Trance Groove tracklist
"orange" - 2008 (CD 87161)
 

United Grooves of Lounge, Jazz, Funk, Trip-Hop, Dub and Reggae.

The name of this band is the name of the game: A solid rhythm basis of powerful bass lines and tight drumming, artistically complemented by keyboard pads, skillfully applied samples and scratches, tastefully decorated with improvisations by excellent soloists. Trance Groove is obviously inspired by bands like Can (the band members knew each other quite well), and at the same time a mothership for bands like Nighthawks, Rainmaker and Trance Club - among others

Being a big-name act in Germany since the release of their first album in 1994, Trance Groove soon gained worldwide recognition. The band became more than a welcome guest at festivals - Summer Jam, Bizarre Festival, the Spanish BAM in Barcelona among others. Their second album "Paramount" even achieved a nomination for the US-Indie Award of the local AFIM 1998 (in the field of alternative dance floor). Outside of Europe the albums of the band have been released in the US accompanied by massive airplay on collage radio.

"Orange" is the sixth album of the band and proves why a unique mixture of stylish club sounds, downbeat dance material, straight drive and atmospheric surroundings has become the synonym for Trance Groove.

Bonus track on this album is "Reich der Träume" - recorded by Nico (voice of Velvet Underground) and released as special Trance Groove-remix version from 2000: Trance Groove vs. Nico. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Nico.

The name “Trance Groove” is a tribute to the Ghanaian-Swedish percussionist Anthony „Reebop“ Kwaku Baah (Traffic, Can, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Free ...// Solo-Album “Trance”, 1977 // died 1983). He played with Krachten and Zerlett in the early Eighties after the split of Can in the band Dunkelziffer (Can’s Damo Suzuki joined this band as well) and Reebop, Krachten and Zerlett recorded as The Unknown Cases the clubhit “Masimbabele“ re-released in July 2008 on a compilation record of the Rolling Stone-magazine and as 25th anniversary jubilee edition on 12 inch vinyl on the „sound leger“ label.

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Live at
Kulturkirche Cologne