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CDWON006 Amethyst - Golden Fish Fever album art Amethyst Golden Fish Fever(CD) Jackpot CDWON006 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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WIN010 Amethyst - Krakatoa album art Amethyst Krakatoa (Maxi) Jackpot WIN010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WIN013 Amethyst - The Tempest / Babel album art Amethyst The Tempest / Babel Jackpot WIN013 UK 1997 Sell This Version
jack003 Amethyst - Amethyst E.P. album art Amethyst Amethyst E.P.(CD, EP) DanceNet, MDS, Jackpot jack003 Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
none Amethyst - The Other Side / The Tempest album art Maria Nayler / Amethyst Maria Nayler / Amethyst - The Other Side / The Tempest(Acetate, 12", Single) Master Room none UK 1997 Sell This Version
WIN029 Amethyst - Andalucia album art Amethyst Andalucia Jackpot WIN029 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WIN026 Amethyst - Electric Jesus album art Amethyst Electric Jesus (Maxi) Jackpot WIN026 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WIN032 Amethyst - Fume / Tequila album art Amethyst Fume / Tequila Jackpot WIN032 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WIN031 Amethyst - Futura 2000 album art Amethyst Futura 2000 Jackpot WIN031 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Amethyst - Ricochet / Andalucia album art Bullit / Amethyst Bullit / Amethyst - Ricochet / Andalucia(Acetate, 12", Single) masterpiece none UK 2000 Sell This Version

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August 2, 2018
I have only a few vinyl records (plus CDs) on this cool label, JACKPOT, but this one by AMETHYST, along with "Masks" by PAUL DE ARAGON (also on Jackpot) are among my favorites; ranking up there with VERACOCHA "Carte Blanche" on Positiva, and a BLUE ALPHABET EP on Bonzai.

This type of sublime progressive trance does have a lot of emotion; sometimes very uplifting, oftentimes subtly profound, yet transcendental in a sneaky, unexpected way. All-around high-calibre electronica to shatter low expectations regarding the trance genre, or satisfying high expectations, too.


March 25, 2008
Most purists regard trance as a dirty word in electronic music, supposedly devoid of soul, trashy and pointless.

I'd put forward this pair as the exception to the rule. They made some absolutely blinding tunes together, and Jon Horrocks as Jon Vesta, continued to do so on his own until he sadly took his life.

Listening to Futura you can tell it really meant something to its creator. Driving, dark and dare I say it soulful. You can really feel what they were trying to do and how important it was that it was put to vinyl. It feels like it was imperative that the music be communicated to the outside world.

That is the sign of great music, whatever genre it might be, the
fact that most trance is so terrible ought not mean that artists such as Amethyst should be overlooked. There are other great trance records, but none that are as powerful as the ones this pair made.

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