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Everything posted by Padmapani

  1. i haven't bought a single cd for years. it was different when i could still rip cds to my music library, but now i'd have a piece of plastic i can't even read out anymore. buying a cd, paying for shipping and then downloading the files (in a minute while the cd, that i couldn't even play, is not even in the mail yet) feels a little pointless.
  2. it doesn't even have to be goa. i'd also be interested in her take on modern psytrance.
  3. Padmapani


    i think one or two years from now we will be able to actually post such requests and get a halfway decent result. though i wonder what the music equivalent of drawing hands is…
  4. i'm not so much into goa trance these days. more into psytrance a la braincell or forest. i don't really have anything to review because i don't know any good releases from 2023. on this forum you can only keep up to date with goa trance, on reddit the most "recommendations" you get are posts of newbie producers who push their mediocre half-finished tracks and the ultra-commercal stuff that's thankfully not getting much playtime anymore at parties. another site that had previously listed lots of new releases (albeit free to download) went defunct too and is not available for information purposes either… so where are all the releases posted to nowdays? the only album i picked up the past year is airi - correlation (zenon stuff) and it didn't get enough playtime to leave an impression yet.
  5. i recently asked the stable diffusion ai to show me photorealistic images of a psytrance festival and this is what i got: i've seen many strange things and intricate deco at parties but never something like this
  6. it's so easy to prove you wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3t4PaJpR6E
  7. i haven't heard the t5v in person, but i have the adam a8x myself and i can tell you that anytime i hear anytime i hear music played on speakers that don't have the characteristic adam (or eve or hedd) ribbon tweeter, i immediately notice a lack of clarity in the upper frequencies. (there seems to be a recurring pattern that people who ask for opinion of audio equipment online mostly get replies from people recommending their own choices ) of course the only real way to decide is to hear both speakers for yourself.
  8. now that you mention it, the similarities are very obvious.
  9. thanks. there is definitely some influence from there. but it also reminds me of sonic species, which isn't a bad sign at all either. true. and also when skipping through the tracks sometimes the bassline stays exactly the same.
  10. you mean these? https://www.dropbox.com/s/arlizjp8bysq7tl/tsakick.zip?dl=0
  11. true. but he does have a sense of atmosphere and knows when to leave space instead of filling the track up with mediocre stuff. also the clean, almost progressive foundation is refreshing even though he uses the same old e-mantra sounds on top.
  12. nice one. nowadays this style gets me more excited than the latest suntrip compilations. what you hear in the track all serves a purpose instead of cramming pointless or overdone melodies in there, and the sound is nice and clean.
  13. d5 - second phaze imho the second one is the clear winner here compared to the original on blue moon.
  14. could be. i just found the party at goabase (praise them for staying online and keeping the records) and it was just advertised as magnetrixx. but in the reports there is "danke an stefan und heike" so she was there for sure
  15. i remember being at a party (afair there was either magnetrixx or audiomatrixx on the lineup) and there was a woman up there playing at that timeslot. maybe i remember it wrong or they put the wrong alias there on the lineup
  16. nice track. thanks for reminding me of magnetrixx. haven't heard anything from him in a long time. (i just had to check, you're right and i'm wrong in thinking that magnetrixx was a woman )
  17. just what i was thinking. if covid allows for the festival to take place, there no way i'm going to miss it.
  18. you can edit your original post to make it easier for the automatic counting script to function if we will be able to use it. but i have no idea how we could count a label as best release of 2020.
  19. then let's just do it ourselves. we can hope that someone who can automatically evaluate the votes jumps in by the end of april, otherwise we'll have to do it manually.
  20. it's march already and we haven't done anything like this yet? edit: feel free to leave your votes for your top 10 albums of 2020 in this thread. the first entry will receive 10 points, the second 9 points and so on. voting will be possible til the end of april. we will hopefully use a script to automatically evaluate the results so please keep your votes in the following format: Uptempo: 1. Artist Name - Album 2. Artist 2 - Album 2 … Downtempo: 1. Artist Name - Album 2. Artist 2 - Album 2 … ________ i have a pityful amount of new music from the last year, so i'll vote at a later point in time when i have catched up. post your suggestions for contenders by voting!
  21. actually that patch is pretty nice, esp. with the reverb. but ever since i heard the speedfiaker remix, i find that every version of the tetris theme that doesn't come with heavy, distorted 909 kicks is missing something.
  22. i don't think we'll se a "traditional" inactivated vaccine here any time soon. and if we do it's probably not going to be too effective. the hard part about making an inactivated vacccine is getting the immune system to do much (using all kinds of additives to provoke some reaction) and apparently the technique used by novavax is pretty effective compared to more traditional ones. for the booster for south african or brazilian variants the key is probably for them to be available soon enough (we hear enough reports of new waves in regions that had previously reached herd immunity to the original variant). now with the situation in tyrol and the incompetence of our government i'm not sure if we have enough time for anything to come to the market. still, due to their advantage in development time mrna vaccines will again be first. novavax are already working on a booster for the new variants too, but they'll probably take 2-4 months longer until it will eventually be available.
  23. vini vici knew how to ride the cheese train back when they were sesto sento and they do still know it as vini vici. brazil and isreal are probably to blame here. (what i really find strange is that they somehow found their way into the lineup of the biggest rock/indie/metal festival here in austria two years ago or so). highlight tribe only got popular again because vini vici remixed their 90s track free tibet. tropical bleyage is just another average dacru artist. do you think they got more recognition than digicult or u-recken?
  24. i try to get any mrna vaccine i can. now with the studies out and millions vaccinated we know they are safe and more effective than the competition. this together with being easier and faster to produce makes them the vaccines of the future. (if anyone's interested why we get mrna vaccines just now this scishow video explains it in simple layman terms.) i acutally declined the bullshit astra zeneca vaccine today. if i can get biontech or moderna in two months i have better protection sooner than if i get astra today (i wonder how astra zeneca even got their study that's riddled with sloppy statistics, widely varying study protocols between subject groups and seemingly arbitrary choice of what's included in what metric published in any journal). also even though astra seems to convert most serious cases to mild cases that isn't much help against long covid, which is my main worry. with an mrna vaccine your cells start producing parts of the enemy just as when you get a viral infection. the main difference is that it's not the whole virus so it cannot replicate and infect more tissues (the virus can spread to and kill nerve cells, endothelial cells in your blood vessels, heart muscle cells, etc. while the vaccine almost exclusively gets to the muscle its injected in and the relevant immune cells). the spike protein is what sticks out of the virus and is the main target for antibody production in this case anyway. the only other accessible target is the nucleocapsid protein which sits below the spike on the virus and as we now know isn't responsible for immunity in most people (the exact targets on the virus that are recognised by the immune system depend on which individual immune cells your body has produced and come into contact with the viral proteins). iirc >80% of antibodies people produce bind to some spot on the spike protein, and even there around 50% (again iirc) bind the receptor binding domein of the spike protein. but if you're looking for a "taditional" vaccine novavax is your best bet. it's an inactivated vaccine but the study shows a very high efficacy. definitely something i'd also happily take if i happen to get the chance before biontech/moderna. the sinovac vaccine had promising preliminary data from the early days of their phase 3 study, but in the end that didn't hold up. 50% efficacy isn't much to brag about when multiple competetors have 90% or above. oh yeah, the stupidity of the government is something you can always count on. i can't wait for the day when i can finally leave this sorry excuse for a country again. having to stay here for the whole winter instead of spending at least a month in a civilised place where they base their decisions on facts rather than the interests of demented province politicians (or their friends) or on what they expect will appeal to the gut feeling of the idiotic masses really gets on my nerves.
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