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Everything posted by Penzoline

  1. My hearing is actually extremely good with tinnitus. Mine didn't associate with hearing loss, quite the contrary almost.
  2. How do you come up with these kinds of sounds?? I don't understand. The remix album has so many segments of just random fucking alien screeching that doesn't sound like anything a human would make. Like what the shit? Thing is insane. Like Asterope 7:45 and Alcyone 5:00. Uhh...
  3. In that case welcome back It's definitely a little barren here but hopefully we'll start getting some steam soon.
  4. Oh my god! I had no idea this was coming out! I absolutely adore this guys sound. The sounds are generally like electrical currents and the atmosphere is dark and ravey as hell!
  5. I try to relisten to a lot of music but I never have time for full albums. And there is just so much new music coming out, which doesn't help.
  6. Triquetra - Ecstatic Planet 1.Gate to Happiness 08:45 2.Stormbringer 08:31 3.No Unexpected Errors 07:50 4.Homonculus 08:57 5.Gargantuan Tribes (Live) 08:24 6.Starbirth 08:26 7.Psychic Dissonance 08:30 8.Chosen By The Gods 08:36 9.Helios 09:01 Fresh. It is the word I'd use to describe Ecstatic Planet. What this album avoids pretty well is using useless and predictable melodies and instead opts for absolutely vivid and odd sound design. It doesn't really follow the footsteps of modern post-2000 goa where all tracks share same intensity and melody structures, but instead it feels like it's molded from the same clay that Goa originally was. It sounds weird and at all times varied, aside from the screeching acid lines that might be a little over-abundant. It is highly danceable while remaining an interesting listen at home. You could throw tracks from this album to any compilation from the 90s and you'd have a hard time saying it's not from it. There is a clear ravey and unexpectingly alien sound to everything you hear. The highpoints of this album are fantastic(Gate To Happiness, No Unexpected Errors, Homonculus, Starbirth). There are moments that will undoubtetly wreck the dancefloors with their unconventional sounds. Homonculus is a perfect example of the album not conforming to the mainstream goa sound, it's just so weird. There is a melody at 2:00 that just sounds like your auditory nerves just went into overdrive. The tracks that fall a little short from the highpoints generally have too much repetition and can sound even a little bit aimless. Just about every track brings something new to the table for this album, and while it's not perfect, like some tracks engulf too much of the aforementioned problems, it has qualities that full albums don't always have - Variance. The Tracks sound different from another! the only real repetitous sound in this album is the typical screeching acid lines that I mentioned before. If you skip albums released lately you will find the sound is quite homogenous, I didn't really feel the same here. Absolutely not what I expected! I hope that it'll stand the test of time!
  7. I wish to be a homeowner one day. Grats, turn it into an underground goa party place!
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  9. Happy birthday. I'd definitely be in a different place without this community.
  10. I have an idea for a cover for centavra project. lol. All of this sounds good! Katedra's been a long time coming, I cannot wait for that one.
  11. The link didn't show for me ;_; edit: nomad-wear seems to have ceased. I'll keep first post updated if you guys find more official merch
  12. Bump. Does anyone know where this shirt is bought from? https://www.facebook.com/MindsphereProject/photos/a.427693333541.229199.83253318541/10152857182288542/?type=1&theater
  13. I listen to mixes, but usually try to find something that is more story-telling like this Or mixes with unreleased stuff. Rarely do I listen to sets that feel like a string of music with no aim except "I like this track."
  14. Most of the album was solid, but there seemed to be a problem with randomness. For example a few songs were just way out there with the sounds. Check-in and Inculcating Ideas were absolutely over-produced, the random-meter exploded and I can't find them very enjoyable. Identity Mash is also very close to being too much. I think it's a good idea to step back a little for whatever comes next. Jannis is a great producer, but it can get a little overwhelming when you're just throwing cool things in there for the sake of cool things (that's how I felt anyway). On the other hand Folie à Deux, Klecks, Grandiose Thoughts and Cousin It are stellar stellar tracks. Something I definitely expected and hoped for a KOB album. They're groovy, danceable and dark. Klecks definitely taking the cake of being an insanely danceable track, it kind of has this crazy suomi-style going on. I just wished this would have been a tad darker in general. Just check out older tracks like Wet Wet Wet, Multiple Disorder and Lost Belly Of Civilization and you'll know what I mean. Like IronSun mentioned, it might have been a bit too close to Filteria sound. It's still a solid album and above average definitely, a few tracks do get quite a few plays. It's just not exactly what I was expecting when taking the older tracks into account. I'm still very much excited for the next output regardless of having some issues with this album.
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