What is Trance?

Trance is the most sublime, divine, advanced music genre known to man, representing a quantum leap in artistic creativity analogous to the development of the frontal lobe in the human brain. Having an IQ below 130 renders one incapable of appreciating, let alone enjoying trance. Being a connoisseur of trance bespeaks of extremely high intelligence and impeccable level of personal sophistication. On the other hand, those who despise trance can uniformly be characterised as primitive troglodytes, closer to ape than man.

Trance can make you cry, make you shout, make you cheer, and make you celebrate absolutely nothing of substance except pure ecstatic bliss.

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My Favourite Music Genres

What’s your favourite music genre? For me it’s electronic dance music, mostly trance and it’s sub-genres. I listen to an insane amount of trance and love them so much that I renamed my web hosting business to Trance Host earlier this year.

The tag cloud that you’re seeing below was created from over 35,000 songs that I’ve listened to in the last 5 years, tracked by the awesome Last.fm.

My Favourite Music Genre Tag Cloud

The female vocalists and the pop tag that you’re seeing is primarily because of Queen of Pop, Madonna. I’m a huge fan of her and I used to listen to her songs for months after months without a break or even getting bored. Madonna’s “Crazy for You” is my all time favourite song, I’ve listened to it for like gazillion of times! Other singers consisting the female vocalists tag are Enya, Carpenters, Shakira, Cascada, Ayumi Hamasaki and more.

My favourite trance DJs and electronic music producers are Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Aly & Filla, Robert Miles, Paul van Dyke, Tiesto, ATB, Robert Shah, and Deep Forest. I don’t listen to house and hardstyle, they are too slow and too fast for me respective orders.

A new genre that I’ve been listening to a lot this year is Eurodance, mostly on my favourite online radio station Digitally Imported. Now that 2010 is almost over, let’s see if my taste changes and if I start listening to new genres over the next few years!

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After the Flame

How many days since we’ve spoken
How many times have you tried
To mend the pieces of my broke-broken heart

Don’t tell me everything’s over
Don’t take the sun from my eye
It’s much too late to be alone

When our love grows old
And the flower gets cold
I will scream out, should I live
Til there is no room to die

When the colors fade, on the world we’ve made
I will keep on trying, long after the flame is dying

Too late, too long to mention
Too wide to keep it inside
This renovation of my wound-wounded soul

You are the wind of adventure
You are the sun in my eye
You are the one who keeps me whole

One of favourite songs by ATB, 9th track from the album “No Silence”.

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Truly Madly Deeply

I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love, be everything that you need
I love you more with every breath, truly madly deeply do
I will be strong, I will be faithful, cause I’m counting on

A new beginning
A reason for living
A deeper meaning

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky
I’ll make a wish send it to heaven then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the pleasure in the certainty
That we’re surrounded by the comfort and protection of
The highest powers

In lonely hours
The tears devour you
Oh can’t you see it baby?
You don’t have to close your eyes
Cause it’s standing right here before you

Sang by Savage Garden, one of my all time favourite bands. I fell in love with this song once again after listening to the remake by Cascada from her “Everytime We Touch” album (track # 10). Cascada rocks!

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