Altar Records Exclusive (ref: ARCDA34)

Limited to 500 copies. Deluxe Digipack format with insert.


Style: Progressive Chill, Trance.

Buy CD 15€




Duration: 79 ’45”


1- Intro


3- 120bpm

4- 120bpm

5- 120bpm

6- 120bpm

7- 122bpm

8- 124bpm

9- 127bpm








Label Profile Label: Altar Records
Sales Notes Format: Deluxe Digipack & Digital
Further Information Barcode: 978234420386
  Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: Progressive Chill, Trance. Catalogue Number: ARCDA34




Altar Records


::: AKSHAN "The Rise of Atlantis” :::


"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."



W&P by Vincent Grenier

Mastering & Artwork by Dj Zen




Following up on one of the most beautiful musical revelations of 2012 for Altar Records, Akshan (aka Vincent Grenier) continues to make us dream with his release of “The Rise of Atlantis”. 

Akshan, a master of his craft, returns to provide us with a very special and unique album, in which he takes us on a phantasmagorical interpretation of the mystical lost civilization of Atlantis.

Nine wondrous sonic tales comprised of downtempo and chill-out progressive beats, to which Vincent has added a deep soulful feel, will carry the listener to either introspective dreamtime or out to the dance floor!

The only way to know for sure is to listen for yourself and see where this carefully crafted audio journey takes your mind and your body!

Just as our “Tree of Life” release, the CD will be presented as a 'Digipack' with a “deluxe” shiny cover and to insert pages.

This release will be limited to 500 copies, so please reserve your copy early!


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Certainement la plus belle révelation musicale de l'année 2012 avec son tout premier album "The Tree of Life" sur Altar Records,
Akshan aka Vincent Grenier continue de nous faire rêver en 2013 avec un tout nouveau opus qui a pour titre "The Rise of Atlantis".

Cet artiste, natif de France et inspiré par les plus grand musiciens de son époque et de notre temps, nous offre ici l'occasion
de nous plonger dans l'univers fantasmagorique et mystique de la civilisation perdue des Atlantes.

A travers 9 morceaux dans le fameux style 4/4 "downtempo" chillout et progressif, Vincent ajoute comme toujours
une profonde âme à sa musique qui se traduit par des introductions et fins de morceaux absolument divines.
Il choisit toujours parfaitement les tonalitées, les mélodies et ajoute toujours un "kick" et une basse particulièrement puissante et entraînante
pour nous donner l'envie irrésistible de danser.

...mais c'est inutile de vous en parler trop, il sera bien plus agréable d'aller écouter cette merveille par vous-même!

Le CD est présenté dans un emballage "Digipack" usuel, c'est a dire le même que pour "The Tree of Life" avec couverture glaçée de luxe et 2 pages insérées a l'intérieur.

Limité a 500 exemplaires, réservez vote copie tôt.

Bonne écoute!







Akshan, a native of France, was attracted to the synthesizer in his adolescent years. Inspired by artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, cinematic scores, and classical music, Akshan found himself attracted to the seemingly infinite possibilities the synthesizer offered.

In 1993, he attended the first 'underground' gathering of electronic music organized in the south of France. It is here that he discovered the magical world of Goa Trance and here that his understanding of music was forever changed. Experiencing forerunners to current Djs such as Alex Escalofrio, Akshan was indelibly marked with an interest in those techniques and possibilities of the mixing styles he experienced, as well as the being moved by the powerful clear energies the progressive mix conveyed to those on the dance floor.

Inspired by this experience, Akshan began mixing and by 1997 began acquiring the necessary gear to being composing his own music. Despite the demands of a busy job, he dedicates time every evening to increase his knowledge of audio mixing and soundcrafting. Following in the footsteps of inspirations Jarre and Vangelis, he chooses to avoid the constraints of traditional music theory and prefers to let his ear, intuition, and inspiration guide his creativity. The result is a style that it is a lush and subtle mixture of electronics and acoustics.

By 2007 the progression of his skills and the influence of artists such as Aes Dana, Asura (Ultimae Records), and Juno Reactor led to Akshan focusing primarily in the realms of downtempo and psychedelic ambient, while still continuing to produce dance floor oriented music.

This new musical direction eventually led to Akshan crossing paths with label manager DJ Zen and has culminated in the release of two albums, “The Tree of Life” and "The Rise of Atlantis" which are both released on Altar Records.



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