Various ‎– Shangri La (Goa Trance Compilation)

Step 2 House Records ‎– 560 0034 20
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1 Transwave Adoration To The Aum
Written-By, Producer – Christophe Drouillet*, Frédéric Holyszewski
2 Taiyo Ecco
Written-By, Producer – Tsuyoshi Suzuki
3 2 Puissance 30 La Venus De Psy Law
Written-By, Producer – Olivier Abitbol
4 EA 1729 The 25th Code
Written-By, Producer – Jean-François Bire, Olivier Abitbol
5 L'Ange Gabriel Eclipse
Written-By, Producer – Gabriel Lancry
6 Climax Absolüte Papillon Acoustique
Written-By, Producer – Christophe Marcourt
7 Bassline Baby Altered States
Written-By, Producer – Sammy Bassline, Samuel Malm
8 Silicium (2) The Last Tribute
Written-By, Producer – Eric Napora-Chassang
9 Transwave Axonal
Written-By, Producer – Christophe Drouillet*, Frédéric Holyszewski

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"Step 2 House Records & Laurent Mayer presents: Shangri La. The Goa Trance Compilation"

All tracks published by ED. Sound Of Paris / Editions ARK.
Dist. PIAS France

Track 9 is a bonus track of the CD edition.

Compilation (P) + (C) 1995 Step 2 House Records / Happy Music / Made in France.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 413356 997729
  • Rights Society: SACEM/SDRM
  • Other (Distribution Code): 381P

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December 3, 2009
Ok Transwave's tracks are great here but the best track is EA 1729 - The 25th code..!!!
A REAL oldschool goatrance track, only for this you have to find this compilation.
The rest is not worth that much.


May 25, 2008

More of a real collectors item than a must own release, but there are some bona fide classics here.
First and foremost, the opening and the closing tracks by Transwave are possibly the best two from their debut 1995 release, "Hypnorhythm", so if you are one of the many who don't own it yet, maybe you're chances are better of finding them here, on "Shangri La", than hunting down the aforementioned EP.

You then get two other relatively obscure gems, Le Venus De Psy Law by 2 Puissance 30 and the superb acidic classic by Bassline Baby, Altered States. These tracks I listed are all much harder to find on their original releases, which are all heavily sought after in collector circles, and thus fetch ridiculously high prices, so getting hold of this compilation should be an excellent bargain for most seeking out neglected numbers from the hey day of the genre.

Unfortunately, the other tracks don't really live up to the fame of the four absolute killers I mentioned above. Which should imply that apart from making you a proud owner of a rarity, you won't feel like you're possessing a fundemental part of old school goa trance history.

Those who reckon they must have each and every known documented piece of the history of psychedelic music most probably already own this, the rest of you might want to invest your money in a safer purchase. There are plenty better various artists releases out there for far more accessible prices.