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Union Jack - Two Full Moons & A Trout EP

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Artist: Union Jack

Title: Two Full Moons & A Trout EP

Label: Rising High Records

Date: 1994


1. Two Full Moons & A Trout (Caspar Pound Mix)

2. Two Full Moons & A Trout (Original Mix)

3. Two Full Moons & A Trout (Union Jack Mix)

4. Two Full Moons & A Trout (FLF Mix)





If you held a gun to my head...jeez I guess I would say my acid journey has been a little disappointing.


Reading online there are those that would deem this not only one of the greatest trance tracks of all time, but one of the finest pieces of electronic music.  While taste is certainly subjective I'm not seeing it.  I've read people describing how epic the Caspar Pound (RIP) remix was and while beautiful in places it also comes off as a bit pretentious.  Sounding epic, just to sound epic ain't cool bruh.  Over 12 and a half minutes and I was waiting for the hammer to drop or for him to bring me to the clouds and it just never happened.  Great look at what I did.  I sh*t talked a dead guys work.  That's gonna earn me a few extra hail marys.


The original is more acidic and for me more enjoyable even though that break in the middle was fairly unimaginative.  The second half of the track picks it up with the vocals and especially with the chopping effect.  The second break though...Poor transition and it comes off as two different tracks stuck together with duct tape. 




No it doesn't fix everything.


The Union Jack Mix is a shorter version that lacked any fireworks and the FLF mix had me stifling yawns.  Look anytime you put mixes of the same track on and EP you run the risk of fatigue.  Throw in two of those mixes being almost half an hour long and you're asking for trouble.  I didn't hear enough great things to make me want to listen to this again.  Perhaps in 1994 this was a classic, but I doubt it.  



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As you say, it's a matter of taste. The original is one of my favourite tracks ever and IMO one of the classiest tunes. The Caspar Pond remix is epic; sometimes it tries to be a bit too much pretentious as you say, but still remarkable if you ask me. The FLA mix is the weakest but it's not bad if you ask me either.

But then again I'm a stinky oldschooler :)

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