"The debut release on WellWicked Records is, well, wicked. This is Nuw Idol's finest
work to date, which says a lot seeing as he's released 20 singles and as many remixes (including
Binary Finary '1998') as well as a full length album 'Thunder and Lightning' to his credit. This
piece of vinyl contains two sides of incredible trance of the highest order. 'Tears' is pure bliss,
an epic track on a deeper level. Michel (Nuw Idol) Spiegel's brilliant and original production
skills breathe fresh air into a period in trance music inundated with boring sound-alike tracks.
Just listen to the main break and the effects used on the crescendo out of the break. Tears
is powerfully emotive without being sappy and represents a credible and innovative direction for the
future of trance."
-Christopher Lawrence, XLR8R (April '99)
"New label kicks off with the excellent Nuw Idol, who delivers two brilliant cuts of
bubbling, progressive trance. 'Tears' simply bounces along with some sprightly filtered riffing,
cascading synth lines, haunting cords and beautiful breakdown. Fusing the point where Noom meets
Hook with apparent ease, this tune is going to be huge. W.O.W on the flip side is a little
cheesier and a little more beefy in a nu-energy kind of way, which should keep the offbeat baseline
-Chris Liberator, Update (April '99)
"I was really looking forward to this, after the debut release on Zoom Records. The inspiration
for Nuw Idol comes from peak time clubbing and this is certainly the sound I am after for my Limbo
offshoot. The man behind Nuw Idol, Michel Spiegel, has numerous recording credits under his belt,
having previously recorded for labels as diverse as Plink Plonk,
Ear, Aquarius, Cosmic Communications and the aforementioned Zoom, as well as having a co-production credit
on Binary Finary '1998'. His ability to cross the boundaries of trance and techno is amazing and provides
the soundtrack to lose yourself to on a Saturday night. This is music for your head, your heart and your
-Billy Kiltie, M8 (April '99)
The debut record on WellWicked set the standard for things to come.
It went down extremely well with DJ's both in the UK and abroad. It was also licensed to several compilations.