The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.
I first featured one of Total Eclipse’s tracks back in 2013, before I had any kind of specialized place to put all these classics in. That’s all well and good, but you might be wondering who these guys are. Step right this way then. 🙂
Loic Van Poucke, Serge Soque and Stephane Holweck, better known as their Goa / Psytrance alias Total Eclipse, are three of the biggest representatives of ye olde trance sound in France. Their tracks were featured on a number of compilations including Yellow and Orange from TIP Records, Blue Room Released Vol: 1 – Outside The Reactor and Distance: A Taste Of Goa Trance, to name but four.
They released two Goa albums (Delta Aquarids in 1995, Violent Relaxation in 1996), one DnB / Breaks album (Access Denied in 1999) and two Psy / Full-On albums (Update Files in 2003 and Tales Of The Shaman in 2009). Although they started out as a trio, Serge left after the release of Access Denied and Loic left after Update Files, which meant Stephane had to deliver Total Eclipse‘s most recent album on his own.
As is apparent from the title, this week’s ReWind track is taken from their Violent Relaxation album (yes, apparently that’s a thing), and it’s the stunningly organic Goa trancer Virtual Terminal Energised.
Oh and if you’re wondering, yes, I chose this trio because of the total solar eclipse that happened today. 🙂
Country: UK / Style: Goa Trance / Year: 1996* / Label: Blue Room Released
*Part of Total Eclipse‘s Violent Relaxation album. Image via.
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