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Everything posted by johnb820

  1. Been listening to Hallucinogen a lot the past week or so. I will still never comprehend this part with the vocal patterns shifting in the stereo. The way they pan with the delay in and out of the established beat, moving up and down the keys, being stretched and squashed by the background pads. It's mind boggling. https://youtu.be/0xWmLC47JLM?t=2m58s
  2. No no no. It's not on youtube yet. You've just been time traveling again. This music has some unintended consequences but if we just close our eyes and imagine...
  3. Now that's just funny!
  4. Trying to figure out why people like stuff like this...
  5. Seriously this sounds utterly mind melting! This is like if you took Project Genesis and smashed it together with IFO.
  6. Clearly it's a puzzle. AZ = Arizona. NHJO is an anagram for John. HYENNRO could be an anagram for his last name. If we follow the dates of his soundcloud posts we can actually find coordinates to a particular place in Arizona. Why, Arizona. It all makes perfect sense.
  7. For more enjoyment and greater efficiency, consumption is being standardized.
  8. I would be negligent if I did not mention Omar Rodriguez. And of course his major band, The Mars Volta. Just listen to the guitar solo at the end of this song. It's orgasmic.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBkdv6FZLsE The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
  10. NHJO might be well known around here for his remix of Mahadeva, but I personally think this track is his best work!
  11. Try not to think too hard about that polyrhythm or you might go crazy.
  12. So so many. Alternative platforms that are as heavily trafficked? Few.
  13. If you don't like what is being produced in Goa Trance, I suggest you produce it. I don't care if all you do is spend a few hours in (name your favorite software). I want to hear it. Send it to me and I will listen to it. No two artists have the same interpretation/production style and Goa Trance is open to anything and everything. If there is anything this genre has taught me is that it is the closest to good, honest, inclusive, expression that is not found in the vast majority of other genres. Of course, the labels have their own sound/interpretation that they like and want to release.
  14. Wow, ektoplazm has been with us for so long. I remember back it was really just beginning. I was looking for psytrance parties in Toronto back when Basilisk still did darkpsy gigs and he would post upcoming events on the site. It's been a weird journey for ektoplazm. I can't tell just how much Basilisk is still involved, but for whatever it's worth, I have to give it credit for surviving this long. The hosting bills, the server space, the bandwidth, reviewing submissions, are all just so mind boggling.
  15. But it's ok, I lost faith in humanity a long time ago.
  16. Awesome! Congratulations! I hope you have decent employment and living arrangements for the time being. I graduated in January 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and it was extremely hard for me to figure out what to do next. I knew I did not want to move back in with my parents, so I had to find employment as soon as possible to pay the rent. I took crappy jobs for about 2 years before finally taking the plunge and just quitting to find better work more suited to what I am capable of. That was the hardest 4 months of my life back in late 2014. I wish you luck!
  17. Pretty sure more packing layers would increase the weight and make shipping cost more and extra jewel cases are cheap.
  18. All genres? Easy. The Mars Volta - Cassandra Gemini This song will play at my funeral.
  19. The first time I tried 4-FA which is a stimulant/empathogen, kind of somewhere in between speed and MDMA. It was one of the first really warm days in spring and I was off of work. I grabbed my bike and took off on a ride. What ensued was one of the most blissful, beautiful experiences of my life. I was listening to RA's Unearthly and I can remember so vividly what it sounded like. It was just a wall of sonic ecstacy blasting through my ear buds. The harmonies were combining together in incomprehensible ways. Like imagine a high pitched, highly complex phaser with tons of feedback whirr
  20. I had a lovely time with this album over the weekend. Lush pads, breathtaking, hair raising strings wash over every single one of these tracks. Some of the earlier ones on the album have a slightly slower pace, while some in the middle have a faster, more upbeat pace. It is brought full circle by the final track on the album, "Inner Peace" which is very much ambient, practically beatless. There are wonders behind these compositions, contemplative moments, extremely well crafted. It might not be the most complex downtempo stuff I have ever listened to, but I enjoy its sweet simplicity.
  21. About to head outside and work on my new bike. Spring is near! I may have to re-invert my avatar pretty soon.
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