Salt Tank ‎– ST 3



Pacific Diva 9:36
Sargasso Sea 7:22
Charged Up 4:52
Clone 7:27
Waimea Wilderness 6:05
Charged In Zion Canyon 8:21
Eugina 6:47

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
857 407-2, LIECD11 Salt Tank ST 3(CD) Internal, Internal 857 407-2, LIECD11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
LIARX 11, LIAXR 11 Salt Tank ST 3(2x12") Internal, Internal LIARX 11, LIAXR 11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
LIECD11, 857407.2 Salt Tank ST 3(CD, Promo) Internal, Internal LIECD11, 857407.2 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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March 25, 2013
referencing ST 3, CD, 857 407-2, LIECD11
Jumping into this one blind, on the first few listens I thought this was an album. It's 51 minutes long and the songs seem varied. I did notice that some themes seemed to be played over a few times amongst the tracks, but many albums are like that. So I was a bit confused when I went to discogs to look it up and couldn't find it on the main Salt Tank page! Ah, they must consider it an EP because it's short(ish). So I found it, and read the edit-notes and see that it's really a single? On closer listen it is apparent that perhaps we do just have remixes of 3 basic songs: Eugina, Charged and Clone. OK, but I must say that it seems like more to me...

It's more like a 90's Future Sound Of London single: take the main theme and warp it every which way to create an almost-album of seemingly distinct songs.

Take Eugina. I was never fortunate enough to hear this back in the day, but I can see how it is timeless. Pacific Diva gives us a synth-pop bouncy rhythm synth line. Call this in the vein of Cosmic Baby / MFS. Great '93 trance. Sargasso Sea melts it down into a mostly beatless floaty beachscape. Also superb. Almost a new song in it's own right.

Waimea deconstructs Eugina into a heartbeat and harpsichord minimalist ambiance. I'd call this an interlude; the weakest Eugina mix but still not a throwaway. Of course Eugina itself gives us the original. Much dancier. Creds for placing it last, ending on a high.

Clone seems to be its own track? I can't spot any of Charged or Eugina in it. It's a hard trance affair a la CJ Bolland. Not terribly exciting.

Charged Up is pretty good. It reminds me of something I just can't place. I think it's the lo-fi or distance-y feel to it. Zion Canyon takes it down a notch in tempo while upping the interest factor. This too reminds me of something (distinct from Charged Up), and I can't place it either. Maybe something from Sabres Of Paradise? I like this mix.

So, call it an almost-album. It's still a wonderful surprise to stumble across this CD.


April 22, 2010
referencing ST 3, CD, 857 407-2, LIECD11

The sheer emotion that Pacific Diva evokes is very hard to put into words. In my opinion it is quite simply the best trance track ever produced and should stand as the benchmark of the genre. You've all had a shiver down your spine when that certain note is hit? Well not like this you haven't. It can induce rushes without the use of music enhancing substances. Absolute perfection from start to finish.

I remember reading a review from Mark Moore in DJ mag on the track before buying and he said something like: Without doubt this is the one track that's had the best response in my entire career, I've never had so many people thank me for playing a record, guys coming up in tears.

That's the type of track you can't do without in your collection!!!

The rest is all very pleasureable listening, well crafted with possibly the only ambient track I can fully listen to.