Thursday, 12 November 2015
By 1993 house music had split into several branches. Progressive house was pumping drums, tribal sounds, long building tracks with a psychedelic edge and took itself quite seriously. Eventually some of it turned into trance which is where I jumped off. This record from 1993 by Fortran 5 is a good example- kettle drums banging away, spiraling synths, a Middle Eastern chant, a bit trippy. Fortran 5 were a duo of David Barker and Simon Leonard, signed to Mute and did some work with Kris from The Orb. Good stuff. Thinking about it now, there's a David Holmes remix of this as well.
Edit; as Drew has pointed out, this is actually the David Holmes remix.
Persian Blues (Full On Orchestral Symphonic Mix)