Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse

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Psy-Trance project formed in 1992 by 3 French producers. They became know for their first two Goa Trance albums from 1995 and 1996. In 1999 group unexpectedly released Drum n Bass / Breaks album. Serge Souque left group in 2000 and continued his career with The Antidote alias that was used for couple of Total Elcipse tracks in 90's. Around the same time Total Eclipse became primarily Full On Psy-Trance project releasing 4th album in 2003. Loïc Van Poucke left the project in 2004 leaving Stephane Holweck as the only remaining member. In 2009 5th Total Eclipse album was released.
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Total Eclipse Discography

Albums

BR002CD Total Eclipse Delta Aquarids (Album) Blue Room Released BR002CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
BR015CD Total Eclipse Violent Relaxation (Album) Blue Room Released BR015CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
BR077CD, BAM8001CD Total Eclipse Access Denied (Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR077CD, BAM8001CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
ARCCD-004 Total Eclipse Update Files(CD, Album) Arcadia Music ARCCD-004 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MANCD09 Total Eclipse Tales Of The Shaman(CD, Album) Mandala Records MANCD09 France 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SRCX 24 Total Eclipse Waiting For A New Life TIP Records SRCX 24 Denmark 1994 Sell This Version
BFLT 16 Total Eclipse Aliens / Sound Is Solid Dragonfly Records BFLT 16 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SRCX 35 Total Eclipse Can't Do That / A Little Bit Of Heaven TIP Records SRCX 35 Denmark 1995 Sell This Version
BFLT 23 Total Eclipse Toxic Caterpillar / Far Beyond Speech(12") Dragonfly Records BFLT 23 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BR002 Total Eclipse Le Lotus Bleu (Remix) / The Crucible(12") Blue Room Released BR002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BR 012 Total Eclipse Pulsar Glitch / Free Lemonade (Psychaos Remix) Blue Room Released BR 012 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BR016 Total Eclipse Space Clinic Blue Room Released BR016 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BR033 Total Eclipse Collapsar / Direct Motion(12") Blue Room Released BR033 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BR080, BAM8002 Total Eclipse None Of Your Business / Midnite Suspects Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR080, BAM8002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BFLT 64 Total Eclipse / Resurex Total Eclipse / Resurex - Bimone / Copine(12") Dragonfly Records BFLT 64 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FLYING AGARIC 07 Total Eclipse Vs. Ecosphere Total Eclipse Vs. Ecosphere - Flying Agarik 07(12", EP) Flying Agarik FLYING AGARIC 07 France 2011 Sell This Version
MANDG007 Total Eclipse Vs. Ecosphere Total Eclipse Vs. Ecosphere - Areal Velocity(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Mandala Records MANDG007 France 2012
TRI1CD010 Total Eclipse Transmutation Part 1(CDr, EP) Tribal Records TRI1CD010 Slovakia 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

Di 1612 Total Eclipse, The Infinity Project, Electric Universe Total Eclipse, The Infinity Project, Electric Universe - Goa Prophets(4xCD, Album, Comp + Box) Distance Di 1612 France 1999 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TWSDL41 Total Eclipse 2007 Remixes(2xFile, MP3, 320) Twisted Records TWSDL41 UK 2008

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maroko

maroko

November 29, 2007
Total Eclipse are one of the true core originators of the genre we today refer to as goa trance. While they never received the same amount of attention as the likes of Hallucinogen, Astral Projection or Koxbox, they are just as influential, to say the least. They were making highly melodic tracks as far back as 1992, and have quite a few classics tucked under their belt, from the milestone tunes "Aliens" and "Waiting For A New Life", to "Blade Runner", Chaotic Circus", "Free Lemonade", "Partycles" and probably half a dozen more I've forgot. Also not to be forgotten is their input in the Mystery Of The Yeti supergroup, which had a huge overall impact on the future sound and development of ambient music. Total Eclipse's 1995 debut album, Delta Aquarids sounds very old and dated today, but still remains a foundation stone in the genre, but it is their sophmore release, the marvellous double CD from 1996, intitled Violent Relaxation where the trio really shone through, and brought what is in my opinion one of the absolute pinnacles of the old school goa/psy trance movement, and merits its place on the top shelf of every serious fan of trance music!
Unfortunately, with the premature demise of the old school, the group's magic started to wear out as well. Still, 1999 saw the trio surprisingly release a downtempo-breakish album called Access Denied. The original purists were immediately disappointed and turned their heads away, but they sure missed out on a lot! It seems that the french producers, being dissatisfied with the direction trance music was pursuing, decided to chose a path hard to follow, and stayed true, so to speak. The album itself crossed many genres, blending the unblendable, and sounding like little else out on the market at that time. Total Eclipse were probably trying once again to bring new and fresh stuff to the table, just as they did some years back. Unfortunately, very few listeners understood, and shortly after, sided by the departure Serge Souque (he can today be found as one of the three members in The Good, The Bad & The Ugly project), who was quite probably the creative mind of the project, the remaining two guys occasionally dropped a track or two on some various artists compilation, but nothing worth too much of your attention. The three members can today be found literary all over the place, taking parts and collaborating in many projects, under various aliases, but I never found any of the newer material as nearly as moving and beautiful as their old Total Eclipse tracks, which are, simply put, all great!

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