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  1. 13, in late 1995 , it was a mix with Astral Projection and isreali artists.listened under the over with headphones.First time , immediate amazement , i knew that was definitely my kind of music, and still is twelve years after.


    Cybertrance 00h-02h on fun radio mixed by Max.For the connoisseurs !

  2. I was like that during 1998 - (around) 2002 :D


    I have seen many "goa is not dead" supporters around, and by judging by the increase of oldskool stuff ,I guess something is going on (has to be taken with a grain of salt, of course)


    I'm pretty lucid it will be never the same anyway,hence that's why I call it "silver age" instead of golden age part 2, or something.

  3. Think about this for a second.

    If the same old sound of Goa was massively produced again would it become 'dangerously commercially compromised Goa'?

    Depends how "massive" this is done, if it is to a point to overhelm other genres indeed, it would sortof harmful to the rest of the "musical landscape" so to speak.


    Hmm, do you think goa at that time was commercially compromised (and perhaps dangerous) at that time ? There were a wide variety of artists back them.And by "commercially comprimised" I distinguish two kind in music : music made for money and music made... just for the sake of making music.


    Both genres quality can be argued, but (this is my personal opinion here) I tend to think music made for the sake of art tends to sound better than the one made for the listener's purpose.

    Though indeed there's a good point :

    An artist makes the musics he wants to, not the music people want to listen to.Thus I understand the pionners trend to not make "actual goa" anymore.We want them to do goa, but they do n't want doing so, though I'm skeptic about the influence of bling bling in their decision.


    I just hope the "future oldschool" goa will be made by people who have a passion for goa and not a passion for money.As it was back in the good old times :)


    Thank you for your replies ! :)

  4. Hello all,

    The oldschool lovers like me may agree, apart a few brilliant exceptions (such as RA, the pleiaidians and stuff) , that the golden age of goa ended around early 1998 , being "plagued" since by minimalism and now by the overexposed full on.Hell, even the artists who were on goa since day one turned into the fullon genre (which didn't happen with the minimalistic period) though however I understand you don't have to be stick to a kind of music forever... but the money helps maybe ?


    Fortunately these last years we got more and more oldschool stuff released and I congratulate labels like suntrip, metapsychics or tranceform to keep the spirit alive, I guess this renewed generation got the history than me, having known the gold era while kid/teenager, then being fed of dangerously commercially compromised techno-trance all around and started releasing goa of their own.This movement amplified itself over these last year as we are getting more and more oldschool releases.Still under the edge compared to the good old time in terms of quantity as I'm rather sure that sadly we will never have a golden age again.


    However I keeping hope and faith that this trend will continue to develop itself in the future, since there will always people to keep the spirit alive ,hence the kind of concept I call "the silver age of goa" following the golden age, according to ancient greek mythology.Though I'm not eager to see the bronze and even the iron age coming ! ;)

    Do you think the re-release of dimension 5 could considered a sortof of symbolic beginning ?


    Opinions ? Ideas ?


    Discuss :)

  5. Solar Quest (orgisms and Orgships)


    Open Canvas (nomadic impressions)


    Some Astralasia ones


    Some from delerium too.


    Global Commnunication


    Galactic Anthems (exellent !)


    ISHQ !!!


    Loop Guru


    Tetsu Inoue (try ambient otaku)


    Some from Vibraphere


    (thought some are bit more ambient than you asked)

  6. Because I discovered it at 13 , it was a total blast and total change from the commercial shit I used to listen (or rather , suffer) so far.


    At last people who make music for something else than money and they don't give a damn about what people can think about their stuff.


    Thought , nowaday this is a bit less the case :/ The touch is a bit lost , and I wonder what could ressurrect the golden age of goa/trance (to me , 1995-1997)

  7. I listened to it yesterday and yes , track one is definately the best , despite of little quality drop afterward , it's a very nice album.


    An essential album for people who want to breathe fresh air out the overhelming world of full on / new school stuff.

  8. I'm looking for tracks that more egyptian-like melodies than general oriental stuff you generally find in goa , the two example that came in my mind are RA - To Sirius and Psychonaut - SpiritWalker.


    Another ideas or suggests ?

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  9. This is what I call "deep listenings" , the best purpose for this album is to listen to it just before falling asleep.The basic idea is to play with the boundaries of consciousness , to come to a state when music is half heard , half dreamt.


    Sure , this album also requires a lot of attention , I'm quite experienced to listen to music that most people consider as 'boring' but being attentive during a whole hour is definately an effort.But you still have the choice to fall half asleep or continue listening attentively (I prefer the first way , to be honest)


    I just like to add this is not the best album in it's category if you want further listening in that matter try similar album with no apparent variation :


    Oöphoi - Behind the wall of sleep (1 track , 66'33")

    Steve Roach - Darkest Before Dawn (1 track , 73'58")


    Good luck to find theses ones , they are even more rare than Luciana.

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