Various ‎– Project II Trance

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1 Gumbo The Quickening
Engineer – Space (11)Flute – Kate HolmesPerformer [Gumbo By] – Rob (10)Vocals – Sophie BarkerWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By – Simon Posford
9:01
2 Genetic Trancemission
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Majik (2)Written-By – Paul Jackson (6)
5:53
3 Genetic Oracle
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Majik (2)Written-By – Paul Jackson (6)
6:31
4 Total Eclipse Total Eclipse
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Serge Souque, Stephane HolweckWritten-By – Stephane Holweck
4:47
5 Black Sun Godstar (Sirrius Mix)
Engineer – ScruffProducer, Mixed By – YouthWritten-By – Martin Glover
7:11
6 The Infinity Project Feeling Weird
Engineer – Martin FreelandProducer, Mixed By – The Infinity ProjectWritten-By – Graham Wood, Martin Freeland, Raja Ram
6:23
7 Mandra Gora Gypsy Trance
Engineer – Majik (2)Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Johan Bley*
6:03
8 Black Sun The More You Look The More You See
Engineer – Neal SnymanProducer, Mixed By – YouthWritten-By – Martin Glover
8:08
9 1000 Micro Dats The Centre (Tuned Mix)
Engineer – ScruffProducer, Mixed By – Jens Waldenback*Written-By – Jens Waldeback*
6:55
10 Mandra Gora Wicked Warp
Engineer – Majik (2)Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Johan Bley*
5:21
11 Deezal Electric Moth
Engineer, Programmed By – Neal SnymanProducer – Lucien Hendricks, Nahoko Maehara*, Roger Smith (5)Written-By – Roger Smith (5)
5:26
12 1000 Micro Dats Underworld
Engineer – ScruffWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By – Jens Waldenback*
5:19

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  • Cover [Covered By]MadArk

Notes

Track 6 title misprinted as "Feeling Wierd" in the booklet, correctly on the back cover.
Total duration: 77:02

℗ Dragonfly Records © Dragonfly Records
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 025055 800042
  • Matrix / Runout: MAYKING RECORDS BFLCD4 10244421 04 &
  • Label Code: LC 6816

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BFL LP 5 Various Dragonfly LP(2xLP, Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) Dragonfly Records BFL LP 5 UK 1993 Sell This Version
bfllp 4 Various Project II Trance(2xLP, Comp) Dragonfly Records bfllp 4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
EX-260-2 Various Project II Trance(CD, Comp) Instinct Records EX-260-2 US 1993 Sell This Version

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colintraveller

colintraveller

April 9, 2011
For anyone that has Genetic - transmission on vinyl you will be aware that is much shorter than the cd variant featured on this cd release
Winter-Gray

Winter-Gray

September 16, 2010

Well here it is, arguably the first official Goa compilation to hit the UK. This CD (or if you're lucky, LP) introduced legendary Goa/psytrance artists to the world, and as any Goa fan will tell you, Dragonfly is a key player alongside TIP and Flying Rhino for decent British Goa.

With all this in mind and knowing that the Order Odonata series was awesome, I paid through the nose for this CD and hoped for the best. The tracklist opens with Gumbo's 'Quickening', a Posfordian creation that was somewhat ambient sounding compared to 'LSD' et al. It certainly wasn't the mind-blowing Goa trance I was used to but as an opening track it eases you in gently.

Next was Genetic's 'Trancemission', better known to me as the opening track to Paul Oakenfold's 'Voyage...' mix CD. Having it on Dragonfly Classix and Genetic's 'We Are Genetic' album meant it wasn't anything new but still highly enjoyable. Certainly shades of 'What Time Is Love' in this one...

Unusually for a compilation, Genetic then appears again for Track 3 with 'Oracle'. I had high hopes for this track, but sadly it was little more than an early prototype for the elctro-edged 'Analogico' track on Genetic's first album. Very dull and peakless; 'Analogico' is way superior.

Next it's Total Eclipse's self-titled debut, a trance track which has a hint of Goa but more of a Belgian late 80s New Beat. The cheesy 'Total....ECLIPSE' vox are a bit naff too.

Then Black Sun's first of two appearances. 'Godstar' is again a fairly bland track, a meandering riff with a taste of Goa. Promising, but overall a disappointment.

Ah, Infinity Project! At last a decent track, though 'Feeling Weird' has appeared on other Dragonfly CDs and of course TIP's album, so really by this point I was beginning to wonder if 'Project II Trance' was worth buying in the first place.

Next, two fairly harmless tracks from Mandra Gora and Black Sun, again pretty peakless and slightly boring, with 'The More You Look The More You See' featuring a very long American speech which is more than a little irritating. 'Gypsy Trance', however, has more industrial sounding elements, despite the promising title.

1000 Micro Dats: The Centre. Has its moments but again fairly dull and not worth sitting through for seven minutes. Again a bit industrial in places.

Wicked Warp!!! A classic Order Odonata track from Mandra Gora, and a different version! Many will scoff but I actually prefer this version. Certainly refreshing, especially as I thought I had this track beforehand.

Deezal Electric: Moth. Seriously, can five minutes seem any longer? YAWN.

Rounding off with 1000 Micro Dats. Again. 'Underworld' is almost has a stripped-down, proggy psytrance feel to it, but it certainly wasn't the psychedelic mind-blowing finale I was expecting.

So, overall? Not really what I was expecting, but definetly a highly interesting encapusulation of trance at the time. Not only can you see how tracks like 'Trancemission' and 'Feeling Weird' shaped Goa, but you can also see the earlier roots of Goa, with industrial and New Beat elements that were pretty much erased from history after 'LSD' and company came and changed psychedelic trance for good.

I wouldn't recommend this CD to anyone who loved the Order Odonata series and wants more, as the decent tracks are easy to find on other CDs. However, to those interested in Goa's early offerings and want to hear rawer, rougher sounding tracks, this could just be up your street.