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    Name one? Ok, goa gil. More recently? I can name a couple actually that I would go see strictly cause I know they are good at what they do. Just in my hometown back in the 00s I knew a dozen djs that I would avoid and about 4-5 that I favored. And the good djs where praised and properly appreciated As far as them not being as popular or widely known as the artists speaks for itself.
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    @Manuser thank you so much for your review! It's great to know how people experience my music. I would describe most of the tracks in a very similar way. On others you suprise me with angles I've never thought about before Again thank you for the time you took listening to the music and writing the review. Boom!
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    Artist: Xamanist Album: Out of Time Label: SY Records Artwork: Peter Paxx Release date: September 16th 2019 Samples: Out of Time samples Buy it here: Out of Time on Beatport I have the pleasure and the excitement to announce that my third album "Out of Time" is out now, released by SY Records on Beatport! 3 years of work and inspiration concluded into 9 diverse tracks that navigate to, from and between the realms of goa, psychedelic and progressive trance. In every track I experimented something diferent: diverse approaches, sounds and structures. On some of them I consciously intended to target a more oldschool goa aesthetic, on others I let the stories translate into a more modern sound, without any rule other than personal taste and enjoyment. I hope the thrill that envolved this album's making passes through the music to you in a joyfull way! As always I welcome any feedback and I thank the time you dedicate to listen to my music. Enjoy
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    Here's my 2c: Psychedelic trance music is, within a track, often a journey. The very aesthetic is that the tracks are usually 7+ minutes long following a certain philosophy of drama. It is thought/expected that the tracks end with a bang. No self respecting DJ would mix out the track before the best part, that's obvious no? We pretty much have a genre where technical "grandeur" is hard to show in your sets as there are such big gaps between the tracks. I won't go into detail, but techno and house music, widdem big starz, have more "use the tracks as tools" philosophy and it's just bound to be that in these genres you've got a bit more of that DJ charisma. The point of the story: Within psytrance genre I think almost anyone can become a good DJ! Really why not? With the modern day technology you don't even have to care about the beat matching anymore. Really this "hobby" is for whoever so wishes. There are more DJs wanting to play than there are organizers lol... Becoming a great producer though... if going a bit beyond great production quality and talking in terms of musicality - some will never achieve this. Like me! I can tell you I've tried. xD
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    Title: Astronauts In Space Artist: VA Label: Global Sect Date: September 9, 2019 1. Rayavarna - Countdown To Ascension: 2. JIS - Mercury 3. Median Project - Venus 4. Ypsilon 5 - Terra Firma 5. Skarma - Mars 6. Mindsphere - Spectacular Purity 7. Triquetra - Chronos 8. Tomocomo - Warp To Uranus 9. Ephedra - Saturn 10. Proxeeus - Pluto 1. Countdown To Ascension - A proper stormer that starts this comp off in a very positive direction. A seriously enjoyable melody and fantastic premise maintained all the way to the end. I couldn't imagine a crowd that wouldn't get their socks off to this track. 2. Mercury - A faster pace and low roars help you continue your way around our suns closest planet. Carrying you on lovely waves of sonic wonder & melodies of ecstatic apprehension ,JIS travels us around the extremes of our star and the light shines bright and wonderful. 3. Venus - At first I wasn't captivated. I think I was expecting Constellations and got In The Depth Of Space That's the thing about releasing an extraordinary album. But there was nothing I didn't enjoy about Depths Of Space And hardly I think I don't mind about this track. Some of the moments might have went for a few phases too long not allowing the final act to gain real momentum and release. But once the final act does come, it hardly matters what comes before. 4. Terra Firma - Despite my love for the other artists on the album Ypsilon 5's track was the one that I was most interested in. Paranormal is one of my all time tracks, there is never a moment where I don't want to listen to it. Well Terra Firma has undoubtedly been created on a modern strain of inspiration, but Ypsilon 5's sound and style hasn't been lost an iota. At times floaty, exciting and bouncy. That final act is a real treat too, an obvious master at his craft and a favourite from the comp. 5. Mars - First listen I was definitely into it straight away, since then I have only enjoyed it more even thinking that it's one of the stand outs from the compilation. The way the layers intersect and meld together to wrap the track into webs of enjoyment is testament to the Skill we get so often from Skarma. There'll be an album one day yea? 6. Spectacular Purity - It's not the Mindsphere style I have listened to on other comps, this makes it all the more thrilling, in fact it's like every track I here from Ali is unique and thrilling. The second listen I was definitely more into it and now I think it's one of the stand out display of Mindspheres talent 7. Chronos - I have a rule, if you're gonna call a track Chronos, then smash that shit. In my car where I listen to most my music now days I didn't think they had quite done it, felt like random parts thrown in without a connecting flow. On a proper set up this track comes to life. The moments all subtly connect while the energy gets thrown at you over and over after psychedelic breaks flip your brain. 8. Warp To Uranus - I'm not going to pretend like it's not brave to put a track with 'Uranus' in the title on the internet. What does have that got to do with the track however? Hardly much. The song starts with a cool premise that cruises along with bongos until about the 2:50 mark where it begins to take off. Despite the smooth rhythms it doesn't hit the excitement sweet spot. 9. Saturn - Ephedra's name is always nice to see come up. Like Imba you know you're going to get something at the very least enjoyable, and at the most a standout performance. In this instance its a standout performance. The Huge climax and ethereal undertones work wonders on the ears, 10. Pluto - When Proxeeus goes big he really nails it. A perfect example of that here, like Me, Myself and a Gnop-keh Pluto, blasts ahead with a track that starts sounding more galactic than we normally get from our Lovecraftian thaumaturge. That pretence disappears as the leads storm in creating melodies spinning through mind altering psychedelia. A favourite from the artist and the compilation. Overall it doesn't feel like Global Sect's strongest release. On closer inspection it's hard to see why. All the tracks are there, many are amazing and Global Sect offer some styles that we aren't used to hearing from them. I suppose Terraformer was a gargantuan step in the promotion of galactic goa and despite the good tracks this doesn't feel as incredible overall. Perhaps it's unfair to benchmark against Terraformer, after all I am much happier with this album in my life than not. It's great to see Ypsilon 5 back in the game producing high quality music, Skarma sparkled bright, Ephedra & Proxeeus both deliver standing ovations and arm flailings, Rayavarna & JIS bring melody and funk to the table. So yea, I do recommend checking it out. An album that is certainly going to age well and get better with time. Awesome Album artwork. Looking at the labels releases in succession offers a nice panel of colours. https://globalsect.bandcamp.com/album/va-astronauts-in-the-solar-system
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    1. singularity: Talking about beautiful intro's. From the sounds of things i'm not even going to have to wait for track five. Singularity is dreamy, clear & tranquil, right until the lines hit and it turns into a funk monster. The songs shifts from these moments giving us fun twists and cool rhythms along with a surprise or two and some sounds that will lift you to the beyond. 2. In the Company of Giants: Hits like a sure to be banger right from the first drop, confident and well timed all the way throughout. Yerg is correcto, this track is a melting pot shimmering joy. Joy that is mixed into a driving beat and an outro that takes me past whale noises before i know it. 3. Universal Language: Easy to tell that this track is going to be enjoyable by this point. The twisted vocals into the drop snap my brain as I try to make sense of it &, the twists don't stop there; this song takes me back to the stuff that made me fall in love with Psytrance those few years ago; Maybe it was a Protonica song on the dancefloor. Made for the clubs and the warm Australian Doof night before the cold settles in. 4. G.ai.a: Another dreamy sequence kicks us off into Tranceland. I get to learn a little bit about future G.ai.a as well is finally figure out while ti spelt that way. Sometimes you don't figure things out right away, you need to be guided. Shadow Chronicles helps me out all the way while soaring me through the sonar waves of a searing lead. 5. Indigo Sequence: Oh, This is what was meant by the most beautiful intro. If that got extended into a 21 minute sequence I wouldn't have minded. That is before I hear the rest of the track and become just as enthralled to be hearing it. From beautiful to rippa Indogo Sequence checks the boxes. 6. Everything is Everything: I stretched and sms'd through the start of this track and swung through both activities before being forced to put my goddamn phone down to get into this song. The most melodic and glorious track so far. Taking Tsotsi atleast, on a one way journey through ecstasy. 7. Arcadia: Whatever I have said so far can only be amplified for my description of this track. 8.Vertical Mode - Inside of Your Head(Shadow Chronicles Remix): The last break and final drop at the 5:45 mark is what captivates me the most in this song an instant snap out of the trancey lull the track lures you into. 9. Jungle Rocket: Gabor should really consider a pure ambient monica as that intro brings you into the next tracks bassline and beat like a fog wifting through your cave, you fucken cavemen. Just yankin ya chain, flipping your crepes, stuffing your rice paper rolls. Jungle Rocket is bang on what you want it to be wrapped up in a bit of exciting music. In fact it encapsulates energy and zings you with you it. 10. Moments of Clarity: A final banger that could have led into another trance stormer but comes in with a badass breakbeat romper instead. Is that a-minor? Just fizzing ya soda, I don''t know about all that, but I know that Moments of Clarity contains moments of magic, moments of calm, and moments of the most funk-doobiest-trance rhythms. What an outro.
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    Label: Future Music Records Country: Denmark Released: 13 Sep 2019 Style: Psy-Trance, Progressive Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Singularity 08:33 2. In the Company of Giants 06:55 3. Universal Language 07:30 4. G.ai.a 07:41 5. Indigo Sequence 07:42 6. Everything Is Everything 08:34 7. Arcadia 08:21 8. Vertical Mode - Inside Your Head (Shadow Chronicles remix) 07:29 9. Jungle Rocket 08:00 10. Moments of Clarity 06:48 You're probably wondering why I put the "protoculture" tag in the topic title, well that's because Shadow Chronicles is an alias of Protoculture (aka Nate Raubenheimer). This is his first album as Shadow Chronicles and it's darn good. TOP 3 5.Indigo Sequence 07:42 Here is the contender for the most beautiful intro to any track ever. It's so pretty that I almost can't believe it. That's what trance should be. The rest of the track will never leave you wondering why Nate is one of the most talented psytrance producers on the planet. It's a magnificent track, and probably the best one on the album. 9. Jungle Rocket 08:00 I love these kinds of slow burning yet steady tracks that just keep growing and growing on you. Jungle Rocket is a track like that, I just want to listen to it over and over again. In the end it starts to remind me of Electric Universe, one of my favorite psytrance acts. It does get slightly more aggressive by the end, which isn't bad at all. 10. Moments of Clarity 06:48 A chill-out moment. It's also quite upbeat, and dramatical at times, but never too much. In several parts Nate goes playing with rhythms and vocal chops in a very inspiring way. However, I did feel that it wants to be something like Shpongle, maybe? But who doesn't want to be Shpongle, right? Regardless, it's a perfectly fine end to the album, and I'm happy to listen to it any time of the day. Honorable mentions 2. In the Company of Giants 06:55 I wish this was the opening track of the album, as it really does the job much better than the actual first track Singularity IMO. In any case, the second half of this trck is so well done with the melody introduction, the vocal samples, and then the rhythm part - everything melts into a shimmering joy state. 6. Everything Is Everything 08:34 One could say that this is a typical combo of psy-prog, but we all know too well that Nate never makes typically typical tracks, and even if you could categorize them as such, then they still would be a head above any other typically progressive productions. 8. Vertical Mode - Inside Your Head (Shadow Chronicles remix) 07:29 I am not familiar with the original track, but if an artist includes a remix of theirs into a solo album, it means only one thing - that it's really worth it. And honestly, this remix is fantastic. An excellent piece of full-on psytrance. Rating: 4.5/5
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    I got to spit my mind here. I loved the first album "Initiation". I did not think as much of "7". I think this new album "Out of Time" is better than both of them! IMO When will the "Out of Time" LP be released on your personal Bandcamp page? http://xamanist.bandcamp.com E. I listened to "7" again in full. It's great! ; ) Long live Xamanist
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    Interesting topic, it is true that, to become a respected international dj, producing is more or less a must. There are very few exceptions, and I think I am one of those few (another name that pops up in my mind is Boom Shankar of BMSS?). For some reason I made it to Boom, Psyfi, ZNA,... without creating 1 track (because of no time, I still think I will do it one day ). I always wondered why me, and no others, and the only logical conclusion I had is: that I kept playing pure goa, not being stuck in a timeframe. Suntrip helped as well of course, but in the beginning it was too unknown and I already played internationally. So I agree that dj's in the psy-trance scene are far less important as producers. Its a shame really, as djs still have the possibility to play 1000 times more music as any producer, and thus, create a real journey. But well, its the way it is. One day it will change again I guess, maybe one day djs will get the respect as in the techno scene, would be awesome In Belgium Charlotte De Witte or whatever get 10.000 people, while the producers that make the music for her... 50? :p
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    i thought we wanted not to get into that topic. tbh i don't care if it's mixed live or in the studio. if it sounds good it's good i agree. fullon and esp. progressive are a lot easier to mix than goa trance (newschool goa often is most of the time even worse than oldschool. on my own adventures with virtual dj i can make an halfway ok (djing is not my speciality) oldschool set but i've never been able to make a smooth transition both to and from a filteria track). so the reasons are not valid anymore for most subgenres but the tradition of not focusing on good mixing continues. of course the flow should be there, but that can also be achieved without fancy or perfectly seamless transition but also with a good track selection. and i don't give a fuck about unreleaseds. i want good music, not necessarily music that no one has heard before. there is so much psy released these days that it's a rare and pleasant occurrance when i actually know the track played in a set. and i do try to keep up with new music from different subgenres.
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    Merr0w - Odysseus (Global Sect Music, 2019) Pre-order digital + CDs + merch: https://globalsect.bandcamp.com/album/merrow-odysseus In the cold and immense depths of the underwater Kingdom, live mermaids, who possess mystical power enclosed in magical tridents. Giant predatory octopuses and hostile forces obey their magical will, which allows them to maintain a delicate balance and protect ocean life. We are pleased to present to you the second album from the legendary master of the deep sea and mystical goa trance, French musician Brice Fruyt. The style of the musician is absolutely unique and includes elements of the old school, with stunning acid synthesizer parts, psychedelic effects and harmonious melody. You will embark on an amazing adventure through the immense depths of the sea, full of unknown secrets and mysterious mystical creatures. Tracklist: 1 - Lost in the Triangle 2 - Lunar Tides 3 - Odysseus 4 - Trippy Jellyfish 5 - Their Own Light 6 - Sea Wolf Howling 7 - Fractal Octopus 8 - Last Breath On Seashore Label: Global Sect Cover Art: Andrei Verner Mastering: 4CN-Studios Ocean Power: Merr0w
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    That psychedelic beast conversation on page 2 for sure went on a strange ride. Lambada, the forbidden dance.
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    1980: Mothers heartbeat Pop, & Rock Vinyls, David Bowie (80s pop rule, Sledgehammer, Genesis ..) Inland season concert tour with country band at age of 4. Lots of dancing. My parents was travelling along with the band, friends, so I was not in the band or on stage. Michael Jackson Chart music, hoping to find that 1 or 2 track that's good and not sickening over time,.on Top 20 kinda music compilations, in parents shelf or presents recieved. Music-listening like for many has always been a big part of life. When at parents friends places you would find me in the cd shelf checking out all the music and wondering what pink floyd was and putting on headphones. Sucky life has also ment that its been nice to escape to music and its physical release, no doubt Dance music and finding personal gems, like The Prodigy, .. For the heart fun Dj BoBo - Love Is All Around is timeless nice, It's a Rainy Day, 2Unlimited was almost interesting but my Dance days and chart search where pretty much numbered.. Realizing how sickening a lot of the music felt.. Being gravitated to serious music, figured Def Leppard was cool but was really dissapointed to find out how soft the music of Iron Maiden was compared to the badass coverart. Alot of checking out artworks compared to music Stealing music magazine CDs with dark alternative electronic industrial music, also experimental stuff .. Dune albums and the music channel Viva happened .. Tried Thunderdome shit at the age of 15 because of a friend but listened for a month and never again. Had a step-brother who introduced me to stuff like Primus, Body Count, White Zombie, Green Jello, The Crow OST .. Music from PlayStation games and Demo's from Magazines was facinating, and WipeOut impressed OSTs was early on a facination but in the new numetal age (before it had a overcompressed emo thickening/watered out too much made it all bland.. reminds me of some darkpsy / forest evolution, which is a Psytrance style I really love). I will never forget the Mortal Kombat movie OST (1995/6) with my first Goatrance encounter, well, i didnt know it then. Juno Reactor, and Traci Lords. Got a dig on Fear Factory going and Clawfinger, Marilyn Manson, KoRn... <Darkpsy :b I would often check out credits from tv etc to find a song on it. I found Fluke early on because of the blond hot Nikita tv series I was introduced by ravers at school to Tiesto, Magik, Hyperstate Events (with Astral Projection incl.) was a thing in Norway, I never went. Trance was huge in Norway. Tiesto - Theme From Norefjell. I was also shown by my stepsisters (some years later she died of a heroin O.D) friend a Goatrance VA. Remember Elysium / Youth - Devils Circus on it. Goahead was it? Beautiful artwork though. Didnt like the trance, into metal as i was it was enough for me liking some quality Eurotrance (Forbidden Paradise) after a childhood in Dance VAs, and honestly i didnt get it - the Goatrance as it sounded thin and boring, even empty. I by this time still did not do or try any drugs. Not even tobacco or hash. Just moonshine/alchohol. Altough I did do xtc once given to me when I was 17 at a Veracocha (Cart Blanche) live rave in another village where I went home with a girl that I thought where hot (nothing happened, but we walked to her place from the party because she was home alone, which took a few hours of walking and we had a lot to speak about, and we fell alseep with clothes on in her bed. We became gf-bf but she dumped me on phone a week later, which sucked, i think i can still feel that heartbreak pain). Marilyn Manson was my fav. artist. The Prodigy.. A older neigbour made music on FastTracker II, and wanted to teach me. He had MWNN, and Massive Attack. Computer nerd only. But he liked Goa because it was advanced, intelligent. He respected the music. That made an impression. I'm 17/18 years old here. Left home. Found TooL. 1999/2000. A year later I did Mushrooms! (we had a kilo top quality dried mex) and listened to Infected Mushroom DL from Napster, both elements never tried/heard before A month later or earlier I did a microdot and "for the first time" listened to Goateance and I got it. Wonderful!! Had so much fun. Even tried Salvia Divinorum. and experiencing that music to Salvia was pointless, unlike other substanses. What can I say, MM, Slipknot, whatnot- worked with speed. X with i.e. Chicane - Behind The Sun.. What life period. Supert:)(: I like all sorts of music - but Psytrance has stuck the longest with me. . I dont pause to listen to psytrance. I pause to listen to other music Anti- racist, bs, political punkrapmetal band from Sweden/Norway. Album was a big thing to me. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0xXGZWysIya8KagiQtKbSne6hJ4Fo5-P
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    yes yes, I hope that was clear
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    Just got a copy of this: Looks pretty damn interesting. Don't know when I'll find time to read it though.
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    I'm pretty sure the answer will be no unfortunately, although that would be awesome. So here's hoping
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