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  1. Sure. Any ideas are welcome. Psynews is all yours and you shall do whatever feels good for it if you want it tu survive beyond its 20th bday
  2. And here we go again... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalreprints/elysium-liveand-beyond?ref=project_lin We can follow the heist from here now:
  3. And here we go again... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalreprints/elysium-liveand-beyond?ref=project_lin We can follow the heist from here now:
  4. And you will be robbed. You may read about the previous heist here : I want to make clear here this is not personal, there's no hate, no vangeance or anything like that. I love Elysium music. But people need to be informed that the delivery part of the deal is pretty much never fulfilled. Believing in this new fundraiser is like believing in a version of Santa Claus that slips a paper under your door on December 25th and asks you to pay if you want to get some gift, and when you're stupid enough to slip a banknote in return, you can hear his car revving before you even get the chance to open the door or read his plate number. Oh BTW no Elysium at ZNA 2019. Like in 2017. Like... baaaah fuck this.
  5. 6 more months have passed Neither the Indiegogo campaign nor the FB link were updated, as the campaign just turned 6 years old...
  6. 1) FB messenger or SC. Have a friendly text ready presenting yourself and your project. 2) Harvest tracks, listen on and on, build a < 80min story. Artists ask between 0 and 1000€/track. In the Goa genre we're between 0 and 200, most of the time 75-150€. 3) Anything is possible regarding advances and/or %. At suntrip we don't like generating sales statements regularly and paperwork so we offer a fixed amount. But in some cases we gave some %. ...over nearly nothing in terms of sales (cds: plummeting, digital: a joke). Another aspect is the rights: who keeps the rights? We try to get them for 5-10 years in case we need to repress. Some artists want to keep them, I always say "OK", whatever. I know my answers are not very specific but after 15 years I still consider myself a beginner of the matter. Contact me on FB messenger for specific questions, I rarely come here.
  7. Oh my, time flies Even though it's been much less active since Facebook, it's still there ! It might even survive Facebook ahah! For those who don't know the story , here it is. Oh and I just saw one of the early Psynews members is Psylent Buddhi, and we're about to release his tracks on Suntrip. Wow!
  8. Please read and respect these rules/guidelines before posting new reviews. 1. Please use the appropriate release year before posting . If you're posting in a "multiple year" thread (ie. 1990-1994) then specify the release year in the thread title. 2. If youre an artist / label that wants to promote a new release please use the Promos group and not this one! ANY promos found in the reviews section will be moved and the one responsible for it warned. 3. This section is for psytrance reviews and psytrance related genres reviews. If you want to discuss the best releases this year, what albums should be considered classics, the reviews section layout, the quality of reviews, the latest Tool release, want to request a review, etc. etc., then please use the General or Off-Topic sections of the forum! This is intended for psytrance music and subgenres so no reviews of parties or other music genres. A bigger tolerance will be allowed for old stuff (stuff released before 96) since back then there wasn't an "official definition" of psytrance. Also chillout/ambient genres are allowed as per usual. 4. Before posting a new review, check if a review of the album hasn't already been written. If its the case then write your review in the already existing thread and do NOT open a new one! Finding older topics should be easy, use the Search function: type part or the whole album title and dont forget to limit the search to the subforum of the year you want to post in. If you're starting a new thread for a compilation then you should ALWAYS write the title under the format : "V/A - Name of comp". So that all the compilations will be easier to find. So do NOT start a topic with "VA" (no "/" between the V and the A) or "V/A :" (":" instead of "-"), "VA Name of Comp" (no "-" between the V/A and the name) etc. This is because how search works. 5. When opening a new thread put the name of the album and artist in the topic title and make sure it doesn't have any typos (or else the search function wont work). If you made a mistake, you can easily re-edit the title by using the Edit button at the end of your post, if that function is not working, then use the report function and report your topic to moderators asking to correct the typos. (UPDATED) 6. The new psynews staff has decided that first review, or first post, should always be longer than normal. This doesn't mean an essay by any means. A nice example of a short but still informative review would something around 300-400 words not counting release details. It is surprisingly easy to say things about something you like! People come here to read about the release, to get some information how it is and stuff like "this release is killagrgrhrhrg" won't tell them anything. After the first post you can post mini-reviews and discussion if you so wish, but no derailing of a thread is allowed. If you feel so strongly about something that does not generally have much to do with the release, please make a thread in an appropriate section and stop posting in the review thread. Here is a few well made reviews that should give the general idea on how an informative review could look! https://www.psynews.org/forums/index.php?/topic/54539-solar-fields-movements/ https://www.psynews.org/forums/index.php?/topic/56930-fragletrollet-playground-of-spirit-shaman-film-records-media https://www.psynews.org/forums/index.php?/topic/54395-crop-circles-tetrahedron https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/73083-martian-arts-giant-locusts-tip-records/ 7. Personal grudges against artists or reviewers are not welcomed and will be deleted and might lead to moderation so try to use your brain before posting. If you have anything to say to the artist or another reviewer you can always PM (Private Message) or e-mail them. 8. When you open a thread please include Cover Art, Tracklist(preferably with track lengths), release date, label etc. relevant information regarding the album you are reviewing. Also it might be a good idea to include links to shops that are selling the release. 9. For color or size codes please do not over-do with them and remember this forum has 2 skins so the color white won't show up on another and color black won't on the other. Also remember to clean up font formatting that may be carried over when copying your review from one site to another. For Image usage, it is allowed to post images or gifs in reviews but for images try to keep them relatively small so it won't make the review look cluttered and cause problems for readers. Happy reviewing!
  9. Artist: Bluetech Date: 2018-10-20 By: Sound Strider and Gagarin Project This interview has been copied at the request of Psybient.org. https://www.psybient.org/love/bluetech-interview/ Evan Bluetech produces his unique recipe of electronic downtempo music. Explosions in technology and software have enabled him to explore the edges of contemporary music production, and a sound has developed which draws from the psychedelic community as well as the experimental/IDM community. Active all over last 20 years, he is preparing the new album and re-releasing his classic 2003 release – Prima Materia https://bluetech.bandcamp.com/. Interview by Interview by Sound Strider and Gagarin Project. Some questions were asked by psybient.org readers via our fb page. Publication date 20/10/2018 Hi Evan ! First of all thank you for finding time to talk to us and to give some knowledge about you to your fans ! Where are you now ? Hi ! I’m in my studio in San Diego, CA. Let’s start from beginning, do you remember the first gig you ever played? My first live gig as Bluetech was at a psy party I was throwing in 2001 with some friends, and involved a tons of hardware! Took three people to make it all happen. How did you first discover electronic music/the psy scene? I first discovered electronic music in 1990 and got into artists like The Orb, Spacetime Continuum, Irresistible Force, Vapourspace, Brian Eno, etc. What drew you to the downtempo side? I had quite a few years of producing and DJing dance music, and by the time I was really getting deep into production I wanted to make music similar to the artists that had first drawn me into electronic music. Do you think psychedelic electronica has peaked as a genre? If so where / when? I really have no idea. I don’t consider myself a psychedelic artist, and listen to music across all genres from classical to death metal. What I do is only classified as psy by folks who are into that style. Otherwise I get booked at festivals and venues which play all genres of electronic music. You’ve been doing this a long time, what change to the music game that you’ve witnessed was the most unexpected? Honestly, the biggest change has been the lack of physical sales. I used to be able to pay my rent with CD sales! I don’t even print CDs any more because I can’t sell enough of them to cover the costs. I still do vinyl, because I personally love and collect vinyl, but those prints break even. Obviously technology has a had a huge impact on how this music is both made and diffused, chiefly by becoming more and more accessible, do you think this is ultimately a good thing? I’m all for democratizing the process, and making music more accessible to more people. I personally benefit from all the amazing ideas and concepts being explored in modular synthesis right now, so for me its a good thing! How has your set-up evolved over the years? I found an old interview you did on Isra trance when you were totally in the box, whereas your latest batch of releases are full of analog synths and modular craziness, was the software/hardware evolution sudden or progressive? It’s been a slow process. I started with all hardware, and shifted into software production due to accessibility of modular concept in Reaktor and other software, and have slowly built my studio back into a hardware based setup. For me personally, hardware is so much more immediate and literally hands-on. I get more satisfaction twiddling knobs and patching cables then I do clicking a mouse. And musicians are blessed with a massive arsenal of amazing tools in the modular world right now, both analog and exciting new digital circuit designs. How do you feel about EDM and dance music culture finally hitting the mainstream in the US? Do you think this has a negative or positive impact on the underground culture? Has it hit the mainstream? I guess I don’t really have any perspective on it, since I don’t get booked at mainstream venues. In the liner notes for your 4 horsemen releases you mention a ‘long period of creative drought’ can you tell us a bit more about what happened? I think I’ve shared as much publicly as I want to on that matter, but I faced some very painful changes in my life and to people close to me, which I had to take time and space to grieve before I felt like creating again. Thankfully that period is over! Have you ever considered giving up on your music career? I would never give up on music, but absolutely I think about walking away from the “business” part of the music business all the time. Touring is very challenging and hard on the body, mind and spirit, especially as I get older! Which of your tracks is your personal favorite and why? Whichever one I just finished! Until I can’t stand listening to it anymore, and have to make something new. Lol. Luckily that feeling fades. I think Leaving Winter Behind is probably my favorite, as that track came out fully formed. It wrote itself in a couple hours, and I just had to hold on for the ride. As you gain more experience how has your creative process changed? Experience allows me the freedom to not second guess myself. I’m not “trying” to make music, or make a particular sound, or keep up with what is happening in any given scene. I just create, and explore whatever feels right in the moment. Some people will like some records and dislike others, and that doesn’t really matter to me, because music is something that is essential to who I am as a person and has to come out of me. So I guess I just trust the process, and allow whatever is needing to come through to come through. It makes for a much smoother creative workflow. What’s the one piece of career advice you wish someone had given you when you were just starting out? Find another career? Haha, just kidding. I think the best advice I can give is what someone gave me, and that is that if you have 1000 true fans then you are set as an artist. Maybe those 1000 change over the years, but if they are loyal then you have what you need for success. Don’t bother chasing the 100,000 fans, if that is meant to happen it will, focus on honing your craft and being true to your own vision so that those 1000 true fans can go on the journey of your artistic process with you. What are you listening to at the moment? At this very moment King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland album. Two thumbs up! Any young producers/musicians you feel we should be paying attention to? There are so many I wouldn’t even know where to begin. And here are some questions from your fans: Tell us about your life in Hawaii, are you completely running on renewable energy yet. I don’t live in Hawaii anymore. That period of creative drought and processing some painful life experience I mentioned above included stepping away from Hawaii and the house that I worked hard on there. Im currently in San Diego so I can be close to my friends and family, which has become incredibly important to me! I’m hoping in the next few years that I have the opportunity to end up on some land and try again. What are your favorite synthesizers (hardware or soft synth) and gear to use? I have a hardware list on my Liquid Geometries album coming out in Nov for those that are curious, but I’d say at the moment I love my Empress Reverb pedal. Its a close tie with the eventide H9 (and blackhole reveber), but I think the Empress takes the lead for super lucious infinite space creation at the moment. For synth stuff, there are so many awesome modules, but my most used is probably Intellijel Atlantis which is an SH101 clone. It was my first module purchase for Eurorack, and still gets used a lot. The Synthesis Technologies e352 Cloud Terrarium is pretty awesome too! Lately for my live rig I’ve been bringing out the KArp Odyssey and Abtrakt Avalon, which is an amazing 303 recreation with a few extra tricks up it’s sleeve. I mean, everyone loves a little acid right? How do you find the psybient scene has evolved during your years of creation? It’s hard for me to answer this, as I don’t really consider myself to be in that scene. I mostly play events in the US which have a lot of crossover with the jam band scene here. I used to get booked a lot of international psy festivals, but not so much anymore so I don’t have a great window in that scene. Artists that get identified with Psy outside of the US are treated like other electronic artists here since the psy scene is not so big in the states anymore. Do you find much differences within your listeners, depending on their country of origin?; Aka, playing in the americas vs Europe, and so on? I’ve alluded to this a bit above, but I don’t play much in Europe anymore. One thing I definitely noticed however, is that in the US I get booked at clubs and such and people always dance to my sets. International festivals tend to have much heavier music for dancing, so when I play it’s the “chill-out” and everyone is sitting or laying around. It shocked me at first as I thought people didnt like my music, but I guess its just a different in scenes. Believe it or not, I guess Im “dance” music in the US. Each album seems to take a new direction, which keeps it fresh. I know you are working on the remaster of Prima Materia, which is among my favorites, but do you feel an itch for a new original album in that style? What do you feel when you re-explore the vibes from that point in time? Inspired? Who knows what comes next! I just finished a modular album which is very sequencer and arpeggiator driven and kind of a nod to classic berlin school albums by Tangerine Dream and early “chill-out” music. I will say it was pretty sweet to hear Prima Materia through new ears after the remaster and it sounds so much more full and present. Maybe as it re-soaks into my psyche it will generate a sister album. Lets find out! Links: Website: http://www.bluetechonline.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bluetech Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbluetech/ Bandcamp: https://bluetech.bandcamp.com/
  10. 6 months have passed so I'm compelled to pull the alarm handle for the 5th time. @Celaripo I didn't back this album, and I don't hate Elysium. I just think it's time to point at stop those who abuse the scene repetedly. @thanosp81 backers ave been waiting for nearly 6 years! If we stay on a 2-year/track mixing rate, then we can expect the release in 2024 (hopefully). Thanks for the FB link btw, cause the Indiegogo campaign wasn't updated.
  11. Hello, Since we had to move to GoFundMe, the link is now https://www.gofundme.com/psynews-org-board-and-domain-upgrade
  12. The Ambient Forest line up has been disclosed !! Live: * E-Mantra – Suntrip Records / Romania * Etnica in Dub – Etnicanet & DAT Records / Italy * Mindsphere – Suntrip Records / Turkey * Ancient Core – Melusine Records / Romania * Pete & Pan – Belgium * Solar Powered Beings (aka Jagoa) – Suntrip Records / Belgium * Skarma – Suntrip Records & Global Sect / Hungary * Menkalian (part of Cosmic Dimension) – Suntrip Records / Macedonia * Encens – Koyote Reocrds / United Kingdom * Haitaka (aka Triquetra) – Suntrip Records / Belgium DJ’s: * Seb Taylor DJ set (Kaya project, Angel Tears,…) – Interchill + Dragonfly / United Kingdom * Anoebis – Suntrip Records / Belgium * Rodminus – Malta * Masala – Neogoa / Japan * TB – Suntrip Records / Germany * Bandagor – Belgium * Kosmologos – Belgium * Yella – Global Sect / Serbia * Pavane – Suntrip Records / Belgium * Dušan Lončar – Serbia * Goasis – Suntrip Records / Australia * Hase – Romania * Longcat – France * Mars – Suntrip Records / France * Mawski – Romania
  13. Hello We just updated the lineup here with all the new artists, including RA ! You may want to have a look at all the DJs we annouced!
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