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    Veasna - 5ynergy

    Veasna turns 5 years old! In late 2013, I started the Veasna project with one thing in mind: make people jump around on trancefloors! Knowing the genre for a decade already, only that year I started visiting my first parties and the feeling totally captured me in plenty of ways. I started to try and channel these feelings and that energy into music, which I have been making for a long time already but without any real "goal" behind it. The result was Veasna, and I met relatively quick success - only one year later, Neogoa Recordsreleased my probably most famous track Quantum Conundrum. In 2016, I found myself having produced enough music to fit my first full-length album, Energy. Now as it is with releases, not all tracks I had by then made it to that album. As it so happens, this time of the year, Veasna turns five years old. So I feel it's time to get a few more of those tracks out into the world! Making the EP a full-length CD album The 5th Anniversary EP is a free digital release, so what's the deal with this campaign? It just so happens that the goa scene still has some CD collectors, myself included! So the main idea behind this is to get the release on CD. However, five tracks would be pretty few for a CD, right? So why not make it a full-length album, additionally containing all previously released digital-only Veasna tracks with some new production? Now we're talking! But because that still wouldn't fill a CD, we add the missing piece that's an unreleased downtempo track, keeping the spirit of previous Veasna albums, closing it on a slower pace. If you would like to support, please consider supporting my campaign:
  2. I'm happy to announce that I just released the EP on Bandcamp here: https://veasna.bandcamp.com/album/5ynergy-5th-anniversary-ep! I will post about the Kickstarter (here: https://kck.st/2zyUZr0) in the Crowdfunding Projects subforum (EDIT: done).
  3. Very glad to read, thank you! I believe it's time to publish the outcome of our private conversation. thanos and I talked about that idea and he kindly pointed me in some possible directions to go. Thanks! So also on December 1, I will start a 31-day Kickstarter campaign to possibly extend the EP to a limited full-length CD. Additionally to the EP tracks, that would contain all my previously released digital-only tracks (Quantum Conundrum, Warp, Dendrites and Silent Spring) with improved production, plus a new downtempo track to close it off in Veasna fashion. The Kickstarter campaign would be the only way to ever get that CD, so it's meant for collectors and supporters. Though, whether it happens or not will depend on the outcome. This doesn't affect the digital EP, which will still be five tracks and free for the entire month of December while the campaign is going. So one could also view it as a "demo" of sorts.
  4. Released for FREE here: https://bit.ly/2AFZ50d Kickstarter campaign for CD: https://kck.st/2zyUZr0 In late 2013, I started the Veasna project with one thing in mind: make people jump around on trancefloors! Knowing the genre for a decade already, only that year I started visiting my first parties and the feeling totally captured me in many ways. I started to try and channel that energy into music, which I have been making for a long time already but without any real "goal" behind it. The result was Veasna, and I met relatively quick success: only one year later, Neogoa Records released my probably most famous track "Quantum Conundrum". In 2016, I found myself having produced enough music to fit my first full-length album, Energy. Now as it is with releases, not all tracks I had by then made it to that album. As it so happens, this time of the year, Veasna turns five years old. So I feel it's time to get a few more of those tracks out into the world! On December 1, I will release 5ynergy - a 5th Anniversay EP that contains five tracks, four of them previously unreleased and one heavily improved. All of them have been originally produced in 2013 and 2014 - my first year on the project - so expect music roughly in the style of Energy. The release will be exclusive to my Bandcamp (which I'll put up very soon) and will be free on a "pay something to support me if you like" basis for a bunch of weeks for the entire month of December as a Christmas gift of sorts. Kickstarter campaign for a limited full-length CD @thanosp81 kindly pointed me in some possible directions to go, and the result is that also on December 1, I am starting a Kickstarter campaign to extend the EP to a limited full-length CD release. Additionally to the EP tracks, that would contain all my previously released digital-only tracks (Quantum Conundrum, Warp, Dendrites and Silent Spring) with improved production, plus a new downtempo track to close it off in Veasna fashion. The Kickstarter campaign would be the only way to ever get that CD, so it's meant for collectors and supporters. Though, whether it happens or not will depend on the outcome.
  5. pdinklag

    Best Kickdrums

    I love early-to-mid-2000s psytrance kickdrums. Short and sweet, not taking too much space in the spectrum but still delivering a somewhat "funky" feeling and enough pressure. Examples:
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    Fractal Vivisection - Through the Vortex

    I remember it was an instant-buy when I first stumbled upon it. However, I gotta say it didn't age too well. Track 6 ("Distant Echoes") is the perfect example for what my issues are with this album... this starts off MASSIVE, like really, the first 5 and a half minutes are pure bliss and some of the best trance I know. Atmospheric intro, very powerful driving kick and bassline, melodies building up slowly and everything that's added makes perfect sense. I'm not a big fan of vocals, but here they just fit and work extremely well. Starting at minute 5 is frankly one of my favorite melodies in all of goa trance. But what happens then? Going into minute 6, it appears the artist was all out of ideas and what's supposed to be a "turn of events" (I guess?) just feels out of place and also too cheesy for my likes. This track is really begging to be remixed (J.I.S. or Ephedra come to mind )... Anyway, that was for one track. In summary, good stuff on this album, but it could be a lot better. That also goes for the audio quality, which isn't the greatest at all.
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    Moonbird - The Indescribable

    Nice to see a review of this here. This is really a gem dug deep into Ektoplazm waiting to be found, surprised me in a very positive way back when it was released. The atmosphere is extremely well laid out, it's an interesting progressive approach to dark psychedelic music (no, not "darkpsy"...). Can't really be compared to anything I know (hence the title?), and don't let that description scare you away if you're into goa trance, it's definitely worth checking out! Good stuff for night to dusk times. Downside is that some tracks get a bit boring here and there. Tracks 3, 5, 6 and 8 really stand out from the rest for me, but as a whole, it's a very good album! The guy's got a second album together, just looking somewhere to release it as far as I know. I'll be looking forward to that one!
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    Ufomatka - Off The Beaten Track Of The Universe

    Hah, I'm loving this album, very refereshing sound! Interesting how it goes from pretty fast to pretty slow, yet keeps the pace somehow. Drifting Across The Universe got to be my favorite on here, it has a really nice drive and something strangely funky in it. And I love funky! More bonus points achieved for that splendid psy-chill outro track!
  9. Yep, especially since it will be new productions unlike Fluid Dynamics. I've said this to Said and Christophe at Connection festival last weekend, where they gave a really promising preview: for me they're the only artists from the 90s who smoothly transitioned into good newschool production - without just "reproducing" their old tracks or moving on to the regular psytrance sound. Props to these guys, looking forward to this one!
  10. Does it mean that I can safely purchase the phyiscal releases on Bandcamp? I've been reluctant to do it for well known reasons...
  11. And you'll pretty certainly meet people at the airport you can share one with. At least that's what I'm betting on.
  12. You don't have to give names to everything, right? I mean, Infected Mushroom have essentially done the same. It started with psy/goa and then developed into whatever it is that they've been doing in the past decade. Same for Talamasca, which I'd call a strange mix of uplifting/epic trance and full-on psytrance. I don't know what to compare it to exactly, that's why I'd call it an own subgenre of sorts.
  13. Of course, this isn't the usual psytrance, but he has created his own subgenre in a way, and that I commend! He's being creative, which I can't say for most psytrance producers these days. I like his recent releases - they're uplifting, cheesy but not too cheesy (very subjective topic though) and extremely good production quality - perfect car music.
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    Your Unpopular Opinion?

    I think the technology is making matters worse. On one hand, professionals can use it to make things sound a lot better - listen to Oforia for an example. But then again, the ease of use makes it accessible to everyone, which isn't necessarily a good thing. People can "master" (read: maximize their amateur mix) using FL's Maximus or similar tools and release it on their own Bandcamp, absolutely no professional review required at any point. That sure doesn't help. Also, it doesn't help if you improve the production at the cost of everything else to the point where the music becomes dull. I mean it's way more simple to make a kick, bassline, some percussion and sound effects sound fat than do it with multiple synthesizers that span the whole frequency range, right? Perfect production can be the icing on a cake, but I don't like icing without any cake.
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