Recent posts: Planisphere
Remix version of the original album of the same name, this one incorporated a fine selection of remixes that focused on trance and progressive trance with a nice helping of ambient thrown in. Wonderfully put together to create a sublime listening experience, the discerning collector found this one irresistible.
If you’re a progressive trance/trance lover then this album is an absolute must have. 11 of the very best in trance from Planisphere aka Laurent Veronnez and George Petkidis. Spanning 6 years of releases from this duo, 1998 – 2004, they covered everything and cemented themselves as top artists in their field. A seriously fantastic addition for any collector.
Georges Petkidis and Laurent Véronnez are the men responsible for all the greatness that Planisphere has given over the years. Cyborganic was the pinnacle of all this and it was also an album that so enriched the progressive trance sound, a sound that lots of up-and-coming producers aspire to as well as already established artists. The album is a mixture of original works and remixes for other artists which shows off the diversity of this duo. A worthwhile addition to any collector.
After a string of top hits Planisphere kept the momentum going with yet another epic stomper. NYE boasted a cinemascope style sound that filled every nook and cranny of a room while taking us high into the stratosphere and beyond. A solid slice of progressive trance that will remain a firm favourite among many. The oft forgotten Cubed resided on the flip and was an equally top notch tune.
In 2000 after a string of hits it seemed like we had heard the best of Planisphere, but up comes the epic Memories Of the Light with an absolutely stunning, mesmerizingly awesome sound that clawed relentlessly at our emotions. Beautifully constructed melodies intertwined to perfection took us on a wonderful journey with the ironically titled ‘Short Mix’. The Lost Planet was the hidden gem on the flip and this one became the go to track for many.
Georges and Laurent’s 3rd release as Planisphere was Deep Blue Dream and was another outstanding slice of progressive trance that helped shape the sound this project was aiming for. While Deep Blue Dream got a lot of attention, The Eyes Of Truth on the B side was as equally important in the Planisphere sound.
Teardrop came at the height of Planisphere’s trance journey and went on to become one of the duo’s most recognisable tracks. A beautifully arranged, cascading waterfall of melodies gave rise to an authentic trance experience that is still revered today. On the original 12″ we got Cinematics, which – as the name suggests – was a full on wide open soundscape filled with emotion and euphoria. Proper epic trance that still shines bright, these ones are a must for any serious trance fan.
Laurent Veronnez’s Planisphere guise (produced as L-Vee) proved extremely popular with the progressive trance fraternity, a sound that still resonates today. Totem encapsulated the complete prog trance package with an epic feel full of searing synths, a driving bassline and the most wonderful breakdown that climaxed in a burst of euphoria. On the flip we got Hosanna which was an equally massive track but with a much deeper vibe, still worthy of many plays across the globe.