Various ‎– Gaia 7 / 8

Label:
Gaia Tonträger ‎– GAIA 7, Gaia Tonträger ‎– GAIA 8
Series:
Gaia (2) – 7, Gaia (2) – 8
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation
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Gaia 7
1-1 Mandra Gora Everything's Going Fine
Written-By – J.Bley*
9:03
1-2 X-Tron Shiva
Written-By – M.Kurihara*Written-By [Uncredited] – DJ Hamase
6:45
1-3 P.O.T. Evolution Peyote
Written-By – A.Roll*
10:10
1-4 Digital Island Cosmic Ocean
Written-By – B.Blenn*
7:00
1-5 Moon Dust* Are We Alone? (Magnetic Bass Mix)
Written-By – Cosmix, Rough & Rush
10:30
1-6 Rave Base Electeaser
Written-By – C.Zippel*
5:50
1-7 Brainman Spiral Energy
Written-By – H.Valetisch*
5:45
1-8 L.S.G. Blueprint
Written-By – O.Lieb*
9:05
1-9 Cybersnack Inner Chi
Written-By – Cybersnack
10:10
Gaia 8
2-1 The Source Experience Atoms
Written-By – Robert Leiner
7:45
2-2 G.La Tortue* Salinas
Written-By – G.Berard*
9:45
2-3 Motor Bass* Hypnabesses
Written-By – Etienne 2C*, Philippe Z*
6:10
2-4 S.M.I.L.E. Zeta-Riticuli
Written-By – R.Sommer*
6:25
2-5 Block Four* Quartz
Written-By – Block Four*
7:50
2-6 Huichol* Be Nice
Written-By – A.Roll*, Sangeet*
8:20
2-7 Voov Helium Hi
Written-By – Voov
5:55
2-8 Drax Doors Of Perception
Written-By – T.P.Heckmann*
6:50
2-9 Acme (5) Ayahuasca 303
Written-By – Acme (5)
9:40
2-10 Goto (2) Basic
Written-By – M.Laine*
5:05

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Notes

The CD trays of the double jewel case are in orange like the cover and the print on the CD's glows in the dark.

1-5 is known elsewhere as simply "Are We Alone" also is listed without "Mix Name".

Tempo (track/BPM) - as listed on the back cover:
1-1/138 | 1-2/135 | 1-3/138 | 1-4/140 | 1-5/132 | 1-6/141 | 1-7/144 | 1-8/130 | 1-9/136
2-1/138 | 2-2/135 | 2-3/131 | 2-4/141 | 2-5/131 | 2-6/138 | 2-7/144 | 2-8/120 | 2-9/134 | 2-10/120

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 4017659804220
  • Barcode (Text): 4 017659 804220

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Joseph_S

Joseph_S

April 26, 2009

Disc 1 (Gaia 7) can be labelled as the Goa/Trance side. The opener “Everything's Going Fine” is one of the first tracks by Johann Bley, originally released by this label in 1994 and licensed to TIP Records for their first compilation Yellow a year after. The version on the TIP compilation is shorter though, so CD speaking this wonderful track appears only in full length on Gaia 7 + 8. Track 2 is by Japanese artist X-Tron and is again very nice. Boris Blenn gives us track 4, a wonderful melodic track very reminiscent of the style he became famous for later in 1995. The track is short but the melodic build-up is instant. Track 5 is by a one-time collaboration between X-Dream and DJ Cosmix. This is one of my favourite old Goa tracks; maybe because I had this on tape though. “Are We Alone” is a very dreamy tune, hence the name maybe. This track is very much unknown since it didn’t make it on more easily accessible CD’s. Track 6 is a Hard-trance tune. It’s rough when compared to the rest, but still fits perfectly in-between. It’s 1994 after all, back then we didn’t make much distinction between styles. Being it Techno, Trance, Goa, Acid or Hard-Trance, it was all one big family of music unless you dropped the Prodigy in-between ;) Brainman gives us track 7. “Spiral Energy” would be the first appearance by this artist who would later release for TIP Records. Like most of his later material, this is no big track. German Trance legend Olivier Lieb is behind track 9, another great old Trance song. The end track by Cybersnack has a long intro until a beat drops after several minutes and has the famous “Turn on, tune in, drop out” sample.

Disc 2 is very different from disc 1. Gaia 8 could be labelled the Techno/Acid side. It’s starts off with Robert Leiner’s hypnotic tune, followed by the minimalistic and repetitive Techno tune by Guillaume La Tortue. Contributing are also classic artists like Voov and Thomas P. Heckmann, the latter’s track is a weird breakbeat/acidic trippy experiment.

The sound lacks a lot, even when considering it’s 1994, it’s really poor. Most tracks sound extremely dated and poorly produced but there are still gems deserved to be listened here.

This is far from an essential release, it’s more of a collectors item IMO.