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  1. Didn't understand that either, but I assume it's meant as "thanks" for the constant drama. Might be wrong though. Sad to see Psyshop disappear even though I've rarely bought music in the last couple of years.
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  2. Hello everyone, I run the GOAPSYRECORDS label, we were on the psyshop platform, know that we were not warned of anything, all access to psyshop have been blocked without reason, we can no longer upload, and all the tracks we had put on the platform are potentially gone, we have no way to contact them, all links have been deleted. we are very disappointed in their behavior, psyshop owes us money on digital sales that we will never see I think. We have been producing trance music for 5 years now, we hope that this story will not have a big impact on the small and fragile labels. Thank you for continuing to support the independent labels, Have a nice day
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  3. The Whois service has all info redacted from that psyshop.com domain, but you don't need to search a lot to get proof that this is indeed the right Psyshop brand -- i.e. the persons behind are the same. (If you're interested in the proof: it is connected via the "CompactStick" project, this was something exclusive on Psyshop and if you search for info on the people behind it, you will see the same name appear. Here's the german article: https://www.openpr.de/news/255838/Der-perfekte-Musikgenuss-von-Morgen.html ) But what is odd about this case is, that I try to dig around, but find NOTHING; I have now searched all kinds of stuff concerning this certain Mr. "J. R." ... and there's this adress in Maisach, but also one in Altomünster ... but other than that, the info is really scarce, they have taken down most of the info, such as this one: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:jR0tSFH_busJ:www.miz.org/details_31520_71.html+&cd=11&hl=de&ct=clnk&gl=at (yes, Google Cache, because the original is down, feel free to check ) ... the only thing of _real interest_ that I found is one container shipment recorded by the U.S. Customs, you can see here: https://www.importgenius.com/importers/geomagnetic-distribution This is a shipment, that went from "PSYSHOP, BORDAS & ROY GBR HEIMBERGSTR. 11 ALTOMUNSTER 85250 DE" to "GEOMAGNETIC DISTRIBUTION" ... containing "Music compact discs"... ... and this MAY give an idea about an answer that is formulating in my head concerning this remark: I am NOT intending to make any claims or accusations, have no more info than the one I showed, but ... Crazy Theory Time: "can this be a Rug Pull and they sent all the stuff that still had value over to Geomagnetic?" ... there, I asked it. What do you make of this? Opinions very welcome... PS: before anybody thinks I am making unjustified accusations ... this here is exactly what happens when you exit business without any word to people ... rumors form out of thin air ... so please: if you have a business and ever plan to exit, do it properly and leave a note
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  4. I remember when TIP.World opened their shirt site in the early 2000s and you could pick the color of shirt and print style. It was interactive and super sweet. Instead of being forced to choose the colors and prints pre-selected, they gave buyers more control. One of my prized shirts is my Green Nuns of the Revolution shirt. I've got various hoodies, shirts, and long sleeves, but that GNOTR shirt is a special design and piece of art/history
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  6. UPDATE! Official release date: 20th of October
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  7. I definitely bought more from Saikosounds but this is still a shame. I loved the adventure of hitting up dozens of online record shops and finding random releases and hard to find pressings. Those all kinda dried up as Discogs took most traffic and the record store dwindled. That turn-of-the-century era was something special
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  8. Both Mindsphere and Liquid Flow have albums called "presence"and both albums are worth checking out Mindpshere is probably closer to what you are looking for, it has a lot of these floating, warbling and bubbling melodies with massive filter tweaking over fast paced melodic arpeggios, Liquid Flow is a more straghtforward AP style buit there's some delicious floaty stuff in there as well Also some stuff by Zopmanika (might be too nitzho but still good) And othar ususal suspects from Global Sect, such as Centavra project, Median Project etc
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  9. i like Afgin (some of his stuff anyway, like Shine on, my fav) but this album seem to be mixed a bit strangely. I am also lacking alot of depth and bottom end (and pretty non-existant basslines)with fairly loud hihat (and highs overall) sections all around. Im wondering if his studio maybe have some issues or if he is going deaf for the higher spectrum - both very plausible explanations as we loose high def once we age. if you can hear 17k+ pure sines consider yourself lucky and he might be using a subwoofer that gives him extra bass and fools him? not sure since these are all rookie mistakes, doubtful anyone making music for so long would make. but it should have been quality controlled at least at the mastering/release stage. just comparing to Shine on which is much older, in fact its damn near old school at this point - over 10 years. It sounds much better to me. Tbh much of the newer stuff coming out now has similar problems. Thin and without depth, but loud hihats.. Shine on too has a bit too loud hihats for my taste but this album was something else, mix wise.. sounds very "software" and lacks ALOT of depth and character to the sound. Flat is a great word for this. This is a sad evolution as it seem to be going in the wrong direction.
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  10. I like trance music from the 90s, or should I say the golden era (98-2005), this album does not come close, issue with the bassline (not audible) and the melodies which are not memorable. It is stuck between an attempt to copy Astral Projection and an attempt to create melodic trance but without the subtleties or deepness. It sounds too bland, cheese in your face. I am glad some like this style though.
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  11. Try Cosmic Serpent, Yudhisthira, Ethereal Vision, Omnium, maybe even newest Spindrift album And compilations from Glowing Flame Records, Stereohemia Records and Axios Records
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  12. I agree , the "problem" is that they stray too far away from the originals i think. With that said, I gave it another couple of listens and in the end, bought it. FOMO on a Shpongle remix vinyl hit hard
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  13. The new Afgin is finally out (on bandcamp friday)! If you are looking for warm, positive emotional old styles goa-trance that will beam you immediately to a tropical beach? Search no longer: Elad Afgins second album on Suntrip is exactly what you need! The cd (and digital files) are now exclusively available on Suntrip's bandcamp! There is an amazing coincidence with the title by the way. In Belgium, facemasks are no more obligated since... today! So yes, we will go for "Eternal Freedom" for sure! Artwork by Margot Schaefer with some help from Rodolpho Morais https://suntriprecords.bandcamp.com/merch
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  14. Pre-order this Friday Oct. 1 for Óperentzia's new album Biohack at NebulosaRecords.com and Bandcamp. From the site: Available as limited edition of 101 copies, hand numbered marbled Transparent Green/Black and 202 copies Black. 303 total pressed. Heavyweight 180g vinyl. Pre-order! Preliminary shipping Dec 2021. Includes bandcamp digital album download
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  15. I think his remixes are by far his best output. He made a lot of great ones, not only Bony Incus... For the trance lovers... The Orange Theme Remix is wonderful, Greece 2000, Quietman, Dream Universe,...
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  16. Hello peeps, it's been a while Just thought you might like to know OOOD have just released our 6th album 'Deep Flight', on Iboga Records. Here's the blurb: You can check out clips and buy the album on Beatport here: https://iboga.fanlink.to/gf45. You can also get the album on the Iboga/Beatspace Bandcamp page, but obviously if you wanted to buy at Beatport you'd be helping with charts and visibility and whatnot You can also listen to the entire album here: Cover art by Onam Yahav: Hope you like it If you do, please let us know! Lots of love, Colin
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  17. Give this album a chance! Don’t go in expecting the same type of Goa Trance we’ve been expected to hear these days. I think Suntrip and Afgin did a brave thing here by trying something unexpected. And in the process show that there are many facets is to this genre. Which of course becomes evident just by browsing the Suntrip catalog. Which to date has managed to become a sprawling library of different Goa styles. This album showcases that not everything needs to be about maximal layer density, and that there is ample room for exploration of older styles and fusing of genres. In the end this approach provides a wider range of tonal expression.
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  18. Nice artwork, I like the eyes layer. It’s ”eye-catching” If you’ll excuse the pun.
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  19. Hey guys, Courtney here (the dude behind this project). Firstly, thanks so much to Tsotsi for the review. I saw the analytics on my website and saw psynews as a referral to then come and discover this thread! To answer the questions posed: I am not a known artist at all (by my standards anyway). I chose to build a website to host all of my projects (Psytrance/goa/trance, Hip-hop, and experimental stuff). It definitely isn't cost effective but I've spent much more money on audio equipment anyway which hasn't seen a return . I have a long plan for the serpentsound project. It's not necessarily a label but more of a collective which will aim to include other artists and other forms of arts at a later stage. The album has been available on Beatport, Amazon, Itunes etc since I released it, however I put stress on purchasing from my website as the funds come directly to me and less through a million middlemen. It was more tailored to close friends that supported me and instead of just donating, they get something out of it too (the album in this case). The album price is now $12 on the website and I think it's the same across all platforms. It's avail to stream on most platforms too That is Hebrew on the album cover. I'm not Jewish or Israeli but I'm fond of the Goa trance/psy scene over there. יֵשׁוּעַ - Yeshua (Jesus) שְׁמַע - Shema (Hear) דָּבָר - Dabar (Word/speak) Thanks again!!
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  20. Listening now, Unidentfied is a really nice tune. Big like my kinda style, I like the pad hook. The bassline is playful and kinda funky. Especially good energy in the final section of this track, and also a slight euphoric aspect, while still maintaning a dark mood. Keep it mystic Artifact303! It reminds a bit of Levitation Device, but it's way better. Like a hybrid of Levitation Device and the euphoric aspects of Close Encounter from the previous album. Some other tracks do indeed have a bit of a Full-On edge, which is not my predilection, but atleast there is variation. Favs so far Solar Warden and Unidentified, they sound the most like his old album, which is a not a bad thing in this game. Solar Warden has a modern and slight clubby edge to it. But not in a bad way, it's a bit like Groom Lake by Miranda and something more recent by Pleiadians perhaps. Above all it has plenty of energetic drive, this thing would smash any dance floor. Try putting Close Encounter and Unidentified after eachother in a playlist and prepare for flight. And watch the earth turn into a small blue sphere, while you're catapulted out in space. At a velocity which will make time move slower. In no-time you'll be in another world.
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  21. With Suntrip we try to cover all ranges of goa-trance. From melodic forest (Carpe Noctem) to spiritual tribal (Khetzal), from pure acid 303 (Triquetra) to the crossover between trance & goa (yes, Afgin). Its not a big secret he loves "normal" trance. Its not a copy of Astral Projection, its just... Afgin. A mix between goa and trance with the focus on positive, warm, light melodies to make you smile on sunny days or blisfull mornings on a dancefloor. This is such a weird statement. The personal style I understand fully, but... It is actually more popular by 90s people (and it sells actually better then Triquetra etc). Not sure where you are from? But in Belgium/Holland/Germany/France "normal" trance was huge in the 90s. Slowly this sound faded away into terrible EDM. But people that love this old school sound (mostly people that were on dancefloors in the 90s) miss this sound big time and... they love Afgin, because it brings them back to times genres were not defined. There was trance with a goa touch, goa with a trance touch. Pure Nostalgia for most 90s people. There is a reason why Man With No Name is booked over and over again... Also, its not brainfuck music, a lot of the 90s people are bit older now and aren't always searching to the most crazy or psychedelic any longer. I seem to be one of the exceptions. Loving both very melodic, positive (goa)-trance stuff and super psychedelic darker acidic stuff
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  22. Was not the greatest fan nor the greatest buyer there, but still, this is sad news ... also because it comes so out of the blue with no message...? Anyway - if I had a business and yould be in some kind of trouble, I'd make sure that the cry is at least heard ... I'd say?
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  23. It did, a few hours ago... https://shponglemusic.bandcamp.com/album/shpongle-remixed-by-cosmic-trigger Not sure either. Nice picks for tracks to remix, but IMO the problem is that the originals were so smoothly flowing and iconic to begin with that turning them into a jumble of glitch-dubstep-whatever-mashing doesn't really add much value. I find myself listening to the original parts, which are still in there, but currently I feel that I'd prefer them in their original context anyway. In some places the production and mastering are impressive sound-wise. The price itself isn't that bad either for a 2xLP, compared to the earlier ultra-special editions of classic albums. However, with shipping it would be over 41€ and because Bandcamp's tax and IOSS status is still annoyingly unclear, I might be hit by 12-ish euros of customs and fees, pushing the grand total to 54€ or so. That's already steep for an album I'd be unlikely to play much, either physically or digitally. Worth it for sheer collecting or just in case if I happened to learn to like it more later? Not sure indeed. Well, no ticking red counters there at the time of writing...
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  24. Covid-19 Blah blah blah... Been away for over a year Blah blah blah... Let's talk about the things that matter...Music Androcell - Chronicle Yeap, that's right. It's time for Tyler Smith to enter the few artists that are part of Digital Reprints' catalogue. I first "saw" rather than "heard" Tyler's art through the cover of the excellent compilation Natural Born Chillers. Although I am not a fan of faces in cover art in general, there was something in that one that really struck me. That made me dig a little deeper and was surprised to find out that the artist responsible had released an album as well. After my first listen of Emotivision I knew he would be up there, with the rest of my favourite artists on the Psydub/Psychill genre. Since then, he never failed to deliver a high quality, emotional release time and again. Only problem being that the last physical release was in 2014. A remixed album and several EPs that followed after were always on a digital format only. Which is a shame really, for us, the people that take pride showcasing their collection of those magical, silver discs. Don't worry though because I (and you) am here to put things right. Four discs on an 8pp digipack format with artwork and layout provided by Tyler himself. Three of the discs will comprise material never before released on physical format and one will be a collection of tracks from various compilations. The music will be presented in a chronological format showcasing the evolution in Androcell's sound. Please follow the link for more info and to pledge. Project is already funded and only 20 copies left. http://kck.st/3ieso0s
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  25. I agree, his output is mostly forgettable. AMEN to that... It's a bad track, not even a mediocre one For me it has to be MFG. I don't particularly like any of their tracks.
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  26. Biohack pre-order now up at http://NebulosaRecords.com and http://NebulosaRecords.bandcamp.com !
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  27. Yeah, Leszek Kostuj has made earlier Óperentzia album art too. He's amazing.
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  28. Hakan Hisim does all Entheogenic albums, more or less. https://www.hakanhisim.net
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  29. Oops! Thanks, good spot! Edited. There's nothing we would have liked more ourselves, but sadly this time it was not to be.
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  30. I'm not sure who did the art for Animism (I have the purple marbled edition and it looks and sounds fantastic BTW). The artist for the new Óperentzia album is apparently named Leszek Kostuj.
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  31. Nice artwork! I’m checking the bandcamp and the artwork for Entheogenic – Animism is also amazing. And the ambient/downtempo music is also really nice. Who made the artwork for that one? It doesn’t say on discogs.
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  32. Nebulosa Records teamed up with Óperentzia for the vinyl release of their coming album Biohack! Pre-order will be up at Friday 1st October at 9:00 am CET (midnight PST), both on nebulosarecords.bandcamp.com and on http://NebulosaRecords.com. It will be pressed in two different editions, limited edition of 101 copies, hand numbered marbled Transparent Green/Black and Black. Total 303 press run. Heavyweight 180g vinyl. Since this is a coming album, only one track will be stream- and downloadable until release date 16th December.
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  33. A lot of stuff from Aeon (Transe Modulaire), Biot, Astralasia, Zeta, and Tromesa I feel got really unnoticed. I really enjoy those artists and I hope more people check out their stuff. I know, i'm still stuck in the 90's but I truly do think it was a golden age and nothing has come close to beating that era. A more current artist that I think deserves much more praise is Aavepyörä. He makes a style that I have yet to of seen replicated by anyone. There are probably more i'm missing, but it's what my current stoned mind can think of
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  34. talamasca - believe talamasca - why not ap - amen(lp) noosphere - radiated(lp) x-dream - zebra mwnn - interstate highway(lp)
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  35. I heard some rumours that NHJO is doing the soundtrack for The Matrix-4. Hence why he’s been offline for quite some time. The demand for cutting edge full-on became extremely high, after this latest game-changer of a NHJO masterpiece. And since no one has the extensive knowledge of vintage VST’s, that NHJO has accumulated over the years. There could only be ONE. I’m surprised no one made a review yet of this future classic? I guess it could take a while for a listener to truly unravel(un-Pavel) the many layers of this incredibly complex art project.
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  36. Also anything "Man with no Name" except for Teleport and his remix of Eat Static - Bony Incus
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  37. https://www.discogs.com/PsyNína-Sexy-Secret/master/216627
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  38. Ooh, nice. One of the (very) few goa trance albums I'll bother buying this year
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  39. If this tune doesn't create world peace then nothing will
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  40. Latest update November 6th 2008 OriginsPsynews started as a small site hosted by French provider Free.fr. Its original URL was http://goatrance.free.fr, which still exists and redirects to http://www.psynews.org. Although the exact date is not known for certain, logs seem to indicate it was put online for the first time on January 11th 2000 by a 23-year old Parisian named Christophe Harry a.k.a "Children". Children on the right The site first aimed at replacing a failing UK website called "TRiP" which was focused on reviewing Goa Trance music releases, on CD and vinyl. Like its predecessor, goatrance.free.fr's look and feel was of fluoroescent text over a starfield. A group of enthusiasts from all over the world quickly joined Children and brought their own tributes by reviewing their own albums. The very first reviewers were: Nickname Real name Join date Age at join City Country What they became Children Christophe Harry 11/01/2000 23 Paris France Disappeared to found a family on sept 23rd 2003 Stathis Greece Infected Max Maxence Mortier 24 Bordeaux France Has maintainted the famous band Infected Mushroom website for a couple of years Mindbender Finland Anoebis Joske Vranken 20/01/2000 17 Antwerpen Belgium Famous DJ, party organizer, manager of Suntrip Records, and moderator of Psynews Gav Scotland Deceased now Tequila Stanislas 17 Paris France Pit-UFO Mexico DQ Sweden Ubik Vincent Houzé 17 Paris France Mars Fabien Marsaud 05/03/2000 23 Paris / Bordeaux France Admin and webmaster of Psynews now, and manager of Suntrip Records Dreamer Israel Ben Benoît Ory 21 Rennes France Still very much involved in the French scene Chaitu India Ktaadn Scott Kanov USA Globalsteez Scotland Mascok Israel Psytrancer England Gizmo Poland Jannis Jannis Tzikas 17 Stockholm Sweden Known as the artist "Filteria" now Freak51 Canada Implant Yugoslavia Gustav Gustav Sindler Sweden Smg Mikko Itkonen Finland Baboon Sweden Deathposture Martin Moller 17/06/2000 Aalborg Denmark Still a moderator of Psynews Psylent Buddhi Denmark Acidhive Netherlands Tristan Israel Jeto Jeto India Mahoney Sweden Stormbringer Sweden Insejn Andreas Hulte Sweden Was a moderator on Psynews, and even co-admin for a couple of years Rx7style Canada Genetix Macedonian Some of them are still active in the Psy scene The site also contained various sections such as a long definition of "what is Goa Trance", detailed information about the main groups on the Goa scene, a list of forthcoming releases, the members' favourites tracks and albums, artist interviews, external links about Goa and psytrance, addresses of psy-shops around the world and upcoming parties. Since the site was built in pure HTML, Children had to update it on a daily basis with all the reviews and information he would receive every day, and soon 500 very detailed reviews were online. The site went through a period of rapid growth and became a reference of internet resources regarding Psychedelic Trance music. The determinant meetingOn April 22nd 2000, a big party involving Infected Mushroom, Talamasca and DJ Dédé took place in Paris. Several goatrance.free.fr members decided to meet up at Place d'Italie, Paris before going to the party. Those present were: Children, Ubik, Tequila, Mars from Paris, Anoebis from Belgium, Guy and Daniele from the UK, Infected Max and some other friends from Bordeaux. They had never met in real life before except for Mars who knew Infected Max as they were both from Bordeaux. Everyone enjoyed the party and that night some very strong connections were made between them. Most of these people are still in touch with each other or have since met up again. Daniele died a few months later but Anoebis and Mars met Guy again in London in 2003. Children Daniele & Guy Coulson + Infected Max Left: Children / Middle: Mars / Right: Anoebis Since then, the largest meeting of Psynews members was during the Twisted Records 10th birthday party in London in October 2006. Subsequently, Mars (who was taking computer science courses) asked Children if he could help him in programming some parts of the site. The site was a reworked a little and became more dynamic. On May 20th 2000, Anoebis and Mars met again in Belgium for another party, and in the following months Children, Ubik, Tequila, and Mars partied together regularly. goatrance.free.fr members attending some foggy festival From a hobby to the establishment of a communityBy September 2000, Children and Mars were aware the site was gaining more and more users and wanted to make it look less amateurish and enable people to communicate more easily. They also wanted to broaden its audience since "Goatrance" sounded too restrictive, and Psychedelic musicc in general were the real focus of the site. At the same time Children wanted to stay as independent as possible so as not to influence thecontent of some reviews, and didn't like the idea of putting advertisements on the site to finance better hosting, as he was still a student and couldn't afford it. However solutions were found and the domain psynews.org was bought by Mars on the September 22nd, and the site moved to a homemade server running on Mars' DSL line, in his wardrobe at the 5 rue Michal, Paris XIII. It stayed there until March 18th 2003. To the site was added a decent forum, which boosted its growth and concentrated more information than ever. It passed 500 hits/day after 1 year of existence, which was quite high for the small Goa Trance scene. The first year of forum activity was deleted by Children one day when he tried to save some disk space, so the forum archives only go back to November 23rd 2001. In August 2001, Psytrance music had completely switched from melodic to minimal and motivated by some members, Children started a "contest", giving 3 months for unknown music artists to submit their tracks before a jury would vote and establish a compilation tracklist, the idea being to release the music as a free online compilation. The results were way beyond his expectations as 185 tracks were submitted and so many were so good that a double-CD tracklist was established: CD 1 1. 05'51" Neurotoxin : For Red (Russia) 2. 08'26" Psychopat : Spiral Landing (France) 3. 07'29" De-Fect : Bouncing Shrooms And Giggleing Gnomes (Sweden) 4. 11'53" Andromeda : Amiga (Poland) 5. 07'42" Synsun : TNC 2001 (Ukraine) 6. 08'42" Asura : System Babel (Code Eternity Rmx) (France) 7. 09'14" Artha : Controlled (Poland) 8. 10'54" Epsilon : Cosmic Vortex (Creepy Mix) (Finland) CD 2 1. 08'25" Promon : Throbbing Hobbits (Sweden) 2. 08'02" The Bastard : Crispy Crunchy Buffet Beast (USA) 3. 09'26" De-Fect : Germs, Germs, Psychedelic Germs (Sweden) 4. 07'16" Amygdala : Synaptic Misfire (Denmark) 5. 08'15" Synsun : Replycant (Ukraine) 6. 07'45" Vax : Protoplasma (Ukraine) 7. 08'20" Agalactia : Awkward Lightrate (Israel) 8. 07'16" Torakka : Greasy Fingers (Finland) 9. 04'42" Solstice : Ricochet (England) It was then that a new Italian label called "Inpsyde Media" became interested in starting their releases with this compilation and Valerio, its owner, convinced Children to release a selection of 10 of these tracks under the name "Psychedelic Sparks" in late 2001. The inlay described the idea behind Psynews and the contest. The remaining tracks of the initial selection were offered for free. Artists such as Asura, Synsun/Vax and Promon were later to release full length albums, and many of these artists are still active. In mid-2001, Children found maintaining the site to be too much work and joined with Ubik and Mars to specify a new system that would be more automated. Development was started in PHP but was never completed. Even after Children left Psynews, Mars tried several times to restart the development of what might become the new Psynews using Java Enterprise technologies, and still hopes to release it one day. Between February and May 2002, a second contest was held. A CD called "Another Demention" was scheduled to be released, but Inpsyde Media finally cancelled it. The tracklist was : CD 1 1. 08'23" Kinich Ahau : The 3rd Spiral (Luxembourg/Israel/Mexico) 2. 08'11" Agalactia And 5Meo-Geo : Ficus (Israel) 3. 06'41" Sienis : Rubbabong (Sweden) 4. 09'50" Moai : Chimera (France/Sweden) 5. 10'17" Sneila : Flying Objects Always Reach The Ground (Romania) 6. 10'28" Artha : Mahabharta (Poland) 7. 10'15" Ethereal Phaze : Liquid Blue Vision (Sweden) 8. 14'40" Prosect : Invasion (Israel) CD 2 1. 10'59" Spiralgeist : Mean And Mean (Germany) 2. 06'58" Masada : Bhongo Bhonged (Sweden) 3. 08'14" Amygdala : Proprioception Malfunction (Denmark) 4. 06'41" Spiralix : Spirit Guide (???) 5. 08'22" Alien Noise : 604 Maniacs (Romania/Germany) 6. 09'07" Chiron : Ice Age (???) 7. 10'17" Ethereal : Fireflies (Sweden) 8. 08'47" Khetzal : Narayana (???) 9. 10'15" Vax : Tataria (Ukraine) Again, several of these artists made their way onto the Psy scene: Ethereal, Prosect and Khetzal released full length albums; Sienis and Sneila performned many times, and Moaï is still active under another name. In mid 2002, the site had an extraordinary base of daily visitors, up to 2800/day. Children and Mars were interviewed by a Canadian newspaper and Psynews sponsored the Samothraki psytrance festival. This period is considered as the most prolific for the site, and gained it the most recognition. Several investors tried to buy the site but Children always insisted on his independence and declined their offers. Psynews was actually one of the very first collaborative online spaces. The PartyPsynews still had one more thing to achieve: A party. On december 2001, Anoebis (who had by then started DJing and had already organized parties in Belgium) met Mars again, and they thought seriously about throwing a "Psynews party". They met again several times during spring 2002, searched for a good party place, and the date was finally set for June 29th 2002. Although both organizers were very inexperienced, they did their best and put all their savings into the event, to the extent that the "Psynews Summer Launch" became a huge project with a €10000 budget involving live sets from ToiDoi (FR), PsySide (FR), and Indidginus (UK), and DJ performances from Roopak (Procyon Recs, India), Colin from OOOD (UK), Bor (NL), Las 22 (FR), Janua + Psyonic (BE), Tohm (BE), Psilo (BE), and Anoebis (BE). It took place in Hangar 29 of the port of Antwerp after its original location, Azelhof, was closed down by the police just one week before the event. Children, who had not really participated in the organization, was there, and he met the Inpsyde Media crew and other Psytrance related people who had come especially for the party. The event was a huge success and is still regarded as one of the best Goa parties ever to take place in Belgium. Bor, ?, Las22, Lizzy, Children, Anoebis Indidginus and Colin OOOD Psyside Party people having a good time Mars and Anoebis holding the bar It's 1 PM, people are still there ! From a passion to a priesthoodDuring the autumn of 2002, it became more and more difficult for Children to update the site on a regular basis, so he started doing it on a weekly basis. The forum kept on growing and its members brought their own psy-news anyway. Members such as Basilisk, Otto Matta, Anoebis, Deathposture, Shaft, Overdose, Matt Strumpling, SlidingTrancer, Moondancer, and many others added their regular more-or-less-serious tribute to the Psy movement, and set the path to what Psynews has now become. On March 2003, the server moved with Mars to its new apartment, in the basement of 37 rue Perrot, Malakoff, south of Paris. This place was also the HQ of Suntrip Records from mid-2004 to mid-2007. On September 23rd 2003, Children and Mars met for the last time. They had decided to improve Psynews, which ha become harder and harder to maintain and keep online. They decide on a list of actions which were never accomplished as Children simply vanished a few days later. He would answer neither his phone nor email. No-one knows what happened. Some say Psynews drained him of too much of his time and energy and he had to leave, others say he founded a family and felt guilty to leaving, whilst yet others say he died. However In mid-2005, Mars called his cellphone and heard on the voicemail message a woman's voice saying "Christophe can't answer you at the moment but you may leave a message", to which he never replied, but which gave a few clues about Children's whereabouts. The forum EraMars was therefore left alone with the server. However his work was too stressful to leave enough time to update the site, all the more as he had by then started releasing music as "Suntrip Records" in association with Anoebis, so he retained the original menu on the Psynews homepage (which lead to the existing content) and replaced the rest of the homepage with the forum. And the site kept on growing by itself, thanks to its forum members. (Here some gossip is missing about all the dramas and moderation stuff that happened) On November 24th 2005, Psynews was attacked and much of its database destroyed, its old code being too vulnerable. All former content was then removed, a backup of the forum restored, and the forum became the one and only source of information on the site. New rules were written to bring back peace to the site which had become quite anarchic, and 7 permanent moderators set watching over the site from a private forum called "The Moderatorium". A new startIn 2006 the forum was locked for a short time whilst Insejn, Deathposture and Mars spent several days moving all the original content ; mainly reviews and interviews - to specific subforums, after which people were allowed to post new reviews and interviews again. Because he didn't want to have too many interactions between Psynews and Suntrip, and because he had no time for daily moderation, Mars also resigned from his moderator seat and is now only taking care of the server maintenance, and trying to develop a newer version of the site on his free time. In April 2007, Mars moved to Belgium. DSL lines being capped there, Skytrancer agreed to host the server at his place in Paris XIII, 300 meters from where it all started. Mars would take care of it remotely. However the machine became unstable and the site had to move again in September 2007. It's now hosted on the same dedicated server as http://www.psysurfeur.com, another site dealing with Psychedelic Trance which delivers party and festival videos from throughout the world. In September and October 2008, the server went through two hacks, one requiring the complete OS & filesystem reinstall. The "Off-Topic" forum, known to be a source of great fun, turmoil...and tensions, was suspected to be at the root cause of this grudge against Psynews and was definitely closed. In October 2008, Children reappeared as well [and I hope he will post here to tell more]. Psynews now has a collection of approximately 40 forums and subforums, more than 3000 album reviews, 100 interviews and 10000 subscribed members. As of November 2007 it was read by 3000 visitors on a daily basis.
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  41. THIS TRACK IS MY NEW REMAKE "YAHEL- FOR THE PEOPLE(SST)" BY ME! GOOD DANCING AND LISTEN! HELLO. I'm NHJO HYENNRO from W/RUSSIA/KOREA/ETC. THIS TRACK IS YAHEL - FOR THE PEOPLE (SHIVA SPACE TECHNOLOGY) REMAKE BY NHJO HYENNRO. GOOD DANCING AND LISTEN! I'm NOW REMAKE REQUEST RECEIVE MAIL TO ME. AND I WANT WWORLDWIDE BOOKING (LIVE/DJ/PERFORMANCE) CONTACT TO ME. www.nhjohyennro.com www.nhjohyennrorecords.com www.nhjoall.com www.nhjosynthesizer.com www.nhjosounds.com www.nhjoname.com www.nhjogallery.com 082 10 3312 2747 nhjohyennro@naver.com nhjohyennro <katalk, skype NHJO HYENNRO.
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  42. tell me i didn't read this
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  43. I don't get this kind of comment ! Very good album, very good sound, powerful music ! Tracks 4 and 5 = F***ing sick!
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  44. Thank you for the last positive remark. When it comes to the "overcompressed" kick I can mentioned that yes, it is of course compressed in the original mix, overcompressed? no. Maybe the mastering took it slightly over the edge, but that's about it. Also how much compression you use is a matter of taste, and not as black&white as some would like to have it. Some music genres overcompress a lot as an added effect. I've seen some posts from you before about the "loudness" of music and how the compression today destroys the dynamics in music. I agree, in many ways it does. I suppose if we decided to go for STEM mastering instead we could have had an even cleaner sound, but as you may know using STEM is also risky as it may change the overall picture too much, not to mention the costs... "Same notes and rhythm that gets blurred"? Well, I see where you're coming from and again this is a matter of taste. I don't know if you produce yourself or not, but to get a sense of 3D dynamics (or a sense of space) some delays are usually effective in this genre. How much you decide to use is a matter of taste and a matter of composition technique. Sounds strange? Well, say that you compose a goa track and you want a feel of a C minor changing to a G# major (and maybe moving into the F minor and A# major before going back to C min). How to do this when you leave out the 3rd of every chord AND you want to keep the bass from changing (because YES, the bass often lose punch when it changes too much). One way of dealing with this is introducing the 3rds in the riffs where you play with the feel of the chords without actually changing the chord. By adding delays the picture becomes more complex and whole when the notes are overlapping. Of course the delays do NOT make the same effect as having 2-not stabs (in 5ths) going in the background like more commercial trance, but the notes are there. Much like a real violin for instance that has a natural overtone and hence composers tend to leave out certain notes in their violin arrangements because the feel of the left out note is already present. This is referred to as harmonics and is hard to distinguish as separate notes, but the feel is different if you were to remove these harmonics. By listening to the riffs solo with delays I go over them again and again to see where the essential harmonics happen and how they affect the feel. Many times by putting the FX up to max just to know exactly what is going on I edit away notes or change them because they add a slight disharmony and then I take the FX down again to the normal level. It takes time and effort but is worth it in the end. Shame you think it is too much, but it is definitely something I would not change :-P Chris [RA]
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  45. Great album, the atmosphere is so deep and dusky... And after around 8 years this still sounds so fricking nice... this is imho a dark masterpiece! I can't sit still in my chair when I listen too it! I remember I bought this because I had heard Colombian Necktie, but so many other tracks has hight quality here such as Haunted World, Why?, Mindhunter, Animal People, Freakshow, Lightning Rods, oh well thats almost all of them... ahh and then there are the slow pearl at the end Narco Nympho... what a great way to end it!
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