Subliminal Aurra ‎– A Decongestant For The Mind

Fourth Floor Records ‎– FF-1111
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM



Track A1 samples:
Arpeggio from The Who's "Baba O'Riley".
Synth from soundtrack of the film Escape From New York. John Carpenter - Main Title
Vocal from The It - Donnie

Track B2 samples:
Synth from Unique 3 - The Theme

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August 20, 2018
No Stoppin is a certified house banger with, classic rave break sample, rave pads, and an awesome piano line.


June 20, 2018
I asked Victor Simonelli about the production of this record, specifically the vocal, in relation to the release C'hantal - The Realm:

This above release ["The Realm"] was kind of a copy of "Ease The Pressure" by Subliminal Aurra. My Sister Francesca Simonelli wrote all the verse lyrics for "Ease The Pressure." Friend named Mariana from Baltimore is who did the spoken word on "Ease The Pressure" , (reading the lyrics that my sister Fran wrote). This Label that "The Realm was released on (Power traxx) , was owned by Friend Dennis Pino in Bklyn.. He and all who were part of making "The Realm" liked "Ease The Pressure" very much and wanted to kind of do their own take on it... The Male Vocals on "Ease The Pressure" are Ralphie Dee. Ralphie Dee is one of the Writers of "The Realm", so You can see the further connection. Anthony Manino is also a writer on "The Realm" .. All are long time friends. This came out at a time when KLF and Orb were very popular. "Ease The Pressure" was engineered by Tommy Musto. Dennis , who owned the label that "The Realm" was released on, also had a record store in Bklyn named Timeless (Going from memory). He had a little studio in the record store, and that studio was one of the first studio's I ever interned for :) I met Lenny Dee at this Store/Studio, in the mid 80's, and "Ease The Pressure" was tune that Lenny Dee and I produced together.


April 29, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
A few random comments:

Is it techno? trance? house? progressive house? "ambient" something-or-other? All, some, or none of the above? I file it under progressive house now, but at the time, wouldn't have been able to file it under anything at all...I would've been too busy playing it!

Heavily sampled in the Hypnotic Trance, Ambient, and State of Mind mixes of "Ease the Pressure" is "The Dream is Always the Same" by Tangerine Dream, from the Risky Business soundtrack.

On the Fourth Floor release, the placement of the slash in "Hypnotic/Trance Ambient Mix" is probably a typo. It should be "Hypnotic Trance/Ambient Mix", matching the way it is split into separate titles on the XL Recordings release.


November 3, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

An absolute classic. Totally trance inducing. This goes against the vein of later XL hardcore in that it is genuine "original" techno/house music and it is a truly mind-expanding collection of tracks. AWESOME


March 14, 2004
Great exemple of Nu Groove style ambient music. The guys, also known as part of Brooklyn Funk Essential released records for R&S and Nu groove and many more, and in this particular case, offered a great mix of early 90 Techno-house and Deep Ambient house. A gem.


March 12, 2004

Extremely deep track that gets you in a rythmic & deep trance...
very soothing vocals, that calms as well as hypnotize: "E-Ease the pressure... your mind, your body, your soul....."