Roman* ‎– Take Me To The Stars

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Running Time: 32:14

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 43214 06722 2
  • Barcode (String): 743214067222
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5222
  • Matrix / Runout: Made by Pikosso PR 0029
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 5030
  • Other (SPARS Code): DDD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PR 0029, 8750001 Roman* Take Me To The Stars(CD, Shape, EP) Pikosso Records, Pikosso Records PR 0029, 8750001 Austria 1996 Sell This Version

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Weareonenation303

Weareonenation303

March 13, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Pretty much agree with the guy below me, this is quality dream trance music that actually wasn't made by an Italian producer, so you will se a bit of variation here (Was made by a German musican.) "Take Me To The Stars" is a typcial dream trance track with same standard dream piano and a dreamy flutes later in the track nothing I have seen before listening to this track but very well done. The club mix is the same only with some bonus scenes that obviously don't appear on the radio edit because it's a "radio edit" "Sunlight" is similar to "Take Me To The Stars" but uses a different string and is unfortunately a short track, really why? since the other none "Take Me To The Star" tracks are full club mixes. "Travelling" is my favorite track in this ep, a more catchy piano sample, some nice breakdowns and a wonderful "melancholic" chorus that I can listen forever... 5/5. "First Night On A New World" is a nice track that uses more house elements than trance and has a "mellow" feeling into it, although some samples like the symphony string used here is pretty much the same one on "Sunlight" and after listening to the other 3 tracks before it. this track gets redundant and it's probably the weakest one this release. it's far from horrible but the sound is cliched.
The original version of "Take Me To The Stars" does indeed have a more soundtrack based sound instead of your typical dream trance sound with soft house kick. most of the sound that is on the club mix is here except almost no beat (A very soft one.) but the most noticible element here is the tribal drums almost on the end, really liked this since dream trance doesn't use such sample often and reminds me of Roman Zegbaum's produced track called "Raindance" that appears on a release called Biominds - The Raindance E.P that uses similar sample in the beginning of this track. I think is as good as the Radio & Club mixes but it's rather short. something that sounds like a soundtrack should be at least 7 minutes to show it's buildups and progression more, but at 5:18 minutes it does leave you wanting more from this track. nothing that affects it's appeal that much, however. In the end, this is a pretty good release that I would recommend if you love similar sound like the obvious Robert Miles or just love melodic, landscape music. Although at most, most people that love trance or ambient music will love this release.
L.Verhoeven

L.Verhoeven

February 18, 2008

"Take Me To The Stars" very clearly tried to cash in on the success of Robert Miles' "Children" in the 1990s. While not nearly as successful or well-known as "Children", "Take Me To The Stars" is more beautiful and better produced - and somehow more "smooth" without being too soft. Piano, pan flute and - I think - real acoustic guitar are supported by very well programmed electronics. It is the attention to detail (also on the other titles) that sets this release apart from other tracks, that try to be trance or "dream house". This playful title really takes you on a trip - be it to the stars or somewhere else. Simply beautiful! The "club mix" is the even better version: It is longer and contains parts and sounds that can't be heard in the "radio edit". "Sunlight", the 3rd title, is very similar in style and sound, but its bass line is very different, and it heavily features strings, that are absent in "Take Me To The Stars". While "Take Me..." is a beautiful lullaby, "Sunlight" is a beautiful wake-up-call. "Travelling" almost sounds like a Pet Shop Boys instrumental; it has that melancholic feeling. "First Night On A New World" is a very unique house track! It relies on piano, guitar and strings. Although "Dream House" was an overused term in the 90s, "First Night..." perhaps is the only real dream house title I know of. The big surprise is the last title, the "original version" of "Take Me To The Stars". This track has no beat and syle-wise is more Vangelis or Jean-Michel Jarre than Robert Miles. It heavily relies on a deep electronic bass line, that almost feels percussive, because of a echo effect. This version nearly has soundtrack-like qualities.

If you start this cd with the 2nd track and keep it running to the end, you have an album: a long player that is only disguised as a single cd. This release is perfect for your mp3 player and headphones because of the rich use of the stereo panorama through interesting instrument placement and heavy use of effects like echoes.