I think it's time to present you with my latest Kickstarter project.
Elysium - Live...And Beyond
As always 4 Cds in an 8-panel digipack never released before on physical media. I think you all know Kristian and his contribution to the Goa scene. Have a read as an introduction if you want or scroll all the way down for the tracklist.
"I don't usually give a perfect score to releases, but this...this is an exemption. A perfect album by Elysium. All tracks have the distinct Elysium sound but still sound very modern, they are clearly Goa but sound fresh, they sound familiar but they are not a mere rework. And to top it up...they are free to download. For all the record labels managers promoting the new sound of Goa, these tracks deserve a proper (cd) release. Add a couple unreleased tracks and make it a double. Hell, I might even start a kickstarter for that. 10/10 "
Thanos P. May 2015 on Discogs
Admittedly, not the most well written review but it just goes to show the way I felt just after listening for the first time Elysium's Live versions of his classic tracks. And although he was the first to put the first seed of what is now Digital Reprints 4 years ago, it took 8 releases and 7 Kickstarter projects to find his place (with your help) in my music library.
Coming from the golden age of Goa Trance he managed to establish his own distinct sound with his very first release, Project One in 1994. Rather slow (for Goa Trance standards) tempo, hypnotic melodies and tribal rhythms made him one of the names that come to mind when you try to explain to someone what Goa is about. His collaborations with Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Jean Borelli, Paul Jackson and Graham Wood left us with some stormy classics.
In 2010 he decided to give for free (with his rest of discography) the live versions of his tracks that he used at his performances. These are not mere retouched versions, but fully fledged out, standing on their own tracks that never forget their roots.
And these tracks are why I am asking your support to print on physical media so as not to be lost in an obscure digital cloud in the distant future.
The project will be limited to 100 copies worldwide. 10 of those copies will be signed by Kristian and all of them will be hand-numbered. 4 CDs in an 8-panel digipack with a slipcase. The first 2 CDs will be his live versions, the 3rd will be a collection of side projects and tunes, including some unreleased material. And the 4th disc will be a compilation of downtempo tracks to chill you out, introducing his most recent alter ego, Stereo Dwarf, released for the first time. And as always you will be able to add it on your Bandcamp collection, you don't want to wear out that little shiny disc, do you?
The people that have backed me up on my previous project know what they are getting. The rest, well...just check their comments on my Bandcamp or Discogs profile and you'll know you wont be disappointed.
I don't really like too many words, in my projects music does the talking and so far has worked quite well, don't you think?
Turn your volume up, press play and dance like no one is watching.
(Order subject to change - Bandcamp link to follow soon)
CD 1 - Live Part I
01 Elysium - Interpretation Of Dreams (Live Version)
02 Elysium - Elysium (Live Version)
03 Elysium - Trancelestial Psychobabas (Live Version)
04 Elysium - Keep It Cool (Live Version)
05 Elysium - Wild Dance On Naked Feet (Live Version)
06 Elysium - Ethnolastic (Live Version)
07 Elysium - Subconsiousness (Live Version)
08 Elysium - Dust (Live Version)
CD 2 - Live Part II
01 Elysium - Aliens (Live Remix)
02 Kailash - Mystery Brain (Live Remix)
03 Elysium - Monzoon (Live Version)
04 Sheyba - Monkeys (Live Remix)
05 Undercover - Mission 1 (Live Remix)
06 Kaaya - Braindance (Live Remix)
07 Elysium - Master Of The Rainforest (Live Remix)
08 Sheyba - Trance Africa Express (Elysium's Back To The Roots Remix)
CD 3 - ...And Beyond
01 Ege Bam Yasi - Sponge (Elysium Remix)
02 Elysium - Sleepwalk
03 Rigor Mortis - La Sirena (Elysium Remix)
04 Elysium - Deep Blue Sea
05 Spiritual - Ride The Snake (Elysium Remix)
06 ManMadeMan - Desire (Elysium Remix)
07 Elysium - Electromagnetic
08 Elysium - Jupiter (Original Mix)
CD 4 - Downtempo
01 Stereo Dwarf - In Orbit
02 Wombatmusic - World Of Science
03 Stereo Dwarf - Northern Lights
04 Elysium - Free
05 Stereo Dwarf - Deep Within
06 Stereo Dwarf - F.R.B.121102
07 Elysium - Sunshine Song
08 YouShine - You Shine (Original Mix)