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Blair Thaumic

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  1. A nearly three hour dive into the roots of Goa trance, focused on the years 1992-1994. Goa techno, early trance, or just Goa music; call it what you want, it still kicks. For this set, I tried to combine the more well-known names of the early days (Juno Reactor, Total Eclipse, Voodoo People) with the obscure and overlooked; I also used some less popular tracks by famous artists. I wonder if anyone can ID them all? Mixed on two turntables and two CDJs; you'll hear some fuckups here and there, mostly because I'm not good with vinyl. If you can get past that, it's a fairly epic journey IMO.
  2. You reminded me of this classic. Probably one of my favorite Seb Taylor tracks.
  3. The title track from https://www.discogs.com/Various-Sonic-Anarchy/master/14837 comes to mind. And maybe some Deflo and Ubar Tmar. IMO, the closest thing to punk Goa is UK acid techno.
  4. Discobedience is gooood but Igor Swamp is better https://hkpnz.bandcamp.com/album/akrabadabra
  5. Uptempo: 1. Igor Swamp - Akrabadabra (Hippie Killer Productions/Nullzone) 2. VA - Purple Brain (A.N.A.L.) 3. Espoo Sound Machine - Discobedience (Sound Kitchen) 4. Gangguru - Be Your Own Guru (DAT) 5. Denshi-Danshi - Brain Chemistry (Suntrip) 6. Ray Castle & Collaborators - Mystique Of The Metaverse (Suntrip) 7. Veasna - Spectral Flux (Neogoa) 8. Jayex - Soul Echoes (Surface Tension) 9. Oraalidonitsi - Who Cares About Name (Random) 10. Discolin - Hercule Roilot (Nullzone)
  6. Fusion Anomaly: http://fusionanomaly.net/nodebase.html
  7. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Strong-Sun-Moon/release/235708 I didn't see this on the psybreaks list, but it has a few really good ones. Especially the Syzgism track, which is a one-off collab between Ray Castle and a member of Joujouka. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Psy-Harmonics-4-Out-On-The-Full/release/205040 https://www.discogs.com/Ray-Castle-Gourmet-Genre/release/282461 https://www.discogs.com/Squarefeet-Flat-Foot/release/2411815 https://www.discogs.com/Various-Not-My-Cup-Of-Tea/release/80019?ev=rr https://www.discogs.com/The-Nam-Shub-Of-Enki-Fuck-Piece/release/223986 https://www.discogs.com/Various-Clairaudience/release/89464 https://www.discogs.com/label/8055-Demon-Tea-Recordings and https://www.discogs.com/label/9907-Devic-Craft-Cordings lean toward psybreaks in general; it might be worth digging through their catalog.
  8. Try Adu - Drumbas and Step Up. Tamlin's album has a few good dnb tracks too. For something older, maybe Green House Effect - Superfly or OVNI - Fountain.
  9. 2017: https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/arrange-the-molecule-deluxe-edition 2018: https://analrecords.bandcamp.com/album/purple-brain
  10. Tokyo is amazing. I spent a month there and feel like I only scratched the surface. On the 27th you have this psytrance party at Koenji Cave: https://www.djsbarcave.tokyo/single-post/2018/04/03/427-dual-airspace There's also something happening in Chiba on the 28th with Overdream: http://trancelife.net/event-3244/ Also Psychedelic Garden in Shinjuku has a nice selection of CDs and fluoro clothing. http://www.psychedelicgarden.com/
  11. Yes, let's! Uptempo: 1. VA - Fluorotronik (Tranceform) https://tranceformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fluorotronik 2. Tangentti - Ten Years After (Foil On) https://foilon.bandcamp.com/album/ten-years-after 3. Oraalidonitsi - Avaruusvauvojen iltahämärä (not on label) https://oraalidonitsi.bandcamp.com/album/avaruusvauvojen-iltah-m-r 4. Erätarkastaja - Kolmas erä (Foil On) https://foilon.bandcamp.com/album/kolmas-er 5. VA - audiodrugz (Nullzone) https://nullzone2007.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-audiodrugz-441khz-16bit-standard-ver 6. VA - Vokuhila Mori (Mathematician) https://www.mathematicianrecords.com/vokuhilamori 7. VA - Audio Poppers (Trance Bum) http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/audio-poppers 8. VA - Takamatsu Nightlife (Nullzone) https://nullzone2007.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-takamatsu-nightlife 9. Darth Phader - Acid Faija (People Of The Butterflies) http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/darth-phader-acid-faija 10. Suomies - Jokin tie (not on label) https://suomies.bandcamp.com/releases Downtempo: 1. Nodens Ictus - The Cozmic Key (not on label) https://nodensictus.bandcamp.com/
  12. High Society, Spirit Zone, BTM (VERY underrated label!), and Polytox are the guardians of the German sound. Nephilim and Hadshot have some very 'robotic' sounding psy too. I prefer the organic/spacy stuff though Artists like Ololiuqui and Psy Phy 6. From your description you'd probably like Kopfuss Resonator - SpectR Module and Tarsis - Vacuum. And everything by Der Dritte Raum it sounds like.
  13. Thanks for making this topic! I'm still around, mostly listening to Suomisaundi. I'm a lot more active on Twitter than I am here though. I hope you can find a way out of your work situation. I think you're doing some of your best music right now. Whether or not you return to psytrance, what you write has your personal touch, and that's the most important thing for music to have IMHO.
  14. Mark Ainley (DJ Solitare) on Stellium: The track has an amazing array of sounds and textures, with a brilliantly structured introduction that is a chopped-up pastiche of elements that are presented later on in the track. The quasi-orchestral sounding sonorities and rhythmic punctuations give the track a dramatic flavour, while the nasal-sounding synth adds a mystical other-worldly quality. By the time the ‘guitar from outer space’ riff comes in, with a simple and somewhat geometric pattern, things blast into another dimension, and morphing alien voices chime in. After some random squelchy bleeps and radio noise prior to the work’s climax, an alien-sounding synth line seems to download the listener with an Egyptian-Pleiadian-style message and then all of the work’s lines overlay with each other with incredible polyphonic clarity. A killer full-power track that was a classic night-time mystical stormer back in the 90s – still a timeless, inspired masterpiece!
  15. BOTFB loves this track and it's easy to see why; it's minimal yet bonkers at the same time. Not as twisted, but still pretty manic:
  16. Just to be clear, Shlomy is part of Bell Size Park? I've read somewhere that 80% of Israelis support the occupation. I'll never travel to Israel and I don't buy Israeli products, CDs included, but I wish there was more I could do.
  17. I'm going to plug https://soundcloud.com/wakavanha because I can, and because he's really good. For something older, I've been listening to Midrange Freedom Fighters - Mideranged a lot. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Mideranged/release/584335
  18. I actually kind of like the Mahadeva remix. But when it got to the Juno Reactor medley I noped out fast.
  19. Love that you're doing this. I'm guessing that some legalistics prevent you from using the artist name? Not that it makes a difference. When did DAT-trading in Goa become a thing, anyway? Was "You'll Never Know" the first DAT-only Goa hit, or were there contemporaneous or even earlier tracks that never saw the light of day?
  20. It must all be on the DL now, because I didn't see any psychedelics at the parties I attended. It sucks that all the Goa and Suomisaundi in Tokyo was happening on different months. I missed https://www.djsbarcave.tokyo/single-post/2017/05/28/63-Strange-Girls-%EF%BD%9E%E5%85%A8%E5%9B%BDSuomi%E5%A5%B3%E5%AD%90%E7%B7%8F%E6%B1%BA%E8%B5%B7%E9%9B%86%E4%BC%9A%EF%BD%9E by three days, boo. Aside from that, the trip was amazing. Here's a small taste: Ueno Park with a view of the Skytree: http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/2320.jpg Koenji at night and Koenji Cave: http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/7641.jpg http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/2760.jpg Hippie van in Shimokitazawa: http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/7734.jpg One of the coolest stores in Tokyo: http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/3375.jpg http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/3265.jpg http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/3997.jpg http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/4210.jpg Waterfall in Nikko and the Senjougahara Marshlands: http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/8075.jpg http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/8417.jpg And my haul of CDs. Everything in front on the top shelf is from my trip! 55 albums+11 singles in total http://spirit-zone.dreamwidth.org/file/6938.jpg
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