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  1. I'm looking for enjoyment. All the rest is secondary.
  2. http://www.ektoplazm.com/projects/metamorphosis and http://www.ektoplazm.com/blog/ektoplazm-metamorphosis-update-5 and http://www.ektoplazm.com/blog/ektoplazm-update-summer-2016 BTW there's a tshirt design I'd done 10+ years ago for Psynews. If you need it, just ask.
  3. Where do we go? I'm going to listen to some Goatrance
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    Ticon - Mirage (Iboga)

    Ticon - Mirage (Iboga CD97) Tracklist 1 Mirage 7:38 2 Out Foxed 8:18 3 Tripticon 6:24 4 Entropy 8:30 5 Stimulant 8:10 6 Behind The Wall 9:17 7 Violent Serenity 8:27 8 Ether (Album Edit) 8:06 9 Useless Loop 4:51 I was not a super fan of Ticon back in the days; I prefered SonKite, but I have to say this new album really stood out *by far* amongst all the non-goa music I listened to recently. Mirage is a blatantly progressive album. It's not as experimental as other Ticon productions, although it has very well put touches of electronica, and every track sounds like it's crafted with love and is an instant catch. The album starts with an eponymous, cinematic track, with pretty intense breaks, almost giving goosebumps. The sound is crispy, alive. Nothing else to say, just enjoying. Out Foxed is more classic, TIcon fans will like it. There's a nice trancy, then acidish break that makes it really enjoyable. Tripticon is a nice progressive track. Honnestly we're not offroad here, but it's well done, balanced, and not monotonous with its nice melodies in the end. Great. Entropy follows up where Mirage left. Cinematic, aerial, catchy, scratchy, with a solid groove and a superb production. It's like a storm over a summer evening. Awesome track. I like how Ticon manage to make such carefully crafted tracks sound simply enjoyable. If you were looking for more experimental tracks, Stimulant is for you. It makes me think of Star Sounds Orchestra for instance. A rock solid kick/bass couple, ethnic influences, original instruments. Wow. You felt it coming since the beginning, Mirage also has an electro layer. Behind The Wall at last unveils it completely. Just sharp and great! Violent Serenity is more classical. It's not something you've never heard but it completely deserves its place in the album. Ether is yet another of these cinematic tracks that Ticon 2016 can make. That's the little sister of Entropy and Mirage that they can blindly play on a morning! Useless Loop is at the crossroads of progressive, electronica and house. A smooth finisher. To me, Mirage is the best progressive album I've heard in a long time. Go get it!
  5. The first party is always the hardesr. Good job! Other than that, I agree with you that the party promoter is the one having the least fun on the end... Keep your spirits up, good luck for the next party !
  6. ...thought so. I realize being too deep in the scene sometimes sheds a new light over some things. There's so much we wish we hadn't seen or heard, and not much we can really do without doing more harm. Go ask the mods to delete your bloody account, I'm not part of psynews since the first half of 2011. Anoebis even before. Why do psynews-martyr-wannabees we put back in their place keep saying we rule that forum? This is a lie! Get your facts right. You still have my support for the sake of music. If Celestial Beings II gets released, be sure I'll buy it.
  7. I wouldn't have reacted to the Anoebis/Elysium fight but I see Kristian updated his Indiegogo campaign and I don't like what I'm reading. We've never spread gossip, and have always encouraged any initiative to make the goa scene more dynamic. Thinking of something different is just irrelevant. If anyone was slandered this year it was us. I think what Anoebis wanted to address was a trust issue, because we have an album that was "very close to completion"...one year ago, and on the other hand we have first hand infos that Kristian has been "cultivating misunderstandings" with party promoters. That would be a perfect opportunity to look at the facts and prove us wonrg! Kristian, could you please list the parties you've been invited at in the past years and see how your performance went eventually ? Here are those I found via googling and a couple of questions asked: - Dance for Life 2014-12: advance, no-show, no refund - ZNA festival 2015: YES, you were there !!! - Belgian Connection 2015-09 : no-show. - Connection Festival 2015: no-show - Japanese party with Yuta: advance, no-show, no refund Any other party I missed and you want to share? Other than that, I think it's a great thing to revive the Celestial Beings concept. Let's just hope the album gets completed soon. You can count me in the buyers, once it's released.
  8. It was caused by the tables encoding and gave me shivers and a great deal of work. So we had several Driver error reports in IPB even though the thread's title was 100% in latin. Not the post it contained, though, but it wasn't obvious. In the logs I found: Error: 1366 - Incorrect string value: '\xEF\xBC\x9A-Ev...' for column 'cache_content' at row 1 a bit further in the logs we have a database error when the board tries to cache the post. Within that post one can find a link to the japanese site of Tower Records: <a href=\'http://tower.jp/item/4360597/Psychofluid%EF%BC%9A-Evolution\'class=\'bbc_url\' title=\'External link\' rel=\'nofollow external\'> Psychofluid: Evolution、CD- タワーレコード The faulty chars are there. And I noticed indeed that the psynews tables were still in latin and were never converted to utf-8 whereas IPB3 is supposed to have UTF-8 tables. So this issue is 10 years old actually... Using a tool I converted all the tables' encodings and the problem was solved and won't happen again. Crazy shit.
  9. Yeah but there's also MMM and Midimiliz remixes, not mentioning Eat Static !!!
  10. IMO this is a great album. I've received promos of these tracks for years and I can tell they don't age easily and I still find a lot of pleasure listening ot them. To me it's useless to try and compare with RA's previous works. The new album is more dancefloor-oriented and more experimental at times. Terra is deep and peaceful and it uses sounds you don't hear often. Predator Remix is gorgeous, send you to space immediately. A real upgrade ot the original track. Sacred Sands is pure trip to RA's land, with brain-scratching parts Crossing Planet is a destroyer, total dancefloor killer. 12th Hour works wonders on the dancefloors, it blows your brains. It was the last track made for this album, when Menkalian was involved. But most of the strucutre had been set up a couple of years earlier. The preview was great, the final one is awesome. It's very interesting to see how tracks can evolve... Touch a Star just forces tears from your eyes...what a progression, what a story, how many emotions ? Causatum, finally shows RA is still a master at creating downtempo tracks. Naturally you could expect I would be very enthusiastic about a Suntrip album. But we're releasing it because it's great, no more no less I'm sure it will become a classic.
  11. RA - Earthcall - Suntrip Records - SUNCD43 Tracklist: 1. Terra [07:31] 2. Predator (Remix) [09:05] 3. Sacred Sands [10:29] 4. Crossing Planet [11:14] 5. 12th Hour (with. Menkalien) [09:26] 6. Touch a Star [09:02] 7. Causatum [07:36] Total playing time: [64:23] Mastering : Tim Schuldt @ 4CN studios What, nobody to start this review thread yet ? OK I'll do it, as a Goa fan. IMO this is a great album. I've received promos of these tracks for years (eg most of Crossing Planet was produced just after 9th as released)...and I can tell they don't wear out easily and I still find a lot of pleasure listening ot them. As usual this album took years to shape. The RA guys work remotely and also have their own fmaily lives, which is why they don't produce much, but work in small sessions where they rework their tracks on and on. This time, Antonio 'Menkalian' Simonovski from Cosmic Dimension (who was taught many things by RA a few years back) joined Christer and Lars in 2015/2016 and helped putting final touches to a couple of tracks. Terra is deep and peaceful and it uses sounds you don't hear often. Predator Remix is gorgeous, send you to space immediately. A real upgrade ot the original track. Sacred Sands is pure trip to RA's land, warm, mystical, with brain-scratching parts Crossing Planet is a destroyer, total dancefloor killer. Heck, just turn on youtube, enjoy and come back later! 12th Hour works wonders on the dancefloors, it blows your brains! It was the last track made for this album, when Menkalian was involved. But most of the structure had been set up a couple of years earlier. The preview was great, the final one is awesome. It's very interesting to see how tracks can evolve... Touch a Star just forces tears from your eyes...what a progression, what a story, how many emotions ? Causatum, finally shows RA is still a master at creating downtempo tracks. In short, Earthcall is a deep, warm, entrancing album full of details and emotions. To me it's useless to try and compare with RA's previous works. The new album is more dancefloor-oriented and more experimental at times. I'm sure it will become a classic.
  12. Filteria Solar Fields Logic Bomb Vibrasphere Miranda
  13. Trip Through Sound Trance Experience 4 - Phaze Four
  14. Excellent news! Looking forward to it !
  15. RA's front cover was made before actually. September 13th 2012. "Earthcall" has been in the works for a LONG time The "Cascades of Life" cover is only a few months old.
  16. I used to study while listening to goatrance. That was kind of easier to memorize some things.
  17. It's not my site, I handed it over 5 years ago. OK it was not BS, it was verbiage.
  18. Please someone knock this BS down.
  19. Mine used to be around 11K€, but I have sold 2/3 of it now (for ~7000€, so the estimate was accurate).
  20. Raising hand too ! 39 years old, French, into the scene for 21 years, on psynews for 16 years, and naturally severely grumpy. Besides Goatrance, I think there has been a bunch of good FullOn (eg Xerox, XI) and Progressive (Symphonix, Suntree, Ovnimoon...check IONO records) albums in the past years. Ambient too (Ultimae records). Though I believe the level has decreased in the past 3 years due (imo) to more time spend by artists on facebook and less in front of their machines...
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