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  1. What's sex? I'm married. Just joshing. Here's my soundtrack to the bedroom/kitchen/night bus Get down on it -Kool and the Gang I still have'nt found what I'm looking for -U2 Whipcrack away - Doris Day from 'Annie get your gun' Lip up fatty -Bad Manners Knees up mother Brown -Cockney trad tune the hokey cokey
  2. Indeed. Likewise I wouldn't start a post about every band I didn't like either. However, I like to get FRIENDLY debates going about anything that's generally regarded as great, classic, the best of its kind, most popular whatever e.g. Harry Potter books, the Beatles, Lord of the Rings films, Princess Diana. Why? because I think a lot of people are like sheep and accept things without questioning them. I like to question everything. So, on a very minor level I just wanted to get people's views here on why AP are so well regarded on the psy scene. I never said I didn't like them, just that I think they're best in small doses. Maybe it was a language thing. If it's any easier I can post in French, German or Italian. No problem.
  3. To those slagging me off for this post. Well, it got you going didnt it?? If you dont see the point of this post, what's the point of having a forum. As I said , I was taking my cue from the post about Hallucinogen. Seraph, Amith etc. Duh!!.. this forum is about voicing opinions, good and bad. You dont find me getting all upset just cos several people criticised Hallucinogen, a particular fave of mine, in the other post. So, we dont all have the same views about AP as you. Get over it.
  4. After the post about Hallucinogen I thought I'd put up one of psy's other sacred cows for discussion -Astral Projection I used to have all of their albums but found I could never listen to any one of them all the way through. I used to turn off the CD player after the third tracks. I like AP's stuff in small doses such as within the context of a various artists compilation but IMO their material is pretty samey and too straightforward for my liking. For me they never did anything better than 'Mahadeva'.
  5. In our smallish psy trance world I'd put my head on the line and say that 'Twisted ' is THE seminal album. The one that took trance to a new more sophisticated level. For sure, Hallucinogen is one of the best 3 psy acts IMO. Juno Reactor is another. I'd probably say GNOTR as the third but they only made one album plus several tracks that appeared on compilations. The thing I like about Hallucinogen is that he has strong hooks in his tunes and a quirky element as you can year in 'Snarling black Mabel' and 'Mi-loony-um'.
  6. 96 -98 I guess, when most my particular favourite psy albums were released Twisted -Hallucinogen Let's turn on -Doof Shhh -Quietman Rock bitch mafia -GNOTR Bible of dreams -Juno Synergy -Cosmosis tantrance 1-3 TIP blue and green compilations
  7. Danny Rampling's 'A voyage into..' was the first psy CD I got so it's a bit special. Best actual CD is side 2 of 'Re: Evolution' mainly cos of the Danny Howell's mix of 'Confusional state' by Slide.
  8. Scaning Amazon just now I see that Astralasia have recently re-released their first few albums. I was just wondering what you people here think of them. They're often lumped in with the psy scene and you tend to find a lot of their stuff on 90s Goa Head, Return to the Source and Tantrance compilations. Not that all their stuff can be considered trance. A lot of its quite ambient and tribal/world fusion. Still it's all good stuff for tripping out to. If any of you have lived in London you might've been to the Whirl y Gig where 'Hashishin' was the club's signature tune.
  9. I have.. but to be fair it's not as good as the rest. A bit directionless
  10. Once in a while, along comes an artist or group who's that good IMO that I try to get hold of everything they've done even if I've never heard the stuff. For me these include Juno Reactor, Simon Posford, Underworld, Orbital, Fluke, Joe Satriani, Transglobal Undergound, Afrocelts, Leo Kottke, Groove Armada, Astralasia, Banco da Gaia, Martin Taylor (jazz guitar phenom) and err..that's about it. And you? Psy and other
  11. Yes. I 've made a point out of getting everything they've done, albums, singles on CD, 12", imports ..the lot.
  12. 'Solar plexus' by the Nuns off Return to the Source -the chakhra journey.
  13. cheers for your comments. I have 'Labyrinth' so maybe there's no need to get the soundtracks. Sad man I maybe I have all of JR's output.
  14. I'm not a fan of sci-fi and so haven't seen any of the Matrix films. I know Juno Reactor had a big hand in making the soundtracks for the 2nd and 3rd films but I haven't heard them. How do they compare with their proper albums?
  15. I know this is a psy/Goa forum but I'm just wondering what folk here think of 'world fusion' styles for want of a better phrase. That and psy/Goa sort of go hand in hand, especially with artists like Astralasia and Juno Reactor who kind of straddle both genres. I'm talking about acts like Suns of Arqa, Transglobal Underground, Azukx, Banco da Gaia, Afrocelts etc. I know they're considered out of fashion but all their recent albums have been pretty excellent.
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