Various ‎– Tantrance 8 - A Trip To Psychedelic Trance

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Nova Tekk Media + Distribution ‎– NTD 92902-24, Nova Tekk Media + Distribution ‎– DCD 92902-24
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1-1 Sonic Fusion Tribal Warrior (Live Recording)
Producer, Written-By – Sonic Fusion
9:29
1-2 Planet B.E.N. & Synchro Vampire State Building (Purple Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Jeroen van Garling, Planet B.E.N.
7:18
1-3 Gabriel Le Mar Why? (Pascal F.E.O.S. Why Not? Treatment)
Producer, Written-By – Gabriel Le MarRemix – Pascal F.E.O.S.
6:36
1-4 Electric Universe Tribal Session
Producer, Written-By – Boris Blenn
5:32
1-5 Atmos Drums Don't Stop
Producer, Written-By – Thomas Balicki*
10:00
1-6 Man Of The Last 3rd & DJ Lando* Blow Station
Producer, Written-By – Ingo Schnorrenberg, Stefan Pullitzky
10:29
1-7 Citizen Kaned Global Citizen
Producer, Written-By – Nick Doof*
7:12
1-8 Amorphous Return Of Shalam
Producer, Written-By – Magnus Andersson
9:47
1-9 The Groupie Syndrome Pacemaker
Producer, Written-By – Rough'n Rush*
7:00
1-10 COP* Alien Nation (Part 1)
Producer, Written-By – COP*
7:16
2-1 S.U.N. Project 380 Volt
Producer, Written-By – H-Man McCoy, Marco Menichelli, Matthias Rumöller*
6:53
2-2 Noosphere Pepsis Wasp
Producer, Written-By – Noosphere
8:38
2-3 Morphem Hypnotone
Producer, Written-By – Tiny Toon Production*
8:01
2-4 Infected Mushroom Blue Muppet
Producer, Written-By – Amit Duvdeviani*Producer, Written-By [Uncredited] – Erez Aizen
8:10
2-5 Beast Trouble (Psilocybin Remix)
Producer, Written-By – Sean Williams, Simon PosfordRemix – Ott, Simon Posford
6:38
2-6 Space Cat Cat On Mushroom
Producer, Written-By – Amit Duvdeviani*, Avi Algranati, Erez Aizen
9:13
2-7 Astral Projection Searching For UFO's
Producer, Written-By – Avi Nissim, Lior Perlmutter
10:26
2-8 Cass v. Slide* Mephisto's Child (Danny Howells' Squelch Mix)
Producer, Written-By – C. Cutbush*, P. Martin*Remix – Danny Howells
10:36
2-9 Cydonia Narco Nympho
Producer, Written-By – Dino Psaras, Ian Rive*, Steve Ronan
9:00

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℗ 1999 Euromedia
© 1999 Euromedia
Made in Germany

Comes in an 8-panel digipak with black CD trays.

Track 1-8 is titled "Return Of Shalom"
Track 1-10 is titled "Alien Nation (Part 2)" on back-cover but correct on inside.
Track 2-4 is titled "Blue Muppets".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 025905 929023
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 7467
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): NTD 92902-24-1 P+O-43655-A2 06-99
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): NTD 92902-24-2 P+O-43656-A2 06-99

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Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

November 6, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Chapter 8 is perhaps the one to mark the end of the goa inspired Tantrance compilations. Most of the way it certainly ventures in musical territories far away from the sound that started it all.

Therefore the main thing to realise here is that T8 has a far more simplistic sound that earlier Tantrance releases. The year is 1999, Goa is on the decline, and progressive taking over. So to with Tantrance. The tracks are much darker than uplifting goa and here & there approaching house territory. This creates a less strong psychedelic vibe than earlier releases, and even if mood is always the key I certainly have to work harder with this release to enter psychedelia.

A couple of tracks should be mentioned. Atmos, as always, delivers an interesting track. Drums Don't Stop is dreamy, relaxed, and insisting. Likewise, Man Of The Last 3rd & DJ Lando delivers a solid deep house track with Blow Station. There’s not much going on, but if you do get onboard the wagon there’s more than enough to entertain you. Children Of Paradis gives us Alien Nation (Part 2), another deep tech-trance track that demands dedication to be appreciated, but let yourself be run over and it will work.

And then comes the finale of cd 2 ... which for some reason stears this compilation in a completely new direction – back to old skool! Starting with Astral Projection over Cass & Slide to Cydonia the last 3 tracks apparently wants to remind us what Tantrance used to be all about. Or still is. Or ...? Strange, but in any case 3 strong tracks and my favorite tracks of both cds. Melodic, energetic, trippy, they work equally well tripping in a comfortable chair or out on the dancing floors.

To summarize, I’ve heard several Tantrance compilations more opt to meet my taste in music. Still, with ears set for progressive T8 delivers several decent tracks. My main gripe here is the amount of imminent hits which I think is too low for a compilation. In this direction it doesnt' help that a few tracks are ruined by guitars. Lastly, I need to mention the hideous opener Tribal Warrior which I find more suitable for a Riverdance compilation. I mean, I understand some people like tribal drums, but ffs there's a limit to everything!