Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
That WAS and IS breakbeat !!
molesman | Southern Germany | 06/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Acen by far is - or lets say WAS the highlight of an era that ruled my life. breakbeat music. noone ever made better tracks was able to put that amount of energy into his tunes. noone was more able in mixing, setting ruffest beats combined with beautiful melodies and freaky samples. gosh. i fell in love with that music in 1992 and it never ever went older since then (but, for bad sake me i did!). i still listen to the amazing tracks - some are to be found on this cd - but loads were just put on samplers that vanished long before. Eg. the first and third part of trip II the moon are not on this disc as well as some cool mixes of other tracks. Acen was one of the few artists that managed a full cd-release - most others could only dream of that. but afterwards he disappeared. he is merely active doin some drum and bass productions now - but to be true - listening to the new stuff this is something completely different which I dont like much.and so the world turned away from that beautiful breakbeat-style (which is THAT fast and furious, only prodigys "experience" album was able to follow) and ACEN turned away as well from it. people started to listen to happy hardcore which was not really a progress in development, and few fans were seraching for anyone out there beeing able to fill the "gap" acen left by ending up his breakbeat carreer. but noone could. i guess even noone tried. cause it was clear for all of us taht imitation of this unique sound was impossibble. and that is what acen made that great, and for me a lifetime-memory. even if this sound slowly turns into an oldie-status i will always feel 18 again while listening - and my feet will do so as well. also check some baby d stuff. eg. the remixes - on one disc u can find "acen in wonderland" and as well the remix of "so pure" is quite close to the earlier and brilliant acen stuff.if u have any chance buyin that cd or any other acen related material get it!!!!!!!!!!!! i leave this message as a tribute to acen who made my life much more brighter. and for those who feel the same as me and were sad that acen did not follow with some more breath-taking sound. cause as he said: THIS IS NOT MUSIC - by far it isnt - its much, much more. :0)tom from germany"
Phil Andringa | 02/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Faustine and Acen were still together, his music retained the ethereal and dreamy quality I had come to love. On the night that Acen found Faustine in a drug-induced coma outside Ministry of Sound, he came to my house in Leicester Square and recorded Window in the Sky in Faustine's memory. I sang the vocals. Yes, that night, Faustine had passed through the window in the sky and entered another dimension of New Beat, a dimension in which Acen and I were not welcome. Their relationship ended soon after Faustine awoke in the hospital. It was hard for Acen to accept the fact that Faustine was no longer the carefree little girl from Rotterdam we had all grown to love. She was now distant and cold, always dancing by herself or with her pet owl in the balcony of Camden Palace. I think Acen's pain is reflected in much of the tracks on 75 Minutes, especially Window in the Sky. ---Chippewa von Furstenberg"
Phil Andringa | Cincinnati, Ohio | 11/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Living in the midwest of USA I have few friends into techno , and none that are as much as I am. Alot of them tell me that 75 is chessy and corny but the sped up vocals and all the synths and ecstatic beats are actually quite epic. You can dance to all of the songs but they all evoke emotions too. This is some of the best techno ever made and I wish all of Acen's stuff was still printed, so get this while it still is. If you liek breakbeat, or any other type of techno for that matter buy this you wont be dissapointed."