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  1. 2 points
    Median project: Constellation Suntrip Records 1. Antidote 2. Mission Adept 3. It Is Not Possible 4. Infinite Space 5. On The Edge 6. Pandora's Box 7. Sand Of Time 8. Sunrise 9. The Constellation Of Aries I came across Median Project on YouTube around discovering his previous album, In the Depth of Space and that the artist would have a track (Life Line) on Suntrip's recent double 2018 compilation, The 50th Parallel. It was easily one of the best tracks on that compilation. Constellation improves on MP's previous album. It's different in style to the artist's Life Line track on The 50th Parallel which was more gentle and traveling. This is higher energy, more cosmic, climactic, and surreal at times. 1. Antidote starts off the album with a big and colourful-- but fairly safe and uplifting AP-esque track without ever emulating AP (thankfully). The music is nice, melodic, and dance-friendly. I generally enjoyed the melodies. Overall though, the song did little to impress me, as if it was afraid to take risks or start off the album with a bang. Although the first two acts showcase decent variety and development, the last act could have incorporated more, and the overall song felt pretty typical to me despite (I imagine) the best intentions to open the album with a friendlier track to ease listeners into the more sleek, animated, and visionary (cosmic / spiritual) journey that awaits. 3.5 / 5 2. Mission Adept is far more interesting and kinetic to my ears. This is one step closer to what I like. It's zippier, more intense and surreal to some degree. Still not groundbreaking but man-- those ambient notes coupled with the cosmic feel, accents, and the second act really stepped this thing into high gear. The only part I question / find odd is the telephone, land line ringing effect/accent around 2:30 that occasionally recurs. To be fair, it is altered at times and sounds more alien in nature, attractive when doing so. The third act is good too, but is it me or does it sound a bit too similar to the second? Oh well. On dance floors they'll never notice . Fun, fast-paced track! 4.5 / 5 3. It Is Not Possible follows the edgier, darker (in a zippy/fun way) approach since Mission Adept. To me this is sharper, more fluid, smart, and satisfying. I love the opening act. Also the second act's forth minute takes the song to new heights! The last act gently compliments the perfection of the second act, though it offers less that's innovative/refreshing when comparing the second act to the first. This is an arresting, cosmic number, with terrific synths, atmosphere, buildup and climax to boot. Couldn't the song though have been called, "It Is Possible" considering anything and everything is possible as we expand in consciousness? The song is just too good for its title IMO and will inevitably lift roofs on dance-floors. Stellar track! 5 / 5 4. Infinite Space maintains the clearly upgraded, evolved approach since the second or third vehicle, providing more of the electric, futuristic/cosmic energy while incorporating topical sound/melody designs and atmosphere (!). I often criticize arrangements for being repetitive (Morphic Resonance's Perplexity I felt ran into that recurrently around showcasing some amazing work). Here however I'm engaged and find the delivered arrangements to be great. 5 / 5 5. On The Edge returns to the more intense (less but still very melodic) cosmic feel of "It Is Not Possible". I'm so happy that this artist is committing to stronger, more magnetic songs back-to-back rather than putting lighter (or less kinetic) ones in-between them. The song builds up to a searing, visceral climax that is contagious, especially for high octane/adrenaline dancefloors. As with Track 3, the artist really knows how to deliver monster energy, buildups, and climaxes. Once this thing takes off, it doesn't look back. 4.5 / 5 6. Pandora's Box starts great. The synth at 1:33, and the voice effects are so catchy! I love how the music picked up and the synths from 2:09 on. Same with the AP-esque melody at 3:19. The first half of this song is strong! -- Is it me though, or does the track seem to run out of ideas and drag soon after, about halfway though? To me, the song's second half is uneventful, typical, lazy, and formulaic. This song deserved to showcase more variety and development in the second half to keep us interested, especially when compared to how good the first half was. This should have been a stellar track, but it showcases greatness nevertheless. Still, I couldn't help but feel disappointed. 3.5 / 5 7. Sand Of Time begins like a new AP track. The combination of edgy and harmonious synths were nicely balanced. The first act built nicely. It's tense and fast-paced. In the second minute, the synths become more clarified which I liked. The overall sound and direction by the third (somewhere) or forth minute did start to sound similar and repetitive to me, and I couldn't help but think: Is the song going to evolve? Yes, the song has a great production and sound, but even AP developed their acts more. Fortunately, we get a transition midway through. It's pleasant and lush, and helps shift the music developmentally while crossing over several key synths. To be honest, the last act felt like an extension of the second. Again, more variety would have gone along way regardless that dance-floors are more forgiving. 4 / 5 8. Sunrise is bouncy and tight, offering a refreshingly different, characteristic feel from the start. Man why can't more songs and albums be as good as this one? It's so catchy! I love the buildup to gradually tastier, more ethereal (with zippy compliments) terrain. Also complimentary is the lower pitched synth that supports the higher sounds. The interlude in the fifth minute refreshes the senses, providing a super catchy climax that's almost too good for words! The second act is so fluid, attractive, and beautifully helmed-- the melodies. I love it, and I love the complimentary arrangement in the last act. Stellar track! 5 / 5 9. The Constellation Of Aries builds until a crescendo of sounds that doubles as huge, ascensional climax. l really like the atmosphere, sound/melody work, and feels in this final chapter to what has been a rewarding story. We get a refreshing interlude in the fifth minute followed by a return to angelic sounds and atmosphere. This is one of those tracks I feel, as with the rest of the album-- it's going to be amazing on dance floors. The music is more ethereal, yet loaded with energy, and the cosmic ascension vibes become more prevalent as it continues until everything is one giant energetic wave! I feel like their could have been a little more variety and events leading up to the big one-- but I'm hardly complaining! Great track! 4 / 5 CONCLUSON Constellation is such a high energy cosmic Goa album that's in the inspiration of something like AP's Dancing Galaxy+Another World, and Artifact303, but completely different, beautiful, imaginative, and for our time now. It's very dance friendly, climactic, and ascensional sounding at times, amazing! Suntrip is expanding their types of Goa Trance; the artist's Life Line song was my favorite on The 50th Parallel (2018) compilation that I think some people overlooked. The album showcases delectable sound/melody work, atmosphere, buildups, and climaxes, and unfortunately, the opening doesn't do justice to the album and could have probably been replaced with a less typical, more homogenous (to the cosmic nature) approach of the album, but I suppose they (whoever) wanted to ease listeners into the journey, with something safer to wider audiences rather than jumping feet first into more intergalactic (stuff more experienced Goa listeners like) terrain. That said, there were a few times where I felt more variety and development within certain "acts" would have been appreciated. Those were few in places though, and as a whole, I was impressed, not disappointed! I love so many types of Goa-Trance, and Constellation's hurricane of energy, super song approach is the most accessible one, and Suntrip's most mainstream friendly (meant in a positive way) releases to date. Those looking for a more daringly out-of-the-box style like Hallucinogen, Cosmosis, etc., need not apply. The artist proves that In the Depth of Space was no fluke. All in all, Constellation is a visionary, cosmic ride full of super dance-friendly Goa songs, and is one of Suntrip's best releases albums. Pretty cover art too! Favorite tracks -- 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 Samples / Buy https://www.suntriprecords.com/release/cat/SUNCD56/ https://suntriprecords.bandcamp.com/album/median-project-constellation
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    When Terraformer was released I bought it without thinking. It's global sect, it has big goa names on it and the cover looks so sexy it's incredible. Honesty pushes me to say that I never dived into this compilation. Was it a busy life, were it other albums released at that time that got more attention from me, was the track list too large? I don't know! Fact is that I decided to relisten to some goa albums I never fully embraced. So I uploaded Terraformer to my mp3 player, got into my bed and pushed the play button. Suddenly I was on a beautiful planet floating in deep space. Smiling! Terraformer, where have you been all this time?! Right off the bat, Centavra sets the standard with a warm floating rolling number. Beautiful pads makes me feel right in space. Oh and the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger/Quaid from Total Recall is just phenomenal! Release of oxygen for the whole planet! Celestial Intelligence's track is ok, but it quite doesn't come up to speed. It just lingers on without any climaxes or surprises. Alienapia is known for chaotic goa messy tracks. And I mean that in a good way. It's all goa swinging around your head and ears. This one is classic Alienapia. Fantastic. A dive into their world of sounds. Lots of sounds. Pure goa. Strange Object by the now famous Centavra Project continues the quality goa story. Nothing to criticise here. Psy-H project delivers a light and sunny track here. But beware, this is complex stuff once you dive into it. Second Alienapia track here doesn't attain the level of superiority the first one had. Some weird stuff can't get my attention. Young old geezer Mindsphere is on speed here. Without a doubt one of the best tracks of this very large compilation. Mindsphere created a track that progressively builds. In the beginning, you think "Mmm, yeah ok". While suddenly the track is already 6 minutes away and you think "Da fuck is this??". Suddenly you're in complete madness. Phenomenal track. Master at work. Javi & Skooma fill the gap with an ok track. The track passed by me very fast. Can't say I was blown away. Omnivox on the other hand kept my attention from start to finish. Extremely lush and trancy track that evokes emotion. Very well done. And very well needed amongst those other goa monsters. Sykespico's track must be the black sheep or the weirdest thing on this comp. Love it or hate it. It's definitely "different" and funny at times with the classical arrangements, but let's say I don't love it. I'm sure their upcoming album will be great. It's a great project. Just not this track. Magician Sergey Petrenko alias Median Project in the cockpit!! Yeah! You just know it's gonna be good. Have you checked his album on Suntrip? Classic already. Mad Space is yet one more goa Sergey pulls out of his sleeve. Top quality, top arrangement and top story telling. Maybe a bit dense at times, but it works! Atlantis is a project I'm keeping my eye on very closely. Mister George from Greece has the skills to create warm and hypnotising tracks. Here he shoots acid and synth stabs it's ridiculous. Fingerlicking good! Fiery Dawn's original track Searching For UFO's was in my cd player just a day ago. The guy does spit out a lot of music these days. But I couldn't help feeling hungry. His productions and track structures are just not up to par with the rest of the new gang. But he's working, that's for sure. Median Project remixes this track and immediately you get something different. Quality remix. Although the outer space signals remain a bit corky. Scandinavian trance now! Clementz likes it hard. It's a mindfuck without pauses. Morphic Resonance style. So ... good! Omneon - Indian Walk is that kind of track that you re-listen after all these years and you're ashamed you never praised it. It hits hard, bangs goa melodies and harsh sounds out of the speakers and leaves you numb on the floor. Unforgettable. A wall of sound. Atlantis doesn't disappoint with A journey out of your mind. Maybe not his best, but hell, it stands out from the rest. He knows his game. Sounds just good. Median project - third element is floating though space like the USS enterprise. Median = excellent fun. Cianendeon by Skarma shoots me back to my "normal trance" years. Lush pads and euphoric melodies. Sweet. But this is fucking goa! Way better than any so-called trance nowadays. Go Skarma! Fiery Dawn pushed back the throttle with his Vibrating universe. Well done, trancy, very laid back intermezzo. Nothing crazy. It's hard to be among other goa monsters. Same for Zopmanika. While it's a maniacal track, I heard better things on Terraformer. Still ok though. The majestic intro of Raving Universe's Ascension grabs you right by the balls. Add a fierce kick and this is a belter! Climax after climax this is crazy shit! So good. So freaking good. It's spinning in orbit around Saturn at ludicrous speed. :p Gaura Nitay by Psy-H is unadulterated goa trance. Raw, aggressive, and without remorse. Nothing beats a good Centavra track. Journey To Another World is lovely. Warm acid bubbles, smooth synths and a rolling bassline. What more do you want?? Climaxes? Check! Centavra's tracks excel in warmth and deepness. 9m19 minutes. Too short. :D Buddy Atlantis is back with his last track Space Mantra on the comp. And he doesn't give in on quality. This is top notch production, a goa trance showcase. I feel an album arising!! Acid style is in the house with Cosmic Dimensions remix of MWNN Possessed. Man, again this comp goes on like a train. No mercy. What an energising and electrifying track. A nitzho kick drives the Mindsphere track forward. This is a galaxy of trance. Stars shine and nebulas unfold. Such a beautiful track. Some chord changes add more lightness to the track. My hero Artifact303 is back with a crystal clear star shooting goa weapon. Gradually he adds layers and layers until a wealth of goa sounds hypnotises you. The man still got the touch. The last part is a collection of downtempo tracks. I haven't dived into this as well as I have with the uptempo part. Psy-H Krishna or Maya makes me think of the good old New Beat rage in Belgium. Slow hard beats. But now with lots of psychedelica. Katedra is present with his known machine-like industrial sounds. So good. The other tracks are very good as well and the disc is a well compiled set of chill tracks. Conclusion: Almost 5 (!!!) hours of the best goa trance there is right now. Should be an instant buy. Global Sect is on a roll.
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    The new modern style of producing/mixing is to make the kick very punchy/compressed. It's a tad too much for my taste although the 'big crowd' is into it I suppose. I wouldn't say the modern approach is by any means what I consider the best. I'd go for something a bit more open, dynamic and perhaps quiet. What I myself like a lot is the Swedish wave of early y2k (Atmos, Logic Bomb, Noma) that were mastered at Tom Puss Point Studios. Perfect Sound!
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    The new BOTFB album.... O(H)M fuckin G! Instant love
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    Found it a little bit repetitive in the beginning but after dozens of listenings it grew on me. A fantastic release which I like more than "9th" or "To Sirius". "Sacred Sands" is a gem and "Crossing Planet" a real dancefloor Killer. 8.5/10
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    Never realized it's a collaboration with Eat Static Nice one, I like the hypnotic style, somehow reminds me this:
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    Nothing much to add besides how I pretty much love most of the A.R.T.S label output.
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    Hellooo all psy-freaks all over the world!! Let me introduce about my label "NULLZONE" Since 2007, me and my team doing Suomisaundi (Finnish psy trance) parties, and releasing records in Japan. https://nullzone2007.bandcamp.com/ https://www.nullzone.info/ Here are bunch of very unique music from Finland. Hope that you'll give a try to listen and enjoy our stuffs! Thanks, Booooom DJ Semimaru, NULLZONE
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    Shadow of Intent is also great. More epic/melodic, but heavy enough to keep neck busy. I emerge alive Regurgitated as a slave to the tests of time I reject and do not rejoice my immortality For there is nothing left of this place Spawning unto desolation again In shadows I slumber until I am but dust Am I to live in nothingness? In death I live to dwell the days away in fathomless dismay Am I to roam forever gone? To roam forever gone? Festering memories of the past start to project Then wither away inducing insanity on my behalf We were led to believe the netherworld is of myth But it dwells within and its nature so abstract, yet so very real A most horrid fate Ghastly rotting grave Bloodshed and malice conjured the source of our decay We wasted away I am he who lives thrice begotten in bedlam against evanescent horizons How melancholy Time withers The sun extinguished And yet still, I remain The age of man passes My progress, struggles, and suffering a waste. The ether realm declares the world but a stage A coldly calculated transformation to the grave Onward we follow, herded as slaves Collectively lapsing into the land of flame Alas, the truth has been presented before my eyes I've been unbound from the shackles of faith No longer lead to believe there is hope beyond this world The rope starts to sway The voices died one by one as they called my name Wept until the body could no longer feel the pain And naught a thing to blame Trapped in a shell of excessive disdain Under the moonlight I yield For I am not enslaved, but one of many of those who kneel The reasons, the answers will follow me to the grave Under the moonlight I yield Venture beyond and prepare the final phase Now I look beyond the black eclipse The macrocosm of the divine The sullen moon pulls at my soul, a beckoning for relinquishment Like the tides under lunar influence The urge is relentless I venture beyond The voices died one by one as they called my name Wept until the body could no longer feel the pain And naught a thing to blame Trapped in a shell of excessive disdain Under the moonlight I yield For I am not enslaved, but one of many of those who kneel The veil beyond cries my name I have left behind all that I love, and all who commit My soul in the hands of destiny Briefly embracing the chill of Dimethyltryptamine A struggle for many is the end of the few A cancer that no mortal man can elude I hang in my sorrow with no dispute Just know I'm sorry, I swear to you
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    In case you're not following the Sky Technology activities, he already showcased some new material from the album live in Ukraine three weeks ago. Materials aren't mastered tho, but you can get the idea:
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    I'm not a huge fan of his first two albums either, they are a bit on the chaotic side. With daze the mixing got really really good and I think this one was a few years after daze, so he was a bit experimental with this release but I think he nailed it. Then with lost in the wild the chaos came back again unfortunately, but lost is still great not just as good as this or Daze
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    What an amazing track! I'm not a fan of Filteria, his other tracks I've heard sound too chaotic and harsh to me, but this one is very different. Really good melodies.
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    Time for a special longer track This time a mashup of my older Mellow Sonic tracks. I have used samples from Heliophysics, Particles, Blackout, Quantum Mechanics & Paradoxon. Hope you enjoy the Cosmic Sound Download free on my Soundcloud ;-)
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    one of his absolute finest works! up there with filter traces, easily. and i love how underrated it is i remember many shunning it when it came out. .. :p guess its too "trancy" and "cheesy" for some , but i adore those type of cheesy key changes if done in a sofisticated way. well done mr. filteria. i imagine i would go nuts over this track back in my e days of the early 00s
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    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. Bandcamp Discogs 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. Tracklist (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)
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    Wow what an album! Yes! And YES!!!! It's even better than when I heard it last several months ago (posted above). How the shit?! Finally someone new grasps what we love about Goa and totally reimagined some of the best elements. A LOT of them! This album is sooooooo good. I've rarely felt this way since writing reviews as a teenager. It's the ANSWER to what's been missing from a lot of Goa now days: HEART, FIRE, & SPIRIT. People put a ton of MIND into art, but not always spirit. Spirit is more expansive; you're in the zone, channeling fluidly, ever connected and yet free to intuit/engage at a mere desire or thought. You've expanded beyond this frequency of consciousness and in tune with something greater-- more expansive and in relation to your experience, more consciously aware. Your desire is your experience with other energy that desires to experience that too - 4th dimensional, 5th dimensional, etc (like attracts like faster with higher/lighter density so raising our vibration by evolving to the positive/Stay Whole, mindfulness, empathy, LOVE). I'm not saying the album is 5D, ha!, rather it tapped into something deeper and more expansive, probably 4th density is all I'm saying (which is inspired by the 5th ) God bless this album with awesomeness forever! It sounds like a wildly inventive Goa classic with new production values. I don't just love it. I'm in awe. Every track-- EVERY TRACK IS DOPE AS F$#K. How the?!.. Even Filteria often has ONE track I don't care for. Here I'm high on Goa fever. Just track 2... that dark, magnetic vibe in the first minute. Then that's matched and/or topped a hundred-plus times on the album. Listen to this on a good pair of ear buds or sound system. Every track isn't just strong IMO-- It has an infectious YES!!!!! PURE Goa sound. It's magnetic, mystical, magical. The album is beautifully designed. Rarely am I so hooked with every track back-to-back as I am here. At least I feel that way upon returning and listening to the album as one full story. Every track compliments the one before and after it. The artist understands visionary, imaginative concepts, development AND evolution. Not only that, he understands and respects the "art" of Goa Trance-- the storytelling, the spiritual/transdimensional (magical, higher vibrational) aspects. He clearly shares marbles (conscious aspects) with us and Goa similar to Peter Jackson's ability to intuit/guide-- become the cinematic vision for Lord of the Rings (trilogy). I'm impressed with the ambitious, elaborate, and beautiful work consistently throughout. The album delivers with intuitive sound/melody work, mixing, HEART+FIRE+SPIRIT imagination and direction. I hope the artist is [as] inspired to make a sequel. Go with whether you're inspired (heart+mind). This album is like kid-excitement all over again. It's fun and playful, yet edgy, traveling, and OUTSTANDING from start to finish. Eurythmia is one of the most definitive sounding Goa albums to date to define [PURE] New Old School Goa Trance. Seraph! Lemmiwinks! Mars! Joske! Where are the old-schoolers on these forums??! They have to hear this!!! DeathPosture?!! Antic604-- Thanks again for bringing people's awareness to this album along with the record label and artist for releasing/creating it. It's like a bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow. 5/5 ... 10/10 ... 100/100... tooooo infinity................. and beyond!!! A = A future classic
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    @Aspartic How is it that you and I have the exact same taste in Genre, like the exact same artists, but differ so much on the tracks we love? For me, your review of the first Celestial Intelligence track could be the description for Centevra's first track. I thought the first Alienapa tracks was average but the second amazing. Javi & Skooma inspired my entire first review as did Sykespico. The Celestial intelligence track I think is one of his best ever. Although, everything else I agree completely with. On another note i got pretty excited when I saw your full review, I've slowly (real slow) been writing the second track by track review that this compilation deserves glad someone has taken the weight of that off my shoulders.
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    What equipment did he use to play the set? E. Ok wow, super mix. I did not truly listen before what happy hooved horse was stomping inside Artha's "Theory of the Ghost" before (i have the CD)
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    Woha! Cool beans, holmes ^^ I'm pushing play now, rolling, and refusing to look at the tracklist before I listen!
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    Wow, what a fantastic box of Greg Hunter's music, on cd finally. =)) I love the artwork. Geonosis is one of the best downtempo albums ever. And then the new Bluetech - Liquid Geometries in Dub. LSD continues with their high quality releases.
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    I will always miss tracks like this: That's what I listened before I started with Goa and it's damn hard to hear this retro melodic fullon these days at festivals...
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    Artist: Blue Hue Title: The Mandala Effect Label: Plateau 5 Records Date: January 1, 2019 Tracklist:- 1. Hitting Bowls 2. Positivictricity 3. Cosmic Interference 4. Mind Modem 5. Methamoprh 6. Mandala Effect 7. Dropping Society Ah summer time, where the sun flows through cities like gold, when cool nights are spent dancing under the ruby leaves while drinking iced tea made by the deities and spinning in our summer trappings. Condensation of diamonds forming on the outside of our glasses in while we were still free from the constraints of existence. I remember it so clearly, a better time. I'm certain. The Mandala Effect I can't tell you why this wasn't released by a bigger label than little old Plateau 5. I can't tell you why I haven't heard people talking about Blue Hue. I can tell why that should change right this second. With incredibly well produced lower ends, Driving rhythms, fun melodies and pretty bloody ripper album artwork if I may say so, The Mandala Effect makes for a worthy listen. Hitting Bowls starts the album off in cool style. the tibetan singing bowl sounds sends pure DMT into your head as it fills the space left by the other layers of the song. The melody floating in for the second half creates great energy and allows us to cruise through track. Positivictricity, go on, be honest with yourself, try and say that in one go. Another cruisy track is filled with soft layers that float around your head while the kickdrums pushes the track to it's final message about just being positive dammit! Cosmic Conference, the cosmos, home to all conferences known to life. Any conference ever had will happen right here, in our cosmos. Super clubby atmospheres and rumbles take this track into hyperdrive. The low end is THICK and fills the track with just enough space for the light high notes to sparkle along. The main lead melody could have been given a bit more emphasis but I aint saying i didn't enjoy it. Mind Modem brings us another big track that really blasts off at that 3:40 point. I was drifting through the first half of the track just having a daze then that break came and brought back to dance land. As Simon Cunninghurst would say 'Pretty dope' Methamorph this must be science for 'Absolute aggressive madness'. My favourite of all the extra clubby tracks. Super hot, I know it's true, no Mandala Effect here, just solid memory of a solid song. The Mandala Effect A longer track suggests to me that blue Hue has more ideas that he is willing to work with. And right I am, the main melody is super cool. Still light, but infectious. Dropping Society is the kind of track that starts and makes you think that you know what sort of song you are going to get. But as soon as the other layers start to seep in you quickly become lost in it's funkiness. Mandala Effect is a very very nice piece of art. The amalgamation of styles and techniques works really well here, resulting in more progressive club type tracks while remaining exciting for their entirety. The melodies are all cool, if not occasionally quiet but that's just the style of the album. this will be my next purchase for sure. It would be great to see more work released from Blue Hue. https://plateau5.bandcamp.com/album/the-mandala-effect
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    Without any doubt one of the finest melodic Goa releases I've heard in a while. Whole CD is filled with great tracks and production quality is at the highest level! Highly recommended to anyone who like their Goa music spiced with dreamy melodies and floaty atmosphere! Congrats to all involved!
  28. 1 point
    Got my copy yesterday =) Will read it soon. Cleo Odzer's book is an interesting read. If you guys want something more spiritual and meditation thingy you can try One Night's Shelter: From Home To Homelessness by Yogavacara Rahula. Or just read Eight Finger Eddies book if you want the start of the Goa hippie stuff.
  29. 1 point
    I was going to wait till I listened to it 100 times, but after 20 times I think I'm getting the feel. This is one of the best goa trance I have ever heard. We already had a great share of good music and amazing artists, but Median is right up there. Shining. Where his album on Global Sect was also very good, Constellation has enormous depth, euphoric layers, and fantastic balanced frequencies. I'm very happy to hear that Sergey tuned down the snares and claps, which were very present in his previous work. I'm listening to parts of Constellation every day. In my bed, in the car, ... He manages to transform a whole idea into music. Only given to the most talented. Every track is a space journey. Every track puts a smile on your face. Very good review Tsotsi! Constellation deserves that. We will look back and confirm year after year that Constellation is a milestone in Goa history. I'm sure of that. Grab it while you can!
  30. 1 point
    A nearly three hour dive into the roots of Goa trance, focused on the years 1992-1994. Goa techno, early trance, or just Goa music; call it what you want, it still kicks. For this set, I tried to combine the more well-known names of the early days (Juno Reactor, Total Eclipse, Voodoo People) with the obscure and overlooked; I also used some less popular tracks by famous artists. I wonder if anyone can ID them all? Mixed on two turntables and two CDJs; you'll hear some fuckups here and there, mostly because I'm not good with vinyl. If you can get past that, it's a fairly epic journey IMO.
  31. 1 point
    Maybe a bit late, but still my two cents on the album: "Are you prepared to surge to sunlight speed?" Analog Visions, here it is, the first offering this year ripped from the old DAT tapes of some devoted collectors, and what a sweet piece of 90's candy it is. I'll be reviewing the digital order, because it's the complete one, and I'm used to it more. The album starts off with a live mix of Demention, and while the original is not fresh enough in my mind to compare, I enjoyed this rendition a lot. I love the percussion, the little touches with the hihats and the subtly building melodies. Most definitely a good opener. Then DAT treats us with a livemix of 'The Pyramid'. If you're as used as me to livemixes changing very little, just giving the tracks a little touchup if that, then this will take you on a surprisingly refreshing ride. Albeit slower than the original, the livemix still delivers power through it's significantly heavier kick/bass and kickass percussion - it's worth playing for that alone. The leads take you on a slowly evolving journey full of little trippy tweaks that convey a sense of disharmony and uncongruent perception, but still arrive at some nice melodic and hypnotic climaxes. Very nice track and I like more than the original, which while nice was never one of my absolute favorites Next Draeke opens the oven and hits us with some hot furnace wind. This livemix is exactly the touchup kind, but one still, that transforms the original in a significantly noticable way (not like the Green Room mixes lolol) With the more aggressive, distorted and acidic leads, this version takes the vibe in a slightly different direction, but is no less of a floorbuster. It's the heavy metal to the originals hard rock, and in this instance at least, I ever so slightly prefer heavy metal. A lot of people seem to dislike Quicksand, but to be honest I like it. I love the sense of dread and urgency the somewhat disrupted bassline evokes. Couple that with the disharmonic leads and you've got quite the alarming track. You can just sense the villain coming around the corner when this plays. Really reminiscent of Nervasystems 'Time Travel' album, which I happen to absolutely adore. The Conflict livemix, while not quite a completely new cut, got quite the touchup, and one that launched it from being amazing to being asymptotically close to perfection - as we know nothing can truly reach perfection. It has a somewhat longer intro, that qualifies it as an opener of a banging acid set, all of the vicious delicious acid of the original in an even more cutting and mad set of filters, a Ring-of-Fire-esque speech sample, providing that trademark Green Nuns silliness and comic relief and an awesome rework at about 8 minutes in, adding some new and awesome acid to launch the track over the finish line. All in all, this tracks limis is set to go against perfection. The Code S9 version is harder, faster, better and darker. It starts off in a darker place and the trademark morning melody takes a while to introduce itself. But the track escapes the tunnel at a running pace, and when it does step into the light, when that melody does introduce itself it's absolutely glorious. The climax melody just resonates with every moving bit of your soul and makes it absolutely impossible not to dance. One of my favorite Transwave tunes. The Vimana live mix is for me the only track I find a bit redundant. While still a good track in its own right, it doesn't hold a candle to neither the original nor the live in Athens mix. While it does have awesome sounddesign going for it, so does the Athens mix, and this Pleiadians version cuts out one of the most iconic melodic climaxes in the entire genre, where both the other versions get a clear head start over it, which they keep. Not to mention it sounds to my ears identical to the Pleiadians version on the I.F.O. live CD. So yeah, while still ten times better than the Dickster remix or any other shitty fullon remix, it's a bit of a miss for me. The Angelic Particles desk mix is another one where I don't get the bad rep. I'm a bit torn on it - but not because I don't like it musically, I do, I love the mysterious, melancholic and subtle vibe of it. I'm torn because it sits at 150 bpm and since I wouldn't play it without the intro, and I'm not sure about kicking off sth. at 150 bpm, I don't know if it will get played over the original, which has more power to boast. But, as I said, musically I like it And as the last track fades in, it starts you on some funk right off the bat. And then the acid hits you... And then it just keeps getting better and better and better. The Insomnie live mix is IT. It changes the original and takes it in a completely new direction, to another dimension not visible from the plane of the orignal. It breaks the limis and actually reaches perfection. It is the absolute rock-n-roll masterpiece of Goatrance, a lot of it even sounds like a guitar solo. It's just flawless; so rocking, energetic and joyfull, without a trace of melancholy and sadness. My new favorite cut of Jaia. Thanks Draeke for making this available to hear outside his livesets. Overall, this CD/album is definitely worth it and, with all the other sweet releases coming, kicks off 2019 to be a great year for our niche within a niche within a niche. Favorite tracks: Insomnie, Conflict, Code S9, Pyramid Least favorite: Only Vimana, and only because it feels redundant P.S. This is my first review and I don't really like to give hard ratings like 7/10 or 5/7, but I would definitely recommend anyone who likes mad acid psychedelia to get this one.
  32. 1 point
    OP's question was about technical side, so there's no thing like "oveproduced and bland". In case of IM I also think all this flashy techniques are there not to make impression, but to really help tell the story better and in more tangible way - listen to Milosh from last album for example: the main motiff is incredibly emotional, but its impact is doubled (or tripled) by the way it's delivered. Technical prowess for IM is just a tool, whereas for a lot of other artists it's where their knowledge ends: they'll obsess about kick or bass sound (I read today a post from guy layering 7 kicks on top of eachother and still not getting it "right"...) writing pristinely sounding ...crap. We may not like IM's output especially because for years it's not goa/psytrance anymore, but objectively their music has a lot of soul, magic and individuality and immaculate production only helps fleshing that out.
  33. 1 point
    funny, that not one artist is named more than once! so even the more technical side of the game is subjective. for me the best produced psy is loud - if you consider it psytrance.
  34. 1 point
    Technically speaking, nothing beats Infected Mushroom - their control over all aspects of the sound is unmatched; it's like they can somehow precisely shape every frequency, every noise, every effect. To me - and I know thing or two about the technical side - they're like Neo from the end of original Matrix, bending the sound to their will. What they do with this technical prowess is a different thing, though (although I really like their latest album).
  35. 1 point
    as much as i don't like them would have to be anything from infected mushroom
  36. 1 point
    I listened to the Prana albums recently and I also prefer this over Geomantik, where the remixed tracks are not as good as the original ones imo (apart from the GNOTR rmx). I agree, all tracks are good here, very good/creative/unique album. Most of the tracks had been previously released in 1994/1995, so this album sounds older than its contemporaries I guess. Anyway, good music is good music. Today it's all about production, crystal clear sound, overcompression, "suitable for the dance floor at the festival" and so on. F*ck that, I want good music above all!
  37. 1 point
    Artist: Deedrah Title: Self Oscillation Label: Distance Date: September, 1997 1. Self Oscillation 2. Blissful Blonde 3. Essential 4. Japonicus Delphinus 5. The Wizard Demo 6. Christiana High Life 7. Funkybootik 8. Alien Dick 9. Warheads 10. Lion Blue? "Let me take you on a trip." This is the debut album from Frédéric Holyszewski aka, Dado. I found this an interesting album. There are several genres represented here and I liked how he mixed it up oftentimes in the same track. The big beat in Blissful Blonde thunders underneath stuttering chopped up strings. I wish the strings in the short Essential had a more prominent role, but the rolling goa line fills the need nicely. The acid lines in Japonicus are tasty indeed and while I used to like the awkwardness of The Wizard Demo now it's just collective noise. I'm guessing Christiana High Life is a nod towards the Danish "Freetown" where you can sell and buy weed legally. There are some nice goa leads, but also a cheesy commercial melody in there as well. Still liked it. Think of it as peeing in his neighbors pool. Funkybootik. I just wanted to write that again. Welcome to gangster goa! Dusting of the 808 and the 303 he gets things hopping. Hmmm...808+303= 1111. Yep, binary tells me it's definitely on. If goa could have a darkpsy it would be Alien Dick. By the time he gets to War Head I think he was just f*cking around and said that sounds good. Lion Blue is the closer and while it has an ominous sound with a thumping beat and dark searching alien elements, there isn't a whole lot going on. But again, in the right mood, it's easy to like. Reading some of the earlier reviews, man there was some hate thrown at this. I never understood how people can get so upset at music. If you don't like it, don't listen. I do it so that I may educate and entertain. This isn't an essential piece of goa history, but there are some good tracks here that refuse to be pigeon-holed into one type of goa. 1997 was apparently a very creative time for goa trance and experimentation. And that's what he's got going for him with Self Oscillation. It's fun and obviously doesn't take itself too seriously. Mdk
  38. 1 point
    BAMBOO JUNGLE FESTIVAL 2010 竹林音乐节2010 时间: 2010年5月21,22, 23日 FRI,21 MAY 2010---SUN,23 MAY 2010 DJs: KEI FUJISHIRO (SONIC DRAGON REC/MAGNETICFIELDS/JP) KOUJI (ALBERT25/JP) YUKI (SPIRITUAL WALKER/JP) MEZAK (PSYMEALS PRODUCTION/TW) VONE (MANIC DRAGON/PSYONIC BOOM/HK) PANDALYN (PSYONIC BOOM/HK) GANLAN(FR) DJ PSYDABLE(IT) Michael(GoaProductions/China) Gotama (GoaProductions/Belgium) Pete (GoaProductions/UK) Microram(GoaProductions/IL) Donmy(China) Nelson(China) Harry H(China) Shai(UK) Parker F(China) 33 45 Underground Disco Project & White Rabbit Club (BeiJing) DJs: Yang Bing & Thomas & YangQing 地点: 中国重庆市北碚区缙云山白云村 BAIYUN Village,JINYUN Mountain,Beibei District Chongqing China 门票: 100RMB 联络: +86 13883556355 +86 023 63036940 E-mail: voxsanyo@live.cn 交通: 1:免费大巴,出发时间为5月21日下午2点,集合地点:西西公园吧(重庆市渝中区临江门魁星楼书城楼顶广场) 2:自驾车线路:渝合高速路缙云山出口下高速公路,15分钟即到。 3:公交车:解放碑、南坪、杨家坪均有公共汽车到北碚,到北碚后在地下商场车站换乘至缙云山的旅游专线客车,从8:30到17:30每隔1小时一班。 4:自机场至缙云山:机场大巴--上清寺(嘉陵江大桥北桥头);请问一下路,再乘坐开往北碚的高速大巴(10元),终 点站下车;在北碚地下商场出口乘坐往缙云山中巴车(17:30点收班) 5:火车站重庆站(即重庆老的火车站,也叫菜园坝火车站):出站后询问民警指路到汽车站乘坐开往北碚的高速大巴,终点站下车,然后同上。 6:火车站重庆北站(即重庆新建的火车站,也叫龙头寺火车站):出站后询问民警指路到汽车站乘坐开往北碚的高速大巴,终点站下车,然后同上。 食宿: 现场附近有大量小旅店,将为你提供三餐加一天住宿60元/人或 一天住宿30元/人。 相关链接: 主办方: http://www.douban.com/host/cicipark/ BAMBOO JUNGLE 2009 Gallary http://www.douban.com/host/cicipark/album/21033958/ >> http://www.goatrance.de/goabase/party/details/52784
  39. 1 point
    This is a perfect example of having to listen to a CD multiple times until you finally "get it." When I first heard it, it was after I heard Geomantik and I thought that Cyclone sounded thin in comparison and consequently struggled getting through it. Numerous times. Until tonight. This is very good Goa trance and now I think it's better than Geomantik. While Alien Pets for me is the best Prana effort, this album has worked its way into my goa rotation.
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