Mr. Peculiar ‎– Mind-Dala

Sonic Dragon Records ‎– SDREC - 03
CD, Album


1 Born On Mars 8:17
2 Compressing Time 8:28
3 African Soul 7:26
4 Brainsnake 7:40
5 Mind-Dala 7:43
6 Timeline 8:19
7 Crystal Energy 7:57
8 Silver Clouds 6:43
9 Yellow Solar Human 6:46

Companies, etc.



Artwork, design, written and produced at Peculiar Patterns Studios, Melbourne, Australia.

(P)&(C) 2005 Sonic Dragon Records

Packaged in Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 9 366977 744905


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December 21, 2018

Listening to this today and it just doesn't hold up. It sounds so gentle it could almost be chill music.


October 25, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

Eclectic full-on!

This is the third album forged by Dustin Saalfield in his Peculiar Patterns Studio in Melbourne, Australia… Despite his rather large back-catalogue, I haven’t really heard much from this guy – but I’ve heard quite a lot of good things about his work… So I guess starting at the third album is as good a place as any to start…

What a remarkably nice album! Yes, this is good full-on morning trance! I’ve often bashed full-on for being formulaic, predictable and boring… But this is so very far from being boring – this is highly eclectic and evolving… And extremely well-produced! It’s all good – but the best thing is, that this doesn’t cross over into clubby, commercial cheese… Nice going Mr. Saalfield!

The album was released back in July 2005, but I don’t see it as a summer album per se… No way – this will works wonders 365 days a year for years to come… Obviously there are tracks I like better than others, but in general terms the quality level is very, very impressive here… There are no bad tracks, and the favourite tracks are little wonders on their own… Mr. Peculiar also made the beautiful artwork here - I see it as a picture of a person with thousands of thoughts/ideas/sounds emerging from that person’s mind… This fits the music perfectly!

Morning trance aficionados should not be without this album, nor should fans of intelligent, uplifting full-on… It’s pretty damn great… Enjoy!

Favourites: 1(!!), 5(!), 6, 7(!!), 8, 9