[RWD] Transwave – Phototropic

1996 | Distance

1996 | Distance

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.

Despite all the ping pong I like to do between breaks, ambient and trance in this series, Goa still represents a big part of the track recommendations. This week, we’re about to add one more to that ever-growing list.

If you remember (if not, let me remind you), a couple of years back I featured Man With No Name’s Azymuth, and was very impressed by Martin’s ability to create such an amazingly intricate atmosphere, all the while still making the track seem energetic. If ever since you’ve been looking for something similar but never quite found it, let me help.

Smooth 303 filter sweeps and a well defined, chunky baseline come together in a magnificent interplay of sounds fueling Transwave‘s Phototropic on its hypnotic journey from intro to break and onward. What Christof Drouillet and Frédéric Holyszewski have created as the title track of their 1996 album is, in a nutshell, the reason why I keep coming back to the oldies. The genre wasn’t called trance by accident or just because some people were bored and picked a word from a hat. Trance is many things to many people. For me though, it’s all about the atmosphere it can create, that dark, hypnotic vibe that’s so incredibly rare these days.

No need to drag this on more than it’s needed. Below, you’ll find the superb original mix of Phototropic. Enjoy, and see you next week. 🙂

Country: France / Style: Goa Trance / Year: 1996* / Label: Distance

*Released as part of the album with the same name.

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ReWind returns next Friday. 😀


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