Back in the '90s I listened to all sorts, a real omnivore despite the increasing focus and patriotism for the London pirate nexus
Here's a tune I really liked outside that zone
Involves stunning deployment of Mentasm stabs, using panning and delays, the net effect of which to make the stabs appear sculpted in stereo-space, to be coming at you from multiple angles like geometrically faceted javelins.
Be patient, it does take a while to build, there's a long chuggy trance intro, and then the killer section kicks around 4.10. -and after that then it just pummels and sears all the way to the end.
Ooh gosh - imagine the rushes this triggered across the Continent!
It's like a cleaner, pristinely-focused version of Human Resource's "Dominator"- sharp like a new pair of glasses.
Not sure what you'd call it, or what is was known as at the time - Hardtrance? Trancecore?
Quite close to Dance Ecstasy 2001, the trance-leaning offshoot of PCP
First heard "Are Am Eye" when Lenny Dee played it at Rezerection - where it stood out in a field of otherwise extremely samey and indistinguishable material heard through the night - mostly happy hardcore - "A A E" stood out not through being eccentric or deviant but just quintessential and exemplary.
Picked up a bunch of other tunes including his similarly titled "Eye C Red" and "Eye B M" and a few other Noom bits - but nothing else I heard from Tom or the label quite hit the bull's eye like "Are Am Eye".
Noom meets Nuum - a remix that has some Acen "Trip to the Moon" at the start, and passim
The Commander's own remix
Or one of them - he did a bunch over the years (sad to learn Commander Tom died in 2022)
Many others remixed it
Indeed it's been remixed to a ridiculous degree
The original is unimprovable