Getting Closer

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 perfectly captures the emotions of that long-lost era 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.”

“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


  • Review: BPM Magazine, Jonathan Ojeda (5/5) – 1/28/2005
  • Digital Release: Album and Madoka remix – 2/27/2005


  • cat#: REAL007
  • Released on February 7, 2005
  • Written, produced by Bart van Wissen
  • Mixed, mastered by Bart van Wissen
  • Electric Remixed by Madoka (M. Venneri)
  • Artwork: San Francisco by MetaGraph
  • Private Reality Music (ASCAP)
  • Ⓟ & Ⓒ 2005 Private Reality Records