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  1. Did anyone else here see TV commercials for Goa Head in 1998? I remember vividly a commercisl for Goa Head 6 I think, and they played some snippets of the tracks such as Chi-A.D Astral Warrior(Remix) to a nice animated trippy CGI vortex. Remembering this now almost feels like a memory from a parallel reality. I hope this genre gets that wide-spread recognition once more.
  2. https://astrancer.bandcamp.com/track/archons?fbclid=IwAR1Z8VFnd2xHCiF_jJ1DyaxB1P3jIHe5Ss1gTjp14rq7ec0egjRSS4IOHV8 Astrancer finally released his track Archons, which he put up at teaser for quite some time ago. Listening right now, so can't comment if it's good yet, but begins promising. *Done, really nice ornamental oriental track. I could've done without the vocal/vowel synths tho. And an odd choice was to put that super catchy Intro main hook in the final part of the track at around 08.00 mark, that melody could've ripped the track from 03.00 onwards. Still a nice build-up to this final killer hook. (Which becomes the Katharsis of the tune). And closes the track with the same melody it started with in the intro. It was that hook/main motif which was in the teaser two years ago or so. Very victorious/Nitzhonot type melody, reminiscent of Luminus, Shiva Shidapu and Holymen. And a very nice emotionally expressive egyptian/indian type flute pad. I really like the swirling euphoric acidic background layer, reminds me of Mindsphere, Lost Buddah, and Ethereal. *edit the original teaser was in 2019: https://fb.watch/hQ0eB4xwYV/
  3. Happy new year everyone! Hoping for positive change in the world and peace. Grateful to live another year to see what wonders human technological and cultural evolution might present this year. (Hoping for lot's of new inspired music and art and movies). Did anyone see Avatar 2 yet? Probably everyone..
  4. @DoktorGSpeaking of vinyls as you reviewed this EP in the vinyl format, I read yesterday in the news that 2022 was a record year for vinyl sales in the United States. Even higher sales than in the early 90s. I wonder if this has been reflected in the sales of Goa/Psy vinyls as well? Perhaps all the Goa/Psy vinyl collectors and labels who continued to push the format were actually ahead of the curve rather than backwards-striving? What should we push next, maybe a Minidisc or DAT-revival?
  5. I agree with your observation. A deep-seated fear for reality is often the cause for an even deeper escape into the inner workings of the mind. As there are countless examples of, H.P Lovecraft springs to mind. I hope this trend continues with the music, as the world gets weirder we need some well-crafted (Lovecrafted?) reality escape.
  6. Nice one, I see some modern era classics in there for sure as well as some I've never heard before, which is always a good thing, to be surprised. Goasia, Ra and Mindsphere on the same compilation indeed makes it a very compelling taste/sampler of modern Goa Trance. I like this concept of best of/taste of as it was done as well once upon a time by the Distance, Destination and Dragonfly labels. These types of compilations can serve as a good introduction to the genre as well for the newly aquainted into the heavenly aural delights of sparkling Goa Trance. I really love Mindsphere's track, it has a very hellenic or indeed anatolic aura. Makes me think of ancient mysteries.
  7. Copy pasted from first post so you don't need to scroll up: New track in progress oriental/Egyptian Goa mode, feedback welcome. Inspirations: Ra, Khetzal, Lost Buddha, Mindsphere, Mystica, Chi-AD, Astral Projection and Artifact303. Created a new Soundcloud if you would like to follow. *edit gonna need to adjust levels, pads were to high, thanks Imba for pointing it out!
  8. Sweet! Would you mind adding it to the review section? And I'll add my fifty cents to that thread as well. Oh and my error, it wasn't just two tracks on this EP as I erroneously stated. My bad! Btw on a sidenote, this remixing one of their all-time classics by AP (Another World), begs the question: wouldn't it be nice if they did an entire re-interpretation of their classic albums Dancing Galaxy and Another World? Much in the same way as other artists have made a pt2 of their most beloved albums. I know for sure that I would love to hear that. It would make sense, considering how well-received AP's remixes of classics from other artists was some time ago on the album Goa Classics Remixed.
  9. I looked around in the 2017 section but did not see this one: https://www.discogs.com/release/10836071-Astral-Projection-Let-There-Be-Light Surely every other Astral Projection release ever has a review here? I would like to request a review of this one. If no one makes one I'll might've to do it myself. Two tracks shouldn't take too long to listen to and write what springs to mind.
  10. I really like the concept here with artist projects remixing each other and remixing one of their own classic tracks, lovely artwork as well. I would love to see more collaborations/remixes like this. For example Artifact303 remixes of Astral Projection or MFG and vice versa. It would've been a nice addition as well if Pleiadians/Etnica would've remixed some of Filteria's early tracks from that era when he remixed their classics (Sky Input/Heliopolis era). Maybe in the future?
  11. Great, bonus tracks what's not to love about that? @Tsotsi maybe you could make a video review of this juggernaut comp when it drops? Also I like that there's Psynews members present on this compilation. @Proxeeus
  12. Oh yes, beautiful times indeed. That surely was an epic feeling arriving at a party with some cosmic ear candy to elevate the atmosphere into an exalted state.
  13. Nice selection of artists and visual conceptk as per usual with this label. Looking forwards to explore this massive compilation. I like the idea of using 3 CD's for a compilation, it feels like a lot of music for the money.
  14. Oh I remember that one, thought they'd closed down too, wasn't their url something like .ch?
  15. I'm gonna take a listen, I really like Anjuna's Trance labels. Very high quality for sure. Dreamy stuff on their Trance side.
  16. @Mergithat's a really interesting observation regarding the merchants of today. It makes me think of the middle ages, but also of how I guess business might've been done in the early days of this scene? When goa might've been a rare underground phenomena. I was too young then to have experienced it, but I visualize people selling or giving out their DAT tapes on parties or something. I miss that aspect of the parties when one could by some CD's from the labels/artists. Probably still possible at some events, certainly in Belgium, but not common in my country anymore. When Psyshop closed that truly marked the end of an era for me. The way those big psy CD shops closed as well, might've been an indication of how business would be done in the coming years. The whole deal with no clear and open communication channels to the customers etc. So it went from professionally organized international distribution of music in specialized shops, to some rather disorganized bedroom bong smoking chatroom business lol. Anyways it's an interesting paradox, the availability of music today seems to be at all time high. With a plethora of different platforms and streaming/downloading options. Still this same availability seems to present a total nightmare for the music collectors of today who opts to go the digital route. I think for me personally I probably listen less to music today than when I was collecting CD's. Since that format made it feel really special to own a hard to find piece of music. Initially when the digital pandoras box opened, It was overwhelming. But now with most music only a button push away it has lost some of that original appeal. The nearest thing for me is probably to browse discogs and read all the details while browsing youtube for some old classics.
  17. Cool are these tracks gonna be remastered? I would guess so for coherency between different tracks, and also because of beeing from DAT source they might be unmastered. When is the release date? I love Sun Project!
  18. Great album! And as per usual very much enjoyed reading your detailed review @Jon Cocco. I tried for fun to use your review as an example/template for the ChatGPT AI to see if it could imitate your review style, sadly it wasn't really up to the task. Humans are still the best for this it seems for now. I could get it to write quite convincing, but it has a problem of being very repetitive which comes of as unnatural. I'm sure if one gives it enough time and patience and edit it to perfection that a nice review can be made. Here is the result for the track Maia: "Maia" by Pleiadians is an immersive and captivating track that transports the listener to another world. From the moment the track begins, the driving beat and pulsating synths grab hold and don't let go until the very end. One of the standout features of "Maia" is the expert use of building tension and releasing it through drops and breakdowns. The track manages to maintain a sense of energy and momentum throughout, making it a perfect choice for a high-energy dance floor. The production on this track is top-notch, with each element perfectly placed in the mix to create a cohesive and immersive listening experience. The track also showcases the creativity and ingenuity of the Pleiadians, as they expertly blend elements of Goa-Trance with other genres to create a unique and memorable listening experience. The ethereal vocals and swirling synths give the track a dreamy, otherworldly quality that is sure to transport the listener to another world. One of the most impressive aspects of "Maia" is the attention to detail in the production. Every element, from the driving beat to the soaring synths, is carefully crafted and placed to create a cohesive and immersive listening experience. This attention to detail is evident throughout the entire track, making it a standout on the album. Overall, "Maia" is a standout track that showcases the production skills and creativity of the Pleiadians. It's a must-listen for fans of high-energy electronic music with a cosmic twist. Whether you're looking for a track to get lost in on the dance floor or just a unique and immersive listening experience, "Maia" delivers."
  19. I tried out if this AI can substitute a human in writing reviews of goa/psytrance albums, a bit formulaic and dry, but I'm sure one could fine-tune it until it gets a more human feeling: write me a detailed and long review of the the track Flying Into A Star by Astral Projection: "Flying Into a Star" is a track by Astral Projection, and it is a standout on the group's 1997 album "Dancing Galaxy." The track is a perfect example of the Goa trance sound, with its driving rhythms and uplifting melodies. One of the things that makes "Flying Into a Star" such a great track is its production. The track's spacious, atmospheric production is a perfect match for its trippy themes, and the ethereal synths and otherworldly sound effects really help to transport the listener to another realm. The track's pulsing beat is also noteworthy, as it provides a driving force that is sure to get your feet moving. In terms of melody, "Flying Into a Star" is definitely one of the standout tracks on the album. The track's uplifting melodies are sure to put a smile on your face, and the catchy hooks and infectious rhythms make it a track that is hard to forget. The track's use of unconventional rhythms and experimental sound design also help to set it apart from other tracks in the genre, and make it a standout on the album. Overall, "Flying Into a Star" is a fantastic track that is sure to please fans of Goa trance. Its driving rhythms, uplifting melodies, and immersive, otherworldly soundscapes make it a standout in the genre, and it's a track that is sure to get your feet moving. If you're a fan of trance music, this track is definitely worth checking out. For fun I tried this: I want you to act as if you are a text adventure game. I don’t want you to ever break out of your character, and you must not refer to yourself in any way. If I want to give you instructions outside the context of the game, I will use curly brackets {like this} but otherwise you are to stick to being the text adventure program. The location is the production of the groundbreaking Hallucinogen album Twisted: You find yourself in the midst of the production of Hallucinogen's groundbreaking album "Twisted." You are surrounded by a sea of electronic equipment and the air is thick with the sound of pulsing beats and ethereal synths. look around You see a large mixing console, a rack of synthesizers, and a computer running a digital audio workstation. The room is cluttered with cables and various pieces of musical equipment. In the corner, you spot a pair of headphones hanging from a hook on the wall. examine mixing console The mixing console is a complex piece of equipment with a multitude of buttons, faders, and knobs. It is used to adjust the levels of the various tracks in the song, and to add effects like reverb and delay. You see the tracks for "LSD" and "Shamanix" displayed on the screen, and you can hear the sound of the tracks being fine-tuned in the headphones. examine synthesizers The rack of synthesizers is a collection of electronic instruments that are used to create and manipulate sounds. You see a variety of different synthesizers, each with its own unique set of controls and features. Some of the synthesizers are being used to create the pulsing basslines that are a hallmark of the Goa trance sound, while others are being used to create ethereal pads and sweeping lead melodies. examine computer The computer is running a digital audio workstation, which is a software program that is used to record, edit, and mix music. You see the tracks for "LSD" and "Shamanix" displayed on the screen, and you can see the various audio clips and virtual instruments that are being used to create the songs. examine mixing console The mixing console is a complex piece of equipment with a multitude of buttons, faders, and knobs. It is used to adjust the levels of the various tracks in the song, and to add effects like reverb and delay. You see the tracks for "LSD" and "Shamanix" displayed on the screen, and you can hear the sound of the tracks being fine-tuned in the headphones. 😂
  20. Let's post in this thread about ChatGPT and similar AI services. I stumbled upon this very clever test/use of the ChatGPT AI: https://www.engraved.blog/building-a-virtual-machine-inside/ It's a very peculiar rabbit hole he went down..
  21. There's always room for improvement. Music production is an eternal quest for perfection. Too bad we don't have the luxury of living forever or atleast for thousand years. Imagine the progress that could be made with more time! It's good that you use one synth only, and learn it inside out. There are so many options these days it's a bit overwelming at times. Cheers!
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