September 11, 2004 5:16 PM Subscribe
Long-winded and obscure "identify this recording" question for trance/techno experts. [MI]
posted by Jimbob to media & arts (15 answers total)
I lost a tape in 1997, which I had listened to constantly for several years. It was an unlabelled tape I got from my sister, who got it from her friend, who got it from her boyfriend, who got it from a friend who was into techno. I'm guessing the origin of the tape was quite early 1990s. The above people deny remembering the existence of this tape.
The music was very mellow trance - not like modern trance with hard synths and snare-drum buildups - just a very simple electronic 4/4 beat, lots of smooth, beautiful, melodic synths, and the occasional creepy vocal sample. Quite minimalist. More "looking at the stars" music than rave music. The only track on the tape I recognise was "Dreams" by Quench - the other songs had a similar feel, that was probably almost the "hardest" sounding track.
So, what was I listening to - does it sound familiar to anyone? An actual "Quench" album? A compilation? Or just some guy's mix tape?
If all else fails, can anyone reccomend some early 1990s trance that has the same sort of mystical feel as "Dreams"?