Kox Box – The Great Unknown
Kox-Box (Danish slang and when translated to English roughly means, ‘energy box’) is a Danish musical group formed in 1990 that produced psychedelic trance. It consisted of Frank Madsen (Frank- E) and Peter Candy (who left the band in 1997). Ian Ion, their studio producer, is also sometimes mentioned as part of the group. Beginning early in the 90`s, Kox-Box is, simply put, one of the true pioneers of psy-trance music, creating Goa-style music in their first years and re-innovating themselves in the later years.
The Great Unknown is an innovative album, for psy-trance in general, and for kox-box in particular. Released in 1997, the album is influenced by dub, funk and breakbeat. The album creates a more groovy atmosphere, with slower and funkier beats and bass-lines , while still mainlining the the rich, melodic and psychedelic tunes and the Goa vibe that characterized the group`s music in the beginning of 90`s.