Getting Closer

“Taking it back to the old skool, Mr. van Wissen hits it on the nose with this 8-piece digital release featuring an early 90’s, retro-rooted, house-infused funkster.”

Jonathan Ojeda / BPM Magazine

Getting Closer is a collection of deep, moody music with seven beautifully orchestrated songs. Each piece draws inspiration from warm, wonderful, early ’90s house music vibes. Van Wissen captures the emotions of that long-lost era perfectly with his first full-length album.

The vinyl release contains five songs in Private Reality’s first 2×12″ offering. An extended version of the album was digitally released with eight tracks, including Madoka’s remix of “Electric.”


  • REAL007
  • February 7, 2005


  • Written, produced by Bart van Wissen
  • Mixed, mastered by Bart van Wissen
  • #8 Remixed by Madoka (M. Venneri)
  • Artwork: San Francisco by MetaGraph
  • Private Reality Music (ASCAP)
  • Ⓟ & Ⓒ 2005 Private Reality Records


  1. Bring Back the Fun
  2. Electric
  3. The Other Track
  4. The Sounds I See
  5. Getting Closer
  6. Inside Out
  7. Difference
  8. Electric (Madoka Mix)