A-Tek ‎– Eclipse - Psychedelic Trance

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Trance Medusa Records ‎– DE-TMP-9801006, Trance Medusa Records ‎– Trance Medusa 006
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1 Messiah (2) Hypnosys
Written-By, Producer – M. Vaknin*
9:04
2 Prophets Of Psycho Moon Madness
Producer – A-TekWritten-By – C. Cool*
8:02
3 Mos Fet Supersonic Wind
Written-By, Producer – S. Schurke*
9:00
4 Astrological Magic
Written-By, Producer – K. Kasprzyk*
7:09
5 Zero To Nine* Jericho
Written-By, Producer – D. Mondry*, R. Junge*
10:28
6 Liquid Lunar Phonetik
Written-By, Producer – S. Mann*, T. Zumhof*
8:55
7 Digital Sun Space Flipper
Written-By, Producer – L. Wessel*, S. Krüger*, V. Harder*
9:04
8 X-Tension Aquarius Welcome To Mars
Written-By, Producer – M. Delicempress
6:30

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In Cover: CULT Compilation compiled by A-Tek.

Track 4 was later released as "Magic From Outer Space" on album Space Odyssey.

Total Time: 68:14

℗ + © 1997 Trance Medusa Records
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 025925 000061
  • Label Code: LC 2783
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: COOL 9711011

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maroko

maroko

April 30, 2010
Messiah's Hypnosis sounds like a track which predates Filteria's Back To Earth by an entire decade. Mid tempo goa trance, with strongly emphasized, large and spaced out melodies floating all over. I quite enjoy it, and was left pretty surprised when I realized just how much it made me think of Jannis Tzakis' track from the "V/A Sundrops: Lights in Motion" compilation.
Too bad that is where, more or less, all good things come to an end here. Prophets Of Psycho stay in tune with the previous tune, but not half as interesting, and Mos Fet, while delivering a pretty intense and storming track, somehow screws it all up by breaking the music's flow every now and then with this ethereal female voice he drops during these brief ambient interludes.
Astrological tries to play his Chi A.D. circa "Virtual Spirit" phase cards, as Magic has this annoying, constantly repeating sample saying something about some magic, very reminiscent of Dave Young's Healing Magic track, but this isn't as memorable.
Liquid Lunar do the worst of all possible things and add these childish dolphin sound effects (obviously composed on a 20 quid keyboard), and then drop an intense, climax driven segment, which is, above all, rushed and very hard and heavy on the ears. Wait for that one last lead to kick in at 08:15, that is, if you manage to cope with this one for so long. Sounds like the melody from that pop rock tune Narcotic getting strangled by violin chords. Argh.
Digital Sun come to the rescue, and if nothing else, keep their heads above sea level with Space Flipper. Nothing to brag about, but for what it's worth, there's nothing in this track which would make you pull your head throught the jewel case and chew on the sleeve notes in horror. In my opinion, together with the opening number, this is the only chance worthy track here. The last track is by an artist I have never heard about before or after, and furthermore, I cannot even remember his name. I guess that says it all.
Anyways, while "Eclipse- Psychedelic Trance" is slightly better than the "Bhakti" and the two "Prophets Of Psychedelic Trance" compilations released also on Trance Medusa Records, it still pales when compared to many of its contemporaries, which are, you guessed it, far superior in quality, and far more accessible financially to people who would gladly explore the golden years of goa trance, but are often confronted with redundant releases costing approximately one hundred euro. This isn't different. Unless you think you have heard it all, bought it all, remixed it all and smoked joints with Shiva's brother in law on the beaches of Chapora, and now have a few hundred extra euro to spare, I wouldn't recommend hunting this down...