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About Malachyte

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  • Birthday 10/20/1985

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    Ojai, Ca
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    Music: Goa Trance, Psy-Trance, Downtempo, Ambient, Dub.

    Instruments: Keyboard (Synths, etc.), Drums, Violin.

    Other: Mountain Biking, Mountain Unicycling, Reptiles/Amphibians, Video Games.
  1. Bump for old Electrypnose: CDs: Electrypnose - Rêve De Neige Electrypnose ‎- Perdu Au Milieu De Nul Part Electrypnose ‎- Alienation Electrypnose ‎- La Voie Du Coeur DIGITAL: Electrypnose ‎- Humeurs De Barde Electrypnose ‎- Electrip Electrypnose ‎- Digital Manipulations OP has also been updated. Anyone have any of these?
  2. I've tried - on Facebook, on soundcloud, and I think in a few other places as well... with no reply. Do you know of a better way to contact him? Is he a user here on psynews?
  3. Removed Sound Addiction Part I and Part II. Was able to find mp3s online... The CDs left on my list at this point are probably nearly impossible to find these days, but surely someone out there has the files for the two digital releases left on my list: Anyone have the files for either of these two??
  4. I must say, complex and intricate melodies are exactly why I fell in love with Goa Trance in the first place, and I think Filipe did a phenomenal job with the melodies in this album. As far as my taste goes, this is his best Goa release since the Ba'al album and Angels Trumpets. The electronic music scene has no shortage of artists who spend 10% of their time on melodies and 90% on production... which is fine, don't get me wrong - I can appreciate a track with limited and repetitive melodies but tons of attention to detail with the mixing and flow of the track. For example, I know he's not considered "Goa" at all, but take John 00 Fleming for instance - when I listen to his tracks I can tell that he puts sooooo much work into the production side of things and making the tracks flow smoothly and flawlessly, while often-times the melodies he uses are short and repetitive. Arguably, for his music, this gives the tracks even more flow - letting the simple melodies phase in and out with various effects, etc. It totally works for his style. And it's definitely creative and brilliant in it's own way. Filipe is the opposite end of the spectrum in my opinion - and obviously what works best for him is to let his creativity flow through "one melody after the next", and there's absolutely no shortage of brilliant and catchy Goa melodies in that brain of his! So when it comes to his music, that's exactly what I want to hear - classic old-school "Filipe-y" Goa melodies. And with this album I really think he has pulled it off in a great way. Melding his Japanese "Bunraku" style with eastern scales as Bunraku "takes a trip" to the middle-east resulted in some amazing tracks imho. And with a slower BPM song (Camel Ride) and a faster BPM song in 3/4 (Dark Pyramids), the album has a nice spectrum of variety as well. Literally all 6 tracks are 5/5 stars for me! Now do I wonder what his music would sound like if he was more meticulous with his mixing and production? Sure! Back when I wrote electronic music myself I was a huge perfectionist with my mixing and would often spend an entire month on a single track until I thought it was perfect, so I totally get it. But that's just not Filipe's thing, and I respect that. Spending less time being meticulous with mixing gives him the time to produce much more music and bring many more musical ideas to light, and obviously that's what he's inspired to do. All artists are different! And in a sense it gives his music a much more organic, spontaneous, and off-the-cuff type of feel, which I've really learned to love. Let's compare this to non-electronic music. A band that practices and rehearses constantly and spends months on end in the studio perfecting and fine-tuning an album can come out with something brilliant, absolutely! But on the other end of the spectrum, so-called "jam bands" that produce material much more quickly and spontaneously, like Clutch for example, can be brilliant in a completely different way. And heavily processed, meticulously crafted rock or metal music can never sound as spontaneous and organic as it does for a band that just hits record and lets their creativity flow. Again, I'm not saying one is better than the other - I'm saying it's apples and oranges! And to me, Filipe is the "jam band" of Goa Trance. He seems to have a never-ending stream of musical ideas, and realistically, if he spent 6-12 months perfecting the mix of every last detail in a single album, 80% of his musical ideas would never see the light of day, and his music would start to lose that spontaneous and organic feel that it currently has. And just to stress a point - I'm not saying his mixing is "bad" - I'm just saying that clearly it's not a focal point for him and thus he chooses to not be as meticulous with it as other artists are, in favor of spending more time on the actual *musical* ideas themselves. And frankly, given the current climate of all electronic music, I find his approach to be a breath of fresh air... because there's absolutely no shortage of electronic music out there (Goa and other genres) where the production is flawless and fine-tuned but the actual melodies are simple, repetitive, and honestly feel pretty half-assed and boring to me in a lot of cases. So in closing... Filipe putting "melody after melody" in his tracks and cranking out one release after another is exactly what I want to hear from him. Not only because it's clearly what he is inspired to produce, but also because there's already soooooo much electronic music out there with flawless production but simple, repetitive, and boring melodies. So in an environment obsessed with "production quality" over everything else, personally I think it's great that Filipe chooses to spend his time focusing much more on actual *musical* creativity!
  5. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Khetzal - Corolle yet! One of the best!!!
  6. I'm just going to bump this one more time to ask specifically if anyone knows where I can get any of the three following releases (just copy-pasted from my OP). I find it really bizarre that three DIGITAL releases from as recently as 2013 are already hard to find. I'm accustomed to the challenge of tracking down rare CD releases but this is just silly... surely these releases must still be available in some corner of the internet! Anyone have any information? Asia 2001 - Sound Addiction Part I Note: I'm aware that most of these tracks were re-released as part of Vision Future, but there are actually two tracks which are exclusive to this release, so I'd like to track it down. I've found it on torrent sites, etc. but would prefer to not download it illegally if it was originally a paid release (and not just a free promo or whatever). Any information on where to purchase this release legally would be much appreciated, or if it was originally a free release anyway I would feel ok about pirating it... if anyone knows, please let me know! Asia 2001 - Sound Addiction Part II Note: I'm aware that most of these tracks were re-released as part of Vision Future, but there are actually three tracks which are exclusive to this release, so I'd like to track it down. I've found it on torrent sites, etc. but would prefer to not download it illegally if it was originally a paid release (and not just a free promo or whatever). Any information on where to purchase this release legally would be much appreciated, or if it was originally a free release anyway I would feel ok about pirating it... if anyone knows, please let me know! Martin Cooper - Martin Cooper NOTE: I can't find this anywhere as a legitimate paid download nor on any torrent sites or anywhere else. As with the Asia 2001 releases above I'd prefer to purchase legitimately if possible, but if it was originally a free release I'd be willing to pirate it... any information or links would be much appreciated.
  7. ^^ I did! Definitely the most money I've ever spent on a CD... but it was satisfying to finally track it down! I'll be just as excited if and when I can find a copy of CJ Catalizer's "Across The Universe" on CD, I've been looking for that one for nearly as long as I was looking for Aftermath.
  8. Updated OP again. Removed: Knight of the Light - Crusade EP after purchasing the remastered version (with two extra tracks!) from Submoon Records this year. Added [CD]: Angel Tears - Ethno Electro Added [Digital]: Asia 2001 - Sound Addiction Part I Asia 2001 - Sound Addiction Part II Martin Cooper - Martin Cooper Sylica-X - The Re-Search EP Please see more specific notes in original post for each item and please contact me if you have any of the CDs and are willing to sell, or if you have any information on the digital releases on my want list!
  9. OP Updated! Finally tracked down a copy of M-Sphere - Tread In, and a kind discogs user shared Spade - Nostal-G with me as well, so those two releases have been removed. I also added several new ones to the list. Please PM me if you have anything on my list you're willing to let go for a price!
  10. What's the deal with this release? Several weeks ago it was listed as "coming soon" on Psyshop... I've had a few other CDs in my cart for a while now, waiting for this one to come out, trying to save on international shipping and all that... now it's been removed from the "coming soon" list, and it's still not out! What's going on? I want it! :-D
  11. I had really high expectations for this release since Yggdrasil - Prose Edda is one of my favorite albums of all time. This album definitely met my expectations - it's truly unique and amazing music. Really fun to play the drums to as well! One question though... why the name change? I mean sure, this is definitely an evolution from the Yggdrasil album, but "Ineffable Mysteries" Shpongle is hardly the same as "Are You Shpongled?" Shpongle either... all artists grow and evolve over time. That's what new album names are for. I would have seriously overlooked this album if it wasn't for the "(aka Yggdrasil)" in this thread title. After discovering it I've told several people I knew to be big Yggdrasil fans about it, and of course no one had heard of it. You guys are missing out on a lot of exposure because of this random name change. 95% of the fans you gained from Yggdrasil will probably never find out about this amazing Kurbeats album, and that sucks! More people need to hear it!!!
  12. Yea, I agree with you. I'm not really thrilled with the mixing on that one either. I wrote most of it on headphones so a lot of the sounds were EQ'd with too much bass, and I spent hours tweaking the levels and EQs on everything during the day when I could use my monitors, but I just couldn't get it sounding 100% right. Too bad I typically only feel creatively inspired between 2:00 and 6:00 am... I rarely have the privilege of using speakers during those hours. :-( Anyway, thanks for your feedback and support!
  13. I originally posted this in the "Free Music Promotion" area, but didn't get much feedback... maybe it's appropriate to post here as well since it technically IS "Artist News". ;-)
  14. Awesome, I'm excited about this release - just ordered a physical copy. I loved Omegahertz's previous albums. So unique! :-D
  15. Hey Paul, thanks for checking it out and giving some honest feedback. I was a bit bummed out when I posted Crystal Cavern on here and no one commented at all (positively or negatively), so it's nice to see a response this time around. Cheers! :-)
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