As part of the duo Resistance D, German producer Pascal F.E.O.S. (Pascal Dardoufas) helped define the sound of early-'90s trance before moving toward minimal techno. After parting ways with Harthouse, the Frankfurt-based trance label run by Sven Väth that had released his early Resistance D productions, Pascal started his own label, Planet Vision, in 1997. In addition to releasing records by acclaimed producers such as Ricardo Villalobos and Thomas Schumacher, Pascal released a full-length solo debut of his own in 1999 as Pascal F.E.O.S. (somewhat of an acronym for "From the Essence of Minimalistic Sound"). That debut album, From the Essence of Minimalistic Sound, garnered substantial praise and showcased Pascal's increasing affinity for minimal techno while still retaining some of the trance aesthetic associated with his early-'90s productions. In addition to his productions and his label, Pascal is also a well-known DJ and has also produced tracks under a number of monikers, many of them collaborations: Sonic Infusion, Aural Float, Audiowerk, Azid Force, Infinite Aura, Bi-Face, Edenhouse, Hearts of Space, Minimalistic Source, Dune, Gen.D, and Syncorpation.
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