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  1. Oopie

    Logic Bomb

    They made a few killers indeed, just as you say. Without too much ramble I'll head straight to the point and list my favourites: Shadow Of The Beast, Neighbour Of The Beast, Future Uncertain, High Density, Hydrofon, Extension, Psychedelic Pollution, Runtime Error, Mental Poison, Son Of Satan, Believe In The Bomb ( this one's unreleased I suppose) Looks like there's easily an album of great tracks in my book! They did quite a bit of average fodder too but I do have a huge respect for this band for all the well produced early y2k stuff. They were leading the way back then.
  2. The most active might be "collect goa & play psychedelic trance". 2k members, lot of posts, mostly old school goa... some pics of cds/vinyls people own & occasionally some discussion too. It's too bad there's so little discussion going on in general! (I'd like a little more honestly) Like psynews is quite "slow" these days too ain't it?
  3. Now as I gather you're not talking about _synth line_ itself but rather the texture no? (As in that one note delayed synth sweep in WT track? ) I agree with your statement about Etnica. They were able to create such a warm texture on their synthwork, it remains impressive to this very day. I tried my best not to mention Hallucinogen here but seems I failed. He's def my #1 guy in that regard.
  4. 130cds would probably more translate to having 130 favourite foods, 130 great friends and 130 watchable tv programmes. Sounds a bit too much now that I think of it.... but everything in life is decisions. You can have great food, friends & tv shows instead of average ones if you just choose to. So I'd rather not fully agree with your metaphor mr. Thanos... Of course you can have a set with only great tracks, what the f...! I don't know if you're kinda choosing wrong parties on your side of the world my friend.
  5. I've sold (almost) all average cds from my collection, leaving only "cream de la cream" left. That'd be around 130 cds. Point being, why keep cds in your shelf you'd never listen because the very next cd is much better? Anyway, good luck with your project Ormion!
  6. I'm soon doing a crowd-funding campaign (just waiting for mastering & art to be finalized) for my next album which definitely sounds a bit like you said above. Many 11+ min tracks on it with that ever changing, storytelling vibe to it. Stay tuned.
  7. Now it's an unfortunate fact all the things went down as they did with Anjuna Records. But looking back, they released some top shelf material this album being, perhaps, the prime example. Moonweed is one of those artists that for a reason or another, never released an album back in the 90s. He made a lot of banging tracks but they were always to be found on vinyl or some compilation. This album (or a 'best of' compilation of a sort) has all the best material from Moonweed, no need to look further. Moonweed, among Cosmosis, Green Nuns, Hiscore, Doof and Bassline Baby, belongs in the group that pioneered acid goa back then. If you like 303 I think it's a safe bet to say you'll fall for this album. Over the years I've developed an insanely picky taste and usually find a couple fillers on all albums - 'Voice Of Jupiter' is one of those rare exceptions with a winner after another. I think around the release of this album Anjuna Records started to have major distribution problems and getting a hold of this album was a bit tricky - for that reason it's become a bit of a pricy item. Nevertheless, very much a recommended album to get a hold of.
  8. It's quite a task to decipher this immortal album into mere words, but I feel obliged as plus twenty years later this album still gives me the shivers and amazes me with its technical superiority. This album was written I believe mostly in 1995, but some of it even dates back to 1994. The first Hallucinogen release ever, the LSD/Alpha Centauri 12" on Dragonfly Records, is from April 1994. So to just sum things up - the whole album was written in roughly a two-year period. Musically speaking this album is nearly flawless in my ears. Hallucinogen has an uncanny talent in using weird yet strangely charming synth sounds and effects and manipulating them thru effect units like a mad scientist. The result? It may sound funny but the guy is still touring around the world playing these exact tracks! Okay, there's usually the combo-package with the latest Shpongle but still... this album carries such a staggering level to detail and brilliant songwriting that it still works on the dancefloor and gives you a great trip - even without stimulants. I love the almost "punk rock" attitude Hallucinogen has on this album. It's raw, powerful, twisted (as the title would suggest...) and mysterious all at the same time. 'Twisted' feels like a perfect example of that 1994/1995 musical period when Goa trance was taking its form and was free of any pre-defined concepts how psychedelic music ought to sound. At the same time its maturity was years ahead of the game and still continues to inspire countless of artists - yours truly as an example. I truly believe 'Twisted' is the magnum opus of Hallucinogen. Now, I do think also 'TLD' is a great album, it might excel this album in its technicality, but it lacks the certain rawness and craziness that make 'Twisted' one of the standout releases in all 90s electronic music.
  9. Eat Static - Prepare Your Spirit (Alien Records 1992) A1 Hallucinate A2 Fudge A3 Worm-Lips A4 Instinct A5 Eat-Static A6 Destiny A7 Raga CD 1 Bonus: 8 The Plot 9 Kinesis B1 Almost Human B2 Om Machine B3 Cyber-Funk B4 The Watcher B5 Higher State B6 Woman Is Life B7 Medicine Wheel B8 The Fourth Dimension CD 2 Bonus: 9 Humm ll 10 The Element... It's funny - 'Abduction' is often regarded as the first Eat Static album and yours truly included thought so back in the days. The reason 'Prepare Your Spirit' perhaps never had such a wide recognition is because the album was initially only released as a limited edtion cassette (the artwork on that one is epic though, gotta admit) so only the lucky few got a hold of the album back then. And as many know, 'Abduction' was already a whole another story distribution and sales wise. I believe this album was kinda "resurrected" when this double cd version was printed. And it's a great version too, holding a couple beautiful extra tracks not to be found on the original cassette release. The music is a bit tricky to put in words with my limited imagination... I think essentially this album carries that UK rave-scene attitude of the early 90s with some added alien/ufo thematics - its sample trickery is almost second to none (Double Dee & Steinski are hard to match) and there are certainly lot of effects with definite extraterrestrial feel. A few tracks such as the self-titled 'Eat Static' or 'Destiny' sound remotely like the psytrance you'd only begin to hear around '95. And then you have 'The Watcher' with it's furious 148bpm beat, what a tune! Sure this track has a bit of that "rave scene" smell to it, but let me tell you it's years ahead of the fast banging psytrance that followed. Truly a pioneering track if something ought to be highlighted on this album. I was initially thinking about writing here "Grab your copy asap!" but it seems finding one these days seems like the biggest obstacle. But if you do, well, you know what to do.
  10. Jaia's Blue Energy - there's a French seller on Discogs selling these for 16,99e brand new still sealed. https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/184151?ev=rb
  11. "I just pissed in my pants - and nobody can do anything about it!"
  12. Hola! My good friend released his debut album just today, I think. If you like melodic psychill then this could be your thing! Here's the link to the bandcamp page: https://lieless.bandcamp.com/releases
  13. Hux Flux - Time Slices/Degauss/Logarhythmic/Perceptor
  14. Quite different indeed. I own (and voted for) the Japanese version. Bought it after thoroughly checking each track some years ago.
  15. The mixing sounds surprisingly bad on Filteria - Filtertraces (AP Rmx). I can't really recognize open or high hats, and then again that snare sound on every other beat is really loud... until around 9 minutes mark where they use another snare sound/decrease the volume(?). Idk, just sounds weird to my ears.
  16. It's early 90s goa trance definitely... the innocent & simple melody with that bassline must be from around 92-94. I've heard it I'm quite sure but truly can't remember the title.
  17. A chance to bring something fresh on the table, I mean you could hardly ask a better artist to remix isn't it? Now, a couple of the remixes are good in fact, Dickster takes Our Own Happiness and makes a decent 2017 full-on version out of it. He was able to maintain the spirit of the original track I reckon. AP and MWNN give decent remixes as well. MWNN, being maybe the greatest remixer ever in this genre, doesn't quite reach the level of his past works but it still might be the best remix here! But... there's a lot of garbage here too. I won't go in the dirty details but surely this remix cd would've been better if it was just 1CD or if they asked Sab Kuch Milegator to remix the other cd, I dunno!...
  18. I don't usually write negative critics these days (who reads it anyway & does it do a real difference? I ask to myself) but this release set a new record low for psytrance. I wouldn't nor couldn't imagine somebody 1) butchering such an amount of classics (and, I assume, releasing them with permission???) and 2) making old goa trance classics, which are meant to be listened as a whole, such an easy feast - junk food really. None of the tracks have any logic, he's squeezing too many climaxes in a single track. The whole release is the psytrance equivalent to modern society's sickness: come up with an easy fix for the short-attention-span people and the money is yours.
  19. I've added a couple items again. Added prices too for your convenience.
  20. How about Galactic Mantra? My favorite new school producer (the ear for melody is second to none) You know Morphem?
  21. Oopie

    Hallucinogen

    Both are unknown to me too... Nice discovery. Perhaps the uploader (Simon Deranger) could provide you the info?
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