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  1. Back in the 90s I downloaded some stuff labaled as goa trance, bought some Goa Trance albums see https://www.discogs.com/label/455972-Goa-Trance-2 Later on I noticed that all tracks on those comps were made by the same person... At that time I was heavily into regular uplifting trance, untill I heard Sky Input. That was the turning point. Add the first E-Mantra and Artifact303 albums to it, and I was addicted.
  2. Wow, just wow! I'm glad to be here. Congratulations to everyone here on Psynews!!!
  3. Haha, yeah maybe a bit too early. It's a lot to digest I know. We can always edit our chart to make changes along the way. Let's take some time to do this.
  4. So a very good day to all of you! Oh no, we are not going to stop with the "best of" series. Here we are to continue our world famous Psynews best of ........ 2019! First place gets 10 points, second 9 points, .... Lets' do this! Uptempo: 01. MerrOw - Odysseus (Damn, I still gotta review this masterpiece!!) 02. Pete and Pan - Return Of The Goddess 03. Median Project - Constellation 04. GoaD - Hypnotic Mirage 05. Katedra - We Are Not Alone 06. Jaraluca - The Prologue 07. Psylent Buddhi - Secrets Of The Atom 08. VA - Astronauts In The Solar System 09. Acid Destroyers - Monsters And Mad Man (EP) 10. E-Mantra - Tartarus (EP) Downtempo: 01......... I haven't really listened to this years' downtempo to be honest. Only Yagya's Stormur. Slowly build your top 10's here in this thread and I will announce when it's almost time to close it. Let's say somewhere at the end of february. Post this everywhere you want, so we can get more votes!!! cheers, Aspartic
  5. I scrolled through the tracks in a hurry on bandcamp and must say it didn't stick to me. The tracks are rough and monotonic throughout their length. I'm looking for something warmer. Not to say this is a great effort, putting 3 CD's of norwegian goa trance together. ;-) I'll have a better listen though. Might change my opinion about some tracks.
  6. I'm going for that Atlantis album due in january. Immersion in deep space. Can't wait!
  7. This album shows immensely the essence of Goa Trance. Anything is possible! Goa Trance is not supposed to follow a formula, not supposed to be generic, but innovative, different and just plain fun! Here we get massive amounts of fairies, angels, floating sounds, chord changes, bouncing basslines and much more. Yep, this is a euphoric, happy and pleasant album of music by Pete and Pan. I witnessed them live at Ohm Gathering in Belgium not so long ago and I remember it was the most outstanding revelation. Something different! Very trancy! The whole album breathes the same happy atmosphere. And if I have to pick a favorite: Tantric Tweak. Man that track is phenomenal. Just the right amount of happiness and heavy basswork. Really great great job you guys. I'm enjoying this enormously. Purchasing now.
  8. Happy New Year to all of you! While I'm not that active anymore, but I try, I check this place everyday! To me this is THE portal to all information on good goa trance. May Psynews forever be around!
  9. REVIEWS HERE: https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/75749-goad-hypnotic-mirage-neogoa-records/
  10. Artist: GoaD Title: Hypnotic Mirage Label: Neogoa Records Release: Dec 2019 (digital), Jan 2020 (CDR) Tracklist Part 1 - Hypnotic Mirage 1. Flight Prelude 03:01 2. Two Bright Lights 06:57 3. Intoxicant Engine 06:18 4. Astrodiver 06:19 5. Mission Out Of Control 06:12 6. Unwanted Passenger 06:12 7. Hostile Contact 07:27 8. Aerial Anomaly 05:37 9. Hypnotic Mirage 06:38 10. Extraction 07:35 11. The Little Blue Dot 04:03 Part 2 - Galactic Aviator Remastered 12. Submerged On Ganymede 07:51 13. Outer Passage 06:32 14. Intergalactic Gates 07:13 15. Other Species 06:57 16. Tripping Astronaut 06:13 17. Galactic Aviator 06:33 18. Alien Pursuit 08:09 19. Goa Delerium 08:52 20. Mystic Presence 06:00 21. Lost In Time 06:26 22. Temple Monkeys 07:51 What can I say? By the end of 2019 we have had a huge amount of quality goa releases. Suntrip, Goa Madness, Global Sect, ... they all delivered big time. I'm still in the process of listening and eh well... processing what the talented goa artists gave us this year. Reviews will be added to the threads shortly. Yet an unexpected appearance in 2019's goa catalog made me write a (short) review so you are sure not to miss it. And buy it! Neogoa records sometimes shoots a limited CD release to us and this time its GoaD's Hypnotic Mirage. Immediately when I heard the samples I felt this was an outsider amidst all the goa violence we got this year. Danish Anders Munk manages to melt old school sounds with a warm and thick hypnotic spectrum of sounds. And "hypnotic" is the key word here. Every track is submerged in hypnotic acid bubbles that go on and on until your brain is addicted to it. So beautiful. The mastering is super so your ears can have a break while listening to this masterpiece. Modern goa that doesn't follow any formula, but sticks to a warm hypnotizing feeling. There is not one single filler track. The second part of the release is a remastered version of his previous album Galactic Aviator. Reviews can be found HERE. The progress between the two albums is very noticeable. Hypnotic Mirage sounds much more modern and full to me. GoaD is steadily improving his sounds and production skills. This album is a topper already and I'm sure he will deliver much more in the future. What a surprise! Just ordered the limited CDR. What other choice do I have? Buy link https://neogoarecords.bandcamp.com/album/hypnotic-mirage
  11. Huge, fucking HUGE! I've been waiting for more Atlantis. Finally my space acid dream has come true.
  12. I am seeing the promotions of this fine album including a UV t-shirt. Is there a possibility to order this kind of CD/T-shirt combination on Bandcamp? I'd love to have a T-shirt but also the bandcamp streaming after buying. Any way to do this? Thanks.
  13. Damn, JaraLuca got us all by surprise here! A huge jump forward since his last delicious album. This one is even bigger and better. Lots of unpredictable turns in each track, highly danceable and lots of power. It's a fresh album without copying himself or other artists. Very impressive and candidate for goa album of the year!
  14. DJ Solitare had me in a grip during his whole set last time at an old is gold party. Steady start, but growing to a grand finale.
  15. Does anyone know of any good fora for progressive house and techno reviews and discussion? Seems to be well hidden or non-existent.
  16. It's a great compilation! Everyone does a good job. Review will come someday...
  17. Aspartic

    Va - Terraformer

    @Tsotsi I know we are on the same level. Haha! Goh yeah, about those favorites. I think you like the real psychedelic tracks. But it's hard to define where these subtle differences in taste come from. That's the beauty of goa.
  18. Aspartic

    Va - Terraformer

    When Terraformer was released I bought it without thinking. It's global sect, it has big goa names on it and the cover looks so sexy it's incredible. Honesty pushes me to say that I never dived into this compilation. Was it a busy life, were it other albums released at that time that got more attention from me, was the track list too large? I don't know! Fact is that I decided to relisten to some goa albums I never fully embraced. So I uploaded Terraformer to my mp3 player, got into my bed and pushed the play button. Suddenly I was on a beautiful planet floating in deep space. Smiling! Terraformer, where have you been all this time?! Right off the bat, Centavra sets the standard with a warm floating rolling number. Beautiful pads makes me feel right in space. Oh and the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger/Quaid from Total Recall is just phenomenal! Release of oxygen for the whole planet! Celestial Intelligence's track is ok, but it quite doesn't come up to speed. It just lingers on without any climaxes or surprises. Alienapia is known for chaotic goa messy tracks. And I mean that in a good way. It's all goa swinging around your head and ears. This one is classic Alienapia. Fantastic. A dive into their world of sounds. Lots of sounds. Pure goa. Strange Object by the now famous Centavra Project continues the quality goa story. Nothing to criticise here. Psy-H project delivers a light and sunny track here. But beware, this is complex stuff once you dive into it. Second Alienapia track here doesn't attain the level of superiority the first one had. Some weird stuff can't get my attention. Young old geezer Mindsphere is on speed here. Without a doubt one of the best tracks of this very large compilation. Mindsphere created a track that progressively builds. In the beginning, you think "Mmm, yeah ok". While suddenly the track is already 6 minutes away and you think "Da fuck is this??". Suddenly you're in complete madness. Phenomenal track. Master at work. Javi & Skooma fill the gap with an ok track. The track passed by me very fast. Can't say I was blown away. Omnivox on the other hand kept my attention from start to finish. Extremely lush and trancy track that evokes emotion. Very well done. And very well needed amongst those other goa monsters. Sykespico's track must be the black sheep or the weirdest thing on this comp. Love it or hate it. It's definitely "different" and funny at times with the classical arrangements, but let's say I don't love it. I'm sure their upcoming album will be great. It's a great project. Just not this track. Magician Sergey Petrenko alias Median Project in the cockpit!! Yeah! You just know it's gonna be good. Have you checked his album on Suntrip? Classic already. Mad Space is yet one more goa Sergey pulls out of his sleeve. Top quality, top arrangement and top story telling. Maybe a bit dense at times, but it works! Atlantis is a project I'm keeping my eye on very closely. Mister George from Greece has the skills to create warm and hypnotising tracks. Here he shoots acid and synth stabs it's ridiculous. Fingerlicking good! Fiery Dawn's original track Searching For UFO's was in my cd player just a day ago. The guy does spit out a lot of music these days. But I couldn't help feeling hungry. His productions and track structures are just not up to par with the rest of the new gang. But he's working, that's for sure. Median Project remixes this track and immediately you get something different. Quality remix. Although the outer space signals remain a bit corky. Scandinavian trance now! Clementz likes it hard. It's a mindfuck without pauses. Morphic Resonance style. So ... good! Omneon - Indian Walk is that kind of track that you re-listen after all these years and you're ashamed you never praised it. It hits hard, bangs goa melodies and harsh sounds out of the speakers and leaves you numb on the floor. Unforgettable. A wall of sound. Atlantis doesn't disappoint with A journey out of your mind. Maybe not his best, but hell, it stands out from the rest. He knows his game. Sounds just good. Median project - third element is floating though space like the USS enterprise. Median = excellent fun. Cianendeon by Skarma shoots me back to my "normal trance" years. Lush pads and euphoric melodies. Sweet. But this is fucking goa! Way better than any so-called trance nowadays. Go Skarma! Fiery Dawn pushed back the throttle with his Vibrating universe. Well done, trancy, very laid back intermezzo. Nothing crazy. It's hard to be among other goa monsters. Same for Zopmanika. While it's a maniacal track, I heard better things on Terraformer. Still ok though. The majestic intro of Raving Universe's Ascension grabs you right by the balls. Add a fierce kick and this is a belter! Climax after climax this is crazy shit! So good. So freaking good. It's spinning in orbit around Saturn at ludicrous speed. :p Gaura Nitay by Psy-H is unadulterated goa trance. Raw, aggressive, and without remorse. Nothing beats a good Centavra track. Journey To Another World is lovely. Warm acid bubbles, smooth synths and a rolling bassline. What more do you want?? Climaxes? Check! Centavra's tracks excel in warmth and deepness. 9m19 minutes. Too short. :D Buddy Atlantis is back with his last track Space Mantra on the comp. And he doesn't give in on quality. This is top notch production, a goa trance showcase. I feel an album arising!! Acid style is in the house with Cosmic Dimensions remix of MWNN Possessed. Man, again this comp goes on like a train. No mercy. What an energising and electrifying track. A nitzho kick drives the Mindsphere track forward. This is a galaxy of trance. Stars shine and nebulas unfold. Such a beautiful track. Some chord changes add more lightness to the track. My hero Artifact303 is back with a crystal clear star shooting goa weapon. Gradually he adds layers and layers until a wealth of goa sounds hypnotises you. The man still got the touch. The last part is a collection of downtempo tracks. I haven't dived into this as well as I have with the uptempo part. Psy-H Krishna or Maya makes me think of the good old New Beat rage in Belgium. Slow hard beats. But now with lots of psychedelica. Katedra is present with his known machine-like industrial sounds. So good. The other tracks are very good as well and the disc is a well compiled set of chill tracks. Conclusion: Almost 5 (!!!) hours of the best goa trance there is right now. Should be an instant buy. Global Sect is on a roll.
  19. https://timewarprecords.bandcamp.com/track/consept-lightwork-between-dimensions
  20. Wow, thanks for noticing. I've corrected this! Fair is fair!
  21. Glad I got the CD, because it is a great piece of chill music. Quality production by Jerome as usual. It combines light and dark together, but you feel the goa vibe everywhere. Albeit in a chill environment. This one's gonna be in my downtempo list of 2019. :D
  22. I hope this year many more people will vote, because this list is so full of good music to discover. Like Unknownium. This album completely slipped by me. Listening to it now and I'm amazed! That downtempo list is also gold. So difficult to find good downtempo. Here's a shortlist.
  23. All welcome. I accidentally uploaded those excel images, but I can't figure out how to delete them, haha.
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