Friday, April 25, 2014

34 Greatest Trance Tracks (Fact, 2014)

From Fact:
... but most interesting of all is the mythical dawn of trance. The three years or so when its identity gradually emerged from the drug-doused experiments of a bunch of Frankfurt techno-heads, British new age cowboys and various wideboys on acid were fervid times with an awful lot going on that people are probably best off forgetting – but also a lot of wide eyed (in every sense) enthusiasm and experimental spirit that still shines through in many of the sounds of the time. This was, at root, music of pure function and pure pleasure: for all the frilly philosophical bollocks that surrounded it, it was aimed first and foremost at maximising and prolonging the peak experiences of MDMA and LSD (preferably in combination), and before it settled into mind-numbingly obvious formulas, the naïve experiments of the chancers who made it led them to some genuinely weird and wonderful places.
Go to Fact to read full Joe Muggs texts and get a YouTube gallery of all songs. Or listen to them in the playlist below.


Previously on the dance side of Spotirama:

(Fact, 2014, from 1988 to 1994)

Stay in touch with the new playlists!
Follow Spotirama on Twitter and Facebook

Full list

Strikethrough songs (8/34) are not available on Spotify. Some songs may be not available in all countries.

The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Pure Trance) (1988)
System 7 - Sunburnt (1990)
Psychick Warriors Ov Gaya - Exit 23 (Return) (1990)
Dance 2 Trance - We Came in Peace (1990)
Eat Static - Medicine Wheel (1991)
Astralasia - Celestial Ocean (1991)
Eden Transmission - I'm So High (1991)
Age of Love - Age of Love (Jam & Spoon Mix) (1992)
Jam & Spoon - Stella (1992)
Secret Knowledge & Wonder - Sugar Daddy (1992)
Air Liquide - Liquid Air (1992)
Spicelab - Quicksand (1992)
Confession - I Found My Love (1992)
3 Phase - Der Klang Der Familie (feat. Dr Motte) (1992)
Ongaku - Mihon #3 (1992)
Sven Väth - Ritual of Life (1992)
Ege Bam Yasi - Bubble (1992)
Barbarella - The Secret Chamber of Dreams (1992)
The Visions of Shiva - Perfect Day (1992)
Evolution - The Experience of Taking a Step in Someone's Dream (1992)
Balil - Parasight (1993)
Vapourspace - The Gravitational Arch of 10' (1993)
Lunatic Asylum - The Meltdown (1993)
Illuminatae - Tremora del Terra (1993)
Andromeda - Trip To Space (1993)
Dr. Atomic - Schudelfloss (1993)
Hardfloor - Acperience 1 (1993)
Exit EEE - Epidemic (1993)
Union Jack - Two Full Moons and a Trout (1993)
Art of Trance - Gloria (1993)
Energy 52 - Cafe del Mar (1993)
Emmanuel Top - Acid Phase (1994)
Humate & Rabbit in the Moon - East (1994)
Desert Storm - Desert Storm (1994)

No comments:

Post a Comment