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  1. forgot to mention the allaby and laughing buddha albums that are both coming up on nano... and also rastalien's next album is coming along nicely and will be out on the new uk label phar-psyde records. also watch out for the debut album from Flip Flop, rising stars of the uk scene, on alchemy... might not be out this year though if we're unlucky. oh, also zen mechanic's debut album is ready and waiting release on neurobiotics. loads to look forward basically
  2. my girlfriend likes all the same stuff as me... good non-cheesy morning full-on and progressive and hates the screaming dark night trauma trance type stuff, just like me. she's also a very good dj and plays for a good label. where our tastes in psy differ is that i also like a lot of chill stuff, but she finds it too slow and boring
  3. ooops sorry, didn't realise there was an official one too!
  4. i'm sure mr ross won't mind be being a bit cheeky and pointing you in the direction of an after-party that's happening within easy reach of brixton academy. you can get full details by clicking here (psynews URL)
  5. :: daytime grooving after Twisted Records @ Brixton Academy :: ultragroovy lighting by Photon Weaver decoration by Kinky Pixie this is in a very cosy venue within easy reach of brixton academy... lots of comfortable sofas, good food (!), the drinks are cheap for london and the staff are friendly. there's also an outdoor terrace area
  6. fully agree. i heard cosmosis live last weekend and that really is one to watch out for. there's 2 new compilations coming out on liquid records too, a full-on one and a chill; both are excellent. imho the psy scene has always been kind of cyclical... 1995-1997 good years, 1998-2000 generally forgettable etc etc... it's down to the number of bandwagon jumpers who leech onto a certain sound (protoculture, for example?) and then cain it to death, and also the so-called boundary-pushers who try to bring in outside influences (last year's electro-prog bullshit, for example?). it's no coincidence to me that 2 of this year's best releases, the AMD album and origin 3, have been very much back to basics.
  7. i just had some news... the arkanoydz album doesn't have a release date yet and prolly won't be out til after the summer.
  8. i will find out for you, reger. sonic dragon are a bit behind and the dates on the website are old. according to that, this cd should have been out last month, and it won't be out until the end of april/beginning of may.
  9. why should I? you don't have to agree with them, but they are informative opinions. a lot of people can't stand key changes, plenty of people love them. this is a cd for the former group, which i happen to belong to, and represents my taste in music. why would i want to put music on it that i don't like or believe in? music that tries to appeal to everyone is generally crap. i don't see how that makes me elitist, or how it denotes that there's a lack of musical ability. for me, key changes point to a lack of any other kind of idea of how to build a track, and they make the music (full on especially) sound wrong. it's all a matter of taste though, and i never thought this cd would appeal to everyone's
  10. you might have more luck if you post a message on www.goatrance.net or www.goatrance.nl
  11. original post updated to include sound samples, cover art, release date etc
  12. this is the dog's bollocks. 2nd 100% quality full-on compilation release of the year... that's 2 more than last year already
  13. hello, good evening and welcome... from about 7.30pm (GMT) tonight, i will be fiddling with the wheels of plastic. you can expect previews of the forthcoming AMD and Tristan albums (both out in the next couple of weeks) and the Divine Inventions and Get Your Wonk On compilations out soon on Liquid records and Sonic Dragon, plus new stuff from Rastaliens & Braincell I'll also be playing stuff from the new Prometheus album, the nano records comp Origin 3, the new vibrasphere EP and zen mechanics' progressive comp, Uncharted, on Flow Recs amongst lots of other good stuff. I'm gonna try and record it, so I won't be doing talking (stop cheering at the back), so if you want to know what atrack is get yerselves on the shoutbox clicky clicky
  14. twisted didn't want to release it any more, end of story. it's a really good album, with exception of the last half of track 7. god knows what he was thinking there!
  15. the new nano comp "origin 3" is the best release in this style that there has been in ages, a proper return to form for nano, back the kind of sparkling, non-cheesy morning music that they made their name with
  16. this is what i'm saying, your perception of genres are different to mine. mine are different to my friends. genres are as subjective as the music is. there is some over-lap, but nothing should be defined. people should be left to explore the music, define and invent their own genres as it suits them, rather than have everything labelled for them already... labels can often be misleading!
  17. "psytrance" is a good enough sub-genre for me, but it's understandable if you want to split that into progressive, night full-on and morning full-on, anything else is just anal imho i've lost count of the number of times i've been put off listening to something because it has been labelled a certain way, only to hear it later on, without knowing it, and finding a) i really liked it and it didn't fit into my conception of what something labelled in that way should sound like.
  18. no offence meant, but i find this kind of pointless. good music is good music, doesn't matter what genre it is, and that's always in the ear of the beholder. also, i think sub-genres are more of a barrier to exploring music than a help as they build pre-conceptions. people new to psytrance should just be told "here's psytrance, dive in, you might get a bit lost but it's always fun and theres loads to explore", not be given a hugely complicated map, which people can't agree on the locations of the places marked on it in the first place. sorry, just my two pence
  19. i'm in the mood for spinning some tunes, so that's what i'm going to do... gonna be playing stuff from the new tribal vision, flow recs, nano recs and get your wonk on compilations, among other stuff, old and new www.psystream.net from now until i want to go to bed
  20. we started early... live and kicking, in a relaxed way, right now
  21. all sorts of musical shenanigens, from psychill to chilled breaks and hip hop, to extreme randomness... with maybe a bit of proggy action towards the end, but all very much on a get-out-of-bed-switch-the-pc-on-get-back-into-bed-and-roll-yourself-a-big-spliff tip sunday morning from about 8.30ish(GMT), come and get involved in the shoutbox www.psystream.net
  22. I was stoopid and put this in the wrong section originally, so now I am giving it a bump, without shame, so it goes to the top of the right section it's worth pointing out that Flip Flop (who have just signed to Alchemy) & Fromem_Ory have played on the main stage at the Glade festival, Beatnik and Hemisync have had releases on Nano Records, and Touch Tone is stirring a lot of interest too. Touch Tone and Hemi-Sync are the solo projects of the Flip Flop guys. The rest of the acts shouldn't need any introduction
  23. you need guess no longer clicky clicky for da info
  24. samples are always shit; it's such a shame you can't walk into a record shop these days and flick through an album at your leisure, but that's another debate entirely. if you listen to the samples and you're not convinced, buy it anyway. it's an album that's full of depth, and although it sounds great at first listen, 2nd and 3rd listens are, if anything, better, and if it doesn't make you laugh at least twice, you're weird. if, by some miracle, you don't like it, look upon it as an investment. people are selling 2nd hand copies of the last OOOD album for £80, so if that's anything to go by, you'll be getting a good return in a few years time another spot on review, mr posture, by the way
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