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  1. That Skarma track is fvcking incredible! It's still these awesome melodies and the genuine 90's morning goa atmosphere, but this time really good production with strong kick. I think it immediately goes into the top 10 modern goa tracks (it still sounds very much like Astral Projection, more than anything AP have released since Amen) . Overall it's a very good compilation except for few tracks, I was somehow disappointed by Mindsphere - I usually expect more interesting melodies from him, also tracks 7-8 and 10 are not my cup of tea but I guess they are still good if you are into darker and more raw or agressive/chaotic sound I wondered why name of the Proxeeus track didn't refer to Lovecraft this time until I realized that Pluto was Yuggoth
  2. Occasionally found this track, surprisingly it was on a Neogoa compilcation but I think it's somehow closer to full-on. Gorgeous melodies, especially in the closing part And yet another gem
  3. Fvck, wrong thread In reply to the OP, I think I read on a Russian forum Psy-H is no more into making tracks (which is a shame ofc) but he is still DJing, he played at Abstraction Fest in Russia this August and also at some local events in his (my) city. Alienapia runs a mixing/masering studio in Ukraine, also his main project is the downtempo act Zymosis, which is still active, also he has released a couple of tracks as EleexR, these are more kind of dark prog
  4. Well, I gave a listen to few tracks today and they are definitely good on their own. I actually always like Median's stuff when I hear it on a compilation or in a DJ set, when it is "diluted" by someone's else tracks. The album is just too much of the same thing, sort of. I feel the same with many artist albums actually, for example Little Universe always was my favourite E-Clip's track - I heard it first on some compilation and immediately loved, and at the same time I used to think his Into The Void album was totally mediocre stuff. It took me a while to realize that Litle Universe was actually on that album, it was just too much of similar sounding tracks and it somehow got lost. Also it's nearly impossible to listen to Mission Adept in the office, I always think it's some asshat is calling me by phone
  5. Must be the video quality, sorry i was in the office so could not check. I know this track for years, sure it sounds amazing.
  6. Guys, if these not the absolute bassline materpieces then I don't know what is I love how they sound dark and menacing on their own and how they are contrasted by these sublime melodies. The dude is a freaking genius.
  7. Yes, I agree that "kbbb psytrance" overall tends to be more club firendly than goa, but I have issues specifically with Median's productions. His tracks sound fine in my home (I have half-decent nearfiled speakers and some acoustic treatment im my room and also good studio headphones) but not so nice in earbuds. I have to listen to a lot of music in earbuds when I'm at work and while earbuds generally are not the best way to enjoy music, well-balanced mixes still sound well-balanced in them, but in the Meidan's tracks the kick tends to overpower everynthing including the bass, so it sounds like "dumm-dumm-dumm" instead of a proper kick/bass groove. Maybe it's just me since nobody else seems to be bothered.
  8. Despite it's my absolutely favourite kind of goa (melodic/spacey/euphoric) I'm not really mad about this album. It's too just homogenous, everything sounds nice but nothing sounds really outstanding. Also I'm not a big fan of his mixing style actually, he has a a very huge hard hitting kick and the synths sound weak by comparison and often blend into some barely discernible mush. I once heard him on stage in my city and frankly this was the point where I left the party. it was like staying near a pile driving machine, I only heard the kick and some synth bits at the distant background, so this didn't sound quite danceable to me. Dunno maybe the acoustics in that club was poor (or I was stoned enough already), but the stuff they had played before sounded fine to me. This album is mixed a bit better but I'd still prefer less emphasis on the kick and more definition in the synths. Anyway, I do think Median has a lot of talent and skills but I wish he would go for quality over quantity. I hope he is yet to make his real masterpieces.
  9. Interesting what you say about U_recken, I think he has some of the best basslines ever made on overall top-notch production, better than the average I think.
  10. Yes, Postcard from Goa is great, these subtle flute-ish bits in the beginning sometimes play in my head out of nowhere. Overall, one of the rare modern goa tracks that focus on melody and stortelling rather than acid, layers, more acid and more layers. Doesn't make it into my top 10 but a memorable track anyway, it's always in my goa playlist. I remember the threads like "Psynews is dying" 3 years ago or more
  11. Subject to change at any moment As it stands: U-Recken&Digicult - Into the Heartland (orignal when I'm in the full-on mood or Astral Projection remix when I'm in the goa mood) Hypnoxock- Futurexock Electric Universe - The Prayer (!) Psy-H Project - Precession of the Universe (!) (THE best goa track EVER) (or Sonic Elysium remix when I'm in the full-on mood) Centavra Project - Shambala Spirit Architect - Reshaping Reality Astral Projection - Liquid Sun Hyperception - Shaking Chromosome - Reality Engineer (original! not Vimana remix) Andromeda - The Dreamer
  12. I just found Innerscape on yotube and I think it's quite nice, i like such smooth melodies and cosmic synths. Can't say it's an outstanding track, the melodies are somehow linear and predictable, but a still a nice example of my preferred kind of goa. I understand from the reviews I shouldn't bother listening to other tracks," chaotic, agressive, pure scorched earth monster" etc are typically bad qualities in my book.
  13. What an amazing track! I'm not a fan of Filteria, his other tracks I've heard sound too chaotic and harsh to me, but this one is very different. Really good melodies.
  14. Awesome track, Imba! More Alternative Control
  15. U recken is mostly making prog now. Not bad and quite melodic at times, but indeed not really as exciting as his older stuff. Other people who were making this kind of fullon are either silent now or make some different music. Digicult recently uploaded a track to youtube, no idea if he is going to release it officially but it's awesome but I think that's an old track actually. Neuroplasm's The Art of Melting Time and E-Mov's Stellar Loom have some nice melodic bits that remind me of that old full-on, not really a melodic storm like old Protoculture or U-Recen but some decent melodic parts here and there. Also some elements of that melodic/morning full-on may be occasionally found in some random tracks every now and then, but I can't think of any artist/label who would consistently release music in that style now.
  16. The Silicon Sound thread reminded me on this, It was the subgenre that has actually hooked me and made me a psytrance fan. But it seems to have died out by now. I mean, 144-146 bpm, trancy melodies, smooth and soft morning sound. Often borderline cheesy (well, sometimes not even borderline), not really psychedelic but still very enjoyable. Any ideas why music like this is not made anymore?
  17. I wonder what you guys may suggest for tracks/albums/artists that might be inspired by Pure Analog or have some similarities. Melodic full-on with smooth and deep, somehow mysterious sound? To me Hyperion's Drop Psychosis album has some quite obvious similarities
  18. It was also my favourite song when I was 4-5 y.o. I was singing all the time which annoyed the hell out of my grandma. Actually it was the first piece of music which I consiously defined as having some emotional impact on me. Maybe if we dig deeper it had some subliminal message which eventually brought all of us here?
  19. Ok, my fisrt exposure to electronic music was mid 90's (I'm that old!), it was some eurodance like 2unlimited and Russian synthpop (Technologia, Biokonstruktor), I discovered Prodigy a bit later and then EBM like Wumpscut and Front Line Assembly. There was only so much music I could find in Russian "music sores" (actually these stores were just kiosks with pirate tapes near metro stations, I was lucky if the tape had a proper tracklist) so I didn't even know goa trance existed. Unfrotunately I switched to heavy metal soon, all cool kids in my school were into metal and punk rock/alternative so I had no other choice, din't want to be called out "raver", "druggie" and such. The next decade I listened to metal, later I also had some interest in progressive rock, blues, fusion and stuff. Played guitar all this time but not really professionally. One day in 2005 I woke up and suddenly realized that I can't listen to any song with any guitar sound in there anymore. I went to a kiosk near the next metro station to buy some "other" music, they had some Paul van Dyk tape playing and I immediately relaized that this was what I needed right now (or it was Paul Oakenflod, i don't remember... some of these Pauls). I was an eager trance listener (van Dyk, van Buuren, Tiesto, Dj Feel and shit) for next few years until I realized that I can't listen to the same supersaw arpeggio in each new track anymore, so I started looking what else was there. I discovered liquid DnB, then psychill, then Infected Mushroom and Astral Projection. In 2010 I occasionally found VA-Orientation 5 released by Dacru (I was actually looking for something else and bought it by mistake). And now I'm here.
  20. Remixed/remastered version (new link in the OP)
  21. One of my favourite newschool artists, he has very recognizable sound and actually good melodies. I think of his music as a logical evoultion of goa trance sound, rather than "let's try to rip off a 96 track but add 10 acid layers on top because we can". Whenever I feel like listening to some modern goa Mental Triplex-Presence is usually among my very first picks.
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