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.
More than anything else, writing for VS has pushed me to look beyond the simple action of ‘listening to music’ and caused me to try and actually understand why it’s so good and where I can find more of it. In trying to understand the current crop of singles, I’ve gladly gone further back into the history of this genre and uncovered a good few gems, so of which I knew of, others that were completely new to me. It’s a track from the latter category that I’m sharing with you folks this time.
There are as many differing opinions about ‘the golden era’ of trance as there are grains of sand, but the turn of the century (and early 2000s) were certainly memorable, and among others, Black Hole‘s now legendary In Trance We Trust imprint was (and remains) one of the key names in the scene.
You might be familiar with Bart van Wissen aka Fictivision‘s collaboration with C-Quence on Symbols, but that was preceded earlier in 2003 by Ringworld, a solo release from Bart for ITWT. Just like its successor, this February outing from the Dutchman served up a delightfully catchy synth melody, surrounded by what one might call today more of an uplifting track structure. In many ways, it lacks the crispness of contemporary tracks, but compensates with a truly hypnotic atmosphere that is noticeable throughout the arrangement.
Until next time, I’ll let you go round and round with Fictivision, Ringworld:
Country: The Netherlands / Style: Trance / Year: 2003 / Label: In Trance We Trust*
*Part of Black Hole Recordings.
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ReWind returns next week. 😀