Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lord of the Ringworld

I have loved this track "Ringworld" by Fictivision (Bart van Wissen) since first hearing it in 2003 or thereabouts. I just rediscovered it while listening to old trance CD's from a decade ago. This song does not really get going until about the 1:50 mark but when it does embodies so much of what is so right with classic high-quality trance. It features a great dance beat but then it marries to that a haunting atmospheric quality and caps that off with the unsatisfyingly satisfying, endlessly torguing tension without resolution that I so love in high-end trance. The track is essentially done doing its thing by the 5:50 mark so it really rocks for about 4 minutes.