Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sven Väth

Sven Vath - Accident in Paradise (1993)
Sven Vath - The Harlequin, The Robot & The Ballet Dancer (1994)
Sven Vath - Ritual of Life (mixes) (1993) thx to adara!
One of the most popular proponents of German trance techno during the early to mid-'90s through both his recordings, epic-length DJ sets and his ownership of the Harthouse family of labels.
Väth released his first solo album — again with contributions from Hildenbeutel — in 1993. An Accident in Paradise was a solid debut, illustrating Väth's concern with connecting techno and trance to the concept-album ideas of prog-rock. Signs of excess are generally frowned upon in the dance community, however, and An Accident in Paradise died a quick death on American shores. His second album, The Harlequin, The Robot & The Ballet Dancer, was released in Europe in 1994, but its American release was delayed more than a year and sank much quicker than its predecessor.

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