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  1. 4 points
    we've heard so many samples of new tracks now (most of it sounding very good, starting off where the astral we know and love have left off years ago), that the new album has to be a quadruple album when it finally comes out in 2030.
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    Artist: Sky Technology Album: Rainbow Spirit Label: Neogoa Records Release: September 29, 2019 1. Hidden Secrets 2. Escape From Babylon (Sky technology Remix) 3. Winky Dink And Nod (Album Version) 4. Fake Dance 5. Katedra – Collision Course (Sky Technology) 6. A Ray Of Light (Album Acid Version) 7. Just Do It 8. Kids Don’t Eat Alien Protein (Album Version) 9. Rainbow Spirit 10. Memories of Another Life Sky Technology is Dmitriy Kolosovskiy who has released 4 studio albums including Rainbow Spirit. I kind of remember Spirituality although I Don't think I ever listened to it through and through, the rest of his albums are going to require some searching from me. I have thoroughly enjoyed his features on various compilations and have until now thought that he mostly did Neogoa and down-tempo Goa which he rules at. I’ve listened to Rainbow Spirit from start to finish, back to front, and shuffled all about. I get the most enjoyment on the Shuffle option and decided to review from that angle. 4. Fake Dance: Damn this fella is going fast and hard on this album. If I heard this on a dancefloor in the deep hours of the night I would come out the other end a jabbering jattering jittering mess. For at home listening it’s a little too hard for me, but That doesn’t mean I can’t see the place for this crazy ass song. The Final louder and more intense lead is pretty wild and enjoyable. In fact it’s absolutely wild. 6. A Ray of Light was one of my favourite tracks off of the Call of Goa Vol. 3 Compilation and the Album Acid Version just brings it to another level. Sky Technology brings the energy right from the start to the finish and doesn't skimp on the light rays of aural sensation. 8. Kids Don’t Eat Alien Protein (Album Version): Does he mean they don’t eat alien protein anymore? Damn kids have changed. I believe this to be one of my favourite on the album. 9. Rainbow Spirit comes at you with more another machine gun bassline and a bright Nitzho melody that turns into a pretty exciting midway break before coming back just as hard. The main break and final leads stand out here, the rest of the track doesn’t quite hit home for me. 2. Escape From Babylon comes in a bit of an easier pace to keep up with and instantly brings the vibe of a banger. This is most certainly my album favourite. The leads whip around each other while the kick pounds onwards never giving up. 10. Memories of Another Life starts with all the potential of a track that could be chill. Aint gonna happen though hombres. The track really takes off at 3:18 and gives us a taste of something we haven’t heard on the album yet. 3. Winky Dink And Nod has all the feels of a Nitzho track found in the deep forests of Scandinavia. Squelches and bubbles envelope the track and keep it dark and deep. 1. Hidden Secrets is tribalistic goa and another track with a difference on the album. Maybe one of the best produced tracks here with an entire catalogue of elements working towards a beautiful piece of work. 7. Just Do It is another fast and hard machine gun pound fest. Not a favorite but definitely appealing to those that like it fast, hard, relentless and extreme. 5. Katedra - Collision Course (Sky Technology Remix) Obviously this isn't going to be some rinky dink Sloa Version of Collision Course... Wait. Has Katedra even released the original of this track yet? Well gonna be a gatling gun firing rounds of bass in your face with the fastest strobe light we have. I really loved the screech lead that came in at 2:40, but have to stop myself from being disappointed that it doesn't spiral into something more amazing. The only reason this thought hits me is because the final bar sounds like it's about to jump into a different rhythm and start bouncing all around the place, instead it repeats itself onward. Putting this unreasonable expectation aside Sky Technology's remix is balls to the wall great and finally a fast and hard track that I can listen to over and over again. That is the album folks and Folkettes. A nice mix of Goa and super fast Goa that changes the music I expect to hear when I see Sky Technology release a track. Other than some bass lines that I wasn't a huge fan of I think the album has mostly solid tracks that will tear up a dance floor without a doubt in my mind. I have about 6 favourites which is decent 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10. Most of the track sit between a 7 - 9 minute run time which is completely appropriate for their intensity. Trance2MoveU made a comment on his spirituality album in 2016 "Dmitriy Kolosovskiy from Kiev is a guy that has taken goa to places that may make some feel uncomfortable yet refreshed at the same time." Well that holds for this album too, a little bit of both for our pleasure. Well done to all involved, another extreme album to add to the growing collection of chaos that has been released in 2019. https://neogoarecords.bandcamp.com/album/rainbow-spirit
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    I've always had a soft spot for this bargain-bin comp mainstay: Airborne - Speed. It has 400 views after 8 years online so deffo counts as not well known It's produced by one of those types who have a hundred aliases which they use to spam content on cheap comps. Normally the musik on such comps is substandard, but I would classify this one as very good...not among the classics or the greatest, but will fit nicely in a mix set amongst such:
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    2 new Astral Projection tracks samples from their 2020 new For All Mankind album!!
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    Nice, you were a bit addicted after that Anyway, its on youtube as well now (but please, buy if you like!)
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    Like all of you, I keep reading psynews, but I am brainfucked by other social media indeed... Somehow not posting too much, lets try to change that!
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    That's it exactly. The internet, which actually was created to be open, accessible and "everyone can start a website or platform" and which was a very fractalised mass in the past has "conglomerated" - the users formed bigger chunks and they got bigger and bigger and now we only have "some" huge chunks left and the smaller ones in between dry out or migrate themselves into the big, making them even bigger. We also may not forget that the ways people use it have changed - Ormion delivering the best example here. I am not much different to you man, I enjoy Russian Failblogs or other "plain entertainment shit" after a hard days work much more than actual meaningful discussions, as pityful as it may sound ... and there are many like us. In the past there were not so many ways to consume entertainment, so we went here and postet a bit in Offtopic... And also not to forget, Goatrance or Psytrance are more popular nowadays and the means of promoting it have been taking different routes aswell, using other platforms or not relying as much on BBS forums such as ours. The "silence" that has spread over this forum here is a sign of the changing times... I already said something needs to be done. I'm thinking about ideas.
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    Hi everybody Since I discovered Psychedelic Trance, there are approximately 1-2 years I have never ceased to observe what I had observed in the Hardcore scene, Industrial, Rock,...etc : there are so many styles and sub-styles that it becomes a mess to find a way and we sometimes end (or even often) to nonsensical debates about how we will appoint or not appoint, define or not define, this or that music or this or that style. So I decided there are now more than a year to create a doc in PDF form gathering all styles of Psychedelic Trance and their characteristics without making pies of texts to infinity and beyond. It will be a little more than a year (or almost, must take breaks anyway ) to skim all anglophone and francophone forums, searching the most representative artists of every style, and recovering some information and definitions stuffed with spelling mistakes on Wikipedia, clumsy repetitions, discount translations all straight out of the English version of Wikipedia passed under Google Translate, and other calamities, and to correct then to complement them. Obviously, if you find an ugly lack of agreement/spelling well hidden in the bushes, an incomplete definition, or one of your prefered style/artist thatsmasheseverythingbutreallyeverything that is not referenced, feel free to sh*t in my face please let me know, it will be corrected in the shortest possible time if need there. Last update of the PDF: 03.10.2019 at 11:56 p.m. (Paris time) Here is the link for the English version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7po6dz18w4e0rm/Psytrance%20(EN).pdf?dl=0 Here is the link for the (original) French version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eoi1kr5tbnydhul/Psytrance.pdf?dl=0 /!\ The Dropbox online reader doesn't support external and internal links in pdf files anymore, so you must download it and open it with a pdf reader if you want the links to work /!\ Here is the original (French) post on the French forum "trancegoa.org" : https://www.trancegoa.org/forum/trance/40857_mise-a-jour-n50-la-trance-psychedelique-dans-son-integralite Thank you for your attention
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    I was a huge fan of the first album Perpetual Energy - I never felt it got enough hype - and the live sets I saw them play at in 2017 and 18 were both strong. Between this and their consistent VA releases in recent years, Celestial Intelligence have become the new school act I have the most hope for. Before this album release I had heard it live twice in Portugal this past summer. I knew I was getting more of the same melodic morning power, but with a much tighter low end and generally more refined mix of sounds. It's not often a release you hype in your head lives up to that hype, but here we are. Alteration starts the album, and if I am honest it's not my favorite. It's decent but feels a bit like filler. The melody is not quite enough of a stand out to me, and everything thing else feels perfectly good without being great. Forking Paths is the first one to really catch me. I quite like the unique sound that comes in at ~1:45, this whole track really feels like it goes places as the melody grows in to dominance. It's not their best but it doesn't need to be, we're suddenly right back where the last album left off. Three tracks in we find something special. The spacey intro of Deja Vu leads in to a beautifully up and down opening half: trademark Celestial melodies, a nice level of complexity, and engaging 303 sounds lead us to the stunning main melody. Comparable to Filteria's The Big Blue or Crossing Mind's No Event Horizon, it's a psychedelic morning trance anthem that carries us through the last 4 minutes. Galactic Journey is a worthy follow-on. I remember this vividly from the live set - at the time it felt like the re-announcement that Celestial are back - and that remains my feeling at home. The core melody is fun and just powerful enough, and the way it builds up and reappears at the end in classic goa trance style really scratches that itch. Overall a strong track. Owl originally did not grab me (maybe it's the cliche samples at the beginning?) but it's since grown on me. Not as strong as the last tracks but a worthy addition. When listening to the album in sequence it can feel like a slight come down, but on repeated listens it holds its own as a perfectly strong morning track. On first listens to Blueberry the unique main melody sound in the breakdown (almost like a violin) is all I came away thinking about, but on repeated listens I've really come to appreciate the whole track. Another one that is the right mix of engaging and trancey throughout, building nicely to its peak. Ummo doesn't grab me as much. It's a testament to this album that it's one of my least favorites but is still a worthy addition. I think it's the mix down that doesn't quite get me, it feels a bit too noisy, the balance is not to my tastes. The 1001 Reasons remix is interesting. A proper rebuild rather than a minor edit. The key change makes a big difference. It's a little stripped back for me, I prefer the original for it's melody, but this is is a great example of their improved production skills and goes particularly well played out live. Thankfully Psychic Transference takes us out with a banging journey track. A lovely mix of melodies and again a nice long build over >8 minutes. The power sequence that starts with <4 minutes left is peak Celestial Intelligence, as is the last peak after that. This album excels in showing off their improved production skills and a refinement of the Celestial sound with more variance in the song-writing. If you don't like their style of powerful melodic morning goa it's still not for you, but lovers of the first album should be well pleased. Those people who found the first album too loud and hectic may find this more to their taste. If I were being super picky I'd like to have one more mega power anthem track like Gray Matter or Anapa, there are times where I miss the blasting anthem sound from prior tracks, but that's a tiny gripe on what is an excellent release.
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    Dear Suntrippy goa-trance lovers! 4 Years after their debut, we finally released the second album of Celestial Intelligence, Incandescent!! Their music is all about... melodies! Spiralling, euphoric, harmonic, morning-goa-trance to bone! Enjoy and please support the artist if you like the music!! <3 https://www.suntriprecords.com/product/item/SUNCD54/ https://suntriprecords.bandcamp.com/album/incandescent
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    Charging your fans for 15 euros and then finding out the physical cd sells for £9, that's bad, really bad IMO. The fans are first their to support you should be able to get a better deal, not worst.
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    i think most governments are doing this… i agree. a "drop" is or rather used to be a different thing. but now when reading discussions with producers of other electronic music most (esp. those that make more commercial stuff) almost use the term interchangably with "chorus" or any main part of the track. it's been so overused that it almost lost its meaning. i like the "drop" at 3:42. it's a not even posing for a climax, it's just a clever way to switch from one section to another and actually goes into a break. e-clip has sacrificed some of the magic his early works had and picked up more elements from what's more popular now, but he's still a very good musician.
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    i have no idea why people go wild to something like that when at a festival or when listening at home, but i understand it in clubs with shitty pa's and the dj playing deep into the red. then it's the only time you'll actually hear and feel the kick and bass and it's not disappearing in a horribly limited mess. that said i do use the "drop" to kick and bass in my own tracks. but i don't see those parts as a climax, but rather as a starting point to build toward a climax or even as a sort of break. if a simple kick and bass is the climax or your track, it's most likely a very boring track.
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    I separate artists from compilations. Artists are listed alphabetical and then chronologically if I have two or more albums by the same artist. Compilations are ordered by label name and then chronologically. I seldom remember titles of albums or compilations, but I always remember the artist or the label. When I listen to music I'm often interested in a mood rather than a track, so going by label is very convenient, as a good compilation tend to focus on a specific mood/sound. But that is the way of the cd era. These days it's all about playlists, regardless of label, much better.
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    hi, great news, thanks for sharing ... they indeed have a cool new site I can't wait to see a new AP album However, I have become a realist and will believe it only when it's finally out ... already been through this "new album next year" they should call it "Astral Projection Forever" ... before the Duke Nukem Forever joke gets completely forgotten
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    Dude .... it's NOT from MY country but I have found really good stuff I'd say ... I have a fascination for songs in languages that I do not speak ... here is some: Here is a playlist ... these are all from there but there's more: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt-j8Op3VdjRn2umdmELRa8W0BZYYGQpT I collect sh*t like that ... if you got some killargh rap in foreign language: post it here and I might add ^^
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    hehehe ... it's a good mix though, thanks for sharing
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    comps: 1) Distance to Goa 4 2) Goa Head 3 3) Pulse 5 albums: 1) Beyond the Infinite 2) Dancing Galaxy 3) Self-Oscillation
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    from the Dune film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087182/
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    Who is that lady? The samples sound downright amazing. Exactly what I want to hear from AP.
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    dear Deadrah, you have a new follower on Soundcloud oh and ... there's this Skeletone project I am doing with a friend ... not goa anymore ... but we would not be put off if it was goa again ... listen through, link in my sig is that what you're looking for? but this may better be continued in pm for example: D: ... ummm ... no? there's a playlist "Psynews 2017" ... but it has nothing to do with us or has it? At least not that I know...
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    Some Artifact303 Feelings for your Strong Words RTP! Thank you
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    Whoa, does my post come across like I wanna discontinue anything ... 'cause it shouldn't ... should be the contrary! Yes I wanna CONTINUE
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    Psynews is connecting people with the same mindset...we have a pattern in our soul that attract us to a special music and lifestyle...i mean if Instagram and twitter is for the mass/Kapitalism then there should also be a place for the other Groups in a society. It is just fair and Giving up is Gay. If you dont want to rule this site any more givbe it to other people and make new admins.
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    Hey Penzo, you're way too modest about yourself ... you are the force that is most responsible for keeping it alive here! This forum does not run on Gasoline, it runs on Penzoline ... or both, as He is both ... one That was as poetic as I can get right now, sorry. cheers to you And dear dhollmusik, I must say I have very much enjoyed your post ... very well put. Thank you for the Perc recommendation ... I like it, I miss a little tribal elements though -- however, This Morn Omina provides me with that, so I'm good. You need to work on your trash metal recommendations though, I like Annihilator more OK, so I actually wanted to keep this to myself till 2020 or so, but since you asked, I may as well say it, won't hurt: Well, my thoughts are not that refined yet, but what goes through my mind is that Psynews needs to become something else than just a Bulletin Board System if it wants to survive longer than the next few years. The Board (and its backup data) is a big treasure and it shall be kept highly valuable ... but it will become in my opinion less and less relevant as people aren't willing to dig through it so much anymore and only will use it sporadically to look up some (by that time: old) information ... I mean, we will surely keep this up for the next years (from my part at least), but it is already losing relevancy (in regular usage) and it may lose more... I don't know if I may be any form of decision-maker here, I do not feel having the right for any of that. Psynews is not my creation. Other people have created it, I have just participated and maybe cleaned it up a little bit, but it's not my thing. However, my idea or rather some buzzwords for the direction I would want this project to be going would be: unity, support, freedom, bringing people together, providing a base for them to thrive and create, in a way making them leave richer than they came. If Psytrance was a house, I'd like Psynews to be part of the "mortar" that connects the bricks together that the house is made from, get me? What exactly to do is not so clear yet ... maybe our role shall stay the same, being the bringer of news, "bundling" information? I would find that good. We could become a Youtube playlist hub. Not a label itself - or maybe we might have a small one, no biggie - but rather an instance that stands aside and documents and provides ... you know? An instance neutre ... is that a word? And maybe the collection of party videos would also fit. Again, not so much as the creator, but as the creator platform - for psychedelic artists ... musicians, painters, visual creators, tailors for psychedelic clothes, even chai makers or other youtube creators - or even post-youtube creators... Is that a good mindset to have for the future of this forum or not?
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    When will this EP be (approxiametly) be released? Hope to get this as my personal christmas gift.
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    No, you can buy the triple album that contains two versions of that song for only €18. There's no justifying €15 for a single digital album, especially if there's nothing special about the music. Riding on past fame is sad.
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    Hello Psychedelic Superbeast, I also have a Youtube channel, and recently found out that some videos were banned due to copyrights, some of them were uploaded in 2016 and were banned just recently. I was surprised about that. I uploaded the whole Goa-Head series and some volumes are now banned, while some (most) are not. Also I do not think there is a clear correlation between well known tracks and copyrights, some videos that were banned were obscure albums. For example, the album Promon - Funky Fumes was blocked, this album is not known at all and it had very few views (600 views in 3 years). Below I will share the tracks that are still not blocked on my channel and that I think you could use for your mix. I will post a lot of them so you can pick the ones you prefer: Random order: Sandman - Shockwave Jikooha - Bay hall magic Darshan - Tranceformations MFG - When we dream Power source - Granada Virtuart and Chronomyst - Zanchin (underrated gem) Elysium vs. Worm - Yemaya The infinity project - The world of the acid dealer Pleiadians - Modulation Astral projection - Life on Mars (SFx remix) Power source - Goaway Dimension 5 - Beetlesnuff MFG - Wonderland Juno reactor - Feel the universe - Koxbox remix (one of the best remixes I know) Ra - Other self Tim Schuldt - Ohm Shiva Elysium - Master of the rainforest Astral projection - Tryptomine dream Phreaky - Tornado Zirrex - Zirrex (fantastic track) Darshan - Duck Pleiadians - Jungle trax Jikooha - Galaxy journey Talamasca - Sinaï Cosmosis - Higher access New born - Universal bus Jikooha - Mindgate to the hyperspace Total eclipse - Free lemonade (Psychaos mix) Ubar tmar - Cosmo drome (2012 version) Denshi Danshi - Maelstrom Charm - Ancient religion (obscure track, very nice old school) Astral Projection - Ionised Green Nuns Of The Revolution - Two Vindaloos & An Onion Bhagee Dimension 5 - Deep space 5D MFG - To eternity Radiotrance - Восток 5 Oforia - Timelessness Technossomy - V.T.O.L. (Full Length Version) Man With No Name Presents Yogi & Grey One - Big Troubles In Outer Space (Oforia Remix) California Sunshine - Tokyo Underground Dimension 5 - Moon cake Astral projection - Trance dance Jaïa - Insomnie Aban Don - State of mind Transwave - Phototropic X-Dream - This Psychopod - Dreampod E-Mantra - Radiant vision 2003 Battle of the Future Buddhas - Mr. Fantastic (one of their best) Total Eclipse - Chaotic Circus Ka-Sol - Sticky Web Tandu - Alien pump Oforia - Maximiser Chi-A.D. - Black light Koxbox - Stratosfear (their best track) The antidote - Sunrise Lunar Asylum - Twister Jaïa - Brainstom (Live mix) Etnica - Floating universe Tromesa - Nowina Good luck.
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    You have lots of good mixes on your channel! oh i was raving to old-school 20 years ago, back then also collected some Distance & Transient cd's etc. It then took a backseat for many years while i discovered so much other musik, but now with cd's being cheap and easily available thanks to online culture i'm right back in it. Old-school goa trance has musically aged like a fine wine. Regarding new scenes you find superficial, i guess then you're referring to the mainstream side of things. This guy (a producer called Loud who's quite known in the psy-trance mainstream) said it best: Why psy-trance has become shit But hey bygones be bygones and all that...the mainstream has always been a more diluted homogenous ('superficial') mass-representation of whatever specialist fields it got its ideas from. Just look at modern pop...surely the most superficial type of musik in the world today. But if people like it, then so be it...jedi.
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    youtube is mysterious, but i wouldn't risk a ban. i'd replace the flagged tracks with something from other artists. we want as much psy stuff on there as possible. i enjoyed checking out your history of goa trance.
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    Wouldn't that classify us an unintelligent? Are dolphins or chips or mice less intelligent than us? We define intelligence by using a measuring stick that it's measuring limits are defined by our own, so it's not really a successful measuring device. Wow, I was doing the same thing (although the other way around) talk about coincidence.
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    Just like RTP said life happened I'm so exhausted from my job and stress that I have no energy to write something anymore. When I'm online I usually watch stuff like youtube, or funny stuff like 9gag or even a forum, but only as a reader. I'm still visiting Psynews and I will always love the place, but life hits you hard man. I'll try to be more productive from now on.
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    Are you ready?! Have a look at the photo and then read the official announcement : I am on the moon really DAT Records are incredibly happy to present the expanded version of the mythical Tetrahedron album for the first time ever on vinyl! A wonderful collector's edition housed in a beautiful triple Deluxe Gatefold, a stellar addition for everyone who appreciated the wonderful alchemy created by the Italian Maestros. It comes in 3 different editions: Black / Fluo Neon Green / Splattered Neon Green with Dark Green and Black. Pressed at 180 grams per record, it exists in only 69 copies per edition available to the public. We used premium virgin vinyl only and have worked with a team of audio engineer to ensure the colours used, would reproduce the music perfectly, even on the splatter edition. It's rare to have this kind of effect with no audio compromise, but we have achieved it and we are sure you will love the result. Crop Circles - Tetrahedron A Lunar Civilization (Pleiadians Remix) B1 Antonomasia (Remix) B2 Daffy Duck On The Comet C1 Pentagon C2 Classic Process [Hale-Bopp] D1 Cerealogy D2 Full Mental Jackpot [Etnica Remix II] E1 Ghost Circle E2 No More Singles (Remix) F1 Fried Vegans F2 Skunkerie Written-by: Crop Circles Artwork: Miro Moric & Federico DraekeMastering: Jaroslav Valo @ Analog Dimension Style: Goa Trance As you may have noticed, there are some never before heard exclusive tracks that will be available for the very first time and only on this release, making it extra special. We were able to locate these mythical and rare tracks on some lost DAT tapes that the band had archived in Milan and that had forgotten about. The music has been gently mastered, taking extra care in preserving the dynamics of the original recordings, after an attempt restoration process that was needed for some of the tracks found on the DAT tapes. The tracks have been taken from source tapes once again and mastered by Analog Dimension, with a special treatment designed for vinyl, so once again we started from scratch to ensure the best possible result. Prepare for an interstellar trip, a joyful explosion of extra terrestrial music that will take you to places you cannot imagine or dream. Official Release Date: 23rd November 2019 - Available for ordering from the 16th (now) Limited to ONE copy per customer, the Vinyl will be available through DAT Records website or on Bandcamp. Digital Download will appear later on, for now it's vinyl only.
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    Feeling deja vu a bit Sorry to hear about your troubles, mate
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    Cool mind you, used to love this kind of full-on. Don't listen to it much now but it always gives me warm nostalgic feelings. I'd love to hear such sets at out local parties.
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    I'd have to say this is the weakest Global Sect offering. They've released such stellar music that when something is just good it comes off as a disappointment.
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    Amok on Sega Saturn. Final Boss theme Extreme G on Nintendo 64 has some awesome music. I LOOOOOVE this one. Raiden Fighters arcade shoot em up with this beauty
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    there are ten kinds of people ..
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    Have you guys had a chance to read new Mr. Pollan’s book - “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence,” ? He has a lot to say about on LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics and the way we can use them to heal mental and emotional afflictions. Check this article here - it will help you get an idea what the book is all about and give you some insight on new science of psychedelics.
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    Juno Reactor's sophomore effort, 'Beyond The Infinite', is one of a kind. It's maybe the one Goa album that hews closest to its synth-pop and EBM roots, while taking it to that next level with acid-trance lines, techno strings and pads, and tribal/ethnic sounds. 'Guardian Angel' begins with ominous pads and a sample of Burt Lancaster from 'The Swimmer.' Immediately afterwards, we're whipped into a frenzy by a Front 242-esque bassline. Percussive electronic noises and frantic riffs that arc and spark keep the tension high. A little simple and straightforward, but that's what makes it a perfect introduction. 'Magnetic' is cool and seductive by comparison, with low chants sampled from the movie 'Baraka', a bubbling acid groove, and Spanish guitar-like melodies. Electronic bird calls echo and synth bleeps swim by like a school of fish, as though we were hearing the field recordings of a zoologist on a robot planet. 'Ice Cube' simmers in Yello-esque ambience before launching into a blisteringly intense run, proving that you can make a low tempo track (120, IIRC) without sacrificing ferocity. 'Feel The Universe' has an utterly gorgeous intro, with one of my favorite synth lines of all time. Some people prefer the 'Otto edit' of this track that dispenses with most of the introduction; I will never understand those people. It's like cutting the first movement of a Beethoven symphony. After the track has gathered momentum, it reaches escape velocity... industrial, found-sound percussion (SPK much?) combines with tribal drumming, alien sound effects, and Eastern European-sounding riffs in a cosmic cacophony of noise. I'd love to know where the inspiration for this track came from, it's so rich with ideas. 'Razorback', only available on the US version, is far from a filler. Cool, glassy synth lines bob and weave through pounding beats, punctuated by the occasional tribal yell. Aggression and subtlety are perfectly paired throughout. 'Samurai' is a slightly updated mix of a 1993 single by Jungle High (Ben Watkins and Johann Bley.) Juno by any other name is still Juno; this version has a little less acid-trance feel than the original and more of an industrial rock quality, which is probably Johann's sensibilities coming to the fore. Spoken-word vocals with a message of love and devotion provide the calm at the eye of the storm. 'Silver', the sole downtempo track, weaves contemplative futuristic atmospheres. More Baraka samples, monk's voices cut up and stitched together into a future-funk rhythm. 'Rotorblade' is maybe the most beloved track here, and it deserves all the praise it gets. Effervescent bass and percussion undergird gated synths, whooshing and breathing noises, and a bluesy electric guitar. All this is led by poignant electronic strings that hit you right in the feels. Powerful, mature, and complex. It mixes seamlessly into the final track, 'Mars', which takes the power, spaciness, and emotion of the previous tracks and somehow manages to sum them all up. Can you tell I like this album? Due to its storytelling nature, 'Beyond' is an album that works in multiple contexts, from armchair voyages and night drives to the most frenetic of dancefloors. Some tracks are a bit 'ravey' and unsubtle ('Guardian Angel', 'Samurai'), but they're balanced out by the deeper tracks, and lend their energy to the whole. Most of all, though, I love the album for its sound design. Nothing is harsh, mechanical, or overly 'synth' sounding here. Instead, these tracks come alive, yielding up a synaesthetic fruit salad of flavors and textures that doesn't sound like anything before it or since. There are a very few Goa releases that transcend the "Goa" or "trance" label. TIP's 'Mystical Experiences' is one of them. This is another, and deserves to be inducted into the canon of great synthesized popular music. 'Bible of Dreams' may be the album that brought Juno mainstream attention, but this remains their most accomplished and complete work. A masterpiece that sets the bar for what a psychedelic trance album could be. 10/10
  48. 1 point
    Thank you sir, for my next song title! I find this album just awesome! I so love Crossing Mind's swirling-melody style and key changes and the sort-of-chaotic noises floating all around at the same time. It's great when I want some goa but not in the mood for any of the various neo-goa artists that can start to sound too similar after a while; Crossing Mind is definitely unique in this! I've loved The Holographic Paradigm since the songs were dredged from the dark recesses of the internet, and I love The Inner Shift!
  49. 0 points
    Yes and Yes..."Riding on past fame is sad" = NO. Does time even exist? i dont think...i belive in the process and not in time. Alcyone is now. here and now...and we have to be thankful for the IFO Album forever.
  50. 0 points
    best goa track is ofcourse i love the acidic psychedelic vibes at
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