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Total EclipseViolent Relaxation

Label:Blue Room Released – BR015CD
Format:
2 x CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Downtempo, Goa Trance

Tracklist

1-1Virtual Terminal Energised7:21
1-2Area 517:39
1-3The Furnace9:02
1-4Teknophobia8:16
1-5Chaotic Circus7:47
1-6Absolute Zero7:45
1-7Pulsar Glitch7:42
1-8Space Clinic7:29
1-9Blue Galaxie8:25
2-1Espanolizer10:30
2-2The Pendulum9:40
2-3Black Body Radiation8:17
2-4Diamond Ring Effect9:55
2-5Time Drops7:28
2-651 Pegasus8:12
2-7Gravity Mirage8:52
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Notes

Some durations on artwork are slightly different to actual track durations on discs. The two major discrepancies are; track 2-1 duration listed on artwork as 9:22, and track 2-7 duration listed as 9:40.

Recorded at the Total Eclipse Studio, Bordeaux, France.
Published by Hanseatic Music GmbH.

℗ & © 1996 Blue Room Released. Made in the E.C.
Blue Room Released is a division of B+W Loudspeakers Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 14346 90152 4
  • Barcode (String): 714346901524
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 – Mirrored): DISCTRONICS S BR 015 CD ONE 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2 – Mirrored): DISCTRONICS S BR 015 CD TWO 01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1, CD 1 & 2): IFPI 8719
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, CD 1): IFPI 8778
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, CD 2): IFPI 8772
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3, CD 1 & 2): IFPI 8767
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4, CD 1 & 2): IFPI 8783
  • Label Code: LC 4392
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 8)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Violent Relaxation (2×CD, Album)Blue Room Released, SubstanceSub 4819.2France1996
Violent Relaxation (3×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album)Blue Room ReleasedBR015LPUK1996
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Violent Relaxation (2×CD, Promo, Album)Blue Room ReleasednoneUK1996
Violent Relaxation (2×CD, Album)Phonokol, Blue Room Released2051-2, BR015CDIsrael1996
Violent Relaxation (2×CD, Album, Reissue)Avatar Records, NMC (2)AVA 015, 330196-2Israel2003

Reviews

TheMakke's avatar
TheMakke
A great long album, contains a lot of variety compared to most trance albums where most of the tracks sound very similar to each other. Those who want a heterogeneous and interesting album should definitely give it a listen. Like the name "Relaxation" suggests, most of the tracks are quite chill, so those seeking for a hardcore adrenaline pump should look elsewhere.

The sleeve might look really dull and uninspiring, but you don't rate a book by its cover, right?
flowirin's avatar
flowirin
love this album, the orange disk was my go-to for sunday relaxation, chilling in my flat, the sun through the windows.
kentandrew's avatar
kentandrew
Edited 15 years ago
I hate the fake trancey stuff offered on this long double album. Chunky sounds and choppy synth sounds show little effort on the 140+ bpm tunes. The slow paced ones are listenable day in and day out. Diamond Ring Effect was instantly given repeated listens. Blue Galaxie had to grow on me. The album starts out violently fast and gradually relaxes to nothingness. This stuff is not really goa nor is it psychedelic. It is more like happy trance into ambient trance.
Joseph_S's avatar
Joseph_S
Edited 12 years ago
The second and the best album ever from Total Eclipse. Side one delivers the mind-blowing music you would expect from Total Eclipse back then, chaotic yet melodic, stomping yet warm Trance. All tracks on this disc are heavy except; “Blue Galaxie” which is a downtempo song, also a teaser of the second CD.

Side two opens with the 10 minute long “Espanolizer”, my favourite on this side. It samples a guitar and a piano. The journey continues with the more uptempo “The Pendulum”, and the tempo seems to increase gradually with every song. None of the tracks is pure Ambient yet there is no breakbeat either. All tracks are 4/4 except the closing track “Gravity Mirage”. This track has a very tricky beat. When you think a 4/4 beat is coming it is broken again.

In my opinion this is another essential on your shelves. Normally this CD shouldn't cost much like some other notorious sought after classics but if you want a new copy this album was reissued by Avatar in 2003, so there's no excuse ;)