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  2. very interesting thread, thank you! The new Album of Emantra is a mixture of sub genres...breaks and so on. The first who comes to my mind and did it almost since their start is Infected Mushroom. Its their lifestiyle to combine Goa with other genres or try out new stuff like dubstep, metal or punk All in all i feel that the Techno and Trance scene are influenced extremly by the psy scene the last years (in terms of the music...). But the Trancers and Technoheads and their producers are far to proud to admit it! More and more "Techno" sets sound like psytrance and normal Trance do it too. Goa is like a strong and wise cursed loner Beast that always has to watch his back and survive. A never ending cycle of dying and rising from the ashes while the enemies waiting in the bushes to swallow goa when its weak and steal its glowing powersource that they cant even handle. The only one DJ who holds his color is maybe Armin van Buuren with his ASOT podcast. He plays real Trance. Its kind of hurting to see how the genius-ness of Goa is exploited but at the same time not respected and called "mortal Kombat music".
  3. Around a decade after the peak of goa, I discovered it through Karan Gill's Listology article on it, some of which remains here https://web.archive.org/web/20140731185714/http://www.karangill.com/the-best-of-goa-trance---top-artists-albums-and-tracks.html I'd been led here by following a Discogs trail of psychedelic influences from prog house music (like Cass & Slide). I was trying to find faster, darker and more complex electronic music. @karan129 had a mix which I downloaded, it started with Voice of Enigma and then went straight into Koxbox - Doktor Mesmer. Within the first 30 seconds of listening to Doktor Mesmer, I was hooked on the genre for life!
  4. Diaks

    psydb.net

    Interesting find and reflections. Indeed sometimes I wonder how the process went for some artists, if they were actively searching through movies for a fitting sample, or just watched a movie an though: oh that sounds dope! Sampler on. Since sampling something from scratch yourself, is a more active decision/action than relying on a sample library, which was also extremely popular of course. For example with Infected Mushroom, since they used to work for a very long time on each album, one would assume that every sample was carefully selected to fit the themes. But I’m sure a lot of playful joking around as well sometimes resulted in great results.
  5. Also, here's a small mindspin. If you listen to this great track: and watch the great film "Strange Days" you will recognise the sample. But if you watch the movie then hear the track afterwards, you probably won't remember the sample as it's just a background radio. Made me wonder how the order in which we perceive music and movies matters a lot.
  6. Yes! How many goa artists used that project genesis sample? Exploring the samples have led to me finding lots of interesting stuff in both directions. My favurite find via a sample is probably the film "Murder By Death" sampled by Sandman in Flight Or Fight.
  7. Diaks

    psydb.net

    Yes indeed, and it really mirrors the widespread interest in science fiction among electronic music/psy trance producers. That was what really got my attention with a lot of goa trance albums in the 90s. The very interesting scifi themes, in the music/samples/style as well as the album cover artwork. Two very good examples for me are Miranda-Northern Lights and Miranda-Asynja. Northerns Lights is more grounded in real science. With the text in the inlay, and with the female voice speaking in the intro track, explaining the aurora borealis phenomena. And Asynjas album inlay with photos from area 51 and some info reflecting samples in the tracks as well. A very cohesive theme.
  8. I had no idea that Darshan were making prog house before goa (there's a nice 303 that comes in around 3:00 though): What other goa artists made music in different genres?
  9. Haha and also Blade Runner. Blade Runner is the most sampled movie in electronic music at least from the messy data that I gathered.
  10. Diaks

    psydb.net

    There would be a lot of nodes connecting to The Matrix movie around 2000 MFG had some really interesting samples. For example the sample in ”Intelligent Machine” that quotes some of Shylock’s dialogue from William Shakespeare’s book The Merchant of Venice. Not sure where they sampled it from. But it really fits the enigmatic mood of the track/album. And perhaps mirror the cultural upbringing/schooling of the artist. Since it’s a jewish character in the book. The samples text for context: 'If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? One would assume they might have read the book, but who knows. It’s stuff like that, which added to the mystery surrounding the goa artists of the 90’s. Often no photos on the albums of the artists, just some names and greetings in the album sleeves. Miranda beeing one of the few I think which put her photo on Northern Lights album. Which I think reflected the ambition of the label and artist, to reach a wider audience. Also evident with the Antiloop remix on the album.
  11. Yes and whosampled.com has a massive database of samples across all genres of music, however they are not using that data to its full potential. What we need is a living cultural map of connections, so we can for instance visualise clusters of psychedelic music inspired by particular movies.
  12. I think the Asia 2001 cover is great, even today! It stands out with the pink blue yellow and has some fractals and Om stuff. Whats not to like? On the other hand, I'm with technosomy: what is up with Miranda - Phenomena cover? Originally I was going to say that it's just nothing.. but the more I look at it, the more I see; like a Rorschach. Strangely all I can see now is the inside of blood-soaked tent and I'm trying hard not to disappear down a Lake Bodom rabbithole...
  13. acid-brain

    Filteria - Sky Input

    WE ARE STARSTUFF WHICH HAS TAKEN ITS DESTINY INTO ITS OWN HANDS
  14. Diaks

    psydb.net

    Cool thanks! Now I remember, that’s something I used to spend a lot of time doing, looking up the origin of the samples. It was kind of like the lyrics site genius for psytrance. Before genius.com of course. Funny thing is nowadays you can find some stuff like that on genius.com as well, for example Infected Mushroom-The Shen. https://genius.com/Infected-mushroom-the-shen-lyrics and The Missed Symphony https://genius.com/Infected-mushroom-the-missed-symphony-lyrics The artist/group discography was also quite vast. Overall with all the combined information the site contained, it was a bit like the blotter vault at erowid. But for psy trance. Very interesting trip down memory lane browsing the artist pages now on psydb via waybackmachine: https://web.archive.org/web/20171019200653/https://www.psydb.net/artists/m/miranda.php
  15. It's an incredible album. What does Darshan play these days?
  16. The migration happened at some point in 2017, here's what it used to look like: https://web.archive.org/web/20170708040116/https://www.psydb.net/ I like the site for the samples database. I had a side project which was a living map of connections between psychedulic culture music, movies and literature through samples. But I never got time to finish it. Psydb is the best source of samples for goa trance.
  17. MFG already invented it
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  19. God-tier. Multi-talented polymath. You got the midas touch son. I love how down to earth you are ”최근 밴드명 AZ NHJO BILL GATES HYENNNRO(아즈 노흐즈오 빌게이츠 현느로)” The Bill Gates of God Trance. The CEO of trance godfathers.
  20. Follow Kaiju Lounge on a continuing journey through deep space, riding waves of psychedelic downtempo and psybreaks. Tracklist Hakkah - Libalayera Entrance 00:00 Asura - From The Abyss 05:45 I Awake - Inferno (featuring Krister Linder) 9:27 Midiskibis - Nightly Passages 13:00 Ender - Shields Up 19:27 Shpongle - Star Shpongled Banner (Brothomstates remix) 25:24 One Mighty Atom - Tumble Boogie 29:15 The Higher Intelligence Agency & Biosphere - Midpoint 33:45 Wolf Tech - Open Horizons 43:19 Chronos - Kunilingus 46:48 Tor.Ma in Dub - Anthem 53:28 Aksemetrix - Harmonium World 58:00
  21. Christmas vibes.. kinda fitting since some people don’t think santa is real.. I must applause on the ingenious track names. Look out the window 1.0 Look out the window 2.0 Some heavy thinking behind it
  22. God Trance must be some Simon Godford stuff.
  23. I got GSH/DeathPosture/Overdose/Ormion and Tatsu on Facebook. They seem alive and kicking. RIP Rain and Nemo. Your antics will never be forgotten
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