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  1. Label: Timewarp Records Date: August 2018 Format: Digital 1. JaraLuca - Evolving Forces 07:27 2. Fiery Dawn - Alien Planet 08:08 3. Clementz - Seduced By Stars 09:41 4. InnerZone & NervaSystem - Ribos (InnerZone Remix) 09:24 5. Mania - Ingenious Neomorph 09:25 6. Proxeeus - Cthulhu Lives 10:44 7. MeloDeep - Spirit Of The God 09:19 8. Clementz - Ae Re Stu 06:03 9. Atlantis - Crystal Sphere 09:40 10. Spectrum, Ion Vader - Freedom or Death 08:04 Timewarps latest goa compilation, including a DJ Mix. Let's gooooo!!! Jaraluca: What an opener of this fine compilation. Jaraluca presents a goa monster with a deep bassline and fantastic synth lines. Gradually the track intensifies as the synths go crazy. The synths carry the track. It is so cleverly made. Real climactic goa trance with a hypnotic feel to it. Love it! Boy, would I love to hear it at a party. Jos? Fiery Dawn: Fiery Dawn's contribution is a slow starter and a rather linear track. Although it gets a bit more interesting after the 6 min mark, it's not a (big) climax. It's an easier track to rest a bit. I was hoping for some surprises, but I'm left hungry. Clementz: Hints of acid hypnotically injecting your brain. This sounds good! Gradually the track goes into melodic style while keeping the acid lines in the background. Quite a relaxing and pleasant morning track here, but when played out loud could cause some damage in the final run where everything comes together. Nervasystem: Shit, this is a demonous track. Slowly it grabs you, hypnotizes you. There are pads, acid blips, whatever you want. But they're connected in such a way that a hypnotizing track is made. One hypnotizing section after another. Not sure why the voice is talking about some molecule called ribos instead of ecstacy. Ha! Wonderful blistering finale where synths meet pads meet acid! Mania: Shit, why does this have to sound like it's 1996? I mean, the ingredients are there. Spiralling synths, a rolling bassline... But the kick is so dry and pale. There is not enough thickness in the track for me to really enjoy it. Guess that's the oldschool vs newschool thingie. I miss the deeeeep bass. Not bad, but not my style. Proxeeus: Yes, fucking yes. We have reached the 10 min long holy grail of this compilation. Ladies and chaps, Proxeeus is here! Where on his 2 albums he mainly explores (successfully) 303 sounds, this track has it all. Dancefloor madness it is. Right from the first second I am immersed in overwhelming sounds. Then the bassline crushes my skull. The goa train has left the station! Lots of laser sounds and lovable melodic synths is what this track is all about. The personality of this track is immense. It's like Proxeeus had a vision, a thought, and melted it into music. Only the truly blessed can do this. Oh yes, and there is acid 303 madness too. Lots of them. Jos! Play this shit at OiG XXII. Omg I die. Melodeep: A sweet oriental-influenced goa number surrounded by acid. Makes me think of Antares or Ra 9th Style. Very sweet on the ears and definitely on repeat here. Lots of details in the background if you listen carefully. The melody comes into play at certain points in the track and give it a very personal feel. I catch myself humming it after a while. Likey! Clementz: Clementz hits hard with this track from the start. Hardly no intro, just cuts right to the chase. Fantastic goa synths are all over the place, carried by deep basswork. I would go nuts on the dancefloor! Aqueous sounds and acid blips push the track forward into the next mayhem. Yep, dance material here. Ace! Atlantis: I'm gonna admit it right away. I'm in love with this track. It doesn't go crazy with loud chaotic sounds. No, it exists and intrigues purely because of its hypnotising ability. The bassline is very addictive and always present. My head is nodding up and down because of it. The bassline is surrounded by acid and bubbles and this for more than 9 minutes. It's an unstoppable bulldozer. Grooovy! Spectrum, Ion Vader: A pussy would end an uptempo compilation with a downtempo track. But DJ Lurfilur is not a pussy. No sir. Another uptempo goa track to finish the album. Perhaps it is the madness of the former tracks that leaves me unimpressed with this last track. Very instrumental, sterile and linear. Not strong, but good for winding down from what we've heard before. DJ MIX A a bonus, we get a DJ Mix by DJ Lurfilur, who mixes all these tracks together for a good hour of non stop goa madness. And a well crafted mix it has become. Congrats man! Conclusion: A must have compilation. Timewarp is sometimes hit and miss, but this is a hit. And DJ Lurfilur has proven to be a connoisseur of compiling goa albums. Hail! Buy links: Bandcamp Beatport Psyshop
  2. Yep, and even Track 3 Heaven & Earth is beginning to go all over me. One hypno monster.
  3. A while ago I wrote some words here about GS records and Median Project spitting out goa that has lots of sounds, but don't really go anywhere. Sort of the same rhythm for 8 minutes without climaxes or surprises. Great sound design, but poor story telling. I had that feeling even more when I listened to the samples of "In The Depths Of Space". Now, this is a good example that samples not always reflect what's truly inside. I listened to this album now a few times and it's time to set things straight. The first 3 tracks are exactly what I wrote as critics before. Great sounds, but I'm still very hungry when the last second of each track ends. I feel that nothing really has grabbed me or surprised me. But... From "In The Dark" on (track 4) , the album is a bliss of melodic, pumping, climactic goa trance. Listening to the rest of the album is sheer joy and pleasure. The writing is really good, the engineering spot on and the basses deep and rolling. Immersion in total fantasy. The remix of Life Support System is indeed a killer! So I'm sorry of not believing in you from the first, but you are a master. Well done, Median. Well done.
  4. Thanks for the results! Congrats to Hypnoxock and CBL!
  5. What a great appearance on The Call Of Goa 3!! I'm at work now, but I can't wait to get home and listen to the samples. Yeaaaahjj!
  6. I'm hearing different stuff too when I listen to it over and over again. When it seems like just another goa comp, it really isn't! There are more layers and intellect to it. Hot stuff here.
  7. Title: The Call Of Goa Vol. 3 - New Horizons Label: Timewarp Release date: February 2018 DISC 1 01. Nova Fractal & Median Project - Gravitational Field 02. Omneon - Deep Space 03. Median Project - Unearthly Winds 04. Consept Lightwork - Between Dimensions 05. Innerself - A New Breed Of Reality 06. Jaraluca - Yin And Yang 07. Siam, Ion Vader, Cactus Arising - 1000 Waves 08. Event Horizon - Shiganshigana 09. Sykespico - Disparsion 10. Persia Vibe - No Limit In Galaxy DISC 2 01. Zopmanika & Innerself - The Origin Of The Universe 02. Consept Lightwork - Constant Channeling 03. Clementz - A Dream About Saturn 04. Omnivox - Stellar Collapse 05. Clementz - Pernille 06. Alantis & Median Project - Supernova 07. Sky Technology - A Ray Of Light 08. Hypnoxock - The Choice Is Yours 09. GoaD - Planet Overdrive 10. The Maniac - Uploaded Astronaut 2018 already counts 4 months now and we've had a few excellent goa releases and albums so far. But this one takes the crown! And honestly, I have never come across a goa compilation, ever, that is so varied, fresh and full of wonderful energetic monsters. Timewarp is a sublabel of Ovnimoon, a parent label that is less and less shy of incorporating goa elements or even full flash goa tracks in their comps and albums. The Timewarp sublabel focuses on goa, with da master Nova Fractal in charge. Together with DJ Lurfilur, Nova Fractal has compiled a two-discer full of new school goa trance. I never heard of DJ Lurfilur before, but he's Swedish, seems to know his game and he's wearing a Suntrip t-shirt on his discogs photo.. Can't go wrong there. :-) When it comes to goa compilations, there always tends to be some filler tracks on there that you skip anyways. Just to get to the good stuff. But The Call Of Goa Vol. 3 is none of that. It's a Tyrannosaurus Rex of a compilation! This compilation is filled with class act, addictive, perfectly made GOA trance. The mastering is ace, nothing sounds bland or harsh. It's all energy from start to finish. All new school heroes are present here: Nova himself, Hypnoxock, Median Project, Clementz, Omnivox, Omneon, Cactus Arising, ... you can see the tracklist. It's amazing. But the music behind the tracklist is even more amazing. All artists showcase their talent and the best they've got. The tracks tell a story and actually go somewhere. High. Including some newer names such as Consept Lightwork and Persia Vibe. All good. And ending with a 160 BPM crazy twister from The Maniac just tops it off. Even though it's ridiculously fast, it works!! I can't go and detail every single track here, since it's impossible and it has no use. Goa trance compilations have a new standard now, and Timewarp has set it right here, right now. Get this one if you even remotely like goa trance. It's just perfect and will make you smile for more than two hours! Psyshop link
  8. The first LSD track I heard was Gamma One, and I was instantly in love. A breath of fresh air through goa land. More EP's followed, an album followed, but I became less impressed as it didn't feel new or fresh anymore. Something was lacking. Now, talent always comes to the surface again. And what do you know?! YES! Danny aka LSD is back with a bang! On "Infinitely Intricate Unfolding Kaleidoscope" he still uses his biggest trademark: the basswork. This is incredible. All tracks have a glooming, pumping bassline in the back that carries the track. And the kick. Wow, LSD doesn't make big loud drops, but when the break ends, the naked basskick sneaks in like a lizard and it screams UNDERGROUND! What sets this album apart form previous releases? In my opinion, overall track structure and soundscapes. Every track is a story, a beauty with so many delicate synth sounds. Never harsh, but so sweet. And always psychedelic. The slower bpm of some tracks is perfect to make the tracks breathe more. It's very difficult to select a favorite track. Maybe Wave After Wave because of its floating nature. But the whole album is so very beautiful. "Infinitely Intricate Unfolding Kaleidoscope" is LSD's stamp on goa and psychedelic trance. His best work to date. And I'm proud to have the cd on the shelf. And I'm sure we will be blessed with even better and other work from him in the future. But let us first enjoy the beauty of this music. Congrats Danny and Neogoa!
  9. Wow, I love this topic so much. What a great gateway to good music. I just looked up Dubsahara and the latest Shpongle. I'm in love.
  10. Yes, the poll! Uptempo: 01. Jikooha - Spacemen Underground 02. Morphic Resonance - Trip To The Stars 03. JaraLuca - Fata Morgana 04. V/A - Phases Of Madness 05. Hypnoxock - Eurythmia 06. KOB - Identity Mash 07. V/A - 604 Syndroms 08. V/A - Terraformer 09. E-Mantra - Compendium Downtempo: I wasn't in the mood this year
  11. Get a load of that Ion Vader track. It's fucking ridiculous! I'm buying this!
  12. It has been since Antares that a belgian based artist has made an album on Suntrip if I'm not mistaken. We had to wait a long time for a second belgian, but Triquetra's debut is finally here. I have recently reviewed their tracks on Inti as good and not so good. I wasn't really paying attention to these two brothers. Last november I went to OiG XXI in Antwerp, mainly to see Ra live. Ra was superb, but Triquetra live was frikking amazing!! Right there I fell in love with their enthusiasm, energy and music. Music that moved us all that night. But anyway, I digress. How is the album? Well, it's VERY GOOD dammit! I was afraid at first when I heard it was gonna have an old school feeling to it. And I always liked the complexity and heaviness of new school. My roots do not lie in the goa of the 90's. But I have been doing some research on artists and cd's from that era and I have found some true pearls there. At last I understand the beauty of what has been and where it all has started. I understand the beauty of simplicity too. Ecstatic Planet is not simplistic. Not by far. But it doesn't rely on very heavy basses or a plethora of dense sounds either. And it seems to be a very good compromise. It's astonishing how every track is a journey on its own. Each track has more than enough twists and changes to keep it pleasant to listen to. The music is very unpredictable and it's full of surprises. The loads of energy come from the many acid lines inside every track. Perhaps overkill for some, but perfectly placed for me. Garganthuan Tribes takes the cake for all of us because of the live didgeridoo. And when you have the honor to see them live you will see and hear the didgeridoo live as well!! What an experience. Starbirth is another track that brings me into total immersion of goa sounds. But the whole album is good. That's what I want to say. Fresh sounds from Triquetra. Job well done guys!
  13. I've only listened to half of the album on bandcamp and fuck .. it is very very good. I'll surely review this one day once it has sunk in. Very groovy, spacey and hypnotic! And fast!
  14. I'm following your thoughts on this one. Terraformer also began to show this phenomenon. But they have amazing t-shirths though. I wore one at a party and I was all lit up! When more t-shirts become available, I'm buying them all!
  15. Do you mean the off-key sounds they use? Synths that doesn't exactly match the track's main key. It's typical Jikooha, but not everyone is a fan of it.
  16. They gave me a night to remember at OiG XXI, so without thinking this one goes in my collection! Go my brothers!
  17. Just finished a bit of dj'ing with this CD and it was amazing! I found myself jumping around and going bezerk on the many melodies, twists and crazy journeys. I've been listening to this album for a long time already and it's not going to stop. Hypnoxock made his best album here and it breathes goa madness. So positive, clever and uplifting. Well done Hypnoxock!
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