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  1. A logical and expected reaction which I fully understand. I wasn't aware of the fundraiser back then so I do not how I would react/feel if I was in the same situation. Maybe in the end it's about whether you think the music is worth more than the character/attitude? I don't know, each individual sets his own limits. I think his music is way too good to let this opportunity pass.
  2. Only 20% left to reach the target http://kck.st/2KsG8mp Digital Reprints (UK) and Kristian Thinning combine their forces to bring you another awesome release. Limited to 100 copies, 4xCDs full of music never before released on a physical media. Tracks from Elysium, Sheyba, Wombatmusic and Stereo Dwarf. Check the bandcamp link for full tracklist. Bandcamp "The project will be limited to 100 copies worldwide. 10 of those copies will be signed by Kristian and all of them will be hand-numbered. 4 CDs in an 8-panel digipack with a slipcase. The first 2 CDs will be his live versions, the 3rd will be a collection of side projects and tunes, including some unreleased material. And the 4th disc will be a compilation of downtempo tracks to chill you out, introducing his most recent alter ego, Stereo Dwarf, released for the first time." Please share...
  3. I think it's time to present you with my latest Kickstarter project. Elysium - Live...And Beyond As always 4 Cds in an 8-panel digipack never released before on physical media. I think you all know Kristian and his contribution to the Goa scene. Have a read as an introduction if you want or scroll all the way down for the tracklist. "I don't usually give a perfect score to releases, but this...this is an exemption. A perfect album by Elysium. All tracks have the distinct Elysium sound but still sound very modern, they are clearly Goa but sound fresh, they sound familiar but they are not a mere rework. And to top it up...they are free to download. For all the record labels managers promoting the new sound of Goa, these tracks deserve a proper (cd) release. Add a couple unreleased tracks and make it a double. Hell, I might even start a kickstarter for that. 10/10 " Thanos P. May 2015 on Discogs Admittedly, not the most well written review but it just goes to show the way I felt just after listening for the first time Elysium's Live versions of his classic tracks. And although he was the first to put the first seed of what is now Digital Reprints 4 years ago, it took 8 releases and 7 Kickstarter projects to find his place (with your help) in my music library. Coming from the golden age of Goa Trance he managed to establish his own distinct sound with his very first release, Project One in 1994. Rather slow (for Goa Trance standards) tempo, hypnotic melodies and tribal rhythms made him one of the names that come to mind when you try to explain to someone what Goa is about. His collaborations with Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Jean Borelli, Paul Jackson and Graham Wood left us with some stormy classics. In 2010 he decided to give for free (with his rest of discography) the live versions of his tracks that he used at his performances. These are not mere retouched versions, but fully fledged out, standing on their own tracks that never forget their roots. And these tracks are why I am asking your support to print on physical media so as not to be lost in an obscure digital cloud in the distant future. The project will be limited to 100 copies worldwide. 10 of those copies will be signed by Kristian and all of them will be hand-numbered. 4 CDs in an 8-panel digipack with a slipcase. The first 2 CDs will be his live versions, the 3rd will be a collection of side projects and tunes, including some unreleased material. And the 4th disc will be a compilation of downtempo tracks to chill you out, introducing his most recent alter ego, Stereo Dwarf, released for the first time. And as always you will be able to add it on your Bandcamp collection, you don't want to wear out that little shiny disc, do you? The people that have backed me up on my previous project know what they are getting. The rest, well...just check their comments on my Bandcamp or Discogs profile and you'll know you wont be disappointed. Bandcamp Discogs I don't really like too many words, in my projects music does the talking and so far has worked quite well, don't you think? Turn your volume up, press play and dance like no one is watching. Tracklist (Order subject to change - Bandcamp link to follow soon) CD 1 - Live Part I 01 Elysium - Interpretation Of Dreams (Live Version) 02 Elysium - Elysium (Live Version) 03 Elysium - Trancelestial Psychobabas (Live Version) 04 Elysium - Keep It Cool (Live Version) 05 Elysium - Wild Dance On Naked Feet (Live Version) 06 Elysium - Ethnolastic (Live Version) 07 Elysium - Subconsiousness (Live Version) 08 Elysium - Dust (Live Version) CD 2 - Live Part II 01 Elysium - Aliens (Live Remix) 02 Kailash - Mystery Brain (Live Remix) 03 Elysium - Monzoon (Live Version) 04 Sheyba - Monkeys (Live Remix) 05 Undercover - Mission 1 (Live Remix) 06 Kaaya - Braindance (Live Remix) 07 Elysium - Master Of The Rainforest (Live Remix) 08 Sheyba - Trance Africa Express (Elysium's Back To The Roots Remix) CD 3 - ...And Beyond 01 Ege Bam Yasi - Sponge (Elysium Remix) 02 Elysium - Sleepwalk 03 Rigor Mortis - La Sirena (Elysium Remix) 04 Elysium - Deep Blue Sea 05 Spiritual - Ride The Snake (Elysium Remix) 06 ManMadeMan - Desire (Elysium Remix) 07 Elysium - Electromagnetic 08 Elysium - Jupiter (Original Mix) CD 4 - Downtempo 01 Stereo Dwarf - In Orbit 02 Wombatmusic - World Of Science 03 Stereo Dwarf - Northern Lights 04 Elysium - Free 05 Stereo Dwarf - Deep Within 06 Stereo Dwarf - F.R.B.121102 07 Elysium - Sunshine Song 08 YouShine - You Shine (Original Mix)
  4. I don't see anything wrong with that. You (we) spent so many years experimenting and finding what you really like. Use that knowledge to spend your money wise and fill your music library only with music that really gets you going. You probably don't have much time to spend on nonsense anyway
  5. I am currently going back to the roots. Early rave and trance music. They sound so fresh and intelligent.
  6. I remember Lambada as well (was in love with the girl obviously) but I find it very difficult to believe it "pushed" you towards Goa
  7. All right then, here is my story. Mostly accurate give or take a year, it's been a long time since I had no interest in music until the age of 13-14 (94-95) when my father bought me a Sony compact Hi-Fi for getting a degree in English language. It had a lot of buttons and shiny displays so I had to use it. So I opened my sister's drawer (2 years older) where she kept her cassettes and started playing them one after another. Mostly pop and rock of the time but also some rave and house played that time on the radio. I didn't pay much attention then, I could only hear a bang bang anyway However she also had a cassette of MJ's Bad. I really liked it but I remember thinking "it would be much better if there were no vocals, just the music". And after a while I realised that there was some music with no vocals, the bang bang thing. So I started re-listening those tapes with a bit more interest. One of those tapes had Scooter's Back In The UK. I used that track to wake up every morning for months. I guess that's the point where I was hooked in electronic music. Soon after I found out those genres were called Rave and it's harder sibling, Trance. So, as a teenager, I started looking for Trance (because, you know, harder). I went to my city's biggest record store (Musical, Patra, Greece) and bought my first vinyl. Titled N-Trance - Electronic pleasure with computer generated cover art. It was obviously trance. Well, no. What the F*** was that? Tried to return it the next day, but in vain, no returns accepted. So this time I go to another record store, smaller, run by the daughter of the Musical's owner. Although I didn't know back then , I got lucky. She knew about electronic music. I asked for a recommendation. It was between Trust In Trance 3 or X-Mix - Electronic Storm. She said get X-Mix, much deeper stuff. And it was. But I don't think I was ready for the subtleties of Techno music back then. But I was getting closer. And then it happened, goosebumps all over my body with the opening track of Goa-Trance Vol. 3. Struck gold. This was music I knew it. Goa Trance. Soon after I also purchased Chakra & Edi Mis - The Promised Land and The Truth Of Communication. Thank you for ever (I don't remember your name). It was diificult to get Goa Trance vinyl so after those buys I turned to cds. My first purchase was Goa-Head Vol. 1. I had payed back then 10,000 drachmas, equivalent back then to 30 euros. How much do you pay now for your music? The rest is history. For a couple of years I was purchasing alongside Goa some Jungle, Drum & Bass and Rave but I had found my lifelong companion. I was happy.
  8. I wonder if we had Newschool tracks mastered the old way. Would they sound more Goa???
  9. Entry #61 My latest addition to the React catalogue. One of the defining Trance anthems (I hate that word) which still sounds interesting today. 2 singles that you bought separately....but you could combine together.....with the radio edit appearing in both of them (for chart purposes I guess). The 90's Excellent, excellent addition to my collection. Trance could actually put you into trance back then.
  10. Entry #60 The last cds of Lemon magazine. An era comes to end (soon to be followed by another one, Freeze magazine :)). And the last cd offered was actually an album by Spacegoblins. Half of it is mediocre, slightly dark Psychedelic Trance tracks and the other half more goaish sounds (and slightly better). If this was a proper release probably you wouldn't care much to purchase but being a magazine offering it adds a bot more weight to it, especially for collectors.
  11. Of course they did, I was wondering how no one had mentioned yet. I just don't know how back they go.
  12. Entry #59 Let's skip the rest of the cds and go to the real stuff here. The compilation from Ceiba Records is a real beauty. They never released much stuff but I reckon this little disc is their best release ever. Honestly. If you only need one release from them this is the one to get. Available on Discogs
  13. I disagree. Pleiadians sound is more structures and well thought out, whereas Crop Circles is more chaotic and random, just like NeoGoa
  14. I would find very interesting the comments and thoughts of someone younger than us Someone that grew up with the NeoGoa and later found out about the oldschool Goa. See if they think there are differences and if yes what which exactly.
  15. I just had a revelation. The first proto-NeoGoa album is.......Crop Circles - Tetrahedron.
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