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  1. I am afraid I don't know that On my side it displays all the old emojis like before. I could imagine that they do some trickery with apple now though.
  2. I'd like to add: you can also donate us BAT (these are earned by just using the BRAVE browser, which rewards you if you activate ads ... this way empowering you and only you with the decision on who should receive ad rewards - we would be happy if you chose us...)
  3. I checked with Mars and it was no exploit ... it were indeed technical problems, caused by an update -- the very thing that should protect us from exploits... Not gonna bore you with the details. I am super glad that we got this back to a working state.
  4. Hello everybody hooray, we've had new technical issues Since the last update, I could not post anymore. I investigated the problem, found out it concerned all message fields. I switched to about 4 browsers, it didn't go away ... I figured that it must be the editor, so I now disabled all customizations for the editor ... and it seems to work again now, at least for me. I don't know if anybody else experienced the same problem. Let me know. Also, feel free to let me know any stuff that's still broken ... I'll do my best to get back to you cheers RTP
  5. RTP


    Here's one for you:
  6. ... and the Necro of the Month award goes to ... Can I ask: how did you dig this up ... did you search or did you have a list somewhere in your pocket that this question is still unanswered? The post from Otto Matta up there was worth digging up though I can't contribute to the topic, sorry...
  7. I'd celebrate that Do we have any more crazy old fellas in our scene? I think with most people, with age they go out less. It will hit us too. But these ones ... mad respect for carrying on
  8. Hi, Komet Bernhard ... andybody know this guy? A Berlin legend. I think he and Raja Ram should go for a beer. (please use auto-generated subtitles with auto-tranlate to enjoy)
  9. He sings like HEDNINGARNA know them?
  10. Hi - thanks for stopping by For me personally it's good to hear that you will stay true both to the old school and to the new sound. It also will be easier for me to recommend this to others than if it was pure old school ... I know purists on here LOVE that old school sound ... but it's more easy to connect people with the other tracks, I would say... I'll note that kick plugin ... will check it out.
  11. I have registered, that this section meanwhile contains so many promotion posts, that I am going to establish the following rule: I only allow ONE promotion thread per member anymore when it comes to the vendors of sample packs, sample sounds, VSTs and all that. I am sick of the current situation, that we pay the hosting of this site out of our own pockets and thus practically pay about 60% for others' promotion threads. I will gradually clean up this section and put all monetary content promotion into single threads and if you have more promotion to post, then use your thread and do not create new ones. This section should be for discussion and dialogue with people who produce music and not serve as a collection of promo threads. thanks for your consideration (This of course does not affect any artist or label announcements! We want to be here for artists, creators and listeners, more than ever before.)
  12. Hi folks, as you may know, I have a studio project together with a friend (who does most of the work - I'm just the creative input saying "it would sound cool if you put that there" ). We have just finished a new track - or, more like a beta version I would say. Nevertheless it's probably better than most of what we did before ... and we are finally back to psytrance, so I figured I might ask here if anyone has feedback for us or if you wanna know something, I'm happy to share as much as I still remember It's not out of possibility that we might tweak this further ... but I figured that I might ask for feedback before we do so - why not...? We called it the "Advanced Dealer" And even if you got no feedback, then: enjoy and cheers
  13. I would like to hear that too! Maybe @mars or @Global Sect have his contact info and can point him to this thread? That would be b e a u t i f u l
  14. Hello Jon Cocco! It's a delight for me that I have the pleasure to comment on a review of yours, I think this is a first I almost missed this delightful album due to the drama caused by Psychedelic Superbeast. Man, that put me off ... I completely forgot about it - until I finally got shown the beauty by having discovered one of the tracks in @Basilisk's "Saturnine Exapnsion" mix ... there he put the Divine Plan in -- which I discovered after a few hits'n'misses guessing the track from the list -- and that got my attention, because it was my favourite track in that mix. So I checked the album out and found the thread again. Thus, I am now the excavator of this topic ... but it's not that long anyway... I come to a truly interesting conclusion: I seem to be attracted particularly to the tracks which you find weaker (Apex is an exception - I am with you on that). Not only it is for my mind easier to follow the more simplistic structure, I also would feel that in the simpler tracks there is more "light" in the air, more uplifting feel and I like that more than the "complexity bonus" of the tracks that you point out as more interesting for you. I'm a huge, huge fan of Astral Traveler (candidate for best track on album for me), I like Dreamland a very big lot (reminds me of modern Astral Projection), Solar Warden is also very very good for me -- and then my euphoria kinda takes a break, only to return for Divine Plan (second candidate for best track on album for me). Tracks 5 to 8 are in NO WAY bad, don't get me wrong. They are very good! It's just that on my personal level, I feel more attracted to the aforementioned ones than to the others. I think I have a somewhat high sensitivity towards these "more goa power" tracks and they tend to contain too much energy for me. Which is why I always approach real oldskool Goa Trance with a certain respect mentally, knowing of its power. My consumption of real old school Goa was and is scarce, in the past I had compilations, not albums ... which facilitated the practice to make breaks between tracks ... and I had the fortunate case to pretty soon drop into that pocket dimension of old progressive, where I have built my mental hideout and where my mind is not exposed to so many sound stimuli Fun fact: the first Filteria album I may have played only twice or three times - once, deeming it too strong ... and then saving it up for migraine attacks (I can guarantee this technique has a profound effect, I can see music in geometric forms and in colours when on a migraine). So, actually it's GOOD in my perspective that this is a more accessible album than the first by Artifact 303. I personally might probably not have enjoyed it that much if it wasn't. Anyway, maybe my ramblings can contribute to enrich the dialogue and see something positive in the fact that the album may not be as "intense" (?) as you have hoped...? I also like the tenth track by the way Summing up: it's a phenomenal album for me and I LOVE it - albeit maybe not for the same reasons as others on here
  15. We could arrange a wedding for them. Maybe they show up?
  16. In case you're interested, you can try look up some stuff from the old demo scene - they were very good in that: tweaking the maximum out of old hardware. If we had this level of tinkering right now, I'm sure the results would be jaw dropping... But sadly the development has been going in the opposite direction - maybe also due to shorter attention spans. People quickly jump on the next train. Maybe there's a small localized hype if somebody came out with a real innovation in our scene, but I guarantee it will be soon forgotten or replaced by the next trend -- which is very odd, because this scene usually never cared about such things as "trends".
  17. True, so true! I have registered that phenomena already years ago ... and it's not that cheesy "in the old times it was all better" rambling, there really is something to it. I meanwhile have dedicated a huge part of my free time to FIND interesting music - music that is modern (more or less) and still has the innovation, energy, zest and vibration to keep ME going. It is not limited to psytrance, I threw that overboard long time ago. Even when broadening the spectrum to all styles I can say it is NOT easy. I am very picky. I also have a theory why modern stuff tends to be in worse quality that goes beyond the simple explanation, that "people like older stuff better because they might connect it to positive experiences": I think it's due to oversaturation with possibilities ... you can now warp sounds in ways never before possible, do this creative notion here, then do that ... I saw it with my mate in the studio. This oversaturation leads to people not going into depth of the technical options as in the times before, where there was less to do and only few manuals to read and not a truckload ... and this inevitably lowers the quality. Just like old computer programs were engineered meticulously to tickle the best out of the old (slow) hardware don't matter anymore right now because we've got huge loads of available computing power in any laptop, it's the same with the music programs and loads of VST plugins. I am quite sure there is an overload. Remember the old Silent Hill game? The black fog was a hardware limitation ... but it went so well with the game that it actually enhanced it. Life gave them lemons, but in this case they turned them into wonderful lemonade It's the limits - or more precise: the way how to deal with the limits (i.e. creativity ) - that are delivering a big part of my interest in the pieces. I like DEPTH. Diving deep into one method and not jumping around wildly off to the next when you haven't even scratched the surface... Good musicians have a way to limit themselves to fewer pieces of gear and fewer options to achieve just that: quality over quantity
  18. Seems perfectly okay to me. Can't please everyone. These sentences, however, have different (and more reasonable) words to them than the above "it's software" / "it's not software" topic ... I guess people were just confused about that. I find it cool that Mr. @Filteria answered here. I'm no superfan of that track ... and I like your explanation. As for the EVOLUTION thing ... that is a supercomplex topic. Where do you want it to evolve? Faster bassline? More melody? Sometimes, you can't have more or it becomes cacophony in a BAD way. Isn't it just rather the case that each and everyone of us just wants their synapses tickled in a good way? Well then: if you do have a way that you like your synapses tickled, then everything against that way will not float your boat, nevertheless how technologically advanced it comes at you. I at the moment enjoy an old Matenda track ( Matenda - Sophisticated Mind ) and am reminded again: you can throw me the purest, most crisp new production, maybe even avantgarde and creative and progressive and ... I won't like it more than I do my listening experience right here right now...? I get WAY more "disappointed" when I see people not MOVIN' anymore to the new (and old) stuff ... no ENERGY ... if you get what I mean. This is becoming a slight problem for my motivation ... I percieve most people have 9 to 5 jobs and a latent grumpyness at the current political and societal situation and no nerve anymore to deal with any deeper topic - or even with something slightly negative... But well, if people only traffick in these whitewashed hallways of their comfort zones anymore, you get a bland combination of music, style and actions (!) that is just that: no evolution.
  19. And the "Excavator Of The Month" award goes to...
  20. XL already sold out ... they say: "they will get more" ... I hope
  21. If you want a recommendation that might be more to your taste, try this: (This Morn Omina are a terribly underrated band, by the way...) However, if you are interested in a bit more info on my position about "what is scary in music": I have thought about this reply the most. I can not really look into your mind, but I understand you are looking for something "scary" and "strange"? The "strange" concept can be found in our psytrance music a great deal, it will just be a matter of what type of strangeness you are after and then which bpm or general setting, basically ... but the "scary" part is where it gets tricky in my opinion. It may have to do with the fundamental question: "what is scary to you?" "Scary Music" - is there even such a thing? And I mean this question in the deepest sense. I have been running through pitch blackness (i.e. a dark city park around midnight) with only the above mentioned "Tigerhill" on my ears, then I (metaphorically) turned round and did the same backwards with Noma, Prex, old S-Range, everything kinda "dark progressive" that was available ... I cannot describe the feeling as scared, rather "on high alert" because I didn't wanna run into any drugged strangers. This also didn't change as I tried to "up the ante" and bpm with Gappeq or Kindzadza. I have listened to a great deal of sick black metal ... nah, I also cannot find scaryness there, only a general question of "what do you actually wanna do with all this - with the dark symbols and texts" in my mind. Slaughtering goats on stage? I have not attended, but it wouldn't be scary ... it would just be "intriguing", just the same way like human feces thrown into the audience (I cannot recommend this, by the way). "Dark ambient?" Sure, why not - it only is difficult to find gigs, but that's what mp3 players are for, right? However, the general tenor with this music is, that it might have an impression that "this is scary" but when I actually listen when the tracks or pieces play, then it's actually not scary at all - just calm, cold, a bit depressing, that's it. I do not know about you, but "scare" emotion was not triggered on my side. The closest to a "scare" - or rather: a huge impression and impact - was Anthony Rother and I have to give him credit for that: it was his track "Escape From Sector 8" played in the Mayday 2021 Stream. This piece broke the third wall for me, because he was playing in an empty hall with only machines "dancing" to his music: the motors of the spotlights moving and the screens on the floor flashing ... and then I had this realization as he spoke directly at the camera: "I am not real. I am not here. I am a virtual machine, running on (an) operating system: A.I. Technology. Predicting someone's future [...]" ... even then, the music alone wouldn't make me scared, I guess, but the DELIVERY of the message was what got me so good. So I think that when you are after "scary things", your quest will continue - because first: scare is something personal ... and second: it's (in my opinion) very difficult to find scare in music. that was my 2 cents on this issue P.S.(post scriptum): Yes I was gonna recommend Eat Static, as a second or "third course" on the menu ... they are one of my favourites ... but I have tried to analyze the request and especially the answer to my post more and I think the threadstarter might not be looking for it... Yes, also I thought of Tigerhill. Might be a good one. However, still the above applies...
  22. Interesting that you mention Chi A.D. - Liquid Neon Sky ... it's good danceable oldschool goa for me, celebreated especially for it's appearance in the "Battle For Na Pali" promo video, which unfortunately never resulted in the great fan-made Unreal game expansion which was promised, but nevertheless, great track(!) ... anyways, it's something which I would not associate with "weird sound territory"... (are you after "weird sound territory?" ... your first post, it reads like it) Where I come from - the depths and crooked canyons of Old School Progressive - there were plenty of strange sounds, weird compositions ... it fitted together very well though. Try this for example as a starter: [Mittelstandskinder Ohne Strom - Live Tropical Fish] Tell me if you like that - or what else, so I can serve more
  23. Nice idea! I'll have something to check out in the coming days/weeks... I hope the mentioned people are safe. Sorry that this goes a little offtopic, away from psytrance, but: My main source of info is a youtuber called "Супер Сус" - or, more precise, his cameraman Dmitry Gromov who posts on this channel ... he does visits around the country, talks to people, shows what's going on ... two months ago the channel was just a few lunatics (in a good way) doing urban exploration, now it's turned into a press report from the war ... pretty dreadful though to see the destruction In Austria there are pretty good programs, for example the Austrian Post sends humanitarian aid parcels free of charge, if you pack it. In case you got a good input to whom in the Ukraine we could send some stuff (private address and at least to some extent working postal service is needed though), drop me a PM and maybe something can be worked out...
  24. 13 years later I can say: still a great album Boy it's already 13 years ... it aged well ... but daamn what a long time...
  25. ...well that was a good grip right into the bongwater on my side then This is proper good though, I like it It almost reminds me of Hux Flux ... melody-wise ... the track vibrates in the same way like old Hux Flux did, only a little faster. Modern Hux Flux is ... not the same, yours sounds like it would be a better successor... .. however, try this: What do you think?
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