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    Median Project - In the Dephts of Space (Global Sect Music, 2018) Pre-orders digital, CDs and amazing uv-backdrops: https://globalsect.bandcamp.com/ In the infinite space of the Cosmos, a countless number of stars exists in inconceivable way, among which lives unimaginable number of beings. Powerful ancient civilizations observe the development of new forms of life, capable of the evolution of consciousness. Homo Sapiens of terrestrial origin have passed a long evolutionary path and they are gradually entering a new, cosmic Era. The time will come and the race of the planet Earth will reach a level of development, at which they will be able to have reasonable dialogue and joint creativity with the older space brothers that observe us from the depths of Space... Median Project is musician Sergey Petrenko from Russia. After a long time of hard work, we present you ten amazing tracks, written by all sacred canons of classical Goa-trance. The album is dominated by cosmic special sounds that are embodied in traditions of Astral Projection, Artifact303 and other masters of the genre. You will also find two joint works with the projects Centavra Project, Atlantis Project and a wonderful remix of the track Artifact303 - Life Support System. The album is dedicated to all those who believed and supported Sergei on his creative path and to cosmic harmony in all worlds and spaces. Tracklist: 1. Median Project & Centavra Project - Astral Fobia 2. Median Project - In the Depths of Space 3. Median Project - Heaven and Earth 4. Median Project - In the Dark 5. Median Project & Atlantis Project - Morning in Space 6. Artifact303 - Life Support System (Median Project remix) 7. Median Project - Wishmaster 8. Median Project - The Third Element (Original Mix) 9. Median Project - Over The Horizon 10. Median Project - Kometa Cover art: Artrama & Ahankara Art Mastering: 4CN-Studios Release date: 31 january. Released by Global Sect Music. ॐ
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    Looks like you're about to get real dark. Like darker than you already are. Like 100 metres underwater in a biotite chamber painted in vantablack.... Fuck yes.
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    Damn i'm glad you reviewed this. I was put off by the Mahabharta remix: The intro was hot but the rest of the track didn't make a lot of sense to me, I'll keep trying. Nevertheless I decided to pass the rest of the album up (Big mistake). I've spent the last 2 weeks listening to Twisted for the first time and honestly wasn't sure where to go from there. Do i keep listening to old school classics? Do I continue lying in bed daydreaming about the Goa parties that i'll never experience? Or, do I somehow find my way back to the new? Well Jaraluca buddy, you got me there. Track 3-8 are absolute banging madness. 9 is as as Aspartic said, hypnotic and a sweet comedown from the rest of the songs. I pretty much only say positive things about Goa, you producers have yourselves to blame for that and this album continues that trend. Great work, will buy later this week.
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    Thank you very much for such kind words brother. I have good news for you I will be playing on Dreamwave party in Belgium on 17.02.2018 here is fb event link - https://www.facebook.com/events/141799689761550/. I hope to see you there !! Thanks again <3
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    Thanks for sharing this here... I should emphasize one point that seems to have gotten lost in translation: although the label in question ripped plenty of tunes from Ektoplazm many commercial labels were also affected. I've seen some people sharing this status framing it as a problem with Ektoplazm, Creative Commons, or free distribution, but it's not exactly the case. Major labels register tracks with third-party services that scan sites for copyright violations, something that Ektoplazm presently doesn't have the resources to do, but the same goes for anyone else. Anyway, I'm always going to do what I can to fight for the rights of the labels and artists I help with distribution but we'll all have to remain vigilant for shameless operators like the "label" responsible for this mess.
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    Just finished a bit of dj'ing with this CD and it was amazing! I found myself jumping around and going bezerk on the many melodies, twists and crazy journeys. I've been listening to this album for a long time already and it's not going to stop. Hypnoxock made his best album here and it breathes goa madness. So positive, clever and uplifting. Well done Hypnoxock!
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    Even better than Crawling Chaos
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    People often associate structure and discipline with rigidity and restriction, I think it's the perfect opposite. When those things are done right, they open endless doors, blissful ones - we are just traumatized by society very bad way of doing those things. Rave culture is full of contradiction, and there is a beauty in that of course, but still, it's carrying a lot of society bad habits and addiction. And even though it is more progressive than a lot of other things, we could take it further I think. At first the further looks like the psy-trance scene, because that's where it's more "spiritual" - less speed, more tribal alien gods; eventually I still feel we can get so much deeper (a basic thing is singing, we go to music festival but people rarely sing together. It's a beautiful thing I have seen the tremendous healing and bonding power in some Rainbow Gathering). If you were to say "Well, there is going to be music, but we have to get you 'there' first, so there will be a ritual (in any form)", most people would freak out, be bored or go smoke their joint and yell for the music to start. Or if you say "Now, let's drop the music and integrate the two previous mix for a wee bit thirty minutes", and I don't know, other stuff that could be "spiritual or intellectual" (because i'm like: "let's represent the digestive psychic process in parties, let's get symbolical yo"). I'm sure we can find new way to structure the parties and make everyone interact, bring new meanings and horizon, make the parties "more" than just parties. Most people think those kind of structures will kill the "Good Time", they don't want to get heady or what, they just want to drop out. It's too bad, because if you accept to kill the Good Times, you get to the Sacred Time. That little dragonfly beyond death that sings with the cicadas ... Still, though I can see the downside of the psy-culture, I still think there's enough diversity for things to fluctuate. And a good amount of people see it as a place of transformation. When you get into meditation or martial art it's like this beautiful technology designed by ancestors of yours that make you rediscover yourself, and there is wisdom and balance soaking every inch of the stuff. There is this respect and gratitude that are inherent to the whole thing, and it's there in music culture too, but it can become more primordial. I think that's the spirit that psytrance needs to enhance, the ritual, more and more. Wasn't is supposed to be digital shamanism?
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    ✫✫✫ Manchester`s Brand New Psytrance Party ✫✫ Mind Blowing Psychedelic Decor & Visuals ✫ Massive Fresh Beats ▓ MAHARETTA RECORDS LABEL NIGHT ▓ Crystal Kids and Psynergy are proud to present their brand new psychedelic trance night in Manchester. We have been working hard and fast to bring all the right elements together to prepare an absolutely epic night, with just one flavour: PSYCHEDELIC ! Teaming up with Maharetta Records, we present you 3 massive headliners from one of the freshest and most cutting record labels out there: Chameleon, Spiritual Mode and Neutron. Not stopping there, we have guest sets from Crystal Kids head honchoFreetech as well as residents Micro Bites and Lost Element. Prepare for a full on, full power and full spectrum night of banging psychedelic trance. Music is but one of the elements that makes up a killer party and we are pulling out all the stops on the 2nd of February 2018. Artistic mastersCognitive Dissidents UV Active Decor will be bringing the most out of this world decor to turn Rebellion into a space as you've never seen it before. Join us in Psynergy for a proper psychedelic rave! --- • LINE UP • --- ❂ Chameleon - Live ( Maharetta Records ) https://soundcloud.com/chameleon23 ❂ Spiritual Mode - Live ( Maharetta Records ) https://soundcloud.com/spiritual_mode ❂ Neutron ( Maharetta Records ) https://soundcloud.com/neutron1 ❂ Freetech ( Crystal Kids ) https://soundcloud.com/ozzycetin/sets/freetech ❂ Micro Bites ( Crystal Kids ) https://soundcloud.com/microbitesuk ❂ Lost Element ( Crystal Kids ) https://soundcloud.com/lostelement --- • DECOR • --- ✫ Cognitive Dissidents UV Active Decor ✫ DreamScapes ✫ Crystal Kids --- • ART GALLERY & LIVE ART • --- ✫ LOOSH https://www.instagram.com/leylooshone --- • VISUALS • --- ✫ TBC --- • STALLS • --- ✫ Bonnie Stitch ( UV Face Painting, Jewelry & Hippy Clothing ) https://www.facebook.com/BonnieStitchdelights ✫ Woven Gipsy Clothing ( Hand Crafted Warrior Artwear ) https://www.facebook.com/pg/wovengipsy ✫ More stalls to be confirmed --- • TICKETS • --- ✫ Phase 1: £8 + BF ✫ Phase 2: £10 + BF Pre-sale link: skiddle.com/e/13096324 ✫ At the door: £15 Organized by Crystal Kids & Psynergy www.facebook.com/crystalkidss www.facebook.com/groups/880081345364785 ♥ RESPECT, UNITY, PEACE & LOVE ♥ ★•••• B I O G R A P H I E S ••••★ ❂ CHAMELEON ❂ Chameleon began his journey in mid nineties when the Goa Trance scene was in its infancy, and having moved to London in 1999 to study sound engineering he's been dj'ng and learning to produce psychedelic music. Since 2008 he has released 3 Eps and many singles on various labels including Liquid Records, Nano and Neurobiotic, including a Beatport no.1 Ep. "Reptilian Genetics". The past couple of years has been spent working relentlessly to create an album which will define his unique interpretation of the music he's been so passionate about for more than half of his life. After his recent live gig in Mexico at the Alebrije festival, the forthcoming Chameleon album - " Wild Life" looks set to rock dancefloors around the multiverse. Album release date - 29th MAY 2017 on Maharetta Records. https://www.facebook.com/chameleon23uk ❂ SPIRITUAL MODE ❂ Spiritual Mode is the psychedelic trance project by Slovakian producer Marek Polak. 4 years In the making Marek has experimented with all a variety of styles within the psychedelic spectrum. In 2016 Spiritual Mode joins the Maharetta Records roster of artists, working alongside Hypnoise. Yarzaa. Overload and manager Neutron. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualMode ❂ NEUTRON ❂ UK Based DJ, Zac Lee known as Neutron, Began his journey Into the world of music from the day he was born, with the help from highly Influential parents, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd, James Brown, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, where all familiar records whilst growing up. This undoubtedly contributed towards the enthusiasm and obsession Zac carries with him today. By around the age of 8 years old, he managed to cobble together his first pair of belt driven turntables. Falling apart and weighted with a penny, this was where he very slowly experimented with different types of electronic music. Today, that same meticulous taste, and Instant recognition for a great record has lead him to become the manager for successful Psychedelic Trance label, Maharetta Records, where he continues to look for, and push Inspiring, Innovative music. With one foot firmly In the past, Zac’s trance roots extend back to the days of Dragonfly Records, T.IP, Flying Rhino and early Nano Records sound, and still holds a small record collection of the very same music that originally captivated him, all those ago. https://www.facebook.com/neutronmusic1 ❂ FREETECH ❂ Ozzy Cetin aka Mysticism, Ramizes & Freetech was born in 1984 in Istanbul and discovered psy-trance at the age of 18 through the artists Kox Box, Cosmosis, Hallucinogen, Goa Gil, Astral Projection etc. Since then he has been gathering a psy-trance archive, which still continues. Whilst studying towards a BA, Ozzy organized various indoor parties and performed under the alias ‘Ramizes’ between 2004 – 2007. Meanwhile, he helped out his producer friends by giving them ideas and loops for their new tracks. Since 2006 Ozzy has been involved in some of the most well respected international festivals such as Ozora (Hungary), Psy-Fi (Holland), Sonica (Italy), Earthcore (Australia), Free Earth (Greece), IllumiNaughty (UK). Within Turkey he performed at, and worked with many festival organizations including Tree of Life, Mind Manifest Project, Neon, Ayata, Freaks in Love and Soulclipse Festivals. He now dedicates himself to his Istanbul & Manchester based psy-trance events organizer community; CRYSTAL KIDS; to spread to word through the minds & souls which are ready to UNITE with RESPECT, PEACE & LOVE. As a freelancer, Ozzy is also doing artist liaison and music management at Ayata Festival (Turkey); production management at Free Earth Festival (Greece); general coordination at Psy-Boutique Festival (Turkey); ambassadorship of Shankra (Switzerland) & Tree of Life (Greece) Festivals to the UK. Along with outdoor festivals, Ozzy performed over 150 gigs including indoor events since 2004 around the globe. Ozzy, as a resident DJ at Crystal Kids mixes; Psychill, Psybient, Chillgressive as MYSTICISM; Progressive, Dark Progressive, Fullon, Psytrance as RAMIZES and Twilight, Forest, Hitech styles as FREETECH. ALL FOR ONE ♥ https://www.facebook.com/freetech.ozzy ❂ MICRO BITES ❂ Micro Bites is the name of the Deep Melodic Techno project from Juri Ceresato, who has started in the earliest 2010 when Juri decided to make psy-trance music. Music has always played a big part of his life, as from a young age he performed as a guitarist in metal bands, until he found a big interest and passionate attraction to electronic dance music. His debut album "Gateways of the Mind" was released in 2014 on Talismat Records, and in 2015 “High Voltage” was released on Synergetic Records, gaining him instant international recognition and securing him performances at some clubs and festivals at Italy, Germany, France, Swiss… At the end of the 2016 Juri decided to convert his style of music in Deep Melodic Techno. Always assuring fans that the best is yet to come… https://www.facebook.com/microbitesUK ❂ LOST ELEMENT ❂ DJ and Producer since 2008, with a passion for psy-prog, morning and full on styles of psychedelic trance. Resident for Crystal Kids, and a regular at Sunrise, Tribal Sphere and Remedy. https://www.facebook.com/lostelement
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    COMING SOON! Goa Madness Records is proud to present you the new Omnivox album: Surrender! After many releases on various labels such as Spacedock records, Timewarp records, Code Vision records, Global sect records, Ovnimoon records and so on, Tomislav is now back with a full-length release of 9 powerful & carefully crafted tracks. "Surrender" will take you on a fast-paced journey through Omnivox' visions and mind states. This album will provide you a full spectrum of what this style has to offer nowadays: sometimes melodic, sometimes acidic, sometimes tribalistic, and sometimes exploring darker & more twisted dimensions. From the positive melodies of "Sky above orient", "Spatial Encoder" & "Step to heaven" to the more crazy & wicked sounds of "Memory lost" & "Gift of unsanity" we hope you will enjoy this ride as much as we did! Surrender yourself, for that is the path to truth. The Madness continues! Tracklist: 1. Sky above orient 2. Stellar glide 3. Step to heaven 4. Gift of unsanity 5. Spirit equation 6. Memory lost 7. Primal instinct 8. Spatial encoder 9. Outspaced (with Hand of Damaru) Artwork by: Sati Preview: Soundcloud Release date: 10/01/2018
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    Its out now! https://sangomarecs.bandcamp.com/album/sangoma-soundsystem
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    Thanks for keeping this up, good job!
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    Artist: Morphic Resonance Title: Trip To The Stars Label: DAT Records Date: May, 2017 1. Pleiadians - Alcyone (Morphic Resonance Mix) 2. Pleiadians - Maia (Morphic Resonance Mix) 3. Pleiadians - Taygeta (Morphic Resonance Mix) 4. Pleiadians - Moon In Your Window (Morphic Resonance Mix II) 5. Crop Circles - Full Mental Jackpot (Morphic Resonance Mix) 6. Crop Circles - Different Species (Morphic Resonance Mix) 7. Etnica - Phetalic Vibes (Morphic Resonance Mix) 8. Pleiadians - Taygeta (Morphic Resonance Mix II) 9. Pleiadians - Moon In Your Window (Morphic Resonance Mix) Undisputed king of goa trance Cristian Fernandez has attempted to produce an album in the face of overwhelming odds. The odds of seeing the bloated orange president's taxes seem like a sure thing when compared to remixing arguably some of the greatest goa trance tracks of all time. Music from the Italian's projects (Pleiadians, Crop Circles, Etnica) is sacred and I suppose if we had commandments in the goa scene most of their music would be on it. The tracks are special and some would argue that you should just leave perfection alone. What he has presented here are remixes, his interpretation of tracks that meant so much to him. It took him over three years to do this and he did it without any files to provide a roadmap. As a musician I'll tell you it is incredibly difficult to copy an original piece of work with such detail. But he did what a remix is supposed to do and that is to create something fresh while keeping the spirit of the original work. The sound quality is stunning, just stunning. The tracks are f*cking blistering, evolving, relentless masterpieces. At no time did I think his work was subpar or that he failed to capture the glory of what was done in the past with perhaps one exception. Maia. That track in its original form is just a beast and at least to my ears what goa perfection sounds like. That said his version didn't make me want to stop listening. Far from it. I just took it as something different and a great goa track to be added to my library. This entire album is superb, melodic goa trance and I'll go even one further. His 2nd remix of Taygeta and his last remix of Moon In Your Window is better than the originals. This quote by gfp1 in the Artist News and Label Announcements thread is something I agree with: "All in all, the challenge undertaken to create Trip to the Stars was massive and I have to respect that. It is a difficult proposition to win. Simply recreating the originals would just make people want to go and listen to the originals, while altering the core of the tracks too much might turn off people who enjoyed the originals. Morphic Resonance found a healthy balance between the two." Bottom line for me is that DAT Records has once again delivered a powerhouse and if you are a goa fan this is a must have. I linked to Psyshop and Beatspace, but you should purchase it from DAT if you can as the two downloadable add on tracks are brilliant. Great Job Cristian! DAT Records Bandcamp Psyshop Beatspace
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    Happy friday everyone! Our latest compilation has been released today and in case you're for some wicked Goa trance grooves, hit this link and download it in WAV/FLAC or MP3: http://bit.ly/GET-DG5. You can also stream full release or track by track on YouTube: http://bit.ly/DG5-YT Happy listening! Samples are available here: https://hearthis.at/neogoarecords/dg5-samples/ And here is the tracklist: 01 - Sun Sith - Arrival (146 BPM) 02 - BlackStarrFinale - The Scattering (145 BPM) 03 - Lectro Spektral Daze - I Ate Seven Of Them (138 BPM) 04 - Xamanist - Star Forming Galaxy (140 BPM) 05 - Maan - Field Quanta (144 BPM) 06 - Third Eye Channel - Katarza (141 BPM) 07 - Proxeeus - Nyarlathotep [Short Mix] (146 BPM) 08 - Dragon Twins - Shattered Sense (144 BPM) 09 - Negan - Wäwära (150 BPM)
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    Goddamn these guys are talented. New direction is awesome. Got a note on their soundcloud saying NeoGoa album release planned for late 2017. DG5 is NeoGoa's last for the year though yea? An early 2018 release would be a sweet way to start the year.
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    Hoo fucking Rah! Such a relentless pounding track. Is Sun Sith a side project of Lunar Dawn?
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    1) Sun Sith - Arrival is so gargantuan that it eclipses the rest of the compilation. What an impressive way to warn us of the "Arrival" of a new force "We are the Sith!" Just cant wait to hear more from the project. Anyway, I also liked Lectro Spektral Daze's track and loved the climax at the end of Nyarlathotep but I dont like the rest of the track. Other tracks arent bad and I enjoyed them but I was left unimpressed.
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    Pretty mediocre to be honest. Asia 2001 Live reissue is pretty awesome. Otherwise, I'm looking forward to Mind Rewind 4, most likely going to be my favorite goa album of the year. Much bigger year in techno for me, but that belongs in another forum.
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    Yep, your words echoed my thoughts on the album 100%. I absolutely adore Jaraluca's 604 Syndroms on Mamomam but I didn't expect his album to be THAT good. It ended up to be just that and then some. Stunning work. Update: Album of the year bitches.
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    Hello dear Psynewsers! It's been a while but I finally managed to mix something together that satisfies my own tastes and comes close to the story I wanted to tell: a foray into more cyberpunk influenced Goa with an emphasis on newer tracks & some golden oldies in between. I wanted to create an energetic opening which slowly dwindles into more minimalistic progressive-influenced Goa which in it's part evolves yet again, picks up the pace and has a rather furious last bit with a very emotional ending. Give it a shot and tell me what you think! Tracklist: 1. Neutron - Skizologic & Radical Distortion 2. 48 Hours - Portamento 3. Mordroc's Challenge - Triquetra 4. Blood - Overmind Projection 5. Black Light - Artifact303 6. Waking Up To Chaos (Live Remix) - Slide 7. Ohm Sun - Declaration of Unity 8. Mindsweeper - Amygdala 9. Boundless (Skizologic Remix)- Prana 10. Antistatic Circle - Artha 11. Cybermind - Kadasarva 12. Domestic Bliss 2015 - BotfB 13. Grandiose Thoughts (Original Version) - K.O.B. 14. Moon In Your Window (Morphic Resonance Remix) - Pleiadians 15. Momentary 29 - Red Gravity 16. Transparent Sea - Chi A.D.
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    VA - Keep It Psychedelic - compiled by DJ Regan Dickster & Hypnocoustics - Low Rider (released today!) Dickster - Elastic Dreams EP Killerwatts - Edge Of Time Imaginarium - Amok Pogo - Rock Your Soul Martian Arts - Giant Locusts Mad Tribe - Amazing Tales From Outer Space Chris Rich - Quantum Soup VA - Mind Surfers (compiled by Tiann) VA - Sunset Temple (compiled by Dr Space) VA - Chacaruna (compiled by Emiel) VA - Pangea (compiled by Pila) VA - Jungle Calling vol. 2 Djantrix - Secret Story Pogo & Djantrix - Rejoicer Djantrix & Spirit Architect - Experiemental Virus Spirit Architect - Moonshine PsiloCybian - Throat Chakra Reversed Logic - Leave Your Logic and many moreeeee
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    Very happy to be a part of this and curious to hear the full album!
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    Artist: Maiia Title: Shining Dragon Label: Mystic Sound Records Date: March, 2017 1. Tale About the Shining Dragon 2. Princess From the North 3. Natural Energy (Album Mix) 4. Maiia303 - Electric Particles (Maiia GoaChill Remix) 5. Microcosmos (Instrumental Mix) 6. Fusion Age (Album Mix) 7. Eastern Saloon 8. Strawberry Lassy (Album Mix) 9. The Great Bear (Album Mix) 10. Kurbeats - Phony Phony (Maiia Remix) Yes, very interesting. This is Alla Vagner who should be familiar to all who frequent this forum based on her 2014 release Sky In Diamonds on Ovnimoon Records. It was a pleasant surprise and a breath of fresh air to hear the organic sound melded with goa trance. Sure it 's been done before, but man did she do it well. She gets right after it with the goa tinged breakbeat track Tale About the Shining Dragon and Natural Energy. I believe that she is the female equivalent to Hardfloor. Funky breakbeats layered with that saucy 303 riding shotgun. It's truly body moving music with eerie tones layered over top. Mysterious at times, but always engaging with plenty of tribal affects. Check out Strawberry Lassy...lots of Shponglese going on there. She keeps the tracks relatively short for maximum freshness. While not as eye opening as Diamonds, it nonetheless doesn't fail to impress. Mystic Sound Records Bandcamp
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    Many thanks for the nice review gfp1 and comparisons. A bit of insight into how I tend to work. Each track I start from scratch with a new kick and bass. There is no intentional goal to sound like a previous track, although I suppose given I am the same person as made the last track there is possibility to bring forth a self made preset and tweak it. Or it could just be that I made a new sound and it just so happens to be similar. There is also the possibility that some sounds "sound" just right for my own sonic enjoyment and so I may simply like to use them albeit tweaked. I am a sucker for some nice FM sounds.. oh yes we like the FM here. I actually dislike a fair range of psy "farts" / squelches.. they can almost descend into comedy at times.. too gastro, too jokey sounding, too high up the octaves and they lose impact... too pitch bent (out of range) for sitting in key etc. If I find something that has the right fidelity, power and punch I may tweak it up and play it with a different MIDI variation.The downside is possibly some lack of variation in squelches. I take note ! I guess the other side (and I suppose you can discount psy squelches as they are a short effect typically).. is that somehow a style may develop and some continuity occurs, of that I am kind of.... and kind of not... in control of, it tends not to be a conscious, forced or guided evolution. I try and make what tickles my ears. I am inspired to get going again and hope to do so in a few weeks after a bit of reflection, a tune de-brief (where I take notes about what I like etc. what I may do differently) It is a good buzz to be in front of the DAW and tweaking some parameters to get some interesting noises going. First stage rather technical and heady is getting a decent kick and bass. Once this bed rock is sorted a sense of freedom appears to get some elements together that may, or may not work... and so the iterative process begins. Thanks for listening, that is the most important part once the track is made that it actually resonates with people and hopefully invokes a feeling. Hopefully a feeling that I like to feel when I listen to psy. A sense of being part of something bigger, energizing, makes you want to get happy and dance ! It is fun, learning slowly (and sorry yes it takes long for me to make a track 3-4 months typical so far) gently spreading my ideas around the music I like to hear and dance to.
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    Artist: Gubbology Title: Anachronism Label: Troll N' Roll... Ektoplazm release Date: 20/9/2017 Track list 01 - Time Is On Our Side (143 BPM) 02 - Bronze Age Youth (143 BPM) 03 - Communicative Zone (145 BPM) 04 - Dark Arts (148 BPM) 05 - Space Junk (147 BPM) 06 - Primordial Soup (145 BPM) 07 - Ultraviolett (143 BPM) 08 - Amber Archives (143 BPM) Ok it's late night so bear with me. I don't know where to begin. I've been going through threads learning everyone's perspective on Goa music today. A lot of it the discussion comes down to originality, a sense of playfulness, and artist skill. Well. The folks over at Troll N' Roll records have teamed up with Ektoplazm to deliver, to you, Gubbology - Anachronism. I won't go into individual songs as that would take far to long and I have a lot to say already. The relationship between dark psy and forest has always been apparent. While I've noticed aspects of it in some goa releases it's never the defining feature. No more, Gubbology has shown how beautiful the two, three, four?? genres can dance around in a twisted display of respect for one another. Gubbology keeps each aspect away from one another until like a magician he brings them all together in beautiful climax's. For that reason I can't really say that we should label it into a genre as it's just Gubbology's unique take one psytrance. Every song bounces around playfully, going from light happy energetic dance floor destroyers to deeper darker twisted funk. Each track is original from the last. Each track is fun. Each track is a challenge for you to keep up. If it was easy to do this I imagine I would have heard more like it before. I can't believe this is given free to us via Ektoplazm, that generosity is twisted in it's own way. Well i don't know what else to say. Can you tell I think this album is worth everyone's time. And it might not blow you away the way it has me, but i think you're all going to like this. Regards, http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/gubbology-anachronism Edit: I completely disregarded the Suomi influence up there. Oh the Suomi! I love how the suomi style of 'i'm just going to do whatever the fuck i feel like' really pays off here. I can say this album is a gateway into atleast 4 different genres. Would love other peoples take on it
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    What's need to be do, is to convince to original old labels to start to repreduce the old shirts/prints again since there are a BIG demand! Here are my shirts (AND they are the ORIGINAL prints from the 90ies and not the reproducktive crap) I bought them at 50£ each (and i still think there are some left) and are in GREAT condition: http://s216.photobucket.com/user/masen023/library/Various?sort=6&page=1
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    Oh, your English is fine I think people voted the 3/5 rating, rather than the description for it. But you're right, that this doesn't fit neatly into a typical cathegory of goa, full-on, prog, dark/forest, etc. and this is something I love the most about it and other albums like it (Nervasystem "Brainradio", Ajja "Spira Mirabilis" to name just a few).
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    Released: https://yggdrasilrecords.bandcamp.com/
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    Pleiadians constellation, like you never saw them before
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    I do! But mostly commuting and while working. Always looking for good sets. Really like Basilisk's old ones
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    I've already listened to this album more times than Museum Of Consciousness, and it's been out for less than 2 weeks. MOC was released 4 years ago :DD While I still don't consider this particularly groundbreaking or mindblowing, and while it has basically all ingredients you'd expect from a Shpongle album, it still manages to sound unlike anything else out there. There's less silly FX fuckery this time, and I'm positively amused by Raja's babblings (and it sounds like he's cracking up at the end of I Woke Up As A Shlummutz) Reminds me most of Ineffable Mysteries in its overall feeling.
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    Artist: VA Title: 604 Syndroms Label: Mamomam Records Date: January 2017 Tracklist 1. Zopmanika - Namaskaratha Mantra 9:27 2. Lectro Spektral Daze - Source Of All Life 8:26 3. Ephedra - Leaving the Shadow Side of Myself 7:03 4. Trinodia - Factorized 10:15 142bpm 5. Siam - Electric Discharge 8:13 6. E-Mantra - Unhcegila 7:25 7. Omnivox - Textures of Reality 8:51 8. Oxi - Sagittarius Love 6:33 9. Title 01 - Desert Ghost 9:13 CD 2. 1. Artha - Controlled (Old School Remix) 9:29 2. Space Element - Biotech 7:56 3. OmegaHertz - Zeta Zone 7:08 4. Jagoa - Rainy Saturday 7:41 5. Journey into Sound - Gallifrey 7:33 6. JaraLuca - Unexpected Experience 7:53 7. Omneon - Dark Matter 6:50 8. Ohm Mind - Mushroom Island 9:17 9. Proxeeus - Kuiper Belt 10:02 What’s that phrase again? Oh yea, DANCEFLOOR DESTROYER! Top notch kicks, I mean absolutely outstanding kicks, solid basslines and production like OMG. Spaced out layers without subduing leads, melodies and highs. Oh and that album cover. I tried to resist for weeks, but every time I saw it I got a little bit more curious. Probably the best example of dancefloor focused goa i've heard (Open to suggestions). Why is this important? All trance should be able to make it to a dancefloor and goa has to be the best form of trance I know. Yet it’s near impossible to hear played on a night out. Even Australian doofs choose hard chunky kick bass over acid leads and melody. I think the production of Goa has a lot to do with that, those soft spacey kicks can be and are great, they add a lot to a track and obviously are all part of the bigger picture in a song but it makes it unpalatable to the casual raver...You know, the ones that say ‘Fuck Yea! This is psytrance’ halfway through a Vin Vici set. Well, no longer will we allow that, not after 604 Syndroms. Storytelling, top notch production, distinct layers, atmospheric banger after banger dancefloor spectacular. Alright let's begin. Zopmanika - Namaskaratha Mantra - Oh yea, what a way to start a comp. I love me some vocals on a track, even better when it's an absolute stormer of a goa track. One of my favourites on the release if not my number 1. Lectro Spektral Daze - Source Of All Life - Somewhat of a generic intro, appreciate the lil’ vocal all the same. And then boom. The kick comes in hard. Plenty of psychedelia early on. Two tracks in and things are looking good. Ephedra - Leaving the Shadow Side of Myself - More vocals, jesus the Goa gods are looking down on us tonight. The intro is almost magical, but we ain’t here to daydream about the stars. Another stormer! Alright I won't say that anymore, from now let's just assume. Ephedra absolutely kills this track, from start to finish it had me moving. Bravo. Trinodia - Factorized - Look, we should allow a little bit of cheese in our diet, a little bit of cheese goes down just perfectly after a Moules Marinières. The production is just so clean it’s hard to complain and why would you? Factorized is fun, it’s hip and the kids are gonna love it! Darker synths come in towards the second half of the track, the melody changes up. Have a listen, just one won't hurt. Siam - Electric Discharge - Magic, I love how Siam builds this track. Fun bassline, Screeches all over the place working beautifully. One hell of a high powered electrical discharge infecting my ears right now and all i want is more. E-Mantra - Unhcegila - Ooh ok, I’m actually excited to review an E-Mantra track. First of all, this comp doesn’t need a fall back artist, just in case. E-Mantra clearly does, not, give, a, fuck, he smashes this track. All over it, up and down, caressing my synapses right to the end. Omnivox - Textures of Reality - I can’t figure it, but another favourites of mine. Great use of effects, sunny melody surrounded by squelches, dark atmospheres and a deep grumbling bassline. There it is, that's what I like about it. Oxi - Sagittarius Love - uh huh, pretty good until the break just before halfway through, and then it’s great. Blast off Houston. It’s a blazer. Title 01 - Desert Ghost - I spent me about 15 minutes trying to figure out who the actual artist of this track was….The breaks are pretty good. Non of the artists are going for builds and drops but in their own Goa-ry way it’s happening. A nice, crazy, fast, hectic finish to CD 1. And onto CD 2. I’m almost drooling to see what delites await us on the other side Artha - Controlled (Old School Remix) - Ok, so I wasn’t paying attention the first time I heard this and could not for the life of me figure out why it sounded so familiar. It’s also worth noting that Artha was the guy who fostered my relationship with the genre. So good sign yea? Different enough that it has me wondering which i like best…Right now I’m just thinking that all goa is the best TBH. Ah and that long ass break hasn’t been chucked out. Love it. Love it all. Space Element - Biotech - Ah raw acid all over the place (The leads damn it! I’m talking about the leads!!). Non stop charging trance that doesn’t let up. OOOOHHHHH that riff. One another classic that I shan't be forgetting anytime soon. OmegaHertz - Zeta Zone - Something a little different for us all. CD2 was meant to showcase the oldschool sound. If Artha’s track didn’t do it for you OmehaHertz has got you covered. I mean Personally i’m not getting the old school sound? Is it the strong focus on melody? If that's oldskool then the kids have got it all wrong. Zeta Zone is beautiful. My gosh. Jagoa - Rainy Saturday - Literally dealing with a 3 and a half minute build here until the track takes off, it’s a beautiful thing. “And no one had a bad trip” Perfect, melodic bliss. Gah that production, those 303’s that goa! I would buy this track alone for the price of this comp. But shhhh! Don’t tell the algorithms. Journey into Sound - Gallifrey - Another story focused banger. Journey really takes you somewhere special with Gallifrey. JaraLuca - Unexpected Experience - JaraLuca decides now is a good time to take is into Existential questioning. All worth it for what's to come... Look. Lets level with each other here. I want to stop praising each track. I really do. Everytime i start writing that a track is a little less than the others it goes and proves me wrong. Unexpected Experience isn't about to break my stride, in fact it adds to it. Another banger for the library. Omneon - Dark Matter - A dark broody psychedelic banger that has me feeling more than a little bit acidy (Not the leads this time). My only complaint, not nearly near damn long enough, but gee I can always just hit replay. Ohm Mind - Mushroom Island - So i wasn’t a big fan of ‘Birds Will go to Heaven’ I found it a little repetitive and less-ish. But boy did Ohm Mind just win himself a fan. This I thought I had all my favourites picked out until this came on. Absolutely ridiculous track that just goes and goes and goes. I obvs shouldn’t be speaking about favs before getting to Proxeeus so i’ll chill. Proxeeus - Kuiper Belt - THE TIME FOR CHILLING IS OVER!! Proxeeus, what have you done to me. This acid (Fuck i’m talking about the leads damn it!) drenched arpeggio master piece is a stormer. Typical Proxeeus style but just so so sooooo good. The track gets better and better as is expected with our man big Prox. I couldn’t ask for a better consumation than this. Thank you Proxeeus, thank you Mamomam. It’s as though every artist on here, some of them seasoned vets, took what they new about the way goa was being produced and just said. Not this time round baby. To be honest, if you’re looking for tracks that blow your mind and make you run around the room screaming “What was that! How’re they doing that!!!!!” Then it’s not gonna be this comp (Save for the final two pieces). But the production, focus and pounding drive of every single track here is outstanding. Absolutely worth a purchase. Mamomam have two goa releases under their belt and anything we can do to encourage them to push that number up is worth it. https://mamomamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/va-604-syndroms
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    So with all of you being unhappy with new school... I am wondering, should we stop making it?
  41. 1 point
    Thanks for this godsend topic and fellow psyheads, I stumbled upon psynews repetitively trying to make heads from tails(ass?)on this mad world of psychedelic trance.
  42. 1 point
    A. Musical background (and using it) Couldn't disagree more mate, but what did you expect This 'neo' goa (let's talk about the last few year) misses too many times the most essential stuff. If listening to electronic music in the 80's and 90's (with styles I grew up as a kid and adolescent) is where Goa trance is a blend of. 80&90's music styles and 70's stretchy psy rock and Indian orientated melodies (played, not programmed notes and bars into a computer) are the basic of what we know as goa trance. Most important: it was and should still be an experiment, but within a certain variety of 'fixed' music styles which are noted before. Many of the goa trance producers in the 90's where a part of psy rock bands or involved in that scene (for example Total Eclipse). Adding to that you can notice that many goa trance producers (for example: Boris Blenn, Har El) made not first goa, but more acid, trance music. They evolved in the 90's by blending more styles/genres into goa trance. Think also about the latest vinyl release of DAT records with the proto goa EP 'you never know'. This tracks - if you listen - proves the former point, and it isn't the only record that you can listen to and where that is very clear. In short: real goa trance is not near or superficial copy of an existing style or sound from the 90's. It is so much more and it needs a wide and broad musical background to understand and make it. It was an evolution a experiment. B. Goa is a blend, not a copy Goa trance is like making a dish, you have to know all your ingredients and the way to blend them and than off course do your own thing with it. Because the ingredient list is so big you have so much freedom. Note maybe that is why that Transwave track was called 'land of freedom' - just a guess 80/90's styles were: acid, techno, house, trance, new beat,... If you make goa trance (melodic or not) this are the basic ingredients you start from. You blend them (or strong aspects/elements of them) together to make goa trance. It is like making a pie: first you collect the different (and separate) ingredients by tasting them, experiencing them. Than you take the next step, you follow a certain receipt and that you cook it up to a blend depending your own flavour. Much (not all) 'neo' goa is like making a pie and skipping the receipt. Basing the product on a picture without reading what the receipt is and what separate ingredients you really need for it. As result you get a vague copy of a existing style, but differs too much to be called goa trance. Yes, I said it, I dare to say it and I don't care how much it will stir the rabbit hole.Apart from the former remark ; you only get real goa if you use the real original ingredients and this 'neo' goa isn't complete goa trance for me. C. Some examples: a ) Techno influence: Electric Universe - Online information b ) house influence: Sundog - Ancient Forest (Yantra Mix) c ) acid influence Bassline Baby - Altered States d ) new beat influence dj mix goa - 1989 (year which goa came to birth) e ) trance influence California Sunshine - Coming Home D. Production has nothing to do with it. This has nothing to do with modern and clear production. Because in the 90'sthere were enough artists who made perfect warm and deep BUT clear goa trance. If you know the album Deedrah - Reload, you know what I'm talking about. Modern production, clear, clean even,... but 100% goa trance with all the necessary ingredients. The same counts for Oforia/Pigs in space: clear, but not plastic. E. Modern goa (some examples of clear and clean, but deep and warm production) But it doesn't stop here, there are more (new) goa artists who (imo) respect that original blend without - like you stated it - copy the same kick and tricks. They have proven what I stated above: goa is a blend of styles, and when you don't respect the musical background and history of goa trance you get something else that sounds plastic and generic. Here are some examples: M-Run and I tried to make goa trance with a clear modern production, but not a plastic one. The same counts for Ufomatka, Artha, RA, Khetzal,...and so much more. 1) Ufomatka - Extragalactic Form Of Life (Original Mix) 2) M-Run ft. dj Inada - Kapala 3) Artha - 1st element is gone 4) Ra - 9th (full album) 5) Khetzal - Corolle (album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTGw_inlFvM ...and last but not least (and probably the best newer melodic compilation since 2004): 6) Various - Apsara https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=4YRGbs3iD8A Any way: I actually love this discussion In the above I want to sate why I feel that tracks isn't 'goa' trance for me. But it is in most ways very similar off course, as its original is goa trance. But still, this clean and plastic sounds and kick are really giving me the creeps, especially that boring and non inventive 'horse kick' so called baseline: it has no melody, nothing, so generic. So far my humble (but I hope well argumented) opinion. Note: Depending what 'the crowd' wants, depends on their musical background (and taste). It is not because people (on drugs) dance to it, that it is goa. We all know that the so called modern music is mainly focused on beats. This due to the change of drug use in the goa scene: from more 'mind expanding' drugs like acid, cannabis,... that challenge your mind and take you out of the comfort zone (just like goa music should do). Changing to more comfort drugs like coke, speed,... This effects the dance floor and reactions on the music very hard...and off course what producers make to get booked.
  43. 1 point
    Mount Kailash meditation guaranteed. Totally hypnotic music which will give you an out of body experience if you allow it to bathe your neural matrix. No psychedelics are required because this is aural acid of the purest quality. If you don't lift at least a little off-planet listening to this, may I humbly recommend that you join the queue for Getafix's magic potion, get thee to a nunnery, do fifteen years of pranayama or otherwise reprogram your horizons. Even the slightest openness to this trip will allow you to view our galaxy, let alone our planet, from an impossibly remote distance and contemplate our irrelevance in the multiverse. It seems almost churlish, given this level of psychological profundity, to mention the significance of this album for culture generally, for music, for psychedelic music in particular. I'm not joking when I state that in my opinion this constitutes possibly the most important album in the second wave of psychedelia to sweep through popular culture; in other words, it is up there with "Are You Experienced?", "Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" or the best of early Tangerine Dream. Pretentious I know, but that is what I think. Moreover, it inaugurates the genre of psychill, psybient, call it what you will. All tracks are simply mind bending genius, but "The Answer" has one of the all time classic samples that I feel compelled to reproduce: "No one saw its approach A small point of light lost in the glare of the morning sun it had been drifting for centuries through the inner solar system like an iceberg in the ocean of interplanetary space." This track is THE ANSWER to the question you didn't know to ask. ~*~
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    Artist: Imba Title: First Encounter Label: Suntrip Records Date: December, 2016 1. Imba & 303 Trancers 2. Hidden Paradise 3. Cosmos In Her Eyes 4. First Encounter 5. Blacklight Beings 6. Creature of Heaven 7. Imba & Ephedra - Digital Non-Sense 8. Lydia Delay - After All (Imba Remix) 9. Rising Sun "At that moment, I looked into her eyes and saw...eternity." Great, now I don't know where to stare! Yes I do. Antic's review had so many spot on points (bass lines, dynamism, etc.) that there isn't much to add. Our boy does love aliens and this is surely cosmic melodic alien goa trance. Anyone else feel like it's our younger brother growing up before our eyes? The science fiction vibe permeates the entrie album which makes sense because like I said he loves him some aliens. Like Richpa mentioned this album sounds exactly like you'd expect it to sound based on his previous works. Melodies and 4 on the floor trancey dance music. So while not surprising and hardly revolutionary, it's enjoyable for what it is. I didn't hear many empty moments and was particularly impressed with the sounds and emotions elucidated when the kick was absent. His breaks felt very organic and his sample game is on point. Fair to say that he's on the right track and just needs to expand the dynamic range (depth) in his music as well as work on his bass line variation. I liked the cover also. One does want a hint of color, yes? Suntrip Psyshop Beatspace
  46. 1 point
    I don't know what to reply back to this response. So here, have a burrito instead.
  47. 1 point
    Neelix is an unique example because even when he first started he was pure progressive trance and not progressive psy. In my opinion he was an "outsider" that labels wanted to pass as the new hot name in the scene. Another example was D-Nox & Beckers, an act totally outside of the Psy family that suddenly entered our scene. Most prog artists though started as progressive psytrance like Son Kite or Ticon. What I mean is both Full On and Prog started as psytrance subgenres. Just because some artists have gone to the extreme side and became too commercial doesn't affect the fact that Full On and Prog psy are Psytrance genres. When I see people saying that Full On is not Psytrance is like saying that Full On got created independently from Psytrance which is wrong. I don't wanna start another genre wars, just my 2 cents.
  48. 1 point
    Furion- This one starts as a bit of gloomy electro that reeks of sci-fi regret. Very rich pads float past bubbling tones as it veers into the trance direction. oft like a lover's embrace this drifts along as if one were performing a space walk on the space station. Yeah it's 11 minutes but I didn't notice. Super. Weakness- "Your bones don't break, mine do. That's clear. Your cells react to bacteria and viruses differently than mine. You don't get sick, I do. That's also clear. But for some reason, you and I react the exact same way to water. We swallow it too fast, we choke. We get some in our lungs, we drown. However unreal it may seem, we are connected, you and I." I don't remember this part. Was it after the train accident? This is straight full-on but there is a lot of emotion behind it. The pads are lush and the sample is superb. It picks up the pace with some groovy synth work and nice layers. Don't overlook this. Antistatic Circle- Artha busts out the whooping stick with a absolute blister of a psytrance track with goa trance touches. The leads sparkle and the whole thing has more power behind it than an Ivan Drago jab. Wait, he was Russian wasn't he? Sorry I don't know any Polish boxers. Definitely a highlight of the compilation. "Whatever he hits...he destroys." Tempus Fugit- Got your sunblock? You'll need it as this is a very sunshine oriented progressive rambler. It's got positive vibes aplenty with bright pads and likeable melodies. Effects thicken it up and make this very good. Crows Symphony- Again with the crows? Space Element gets two tracks in a row and if you thought there would be crow sounds here well you're a f*cking genius aren't you? It's kinda cool the way the melody sounds like it was done on a violin. There is a certain rumbling to it that I find appealing. Full-on sure, but enjoyable. I'll tell you what, this compilation is reminding me a lot of my favorite movies. Aural Pleasures- "Do you like it hard?" Ugh, that sample. Luckily it's brief and the show can continue. More full-on with a bunch of layers is how I would describe this. You know when you go out and your friends have a scotch and soda or a Jack and Coke? This is like having an appletini as you try and chase the straw in the drink. Deus Ex Machina- "Banished from humanity, the machines sought refuge in their own promised land. They settled in the cradle of human civilization, and thus a new nation was born. A place the machines could call home, a place they could raise their descendants. And they christened the nation 'Zero One'." With a futuristic sample and a focused goa melody laser beam the battle is joined. The sample is from the Animatrix and has that cyber feel to it. It's a pretty good track with good pace and effects. Last Foray- Good groove to this one with a nice, punchy bass. There are some nice layers and the pads give it more of that outer space feel. It churns, kicking up dust as it goes. Another one of those tracks that has that slight hint of goa just beneath the surface. Impressive. From Life To Life- This is the 2nd Artha track and of course big things are expected. It undulates and twinkles with high tones as a lead screams in the forefront. It then switches to a new sound with some metallic clanking. More layers combine as it gets thicker. It's interesting and I think it begs for further exploration. Haunebu- Sundial Aeon is the other project I have heard before being a really big fan of the album Apotheosis from 2007. This is a plucky breakbeat track with echoing synths and emotional melodies. It's funky like something the Chemical Brothers should've been able to create. Wow, that was a lot of tracks. If you go into this thinking it's going to be just the Artha show, you're going to be missing out on so much more. There is some really good stuff here. Sure his tracks are what you would expect, but some other projects really brought their "A" game. As the promo says it brings together different styles that everyone should be able to enjoy. It sounds well produced and the cover artwork is very beautiful. Is that in Poland? Congratulations Templar and here's to seeing another 10 years from psytrance.pl! Man a review with a halftime show? Don't think that's been done before. Ektoplazm Mdk
  49. 1 point
    an old skool mind says 10/10!!
  50. 1 point
    I think Classical Mushroom is one of the best album ever created. BP Empire shouldn't even be compared to CM.
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