Hypnotised: A Journey Through Trance Music 1990-2005 by Arjan Rietveld / ISBN 9789082075892 / 332-page paperback, 5.35 x 8 inches, published by Mary Go Wild (NL), text in English
Trance has been the flagship for electronic music across the globe during the nineties and early zeroes. The sound’s trademark optimistic and euphoric aspects has brought some of the most compelling musical pieces of its time, and undoubtedly had a significant influence on future electronic music to come. Yet, its historical significance has been highly overlooked.
Hypnotised is the first encyclopedia to cover the global trance movement during its most prolific years. The 322-page book spans a near-complete discography of supposedly essential albums, labels and releases, alongside exclusive photos and in-depth interviews with influential artists and label owners.