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Paradise ConnectionParadise Connection

Label:High Society (3) – HS CD 02
Format:
CD, Album, Purple Insert
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Goa Trance, Downtempo, Ambient, Breakbeat

Tracklist

1JD-Distortion6:11
2111 Belltrees6:50
3Adic 35:09
4Portamento7:59
5Longbaceglider On Solstice10:43
6Jeboa-Electrogarden12:50
CD-Bonus:
7Source Of Emotion21:36
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"Paradise is not a place, it's a form of conciousness"

Made in Germany

Written on tray-card:
CD-Box innenteil
Auf diesem fonthintergrund sieht man die CD
(meaning: CD-box interior on this font background, you can see the CD)

This version has a purple insert with text on it. Another version has a white insert with no text and no mould SID code.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 718751 207523
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0718751207523
  • Matrix / Runout: BOD EFA 12075
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5202
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Paradise Connection (2×LP, Album)High Society (3)HS 02Germany1995
Paradise Connection (2×LP, White Label, Album)High Society (3)HS-02Germany1995
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Paradise Connection (CD, Album, White Insert)High Society (3)HS CD 02Germany1995
Paradise Connection (7×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, 320 kbps)Electric Universe RecordsEUCDX09Germany2006

Reviews

  • chimushi's avatar
    chimushi
    Edited 2 years ago
    "I am quite surprised that nothing on this CD moved me......at all. "

    Listened to this again several months later after the last review I gave in the above sentence just to make sure I wasn't having a bad day when I shared my one sentence impression above. No I have the same experience as before. Nothing here moves me. If a Trance fan listens to this maybe he or she will think this is special compared to regular Trance. That may be true. But as far as Classic Goa Trance goes, this is not even in the top 200 IMO. That should be good news to the Trance fans who are impressed with this.
    • radi6404's avatar
      radi6404
      I want to answer Josephschembri, why this is labelled one of the best goa trance albums from the nieetees. The tracks are not overly complex but surely complex enough and they do consist of climaxes.

      Any of those tracks consists of more than one melody and the melodies change, usually playing the first melody at the beginning and at the end of the tracks like you can hear on a lot of goa trance songs, for example (Astral Projection - Free Tibet, Man with no name - Own the world). So those tracks are not much different to the regular goa tracks songs, the only difference is that those tracks don't have as many layers of sound, as many channels playing at the same time. But that is not a bad thing, the authentic leads are very well choosen and played by true analogue synthesizzers and you can hear that. I am not sure but I think in many of those tracks Boris Blenn used the legendary Roland Jupiter 8000, which has a very deep, analogue and hypnotic sound.

      Each of those tracks therefore have a very intense atmosphere, which is the main reason why they are rated so highly. Played through a good soundsystem those tracks put you in the middle of a psychedelic concert, they put you into a big room, where those strings and leads with reverb take you into a melanchoic journey.

      Boris Blenn used the big sound with the reverb a lot and created those concert like songs, which are very relaxing and remind me of Kraftwerk, a popular German band which could have imspirated Boris in the past.

      So the reason why this is considered one of the best goa trance and ambient albums is it's big atmosphere, the high quality synth leads that sound very beautiful and analogue and the melodies themself, which yet simple have a very trippy vibe.

      It is a warm and powerful album and in my opinion is one of the best albums in that genre aswell!

      Long life Boris Blenn
      • paulet's avatar
        paulet
        I Love It :)
        Goa-Trance 4ever
        • Joseph_S's avatar
          Joseph_S
          Edited 11 years ago
          Portamento is not just the best track Boris Blenn ever made but in my humble opinion one of the best Goa tacks ever written. The vocal sample in the middle of the second melodic breakdown is one of the most memorable climaxes I have heard. Luckily this track is available on the super compilation Pulse 1 because Portamento aside I can’t praise the rest of much of the album though.

          First this is an album which I can’t decide if filing under dance or chillout. Except Portamento, JD-Distortion and Adic 3 the tracks have a soft 4/4 beat, with Longbaceglider On Solstice being breakbeat. The tracks are very simplistic in structure even when considering they are from the now remote 1995 and are generally repetitive and don't seem to evolve much, except Portamento. In my opinion this album is more on the chill side than the dance side but if you want psychedelic chillout from 1995 it’s probably not the sort of relaxed music you are looking for. I would rather call this a “trippy” album since I guess under the right conditions it works marvel; but, since the structure and tempo of each consecutive track varies considerably, I think the tracks are more effective if heard separately rather than taking the whole album at one go.

          An inevitable mention goes to the famous CD bonus track Source of Emotion. A tasty bonanza I’d say, since this track is indeed a gem. The mid-tempo 4/4 beat combined with its ambience and 20+ minutes length is easily the best track within this category. If you haven’t yet noticed this track appears in full on Pro Cannabis 3 so if you want to have this track that compilation can be easily bought for Source of Emotion alone.

          How Paradise Connection is labeled as one of the essentials of 1995 I fail to understand. Even more the insane prices people pay for it. I’m not a fan and don’t consider it essential either but if you ask me Boris’ album One Love is much better. Portamento and Source of Emotion aside I find all tracks way too simplistic and shallow.
          • radi6404's avatar
            radi6404
            This is one of the best psychedelic trance albums one can buy. Some here mention that it is worht buying because of one or another track, but all tracks are very good and unique. It is better than most trance albums one can buy, because it is done with quality synths like the Roland JP 8000 and one can hear Boris Blenns skills as a musician aswell. Great rythms, great melodies and beautiful stringlines like the one of source of emotion or 111 Beltress. Longbacegilder On solstice is not as intense and fresh sounding as the others but still a good track. If one looks for darker and more melodies Boris Blenn, than Stardiver is the right choose, One Love is also very good, tough.
            • hal9000's avatar
              hal9000
              This album is worth it for one track alone. The rest of the album is just a bonus.
              Portamento is one of those tracks that sends shivers down your spine and never fails to wow.
              I am listening as I type this and still find it weird that this track is 15 years old.
              • bolle88's avatar
                bolle88
                Edited 15 years ago
                The last track, "Source of emotion", is probably the trippiest track you'll ever hear! It's a 20 minute+ slow, slow 4x4 ambient-trance tune with some of the most beautiful and spaced-out melodies there is. Some of you might find this masterpiece monotone and repetitive, but I'd rather call it hypnotic and dreamy. Oh, that bassline is just to die for... and those 303's...
                If this sounds like something for you, then buy this (if possible, which I think it's not, tragically) without hesitation!