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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Afgin uses goa sounds but the whole album just sounds trance, not goa. For me this is just another attempt at copying Astral Projection but without sounding psychedelic or subtle, it is too mellow, too happy and in your face, cheesy. The best Astral Projection tracks are the ones that are bit darker and have a real psychedelic texture. By the way the bassline is every track is too weak compared to the kick. Probably why it sounds flat to me. Not my cup of tea and to be honest this is a style I never liked but it seems popular among the younger people in the scene. I doubt fans of the 90s will like this sound.
    1 point
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Uncountable times have I tried; be it indoors, outdoors, sober or drunk, happy or pissed off, sleepy or wide awake, sad or with my feet off the ground, and it just does not work. And this goes for virtually all of his work, but I decided to start here since "Witchcraft" seems like his most praised work to date. I can't dance to it, listen to it at home, chill or get buckwild to it; be it a good speaker system or a pair of great headphones. Can drugs be the answer? I have never taken any illegal substance in my life, so I might be just talking non-sense here, but maybe this actually works when you're stoned out of your head... Anybody? I do not know what else to do in order to make this sound interesting, captivating, or even get the motivation to keep on listening. I cannot call this excellent, and likewise, I cannot label it sub par... It's not boring, meaning that monotomy, dullness, copy & paste and cheap production tricks are all a huge no-no here! But, not during the brightest hour of my day could I be caught saying that there's really anything amazing, mind blowing and "Oh my f****ng god, how did he pull that off right there?!?!" about it either... Sandman does not impress me. But neither does he disillusion. This album takes me nowhere I'd like to be, and it doesn't create any moods or make me wish for I place I'd like to be- it just leaves me... Well, flatlined, if I may? I seriously doubt it's a matter of giving it more time to sink in, or listening to it when in the mood, 'cause I've been an owner of this piece of plastic for around six years now, and I've listened to it in every possible state of mind known to mankind. This album, as well as all of his work, lands in that who-knows-where-&-why category...
    0 points
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