Virtuart ‎– Virtuart & Friends

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DAT Records ‎– DATCD009
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2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
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Disc | A
1-1 Virtuart & Chronomyst Vashisht
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*, O. Aubin*
9:54
1-2 Virtuart & Franky Wakatoom On The Road
Composed By, Mixed By – Franky, O. Abitbol*
10:08
1-3 Virtuart & Kshoo Esprit Libre
Composed By, Mixed By – Kshoo, O. Abitbol*
8:54
1-4 Virtuart & Chronomyst Sacred Drop
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*, O. Aubin*
7:33
1-5 Virtuart & Nagar Bhatti 2068
Composed By, Mixed By – Nagar Bhatti, O. Abitbol*
9:21
1-6 Virtuart & Kshoo N₂ O
Composed By, Mixed By – Kshoo, O. Abitbol*
7:11
1-7 Virtuart & Maël* Neverending Party
Composed By, Mixed By – DJ Maël, O. Abitbol*
8:38
1-8 Virtuart & Manitù* Red Spirit
Composed By, Mixed By – DJ Saïdù*, O. Abitbol*
10:26
Disc | B
2-1 Virtuart & Chronomyst Prospector M
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*, O. Aubin*
8:44
2-2 Virtuart Light Lifter
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*
8:58
2-3 Virtuart & Chronomyst L'Karnaj
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*, O. Aubin*
5:34
2-4 Virtuart & Manitù* Indian Summer
Composed By, Mixed By – DJ Saïdù*, O. Abitbol*
10:10
2-5 Virtuart & Nagar Bhatti Svadeshi
Composed By, Mixed By – Nagar Bhatti, O. Abitbol*
8:39
2-6 Underhead Orejuna
Composed By, Mixed By – Jean-François Bire, O. Abitbol*
10:49
2-7 Virtuart La Sorcière Des Sables & L'Homme Libre (Sandoz Mix)
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*
9:22
2-8 Virtuart L'Annee Des 13 Lunes (Galactic Time Mix)
Composed By, Mixed By – O. Abitbol*
10:57

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Credits

Notes

"Avec quelques amis nous avons fait... un album de transe"
"Produit 100% artistanal et sans conservateurs"
Originally recorded in 1998. Digitally remastered in 2016

℗ & © 2016 DAT Records
Made in Italy.

Mixed at the "Les Olivettes" studio by Olivier nUaGe
Mastered by Jaroslav Valo @ Analog Dimension studios

500 copies pressed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060376 222340 >
  • Barcode (String): 5060376222340
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DATCD009 - Virtuart - Virtuart & Friends - CD1 - DAT Records
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DATCD009 - Virtuart - Virtuart & Friends - CD2 - DAT Records
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 & CD2): IFPI L173
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 & CD2): IFPI 3051

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Virtuart Virtuart & Friends - Avec Quelques Amis Nous Avons Fait... Un Album De Transe(CDr, Album, Mixed, Promo) Intoxygene none France 1998 Sell This Version
DATDG009 Virtuart Virtuart & Friends(16xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM + 16xFile, MP3, Album) DAT Records DATDG009 Italy 2016

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chimushi

chimushi

November 24, 2017
Blown away by the quality of the cuts on this CD. Very deep, very trippy, very primal. All the qualities I love in Classic Goa Trance.
antic

antic

February 6, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

This has been a great surprise for me because 1) I didn't really liked the EP released on DAT Rec. earlier, and 2) I'm usually cautious of double CDs, because lot of them end up filled with ...filler material. Not so in this case, though! This is from start to finish a very deep, psychedelic and twisted material! It definitely sounds "old", but in a good way - you can literally feel the smell of the plastic and metal those analog & digital hardware devices was made of. One can tell that the sound wasn't sculpted with a mouse and a ruler, but instead it's very primal, raw and unpolished - compared to current standards - but at the same time so alive, beautifully imperfect and natural: some tracks sound like Total Eclipse, others like Planet B.E.N. or Children of Paradise, or Orichalcum & The Deviant. In this aspect it is very reminiscent of Nervasystem's "Timetravel" - has that genuine, primal sound. Also, just like that seminal release, Virtuart (& friends) won't overload you with dozens of layers, but they carefully choose 3-4 of them and propel you in a trance state, be it with their melodies, or acid lines, or strange FXes, or chanting, or drums, etc. Thanks to involving a lot of co-creators it's also very varied, even though there's a clear coherency to the album. It is so good in fact, that when I don't know what to play I just put this on, press "random" and I'm sorted - there's really no bad track here, which in itself for a 2xCD is an incredible achievement! The only thing I didn't liked was the front cover, reminding me of some tacky Tekken or Street Fighter game (you know, the "cool" and weird Japanese characters with fancy hairdos & silky clothes) - I just don't get it.

I'm stunned that music like this wasn't released (to the wider public) back in the day, so DAT Records needs to be praised for digging this up <3 Thank you!!!

5 / 5