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Aquila - Aqua Divae FLAC album


Performer: Aquila
Genre: Electronic
Title: Aqua Divae
Country: Australia
Released: 1994
Style: Trance, Experimental, Ambient
Label: Psy-Harmonics
Catalog Number: PSY-013
FLAC version ZIP size: 2401 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2482 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2884 mb
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 479

Tracklist

1Roof Of The World5:48
2Sunshower10:36
3Turquoise7:05
4The Awakening5:53
5A.M.7:19
6Aqua Divae6:38
7My Secret Garden6:46
8Positive7:02
9Phyquen7:04

Credits

  • Producer, EngineerKanda Ov Thee Araglin
  • Written-By, ProducerMatt Thomas

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AM is an extremely dreamy downtempo track. It's so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes. I must've listened a million times to it and I'm still not tired of it. It reminds me of RA Wilson's saying that Beethoven somehow transcribed impressions felt with the 5th brain circuit into feelings perceptible by normal human beings with the 3rd brain circuit. (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, read Cosmic Trigger 1) If such a thing were true, than this track does exactly that.

Roof of the world is a repetitive track with a sample of a digeridoo, very hypnotic, very trance inducing.

Positive has all the ingredients of old acid techno (stuff like Armando): that tinny 303 line (not the kind you're used to in stuff after 96) and the overall moody feeling of the track (definaltey not positive as the name would suggest). It's basically a more complex form of acid techno with atmospheres added to it

My Secret Garden is another one of my favorites. The slow trance-inducing progression is simply incredible. Again, this is one I've listened to many many times and I'm still not bored with it.

I find Phyouen less enjoyable, The Awakening is a nice ambient track.

Sunshower is the track with highest BPMs. One of the first morning trance tracks? It has 303s and a nice myserious atmosphere to it, but I found it less good than the other stuff here.

Turquiose again has a very nice mystical melody, I like this one a lot as well.

The title track Aqua Divae is beatless ambient, it has 303s and a lot of nature samples in it. Although it isn't really for relaxing, the whole track has a menacing feeling, sortof like a message saying that soon these wildlife animals will be extinct due to mankind's greed and stupidity. Gotta be a genious to send such a message without a single word in your track.

Conclusion: This is great for homelistening! Of course the production sounds dated (especially those very tinny 303 lines) but it is very good. I wonder how geniuses like these just faded away and have been replaced by mediocre talents who copy-paste music that's already around.