Nathan Fake ‎– The Sky Was Pink

Border Community ‎– 06BC
Vinyl, 12"

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A1 The Sky Was Pink (Original Live Take) 4:49
A2 The Sky Was Pink (Icelandic Version) 5:07
B1 The Sky Was Pink (Holden Remix)
Remix – Holden*
B2 The Sky Was Pink (Holden Tool)
Remix – Holden*



A1: 94 BPM D# major
A2: 124 BPM D# major
B1: 124 BPM D# major
B2: 133 BPM D# major

B2 ends in a locked groove.
Please play slowly.

This 2004 pressing comes in the full colour sleeve.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
echoc002P, Electrochoc002 Nathan Fake The Sky Was Pink(12", Ltd, Promo) Electrochoc Records, Electrochoc Records echoc002P, Electrochoc002 France 2004 Sell This Version
06BC Nathan Fake The Sky Was Pink(12", Promo) Border Community 06BC UK 2004 Sell This Version
06BC Nathan Fake The Sky Was Pink(12", RP) Border Community 06BC UK 2005 Sell This Version
06BCD Nathan Fake The Sky Was Pink(4xFile, MP3, 320) Border Community 06BCD UK Unknown
06BC Nathan Fake The Sky Was Pink(12", Gen) Border Community 06BC UK 2004 Sell This Version


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August 14, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
what more can i say, the Holden's remix is magnificent, that's real progressive sound. Not the noise of nowadays labeled like progressive..


January 25, 2015

one of the best album of all time


January 26, 2014
I have this, but my sleeve is generic, but with a sticker from the label - anyone know what release this is?


December 20, 2013
Maybe im wrong, but looks like Zimmer's "Dream is collapsing" from Inception OST clearly inspired from this one.


February 28, 2012
Why is this record so rediculously expensive? Sure it's a good track, but I kinda see where Mark Anthony is coming from on this, and it seems that some are caught up in the "sprituality" of the record.
Is the price so high based on peoples hype? Was this record an extremely limited pressing? Or am I missing something?


January 13, 2009
Very powerful, absolutely timeless track. In my top 3 "most listens" for electronic tracks. Interesting backstory to the track...Nathan Fake spent a whole night in a green tent (on B-Side) and when he got out in the morning his eyes had grown so accustomed to the color, that his vision was distorted and he perceived the "sky as pink". The Holden remix is the birth of minimal trance in my humble opinion. Very big respect to this track and the whole border community.


November 7, 2007

I bought this record based on its hype and hoped that I'd be able to "hear it" like everyone else does that loves it. I've given it listens on several different occasions at home on what I consider to be a solid home setup and I just cannot for the life of me get into it. Its not that its a bad track, its just not good to my ears and more importantly, I can't feel it.

I own probably half of the Border Community discography at this point and there's a lot of other releases that I would put before this one if I had to rank them. Extrawelts "Zu Fuss" and Petter's entire "Six Songs" blows this one away. I might have to experience this track in an altered state to really get it. Maybe one day...


June 12, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Of course, the remix of James Holden is absolutely self-dependent track on this release. With its help the world has got to know the name of N. Fake. Of course, if a moment of inspiration of J. Holden would have concurred with appearance of another track, not Fake’s, the world would have got similar masterpiece. In support of this – Holden’s Techno Tool Remix is based absolutely on Holden’s main remix. The Dancefloor has got a similar example – Timo Maas with his remix of Azzido Da Bass “Dooms Night” (have you ever heard the original version?).

But it’s not fair not to keep in mind the Fake’s creation. It should be named here - Original Live Take and Icelandic Version. Beautiful (!) melodic progressive downtempo tracks with especial FX, catchy melodie, exclusive IDM-like production. Master’s at work!

Original Live Take – listening to it one can imagine, why the track was called “The Sky Was Pink”. Pink sky on the sunset. Dreamy philosophical evening mood after the brain-funking day. Slow bpm. So is the Icelandic Version, but it’s a bit more energetic, the bpm is club-like, though absolutely without dance-bass&drums, still being dreamy and philosophical.

Who knows, maybe the talent of Nathan Fake inspired James Holden with his further e-scene promotion…


April 1, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
The James Holden remix...

This has to be the one of the most inventive tunes i've ever heard. While it does remain very subdued and ethereal, the incredibly layered use of FX, the greatly exaggerated dynamics and the swelling harmonic longtones really turn this into track that achieves a new genre in itself. I'm hard-pressed to find anything in my crate theat i could skillfully mix this with, but then again, there's so much that this track has potential to mix with that it's probably just a lack of skill on my part!

A masterful, and truly humbling masterpiece.


February 21, 2005
edited over 7 years ago

Holden's remix is possibly the most representative tune of 2004. 10 minutes of epic thrills with a totally soulful over-use of sound effects (do i make sense?). Anyway this is not exactly house, minimal, dark, techno, trance, whatever, just a subtle and extremely powerful panoramic genre-breaking anthem.
Proof positive that crowd madness AND artfulness is possible these days.