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Everything posted by Penzoline

  1. Sorry for taking so long. Accounts have to be validated manually because of bots and if no admin is around it might take a while to approve them.
  2. Very 2000ish trancy. Nice progressive bubbly track. 8.5/10
  3. I've been wondering this a while now. I remember when in 08' I started listening to goatrance a lot. Suddenly I also found satisfaction and interest in buying CD's. Back then there was no bandcamp, spotify or most tracks on youtube. Of course you could always torrent the music, but there were no digital formats that I personally felt were worth it. I started buying CD's from those releases I enjoyed the most. Obviously this eventually led me to the alice in wonderland moment of finding discogs and seeing all these amazing old releases on physical formats. Now that we have a lot of labels re-releasing tracks digitally in all platforms, does this actually affect the buying habits of new fans? Do new fans and enthusiasts even care for owning these sonic masterpieces on physical formats? I personally have special this feeling of ownership with the physical releases, it's just not the same when you stream the music. However when I hit a critical mass of releases (in my opinion) I started buying a lot less.
  4. Oh I did not know that. Interesting since it's not on their bandcamp.. https://classicgoatrax.bandcamp.com/ Anyway that album is fantastic. I wrote a review on it at some point. :p
  5. Huh. This is really cool! I wonder who re-released dimension 5 - second phaze. It came out on spotify a while ago.
  6. Well, some dj's make their sets available to download. For example ziptnf has a lot of sets available. His mixes are really good. https://www.psynews.org/forums/profile/12878-ziptnf/?wr=eyJhcHAiOiJmb3J1bXMiLCJtb2R1bGUiOiJmb3J1bXMtY29tbWVudCIsImlkXzEiOjc1Njk0LCJpZF8yIjoxMDAxODI2OH0=
  7. I'll see if we can do something to make it smaller. Yeah it does feel a lot smoother, especially on mobile.
  8. Hi all! So we've gone ahead and upgrade the board to version 4.5.2 which brought new features for the board. The mobile interface should be much better now and some new smaller features have also slipped in. Upgrading the board however broke the old BlueBoh and Black Chrome themes pretty badly and I've manually created a color profile for psynews called Penzonews and set it as default theme. If you find new glitches or bugs please post them on this thread. We will see if there is something we can do about it. Don't bother requesting features since I don't think any of us know how to code that deep.
  9. I feel you. There was a time I also knew nobody from the scene and I also suck at mixing ( done it twice now ). Playing downloaded sets from the internet is not a bad idea, just listen to them first (at least with skipping), I can suggest you good psytrance sets.
  10. Did it? I'm gonna make it the default theme as soon as I figure a couple things out. I already broke it completely once.
  11. Calm down, we're gonna look into any issues the update has presented.
  12. Members can set their own title after 2,000 content items and yes the title changes in specific increments. I'll still advice not to spam pointlessly.
  13. use the spoiler tags. [spoiler][/spoiler]
  14. I find the whole thing really solid. That last track is really something though, lovely sounds and melodies.
  15. https://e-mantra.bandcamp.com/album/e-mantra-15-years-of-music-special-release-vol-1 1. E-Mantra - Liquid Frequency 2003 08:01 2. E-Mantra - Neural Vertex 2005 09:36 3. E-Mantra - Poltergeist Activity 2002 09:56 4. E-Mantra - Radiant Vision 2003 12:28 5. E-Mantra - Searching Ganesha (Early Version ) 2005 08:25 6. E-Mantra - Telepathic Alienation 2005 06:41 7. E-Mantra - Visitors 2002 06:54 What you have here are some of the older tracks from E-Mantra remastered and some re-released. As a prelude to this short review - I always found Voyager II from Opus Iridium to be perhaps the greatest E-Mantra track. It's extraordinarily brooding science fiction soundscape through the dark void of space had me hooked to his sound before his debut album Arcana. Since then his sound has evolved in many ways. First it became more melodic and uplifting with Pathfinder and then going back to a darker sound of Nemesis. Stapanii Timpului being his latest effort in what represents almost a mix of all of his previous efforts. His sound evolved into a more immaculate style throughout the albums where the rawness of afromentioned Voyager II's sound got refined time and time again and many tracks had uplifting melodic climaxes rather than dark and agressive ones. This 7 track special album presents these older, more agressive tones. The style is already very recognizable akin any later input, but I personally found his earlier music quite endearing. All but tracks 5 and 6 engulf the listener into a journey like what the track on Opus Iridium achieved. Hypnotic psychedelic soundscapes that immerse the listener and encompass the best of science fiction trance. Wholly recommended.
  16. Really, really amazing album. The whole package is fantastic. An instant classic for sure.
  17. I do understand the need for taking a break etc. but transparency and informing your fans goes a long way rather than being silent and having a lot of things happen. People are passionate about the music and I feel speculation over oddities is only natural as they care about the label. Great news that everything should get back in order though.
  18. What? They don't allow that even though you've purchased them?
  19. Nebula Meltdown - Selected Experimental Tracks 2001-2006 1. Bending Space (original 01-01 mix) 06:58 2.Kerberos 06:56 3.Atlantix 07:17 4.Drunken Cobra 07:46 5.Asthma 07:26 6.Hellraiser (Pinhead has a Migraine) 07:23 7.Tombstone 07:29 8.Nebulasphere (original 2001 mix) 08:42 9.Global Killer 06:16 10.The Gnat (Live Edit) 06:37 11.The Gateway (original mix) 07:23 12.The Orcs are Back in Business 08:10 13.Protein Synthesis 08:32 14.Painful Echoes 08:20 15.Last Day at Eden (Live Edit) 08:49 16.Magic Virgo 07:50 17.Technotihuacan 07:37 18.Giant Maggot (2003 version) 08:20 19.Couch Philosophy 07:39 20.Heads or Tails 08:49 21.The Gateway (2005 remix) 09:55 22.Mental Assassin 08:40 23.Ego Hunter 08:49 24.The First Sight 08:30 https://nebulameltdown.bandcamp.com/album/selected-experimental-tracks-2001-2006 "In celebration of my 20th year as a psytrance artist I have chosen here a selection of my older tracks ranging from 2001 to 2006. Some of them are quite bad sound quality-wise but listenable. All of the tracks are done with Fruity Loops 2.70 (those of you who remember the version will know immediately what a pain it was) Enjoy & have a good time all the time." I asked him to share these tracks sometime ago, said perhaps and I'm soooo happy he finally did. If anyone remembers, I hyped nebula before because of tracks like these. Epitome of Psychedelic goa with a suomi twist. Ego Hunter is madness if you need a track to start with.
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