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  1. This is completely nuts now. Yesterday all the Cosmic Cubes and Acid Flash compilations were back. Now it's down to just Vol 1 for those, but they added two volumes of Voyage into Trance. Not sure if they even know what they're doing - if anybody bought anything yesterday, it's gone from their collections again now. I have just sent them a message via the Bandcamp contact form, let's see if I get a reply. This would be awesome, but copyright doesn't work that way unfortunately. For artists it's easy to put their own albums there, but labels would have to ask every single artist they released for their allowance, and that would get pretty complicated unless it was explicitly stated already in the initial contracts.
  2. Hm, damn. I intended to buy a few things there, didn't do so yet luckily. The coming and going of artists/labels on Bandcamp is getting a bit annoying. If they're infringing copyrights, you won't legally own any music you buy from them and that really sucks. Luckily, at least German (and probably EU) law knows "good faith", so if you can't know about these infringements, you're all fine pretty much. But that's what got me a bit worried: Bandcamp simply allows artists/labels to completely disappear with no trace or note whatsoever. As a customer, you have no idea what happened (like in this case) and what potential consequences regarding ownership of bought releases might be. This stuff is itching me to write Bandcamp support an e-mail and ask about it.
  3. I just noticed that Sub Terranean's Bandcamp (https://subterraneanrecords.bandcamp.com/) is completely gone, Google still finds it so it can't be too long. They had a LOT of oldschool releases, goa and other music genres. Does anybody know what might have happened?
  4. And I'm pretty sure this is the tricky bit. Have you talked to Jos? He's the last person I guess anybody would expect to do fishy and completely absurd stuff like this. But why speak for him, he'll see this and reply, and probably be very cooperative. As said, I hope this won't do any harm to anybody.
  5. I'm almost certain that lawyer is a scammer not actually acting on behalf of Classic Goa Trax / Suntrip, and that the lawsuit is the result of some automated (bot crawling) activity. In other words, I believe the lawyer was never retained but acts by himself, trying to scam people into paying warning fees for alleged copyright violations, claiming to act in the name of whomever. These things seem to happen in waves anytime copyright regulations are "updated". It'll be interesting to see how this is resolved, and I hope nobody gets harmed.
  6. Yeah, I didn't draw the parallel to Felipe for nothing, it's the same really. The music is stellar, the guy behind it... not so much!
  7. He's literally been filling the Hypnotic LFO Room Bandcamp with his stuff these days: https://thehypnoticlforoom.bandcamp.com/ Not sure what to make of that post, he's probably still fine with taking "those people's" money, but whoever has bought stuff off his Bandcamp better download it before he pulls a Santos.
  8. I've been digging in those old folders where I still have some tracks left that I never bought since discovering back in the early 2000s [1] but am still looking to. I stumbled on this one that I have labeled as "Bamboo Forest - Joystick", and recently memo604 have released Bamboo Forest on Bandcamp. Well, turns out that label is wrong (as are many files that I still have from the filesharing days). The style certainly fits, but I couldn't identify this track among the memo604 releases, so chances are it's a different artist even. This sample contains only 30 seconds, but it should be enough to identify for any of you who know it. I'll remove it once identified): I like it a lot, does anybody know it? [1] Feel free to judge, but in the past decade I've been catching up by collecting around 200 CDs plus plenty of digital releases. It takes time!
  9. Bandcamp: https://goasia.bandcamp.com/album/landed-on-wrong-planet I'm not much of a reviewer, but I want to leave this here. So Spacedock Records released the latest 10-track Goasia album in June, without many fanfares as far as I have perceived. Nonetheless, I purchased it immediately, but wasn't really sure what to expect. I absolutely loved his early work (Purple Energy 2, From Other Spaces) very much more than his later work. I listened to the samples, I listened to the full CD at home, it didn't click at first. Yesterday I had a longer car drive with nice sundown and I thought Goasia would be a good idea, so I put this in the CD drive (yeah, oldschool). It was a very good idea! His style became a lot more progressive in a way that I like a lot (don't confuse the term "progressive" with the YSE style garbage). The individual tracks are definitely not groundbreaking, but none are even close to bad, and the flow of the whole thing is nothing but amazing! It's very cheesy here and there, reminded me a bit of Nitzho (especially that thing in "Yes, We Are"), but Goasia embedded it very well and it always feels just right, never too much. He's also done a notably good job on the basslines and overall sound effect scape, which tends to be extremely monotonic in most newschool releases nowadays. Overall, this is one of the better newschool releases in my recent memory and I recommend giving it a try!
  10. Not forgotten at all, but the mastering was horrid. I'm happy it gets its well deserved second shot!
  11. If the style is any close to his Field Quanta or Reed Voyage tracks, this is a must-have and I'm already missing it!
  12. So good to read! Next step is get him to play sets...
  13. Being original in this genre today isn't a small task, but the two Piets definitely are! One is a member of Quantum Fantay and you can definitely hear that in parts, which is beautiful. The other one is easily one of the most creative persons I know and has evidently studied the music on dancefloors all over the world for a long time. There's so much knowledge and creativity in this album that even though it's still very early, I believe that it's one of the most authentic goa trance albums of the decade. Hats off, guys, honestly!
  14. I consider this but an ad slogan, because this album is definitely 100% Battle Buddha material as I know and love it. And this is actually very good news, I wouldn't want it any other way! If you like Buddha's sinister-ish melodic tracks, there's more where that came from, and it's found on this album!
  15. This is pretty good! I'm puzzled about Neuron Shift though. The aggressive-ish synth starting late in minute 6 is completely off the beat, and its extremely bad at minute 8. Sounds like mixing two tracks with CDJs and one track is that tad bit off and tempos don't quite match either. Is this intended? It definitely shifts my neurons, in an unpleasant way though.
  16. That is actually the funding page - PayPal's money pools seems to be their answer to crowdfunding.
  17. Thanks for the support so far y'all! I put some samples on SoundCloud and included them in the main post, some may prefer that.
  18. Hah, this explains why it would appear BELOW the other EP in the discography. Fixed it, thanks! So yeah folks, it's released: https://veasna.bandcamp.com/album/horus-charm-ep
  19. pdinklag

    Veasna - 5ynergy

    Thanks for the review. Very glad you enjoy... mostly! I usually don't comment reviews because I'd like them to stand like they are, but: This is very subjective of course - I love noisy claps! Granted though, these are pretty prominent. Now I wonder if they're maybe simply too loud or do you think they should be exchanged altogether? I'll gladly build a version with different claps, would be an interesting variant.
  20. Thesis is passed, I'm already officially master of science and going for PhD starting in April. That means I can work let be work and no longer have struggle with all that stuff in my private life, so there shall be room for moar Veasna! My very first gig was in Croatia and Vesna is a very common name there... I became immune to this joke quickly.
  21. On March 3 (yikes, that's tomorrow!) I'll release I released two mostly unheard tracks of mine produced in 2018 as a short EP on my Bandcamp: Get on Bandcamp Both tracks were in a near-done state for the Spectral Flux album, but I felt that they didn't fit the rest really well. The first track, Horus, I would describe as heavily Ra-influenced, even though I only really noticed that while composing the melodies. But indeed, that lead to the name and also cover art . So if you like to think in categories, it would probably fall in the Suntrip-esque "newschool" category, which may be a bit untypical for my sound . Charm may remind you of Wormhole from my album, the vibe is also a bit mysterious but overall happier I'd say. More oldschool-ish sound than Horus, but fitting the overall atmosphere. With this EP, I'd like to close a the second "chapter" of Veasna if you will. I see how the way I compose, arrange and produce music is changing, similar to how it did between the Energy and Spectral Flux releases. So whatever comes in the future may sound somewhat to a lot different, I don't dare to make predictions! Samples: By the way: Those who supported my campaign for the 5ynergy EP and replied to my message will receive a free download code for the EP. Again, many many thanks! It certainly failed because of my lack of advertisement, but the release fell in the major working phase for my master's thesis and I wasn't prepared for a CD release - it was a very spontaneous endeavour after @thanosp81 approached me with the idea. I simply couldn't put the amount of energy in it that I would have liked . Anyway, Kickstarter is extremely sensitive about backer information - which is good. However, that makes it impossible for me to just give an individual key to every backer. I received a few e-mails, but for those who didn't do it, please send me a mail or PM here on the forum!
  22. Thanks for supporting guys! Really! Sorry I've been promoting it pretty sparsely, holidays sure don't help I guess? But that doesn't mean it's too late. I'll try and put more energy into this the coming days!
  23. Thanks guys! Time is getting spare on this indeed, may not have been the best choice to do this over the holidays in combination with my naturally little promotion? May take a little miracle to get this done now, but hope dies last. Do tell a friend!
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