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Also, on his Twitter page he says he's looking for someone to design the look for his new album, so apparently something is cooking up.

I'd never before heard this particular track he released as "Krankehaus", holy shit what a tune!


Does anyone do hard trance like this anymore? I haven't paid much attention to the trance scene ever since Goa and pop trance took over and (in my opinion) kinda ruined it.

Tuomas, Sunday, 21 March 2010 16:02 (nine years ago) link

Thanks for the link & the news!

StanM, Sunday, 21 March 2010 18:04 (nine years ago) link

Hard/acid trance never went away. This one is a few years old but I love it:

Siegbran, Sunday, 21 March 2010 22:21 (nine years ago) link

It was but it was Select I think - pretty sure I still have it. Near the start of the tape there is some odd ass sample of a woman ranting at some US politician struggling to retain his composure (this is probably really famous idk)

That's the one!

side A of the Select tape from 1995:


But this: http://www.supermoving.co.uk/JDJJR.html is even sweeter. Side A and B. The latter features what I remember JR describing at the time as "honest trance" (Humate's 3.1), which sums it up pretty well I think.

What a great fucking mix.

smn, Sunday, 21 March 2010 23:28 (nine years ago) link

Generation is a huge record. Possibly my favourite acid trak.

Sounds brilliant in the context of Donato Dozzy's ssgs mix (Part 2, approx 10 mins in): donato dozzy live @ labyrinth 2008

sam500, Monday, 22 March 2010 03:53 (nine years ago) link

no mention of "lobotomie" yet?? i thought it was his biggest record

i love how the kick drum just disappears for the last what, like three minutes of it, and the acid squiggles just ratchet up and UP AND UP AND UP and i presume the DJ is supposed to be bringing in the next track to explode into efflorescence when the beeps become unmanageable

Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 March 2010 11:29 (nine years ago) link

I think "Acid Phase" is his biggest record, on Last.fm it has five times as many plays as the second most popular tune, which is "Turkish Bazar". "Lobotomie" is great too, though.

Did you know that the weird bit of poetry ("the music was new, black, polished chrome and came over the summer like liquid night") sampled in "Turkish Bazar" is actually by Jim Morrison? I never would've guessed it, but one day I googled the words and found out it's from some odd spoken-word poetry album of his.

Tuomas, Monday, 22 March 2010 12:05 (nine years ago) link

Anyone know what he's been up to since '03?

He's always been quite an enterpreneur. He has been running his publishing company (Editions Top, Tourcoing) and then in 2008 he bought a club just over the border in Mouscron (Belgium) which is now called Barocca. But it's quite hard to keep track of the man, maybe some of this is just unsubstantiated rumors.

StanM, Monday, 22 March 2010 20:14 (nine years ago) link

By the way, before it was remade into Seven Days And One Week there was this:


StanM, Monday, 22 March 2010 21:05 (nine years ago) link

More classic early stuff:

Plexus - Auto Shutter (1992 - Roger Samyn, Bruno Sanchioni, Emmanuel Top)


Brainwave - How Do You Feel (1992 - Roger Samyn, Bruno Sanchioni, Emmanuel Top)


StanM, Thursday, 25 March 2010 18:18 (nine years ago) link


StanM, Friday, 2 April 2010 19:29 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...

ilm is a treasure

j., Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:17 (nine months ago) link

Generation is a huge record. Possibly my favourite acid trak.

Sounds brilliant in the context of Donato Dozzy's ssgs mix (Part 2, approx 10 mins in):
donato dozzy live @ labyrinth 2008

― sam500

I still stand by this.

millmeister, Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:14 (nine months ago) link

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