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KoxboxThe Great Unknown

Label:Liquid Audio Soundz – GTN 1001.20, GTN (Global Trance Network) – GTN 1001.20
CD, Album
Style:Psy-Trance, Progressive Trance, Downtempo


VoiceDave Rabbit
2Go Fly A Kite7:55
3The Great Unknown10:32
46 Cells
Written-By, ProducerXavier Morel
5Crunchy Moles7:36
6DJ Traveller0:26
8Lunar Bin11:04
VoiceDave Rabbit
10King Of Jazz
Sampler [Vocal Samples]Junko (8)
Written-By, ProducerXavier Morel

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Recorded at The Temple Studios, Bauneholm, Denmark.
Cover Designed @ Dusk.

Sleeve: ℗ 2000 Nova Tekk GmbH © 2000 Nova Tekk GmbH
CD: ℗ 2000 Liquid Audio Soundz © 2000 Liquid Audio Soundz

Distributed in Germany by Connected Musikvertrieb GmbH. Made in Germany.

Tempo (track/BPM):
1/- | 2/94 | 3/134 | 4/130 | 5/134 | | 6/- | 7/142 | 8/146 | 9/- | 10/130

Track 2 was originally released on Infinite Excursions 3 as a track by Saiko-Pod.
Tracks 8 & 9 contain samples from the movie "The Lawnmower Man".

Issued in a Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 413356 735123
  • Barcode (String): 5413356735123
  • Matrix / Runout: 5 .1001 .20 .580 P+O-45407-A1 11-99
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L961
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Great Unknown (3×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Album)Liquid Audio Soundz, GTN (Global Trance Network)GTN 1001.15Germany1999
The Great Unknown (CDr, Album, Promo)Liquid Audio SoundznoneGermany1999
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The Great Unknown (10×File, Album, WAV)Koxbox MusicKBM 002Denmark2008
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The Great Unknown (10×File, FLAC, Album)memo604MEMO009India2020


  • doctorg's avatar
    Edited 6 months ago
    I'm afraid I must be the one to rain on everyone else's parade by declaring this Koxbox's weakest album. For me it is a come down after the psychotropical genius of "Dragon Tales". Koxbox go for a lighter, irreverent, housey, funny kind of gonzo progressive trance that is enjoyable on the right occasion, but loses psychedelic edge. The beats go all housey and can lack propulsion and energy. The album also lacks a bit on the melodic front; the previous album was jam-packed full of juicy melodies, most of which are conspicuously absent here. The weakest aspect, however, is some lame samples that have not aged well and irritate; "a major problem in Australia", "crunchy moles", "pure energy", "I never ate cherries again", etc. Moreover, the cover, whilst amusing, is similarly whacky and silly. If you want a funky, light, progressive psy album, this is a good early one and it is full of brilliant moments, but it is outshone by the two previous albums which are altogether more epic, intense and psychedelic. Nevertheless, it is early progressive, fun by the pool and very well recorded. The vinyl pressing is pristine. ~*~
    • lowerparts's avatar
      this album was the last chance of Psychedelic trance to move on to the next step and open the horizons . Unfortunately that didnt happen and the scene narrowed its perspective and went deadend. That album was genius, storytelling , conceptual; call it what you want but i can still easily listen to that from the start to the end and dont thing that its two thousand and late..
      • xpr-mental's avatar
        Album of the millennium. This is a concept thing that builds from deep minimalist techno to excellent psychedelic. Recomended.
        • Shurique
          This album is, to me, the definition of psychedelic trance. It's a breathtaking and incredibly inspired journey through… I'm not even sure what! There is indeed an essence of some "great unknown" present throughout the album. It can be a challenging listen at first, but ultimately I find it is very rewarding experience.

          "Statement" is 40 seconds of a robotic voice gradually reducing the sentence "my country is a state of mind" to a mere "om". The down-tempo, slightly dubby "Go Fly A Kite" comes next, featuring some weird singing and bubbly, trippy synths. The title track picks up the pace, delivering a diverse ten-minute blast of funky psychedelia that at times exhibits a delightful touch of silliness and never lets go of the listener.

          "6 Cells" follows in a similar vein, though more progressive and not quite as far out as its forerunner. Shuffled beats and synths dominate here, reinforcing the funky aspect of Koxbox's sound. "Crunchy Moles" begins with a speech sample from what sounds like an Australian anti-piracy campaign. A trancey bottom-end under more trademark Koxbox funkiness leads us to a climax that is both beautiful and amusing — a vocoded voice singing "crunchy moles"? What the hell? I love it.

          "DJ Traveller" is a short interlude with an odd airport announcement, ending with a chill-inducing "we wish you a very nice flight… into space!". This is where "Geomancer" takes over and presents to us the more sinister side of the album. The funk is still here, but the overall tone is now more serious.

          Continuing the darker sound comes the epic "Lunar Bin", a twisting and turning ride through space. At six minutes in, the beat is broken and you know something major is about to happen. Koxbox do not disappoint, and the following three-minute finale of the track is a dazzling burst of deep psychedelia.

          "Doppelgänger" resumes directly where the previous track ended, gradually slowing down and destroying the sound. We then get a speech sequence, backed by pads whose sound I can only describe as shining bright light. The ending feels like waking up from a fever dream, and with "King of Jazz" we're standing on Earth again. It's an experimental but safe-feeling jazz-psy-breaks piece with some echoes from previous tracks — "6 Cells" in particular — that nicely wraps up the album. It's so varied it's hard to believe it lasts for almost ten minutes.

          I must have listened to this CD about 60 times now, and it never gets old. It's amazing that it was released ten years ago — the production is on a par with what you'd expect from an album created today.

          Absolutely recommended for anyone who enjoys the slightly more experimental side of psytrance.
          • hard-trance's avatar
            Nice new and refreshing sounds here, the style is pretty versatile, I find that the album ranges from ambient chillout to full on psytrance, still leaving room for slower groovy and sophisticated tracks. Why the album is labelled Kox Box I dont know, first we saw the tracks appear in various DJ charts as Saikopod, rumours flurished about this name change, later it was released on Liquid Audio Sounds(Novatekk), using the Kox Box name – Well, its Frank E and Ian Ion who made the music, they usually use the name Psychopod when releasig stuff, whereas Kox Box used to be Frank E and Peter Candy + Ian Ion.

            Tracks 2-6 are all slow bpm wise, and demonstrate different moods and grooves, without loosing the psychedelic edge Kox Box/Psychopod/Saikopod are know for. Very trancy and relaxing, but still danceable, I find them pretty good for relaxing after a party.. When arriving at track No 7 all this changes though, the beat gets faster, and the music more driving toward psytrance, preparing us for some faster and meaner stuff, track 8 kicks in, "Lunar Bin" is absolutely one cool track, dark, driving, aggresive, psychedelic and long, a crazy killer track, 08.00 minuttes into the track it transforms into exactly what I like best – something that gives me the chillsJ The album says goodbye with the breaky "King Of Jazz" track, which theme is pretty jazzy, as the name indicates, some nice sounds here also...
            • BasicGrooves's avatar
              This is the most experimental album from Koxbox. It's one of the first goa/psytrance cd's I ever bought, I didn't realy like it at that time because I thought it was to freaky while under influence of mushrooms, but now it's still the most inovative and experimental cd's in my collection. After the short intro the cd begins with a very slow track with very deep sounds and relaxing vocals. After that it goes on in a faster tempo, but not as fast as you are used to hear from Koxbox. The complete album is like a story you can listen to and it ends with a long track which seems to contain a little bit of all previous tracks. This album is certainly the crown jewel on my psy-collection, toghether with Shpongle's Nothing lasts...