Getting Closer

Getting Closer is a collection of deep, moody music with seven beautifully orchestrated songs from producer Bart van Wissen. 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 double twelve-inch vinyl offering. An extended version of the album was digitally released to include 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


  • Reviewed by Jonathan Ojeda for BPM Magazine. Rating: 5/5 (1/28/2005)
  • Digital Release includes Madoka’s “Electric” 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