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  1. Favourite track: Here We Come What a great way to close an album. This track was made for hard dancing. It has rolling basslines, twisted breakdowns, and some cool SFX throughout. i'd be playing this out as loud as morally acceptable. Honorable mention: Foggy This track has the best atmosphere on the album. Nikita uses synths in some really creative ways that get the whole track going nicely and smoothly. The kick is really thin, probably intentionally. It creates just the right momentum for all the harmonies and the rest of the sounds.
  2. By far, the best track on the album is Time Jump. It's a 10/10 for me. Nine minutes of non-stop drive through the most creative and exciting synths that you'll hear in a psy-trance track. It's got a few well timed short breakdowns, but the rest of the track is as stomping as it gets. The other track worth mentioning is BBQ. It's full of acid lines and some creative twists, but not as good as Time Jump.
  3. https://emotional-especial.bandcamp.com/album/stolen-sunrise ALPHONSE Stolen Sunrise (Emotional) Especial 07 Oct 19 Deep House
  4. https://afroacid.bandcamp.com/album/35-002 DJ PIERRE/PHUTURE 35: 002 Afro Acid 04 Oct 19 Techno
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    Avalon - Rise

    Label: Nano Records Country: UK Released: 30 Sep 2019 Style: Psy-Trance Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Avalon (with Tristan / Killerwatts) - We Are Psychedelic 05:51 2. Another Dimension 07:26 3. Rise Up 08:56 4. Avalon (with Ajja) - Vision Serpent 06:30 5. It’s Time 06:37 6. Revolution 07:18 7. Avalon (with Dickster) - Embrace Life 07:02 8. Avalon (with Mad Maxx) - Explorers 07:07 9.Higherwasca 05:28 Never heard of this producer before, but his sound is really hard and just the way I like it. It's pure psy-trance, reminds me a lot of the Electric Universe and Space Tribe full-on sound, which is perfect for dancefloors. TOP 3 1. Avalon (with Tristan / Killerwatts) - We Are Psychedelic 05:51 Very anthem-like track with powerful narration and strong beats. It's also very uplifting and inspiring, although some of you guys may find it a bit cheesy. I've felt it just a pinch, but the production feels so good that I couldn't miss it. 6. Revolution 07:18 Now here's my favorite track of the album. It has everything I like about modern full-on: great basslines, fun sound effects, creative arrangements, and overall good feeling. Some of the parts even resembled one of my top tracks of all time - Cosmosis' Cave of Medusa. The resemblance probably wasn't intentional, but that UK sound is right there. Very, very fun dancefloor track. 9.Higherwasca 05:28 The album ends on a high note, but for some reason quite short, only five minutes long. It's similar to Revolution and has an excellent vibe throughout. Maybe it's the new standard of club-friendly psy-trance - tracks that don't last too long and still deliver tons of joy. Honorable mention 3. Rise Up 08:56 This track has a pretty slow build-up, but somewhere in the middle it picks up the pace nicely. The last third of the track is particularly good with some crazy sounds rushing through the spakers. Overall, not the best track on the album, but worthy of attention. Rating: 3.5/5
  6. https://shop.cpurecords.net/album/kestrel-manoeuvres-in-the-dark DATASSETTE Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark Central Processing Unit 03 Oct 19 Electro
  7. really? here are some of the tracks that Chris Lawrence played at his latest live set: James Monro - Halcyon Daze - Nan James Monro - Expansion - Nano 4D - Void - Nano GMS & Ajja Feat. Pixel - What Makes a Man - Stereo Society Atmos - The Only Process (Protonica Remix) - Atmotech/Iboga Records Liquid Soul & Outsiders - Life Frequency - Sacred Technology Protonica - Gravity - Iboga Records Shadow Chronicles - Indigo Sequence - Future Music Records Liquid Soul & Protonica - Levitate - Iboga Records if this ain't psytrance, then I don't know what is
  8. Paul Oakenfold played some goa trance back in the days. Today, it's mainly Chrostopher Lawrence and John OO Fleming. Both are primarily DJs that focus on psy-trance, although they do mix other stuff.
  9. yeah, there are a couple of tracks like that on this album, too. for example, the title track is like that, which I didn't like that much. but the rest of the album is basically a good old Protoculture
  10. Label: Future Music Records Country: Denmark Released: 13 Sep 2019 Style: Psy-Trance, Progressive Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Singularity 08:33 2. In the Company of Giants 06:55 3. Universal Language 07:30 4. G.ai.a 07:41 5. Indigo Sequence 07:42 6. Everything Is Everything 08:34 7. Arcadia 08:21 8. Vertical Mode - Inside Your Head (Shadow Chronicles remix) 07:29 9. Jungle Rocket 08:00 10. Moments of Clarity 06:48 You're probably wondering why I put the "protoculture" tag in the topic title, well that's because Shadow Chronicles is an alias of Protoculture (aka Nate Raubenheimer). This is his first album as Shadow Chronicles and it's darn good. TOP 3 5.Indigo Sequence 07:42 Here is the contender for the most beautiful intro to any track ever. It's so pretty that I almost can't believe it. That's what trance should be. The rest of the track will never leave you wondering why Nate is one of the most talented psytrance producers on the planet. It's a magnificent track, and probably the best one on the album. 9. Jungle Rocket 08:00 I love these kinds of slow burning yet steady tracks that just keep growing and growing on you. Jungle Rocket is a track like that, I just want to listen to it over and over again. In the end it starts to remind me of Electric Universe, one of my favorite psytrance acts. It does get slightly more aggressive by the end, which isn't bad at all. 10. Moments of Clarity 06:48 A chill-out moment. It's also quite upbeat, and dramatical at times, but never too much. In several parts Nate goes playing with rhythms and vocal chops in a very inspiring way. However, I did feel that it wants to be something like Shpongle, maybe? But who doesn't want to be Shpongle, right? Regardless, it's a perfectly fine end to the album, and I'm happy to listen to it any time of the day. Honorable mentions 2. In the Company of Giants 06:55 I wish this was the opening track of the album, as it really does the job much better than the actual first track Singularity IMO. In any case, the second half of this trck is so well done with the melody introduction, the vocal samples, and then the rhythm part - everything melts into a shimmering joy state. 6. Everything Is Everything 08:34 One could say that this is a typical combo of psy-prog, but we all know too well that Nate never makes typically typical tracks, and even if you could categorize them as such, then they still would be a head above any other typically progressive productions. 8. Vertical Mode - Inside Your Head (Shadow Chronicles remix) 07:29 I am not familiar with the original track, but if an artist includes a remix of theirs into a solo album, it means only one thing - that it's really worth it. And honestly, this remix is fantastic. An excellent piece of full-on psytrance. Rating: 4.5/5
  11. Label: MMD Records Country: South Africa Released: 12 Sep 2019 Style: Psy-Trance, Night Fullon Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Xatrik - Vibe 07:36 2. Rubix Qube - DNA of the Universe 07:05 3. WaveFunktion - Creatures of the Night 07:19 4. Omega Flight vs. NRS - Kevin Bacon (Omega Flight RMX) 08:22 5. Jhesha - Hypnogogeo 08:16 6. Synthetic Alkaloid - Hear No Evil 06:40 7. Contrast - Timeshifter 05:31 8. Shift vs. Tryambaka - Save the Rave 06:57 9. Speedball - The Sound of the Universe 08:43 10. Stack Rack - Aeons 08:21 11. Parana - Enter Sandman (Tribute Mix) 07:13 TOP 3 5. Jhesha - Hypnogogeo 08:16 This track starts off in a pretty mundane night psy fashion, but the heat keeps rising step by step. The last third of the track is genuinely good and really provides the sense of completion and satisfaction. That's where all the juices flow down. 9. Speedball - The Sound of the Universe 08:43 Here is the most powerful and musically meaningful track on the compilation. It's almost perfect from beginning to an end, an ideal dancefloor tool. If you hear this in the middle of the night in a club or in a forest, you'll be smitten (in a good way ) 10. Stack Rack - Aeons 08:21 Not as powerful as the previous track, but it holds really well as a companion piece. There is some energy loss in the middle of the track, but then it catches up with some intense synths that sound really, really good. Honorable mention: 4. Omega Flight vs. NRS - Kevin Bacon (Omega Flight RMX) 08:22 I wouldn't say this is one of the best tracks on the comp, but it's definitely better than the rest. It's what you would call a functional piece that rides the waves in a very calculated manner. If it were a bit more dynamic, I'd put it in the list above. But it's still good, just not as good. Rating: 3.5/5
  12. wow, awesome! thanks for posting his reply well, that is incredible, because I have never seen any other producer make so much music before he must be tireless and always inspired, and that's definitely praiseworthy.
  13. So he accumulated all that music and released it now. Ok, it makes sense. Still, that's a massive archive of music, almost unnatural.
  14. I've been browsing Discogs for new releases and stumbled upon this producer named Sixsense. https://www.discogs.com/artist/185988-Sixsense You can see that in 2018 he released 7 albums, and this year he already managed to release two albums. I mean how in the world is it possible to not only produce so much music, but also be able to release it officially? Is he a genius or is it some kind of a scam? I would love to know what's up, if anybody has any intelligence.
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    Psychoz - Garlands

    Label: Avatar Records Country: Israel Released: 02 Sep 2019 Style: Downtempo, Psy-Trance Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Heavenly 04:53 2. Kaya Project - Raging Rivers (Psychoz Midnight Remix) 06:19 3. Liquid Crystal - Behind the Cloud (Psychoz Remix) 08:17 4. Perpetual Mysticism 05:06 5. Psychoz vs Liquid Crystal - Follow the Stars 05:27 6. Broken Wisdom 06:00 7. Sahara 05:07 8. Sweet Lullaby (Remix) 04:44 9. Gypsy Tango 04:04 10. Rain Song (Remix) 04:39 11. Endless Story 03:12 12. Cosmic Dub 05:26 Here's a brand new downtempo album from Psychoz released on Avatar Records. I have to say that this is definitely one of the best chill-out albums I have heard this year. The production is simply amazing! TOP 3 1. Heavenly 04:53 Starts off incredibly beautifully with some string instruments and excellent percussion. It's a slow and lush track that goes into some deep territoriies in its second half. Also, that bassline is absolutely fantastic. It smoothes things so well... This is my favorite track on the album, a perfect opener. 4. Perpetual Mysticism 05:06 This track is very similar in mood to the first one with its lush synths and growly basslines, but it ain't fast. Definitely a similar style and just as gorgeous. The ethnic infuences are more pronounced with distinctive flutes. In the middle section the track changes the mood with a siren sound, which is totally unexpected, but it works. In the end it returns back to its initial form. 5. Psychoz vs Liquid Crystal - Follow the Stars 05:27 Another perfect, melodic intro made of ethnic string instruments and some classic, acoustic guitars. The track flows so well using vocal samples and short breakdowns that slightly change melodies each time. There is no heavy bassline here, but the beat is really cool. In the last third it dives deeper into the psychedelic style, getting really frisky. This is a super creative track, I don't think I've ever heard anything like this before. Honorable mentions: 7. Sahara 05:07 The opening theme is very brooding and gloomy. The beat brings it all up a bit, but the mood stays very much depressive throughout, although quite beautiful. It's not as strong as the three tracks above, but it has its moments, which I can appreciate. 12. Cosmic Dub 05:26 This is such an unusual track. It doesn't really fit the album, as it is done in a totally different style. It also reminds me a lot of Photek productions, mainly because of the beat structure. Nevertheless, it's a trippy tune with some very creative elements. I like every moment of it, but since it's so different from the rest I'm putting it in the honorable mentions section. Rating: 4/5
  16. Just as the title suggests I turned this on in the morning during breakfast. All tracks are of very high quality, but two of them are especially creative: 3. LUNARAVE feat BACKSLIDERZ - Sacred Realm 05:34 This here is a great little number. It's so subtle that you can't even grasp it in full at first listen. This means that the track prompts you to listen to it more and more, and with every listen it reveals more things. That's the sign of a truly great track. There is a slight shift in the last third that really brings the whole thing up. Too bad it's so short... 8. ECLIPSICAL - Break Even 06:59 Such a great intro, sets the mood just right. I love all the little melodic sparkles appearing and disappearing in the background, it's creating a kaleidoscopic effect and keeps the main theme interesting throughout. There are some dissonant notes introduced in the middle of the track, but those are really subtle and actually add some spice to the whole brew in a good way.
  17. Label: Self-released Country: Ukraine Released: 27 Aug 2019 Style: Psy-Trance, Experimental Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. First Light 08:15 2. FN-2187 07:24 3. Snake Bite 06:25 The first official EP is here! And it's free! All tracks have been produced during spring and summer of 2019. Big thanks to Exit Eternity (aka astralprojection) for all the support and dedication to the craft of sound mastering, and for all the great ideas.
  18. ok, I'll put here a list of tracks I've been listenning and enjoying the most this summer in no particular order: Man With No Name - Tarantula (always loved the EMTS album, but almost never payed too much attention to its second half. lately I've decided to change that and listened exclusively to the second half of it, and hey, what a surprise, it's really really good ) Procs - Open Up (from the first YggdraSounds comp. I venture into the dark territory from time to time and this track by Proc is exceptionally well done) Juno Reactor - Return of the Pistolero (I have to be honest, I am not a big fan of Ben's latest stuff, but gosh this new iteration of Pistolero is good. what a master) Hallucinogen - Spiritual Antiseptic (one of the most obscure productions by Simon, still a fantastic track even today) Ka-Sol - Greenbuttskunk (I never really liked the Fairy Tale, but Ghost Story is indeed a very different story. the album flows so well, and this track is just acid madness. love it) JBC Arkadii - Invisible Floating Rays (this is my latest discovery. the whole new album is pretty freaking great, but this track is just bonkers good) MFG - Sunshine (again got to be honest, I hated Project Genesis, too dissonant for my taste, but Sunshine is a goa masterpiece, the only great track on the album IMO) Digicult - Awaken The Dream (just a pretty, fluffy, and a very nostalgic track for me personally) Consept Lightwork - Constant Channeling (master class at goa trance production techniques) Clementz - A Dream About Saturn (from the same comp as the previous track, another mind-boggling new-school track) now when I look at it, this was a great musical summer
  19. Label: Wild Things Records Country: UK Released: April 8, 2019 Style: Psy-Trance Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Little Green Man 07:26 2. Canabians 07:01 3. Southwild and ZZbing - L<3ve Drugs 07:23 4. Finanigans 07:55 5. The Funk Family 07:11 6. The Flying Toad 07:16 7. Get Real 07:54 8. Southwild & Chris Rich - On The Fly 07:42 9. Brain Needle 06:11 10. No Output 08:06 This is Southwild's third album on Wild Things label, which is the main reason why I've decided to give it a go. This record label has been releasing some awesome stuff in the past, and there is always a high quality standard present in all their realeases. So what is UK Style? I guess different poeple will define it differently, but my guess is that it's something in between Forest and Night Full-on, which probably might not make much sense, but that's how it sounds to me anyway. REVIEW 1. Little Green Man 07:26 Minimalistic and progressive by nature, this is what a UK Style sounds like to me. It does swing towards the darkpsy territory, but only slightly. The opening track is quite simple and totally functional. There are no out of ordinary twists and turns here, it's a psy-trance for the working class. 3/5 2. Canabians 07:01 The second track already has more power from the very beginning. The shifts in sound are edgier this time, although the grindy bassline never changes and stays strictly in the background. I still like it more than the first track. 4/5 3. Southwild and ZZbing - L<3ve Drugs 07:23 Love Drugs truly takes off after the first breakdown, which consists of a vocal sample that ends with hysterical laughter. Then things really hit hard, and that's when I started to pay attention. The last bit of the piece exploits some mean sound effects and everything sort of drowns in it. Really nice. 4/5 4. Finanigans 07:55 I have no idea who Finanigans are, but damn they must be some wicked folks. At about 3 minute mark some heavy synths start crashing into the speakers, and then follows a slinky melodic line, and a really fine one. It's another winner in my book. 4/5 5. The Funk Family 07:11 Track #5 provides the same kind of ride as the opening track, although this one is definitely heavier. All the same. It's a good ol' functional psy-trance. 3/5 6. The Flying Toad 07:16 What a fantastic opening this track has with its delayed snare drums and some other samples that swirl around creating a fascinating effect. Then, a vocal sample interrupts the track and everything goes into frenzy. The last bit of the piece introduces some more weirdness in the form of various sound effects that keep on delivering. 5/5 7. Get Real 07:54 From the get-go this track smashes. It's full of vintage computer or old video game sounds, which can be used to a great effect in psy-trance, and they fit here pretty well. Overall, Get Real is relentless from beginning to end, and there is only one actual breakdown in the last third of the track. It also gets a lot crazier and more intense by the end. 4/5 8. Southwild & Chris Rich - On The Fly 07:42 Here's another hard-hitter! While the previous track used old computer sounds, in this one Southwild plays with distorted vocals. It gets weirder in the second half trying to build up to something, but never really arrives anywhere. Still a very good track. 4/5 9. Brain Needle 06:11 The shortest track on the album is getting ever closer to the contemporary dark psy territory, and unfortunately, it's not very appealing... at least to me. I like creative dark tracks, but this one just seems to repeat the popular trends within the scene, which makes it kinda boring. 3/5 10. No Output 08:06 Freaky is the best word to describe this final piece. While Brain Needle was bordering on darkpsy, this one firmly steps into the swamps of the forest psy. I guess fans of the forest sound will love this one, but I may be wrong haha 3/5 --- Well, this is definitely a Wildthings album, no doubt. It's pretty intense throughout with only a couple of dull tracks. So, if you like Wildthings, this one will not disappoint. Hands down the best track on the album is The Flying Toad. It's not a masterpiece, but it is a solid, solid piece of UK style. A proper banger! 3.7/5
  20. This isn't a bad album, and it does have that early Prodigy-rave kind of style in many tracks. My favorites are Raga, Kinesis, and The Watcher, which is the best track on the album IMO. The rest are ok and totally listenable tracks, if you can tolerate a somewhat outdated style of production.
  21. I'm not sure if Bamboo Forest qualify as not very well know, as they were quite a big deal back in the days but here is one of their coolest tracks, before they went all commercial and cheesy and broke my heart
  22. Label: Self-released Country: US Released: 22 Feb 2019 Style: Downtempo Bandcamp Tracklist: 1. Behold, A White Horse 05:18 2. Dancing On My Own Grave 04:51 3. Ringside At The Parthenon 06:04 4. The Archer 04:35 5. Forgotten Empires Never Forget 05:16 6. The Red Horse 05:12 7. Sword of War (Máchaira) 05:40 8. Reign & Bone 04:45 9. Rumpistol - Eyes Open Wide (Bluetech Remix) [feat. Ane Trolle] 04:03 10. A Blessed Release 04:17 11. The Black Horse 06:04 12. Tipping the Scales 07:16 13. Voice of the Four 06:01 14. The Darkest Year 05:27 15. In / Finite 03:20 16. The Pale Horse 05:08 17. Thalium 05:57 18. Into That Good Night 03:20 19. Unshackled 04:45 20. Fervent Descent 03:27 Here is a ton of new material from Evan Bartholomew, known as Bluetech. There is enough tracks to fit into two albums, but here it is all collected into one neat package. The style of the album is very interesting and will mostly speak to those who like a more electro-oriented stuff. There isn't much in terms of psychedelic music in here, but there are some tracks that would fit in that criteria. Anyway, if you know who Bluetech is, then you also know that he always delivers goods. REVIEW 1. Behold, A White Horse 05:18 What a fine opening track this is. It's very electroey, if I could use that term. It also has a very cool, almost 80's kind of melody. It just sounds so retro to me. Great stuff! 4/5 2. Dancing On My Own Grave 04:51 This next track continues in the same fashion - a slow-paced retro-electro. It's fun and short, and quite good to be honest. 4/5 3. Ringside At The Parthenon 06:04 The style changes in track #3. This time it's more trip-hop than electro, but it's just as good. The synths sound like Mathew Jonson, and since I like Jonson's techno, this track really speaks to me. 4/5 4. The Archer 04:35 It's interesting how all these tracks sort of sound the same, yet still have enough distinguishing details. Once again, this is a slow electro kind of track that has a fun little melody, and unfortunately, a very short running time. I just wish it was twice as long. 4/5 5. Forgotten Empires Never Forget 05:16 Great stuff here once again. Similar style as before. 4/5 6. The Red Horse 05:12 The mood changes in track #6 to a mellower one. But the beats are just as crisp and the synths are just as cool. 4/5 7. Sword of War (Machaira) 05:40 The mellow moods continue with some classy trip-hop beats. This is also the darkest track on the album yet. 4/5 8. Reign & Bone 04:45 Well, Bluetech just keeps on delivering. This is track #8 and it still feels fresh and exciting. Also, now we do get into a more traditional psychill environment here. At least that's how it feels to me. 4/5 9. Rumpistol - Eyes Open Wide (Bluetech Remix) [feat. Ane Trolle] 04:03 A pop song? Yup, a snynth-pop song to be exact. And it's totally fine, could be even considered a hit if it were released back in the 80s. 4/5 10. A Blessed Release 04:17 Well, here's a track that I've expected to hear: a beatless synthcapade, and it's gorgeous. But again, just too short for me. 4/5 11. The Black Horse 06:04 Technically, this would be the start of the second CD, and it is an opening worthy of the gods. Black Horse is one of the most beautiful tracks I've ever heard. It's so dreamy and sincere that I can't believe this track is real. Huge! Black Horse is definitely my favorite horse 5/5 12. Tipping the Scales 07:16 The first proper 4/4 piece. Obviously, it's not fast, but it is tipping more towards the dance genre, hence the title of the track I guess. 4/5 13. Voice of the Four 06:01 A rather subpar track, the first one that I don't really like. There is a bit of dissonance in the melodic structure, and it makes the whole listening experience underwhelming. 2/5 14. The Darkest Year 05:27 Ok, this one's a bit better, but it seems to be another dud. Well, I guess we've just enter the filler territory of the album. 3/5 15. In / Finite 03:20 A short track that strongly reminds me of Help Me by Timo Maas. It's an alright track. 3/5 16. The Pale Horse 05:08 Bluetech returns here to the electro sound of the first half of the album. Again, everything is tied with those gorgeous beats and vintage synths. There is also a little bit of 303 thrown in there, which only adds to the flavor. 4/5 17. Thalium 05:57 Thalium is very similar to The Pale Horse, right down to the structure and choice of sounds. And it's just as good. 4/5 18. Into That Good Night 03:20 A nice and short interlude track that starts to indicate the end of the album. It has the farewell mood done right. 4/5 19. Unshackled 04:45 This is the last proper track on the album coming before the outro. It's produced in the same slow electro style as most of the tracks before it. The only difference that it has a pretty catchy lead melody. 4/5 20. Fervent Descent 03:27 A very sad and slow beatless outro. A proper finisher for such an overwhelming album. 3/5 --- The Four Horsemen is a remarkable effort from Bluetech. This album is terrific, and almost every track is good. Obviously, the horse tracks are the best, but there are a few others as well that work extremely well. The best track on the album is The Black Horse. It's a very original piece of work, and it's also super catchy. I don't think I've heard anything like that before, at least not from Bluetech himself. So definitely a winner of this album. 4/5
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