Label: Mystic Stones – RUNE LP3 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: UK Released: 1992 Genre: Electronic Style: Trance, Ambient
Tracklist A1 Sunchant A2 Trance Dance A3 Crystal Moon A4 U.W.K.R. B1 Eye Of India B2 Crash B3 Strange And Unusual B4 Flight
Huge 'Trance' from British duo Optic Eye. This one strays close to the Goa-trance danger line, some might even say it steps over it at some points, but this one has been a personal favourite of mine for a while because it does so much. It's definitely the right kind of trance, aka not the shit stuff Paul Van Dyke plays in Ibiza, more of the trance-inducing variety with slowww druggy chuggers, huge swooshing pads and tripped-out melodies to guarantee heavy synaptic activity in ur occipital lobe. The obvious (and somewhat iffy) eastern cultural appropriation only adds to the charm (see 'Eye Of India'); other pieces are up there with the lusher, more ambient side of UK techno ('Flight'), whilst the heavy worm-holing 'Trance Dance' manages to incorporate a sort of digi-didgeridoo to deadly effect. Unashamedly influenced by hallucinogenics (look at that cover ffs). Big one. (Vinyl + Cover VG+).
A1 Sunchant A2 Trance Dance A3 Crystal Moon A4 U.W.K.R. B1 Eye Of India B2 Crash B3 Strange And Unusual B4 Flight