|Originally posted by Syntonic |
It is that weird? I'd say it's a song they should continue to use to identify their history and they just don't get anyone to do them like other labels that churn out classics remixes ever few years, the last real remix ep was in 2006, and those were pretty decent.
I'll agree with you on Platipus:Euro though, was mainly just an experiment to see if it could find a niche in the mainstream trance sound while still having an edge but that's when house and electro took over; to be honest though, a lot of those tracks were licensed and really weren't all that bad if you really think about all the crap coming out at that time. I hardly condemned a labels credibility over ten releases that weren't all originally published on their label.
I thought tracks like Pole Position, Binary Refined, and Out Of Knowhere were good at the time.
edit: I have two Euro vinyls and gotta say that hot pink and blue really pop, almost burns my retinas.
I don't see any of my remarks as coming remotely close to 'condemning' the label for releasing tracks of a more mainstream vein, it was more to demonstrate that it wasn't perpetually in the vein of Art of Trance and Union Jack. And that's not merely by way of Platipus: Euro, but by Platipus proper. I own all their annuals from volume seven on, and I can tell you without even revisiting their tracklistings that tracks like...
Kansai- Remember This Night
Greg Murray- Ursa Majoris
Altitude- Tears in the Rain
...despite being fine pieces of music, were entirely typical of what was happening elsewhere, trance-wise, and very typical of what you could- at that point- expect to find on a Plat. compilation. I'm not faulting the label for this, as it may have simply proved impractical or impossible to avoid pushing the prevailing sound of the time, but many people seem to be of the impression that Platipus championed and preserved trance in its purest and undistilled form from beginning to end, and I think it's rather clear that by the mid 2000's, the only significant difference between Platipus and other major European trance labels was that Platipus had a more distinguished back catalog (and, relatedly, a more loyal following).
As for 'Two Full Moons and a Trout,' it isn't 'that' weird, it's just weird as in 'you already issued a remix package for this track, so why not give a modern treatment to a different classic, this time?' And it's not like they have any shortage of viable candidates, as Platipus has become largely synonymous with classic trance.
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Last edited by Paradox Lost on Jul-26-2013 at 00:45