Transwave ‎– Helium

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Tracklist

Prologue 2:31
My Dear Medical Assurance 8:01
A Journey In The Outerspace (Remix) 7:02
Trashish 5:58
Zero Density 9:04
The Rezwalker 8:23
Hypnorhythm 10:42
Helium 8:04
Biolab (Epilogue) 8:23
The Rezwalker (London Live Remix) 7:08

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MPCD2 Transwave Helium(CD, Album) Matsuri Productions MPCD2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MPLP 2, MP LP2 Transwave Helium(2xLP, Album) Matsuri Productions, Matsuri Productions MPLP 2, MP LP2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MPLP 2, MP LP2 Transwave Helium(2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Matsuri Productions, Matsuri Productions MPLP 2, MP LP2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
50580 Transwave Helium(CD, Album) Javelin Ltd 50580 France 1996 Sell This Version
MPTCD-04 Transwave Helium(CD, Album) Matsuri Productions Tokyo MPTCD-04 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
MPCD2 Transwave Helium(CD, Album) Matsuri Productions MPCD2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
2044-2 Transwave Helium(CD, Album) Phonokol 2044-2 Israel 1996 Sell This Version
none Transwave Helium(Cass, Promo, Album) Matsuri Productions none UK 1996 Sell This Version
SPV-D 0662 Transwave Helium(CD, Album) SPV Poland SPV-D 0662 Poland 1999 Sell This Version

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radi6404

radi6404

April 4, 2014
referencing Helium, CD, Album, MPCD2
What to say about this album. This is probably one of the most powerful goa trance albums out there. Not all tracks are perfect, but most much more energy as tracks from other artists. Tracks like The Rezwalker /London Live mix), My Dear Medical Assurance or Helum are dark and melodic and really put you into a journey. Especially Helium is a very interesting track, it is the darkest track on this album and a real milestone. The melodies at the second half of that track are so incredibly dark, that they take you in a deep journey of madness. I only wish there would be more tracks like Helium out there, because Helium is one of the darkest Goa Trance songs out there.
Wotzenknecht

Wotzenknecht

December 2, 2009
referencing Helium, CD, Album, MPCD2

One of the finest albums ever ! Transwave have always been one of my favourite acts, mainly because of their "Ulysses part II" which I have been listening way before being able to put a genre on it, but with 'Helium' they just went one step further.

Helium is quite a strange album to experience. It has more to do with a long mystical journey rather than a collection of goa hits. In fact, the whole album sounds like a musical act separated in several chapters ; it is way more enjoyable at home in the good conditions (I won't tell you more about those as I don't want any policemen to break into my flat) rather than in any outdoor party.

As for me, the first chapter embraces tracks 2 to 6 after the chilling prologue. It tells a lot about shamanic rituals but also about spiritual aesthetics - don't forget that trance will ever remain something sensuous and evocative while the real mystical experience using functional music (such as Voice of Eye or Halo Manash) can be way more frightening. Anyway, it's a kind of safe and pulsating path that is offered here, from excellent acid assault like 'Trashish' to Etnica-like melodic stompers ('Zero Density') . Climax often bursts two minutes before the end of each tracks, which is very erotic to my opinion as it works just like those steps in male ascension to orgasm.

Second chapter : slower, heavier, more dense. 'Hypnorhythm' begins with a nightmarish sub-bass intro, then drives you into a spiraling state you won't forget that easily. 'Biolab (Epilogue)' is my favourite here : a very long and meditative trip with incredible chorus lines and a finale to die for. It sounds just as if Biosphere would have tiptoed into psychedelic trance.

Hard to find, hard to forget...
goanoah

goanoah

May 12, 2008
referencing Helium, 2xLP, Album, MPLP 2, MP LP2

I wouldn't call this "Goa Trance" at first listen; nor at second or third listening. This is really more like hypnotic shamanic trance with Goa elements interspersed about the tracks. From beginning to end is a pulsating 'journey into the outerspace'. This is a very well-done album and certainly some of the best music Matsuri Productions put out. And while there are Goa elements throughout, it's not "Goa" like Doof Goa or The Infinity Project Goa. Completely different- these aren't floor stompers through and through- Transwave wasn't afraid to have nice smooth breakdowns and intros. Each track has a story. Very nice.