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Jon Cocco

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  1. I JUST GOT THIS CD IN TODAY and WHAT A CD! I HAD HEARD X-DREAM BEFORE ON

    COMPILATIONS, but never was impressed to the extent of WoW, until now. IT'S SO

    DARK, PSYCHEDELIC, DEEP,WILD, REVOLUTIONARY, and NOT-AT-ALL-MINIMAL. This is

    much better then their newer stuff. THIS cd, 3 PLUS years later still sounds

    MUCH better then 99% of the GOA out there, and I'm not even gonna include the

    minimal-psy, repetitive shit thats been flooding the scene, cause thatS NOT

    goa! It's just called that as an excuse to call it something. Forget about it.

    Im getting off subject. X-DREAM-Radio is FUCKING UNREAL! Yes, It's up there

    with a very short list of extremely ambitious others. (Hallucinogen, Infected

    Mushroom, etc) HOWEVER, I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT this new wave of minimal shit

    seems to be taking over all that made Goa music unique. Things don't seem to

    be original anymore. All in all, this cd is one of the last of the finest, and

    if you still don't own it I suggest that you buy it 'IF' you can find it.- AND

    THATS NO FUCKING PROMO SENTENCE BECAUSE THIS CD IS TRULY WORTH EVERY

    PENNY.////////// my score = (not yet) i won't assume, but wait until it

    further grows on me, but i already KNOW I love it!

  2. Good for a first MFG cd. Some parts get VERY psychedelic, e.g., Illumination. Some songs are noticeable weaker than others. Track 8, for example is too drawn out, and quite uninspiring until the end. The album's PROS far out weight the CONS though. Tasty, psychedelic and easy to digest combinations of catchy, driving synth melodies and strong development make this debut a cult classic in Goa Trance! That said, their following THREE sequels are superior to The Prophecy IMO. Though to be fair, even The Prophecy has tracks that top a few songs off EVERY MFG sequel to date. Believe that. That said, MFG built on this AP-inspired style (that does many things of its own) debut. But they REALLY broke away with their sequels... the dark and edgy Project Genesis (!!), the elaborate and cosmic melody fusion New Kind of World (!!!), and the unique combining ideas from all three plus a few new tricks and a few less masterpiece tracks The Messenger (!).

    8/10

  3. Where is the bathroom, I'm gonna puke! Here is a couple words of wisdom: "when

    a cd says 100% pure goa, IT'S NOT FUCKING GOA! I GIVE THIS PIECE OF SHIT 100

    out of 10, CAUSE THATS HOW MANY BOXES OF FUCKING TISSUES YOUR GONNA NEED

    AFTER HEARING THIS-YOU'LL BE VOMITING THAT MUCH. ANYONE SELLING THIS CD, oh

    I'm sorry...I mean PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT, should incoorperate a bag to anyone

    who ACCI-FUCKING-DENTLY gets this crap!

  4. Seriously, if you think this is Goa, I strongly advise that you stop smoking

    the crack and wake up to the real world. When I first heard Deedrah, it was

    in bits and pieces, so I never actually paid attention to how boring and

    monotonous this cd really was. Finally, I listened to the whole cd and

    realized this is the equivalence of techno music. The only track that you can

    refer to as Goa, is the outdated Wizard Demo. I've read reviews where several

    people claimed that Alien Dick was mind blowing. Alien Dick is just a bunch

    of fast, hard beats mixed on top of one another. I will not even discuss the

    other tracks, why bring anymore attention to a piece of shit. SCORE= 0.0001

    out of 10. This cd is platinum if your deaf.

  5. MFG's best album to date, at least to my senses. It resonates with my senses over New Kind of World despite tracks on NKoW being better than some tracks on PG and vice-versa. PG is darker and edgier, more magnetic and intense. 

    The cybernetic/Sci-Fi influence is awesome. I get such strong visions with this album (at times) compared to New Kind of World and The Prophecy. Don't get me wrong. It's not perfect. Some songs are good. Most are great and/or excellent, superb IMO. As a whole though I love it.

    My only gripe is that Voices isn't that great and the front cover that looks like a rip-off of the movie INDEPENDENCE DAY. For such an impressive album, the cover should have been more impressive like the music! It just reminds me of a cheap knock-off to Independence Day every time. I have to remind myself to not judge a book by the cover. Grrr... 

    HIGHLIGHTS

    INTELLIGENT MACHINE, PROJECT GENESIS, OPEN MIND, WHY, SUNSHINE, ON MARS, METAMORPHOSIS

    9/10

  6. (Track 1) Intro- very interesting, unique way of explaining the Northern Lights.

    3.5/5 (Track 2) Anaesthetic- This kicks ass for a driving song, but what the

    hell are those mixed lyrics? They suck, get them out!

    4/5 (Track 3) Gnocchi- Quite cool, nice beat.

    3/5 (Track 4) Lynx- Some really nice acid sounds but nothing new.

    2.5/5 (Track 5) Mantra- Now this beat reminds me of her last album, decent at

    best with a pleasing ambient background.

    3.5/5 (Track 6) Guitars and Tatoos- Miranda has such kickass beats, but then

    you hear that FUCKING electric guitar. However, it will grow on you after

    listening to this several times. This song builds up and levels off nicely.

    4.6/5 (Track 7) Eyedentify- Yes, oh yes, just wait for that climax break after

    4:30! Finally, a track most people will love.

    3.5/5 (Track 8) Mars needs woman- Uplifting, fun dance song is WAY TO FUCKING

    SHORT! Still, it is not as bad as you all say it is.

    4/5 (Track 9) Earth and Space- Much more spacey, a lot more psychedelic. What

    is that tune being played? It's awesome.

    3.5/5 (Track 10) U are Alone- Some very beautiful ambient sounds mixed with

    less intense percussion, gets a little repetitive towards the end.

    4.9/5 (Track 11) Feel the Effect- ARE YOU HAPPY NOW! THIS TRACK IS FUCKING

    AWESOME. Powerful sounds, wicked layers, sweet voice mixing, and it evolves!

    Listen to this track with the volume up, UP, and you will FEEL THE EFFECT!

    Final score:: 4.1/5 and/or 8.2/10.

    Track 7 and 11 own the cd and the others are very cool depending on the mood

    that you are in. Worth buying? Listen to track 7 and 11 and you answer that

    one.

  7. Excuse me people, if Pleiadians is so good as you all say it is, then what the
    hell is Universe 13?! That has got to be the worse piece of shit I've ever
    heard in my entire life! For those of you who own this, and for those
    interested in buying Family of Light, take into account that one bad track on
    Pleiadians is quite a chunk of the cd. However, I cannot deny that I was very
    impressed with Head Spin. On the other hand, Modulation and Seven Sisters would
    have been a lot better if they ended a couple of minutes shorter. Modulation
    sounds like two completely separate songs pasted together. Although Modulation
    is one of the high points on this cd, the excessive running time damages the
    quality of this track. Most people don't have patience for tracks that are
    fifteen minutes along unless they are amazing-which, while this cool, it is
    not amazing. In conclusion, I respect that nothing is perfect, but I can't
    respect the shitty elements that damage the quality of Pleidians. 7/10 without
    Uviverse 13: 5/10 with it.

     

    2016 Update: Boy I sounded harsh back then. Calling anything "shit" that the Pleiadians made is pretty low. Besides still digging Head Spin and not being in love with Universe 13 to date (my girlfriend likes it and some of you), I disagree with what I wrote back in 2001. I love Modulation the way it is, even with the fake-out (if you would call it that) ending that adds yet another terrific, completely unique and creative segment/finale. Sure Seven Sisters could have ended after the uptempo segment or even before it, but there's something more Pleiadian-esque about their decision to vary it up more. Their approach to bring the uptempo (second act) back down to ambient (third act) is poignant and harmonious. There's something special about the peaceful, ambient conclusion/epilogue of the song. I really like and accept it just the way it is.

     

    It's interesting to see how perspectives change overtime.

  8. The following is a universal review of Hallucinogen-The Lone Deranger. No Goa

    cd ever made to date is beyond platinum in psychedelic, depth, intensity and

    insanity. Words do not describe how amazing this cd is. If you are on acid

    while listening to this cd, you are fucked! 11/10 stars.

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