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  1. best health much modern so good
    4 points
  2. Here we go again, it's the second Mycken compilation, with artists not from Uppsala Sweden, but with a dirty psychedelic punk sound. Sick, unique, underground. Not your average fart forest darkpsy full-on sightrance. This is the real deal. Listen at your own risk. https://schlabbaduerst.bandcamp.com/
    4 points
  3. Ravers Of The 90s ॐ The 1st Rave Parties In Greece - YouTube
    3 points
  4. Well, since you keep posting this on every youtube video about the sound (and more than once), I think I need to answer you (for the second time)... You seem to have taken it very personal for some reason? Either way: 1. There are 2 sounds (YES 2!) that are "software-based" in the entire Filternaut track. One is the lower fundaments (bas) of the kick and one lead sound (out of 7-8 lead layers). The kick is blended together with a Linndrum kick (yes a real Linndrum from 80's) to give the kick another character than the usual kick you heard in 1000000 releases (and also because I love the 80s vibes). So it's obivously something else you are disliking and NOT a "software" issue. As for the production: having spent 2 years at home without a party (same as the rest of the world) my mood was a bit more layback and so was the mix.. If you want more in your face Filteria production then come see me play. Every track from this album is mixed/remixed differently and its more like the previous stuff in the mixing. To conclude: if you don't like it, that's fine but get your facts straight. And cheers for the support until Daze or Lost in the wild or wherever you draw the line
    3 points
  5. I signed up to psynews back in 2001 and this dude was making noises about psytrance back then how it wasn't coool etc etc, mainly because he wasn't being booked for gigs etc. Still trying hard to sound relevant but as we say in English sometimes He wants to be shit hot but is a coldfart warmed up. See ya.
    3 points
  6. Mad Tribe - Amazing tales from Outer Space on vinyl Pre-order is available on the website Diggers Factory, Estimated delivery date - January 2023 https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/242661/mad-tribe-amazing-tales-from-outer-space-album
    3 points
  7. Motherfuckin' Neogoa Recs is back. You have no idea how happy this makes me.
    3 points
  8. This Friday, March 4, the pre-order of Principles of Flight - Night Time Lullabies will begin. "Two editions will be available, Limited 'Gloopy' Edition, transparent blue with white splatter, 101 copies hand numbered 180g double vinyl and Black 180g version in 202 copies, both housed in deluxe gatefold sleeves. Pre-order will be up the coming friday, march 4th, 09:00 CET here on bandcamp and on NebulosaRecords.com. "
    3 points
  9. Here are the other reviews (taken from the promo section). I dont want them to get lost as I still believe in the value of review! Paul Eye: A no-nonsense, shining beacon of light in a sea of overproduced polished modern goa trance. This one goes right back to the roots while not sounding outdated at all. It does have a few annoyances (particularly that vocal in "Into Heaven" that also appears in a far better context on Banco de Gaia's album "You Are Here") but overall it does its job at sounding like "proper goa trance" (yes, I know that's a bit of a silly term to use) far better than most albums out there. There aren't may *trance albums I bother listening to anymore these days. This is not one of them. Scenery: What to say someone for milestones like this, gratitude & grateful for listening something like this that it seems totally like the absolute sequel to the cornerstone 'Twin Sharkfins' after almost 25 years... Blissful feelings... vv303: I don’t usually comment here because I don’t want to create disturbance plus it weighs on me putting anything on the internet at all. Bob Dylan said everything he created is a curse because it haunts him and follows him around. I think that’s also why Filipe Santos puts music up and then takes it down on bandcamp. I feel that way too so I try not to say much But I just wanted to say that the first time I heard this I was utterly blown away by this all-time classic. As I’m listening I’m thinking this is up there with the all time great goa trance albums from Etnica, The Infinity Project, and Pleiadeans. The last Battle Buddhas album from suntrip was very good, this is an utter masterpiece. I listened a second time and still had the same feeling Ive heard just about everything relevant (not bragging) since the 90s, and I would say it’s at least top 5 all time. I know some others here have heard a lot more than me but usually anything very good finds its way up and you hear it so I doubt I’ve missed anything outside previously unreleased stuff like Tranquence or Psylent Buddhi that comes out I think it was great idea to add Pitchbend also to this since every other track also is an all time great classic From Nothing stands out and maybe the top track on this but all the other tracks are just as good Maybe I’m in the heat of the moment but at times I’m thinking to myself, “I’ve been listening to goa since the 90s, and quite possibly this is the best album I’ve ever heard” So anyway, I know very little about the technical aspects of making goa or music theory. I did fiddle recently with caustic and cubasis making goa but I don’t think I have that type of natural expertise to be able to make it or understand it very well This is why I don’t really comment much. I used to live at a Buddhist monastery and I have studied and practiced Buddhism, and I can do that, but (sadly) I doubt I could ever understand the technical aspects of making music to comment intelligently on it, or make music I don’t know if this makes everyone cringe or if they like the feedback but I thought I’d put it out there anyway. I usually see most music (that isn’t terrible) as “all good” in its own unique way and obviously each person has their own preferences Now off to worry about what type of impact or disturbance posting this makes on people or on goa
    3 points
  10. OUT NOW! Grab it here: https://moonbeasts.bandcamp.com/track/sarkolepsie "Brace yourselves ! The Beasts are back, and they mean business with this hi-octane, fast paced goa trance track. Melodies ? Check. Acid ? Check. Groovy rhythms? Check n' check. Former french president Nicolas Sarkozy ? FLIPPIN' CHECK ! There are no brakes on that psychedelic train ! Choo-choo !" Sample: Release date: 21/12/21 Artwork by: Pieter Pan Mastering by: Cassio Centurion
    3 points
  11. The paradox of having a label for over 15 years. Or you change styles (like with Carpe Noctem) => they are not faithful to their mission, its not real goa, its too different Or you release goa => same old, its not different.
    3 points
  12. Afgin did something not many were able to do the last years. Make something new and fresh. Try a different take on goa trance. I'm so in love with the wide open euphoric pads and melodies. Most tracks begin with a steady goa beat, some laser sounds and then bom! Afgin rips open the dark sky above you to unload rays of sunshine and blue sky upon you. Don't be afraid of overeuphoric soundscapes. Embrace them. There is a soft touch in any of us. Afgin manages to embrace the euphoria with true modern goa laser sounds. This album took me by surprise. It will be on repeat till the rest of the year 2021. Hail Afgin!! Hell yeah!
    3 points
  13. i like Afgin (some of his stuff anyway, like Shine on, my fav) but this album seem to be mixed a bit strangely. I am also lacking alot of depth and bottom end (and pretty non-existant basslines)with fairly loud hihat (and highs overall) sections all around. Im wondering if his studio maybe have some issues or if he is going deaf for the higher spectrum - both very plausible explanations as we loose high def once we age. if you can hear 17k+ pure sines consider yourself lucky and he might be using a subwoofer that gives him extra bass and fools him? not sure since these are all rookie mistakes, doubtful anyone making music for so long would make. but it should have been quality controlled at least at the mastering/release stage. just comparing to Shine on which is much older, in fact its damn near old school at this point - over 10 years. It sounds much better to me. Tbh much of the newer stuff coming out now has similar problems. Thin and without depth, but loud hihats.. Shine on too has a bit too loud hihats for my taste but this album was something else, mix wise.. sounds very "software" and lacks ALOT of depth and character to the sound. Flat is a great word for this. This is a sad evolution as it seem to be going in the wrong direction.
    3 points
  14. ANIMIST FUTURISM David Tingsgard has created one of the only albums, apart from E-Mantra’s Arcana, to rival the greats of the golden age of Goa trance in this latest record Songs From a Forgotten Memory. I really love what Battle of the Future Buddhas is doing on this and the previous album Light Behind the Sun. Quite slowish, spacey Goa with deep beats and wonderful melodies. In both albums, Tingsgard returns to the roots of Goa trance in the early sound of 94-96, which tended to be slower and more mellow than the later years which got more and more intense. Perhaps the first thing to note is that the title suggests that this is a back to the future kind of project. Is this just a nostalgia project then? Perhaps, but I go on to argue that this project involves reanimating the virtues of the past, but also updating those virtues so that they speak to the present. I call this animist futurism because it features a number of alien animal sounds. It is worth noting that both albums feature superlative production with all sounds clear, distinct, and textured against a velvety black background, but avoiding brightness or an analytical edge. One of the things I really like about both albums is that BotFB shows restraint. He does not go straight for maximum velocity from the outset. The tracks and album as a whole can thus build, and build they do. Take "Collidoscope" for instance - at the 5.35 mark the track breaks into huge pillars of rising and falling modulations - this really takes the listener on a disorientating psychedelic trip because it has not been constant throughout the track which builds up to this peak gradually. This is the mark of a mature and talented artist who understands that drama comes from restraint, not throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the listener all at once. Moreover, by avoiding manic layerism and the straitjacket of 16th note galloping horse bass and drums, when he decides to use a sawtooth or a flutter effect, it is effective. Not constant fluttering, which has little effect but to put you in a flutter. Lots of his melodies do have this fractalised or fluttering effect, but because he doesn't do this all the time it is not tiresome. Effective, like I said. Another thing worth pointing out about the whole album is that a great deal of attention is paid to background atmosphere and ambience. There are a lot of subtle background ambient sounds, a bit like distant landscape in a painting. These are sometimes innovative, as in the drones in "Mugwump". Moreover, this is not just arbitrary spacey ambience, conjuring some nondescript outer space. Space here is not empty. It is inhabited. There be creatures. We might go into cold interstellar space, but this is no colonial "myth of the virgin empty land" - this is a kind of Star Wars vision of space with lots of alien creatures. Alien creature sounds abound, primarily in squiggly forest-style melodies, either major ones or minor ambient noises. Hence I think of this album as animist futurism. "Collidoscope" is a highly rhythmic track with a really slapping kick. Alien keening sounds kick in at about the 4 minute mark and there are Prana style rising and falling 303 arpeggios arranged in circular patterns till the end. A collidoscopic track indeed. "Go Gently into Space" (obviously a riff on Dylan Thomas' famous "do not go gently into that good night/rage, rage against the dying of the light") is a space hymn to the "future space travellers" (thanks to Miranda and Prana for that phrase). It starts off with a spoken manifesto to all future space travellers, the kind of thing that you might hear in Starship Troopers: “It’s really the next stage in the evolution of mankind, out here amongst the stars lies the destiny of mankind”. Hehe, c'mon Goaheads, let's send this track to Elon Musk; he can make it his anthem. It also features great deep bass and one of the best snare sounds I've heard, and placed with pitch perfect accuracy. The track goes all Astral Projection at the end with sugary melody. This really is a space anthem if ever I've heard one. And without going over the top. Everything in total control, but without becoming predictable or zombie automaton. There’s not even a hint of the dreaded shiny plastic sound that psytrance has become. AWESOME!!! "Pitchbend (Into the Light Remix)" does exactly what it says on the tin: it starts with heavy bass 303 judders which shudder throughout, but gradually builds and ends with incredibly positive, life-affirming, sunny vibes that also happen to be delightfully psychedelic. Starting off pretty intense, this ends up being a lighter track than many on the album, but just as excellent. "The God Particle" makes it clear that this is a scifi themed album. There's such an awesome bass warble at the start of this track - honestly, this is totally addictive. Imagine holding a big sheet of roofing zinc and being able to shake it like a blanket - a metallic wap sound not far from a didge is what you'll get - and this sound goes on throughout. Infected Mushroom wish they could create just one sound as cool as this across their entire discography. A special shout to the snapping snares on this track too; faster than a cobra, as insouciant as a saddhu. As for the super trippy little alien elf melody at the end... I'm actually at a loss for superlatives. Could this be the best track on the album? "From Nothing"?? Nothing comes from nothing, so they say. Is this track describing the radical dissociation of a strong trip? Is it just a hymn to "empty" space? I don't know. But from the start this one goes heavier (I said the album builds not so?). At 4.52 there comes that unique little BotfB melody that sounds like the weird siren song of an alien at the window of your spaceship, luring you off track to the Triangulum constellation when you were supposed to be flying to Ganymede. Who needs Startrek when you have Goa trance like this? From nothing we find ourselves "In Heaven". This is the most classically Goa track on the album, featuring Indian singing, and it could an Astral Projection song. Utter bliss, with some of the most textured riffs you'll ever hear. This is clearly the spiritual heart of the album. Om mani padme hum. Om namaya Shiva. Bom Shankar! The comedown commences with "Mugwump". According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a mugwump is a person who remains aloof and undecided, especially it seems on political matters. And there I was thinking it was a grumpy old Goahead who goes around muttering "old is gold". This track has a cool wurlitzer fairground horror melody that again seems to come from some creature. I love this forest elf twisty weirdo black metal goblin animism. We don't see enough of this tokolosh spiritualism in Goa or psytrance even though we have subgenres like forest and twilight. Sheesh, BotFB practically invented forest twilight. Clearly BotFB is winding back from the hypnotic bliss of "In Heaven" and we go a bit darker and more foresty here. “Interstellar” is a more mellow track starting with a techno beat and tweaky noises, but soon accompanied by a whimsical and simple melody that repeats. Another one of those charmingly simple but minor key little melodies that BotfB specialises in. A little drop of unaccountably strange and otherworldly stardust. Though not as befuddling as the weird ohm moan at 3.39 - another example of alien noises in the album. At the 5.45 point we enter another world with bigger riffs that are nevertheless restrained and subtle; nothing too loud here, but pulling you in with texture and intrigue. This is some beguiling shit! Finally, we come down to earth with “Blurred, Calm, Warm, Hazy”, just how you feel after a good toke. This is a fully ambient track, so of course there are some sitar sounds, Asian scales, along with tabla, and wailing melodies. This is quite a hazey track in which nothing much happens, but it does create a nebulous alien ambience. We are left with strange feelings that are hard to put into words... I feel that individual track ratings are redundant here as each track is close to flawless in its own way and, more importantly perhaps, the album flows as a whole, unified, singular journey. I didn't at any point in several complete listenings want to skip a track or back off the volume or feel that it was becoming too intense or too dull. Am I saying that it is perfect? Well, equally, I would like to avoid such hyperbole. Once or twice I wanted a more cinematic or orchestral intro/outro, or felt a bit more analogue atmosphere might have added something. David Tingsgard, take a bow bro. I will probably never meet you as you live on the opposite side of the globe from me, but I wish I could shake your hand. In my opinion, you've created one of the all-time great Goa albums. I thought "The Light Behind the Sun" was good. Well, you've upped the game with this 10/10 record. You've shown Etnica, Pleaidians, Miranda, Transwave, Simon Posford, et al, that Goa is a genre capable of more than we dreamed. Technically it seems better than many of the classics, yet it is true to the apparently simple sounds of early Goa. Imaginatively it is really out there, mixing Asian spirituality, science fiction, and a kind of northern forest paganism (if I may call it that) in creating a kind of animist futurism with some strange alien noises. But this album is also just so mellow, so musical, such delightful fun, as well as being dark, serious, and prophetic. If spiritual = balance and could be bottled, this is it. So, for me, this record takes the virtues of a nearly forgotten past and updates them for the present, making the genre more surprising than ever. Goa has always burrowed into the deep roots to reach towards the future, but now that appears more real in this tougher, darker, more scifi, yet still melodic, updated version. Goa goes animist futurism. This is a critical, useful kind of nostalgia, if it is even nostalgia at all. Finally, this is very much a BotFB album; no one else could have made it. It has a unique peaceful calm understatement combined with crazy Loki inventiveness. By stepping back from the intensity and some of the darkness of the earlier work, BotFB seem to have achieved their potential. The dust has long settled on the dirt roads of Anjuna. If you avoid the tourist areas you will only hear the lowing of sacred cows and temple bells at night walking near Chapora fort. The insects are loud in bamboo forest and the rice paddies glower in the gloom. But decades later, one who kept the faith has left behind a relic as valuable as anything made at the time. I feel privileged to discover it. Goa trance album of the year! This is deep trance plateau music - if you're a Goa fan, this is a must. It is begging for a vinyl release! Anoebis, do you hear me? Do not delay - crowdfund if you must, but do the best possible vinyl mastering and pressing of this classic album. I would be surprised if this album is not selling for thousands in decades to come! ~*~
    2 points
  15. The Moon Beasts are Alexandre Cohen (that's Ephedra) and Jerome Lesterps (a.k.a Proxeeus). The name is goth cheese (presuming "moon beasts" are werewolf type creatures), the cover is unexceptional (though the colour combination is appealing), the music seems pretty straightforward Goa... Not much good then? Well, Moon Beasts pull a rabbit out of the moon with some innovative melodies and a good melodic sensibility, make that a crazy good melodic sensibility. On some of the tracks, they take the usual whirling Goa melodies and blow them up. They cram extra melodies in, they pitchbend, they use clashing keys, they warp and twist them in some way. One way or another, or several all at once, Moon Beasts are going to have fun with those melodies. There are a number of examples throughout the record, but take the maddening mosquito melody at 7.44 in "Sleeplessness" for instance - that is some skull penetrating, irritation arousing, skin piercing nasty sound to make a melody with, but Moon Beasts do it. Sleepless indeed. The vaporous ethereal melody in "Separate Species" seems breathily beautiful, until the 303 kicks in at the end and turns the track so intense it is almost ugly. The beasts are not a separate species; we are the beasts. The haunting three note melody that is the lead of "Demon Star" (wonderfully Lovecraftian name for a track) is worthy of any of the classics of Goa trance from the 90s. Weaknesses? Well, one might say that Moon Beasts pay so much attention to the melodies that they tend to ignore the rhythms a bit and they might have put more work into varied drum and bass patterns, but this is not a glaring weakness in the album. Tired of no melodies or the same old melodies? If you fancy the idea of some lunatic reanimation of Goa melodies then take a peek round into the dark side of the moon and go and join the Beasts. This crazy melodic sensibility seems set to blow up on their upcoming album. There's a preview track "Real Externality" that demonstrates a particularly intense messing with melody. It is also available as a white vinyl preorder here: https://moonbeasts.bandcamp.com/album/unexpected-turn-of-events Neo-Goa on white vinyl? Hell yeah - support the artists! ~*~
    2 points
  16. @Agneton Cool to read:) .. Is this also, Nitzho..? https://kaliearth.bandcamp.com/album/perversion-and-insanity
    2 points
  17. A friend of mine who is into folksy jam bands like The Cat Empire just got himself a record player and I'm tempted to get it as a faux gift for him just so he can play it for me as a courtesy.
    2 points
  18. I'm almost tempted to get the vinyl even if I have no means of actually playing it XD
    2 points
  19. Hey there! Yes that's me! I'm actually planning to make a proper length version of that track for the next album! But Flumina was just released so that's not for any time soon haha. Hope you like the album in the mean time though! <3
    2 points
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  21. Working on it Some weeks away still.
    2 points
  22. Duuude is this the same GLOBOX that donated the track for our Youtube view experiment? ... I'd say so (if not pls say so )
    2 points
  23. From my vantage point there was a bit of a rough patch around 2011 to 2014 or so when there was a lot of low-quality, derivative stuff coming out of this quadrant of the psytrance universe... but the style has definitely bounced back (if indeed there was much of a downturn at all) and Zenon itself continues to set standards and inspire. It takes some effort to sort through what comes out of their release cannon though; they've been extremely prolific and it's hard to keep up with the dizzying number of releases they've been pumping out, to say nothing of the dozens of other labels still probing the depths of this murky dark-light-psychedelic-minimalistic fusion space. Some projects worth checking out 2016 to present: Airi, Amortalist, ETN, Golikem, Gojja, Grouch, Ivort, Nangijala, Pspiralife, Sourone, Triforce, plus old giants like Sensient and Electrypnose (when he dabbles in this field). A few dark selections pulled from my crate: Finally, a palate cleanser, in the form of some good ol' slapbass-infused Zenon style murky morning tunage. There's a ton of great Zenonesque out there... get digging!
    2 points
  24. Moonshine and Spores from Space is enough reason to come back to this album every now and again. Truly masterpieces. Completely unique sound and such musical perfection - i rank those tracks as highly as i would ap, simon, x-dream or pretty much any other of the very greats. And what a wonderful chap mr Billy is, aswell. album 8.9/10, those two songs 10/10+
    2 points
  25. Tracklist Enhanced Acid 8:32 Eternal Freedom 11:10 Himalayan Heights 9:30 Electric Outburst 9:54 The First Expedition 9:15 Lucid Feelings 9:24 Around The Stars 10:48 Reaching Sunrise 9:20 I think the artwork is colorful, warm and inviting, and retains the Suntrip tradition of cover artworks with a more organic feel to it. I'm not sure what the original medium is, but it reminds me of the appearance of sand mandalas made with small colored sand granules. Perhaps it's some type of fabric or a painting with mixed medium. It has atleast a digital retouch in photoshop, so either way it's a mixed medium of sorts. https://suntriprecords.bandcamp.com/album/eternal-freedom Listening to Himalayan Heights, it's a 90's throwback for sure. It reminds me of the genre Dream Trance and fuses some beautiful and rather majestic chilled pads with the type of uplifting acidic 303 layers we've come to expect from Afgin. This track also have some clear inspiration found in the Hardtrance and Acid Trance genres. The feelings conveyed are those of pure nostalgia, and also indeed as marketed by warm sentiments which will teleport the listener to a nice sunny beach in the middle east. Nice track, only remarks I have is the panorama effect on the main 303 line. It's a bit dizzying, could have been toned down a bit. And the kick is a bit on the weaker side, I prefer the big Nitzho kicks but that's just a stylistic preference. The bass as pointed out is a bit low compared to the rest of the elements. However I'm not a fan of modern Psytrance either where the bass is the focal element of the tracks, to the point of becoming the lead element in a way. In classic Goa Trance, the bass played more of a supportive role to the rest of the elements. The melodies will always be at the center stage in Goa Trance IMO. That beeing said, maybe the mastering engineer could have boosted the bass a bit? On to the next track which is Around The Stars. I just pressed play on Suntrips youtube channel, so the track order isn't correct. This track starts of harder, the kick is more doof and deep, and the track gives of a more hypnotic Acid Trancey vibe in the first part than previous track. Around the 6 minute mark comes a nice surprise, it changes mood completely from the hypnotic and more monotone Acid Trance sentiments, to a much more elevated and indeed euphoric pad-driven sensation. Providing a cathartic final part to the song, which is a successful concept. Amazing track favourite track so far. The best way I can describe this track for comparison, is that it sounds a bit like the kind of euphoric Goa Trance that Artifact303 makes, but through a 90s Dream Trance/Acid Trance prism. It's more scaled back, not so much focus on intricate layers, but instead on pure emotions and clarity to hear those sounds which truly matters the most. Which are the harmonies themselves, and the 303 lines. I think this track might provide more insight into how Afgin have chosen to interpret the 90's Acid Trance/Dream Trance aesthetics. Since in the Acid genre and its related offshoots, the TB-303 often played the simultaneous role of bass and acid line/main motif. So to put the 303 at center stage as in the good old days of those genres, the actual synth bass might've been toned down. Next track I randomly chose is the closing number Reaching Sunrise. The intro reminds me of type of clubby music Antiloop or Richi-M made in the 90's. Besides the intro the track is more is firmly achored in the Israeli Goa tradition established by MFG and Astral Projection around their early albums. (That beeing said, Richi-M had some rather oriental/Goa sounding tunes as well.) There is a very spiralling and sparkling sensation to the first of this track, the main lead is surrounded by carefully sculpted 303 layers. It sounds fresh and uplifting, and there are some unexpected bass keychanges thrown in for good measure. Overall it's a simpler approach however than the early Goa Trance made by Astral Projection and MFG. As the sound image is not as densely layered with regards to psychedelic background sounds, as those albums. Which I think fits this more Trancey take on Goa trance. What's here however really counts, and you'll be delighted to hear this fresh take on a genre which according some might've stagnated in the last couple of years. Re-threading some familiar formulas, Afgin is however not afraid to experiment and go back in time for inspiration among the heroes of yesteryear. The big 2 minute break in the middle of the track is excellent, and and evokes some rather interesting cinematic scenery. A purely epical reality-escape courtesy of these light-laden grandiose pads. This is something I would welcome more into the Goa Trance genre, I love this aspect of regular Trance. And indeed in modern Techno, which as become fused with Trance elements these days. When I think of it, this album might have some influences from early Yahel and Eyal Barkan tracks as well. The main climactic part which comes after the break, gives me a huge flashback, I'm not sure to exactly what track. It just feels familiar in the way it changes keys. A very nostalgic and euphoric track. I like this one even more than Around The Stars, which I think is a very solid track. When I think about it some more, the style reminds me a lot of an old group a couple of friends of mine had in the 90s here in Sweden. Atomic Troop/PL-Prophecy, they were quite big on mp3.com. But I don't think Afgin heard them? They and many other artists/groups of this era often did these types of key changes in the bass and the melodies. https://goatrance.xyz/music/atomictroop/ https://ia800504.us.archive.org/25/items/iuma-atomictroop/AtomicTroop_-_Infinite_Arousal.mp3 (Melodic Acid Trance/Hardtrance) https://ia600504.us.archive.org/25/items/iuma-atomictroop/AtomicTroop_-_Im_in_love.mp3 (Acid Trance) https://ia600504.us.archive.org/25/items/iuma-atomictroop/AtomicTroop_-_Paralyzed_By_Trance.mp3 (Goa Trance) Real euphoric 303 Wizards of yesteryear. So I'm really happy to hear Afgin reviving these type of styles. It's actually uncanny to hear how close Afgin managed to get these older styles in terms of how they mixed back then, the bass was not in your face back then. Overall I think on this album Afgin appears to be less constrained by expectations on the style. He here shows a maturation of his artistic repertoire, and provides a rich interpretation of styles. In the process creating something new. This album doesn't seem to be as honed in on recreating the Astral Projection sound as his debut album at times was. Which is great, and makes me curious as to what paths Afgin choses to take in the future. I hope it's an illuminated path full of light, my best wishes!
    2 points
  26. Another fresh album, very modern sound but I think I hear a lot of influences from classic morning stuff, such as Protoculture, Silicon Sound, Ephedrix, Digicult Really good one, IMO.
    2 points
  27. Eh. Something makes this album really boring. The production got sharper but the compositions more generic. The melodic segments are still very good and some melodies are amazingly euphoric - but thats it. Those melodic segments almost feel like a seperate entities from the rest of the tracks. I can totally picture those euphoric parts being fantastic in the middle of sets, but as a whole the tracks don't carry enough weight to make them interesting enough. Overall I think this was a step back from the first album. It lacks that storytelling vibe the first one had. I think the best track is the very first one. It has a really cool progressive protogoaish feeling. Himalayan Heights is another one that I found to be good. The rest I just feel like skipping to the melodic parts. I'm curious who thought Carpe Noctem was not good? That comp was amazing.
    2 points
  28. ... no, it's well deserved, because the bassline obviously was not stronger than what the guy had whom you adressed with that line I will compensate with a like for the album
    2 points
  29. Ah man, I feel like I should get banned for this. Ephedra's Bassline is plenty strong. Stronger than Vodka even.
    2 points
  30. So what tracks/albums stand out in your opinion with regards to the alien/scifi theme?
    2 points
  31. Basically all the Dat records releases of pleiadians/etnica/crop circles have disappeared from just about every platform where you buy music and the Filteria vinyl won't have the most massive remix of Lunar Civilizations because of "licensing issues." The re-releases are already gaining price at a fast momentum in discogs and are becoming increasingly scarce. What happened? I find this situation just silly. I'd love to stream the classics from somewhere other than youtube - and maybe buy the physical copies I missed out on. There is money to be had, that's for sure - so what gives??? Why can't I have Lunar Civilizations remix on my Filteria vinyl??? Just. Silly.
    2 points
  32. Or on a cloudy sun-day almost 3 years later .. 2. Cosmic Serpent - Fractal Colors -- Amazing jumping kbb beans, with super awesome shimmers taken out of a Hallucinogenic fairytale. Elements falling and rising, making this a very pleasurable infectious ride worthy of a mushroom. Clearly this track is heavenly inspired, but that's O.K. because it's such a good one at it. Love it. 3. Everything Turns - Darkness Falls -- More of the shimmering, but this time more like Shpongleyed... Kbb turns needlepointed and the aggression is straight forward with effects swirling on top and around. It's nice though more static and linear than the wonderful 2 first tracks. So yeah, a straight forward piece with ticking progression building swirls and some depth. Kinda howling at the moon some times, so yeah, cosmositic attribute. Honestly, I'm kind of happy the track is over. 4. Proxeeus - ...But The Joke's On Mankind -- The kick and bass turns up the thumpness and in comes hard and strong acid synth-lines. The track continues of the vibe from the last track of being kind of static and linear, with acid agression. The groove is present, jumping beans. Intens acidness, and a kind of stail but fun walk to the 4 to the floor. I think the track is a bit quirky but it has constant elements and breaks that highten the level of the low ground it's walking. It's edging on the rim of annoyance, but never really falls off and outside the hoop. Though it doesn't really manage to swoosh it either. I think intens and hardware is the key here. Btw. Am I hearing that Man With No Name track from Earth Moving The Sun? 5. Triquetra - torturing The Machine -- A more machine like track, and again in the vein of linear and staticness. It sounds so old the brothers who made this track wasn't even born yet when this type of Goatrance was invented back in the 20th century. Unfortunately this track makes me long back to the first two tracks on this CD2. Now don't get me wrong, it has elements and play that are well worth your attention, and it does progress and introduce some cool changes. Though the stailness and static linearity, still holds on to the rotting acid teeth. I actually had to turn down the volume on the second half of this track. Intens and annoying with some awesome effects and nice ambient layer. Old School is the key-word here. 6. Morphic Resonance - Wonderland -- Oh yeah. If it's gonna be screaming acid, this is what I'd prefer to inject into my vains. Fat bassline with insane acid lines. This guy is ace. Fuck yeah, bring it on!! Come on!!! Rock and f'ing roll. Can it be harder faster fatter more intenslly awesome than this? Probablly, but fuck me christ this is an evil but good track. Mucho appreciated, holmes. Swirls and energy makes the teeth clinch in braceness. This is full power galore reaching for a true blissful moment in delight. And the end, I think I'm gonna use the phrase; Oh My GOA. And as always with love, shiva shidapuing is present from this stellar and most powerful producer. 7. Ka-Sol - Hysterical Mass -- Wøy! Volume down a notch, bitch yeah, i love those acid sounds. Very cool synth. As usual from this producer, it's on the scare side, and can be a bit too much even though it / he always has something cool and interesting to offer. Here at this track on the V/A, I got to say that I like the compiling work, the arrangement of the tracks that is. Pitch bendings in this Ka-Sol track are wonderful and really tickles my feathers. I'd rather listen to this shit all day long than some polished full-on stuff or some old school goa bore. Love the hard goa kicks. If yah gonna do it, do it right, right? And in the end, it wears on me and becomes really tiresome. But still cool. At the very end the super sexy synths are isloated and truly to be enjoyed as they are solo. 8. Hada - Magic Of Nature -- Last track goes a bit fuller on the kick and is engulfed in yummy bass. The synth melody is OK, and I'm reminded that in the midst of all music I'm almost forgetting what makes something become psychedelic and what makes something just be whatever it is. The acid screams are nice enough and the drive is there + with progression the melodic work evolves and becomes something to be better adored. The End. Now, what makes me wonder, is how the V.A. would have been if the Material Music track 'A Noble Prize' had have won a spot, as it was 1 spot away from being included.
    2 points
  33. Didn't understand that either, but I assume it's meant as "thanks" for the constant drama. Might be wrong though. Sad to see Psyshop disappear even though I've rarely bought music in the last couple of years.
    2 points
  34. Hello everyone, I run the GOAPSYRECORDS label, we were on the psyshop platform, know that we were not warned of anything, all access to psyshop have been blocked without reason, we can no longer upload, and all the tracks we had put on the platform are potentially gone, we have no way to contact them, all links have been deleted. we are very disappointed in their behavior, psyshop owes us money on digital sales that we will never see I think. We have been producing trance music for 5 years now, we hope that this story will not have a big impact on the small and fragile labels. Thank you for continuing to support the independent labels, Have a nice day
    2 points
  35. The Whois service has all info redacted from that psyshop.com domain, but you don't need to search a lot to get proof that this is indeed the right Psyshop brand -- i.e. the persons behind are the same. (If you're interested in the proof: it is connected via the "CompactStick" project, this was something exclusive on Psyshop and if you search for info on the people behind it, you will see the same name appear. Here's the german article: https://www.openpr.de/news/255838/Der-perfekte-Musikgenuss-von-Morgen.html ) But what is odd about this case is, that I try to dig around, but find NOTHING; I have now searched all kinds of stuff concerning this certain Mr. "J. R." ... and there's this adress in Maisach, but also one in Altomünster ... but other than that, the info is really scarce, they have taken down most of the info, such as this one: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:jR0tSFH_busJ:www.miz.org/details_31520_71.html+&cd=11&hl=de&ct=clnk&gl=at (yes, Google Cache, because the original is down, feel free to check ) ... the only thing of _real interest_ that I found is one container shipment recorded by the U.S. Customs, you can see here: https://www.importgenius.com/importers/geomagnetic-distribution This is a shipment, that went from "PSYSHOP, BORDAS & ROY GBR HEIMBERGSTR. 11 ALTOMUNSTER 85250 DE" to "GEOMAGNETIC DISTRIBUTION" ... containing "Music compact discs"... ... and this MAY give an idea about an answer that is formulating in my head concerning this remark: I am NOT intending to make any claims or accusations, have no more info than the one I showed, but ... Crazy Theory Time: "can this be a Rug Pull and they sent all the stuff that still had value over to Geomagnetic?" ... there, I asked it. What do you make of this? Opinions very welcome... PS: before anybody thinks I am making unjustified accusations ... this here is exactly what happens when you exit business without any word to people ... rumors form out of thin air ... so please: if you have a business and ever plan to exit, do it properly and leave a note
    2 points
  36. I remember when TIP.World opened their shirt site in the early 2000s and you could pick the color of shirt and print style. It was interactive and super sweet. Instead of being forced to choose the colors and prints pre-selected, they gave buyers more control. One of my prized shirts is my Green Nuns of the Revolution shirt. I've got various hoodies, shirts, and long sleeves, but that GNOTR shirt is a special design and piece of art/history
    2 points
  37. Give this album a chance! Don’t go in expecting the same type of Goa Trance we’ve been expected to hear these days. I think Suntrip and Afgin did a brave thing here by trying something unexpected. And in the process show that there are many facets to this genre. Which of course becomes evident just by browsing the Suntrip catalog. Which to date has managed to become a sprawling library of different Goa styles. This album showcases that not everything needs to be about maximal layer density, and that there is ample room for exploration of older styles and fusing of genres. In the end this approach provides a wider range of tonal expression.
    2 points
  38. UPDATE! Official release date: 20th of October
    2 points
  39. I definitely bought more from Saikosounds but this is still a shame. I loved the adventure of hitting up dozens of online record shops and finding random releases and hard to find pressings. Those all kinda dried up as Discogs took most traffic and the record store dwindled. That turn-of-the-century era was something special
    2 points
  40. Both Mindsphere and Liquid Flow have albums called "presence"and both albums are worth checking out Mindpshere is probably closer to what you are looking for, it has a lot of these floating, warbling and bubbling melodies with massive filter tweaking over fast paced melodic arpeggios, Liquid Flow is a more straghtforward AP style buit there's some delicious floaty stuff in there as well Also some stuff by Zopmanika (might be too nitzho but still good) And othar ususal suspects from Global Sect, such as Centavra project, Median Project etc
    2 points
  41. I like trance music from the 90s, or should I say the golden era (98-2005), this album does not come close, issue with the bassline (not audible) and the melodies which are not memorable. It is stuck between an attempt to copy Astral Projection and an attempt to create melodic trance but without the subtleties or deepness. It sounds too bland, cheese in your face. I am glad some like this style though.
    2 points
  42. Try Cosmic Serpent, Yudhisthira, Ethereal Vision, Omnium, maybe even newest Spindrift album And compilations from Glowing Flame Records, Stereohemia Records and Axios Records
    2 points
  43. With Suntrip we try to cover all ranges of goa-trance. From melodic forest (Carpe Noctem) to spiritual tribal (Khetzal), from pure acid 303 (Triquetra) to the crossover between trance & goa (yes, Afgin). Its not a big secret he loves "normal" trance. Its not a copy of Astral Projection, its just... Afgin. A mix between goa and trance with the focus on positive, warm, light melodies to make you smile on sunny days or blisfull mornings on a dancefloor. This is such a weird statement. The personal style I understand fully, but... It is actually more popular by 90s people (and it sells actually better then Triquetra etc). Not sure where you are from? But in Belgium/Holland/Germany/France "normal" trance was huge in the 90s. Slowly this sound faded away into terrible EDM. But people that love this old school sound (mostly people that were on dancefloors in the 90s) miss this sound big time and... they love Afgin, because it brings them back to times genres were not defined. There was trance with a goa touch, goa with a trance touch. Pure Nostalgia for most 90s people. There is a reason why Man With No Name is booked over and over again... Also, its not brainfuck music, a lot of the 90s people are bit older now and aren't always searching to the most crazy or psychedelic any longer. I seem to be one of the exceptions. Loving both very melodic, positive (goa)-trance stuff and super psychedelic darker acidic stuff
    2 points
  44. I agree , the "problem" is that they stray too far away from the originals i think. With that said, I gave it another couple of listens and in the end, bought it. FOMO on a Shpongle remix vinyl hit hard
    2 points
  45. The new Afgin is finally out (on bandcamp friday)! If you are looking for warm, positive emotional old styles goa-trance that will beam you immediately to a tropical beach? Search no longer: Elad Afgins second album on Suntrip is exactly what you need! The cd (and digital files) are now exclusively available on Suntrip's bandcamp! There is an amazing coincidence with the title by the way. In Belgium, facemasks are no more obligated since... today! So yes, we will go for "Eternal Freedom" for sure! Artwork by Margot Schaefer with some help from Rodolpho Morais https://suntriprecords.bandcamp.com/merch
    2 points
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