Orion (3) ‎– Futuristic Poetry

Avatar Records ‎– AVA 028, Pro File ‎– AVA 028
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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1 Nazca Spider 9:01
2 The Source 8:43
3 Rooster 8:11
4 Funkadelic 8:15
5 Caracol 7:36
6 Akeru 8:51
7 The Source (Elysium Remix)
Remix – Elysium
8 Highway 7:19
9 The 8th 9:05

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Recorded @ Transonic Studios, Copenhagen.
Design @ Rangoon.

(P)+(C) 2005 Avatar Records.

Booklet unfolds into a mini-poster of the cover.

Originally released on Symbiosis Records in 1997. Track 9 is a bonus track of the reissue.
Released in a standard jewel case with a sticker on the seal.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 7290010122547
  • Barcode (Text): 7 290010 122547

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SYMBCD006 Orion (3) Futuristic Poetry(CD, Album, Mixed) Symbiosis Records SYMBCD006 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SYMBLP006 Orion (3) Futuristic Poetry(2x12", Album) Symbiosis Records SYMBLP006 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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August 25, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

I might as well confess up front that I have only gotten to know this album now with the release of the Avatar reissue. So what's a supposedly 1995 "goa classic" doing to unbiased ears almost 10 years after its' release?

Reconfirming my passion for midnineties goa! This album represents all the things I look to goa for. All tracks oozes creativity, psychedelic madness, and an urge for story telling. Moreover, the tracks identify themselves as individual tracks. There's no simple formula here that's being adhered to. Not that there is anything wrong with formulas. They're outthere for good reasons. Borelli & Vaknin is just so packed with ideas on FP that they couldn't stick to a formula if they wanted to. Like track 2 The Source. This progresses smoothly when they decide to break it down, build up with tribal drums, add a new rhytm which is just about to go mayheem, when they decide to kick in with another beat. All logic says this shouldn't work. But it does! A-fucking-mazing!!

Goa trance may never obtain mainstream popularity with the challenges it presents to the listener. But, damn, those of us who aren't afraid of challenges are in for treats after treats here.

Nuff said. Almost ten years after its' release this album still entertains with a vengeance in the fast forwarding electronica world. Thank you, Avatar, for making it readily available! Now I just gotta dig deep for that original release ...


December 19, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Avatar Records in Israel is back with their profile series, this time with a trance classic by Orion from Denmark. This album called Futuristic Poetry was originally released on Symbiosis Records in 1997, but is now very rare and hard to find. At that time, Orion was two people, Jean Borelli and Mino Vaknin. So for those who are not as lucky as me to own the original release, it is now available from Avatar Records in a new remastred version. The cover art looks mostly like the old one, but on the track list we get an extra bonus track here.

Well, Orion has been one of my favourite artists for many years now, so it’s nice to listen to these classics again. The first track is probably heard by most psytrance people who were around in 1997. A fantastic Goa trance track, with a lot of psychedelic KoxBox influenced ingredients, sneaking cool melodies and mystic Asian vibes. Fantastic! Track 2 is a pumping, sort of evil, intense track. Works perfectly well at dark hours of the night. I love the variation you find in the tracks from those years. Track 3 starts really dramatic, and keeps the mystic, almost scary vibe through to the end, except for the chicken scream that makes you smile... Trance that doesn’t get boring after one listen, like most full on trance being released these days. These tracks are like bubbling of ideas, sounds and twists! Track 4 doesn’t dissappoint either. Music that makes you play with sounds on the dance floor. Funky goa trance!

Track 5 is another pumping track. This one builds up slowly, with mystic psychedelic sounds swirling in and out all the way. Track 6 is among my favourites on this album. Totally trippy track, with some scary vibes and tons of variation. Incredible! Track 7 is a remix of an Orion track done by another veteran in the psytrance scene, Elysium (Kristian Thinning Andersen). As usual, he deliveres a strong, very tribal influenced track. Here we get beautiful flute, weird voice samples, tribal drums and much, much more. A track that proves what a talent Elysium is. Track 8 was the last track on the Symbiosis release, but because we get a bonus on this album, it is not. This track goes slower. Very Elysium influenced style. Mystic vibes and stumpy beats. Beautiful! The bonus track is also released before, but on a compilation called Psychedelic Electronica 2, on Psychic Deli Records in 1999. A great, quite dark, rolling track.

This album is absolutely a classic, so if you don’t have the original Symbiosis version, you should definately get your hands on this one. An album full of variation and creativity.