Various ‎– Anotherwise

Baluns Records ‎– BALUCD002
CD, Compilation



  • Artwork By [Design] – Marcus Henriksson
  • Mastered BySon Kite


Total time: 78:48



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October 14, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Ahhh! ;o) This is sooo nice! I am absolutely HOOKED on the Baluns-compilation Otherwise released in 2001... It revitalized my whole faith in progressive trance back... So naturally I was REALLY looking forward to this, Anotherwise, the cleverly-named follow-up to Otherwise... And let me just say, that I haven't been dissapointed! ;o)

Up first is Yetto Come! [#1]: The delicious '01 vinyl release from the masters themselves - Son Kite Vs. KAB... Perfect starter which slowly builds into a deeeeep, progressive sensation... Nice!

[#2] is the flipside from the Figure-EP... Smooth co-orperation between Norwegian Roland Lilfjell and Swede C.H. Hallo... This turns into a massive track! ;o)

[#3] This track was first released more than 2 years prior to this CD, and now we have it again here... This track has really aged nicely and those funky percussions and strange noises fits the track! This is not a classic but Berglund & Brante sure knows how to program a funky track! It must be Deep Down In Funky Morningville! ;o)

[#4] First track from Pope Of Gegga - the groove ambassador! Well, at least he has been in some of the other of his tracks which I've had the pleasure of listening to, especially "Filterpenna"... But, I haven't really gotten into this track yet... Hopefully I will after more listens...

[#5] Ahhh... Much better now! This is from the newest Baluns 12" at the time - released in May 2002... Excellent stomper... No boring intro or build-up, just pure, groovy, deep tech-trance. Best track so far! Highly recommended! ;o)

[#6] another 'old' track from 2000... Trimatic is a Son Kite-alterego and it shows... Pulsating progressive trance here from the masters themselves! Great! ;o)

[#7] Second track from the ambassador and this is much better than 'Eff'... I'm tempted to say Eff'ing better! [Hehe... Well, maybe not!]...

[#8] Henrik Larsson from the techno-act Headroom is on his own here... What an awesome track... Huge track which combines techno and trance... complex and diverse bass-line here... Recommended!

[#9] Woow! Starts slowly, but quickly builds into a smashing tune... As always with the Son Kite guys this is SOOO groovy and this track is simply just fantastic! ;o)

[#10] Last track from NAH is another deeeeep, funky track and a perfect way to end this great compilation...

This still haven't reached the level that Otherwise has in my cool-book, but I'm sure this will grow on me as time goes by... Also this is great way of getting a bunch of stuff only released on vinyl - I for one, only play CDz, so I like it when a compilation like this comes out! Recommended if you like quality tech-trance and deep, progressive trance... Final verdict: 9/10