1. Your total collection number (including everything: cds,vinyls,tapes etc. from every music genre).
about 1250 + 300 classic music vinyl + 40 cd's classic, jazz, hiphop, etc..
so, about a 1600 i guess
2. Your Psytrance & Psychill (all genres) number (including everything: cds,vinyls,tapes etc).
as i'm more into the grey area's it's hard to draw a line within my collection
but pure psytrance.. i'd say a 200-250
3. Your total cd collection number (every music genre).
counting double and triple cd's as one : about 64 + a 40 some classic/jazz/hiphop/...
4. Your total cd Psytrance & Psychill (all genres) number.
±5 (if you're talking bout true psytrance/chill
if i count in the grey area's that count in for me personally : ±20
5. First Psytrance or Psychill release you bought and when.
i started with buying the typical psytrance quite late, because in the days i used recordstores as source i never really bounced into goa i liked
first typical goa stuff i bought would prolly be Juno Reactor on Novamute, and some Koxbox stuff on Blue Room and HartHouse
this started out probably round 2003-2004
but i'm not really a psytrance freak, i call things psychedelic trance that have the label "speedcore, acidtekno, industrial, techno, etc...."
so i have a different perspective on the term psytrance, and can't really answer that question fully to whats expected
it's comparable with discussing colours .. if i say red or green it fully depends on personal interpretation and perspective to define what colour comes in mind
so i just have an unusual view on psychedelic trance, that's it mainly hehe
perhaps the first things on cd i bought were Eat Static cd's ('99 - '01 somewhere) as i knew a store that had a good variated stock with electronic stuff on cd
6. Fav Psytrance or Psychill release in your collection.
hard one, my favorite things mostly are grey-area's qua style as they are very meaningfull to me,
=> to gain perspective on the old streams and to blend psytrance with other psychedelic genres
but within the style (though i find it rather good techno-trance-acid) > probably Planet BEN - Trippy Future Garden
out of the style into the grey zones (though very congruent with the former mentioned album) that'll probably be Klinik - Sonic Surgery
7. Most important Psytrance or Psychill release in your collection and why.
all psytrance that borders with techno, acid and oldschool trance / rave / house
best material essential for blending in a mix
furtheron, importance is irrelevant for me, as i try to keep my collection filled with releases that i find important working materials
and they all have their own qualities which cannot be compared
8. The most rare Psytrance or Psychill in your collection.
probably something from the Loving Ed Records label, but that's not really psytrance
and my collection is 99% vinyl, so.. can't pinpoint this
or something from Black Totem perhaps
but what do u consider rare ?
rare imo equals hard to find (for example because of lack of represses of old small defunct labels with releases of 300-600 copies, pressed only once
hyped (expensive) stuff is something else .. old items that have become rare because they are so wanted, never were repressed and intensively used by owners over the long period of time
9. Albums/Compilations balance.
96% Albums/Ep's 4% Collections i guess
10. Do you support artists from your country. Do you buy their releases?
as much as i can, but due to financial issues i sometimes have to make a selection in buying
but i certainly do.. except if i find the release itself awful
Bonus question: Do you download Psy for free?
yes, i'm quite the intensive downloader
but that's only because i dont have any recordstores anymore where i can get inspired
so downloading stuff for me is just the way i discover new music that i like, so i can buy them
i dont consider it being illegal, though it mostly is
and i certainly dont use these things to create mixes (i would rather die)
ah yes.. and to conclude my answer : i find mp3-deejays extremely lame
they don't deserve any respect and are a confirmation that internet has a decaying effect on music-quality
don't understand that mp3-dj's get asked for parties, but i blame forum life for this
if u love music, u praise the artists behind the magic of the music ur into
free mp3-downloading has a more massaconsumption nature, which mostly evokes bad taste, and decadence (cultural decay)
but hey.. scene-decadence is a natural process that always occurs hehe
(be it through overproduction, be it through hyping "hits of the month", be it through musical-content getting dependent on social hierarchism and friend-politics)
so dunno if it is appropriate thing to do for me, filling out this list
but i'm more of an allround outsider that doesnt believe in scenes, doesn't work with styles, but works with elements, origine, influences, networks (between artists, labels, etc..) and association to define music
so i'm not really a goatrance fanatic if u consider goatrance being an autonomous and isolated style with roots from the past
i'm more active in exploring the grey areas and cross-influences between different psychedelic electronics seen over it's whole traject from the late 70's till now
allthough qua psytrance my interests mainly reach no further than 1997 (not counting in the few exceptions)