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Years of doubt...

Little interesting information about The Essence except the fact that it is a Dutch group formed in 1984 by Hans Diener and which will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the high caliber Single "A mirage" , Single released in 1987.

For that reason alone, we had to devote this article to them.

To discover or rediscover...


Discography (among others ...) :

80s Decade :

  • Endless lakes 1985

  • The cat 1985

  • Forever in death 1985

  • A mirage 1987

  • Driftings 1987

  • Years of doubt 1987

  • Burned in heaven 1988

  • Only for you 1988

  • Like Christ 1988

  • Ice 1988

90s Decade :

  • Separation 1991

  • How you make me hate 1991

  • Out of grace 1991

  • Gone 1996

  • Taking on the world 1996

  • The one 1996


Tracks :

1985 ... The Essence or The Cure ??! The resemblance is so perfect that one would almost get lost in it especially since almost all of their discography sticks perfectly to that of English in terms of sound and style. Frankly disturbing ...

1985 ... when we see the hallucinatory prize list of Cure and that of The Essence, unfortunately, there is no picture. How did this group get 'through' at this point when their potential was so huge ? Good question...

1985 ... a level of inspiration worthy of the greatest and which makes it possible to produce pieces of more than certain quality. And yet the mayonnaise will take very little ...

1987 ... they will obtain all the same a semblance of recognition with this title but we are far, very far from the level of recognition reached by other groups with equivalent talent. This article will at least have had the merit of bringing them back to the level where they really should have been ...

1987 ... the similarity to the Cure is truly most disturbing. How 2 groups could they look alike at this point. One can imagine that it was the Dutch who copied the English, but succeeding in imitating them in such a perfect way borders on pure genius !

1987 ... a dense, complete and above all extremely inspired discography. On all the albums produced by this group, almost no waste, a real feat !

1988 ... the group will not be satisfied with being a shooting star group and will have produced several albums of more than certain quality. All good little guys !

1988 ... moreover, with them, there is quantity and quality, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary. Until they missed the little help of fate that could have changed everything ...

1988 ... they even do in the luxury ballad. Inspiration, style, everything to please this group. Too bad they weren't born on the other side of the Channel ...

1988 ... a new title full of finesse which shows a very particular know-how in this field. We necessarily ask for more ...

1991 ... they could have disappeared as quickly as they had appeared but they are still there 7 years after their very beginnings. We do not last like that without valid reasons ...

1991 ... and when we see what they still manage to deliver to us at the beginning of the 1990s, we frankly hope that the adventure will last like this for a long time ...

1991 ... which will undoubtedly remain as one of their most emblematic titles. A group which would have largely deserved its place in the musical Pantheon of the 80s but unfortunately fate will have decided otherwise ...

1996 ... already 10 years behind them with as a result a long list of titles with more than certain quality in the bag. The group will have excelled from start to finish ...

1996.. excellent work again ! Always so inspired, always so efficient little guys ! We want more once again ...

1996 ... unfortunately, the adventure draws to an end. They will have resisted as long as possible but for lack of noticeable success, it is difficult to fight on equal terms with the competition ...


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