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  1. That definition of forest psytrance sounds somewhat wrong - to say the birth of the first wave of forest trance is directly linked to Schlabba is cutting the corners. It's a lazy approach if you want me to put it bluntly. That's because the 'early forest sound' existed many years before y2k. Of course, if we wanna discuss the Schlabba thing a bit and give credit where it's due, it can be mentioned Ka-Sol and BOTFB were and still are active in forest parties and the very evolution of the sound. However, how both producers sounded in the very beginning of their careers, is just very close to classic goa in my books. Only Schlabbaduerst, afaik, was ever doing 'industrial forest sound' I'm not sure if that itself is enough to talk about this little niche as the other 'major trend'. I guess what we can argue about is the very aesthetic what forest is.... but if you allow me to express my opinion, then I'd say I see it as music with weird soundscapes and quirky melodies - something that started, in larger numbers, to exist around 97-98-ish and some fine examples of it are Katayama - Hyperwhirler / Tripfield 0-Logic (1998) Hux Flux - Motor / STP Something (1998) Little Blue Men - Jedi Smurf - Blah Blah Machine (1997) VA - Tales From The Forest (!) (1998)
  2. Yeah it's indeed a great 120bpm-ish downtempo goa. Very glad to hear you like it as well! Let's go for a serious pick
  3. I might have to excuse my drunken-ness (?) a bit but seems like a only a few of the very many answers are truly home-runs... I mean I could just as well post this and get away with it.
  4. I apologize my laziness to check and compare, but if my memory serves correct the title is 'TIP - Acid Cuts' (unreleased)
  5. What a lucky find! I'd never thought of owning this album due to the ridiculous price. But a local Suomisaundi guy sold me NM copy for 50e...
  6. Connect Ohm's 9980 on Ultimae is deep without being pretentious. Maybe check that one out?
  7. They were awesome - I find they had patience to build the tracks in almost unrivaled fashion. I can't agree with Sam about 'Create Your...' being their only melodic standout though! How about? or...
  8. Maybe my album 'Surrounded By Surreality'... it's more forest/goa hybrid though so it might not suite you if you're looking for classic goa only.
  9. Now free to download on Ektoplazm: http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/sab-kuch-milegator-surrounded-by-surreality
  10. Not sure about best... put the thread reminded me of this track: Listen to the part in 2:30 to hear what I mean
  11. Here's the tracklist for all the curious fu... fans out there: 1. Katayama - Pan-O-Rama (Spiral Trax 1999) 2. Atmos - Die Kaputzenpulli (Docklands Records 1999) 3. S-Range - Serial Overtypes (Spiral Trax 2000) 4. Noma - No More! (Spiral Trax 2000) 5. Klegg - O2 (Stoneage Records 2002) 6. S-Range - Kym (Flying Rhino Records 2000) 7. Bamboo Forest - Back Of The World (3D Vision 1998) 8. Bamboo Forest - New World (unreleased) 9. Domestic - Genetic Wobble (YoYo Records 1998) 10. Hux Flux - Bring Your Own BIOS (Logic Bomb Rmx) (Z-Plane Records 2015) 11. Sab Kuch Milegator - Gringrinder (self-released 2018) 12. Lectro Spektral Daze - Quite A Trip (JaraLuca Rmx) (Neogoa 2016) 13. Tandu - Alien Pump (Rmx) (3D Vision 1998) 14. The Deviant - Mururoa My Love (TIP Records 1996) 15. Oforia - Timelessness (3D Vision 1998) 16. Rhythmystec - Cathexis (Suntrip Records 2018) 17. Freak Disciple - Free Dimension (Flying Rhino Records 1998) 18. Toi Doi - Nuage D'Encens (Avatar Records 2000) 19. Pleiadians - Alcyone (Morphic Resonance Rmx) (DAT Records 2017)
  12. I don't usually do DJ mixes these days, but when I do - it's gotta be da Aikahattu outdoors festival here in Finland. As you may have noticed, also Paul Eye posted his own mix here, so you definitely get a good picture what was going on in those two magical friday and saturday nights... The internet is honestly saturated with Goa (or take any genre) mixes these days and I don't claim this particular mix to be somehow *so* different from what you've heard before. A few unreleased, a few vinyl only and classics by Oforia, Orichalcum, Toi Doi and the likes. Enjoy.
  13. The guy is asking you a simple favour, for the love of God please do add it on Discogs to end this matter.
  14. Bought two copies! Full support. Always wanted to have 'I'm Shocked' as a mastered version, one of the few "goa unreleased" tracks that always were special before. e: What a bummer. This version of 'Im Shocked' lacks... sigh, just about everything! The one from the liveset is lightyears better.
  15. Why is it you guys like to talk about music you don't like instead giving the attention to something that's worth your while? It's just silly how many great releases get totally discarded and then the only topic that has any replies, on the biggest psyforum of this planet, is about something that is derivative/bad.
  16. Hey I agree that forest is never 100% luminous, yet on the chart you represented the line shows it would differ from 100% dark to 50/50 dark/luminous. Or is it not? I would agree the recent Hux Flux isn't forest, the stuff he was churning out for the past few years. But the old stuff! He's one of the guys who were there to invent the whole thing with his 'Cryptic Crunch' album. The last really great forest track he made is in my books 'Post 100' from 2006. I do agree with Pauli Ozrics aren't Proto-Goa. It's easy to drag them into discussion because of the obvious Eat Static connection. Then again you could as easily say many acid house/techno tracks from the 1980s are Proto-Goa in such context. But they aren't. Proto-Goa is somewhat precise style with obvious goa melody/bassline, usually just lacking more serious psychedelic soundscape. A lot of it is released on 12" records on Belgian/German labels and it takes dedication to know this music. Here's a couple examples:
  17. I don't agree with the dark/luminous argument of forest psytrance. It can be very luminous like Imaginary Sight, old Hux Flux or my last album for instance.
  18. I'd like to update that I was travelling in Southern Africa for a month hence this album has been "sold out" for a while. However, there are still copies left and you can purchase the album on bandcamp again. Thank you for supporting and helping me fund the future SKM releases! -Ridge
  19. RIP Dennis, your music gave a lot of joy & inspiration to all of us.
  20. @tsotsi Thanks a lot for taking the time and writing a review. It's encouraging and inspiring to receive even some feedback now and then. I'm very glad you enjoyed the music! @redo Haha it's my humour but all things aside, it's unfortunate to hear you couldn't enjoy the music due to the samples. Maybe next time!
  21. For easy streaming the full album is now up on youtube in HD quality:
  22. Oopie

    Review Requests

    My new album? I'd sure appreciate anyone's thought on it. If you feel like writing a review yet don't have the album in your hands, I can send you the files. Just PM me.
  23. Noice mate. Me, myself & I listening to... While I was writing some thoughts about the project on discogs. https://www.discogs.com/artist/1347-Koxbox
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