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  1. ^ This. The way I numbered them is completely standard.
  2. Here are the results from the Psynews "Best of 2015" poll: Link to results and discussion thread Link to "voting thread" (closed) The best 10(ish) of each category are copied below (for the complete ranking, check the link above): Best uptempo albums 1: Pleiadians - I.F.O. (I.dentified F.lying O.bject) (DAT Records) 124 points from 13 votes 2: VA - The World Beyond (Neogoa) 75 points from 8 votes 3: Denshi Danshi - Fluid Dynamics (Suntrip Records) 58 points from 9 votes 4: VA - Aurora Sidera (Suntrip Records) 53 points from 13 votes 5: VA - The Mystery Of Crystal Worlds (Global Sect Music) 52 points from 9 votes 6: Lunar Dawn - Kolovrat (Neogoa) 51 points from 9 votes 7: Skizologic - Robotized (Zion604) 43 points from 9 votes 8: Hutti Heita - Hutti Heita (Yggdrasil Records) 42 points from 6 votes 9: Eat Static - Dead Planet (Mesmobeat) 33 points from 4 votes 10: Celestial Intelligence - Perpetual Energy (Suntrip Records) 32 points from 7 votes Best downtempo albums 1: Ott - Fairchildren (Ottsonic Music) 29 points from 4 votes 2: Master Margherita - Afro Dots (Blue Hour Sounds) 19 points from 2 votes 3: Hinkstep - My Forest Queen (Not On Label) 17 points from 2 votes 4=: E-Mantra - Raining Lights (Altar Records) 16 points from 4 votes 4=: Eat Static - Human Upgrade (Mesmobeat) 16 points from 2 votes 6: VA - Fall (Altar Records) 14 points from 2 votes 7: Suns Of Arqa - All Is Not Lost, But Where Is It? (Liquid Sound Design) 12 points from 2 votes 8=: ASC - Fervent Dream (Silent Season) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Forgotten Future - W1 (Creative Shop Music) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Green Beats - The Moon Antidote (Nutek Chill) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Illuminus - Sweep Dreams (Z-Plane Records) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Shamanizm Parallelii - Tales From Colored Tepee (Neogoa / Ae Records) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Steve Roach - Skeleton Keys (Projekt) 10 points from 1 vote
  3. Here are the results from the Psynews "Best of 2015" poll: Best uptempo albums 1: Pleiadians - I.F.O. (I.dentified F.lying O.bject) (DAT Records) 124 points from 13 votes 2: VA - The World Beyond (Neogoa) 75 points from 8 votes 3: Denshi Danshi - Fluid Dynamics (Suntrip Records) 58 points from 9 votes 4: VA - Aurora Sidera (Suntrip Records) 53 points from 13 votes 5: VA - The Mystery Of Crystal Worlds (Global Sect Music) 52 points from 9 votes 6: Lunar Dawn - Kolovrat (Neogoa) 51 points from 9 votes 7: Skizologic - Robotized (Zion604) 43 points from 9 votes 8: Hutti Heita - Hutti Heita (Yggdrasil Records) 42 points from 6 votes 9: Eat Static - Dead Planet (Mesmobeat) 33 points from 4 votes 10: Celestial Intelligence - Perpetual Energy (Suntrip Records) 32 points from 7 votes 11: Asia 2001 - Psykadelia (Suntrip Records) 30 points from 4 votes 12: Doof - Let's Turn On (Remixed and Remastered) (DAT Records) 26 points from 5 votes 13: VA - The Dark Side of Dawn (Blue Hour Sounds) 20 points from 3 votes 14=: Opale - Anaconda's Dance (DAT Records) 19 points from 3 votes 14=: PsiloCybian - GodHead (BMSS Records) 19 points from 3 votes 14=: The Faithealers - Until The End Of The World (Neogoa) 19 points from 3 votes 17: DigiCult - Soul Samadhi (Dacru Records) 17 points from 2 votes 18=: Nervasystem - Nervasystem4 (Voodoo Voltage) 14 points from 2 votes 18=: VA - Goa Trance Legacy (Spacedock Records) 14 points from 2 votes 20: Sky Technology - In Search Of Ancient Knowledge (Sita Records) 13 points from 2 votes 21=: Psychowave - Dancefloor Metadata (BooM! Records) 12 points from 3 votes 21=: JaraLuca - Perpetuum Mobile (Neogoa) 12 points from 2 votes 21=: VA - Goa Energy (Timewarp) 12 points from 2 votes 24=: Proxeeus - At The Mountains Of Madness (Neogoa) 11 points from 3 votes 24=: New Born - Nothing But A Title (Cronomi Records) 11 points from 2 votes 26=: Amithaba Buddha - Angels Trumpets (Submoon Records) 10 points from 2 votes 26=: Terrafractyl - Imaginings And Fabrications (Kinematic Records) 10 points from 2 votes 26=: Ohm Mind - Birds Will Go to Heaven (Neogoa) 10 points from 1 vote 26=: Psykovsky - Ksolntsu (Not On Label) 10 points from 1 vote 26=: U-Recken - Flames Of Equilibrium (Dacru Records) 10 points from 1 vote 26=: VA - Krafted Friends (Organic Alchemy Records) 10 points from 1 vote 32=: VA - Evolutive Perceptions (Goa Madness Records) 9 points from 3 votes 32=: Arronax - Crossing The Rubicon (Neogoa) 9 points from 1 vote 32=: Qiujan - Ritual To The Light (Not On Label) 9 points from 1 vote 32=: Ñutram Kalku - Ancestral Vortex (Egregor Music) 9 points from 1 vote 32=: VA - Hearts Of Goa (Submoon Records) 9 points from 1 vote 37=: 01-N - Acid Experiments (Timewarp) 8 points from 2 votes 37=: Beat Bizarre - Maunder Minimum (Iboga Records) 8 points from 1 vote 37=: Phillax - Spooky Disco (Vertigo Records) 8 points from 1 vote 37=: Skizologic - Ease Your Mind (Zion604) 8 points from 1 vote 37=: Tropical Bleyage - Constant Present (Dacru Records) 8 points from 1 vote 37=: VA - Political Violence (Psyde Effect Records) 8 points from 1 vote 43=: Journey Into Sound - Transdimensional Vision (Neogoa) 7 points from 2 votes 43=: Pulsar - Rebirth Of The Sun (Goa Records) 7 points from 2 votes 43=: Kazuki - Four Day Weekend (RuffBeatz) 7 points from 1 vote 43=: Sonopictorial - Macrosketching (Spanda Records) 7 points from 1 vote 43=: Static Movement - Sol (Iono Music) 7 points from 1 vote 43=: Tegma - Greek Myths (Tribal Vision Records) 7 points from 1 vote 43=: Tottem - Natural Mystic (Goa Records) 7 points from 1 vote 50=: Hypnocoustics - Transformational Structures (Liquid Records) 6 points from 2 votes 50=: Koxbox - The Scanner (Zer01 Music) 6 points from 2 votes 50=: Flowjob - 10000 Smiles Away (Iboga Records) 6 points from 1 vote 50=: Hux Flux - Circle Sine Sound (Z-Plane Records) 6 points from 1 vote 50=: Moonweed - Voice Of Jupiter (Anjuna Records) 6 points from 1 vote 50=: Vedama and Spies - Photonic EP (DAT Records) 6 points from 1 vote 50=: VA - Digital Family Vol. 5 (Digital Diamonds) 6 points from 1 vote 50=: VA - The Brave And The Bold (Osom Music) 6 points from 1 vote 58=: VA - Nu Goa From Japan Vol.2 (Matsuri Digital) 5 points from 2 votes 58=: Lectro Spektral Daze - Voyage In Your Mind (Timewarp) 5 points from 1 vote 58=: Nikki S - Frequency Of Space (Alchemy Records) 5 points from 1 vote 58=: Parallel Dialog - Nanotree (Phoenix Groove Records) 5 points from 1 vote 58=: VA - Forest Thunder (Bhooteshwara Records) 5 points from 1 vote 58=: VA - Internationalism Vol.3 - Galactic Trance Legends (Spiral Trax) 5 points from 1 vote 58=: VA - Scandi 90s : The Vikings Return (Zion604) 5 points from 1 vote 58=: VA - XV (Parvati Records) 5 points from 1 vote 66=: Sonik Scizzor - Intergalaktik Magik (Dark Prisma Records) 4 points from 1 vote 66=: VA - Sadhana (Neogoa) 4 points from 1 vote 68=: Arjuna - Primal Contact (Parvati Records) 3 points from 1 vote 68=: Babagoon - Quantum Mind (Sangoma Records) 3 points from 1 vote 68=: GoaTree - Akasha Connection (Neogoa) 3 points from 1 vote 68=: Ilai - Mechanical Dancers (Iono Music) 3 points from 1 vote 68=: Night Hex - Viziuni Nocturne (Suntrip Records) 3 points from 1 vote 68=: VA - Creatures Of Carnival (Amaya Productions) 3 points from 1 vote 74=: Sionnach - Digital Forest (Galactic Groove Records) 2 points from 1 vote 74=: System 7 - X-Port (A-Wave) 2 points from 1 vote 74=: VA - Floating Between The Moon & The Sun (Goa Madness Records) 2 points from 1 vote 74=: VA - Mysteries Of Psytrance Vol. 4 (Ovnimoon Records) 2 points from 1 vote 78=: Faxi Nadu - Perfectly Flawed (Sun Station) 1 point from 1 vote 78=: Mana Source - Kanji (Submoon Records) 1 point from 1 vote 78=: Prānā - Remixes 2015 (Suntrip Records) 1 point from 1 vote 78=: VA - Goa Spacetime (Timewarp) 1 point from 1 vote Best downtempo albums 1: Ott - Fairchildren (Ottsonic Music) 29 points from 4 votes 2: Master Margherita - Afro Dots (Blue Hour Sounds) 19 points from 2 votes 3: Hinkstep - My Forest Queen (Not On Label) 17 points from 2 votes 4=: E-Mantra - Raining Lights (Altar Records) 16 points from 4 votes 4=: Eat Static - Human Upgrade (Mesmobeat) 16 points from 2 votes 6: VA - Fall (Altar Records) 14 points from 2 votes 7: Suns Of Arqa - All Is Not Lost, But Where Is It? (Liquid Sound Design) 12 points from 2 votes 8=: ASC - Fervent Dream (Silent Season) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Forgotten Future - W1 (Creative Shop Music) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Green Beats - The Moon Antidote (Nutek Chill) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Illuminus - Sweep Dreams (Z-Plane Records) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Shamanizm Parallelii - Tales From Colored Tepee (Neogoa / Ae Records) 10 points from 1 vote 8=: Steve Roach - Skeleton Keys (Projekt) 10 points from 1 vote 14=: Kalumet - Jungle Juice (Impulse Audio Records) 9 points from 1 vote 14=: Koan - Non_Fiction (Blue Tunes Recordings) 9 points from 1 vote 14=: Man Of No Ego - Blinkers Removed (Not On Label) 9 points from 1 vote 14=: Refracted - Through The Spirit Realm (Silent Season) 9 points from 1 vote 18=: Etnica - Etnica In Dub (EtnicaNet) 8 points from 2 votes 18=: Martin Nonstatic - Granite (Ultimae Records) 8 points from 2 votes 18=: Arovane & Hior Chronik - In-between (A Strangely Isolated Place) 8 points from 1 vote 18=: Phobium - Khronikos (Not On Label) 8 points from 1 vote 18=: Sundial Aeon - Symbiosis (Impact Studio Records) 8 points from 1 vote 18=: VA - Chillheadz (Purple Hexagon Records / Trimurti Records) 8 points from 1 vote 18=: VA - Dimensions Reflections (Mystic Sound Records) 8 points from 1 vote 18=: VA - Locomotion (Hado Records) 8 points from 1 vote 26=: Flowertz - Kumbhaka (Not On Label) 7 points from 2 votes 26=: Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians II (Dim Mak Records) 7 points from 1 vote 26=: Markus Guentner - Theia (A Strangely Isolated Place) 7 points from 1 vote 26=: Nervasystem - Nervasystem3 (Voodoo Voltage) 7 points from 1 vote 26=: Sensient - Projekt Grunberg (Zenon Records) 7 points from 1 vote 26=: VA - Dakini Mother Tongue (Liquid Sound Design) 7 points from 1 vote 32=: Aes Dana Feat. MikTek - Alkaline (Ultimae Records) 6 points from 1 vote 32=: Jeremy's Aura - Stop What You're Doing (Omnitropic / Maia Brasil Records) 6 points from 1 vote 32=: VA - Cosmopolite Dreams (Sting Records) 6 points from 1 vote 35=: Chronos - Helios (Altar Records) 5 points from 1 vote 35=: Mirror System - N-Port (A-Wave) 5 points from 1 vote 35=: Nibana - Ask The Universe (Maia Brasil Records) 5 points from 1 vote 35=: Ree.K - Quantum Leap (Hypnodisk / Bluestract Records) 5 points from 1 vote 35=: VA - Original Knowledge (Mystic Sound Records) 5 points from 1 vote 40=: Floating Planet - Fractal Wortex (Not On Label) 4 points from 1 vote 40=: Steve Cobby - Everliving (Déclassé) 4 points from 1 vote 40=: stereOMantra - Synesthesia (Not On Label) 4 points from 1 vote 43=: James Murray - Loss (Eilean Rec.) 3 points from 1 vote 43=: Stefan Torto - The Forbidden Journey (Cosmicleaf Records) 3 points from 1 vote 43=: Vlastur - Parvati In Dub (Parvati Records) 3 points from 1 vote 46=: Sysyphe - The Cities Of Silver Trees (Hadra Records) 2 points from 1 vote 46=: VA - Digiseeds (Ultimae Records) 2 points from 1 vote 46=: VA - Various Artists (eilean 20) (Eilean Rec.) 2 points from 1 vote 49=: Dhamika - Energy Flow (Altar Records) 1 point from 1 vote 49=: Recondite - Placid (Acid Test / Absurd Recordings) 1 point from 1 vote Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the artists.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7AGmLgpbmY Surprised nobody's mentioned this yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8f80VUySMg
  5. Thread will be locked when I have time to count votes, probably Saturday afternoon. If you want to vote, do it soon.
  6. Christian Bale < Michael Keaton < Kevin Conroy
  7. Jeez people, use spoiler tags.
  8. Are we self-promoting now? OK, I'm in. This came out sounding fairly unusual: https://soundcloud.com/incompetron/digital-detritus (I didn't say it sounded good.)
  9. OH SHIT YOU GUYS SAMOROST 3 IS OUT
  10. Wew lad, 2015 was a hell of a year. Didn't buy that much but what I did buy was awesome. Uptempo: 1: VA - Krafted Friends (Organic Alchemy Records) 2: VA - The Dark Side of Dawn (Blue Hour Sounds) 3: VA - Political Violence (Psyde Effect Records) 4: Hutti Heita - Hutti Heita (Yggdrasil Records) 5: VA - The Brave and the Bold (Osom Music) 6: VA - Forest Thunder (Bhooteshwara Records) 7: Sonik Scizzor - Intergalaktik Magik (Dark Prisma Records)
  11. No, he's married to the other member of Overdream I think.
  12. Have you considered Bandcamp? No idea what its pros and cons are from the artists' perspective but it seems to be popular.
  13. Listening now, it's not doing much for me I'm afraid.
  14. Huh, I had no idea. Guess I should check them out.
  15. Kinda. Over the past few years darkpsy and especially hightech artists have been incorporating more melodic stuff into their work, though tracks that sound like the Kashyyyk one still tend to stick out like a soar thumb on albums that are otherwise full of metallic screeching and kick rushes. AFAIK Psykovsky is the biggest influence on this substyle (e.g. check out this). If you want more melodic/darkpsy crossover then you should try Overdream's Wonderwise album, it's one of my favourite albums of the noughties: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Qs_sLafuk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcrEF0THJg4
  16. What do you think of this track, rl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59E2bZvKJOk
  17. I think both melodic and amelodic psytrance can be good, though I personally tend to find the amelodic stuff more psychedelic. I guess it's because most conventional Western music revolves around melody, so working with a sound palette of noises without obvious pitches forces artists to take a more novel approach to making something that sounds musical.
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A41CITk85jk Don't listen too closely if you value your sanity.
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