Tsuyoshi Suzuki ‎– Shamanic Trance (Dada Funk Mix By Tsuyoshi Suzuki)

Return To The Source ‎– RTTS CD 003, Volume ‎– RTTS CD 003
CD, Mixed

Tracklist Hide Credits

1.1 The Acid Didj Number 5
Producer – Fred Giannelli
1.2 Kailash Higher (Bamboo Mix)
Written-By, Producer – Chris Anderson (2), Tsuyoshi Suzuki
1.3 Parasonix Warp Phaze
Written-By, Producer – AB*, Nick Taylor
1.4 The Visitors (2) Reality Check
Written-By, Producer – Andrew Till, Geoffrey Hales, Ollie Olsen
1.5 Metal Spark Digital Dent
Written-By – Lorenzo Zoeter, Lucas Mees, Patrice Van Den Berg
1.6 Vector Phantom Cart
1.7 Der Dritte Raum Trommelmaschine
Written-By, Producer – Andreas Kruger*
1.8 Massimo Vivona Trafex
Written-By, Producer – Massimo Vivona
1.9 Deviant Electronics Viral Spiral
Written-By, Producer – Ciaran Walsh
1.10 Quirk Cognitive Dissidents
Written-By, Producer – M. Allen*, T. Healey*

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Concept & Production by Return To The Source
Sleeve by mark_neal@dusk.demon.co.uk
Original photo from Still Pictures

In association with Pyramid Records UK
This compilation ℗ 1996 Volume © 1996 Volume

Subtitle on front cover and CD: Dada Funk Mix By Tsuyoshi Suzuki
Subtitle on back cover: Dada Funk Mixed By Tsuyoshi Suzuki

The inside sleeve folds into a mini poster with the Buddha image face as appears on other RTTS Goa releases.
Tracks are unindexed. Duration is 59:23.
Track 1.6 has no credits.
Track 1.8 is wrongly listed as "Ascent".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 082774 502168
  • Matrix / Runout: 82843 RTTSCD003 : 1 : 2


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February 7, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
1.1 –The Acid Didj / Number 5 / 00:00 - 02:03
1.2 –Kailash / Higher (Bamboo Mix) / 02:03 - 07:59
1.3 –Parasonix / Warp Phaze / 07:59 - 15:44
1.4 –The Visitors / Reality Check / 15:44 - 21:32
1.5 –Metal Spark / Digital Dent / 21:32 - 26:21
1.6 –Vector / Phantom Cart / 26:21 - 31:35
1.7 –Der Dritte Raum / Trommelmaschine / 31:35 - 37:33
1.8 –Massimo Vivona / Trafex / 37:33 - 43:37
1.9 –Deviant Electronics / Viral Spiral / 43:38 - 50:47
1.10 –Quirk / Cognitive Dissidents / 50:47 - 59:24


February 4, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
"And the Himalaya are infinitesimal...getting higher, and higher..."

One of the most underated albums of its generation. When asked what made it for them (The Goa Trance scene) they will usually say Twisted or Trust in Trust. In addition to the latter, for me it was Tsuyoshi Suzuki's highly inventive and mystical Shamanic Trance.

If you have not yet heard of this watershed in music history, gather round. In classical music we would call this album 'programmatic music' - it tells a story. Starting off with a prodigious exposition of techno imagination, the story proceeds through a series of ghostly visions. The tempo is upbeat and the hero is fresh with purpose. But then he begins to doubt his cause. Perhaps he suspects the dosage he applied, so he drops another. Of course, there was nothing wrong with the initial dosage, now doubled, and around the half way point we slide into the thumper tracks. Vision upon vision descend, waves of consciousness progressively deepen before the gurgling chant of monks takes us into the final reprieve.

Such sublime mixing and respect for the listener. Suzuki doesn't aim to surprise and excite you. No, he is not so presumptious. Like simpletons trying to harvest wheat with a butter knife, most DJs will hack away wildly, without the slightest idea what is coming out of the speakers. If they would only LISTEN to their music. So much for them.

Suzuki grafted this labour of love with tenderness and affection. He approaches, encircles, and when he is sure he has you in his grasp, he cuts. It is deftly done. There are no questions and no apologies. There is nothing that could be called whimsy or guessing. Every sample is placed with the precision of a samurai. After just one listening the wisdom of a thousand Buddhas is attained and the initiation is complete.

Most trance albums couldn't make it five years down the line without substantial revision. This mythical masterpiece hasn't aged a day.