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Art of Trance - Wildlife On One


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Artist: Art of Trance

Title: Wildlife On One

Label: Platipus

Date: November, 1996


1. Kaleidoscope

2. Mosquito

3. Gloria (Transparent Mix)

4. Haagen Daaz

5. Octopus (Original Mix)

6. Golden Rain

7. Deeper Than Deep

8. Blue Owl

9. Cambodia (Tunnel Vision Mix)

10. Emerald Eyes





I might get a little hate on this one. It's ok...my son knows karate. Well, he takes karate and can't tie his own belt, but...you know.


But this was boring as hell. Thought I was being punished. It's early trance, but I get the same cringeworthy feeling when I listen to early Frontline Assembly. You cannot relax to it, it's not goa or psychedelic, and it doesn't put me in any form of "trance." I understand it is now 20 years old, but Hotel California is even older and that didn't suck. So taking the age of it out of the equation what is its appeal? Hearing the original Octopus (which was owned by the MWNN mix) was nice, but the rest sounded like electronic hammering. Perhaps this has nostalgic value. Reminds a lot of people of great parties or events. Maybe you had your first kiss or you lost your virginity to this album. None of this happened to me so that ain't gonna get me to like it.


I am someone that can appreciate music regardless of the genre. Psychedelic, goa, rap (old stuff, new rap sucks), nu-metal (is it even new any more), pop (although that's getting harder and harder). But this does nothing for me.

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I never got in to Art of Trance, and I liked regular trance just fine too.


I must agree I find it really weird when people talk about the age of music. There's lots of electronic music 20+ years old that still sounds great. This isn't one of them but then it didn't sound great 20 years ago either.

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