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  1. 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
  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/
    3 points
  3. 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
  4. 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.
    2 points
  5. ... 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
  6. Ah man, I feel like I should get banned for this. Ephedra's Bassline is plenty strong. Stronger than Vodka even.
    2 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. This is a new Norwegian act that you need to keep your eyes and ears on, really good stuff! Floating, deep, high energy, ever evolving sunrise/sunset psychedelic trance. Enjoy!
    1 point
  10. Hello peeps, it's been a while Just thought you might like to know OOOD have just released our 6th album 'Deep Flight', on Iboga Records. Here's the blurb: You can check out clips and buy the album on Beatport here: https://iboga.fanlink.to/gf45. You can also get the album on the Iboga/Beatspace Bandcamp page, but obviously if you wanted to buy at Beatport you'd be helping with charts and visibility and whatnot You can also listen to the entire album here: Cover art by Onam Yahav: Hope you like it If you do, please let us know! Lots of love, Colin
    1 point
  11. Yo psytrancers, i've not posted on this fourm in many years. I was active in year 2000 and up to about 2008 or so. During that time I threw some parties in Austin Texas. My goal in life was to live simple and to mind my own buisness and work on my spiritual practices. I also wanted to go around the world and party with all the beautiful people. IN 2020 we see 20/20 that there is a global cabal of tyrants that perch on humanity via government and corporations. The coordinated lockdowns and uniform maskin, with now forced medical treatments and "fake vaccines" has all rolled out across the globe at the same time. Every where you go the power structure is following the same script: Oppress the people. I've traveled and partied in Taiwan and China aside from my own base and the reason for that is need of currency. So i'm workin on that now but i'm just wondering what yall think. Are any of the rest of you wanting to travel and party across the world? How are we going to be able to do this with all this mask hysteria lockdown travel bans forced medical treatments and 28 day quarrantines (china). I mean wtf really. This is outrageous. WE gotta stop this if our way of life is to go forward in any way shape or form. I mean I have my spiirtual practices that keep me healthy and fit. Each on of us has our own responsibility and we cannot force others to anything. I just wonder if this New World Order has canceled the global psytrance scene? I reccomend these links although I don't agree with the whole "reptilian" narrative Icke talks about I think he's confusing a couple of different thigns there. But yea discuss! https://worldwidedemonstration.com https://davidicke.com
    1 point
  12. Well, guess perhaps I can re-start w/ music this weekend, I was too lazy last weekend So wish luck that everything still works, I had to move my "office" from my fathers house to my small flat...
    1 point
  13. Track 3, Slavs On Mars .. Wooow! And as usual, Clementz im on Imba now.. Waiting for the remix of MWNN .............
    1 point
  14. Out now https://globalsect.bandcamp.com/album/va-trinity
    1 point
  15. OUT NOW! Available in both digipack & digital format here: BANDCAMP We are very happy to present the new album by Ephedra entitled "Another place on Earth" After 3 crazy years filled with tons of positive and less positive events, Alex is back with 9 Goatrance tracks filled with nostalgic melodies, crazy acid lines, deep atmospheres and much much more! We hope you will enjoy the ride, the madness continues! Preview: Artwork by: Pieter Pan Mastering by: Tim Schuldt
    1 point
  16. Imagine if Mili Vanilla make a big announcement of their return to the music scene or 2 Metallica members join Megadeth and NOT a single webpage, magazine or newspaper cares about it . This would improve our world I feel
    1 point
  17. Yes and yes. Those two I think was from Arabesque, I didn't knew they send from UK. I should've checked that before. PsykoRhythm and Aswaad Showcase 001 was from Japan I think. I've paid alot this year. Here in Sweden since January we have to pay VAT and customs on everything. Thanks to everybody who orders from wish and alibaba... Before we could order up to 500 SEK, like €50. Those two cds you can get from goastore.ch or beatspace.com, I think they are from Switzerland and Italy. The problem now for me is Aswaad Showcase 002, released last week but not listed on goastore or beatspace. 001 was released in august and available on beatspace in october. That's too much of delay for me.
    1 point
  18. I have tried to make movies from videos I have taken. Actually I have movies from: Infected Mushroom Live @ Troxy, London - 27. April 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0GmRwRhOjc Space Cat Live @ Troxy, London - 27. April 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yz9dzfc-5g Sensient Live @ My Aeon, Melbourne - 21. December 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM9GA26ebYA One Love Festival 2018, Filisur Switzerland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBoDRmB7LRY One Love Festival 2019, Filisur Switzerland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYabaZHsASM I hope you enjoy it
    1 point
  19. im not gonna lie, i was in shock. A recreation of the JD800 is something Ive been dreaming about since at least 2012. Then they made it in software earlier this year, and I was really hyped - but it requires a Pro membership to Roland Cloud so f that. Then this came out last night and holy crap. What a dream to be alive. Yall better start making some old school 90s goa now, you got no reason not too, the JD800 is like the Father of goa trance or something. I will likely never afford it regardless of its very very accesible price of 400 dollars. Or at least that is what I could find so far- it seems not a price is really set yet?
    1 point
  20. When the vodka is stronger than the bassline...
    1 point
  21. So a couple of years ago I was introduced to some rather crisp Psy of the darker variety. It was not the typical generic variant of Darkpsy, nor was it very advanced either. But it had some nice redeeming qualities. It was scaled back, lot’s of tweaked nice sounds. Kinda dry sound image. All I remember is that it had a cover art with a little caricaturistic silver armor laden knight. This knight had basically a big oversized helmet/head as its body to which arms and legs were attached. (I think) The theme of this album or EP was medieval knights with a comedic dark twist. I don’t even remember what year I heard it. It might’ve been some Israeli artist. So this is not much to go by, hence why I’m having a lot of problems finding the tracks/artist in question. Does it sound familiar? Hola at me.
    1 point
  22. Looking forward to hearing it! EDIT: so, after listening to it around 10x I have to say this was the weakest, most boring and predictable OOOD album, paling in comparison to Free Range not to mention Voice of Cod albums that are still among the top-10 psytrance albums of all time.
    1 point
  23. I got that CD too and also ordered the Aswaad Collective comp you posted... I haven't been able to listen the comp but the Psykorhythm EP is great. I listened to the track from The Square that you posted, excellent stuff too! I think I have to order that one too... I got a lot of new music lately, too lazy too post it all but besides the stuff mentioned above that's some of it: https://www.discogs.com/de/release/4039219-Alchemix-Brain-In-Action https://www.discogs.com/de/release/2357488-Ziki-Outstanding https://www.discogs.com/de/release/1799260-Vibetribe-Destination-Unknown https://www.discogs.com/de/release/4996863-Solar-Spectrum-Source-Energy-Creations https://www.discogs.com/de/release/5082157-Solar-Spectrum-Droplets-From-The-Matrix https://www.discogs.com/de/release/1282169-UltraVoice-The-Star-Alliance-II https://www.discogs.com/de/release/1607310-Transwave-Phototropic https://www.discogs.com/de/release/6280248-Various-Goa-Energy https://www.discogs.com/de/release/14002662-Off-Limits-Eargasm https://www.discogs.com/de/release/2275010-Faders-Feelings https://www.discogs.com/de/release/1785018-Bitkit-Necessary-Illusions https://www.discogs.com/de/release/1224484-Twilight-Wet-Wild https://www.discogs.com/de/release/10473597-Various-Terraformer https://www.discogs.com/de/release/16817631-The-Maniac-Into-Madness https://www.discogs.com/de/release/15097453-Galaxy-Unit-Quasaroid https://www.discogs.com/de/release/7784770-Lunar-Dawn-Kolovrat https://www.discogs.com/de/release/8033448-Proxeeus-At-The-Mountains-Of-Madness https://www.discogs.com/de/release/10031917-Toxeed-Trip-Beyond-The-Lost-Temple https://www.discogs.com/de/release/342303-Verros-Suki-Shiva-Space-Technology-Israel-II https://www.discogs.com/de/release/18755842-Artifact303-From-The-Stars
    1 point
  24. this made me wanna install Call of Cthulu and see if there is any cool samples in there
    1 point
  25. That's the kind of full-on I like and miss. I can even be cheesier for me... I didn't know Lexxus but I just pre-ordered a physical copy of that album. Thanks for posting it!
    1 point
  26. https://www.discogs.com/release/6792065-Various-Midi-Evil maybe this?
    1 point
  27. Now that sounds like an interesting theme. H.P Lovecraftian Goa? A celestial match? You’ve piqued my interest in this Proxeeus.
    1 point
  28. Yes, a perfect mix of... everything. The melodies and the samples from lovecraft... makes it uplifting, mystic, dark and hypnotic. Especially the album "Non-Euclidean Geometry". One of my best albums, no matter if listening with speakers of headphones. For 90 minutes I am far away in another dimension. And many times pressing the repeat button for a even longer trip...
    1 point
  29. I vaguely recall that it was a Morphic Resonance track called "Borg Madness". So they just swapped it with another track of his
    1 point
  30. Ephedra is hanging between nitzhonot and goatrance for sure. Some tracks are euphoric goa and some are definitely nitzhonot. I got a new one: Proxeeus = Cosmic horror goa.
    1 point
  31. I agree, I think this album is more back to basics. And shows that Goa doesn’t need to have thousands of layers. It’s a good tradeoff, so more creativity and focus can be on harmonies/melodies instead. And regarding style, I think it’s good that the genre is varied. Since the Goa Trance style originated out of many different genres. A fusion of styles, so we might’ve become overly used in more recent times, that this genre should always include some rather specific elements. That can certainly lead to a stagnant genre over time.
    1 point
  32. Ohhh, I did not expect so many bad critics about the new album from Elad Afgin. Ok, the frist track is really boring in my oppinion and not trance and not goa trance. But the other tracks are very good. In detail: long tracks with similar build-ups. And after the melodic climaxes after the second third of almost every track, the last third gives me a really trippy goa trance feeling just as acid as goa trance can be. And: no cheesy voice-samples to disturb the very well produced music. This is for me so nice and gives me the edge ;-) Yes, the bass and the kicks are a little bit thin, some called it flat. Means: melodies are dominant. For me no problem. In total uplifting goa trance I really like. Very good production, good stereo effects and good mixing. Good headphones confirm this... One of my favourite album after listening to it more than 10 times. So I think, my oppinion about it will not change. Honestly, I deleted the first track, changed the order of tracks (Himalayan Hights on 1st) and ad one of the latest sampler from Suntrip from Afgin, called Solar Lights (so nice!). At the end, I have 80 minutes of constant goa trance.
    1 point
  33. 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 is 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.
    1 point
  34. I guess you meant to say "Iboga/Beatspace Bandcamp page https://iboga-beatspace.bandcamp.com/album/deep-flight Which is good since I don't use Beatport. That being said, I haven't cared much about "psytrance" in years, but you guys are an exception. I'd really like to see an actual CD next to all your other albums in my collection, but I guess Bandcamp is the way to go.
    1 point
  35. Man, I haven't logged in months and the very first topic that I see is EP stating he's leaving the scene. It's like I've been transported back to 2003. Or 2005. Or 2008. Or every year cause that's what EP does. Biggest drama queen of our scene.
    1 point
  36. Self-runner is a video that's snowballing it's views up to millions of hits without "us" having to buy it plays to get the algorytm to recommend the video to others over and over again, making it trend. Multi Media must tear his eyebrows out bcs of us asking questions that are already explained in this thread and at the linked original G.P. thread created by Oopie.
    1 point
  37. How many phones did you obliterate to make this video ? :p
    1 point
  38. Several aesthetic features of the genre (e.g. ambient intros/outros, ending with a bang, non-standard track structure) probably originate with the use of cassette and DAT tapes in the earliest years of the scene. In some sense, the emphasis on access to obscure or unreleased material and programming/storytelling over technical mixing ability is a matter of tradition, but it doesn't have to be that way. Personally I really enjoy mixing psytrance as if it were house or techno, finding different ways to layer, blend, and combine source material. Plenty of my mixes involve 2 to 4 minute-long transitions between tracks, and occasionally 3 or 4 deck mixing. But I will admit to being less enthusiastic about mixing modern upbeat psytrance in this fashion; there's often way too much going on for aggressive mixing to yield satisfying results.
    1 point
  39. 3 Names: Mark Allen DJ Cosmix Tsuyoshi Suzuki They had a name before they started producing. Because they could mix / sync and had skills before there were little helpers like bpm counter or sync functions. (Joske, that applies to you as well) Actually the normal basic knowledge of a dj for electronic music. But that does not apply to the goa scene. The people wanted to be dj's and be famous but without any basic knowledge. So they mixed dats and they did not have to apologize for bad transitions. And have invented reasons like: the music is not meant to mix or because of the heat you can't play records in Goa. Such a nonsense, was refuted in the 90ies by several dj's impressive in Goa. Until today unbelievable and incomprehensible and says a lot about the scene.
    1 point
  40. Yes, that's true. A track is usually a 7 minute journey itself and anybody can get a a controller and some DJ software and mix one track's into onto another's outro and so on. Thus creating several 7-minute journeys and not a single long one. I do not think the genre is what limits DJs to do more stuff. My philosophy is exactly that, the tracks are tools, and not always the entire track, sometimes just some part of it. I don't see a whole track as a the minimum unit that builds my sets. And by doing that, I think there are great things that can be achieved. The most easy example I can say is skipping the breakdowns. In the +10 years I've been in the scene, if I have to single out what I think people can't stand of a set is having a break every 3 minutes (which is usually what happens in most psytrance and full-on tracks, a break in the middle, sometimes two breaks). I think there was a thread in this forum where someone was asking "what makes a good set for you?" and the "avoid having a break every 3 minutes" got many points. I can't find it now though. To me, the idea of creating a set is about extending those different parts of a track, like making a 1 hour track with parts of different tracks. Like, extending the peak high energy part, which usually on a single track, it lasts about 16 to 32 bars (which at 145bpm is just about 30-40s at best). Then right after that, the outro where the tracks starts to come down and where the DJ will usually mix the next track's bassline drop, usually with a bass-swap. And then we're starting over again, with a new track. But, if you mix a build-up there instead, you can extend that peak and keep the energy high for more than 30s. So yeah, I'm a strongly believer that for some reason, mixing psytrance has not evolved as much as other genres did. And finally, yeah, producing is hard and takes a lot of time. It's not for everybody certainly. I've tried it too. You have to enjoy spending days in front of the computer.
    1 point
  41. Well techno is way different noone knows the tracks everyone just knows the djs :p And on and on that goes. Also I think most of that music is explicitly produced and released directly to the djs. At least a big bulk of it. edit: i mean the big names like carl cox and the likes. they have those massive 10k people gatherings and i dont fully get it. i think most of the music on those sets are produced for that dj. i may be wrong ofc. i just think it works more exclusive like that since the dj is what brings the crowd ($$$) not the artist. and in goa trance its the exact oppsite. obviously. (to me, its obvious anyway ) the expection being ofc local smaller parties where the dj is the center figure. but that also goes without saying i think. i dont know if im making myself very clear
    1 point
  42. Yes, Boom Shankar is one I like. Well, the only reason his live was perfectly on point is because it was pre-mixed in the studio, nothing live at all. Obviously it will sound better than a DJ set. But let's agreed that there's nothing live on that, certainly no more live than a pure DJ set. I also agree that bad mixing is kind of the tradition in psytrance, I've seen Goa Gil pressing stop/play on DAT players 10 years ago in Argentina. But he's "the father of psytrance" so we cannot say anything to him... I wish this "tradition" would end at some point. I don't think psytrance is extremely hard to mix. There are some sub-genres more difficult than others (old-school goa is hard), but is no more difficult than a pure trance mix... And certain sub-genres allows for more creative mixing than just mixing intros into outros... I know this is not the DJ Promotion forum, but if you head to my Youtube channel you'll find videos showing how I think there's a lot of stuff to do while mixing psytrance: https://www.youtube.com/c/psychrobatic I don't know, I just think a good psy set should keep the flow going, even if the tracks are not the most amazing or the latest unreleased or ultra head-bangers...
    1 point
  43. DJ Solitare had me in a grip during his whole set last time at an old is gold party. Steady start, but growing to a grand finale.
    1 point
  44. His album titles don't stick to my mind but the tracks do, Deep Waters is my favourite. A search tells me its from 'As Earth to Sky'
    1 point
  45. 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!
    1 point
  46. When it comes to best stereo effects and trippy production I have to mention Pepe Kosminen... and No Possible Soundz (vol. 1). although it is not a album in a technical sense, all tracks features Pepe (in different constellations)... And he has made so many amazing tracks! I am not talking about "clean" production but psychedelic production, although some stuff might also be considered clean (!?) All layers come to life and have the full space they need to be fully appreciated, which in book is a hallmark for a good producer... and Pepe is one of the best if you ask me
    1 point
  47. Thanks. Hmm, yes, strereo is in it, but not that extreme... I mean, not in that extreme permanent way I search compared to Cosmos Vibration or Olien. Cryptic Crunch from Hux Flux is also very strong.
    1 point
  48. He seems like an old fart with bad music selection and insulting dj skills
    1 point
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