C.J. Bolland* ‎– Electronic Highway

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Tracklist

The Tower Of Naphtali 7:14
Con Spirito 7:41
Nec Plus Ultra 11:12
Zenith 7:01
Bones 6:44
Catharsis 6:00
Spoof (Remix) 7:02
Neural Paradox 9:19
Drum Tower 5:15

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 95011 CD C.J. Bolland* Electronic Highway(CD, Album) R & S Records RS 95011 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95011 C.J. Bolland* Electronic Highway(2xLP, Album) R & S Records RS 95011 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RTD119.3107.2, RS 95011 CD C.J. Bolland* Electronic Highway(CD, Album) Rough Trade, R & S Records RTD119.3107.2, RS 95011 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none C.J. Bolland* Electronic Highway(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo) R & S Records none Europe 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7957 C.J. Bolland* Electronic Highway(CD, Album) R & S Records SRCS 7957 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none C. J. Bolland* Electronic Highway(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (CJ Bolland) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version

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Cardia1

Cardia1

March 15, 2020
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RS 95011 CD

In my opinion his best album, tracks sound very hypnotic and some of them have powerful deep melodies that reminds me a but Nostrum tunes. My top track here is "The Tower Of Naphtali", i also love "Con Spirito" by Vangelis and "Bones".
lixenixen

lixenixen

May 8, 2019
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RS 95011 CD

The melody of "Con Spirito" is lifted straight from Vangelis's "Heaven and Hell (Part 2)" without giving him any credit. Shame on you, Mr. Bolland!
afstoffer

afstoffer

December 3, 2018
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RS 95011 CD
Just listen to con spirito and be amazed by Cj’s production.
Livysound

Livysound

December 10, 2013
referencing Electronic Highway, 2xLP, Album, RS 95011

A truly fantastic album from One of techno's unsung heroes!!!!!
Workshy

Workshy

September 5, 2011
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RS 95011 CD
If old skool hardcore hadn't splintered into happy hardcore and drum 'n' bass /jungle etc. i hope it would have sounded similar to this album. Brilliant and underrated.
AlexisNembrode

AlexisNembrode

July 16, 2009
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RTD119.3107.2, RS 95011 CD
We have to choose the words wisely to review this album. After the mastodontic classic "4th sign", it was very hard to achieve the same brilliance and solid structure that his previous works had. So, can this album be considered as a classic as well? Yes. Absolutely. From the first second, when the first drops of sound hit your ears, and the trancey techno break beats fill your brain, you can immediatly understand why Bolland couldnt be anything else but an electronic musician. Everything was done right. The breaks, the melodies, the structures... Even the artwork is amazing. This release is a lot more melodic than Cj's previous releases, and the rhythms are a lot more complex, dipped into strong flavours of Drum and Bass, carefully sliced by those melodic breaks, that Cristopher does like no one else.
EDJ303

EDJ303

September 23, 2003
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, SRCS 7957
On Electronic Highway, CJ Bolland distances himself from the stark acid-techno and trance of his early career with a set of emotive, symphonic tracks. Though Bolland's rhythms are just as driving, and his use of percussion just as heavy as before, most of the squelchy acid effects have been replaced. On "The Tower of Naphtali" he uses toybox melodies to soften the blow, while a few faraway vintage synth lines spice "Con Spirito" and the highlight "Zenith." With help on engineering from David Morley, Bolland also added breakbeats, and the result is the solid early ambient drum'n'bass piece, "Bones." Cisco Ferreira also helps out on two tracks, a remix of "Spoof" and "Drum Tower."
Spartacus

Spartacus

August 12, 2002
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RS 95011 CD

Songs 1,3 and 5 are solid rock. These three stand for me as the best of Bolland-sound. Melodies flow, beat goes on in its own way and the result is a winner.
Portis

Portis

January 12, 2002
referencing Electronic Highway, CD, Album, RS 95011 CD

Contains a few excellent, melodic techno tracks. The first three tracks are still fabulous today. It's about the best example of splitting listening and dancing capabilities down the middle.