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  1. i bet you're not playing into the limiter of your volkswagen nor is your car a converted pedestrian underpass with especially atrocious acoustics. i really have no idea why djs choose to go into the red so much (it doesn't even get louder at that point). i tried to simulate the horrible sound of a particular party at home and iirc had to push the limiter more than 20db as well as choose completely wrong settings and an extra bass boost in the eq before the limiter to get it into the territory of what i was hearing there.
  2. full quality version: realy nice bassline. but that melody at 2:30! thanks for posting this. still i prefer this bassline: deep, warm and flowing.
  3. the basslines of u-recken are surely not as snappy and puchy as those from spirit architect, djantrix or the like (which are also an acquired taste for us old folks ;) ), but i'm still loving those of neural mantra and his frequent flyers remix.
  4. it surely does depend on sound systems and the technicians. at balkan goa fanatics i was quite surprised how good everything sounded compared to other locations. on most systems it's easier to make other psy sound good, but some clubs even manage to make astrix sound like a shitty amateur production. he's definitely talented. when i heard his first tracks in 2017 i wondered why he wasn't on suntrip even if the album is more suited for home listening it's still fine. the chances to experience goa trance on the dancefloor are far in between anyways. it's the same thing as with e-mantra and mindsphere. imho too much of a good thing is still a good thing. even if just a few spectacular tracks would of course be better than a whole album with >50% tracks you can't tell apart if you haven't already listened to the album ten times or so. but i do understand it somewhat. once you've found a way that works for making a track that's guaranteed to be good, it's hard to throw that overboard and start fresh with a new approach.
  5. it also sounds fine on monitors over here but i get what you're saying. it seems as if the kick is the only element not fighting for space. most of the time it has a relatively pronounced click and it has the whole sub for itself while the bassline sort of blends into the leads.
  6. this is often the case for newschool goa with its multitude of layers. it sounds fine at home on monitors or good headphones, but at clubs where sound systems aren't perfect it quickly turns into mush and you don't even notice the melodies anymore. often kick and bass get lost too. i remember a party where it took me listening halfway through a track, then only at the break with less things playing i could make out it was actually one of my favourite tracks (i don't remember which one, it was either something by khetzal or ra). the same thing happened again with mindsphere at the same party. when you finally recognise the track you can fill in the blanks in your mind, but when you cannot (or don't know the track) it's just one big mess. even when i saw filteria at ozora (they really don't have a bad sound system there, far from it) a similar thing happened. many melodies got lost and kick and bass sounded very weak compared to the sets before and after.
  7. i've not yet given it the attention it deserves. all i can say right now is that sand of time is a stellar track. probably my favourite track released on suntrip since earthcall.
  8. over here, some people leave trash behind while others collect more trash than their own. coupled with a few dedicated people from the organisation, it is pretty clean at psy festivals overall. and certainly much cleaner than at other kinds of festivals.
  9. great track. but overlooked, probably because it was not released on any of the "normal" goa labels. @topic nice, hard hitting fullon with a few melodies that remind more more of old logic bomb than the new logic bomb album does.
  10. if you're also interested in throwing illegal underground parties in the woods, we could definitely use more of these here. i can offer an established, but small anough to be very familiar, scene, nice crowd, ok djs, european average drug laws, nice natural settings and the police are very reasonable as long they don't find out where the parties take place
  11. probably a new one. afair he wrote somwhere in the psyproduction reddit that he's working on new goa trance. from the samples skarma sounds nice and triquetra average. but with ypsilon 5, median project and mindsphere also on there it's probably going to be as good as most global sect comps. i know excitement looks different. it seems we just got used to getting a steady stream of good (but not spectacular) releases from global sect. the days where there was so little goa released that every single album created hype even before anyone had the chance to hear any of it are thankfully over
  12. exactly. i don't think we've had as much goa in the top ten before. thanks for compiling the list aspartic!
  13. nice, thanks! other than protoculture - refractions there nothing quite like it. older morning fullon like fatali or sirius isness don't have that mysterious vibe, old talamasca does but is not nearly as smooth. so if i'd he hard pressed to find anything new that's remotely similar, i'd probably settle, even though they're not nearly as energetic or melodic, on some music from the borderline of fullon and progressive such as:
  14. my first muscial love were the beatles somwhere around age 5 (1990). even back then i liked the blue lp (basically their psychedelic years) the most. from then on it was basically my parents' taste (blues to prog rock) until i moved to harder stuff and ended up fully into heavy metal at around 13-14 (1998-1999). after that i got absorbed into psychedelic music (mostly psy rock; floyd, jethro tull, early genesis, grateful dead, …), then as first electronic music added some dub to the mix. since i reluctantly went to a dnb party with friends in 2001, liked it a lot so from then on i went to parties regularly, while still listening to psy rock at home. i went to my first psy party in late 2001 (they still played goa trance there) but didn't think much of it until much later. from mainly dnb i moved via raggajungle to freetekno over the following years (it took a while to take liking to the 4/4 kick drum. "techno" is not easily acceptable for a former metal head . but after my first teknival (also first festival at all), czechtek 2003, it was clear that nothing else compares). once i had made that move (2003, 18 years) some old goa i had on my harddrive started to complement psy rock at home. i didn't think of it as fast or energetic enough for partying back then after a while i became a bit oversaturaed with freetekno and its "party like there's no tomorrow, fuck everything else" attitude and went to my first psy festival in 2006. it had rained constantly for days but at saturday night just before sunrise it cleared up and psysex played. then it finally clicked, i danced like a madman knee-deep in the mud and it was all psy from then on. i the following year or two i wondered why the old goa on my harddrive sounded so different than the "goa" played at parties and why there was none of that cool multi-layered stuff played there. when i finally found out in 2008 i purchased basically the whole suntrip catalogue :). since then it was back and forth between goa and fullon. i finally almost stopped going to parties when they almost always played psycore/hitech whenever it was dark outside, but have started to take a liking to forest which thankfully has replaced the high bpm stuff in the recent years.
  15. totally! i just double checked if memento and pure reality are among the ones i listed, but i mentioned onida and analog device instead
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