Platipus Records: Evolution of Trance

Platipus Records: Evolution of Trance

by Scott Stubbs
     
 

This mix by Scott Stubbs pulls together many of the more influential trance anthems released by the U.K. label Platipus, most notably including some amazing productions by Simon Berry as Art of Trance. Platipus' style of trance doesn't rely so much on monster break-downs,…  See more details below

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This mix by Scott Stubbs pulls together many of the more influential trance anthems released by the U.K. label Platipus, most notably including some amazing productions by Simon Berry as Art of Trance. Platipus' style of trance doesn't rely so much on monster break-downs, snare-rolls, or hard acid riffs but rather forward-moving sensuality charged with plenty of spark and glossed over with an aura of beauty. Each of the ten songs maintains an upbeat tempo for the most part, with particular songs such as Quietman's "The Sleeper" reaching calm states of lull. At these moments, the percussion drops out of the track, leaving a tranquil blanket of hovering synth tones as sediment before eventually re-launching with the return of strong 4/4 percussive rhythms. Since each of the songs tend to follow similar structures with similar sounds and tendencies, the record maintains a sense of consistency that rarely gets broken. Simon Berry's contributions tend to stand out with their oozing bliss, and the concluding Salamander track also stands out with its many peaks and valleys along with its salient riff. Overall, this release could use a bit more variety even though the tracks are individually stellar. Anyone interested in some of the best trance anthems from the mid-'90s or anyone turned on by sensual epic trance without all the intensity will find this a satisfactory listen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2000
Label:
Topaz Records
UPC:
0695510260428
catalogNumber:
2604

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Stubbs   Primary Artist
I Ching   Track Performer
Art of Trance   Track Performer
Quietman   Track Performer
P.O.B.   Track Performer
Ambassador   Track Performer
Moogwai   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jamie Graham   Producer
Simon Berry   Producer
Claudio Giussani   Producer
I Ching   Producer
Scott Schlachter   Executive Producer
Paul Brogden   Producer
Wilf Frost   Producer
Jason Scott   Engineer
Ambassador   Producer
Simon Brogden   Producer
CTRL+Chab   Producer
L.P. Elliott-Potter   Producer
Ken Kato   Artwork,Art Direction
Scott Stubbs   Arranger,Liner Notes,Track Selection
Frederic Vogel   Producer

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