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  1. On 3/17/2020 at 10:22 AM, psytones said:

    ^ @Bartzabel "worst review ever" what i mean is that (also on these quarante times) it would be really nice to read actual reviews in this section and not short promotion posts like that..  :) *mod, delete this post. I dont have a review myself, so.. Right back at me :P.

    Look at the older review-sections (until 2002). There are a lot of short comments. And this is ok. Not every post must be an excellent review, i think. Its better many user tell their opinion. :-)

    "Beyond the Wormhole" is an solid album. "Wormhole" is a very groovy and funky track and reminds me of M-Run. The melody in the climax at 5:29 is very cool, but the length of the climax is to short. The remix of "Microdive" is fantastic and the best track of the album. Its more a rework than a remix, but it takes the best part of the original and makes it longer and more intense. I mean the build up from 4:56 to 6:26. Pure energy. "Gravitational Isolation" has a really high energy flow, what comes from the good combination of bassline and kick. The synth with the flanger-effect at 1:40 is for me a breeze to chessy. But the upcoming melody at 3:00 is great, very euphoric. I love it. :)  The melody reminds of "One Love" by Electric Universe. Both tracks has the same tonic keynote and work perfect together in a DJ-mix. ;)

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    MFG ‎– Pure Energy

    Label: Suntrip Records ‎– SUNCD59

    1 New Kind Of World Tour Intro
    2 Why (Demo Version)
    3 Dark Horizon
    4 Pure Energy
    5 Hypnotized (Original Version)
    6 Sanctification Of The Moon (Maya Moon Full Version)
    7 New Kind Of World (Live Edit)
    8 Inspiration
    9 Desert Sun (Original Version)
    10 Have A Nice Day (Ambient Mix)


    Really good work by MFG. I will write only something to my three favorite tracks.
    This are:

    Dark Horizon
    The track has a high energy fast feeling. The melody @3:05 is amazing and give the track a dreamy emotional touch! Following by a swirling sixteenth part arpeggiator, which storm over the dancefloor... :-)

    Pure Energy
    The start of the track is more trancey until the break. There came a keychange and the track become more groovey and has something of EBM. I love this part. Later the track become more trancey again. Very varied. I like it. :-)

    New Kind Of World (Live Edit)
    This track is a more epic atmosphere. I dont like the high kick drum. The sound of the flute works here very well. In generally nice compostion and progression, which flows in a really great break @5:09. Goose bumps and hands in the air! ;-) With the end of the track i have the feeling i was on a journey. Great storytelling. :-) So i think its the best track on the album.


    The rest of the album is also good work. The artwork is cool! So I will give 7,5 out of 10 points! :-)


  3. Goasia-Etnic City
    Alienapia vs Psy-H*-Fear And Anger
    Filteria-Illogical Logic
    M-Run-Goat Man
    Antares-Astral Plane
    Hypnagogia-Secrets Of The Mind
    Javi-The Forest Masters
    Mindsphere-Patience For Heaven
    M-Run-Etheral Resonator
    Crossing Mind-Hydrophobic Visions
    Filteria-Amnesia Reaction
    Dragon Twins-The Acid Man
    Filteria-Lost In The Wild
    Nebula Meltdown-Alnitak Sunrise
    Dragon Twins-Time Has A Mouth
    Dragon Twins-The Third Wave
    Dragon Twins-Shattered Sense
    Dragon Twins-Illa Tahin
    Psy-H Project-Precession Of The Universe
    Artha-Monkeys (Extended Remix)
    Mindsphere-Back To The Roots
    Robert Elster-Trails
    Robert Elster-4-ACO-MET
    Morphic Resonance-The City Of Moons
    Proxxeus-What The Moon Brings
    Veasna-Quantum Conundrum

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  4. On 2/2/2020 at 7:31 PM, Tsotsi said:

    I think everyone here will agree that this has got to be Merr0w's best work to date.

    I like the first album more. :-) I prelisten to Odysseus alot. But it dont catch me. For me it lacks in melodicial work. Again a firing of typical melodies and sounds in goatrance in too deliberate aggressive way the whole album. In the end its a solid album, but not more for me. 

  5. My favorite time with modern Goatrance was 2004-2009. The number of releases was manageable and every release was emotionally a hit. :-)

    Then the sound and of course my taste chanced after 2009. Still i listened to 100% Goatrance (with some exception) at this time, but I judged more differently about the music. Not all wasnt a hit anymore.

    And the last two years my attention for techno and retro trance grows.Techno become more melodic and faster again, and i like the varity of sounds and styles in techno. This is what i am missing in modern Goatrance today. Alot sounds the same. Same sounddesign, same melodies. Over and over again.

    I do not lost my interest in goatrance. I prelisten most of the new releases. But only buyed one release of neogoa last year, and some separate tracks. I looking forward to the new releases of Hypnoxock, M-Run, Filteria and Dragon Twins. :-)

  6. Nice characterization of the album, DoktorG. :)

    Seen objectively its a good album with a lot of ideas in sounddesign, composition and percussive work. Battle Of The Future Buddhas masters of their craft.

    But in the end, it doesnt catch me that much.

    I feel boring, if i listen to the whole album. I think the sound design is too similar within "The Light Behind The Sun". There are alot of good composition, but to low progression within the tracks. The suspense can't beeing held.
    In compare to "One Love": "One Love" has this one significant composition, this one significant strong melody, which hold the whole track, without the track gets boring. This is missing here. But Electric Universe has in detail another style of Goa.
    The other darker album, which was released by Suntrip, was "Fairytale" by Ka Sol. I think its the better one. The tracks has more varity in sound design. And ok, "Fairytale" goes another way, its harder, has more energy and its more a compilation of tracks by Ka Sol as an album with one story. The question here is, works music for an album better, if the music on the album is of one piece? Maybe it would be better albums like "The Light Behind The Sun" would be shorter, not 80 minutes, but 50-60 minutes?

    Nevertheless "The Light Behind The Sun" has two strong tracks, that I keep in mind. The first track "The Crane" with his roughness, with the acidsounds, the dark glimmering atmosphere and this really interesseting sample of a mechanic robotic chanticleer. The second one is "Ghost", which has a really strong melody @2:08min, a nice spooky atmosphere and progression. :)

    At the end "The Light Behind The Sun" is a solid album. And I would give it a 6,5/10.

  7. On 7/19/2019 at 11:42 AM, Manuser said:


    And for me, it can be a hit-and-miss affair.

    UT001 is one of them, it sounds like proto Goa on a fast tempo. Far East Frequency is a catchy trancy track that was released in the Mind Rewind series. Glycogen is a highlight here, a typical brilliant melodic Goa trance composition of the mid-nineties. Apollo is a short but awesome proto Goa track, catchy and easy to digest, cannot go wrong with this to close an album.
    The rest is more techno oriented and in my opinion forgettable, not inspiring and did not age well (that is my issue with some Japanese psytrance).
    Even though it's not my personal favorite style, it's definitely good enough on a given day.



    My favorite is "Far East Frequency " and this was, as you said, on the mind rewind. All in all a little bit disappointing for me. But the cover-art is very very good. :)

  8. The reviews here are really positive. And iam happy for Median Project that many people like his album. But i have a another opionon.

    On the technial side the album is "boom"! Really clean and perfect production. But the music on its own and the sounddesign dont catch me. No memorable melodies here, no hooks i wating for. It feels like 10000 arpeggiators, delay & reverb fx playing together the same notes ever and ever again. One idea/compostion for nine tracks. The sounddesign sounds cool, ok, but it has nothing special. For me it sounds like Katedra with a little bit of Artifact303. Within the album the tracks sounds to similar. If I skip through the album I think its the same track as before.

    The compare to Mindsphere and Astral Projection, I think, does not fit completely, because Mindsphere and Astral Projection has memorable melodies and compostions. And the sounddesign has more variety.

    Maybe Iam to trancy for this album and more a freak of music than productions skills. ;-)

    3 hours ago, kartoonz said:

    This just seems to grow on you on every listen. I very much agree, pls give it a couple of listens before judging. This is a very intense neo goa album!

    I think, its not an good statement to say listen to an album 100 time and then its sound good. If i listen to an album three times and it dont catch me, then it is boring for me. Maybe I like it in 10 years, if i listen again. That is possible. ;-)

  9. Funny topic.

    4 years old:
    The first favorite song i remember is "Lambada" by Kaoma :D


    9 years old:
    I get the cassette of the techno-smurfs as a gift. This was my favorite track. Original was "Omen III" by Magic Affiar, i think.

    10 years old
    "Children" brought me to electronic music and trance. :-) RIP

    1996 was a great year for commerical trance: ;-)

    My first "underground" track was "trash the temple". I dont have the vinyl :D It was included in the racing-game "Screamer 2". I love the whole soundtrack. As a child i recorded is on cassette to take it with me to the school trip in 1997. :)  Recently i notice, that many tracks, maybe all tracks were released on vinyl by serious artists. This year I bought the vinyl from "Trash the Temple". And the track is so good, very nice Acidtrance. One of my absolute favorites until now. :)

    12 years old
    In 1998 i bought my first cd: The Love Parade 98 comilation with tracks by Dr. Motte & Westbam, Energy 52, Kai Tracid and Aurora Borealis. "The Milky Way" was my favorite track (with the Naline and Kane rmx from "Cafe del mar"), which originally released in 1994.

    And yes of course it was in 1998, the best Tunnel Trance Force was released. So cool tracks are on this CD by Hypertrophy, Push, Aquaplex Meets Jumk Project, Travel, C&M, Plastic Angel, Double Force, Dj Dean etc. :)

    13 years old


    18 years old
    With the comedown of commercial trance I looked for new music i bought two compilations with Psytrance called "Goa"

    My favorites were:


    I like it and went back to the electonic market and bought this here: my first Oldschool Goa exiperence. ;)

    19 years old, my favorite tracks:


    20 years old
    In 2006 I discover this forum to look for new music. I read reviews about Filteria, Khetzal and the compilation "Apsara". I bought it all and was blown away. :)


    30 years old
    After 10 years of mainly listen to goa, I went back to trance and discover Oldschool trance by Eye Q Records and MfS. :)



    I listen to goatrance, trance, techno, house, ambient and electro. :)








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