Simon Berry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Art of Trance
Birth name Simon Paul Berry
Origin England
Genres Trance
Occupations Musician
Website http://www.platipus.com/artists/art-of-trance/

Simon Paul Berry, known by his alias Art of Trance is a trance music artist from England.[1] Berry is also known as Poltergeist or Vicious Circles, and has been a member of the trance groups Clanger, Conscious and Union Jack. In addition to his work as an artist, Berry was the co-founder and head of Platipus Records. He cites Depeche Mode, Vangelis, Tomita, Orbital, 808 State, Jean Michel Jarre, Walter Wendy Carlos, Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Jeff Mills as his musical influences. Art of Trance is well known for the usage of samples of natural sounds (or electronically produced imitations of natural sounds) in his tracks, like bird singing (e.g. "Easter Island", "Kaleidoscope", "Madagascar"). The songs "Stealth" and "Blue Owl" were featured on the video game, Midnight Club II.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1993 "Vicious Circles" (as Poltergeist)
  • 1993 "Cambodia"
  • 1993 "Deeper Than Deep"
  • 1993 "Gloria"
  • 1993 "The Colours"
  • 1995 "Octopus" / "Orange"
  • 1996 "Wildlife On One"
  • 1997 "Kaleidoscope"
  • 1998 "Madagascar" - UK #69
  • 1999 "Breath"
  • 1999 "Easter Island"
  • 1999 "Madagascar" - UK #48
  • 2000 "Vicious Circles" (as Vicious Circles)
  • 2000 "Monsoon"
  • 2001 "Killamanjaro"
  • 2002 "Madagascar" - UK #41
  • 2002 "Love Washes Over" - UK #60
  • 2004 "Mongoose"
  • 2004 "Turkish Bizzare"
  • 2005 "Madagascar" / "Monsoon"
  • 2006 "Persia"
  • 2009 "Madagascar Remastered 2009"
  • 2009 "Swarm"
  • 2011 "The Horn"
  • 2011 "Chung Kuo"
  • 2011 "The Horn"
  • 2012 "Praxia"
  • 2012 "Stratosphere"
  • 2014 "Moroccan Roll"
  • 2014 "Ricochet"
  • 2014 "Humans"

Albums[edit]

  • 1996 Wildlife On One
  • 1999 Voice of Earth
  • 2009 Retrospective

Remixes[edit]

  • 1993 Art of Trance - "Deeper Than Deep" (as Poltergeist)
  • 1994 Velocity - "Lust"
  • 1998 The Young Braves - "Warriors Groove" (as Poltergeist)
  • 1999 Quietman - "Tranquil"
  • 1999 Yello vs. Hardfloor - "Vicious Games"
  • 2001 Moogwai - "The Labyrinth" (as Vicious Circles)
  • 2002 Indiana - "Do You Hear Me?"
  • 2002 John Occlusion vs. Johen - "Psycho Drums"
  • 2003 Jan Johnston - "Calling Your Name"
  • 2004 Tekara - "Wanna Be An Angel"
  • 2011 Steve Jablonsky - "Arrival To Earth" (with Exist and Arjen van der Hoek)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art of Trance discography at Discogs

External links[edit]