The original version of "Anomaly (Calling Your Name)" operates rather simply, beginning with a calm flowing beat that soon drops to a lulling silence. A quick snare build-up then signals the song's slow climb. From there it's all uphill for a few minutes as the rhythms begin to thicken and the pace begins to pick up. Eventually, the song reaches its zenith in terms of intensity, dropping out all the climatic driving rhythm after a quick snare roll, leaving the female vocal to sing "calling your name/can't you hear the call" a few times in a soothing voice. As she sings this chorus for about the tenth time or so, a small snare roll signals her exit, and the song again moves back towards its rhythmic intensity. Though this latter part of the song does an admirable job building intensity, the original version of this track pales in comparison to Ferry Corsten's massive reworking that would eventually follow. Still, though the song doesn't sound nearly as moving as it did at the time of its release -- when it was a true proto-trance anthem -- it still retains a certain amount of allure, particularly the sensuous vocal.
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