No, not the T word!
It is a well known fact that I despise Trance, it is the worst form of dance music and for a long time was also for some reason that I cannot comprehend the most popular. I couldn’t get away from the pish. It turned me into an even more anti-social git than I had already evolved into by the mid-nineties as at the weekends when the inevitable cry of “all back to mine” was uttered I usually declined as a couple of hours drinking lukewarm beer listening to people talking bollocks to the sound of the latest mix cd by Nick Warren, John Digweed et all was about as appealing as going to a Tory Party conference.
Having said all that, today’s track is a very good example of the form which for some reason I actually quite like. There are possibly a dozen songs in this genre that don’t fill me with the desire to hurl projectile vomit across the room and this is probably in the top five.
Nightmare is the output of Venetian producer Alberto Bertapelle and released on the Strike Force label in Italy in 1996, it was then picked up by ZYX where it came to the attention of a wider audience. Those eerie strings and claustrophobic feel of thee track seemed to appeal to a lot of clubbers and the track went global. And the inevitable happened, the following year it was bastardised by the likes of Judge Jules and Tall Paul, turned into the worst kind of shitty trance possible and released in the UK on Positiva. The version posted is the “Sinister Strings” version which appeared on the ZYX release.
Have a good weekend people.
Brainbug – Nightmare (Sinister Strings)