Total Eclipse ‎– Violent Relaxation

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Blue Room Released ‎– BR015CD
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2 × CD, Album
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Tracklist

1-1 Virtual Terminal Energised 7:21
1-2 Area 51 7:39
1-3 The Furnace 9:02
1-4 Teknophobia 8:16
1-5 Chaotic Circus 7:47
1-6 Absolute Zero 7:45
1-7 Pulsar Glitch 7:42
1-8 Space Clinic 7:29
1-9 Blue Galaxie 8:25
2-1 Espanolizer 10:30
2-2 The Pendulum 9:40
2-3 Black Body Radiation 8:17
2-4 Diamond Ring Effect 9:55
2-5 Time Drops 7:28
2-6 51 Pegasus 8:12
2-7 Gravity Mirage 8:52

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Notes

Some durations on artwork are slightly different to actual track durations on discs. The two major discrepancies are; track 2-1 duration listed on artwork as 9:22, and track 2-7 duration listed as 9:40.

Recorded at the Total Eclipse Studio, Bordeaux, France.
Published by Hanseatic Music GmbH.

℗ & © 1996 Blue Room Released. Made in the E.C.
Blue Room Released is a division of B+W Loudspeakers Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 14346 90152 4
  • Barcode (String): 714346901524
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 – Mirrored): DISCTRONICS S BR 015 CD ONE 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2 – Mirrored): DISCTRONICS S BR 015 CD TWO 01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1, CD 1 & 2): IFPI 8719
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, CD 1): IFPI 8778
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, CD 2): IFPI 8772
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3, CD 1 & 2): IFPI 8767
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4, CD 1 & 2): IFPI 8783
  • Label Code: LC 4392
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Total Eclipse Violent Relaxation(2xCD, Album, Promo) Blue Room Released none UK 1996 Sell This Version
Sub 4819.2 Total Eclipse Violent Relaxation(2xCD, Album) Blue Room Released, Substance Sub 4819.2 France 1996 Sell This Version
AVA 015, 330196-2 Total Eclipse Violent Relaxation(2xCD, Album, RE) Avatar Records, NMC (2) AVA 015, 330196-2 Israel 2003 Sell This Version
2051-2, BR015CD Total Eclipse Violent Relaxation(2xCD, Album) Phonokol, Blue Room Released 2051-2, BR015CD Israel 1996 Sell This Version
BR015LP Total Eclipse Violent Relaxation(3x12", Album) Blue Room Released BR015LP UK 1996 Sell This Version

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TheMakke

TheMakke

October 13, 2017

A great long album, contains a lot of variety compared to most trance albums where most of the tracks sound very similar to each other. Those who want a heterogeneous and interesting album should definitely give it a listen. Like the name "Relaxation" suggests, most of the tracks are quite chill, so those seeking for a hardcore adrenaline pump should look elsewhere.

The sleeve might look really dull and uninspiring, but you don't rate a book by its cover, right?
flowirin

flowirin

November 8, 2015
love this album, the orange disk was my go-to for sunday relaxation, chilling in my flat, the sun through the windows.
kentandrew

kentandrew

August 7, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

I hate the fake trancey stuff offered on this long double album. Chunky sounds and choppy synth sounds show little effort on the 140+ bpm tunes. The slow paced ones are listenable day in and day out. Diamond Ring Effect was instantly given repeated listens. Blue Galaxie had to grow on me. The album starts out violently fast and gradually relaxes to nothingness. This stuff is not really goa nor is it psychedelic. It is more like happy trance into ambient trance.
Joseph_S

Joseph_S

September 9, 2005
edited over 8 years ago

The second and the best album ever from Total Eclipse. Side one delivers the mind-blowing music you would expect from Total Eclipse back then, chaotic yet melodic, stomping yet warm Trance. All tracks on this disc are heavy except; “Blue Galaxie” which is a downtempo song, also a teaser of the second CD.

Side two opens with the 10 minute long “Espanolizer”, my favourite on this side. It samples a guitar and a piano. The journey continues with the more uptempo “The Pendulum”, and the tempo seems to increase gradually with every song. None of the tracks is pure Ambient yet there is no breakbeat either. All tracks are 4/4 except the closing track “Gravity Mirage”. This track has a very tricky beat. When you think a 4/4 beat is coming it is broken again.

In my opinion this is another essential on your shelves. Normally this CD shouldn't cost much like some other notorious sought after classics but if you want a new copy this album was reissued by Avatar in 2003, so there's no excuse ;)