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  1. Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger. It defines Goa trance for me... perfect in every way.

    Tandu - Multimoods seems to be many people's favorite. "Orca" happens to be one of those tracks I keep coming back to. It is a masterpiece. But since I haven't listened to the whole album, I can't put it on my list.

     

    Does "Dementertainment" from Twisted count as Goa album?

  2. Lull - Slow Fall Inwards... I bet this track has caused suicides over the years.

     

    I'm surprised noone has mentioned Amon (Andrea Marutti) yet. The album, "Foundation" is a masterpiece. Tracks like "Mopula" and "Lost" makes you feel like being locked up in a dark boiler-room, with nothing but the sound of a giant furnace to keep you company.

  3. Hallucinogen-fans are hard to please ;)

     

    Hmm.. I would rate it 3½ out of 5. Not a bad piece of work. But I'm not totally crazy for it either. Then again, I wasn't crazy for Shamanix on the first 4-5 listenings. The "Posford-touch" is still there, for sure.

     

    I was more excited with the new Younger Brother-sound. And if I have to compare it to the other Hallucinogen-"tastes" we've seen in the last 3-4 years, I say they were immensely better (especially "Big Tits") - with the exception of Bubble 'n Tweak, which never really grew on me.

     

    Having said that, I'm giddy as holy jumping fuck with this new twitch and life-sign from the Hallucinogen-sphere, indicating a new album is on the way. I'm getting ready for a new spiritually cleansing derangement of the senses.

  4. Look no further than Younger Brother - Happy Pills Taster, from their latest album. Title says it all ;) . Both of their albums are, on the whole, pretty "happy"-oriented.

     

    As someone mentioned earlier, Youth vs Abakus is also pretty happy-go-lucky kinda stuff. Look for a track called "Spiritual Being".

     

    Other recommendations:

     

    Ott - Splitting An Atom

    Shpongle - The Nebbish Route

  5. It's not on youtube, but you have to watch this; 45 gorgeous minutes of HALLUCINOGEN-sounds in super-crisp quality. Enjoy :)

     

    http://www.psysurfeur.com/video_trance_goa.php

     

    Scroll down a bit. It's the one called Hallucinogen Live 12.2006 (switzerland). The first 6 minutes of the show are on youtube, by the way. Search "Hallucinogen Switzerland" and it should pop up. Simon does a really cool build-up, using live-synths.

     

    The tracklist is:

    1. E-Rection - Out Here We're Stoned (Shpongle Remix) (Available on Raja Ram's Stash Bag 4)

    2. Beast - Trouble

    3. Hallucinogen - Fluoro Neuro Sponge

    4. Hallucinogen & Joti - Big Tits (Available on Twisted 10 year Anniversary DVD Bonus CD)

    5. Hallucinogen & Lucas - Pipeworm (Available on God Save The Machine from TipWorld)

    6. Hallucinogen - Shabby Trance (also Available on Twisted 10 year Anniversary DVD Bonus CD)

    7. Manmademan - Karahana (Hallucinogen Remix) (Available on Manmademan - The Legend Remixes from Turbo Trance Records)

    8. Hallucinogen & Joti - Long Long Arms

    9. unknown - possibly a Metal Sharon track. I commonly refer to this one as "The acid is out of our league". It has Eat Static and Hallucinogen written all over it, so it's gotta be Metal Sharon ;) .

    10. Hallucinogen - Shamanix

    11. Shpongle - The Seventh Revelation

    12. Shpongle - Around the World in a Tea Daze

  6. Dark Ambient is definitely my number one style:

     

    LUSTMORD: The Place Where The Black Stars Hang, Rising

    AMON: Mopula, Gateway, Time is Waiting, Osirion,

    LULL: Lost Sanctum, Long Way From Home, Slow Fall Inwards

     

    Mystical/Space Ambient:

    MATHIAS GRASSOW: The Old Park, Siddharta, Selina, Nightveil

    JONN SERRIE: The Far River

    JON MARK: Eye of the Falcon, Sirocco

    And occasionally, PETE NAMLOOK: Asbendos, Winter, The Flight

     

    Psymbient:

    SHPONGLE: all tracks

    SAAFI BROTHERS: Mystic Cigarettes and Midnight's Children-albums

    INFINITY PROJECT: The Answer, When Sound Becomes Color, Mystical Experience

    ENTHEOGENIC: Absolute Love, Twilight Eyes, Pagan Dream Machines, Invisible Landscapes

    YOUNGER BROTHER: Ribbon on a Branch, Sleepwalker, Psychic Gibbon, Safety Zone,

    GALAXY

    SOLAR FIELDS

     

    Various:

    MODULA GREEN

    FULL MOON FASHIONS

     

    I never considered Shpongle ambient, by the way. Occasionally they move into ambient territory on tracks like Invocation, Shpongle Falls and And The Day Turned to Night, but I believe that Shpongle is a genre in itself. There are just too many crossovers to accurately define it as a style.... which is pretty much a style in itself.

  7. I have had my picture taken with Simon Posford on two occasions now. And everytime I was too shy to say a single word. He probably thought of me as a weirdo :). But he seems really friendly and makes funny faces for the camera. Nice bloke. Maybe I'll buy him a beer next time and ask how he comes up with all those weird noises.... And when that Metal Sharon-album will come out.

     

    I shook hands with Prometheus at Earthcore in 2006 and chatted with Chicago on the dancefloor a couple of hours later. Just brief hello's and how-are-you's.

     

    Also, I chatted with a guy from Ozric Tentacles at Sonica 2006 and bough the Arborescence album. He had a nice selection of their CDs next to the stage.

     

    I almost met Ott, Tristan and Youth on a couple of occasions. But I am too damn shy. I can't help but feel a little awed in the presence of these talented musicians, whose art has enhanced my life over the years. Silly me ;)

  8. I miss Laurent "Deflo" Deflores. whose monster-stompers "Implacable" and "Tio Mate" grazed the ancient Flying Rhino Compilations. Some of the best goa from the old archives, if you ask me ;)

     

    No doubt, such evil goa-trance was not meant for this world and it has since then been reclaimed by the Dark Lords that summoned it to this plane :lol:

  9. How can you NOT love that insane, distorted voice in the beginning of the Big Tits-track? :blink:<_< ... a MASSIVE stroke of genius in my book - the best thing to be pulled out of the Posford-hat since Stretchtastic and the Lone Deranger-era. Though they could have picked a better name for this one... Kind of simple for a Posford-track. I guess the Joti-Hallucinogen collaboration chose a fascination for mal-proportioned body parts as the theme for their Audio Chemists project (as Long Long Arms demonstrates).

     

    The Shabby-trance sample doesn't do this brilliant track justice. Waaaaaay to short and lacking the best parts (i know this one from several live-sets). It's available in full-length, with bad-to-medium-good sound quality, on www.psysurfeur.com. Seriously promising stuff! ;)

  10. I bought 3 DVD´s over the years. Solstice Music Festival, New Maps of Hyperspace and Liquid Crystal Vision.

     

    Solstice was definitely the most interesting. The production quality was amazing and it offered a very interesting peak into the festival-culture, which at the time, was unknown territory for me. I also got a few good laughs from some of the interviews, particularly Raja Ram. It was also my first opportunity to witness Shpongle Live and it was trippy beyond words. The DVD contains a clip of a Shpongle Live concert on Mt. Fuji in 2001, one of only 3 Shpongle live concerts ever performed.

     

    New Maps of Hyperspace was a bit of a disapointment. It contains some nice clips (especially the Shpongle show), but it lacks some of the background-stuff on Solstice. There are just so much more that could´ve been done here.

     

    Liquid Crystal Vision was more of what I was looking for in a psy-DVD, but I can understand if it doesn´t cater to everyone´s taste. The musical direction and the pace of the DVD is really high-quality, though at some point it lapses into nonsense, IMO. The track-selection and musical direction, however, is flawless.

     

    There is not much happening in the DVD-department, sadly. But I´m really looking forward to Supervision II from tip.world. It supposedly contains specially crafted videos for timeless classics like Astral Projection - People can Fly and Shpongle - the Sixth Revelation, plus some behind-the-stage footage from the tip.world soundlabs. It is something I don´t want to miss.

  11. FractalGee - Fractal artist & Goa veteran that can spin everything! I wish I had his cd collection ;p

    http://fractalgee.com/

    lots of people on Psynews are goa addicts so check out his Petrified Brain and Mushy Brain sets. both 4 hours of GOAld

    Morlack - love what he spins. knows his psy and creates the best of moods in the arrangement of tracks.

    True... His Schmangled Brain-set rekindled my goa fire with timeless classix like Anubis - Rites of Ra, Divinorum - Antigravity and Deflo - Tio Mate.

    And Morlack... WHAT can i say? His interrims can sometimes make even the blandest tracks sound interesting. He´s got some serious skills, whether he is mixing chillout/dub/psychill or psytrance. Check out his Lucid Dreams-, Happiness- and Cybernetica-mixes on DI.FM. :)

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