Various ‎– The Abyss - A Journey Into Deep Trance

MDMA Music Ltd ‎– MDMA 010-2
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1-1 Cass & Slide Opera (Excession Mix)
Remix – ExcessionWritten-By, Producer – C.Cutbush*, P.Martin*
1-2 Cass & Slide Opera (Beckettis Phantoms Only Mix)
Remix – BeckettWritten-By, Producer – C.Cutbush*, P.Martin*
1-3 Brancaccio & Aisher Darker (Sin@dogstar.mix)
Written-By, Producer – B.Aisher*, L.Brancaccio*
1-4 Taylor Xenophobe
Written-By, Producer – B.Jamieson*, J.Sutton*, Taylor
1-5 Breeder Tyrantanic (Slacker's Kingdom Come Mix)
Remix – SlackerWritten-By, Producer – R.Blades*, S.Noble*
1-6 Markus Schulz You Won't See Me Cry (Mara's Remix)
Remix – MaraWritten-By, Producer – Schulz*, Ferry*, Wade*
1-7 Brancaccio & Aisher Fracture (K For Kharbanda Mix)
Written-By, Producer – B.Aisher*, L.Brancaccio*
1-8 Above New Day Dawning (Cass & Slide's Below The Belt Mix)
Remix – Cass & SlideWritten-By, Producer – A.Chatterley*, L.De Fraine*, N. Hale*
1-9 HP Source Flight Path (Touchdown Dub Mix)
Written-By, Producer – H.Peat*
2-1 Nuclear Hyde Running Man (Instant Mover)
Written-By, Producer – G-Meter, Steinmeier*, Cramer*
2-2 Trimatik* Painted Chords
Written-By, Producer – M.Henriksson*, S.Mullaert*
2-3 Noma Appat Vivant
Written-By, Producer – M.Andersson*
2-4 Element Transform
Written-By, Producer – D.Gerbe*, M.Engemann*
2-5 Amphasis Schwerqewicht
Written-By, Producer – E.Elser*
2-6 Atmos Mental Luggage
Written-By, Producer – T.Balicki*
2-7 Massimo Vivona The Junior
Written-By, Producer – M.Vivona*
2-8 Atmos Gemue Spetzi
Written-By, Producer – T.Balicki*
2-9 XV Kilist Kante
Written-By, Producer – K.Horvath*

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Mastered @ Master Disk Studios
Design at Loets Design AB / Printed at May Printing

This compilation (P) 2000 MDMA Records / (C) 2000 MDMA Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 290005 794186
  • Rights Society: ACUM
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): ABCD MUSIC CAT NR MDMA 10A
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): ABCD MUSIC CAT NR MDMA 10B
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 & 2): IFPI LH01
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 1U23
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 1U34



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March 29, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

Quite literally one of the darkest, most mesmerizing, abstract trance mix compilations that I have ever stumbled across in my many years of listening to trance. CD1 mixed by DJ Dede is nothing short of excellent! Cass & Slide's Opera sets the tone immediately, and one is treated to both the Excession Mix & The Phantoms Only Mix back to back! Taylor's Xenophobe twists things up a notch, introduces a less predictable, almost "crazy" vibe. What's not to like! My favorite tune on CD1 would have to be Mara's Remix of You Won't See Me Cry (which I must admit turned me off completely to the version found on Armin's Boundaries Of Imagination). The driving bass, electric sweeps, accompanied by a sound reminiscent of a large ship's fog horn! I could write a paragraph about each track on CD1 - it's that good (not sure where the avg 3.7 rating comes from, but to each their own).

DJ Micha's CD2 on the other hand is an entirely different animal. The darkness, mystery, and sinister elements found within CD1 are still present, but in a much different, more abstract form. A new element is also introduced. Chaos. CD2 is absolutely chaotic, but at the same time, it is calculated. It's as if you are walking though an electric jungle, with pulsating lights in the sky, and the sound of robotic swamp animals surround you left and right - shrouded in the darkness of the night. Come Element's - Transform, it's as if you are greeted by the inhabitants of this world - and just like that, you're on your own again. Stumbling through the Abyss, surrounded by foreign creatures that could not possibly be attributed to anything on earth!

The title of this compilation could not be more relevant.

As for the mixing? In my opinion it is flawless. Dede and Micha both employ skillful transitions, Micha's seeming a bit more complex due to the more abstract nature of the tracks, but nonetheless a stellar performance by Dede as well. A nice gritty factor indicative of a vinyl mix is present as well!

5/5 - One of the few compilations truly able to take me to another world, over and over again.