculously high volume of the track “Odyssey Of The Mind”. Incidentally (or not?!) the same track is likewise recorded much loud(er) on the compilation “Deep Trance & Ritual Beats” also from 1995. Looks like the track on this album is from the same source of the original compilation too. A neater, better mastered and longer (!!) version of this track is available on “Psychedelic Visions: The Best of Phantasm Records” released on Tua Records in 1998. I don’t know if the version on the Tua Records compilation has been taken from the “Deep Trance & Ritual Beats” vinyl sampler also released in 1995, and I take the opportunity to ask it here ;)

Unfortunately there are some filler tracks especially on disc 2. Some tracks are just too long and repetitive and don’t get really anywhere. But considering that this is a double CD release filled to the brim the “filler level” is acceptable. Speaking of disc 2, I really like the opener “Be Seeing You”. This is very different from anything else I heard from them and this is likely due to the extra co-writing by Ben Wilkin. It’s a psychedelic-techno-trance crossover with a style fitting to what Flying Rhino released between 1998 and 1999.

This album is quite sought today, which is no surprise. Even though this album has a special place in my hearth I can’t say this is an essential. Oldschoolers will love this one but unless you are actively looking forward to it treat it just as one of those albums you’ll get only when the occasion is right.