Just dug up this classic again after many years and I totally agree with the point sleepytime made regarding its timeless feel. At the time it was being used in DJ sets there was a lot of fluff circulating and a track which used whale calls setting up the breakdown only made it easy to identify it as such, not to mention the fact that the preferred club mix featured an identical second half not varying, if only slightly, from the first half, which meant most folks who heard it only got about 4-5 minutes of whale calls and an anthemic breakdown to sample making it largely disposable for 95% of all DJ's worldwide after the turn of the millenium. In retrospect, the bassline used is well timed and quite pronounced, considering it paces with the use of high pitched whale calls nicely. With cool swirling synths, combined with the said bassline and the accelerated, military style drum sample that most european trance tracks depended upon, ad nauseum after 1997, it actually holds up nearly 15 years after its release which cant be said for most of the cheesy stuff it was surrounded by.
When the white labels of this track were circulating, many thought that it was a Ferry Corsten production. Perhaps it was due to his prolific production rate at that time. Regardless, this is a monster track with a very light bass kick until the break which is signalled by the whale calls. Then the synths come in with a much harder kick drum. One of the few tracks from the "Gatecrasher" era that survives without sounding too dated or cheesy.