Model 500 ‎– Sonic Sunset

R & S Records ‎– RS 94043
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Gatefold

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Picture cover and label artwork.

Recorded at Love Park studio, Berlin.

Reissued in December 2006, in a generic blue/grey R&S sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5411659210439
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): RS 94043-A1 DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): RS 94043-B1 DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side C): DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side D): RS 94043-D1 DP

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 94043 CD, RS94043CD Model 500 Sonic Sunset(CD) R & S Records, R & S Records RS 94043 CD, RS94043CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
RS 94043 Model 500 Sonic Sunset(2x12", RE) R & S Records RS 94043 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 94043 Model 500 Sonic Sunset(2x12", RE, RM) R & S Records RS 94043 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version


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December 16, 2014
Love a bit of M500 but the 12 mins of Neptune is just tedious, sorry. And anything that's 18 mins long that isn't The Orb is just taking the p***. Sorry Juan :-(


November 21, 2014
Today I learned there is a 18 minute version of I Wanna Be There.

Pretty good day.


May 21, 2010
Agreed. Neptune is one of the illest pieces of trance every pressed on wax. This record came out when I was living in Japan and spinning at a club called The Zone. We mainly played Garage and Chicago House, but a DJ came in from Cali (I can't remember his name) and he was playing all of these Sex Trax and Felix Da Housecat joint we weren't used to hearing over there at the time. At the end of his set, he played this and mixed wit with Paperclip People. The next day, I ordered the Sonic Sunset EP. It's one of the few pieces of this genre I own.


September 27, 2004
edited over 6 years ago

Oh sh-i-i-i-t!!! What an L.P. Not only does it have an 18 minute version of the excellent I Wanna Be There. The B1 track NEPTUNE is one the most STUNNING pieces of music I have EVER heard. In this sublime 12 minute soundscape, Magic Juan (with the expert knob twiddling of Maurizio) has managed to recreate the VERY sound of DEEP SPACE. Subtle 808 drum patterns and a heavily effected arpeggio rising and falling, like the tides of the ocean, controlled by the moon waxing and waning. It causes a kind of STASIS, which slows down time, allowing you to step out of its confines, but also fast forwards it and rewinds it, so you see countless Sunrise and Sunsets, the turning of endless seasons, all in the same instant. A blinding FLASH of REALISATION. Time has no meaning. Everything is NOW! Your walk in space has begun. It defies gravity. Making possible journey to other planets, to witness first hand the very forces that set the Universe in motion at play. Yes. It REALLY is THAT good.