Nathan FakeThe Sky Was Pink

Label:Border Community – 06BC
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Leftfield, Progressive House, IDM, Downtempo, Minimal


A1The Sky Was Pink (Original Live Take)4:49
A2The Sky Was Pink (Icelandic Version)5:07
B1The Sky Was Pink (Holden Remix)
B2The Sky Was Pink (Holden Tool)

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A1: 94 BPM D# major
A2: 124 BPM D# major
B1: 124 BPM D# major
B2: 133 BPM D# major

B2 ends in a locked groove.
Please play slowly.

This 2004 pressing comes in the full colour sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060065 331742
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060065331742
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): 06 BC 0̶6̶ A1 MPO SHANE!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): 06BC B1 MPO SMC!

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Sky Was Pink (12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Promo)Electrochoc Records, Electrochoc Recordsechoc002P, Electrochoc002France2004
The Sky Was Pink (12", Promo)Border Community06BCUK2004
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The Sky Was Pink (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Generic Sleeve)Border Community06BCUK2004
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The Sky Was Pink (12", Test Pressing, White Label)Border Community06BCUK2004
The Sky Was Pink (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress)Border Community06BCUK2005
  • blumek's avatar
    James Holden's remix is timeless. I remember when I heard it for the first time in 2004. It blew my mind, it still does. They don't produce track like this anymore.
    • Bremix's avatar

      One of the songs that brought me to a place mentally. A gate has been opened that continues to open
      • s3iyaintrance's avatar
        Edited 7 years ago
        what more can i say, the Holden's remix is magnificent, that's real progressive sound. Not the noise of nowadays labeled like progressive..
        • Eu_Deep's avatar
          one of the best album of all time
          • Jimi_Hoffa's avatar
            I have this, but my sleeve is generic, but with a sticker from the label - anyone know what release this is?
            • GramRecordStore's avatar
              Maybe im wrong, but looks like Zimmer's "Dream is collapsing" from Inception OST clearly inspired from this one.
              • TechnoManga's avatar
                Why is this record so rediculously expensive? Sure it's a good track, but I kinda see where Mark Anthony is coming from on this, and it seems that some are caught up in the "sprituality" of the record.
                Is the price so high based on peoples hype? Was this record an extremely limited pressing? Or am I missing something?
                • northsky's avatar
                  Very powerful, absolutely timeless track. In my top 3 "most listens" for electronic tracks. Interesting backstory to the track...Nathan Fake spent a whole night in a green tent (on B-Side) and when he got out in the morning his eyes had grown so accustomed to the color, that his vision was distorted and he perceived the "sky as pink". The Holden remix is the birth of minimal trance in my humble opinion. Very big respect to this track and the whole border community.
                  • IntelliGiant's avatar
                    Edited 16 years ago
                    Of course, the remix of James Holden is absolutely self-dependent track on this release. With its help the world has got to know the name of N. Fake. Of course, if a moment of inspiration of J. Holden would have concurred with appearance of another track, not Fake’s, the world would have got similar masterpiece. In support of this – Holden’s Techno Tool Remix is based absolutely on Holden’s main remix. The Dancefloor has got a similar example – Timo Maas with his remix of Azzido Da Bass “Dooms Night” (have you ever heard the original version?).

                    But it’s not fair not to keep in mind the Fake’s creation. It should be named here - Original Live Take and Icelandic Version. Beautiful (!) melodic progressive downtempo tracks with especial FX, catchy melodie, exclusive IDM-like production. Master’s at work!

                    Original Live Take – listening to it one can imagine, why the track was called “The Sky Was Pink”. Pink sky on the sunset. Dreamy philosophical evening mood after the brain-funking day. Slow bpm. So is the Icelandic Version, but it’s a bit more energetic, the bpm is club-like, though absolutely without dance-bass&drums, still being dreamy and philosophical.

                    Who knows, maybe the talent of Nathan Fake inspired James Holden with his further e-scene promotion…
                    • Raijin's avatar
                      Edited 17 years ago
                      The James Holden remix...

                      This has to be the one of the most inventive tunes i've ever heard. While it does remain very subdued and ethereal, the incredibly layered use of FX, the greatly exaggerated dynamics and the swelling harmonic longtones really turn this into track that achieves a new genre in itself. I'm hard-pressed to find anything in my crate theat i could skillfully mix this with, but then again, there's so much that this track has potential to mix with that it's probably just a lack of skill on my part!

                      A masterful, and truly humbling masterpiece.



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