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  1. As discussed in this topic I was long thinking of trying to listen to my entire collection. One album (or disc) every day with headphones on so I can truly dedicate myself to it. There are 2 main reasons to it. Firstly, to discover hidden gems. As you grow tastes changed and you start to listen to the same music in different ways. Secondly, it would help me achieve another goal. I want to concentrate on quality rather quantity of the new music I buy each month. Granted my collection is not that huge (I do not consider myself a collector), less than 1400 releases (or 1700 discs) according to my OrangeCD database. Still, it would take me some years to listen through it all, not counting the new music purchased each month. I expect to fail miserably, but so did I when i first quit smoking but it's been over 3 years now that I'm nicotine (and thousands of other substances) free . No hurt in trying. The way I plan to do it is by choosing a label, artist or series and listen to them in order of being released to have an idea of how the sound changed/evolved throughout the years. The issue is that 2/3 of my collection are back in Greece so I cannot start with what I would really like, that being the releases from the legendary greek magazine Lemon but I'll manage . https://www.discogs.com/label/50787-Lemon-Magazine Each listen will be accompanied by a photo of the physical media and a short blurp. Stay tuned.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #22 https://www.discogs.com/Artha-Dream-Telepathy/release/9402679 Hmmm, that cover, and especially that font. It doesn't bode well. Thankfully, I'm wrong. It isn't the Artha you would expect from his debut album and EP, but once again he shows us that he is one of the few artists that truly get the feeling of oldschool Goa. My only complain is that some tracks feel a bit underdeveloped or forced to complete them in time.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #21 https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Inada-If-I-Wasnt-Human-Id-Be-A-Trance-Track/release/5286348 WTF? I had to check my phone to make sure it wasn't the 90's (I wish). This compilation sounds like it was (expertly by Dj Inada) compiled 20 years ago. More please.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    On the menu for...?
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    What releases did I miss in 2018?

    Thank you for the mention You can currently get the Cosmosis on discogs IF you think the price is worth it. I'm sorry I cannot help you https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/11631048?ev=rb
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #20 https://www.discogs.com/M-Run-Some-Run-Just-For-F…/…/3948484 Let's start with one thing that won't make me a very likable person. I do not like NeoGoa. No matter how much I try I cannot enjoy it. It sounds too mindless and purposeless compared to oldschool Goa/Psychedelic. Too much noise for nothing (how many channels do you need to make a modern track?) Their sole purpose is to be played in a club or an outdoors festival (which is great) but with Goa, home listening was always an option. Having said that, 90% of those releases I do not like. This is the case with M-Run's album. Sorry.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #19 https://www.discogs.com/Portamento-The-Port…/release/3089702 Funny how our perception of art depends and changes with era, time, personality, mood, even the time of the day. I do not know anything more subjective than art. When I first heard Portamento I was blown away. I remember thinking that's how NeoGoa should be made. But I did't get that feeling when I re-listened to it. Whether because I heard it so many times, or it didn't age that well, or I just wasn't in the right mood I do not know. But it is what it is. Still, a solid album.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    There is nothing more subjective than art as clearly my next post demonstrates
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #18 https://www.discogs.com/Various-Erta-Al%C3%…/release/2776370 Boom. The bomb has dropped. Pure acidic Goa Trance and an excellent cover as well. For me this is where Cronomi Records peaked.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #17 https://www.discogs.com/Artha-Influencing-D…/release/2253740 Another gem from Artha. Nothing else needs to be said.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #16 https://www.discogs.com/Artha-Fluori-Dolby/release/2137690 F******* Great Goa Trance.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #15 https://www.discogs.com/Various-People-Walk…/release/1671912 Second compilation release and 2nd quirky title. I guess in festivals you do see a lot of people walking around in ways fit only to alien forms of life. Acidic Goa with many great names, more mature that then first release and....ohm, welcome Artha please everyone :)
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    Listening to my entire collection

    No idea to be honest. Have a listen, well worth it. http://www.cronomi.com/#Freebees
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Posting about them helps me keep on track. Gives purpose. As long as people post a comment here and there
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #14 https://www.discogs.com/Anakoluth-Beyond-Re…/release/2218490 Next release from Cronomi is a digital only EP from Anakoluth. It is available for free from Cronomi's website and yes, I made it into a physical release. Why not? the artwork was rdy :)
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    Listening to my entire collection

    I know you had, check the very first post That's good, only years to go, presuming you don't buy any new music,
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #13 So after The Orb I decided to increase the bmps a bit Of to Cronomi Records and some fresh Psychedelic Trance. One of the few labels that joined the NeoGoa movement and has something interesting to say without its artists blindly copying the Etnica/Pleiadians sound. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Freshly-Cut-Tomato/release/1390986 With a quirky title that at first you think there is no connection with the music included. But re-listening to the compilation I think I get it. It's a fresh sound and exactly like tomatoes nobody loves them but nobody hates them either. It is a very solid first comp with all tracks being more than average (but not great either). My only complain is that in a lot of tracks you can easily hear the software synths used for their creation. Good start
  18. You will find that artists are really friendly, in the end they only want to have their music released. The prices people will ask vary depending of whether it will be an exclusive track, who keeps the rights, how much will be the profit, digital or physical distribution etc etc. If you go for a percentage instead of a fixed amount for an unknown label you should expect something like 50-50% between label and artists (and then you split that 50% to each individual artist). The other thing you can do is give all the profits to a charity, you'll find a lot of artists willing to give you a track for free if they know/trust you. The easiest thing to do is get in touch with the artists. Have a concrete plan and numbers first and then do it
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #12 https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-Moonbuilding-2703…/…/7138350 Highly enjoyable, your typical ambient/dub house/techno.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #11 https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-Featuring-David-G…/…/2761537 By this time I have completely lost interest to The Orb. Sorry and thank you for the memories.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #10 https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-Baghdad-Batteries-Orbsessions-Volume-III/release/1870783 Ambient House. Cute. Pass.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #9 https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-The-Dream/release/1510465 Well that's pleasantly surprising. The Orb of 2008 sounds more like classic Orb than their previous albums. Maybe being released in Liquid Sound Design had something to do with it. Or the people that joined The Orb bandwagon for this album, or is it a collection of older tracks skillfully compiled into an album? Doesn't matter, it sounds cool, it sounds Orb. P.S. At this point I should be listening to https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-The-Orb-Versus-Freeze/release/1458582 but again, it is with my main collection in Greece.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #9 https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-Bicycles-Tricycles/release/30836 I always believed that a good cover is the one that makes you understand what kind of music you are going to get. Nice, lighthearted dubby downtempo. The Orb of the new millennium.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #8 https://www.discogs.com/Orb-Auntie-Aubreys-Excursions-Beyond-The-Call-Of-Duty-Part-2-The-Orb-Remix-Project/release/224532 Second entry of Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty. A 2 cd compilation of tracks remixed by The Orb. As I said before, this is where they shine. Actually it sounds more "Orb" than their albums around that time. Just get it, it's worth it.
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    Listening to my entire collection

    Entry #7 https://www.discogs.com/Orb-Cydonia/release/2732 ???? Who messed up my cds? I was listening the discography of The Orb. How did that get in here? Oh, I picked the right case, it's only the disc that's swapped. I swear it was my daughter....Hmmm, the disc is the right one. What the hell is going on? How can that be The Orb? It is not, and I fucking love it. Fans infuriated by them going commercial (considering). I mean, vocals? And not samples, actual singing voices with Trip Hop rhythms. It strikes the perfect balance between easy to follow downtempo music combined with the playfulness and experimentation of The Orb. GEM
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