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  1. My assumption is that Genesis simply fits better. While I do enjoy the Faithhealer's remix from the original Lazarus Rising, the addition of Genesis fits the overarching theme of this album better.
  2. I was a fan of Gothic music since I was 10 and heard Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead" in the opening scenes of the movie "The Hunger". That changed my taste in music forever. I started listening to Bauhaus, followed soon after by Sisters Of Mercy (and many others). So, for me, I really loved the "Temple Of Love" remix. I do agree that it absolutely is a matter of taste, Gothic music is not every trancer's cup o' chai. As for the sound, I tend to listen on speakers. Either on my main stereo, my computer workstation's speakers, or my car. I did listen on headphones as well, but I do prefer it on speakers. And yes, Jezebel blasting out on a big system would be divine.
  3. Looks like I'll be ordering that. I went to that party. {EDIT} I see why they haven't announced it yet, it releases at the beginning of next month. So, I'm pretty sure we'll see that announcement then.
  4. That town is covered with sailors. There's a joint JMSDF & USN base there, so both Japanese & US sailors all over the place.
  5. Yakuza is fun. Shenmue is special though... I used to live about 15 minutes North of that town (Yokosuka) back in the 90s. So when I played that game, I knew the neighborhoods.
  6. Worth it. I bought it on PC, and then PS4 when it came out for it. Excellent game.
  7. There are two excellent sci-fi racers on the PS4. Wip3out Omega & Redout. Wip3out Omega - Sol Redout - Lunar Speedway track Redout - Vertex Boss Redout - Neptune Boss
  8. Impressive! I had no idea as it sounded so close to the original. Edited first post to reflect that.
  9. It's not meaningless at all. It's incredibly deep sex music.
  10. Did you also get the DLC? The final boss is quite tricky. Ludwig is also quite the challenge early on in the DLC. The entire game is a masterpiece.
  11. I listened to it a lot over the weekend (and throughout Monday). Gave more detailed analysis of the tracks in my review. This is my favorite album.
  12. I just came here to edit my post and add that. Thankfully you had already posted it. Love this concept!
  13. Sure, just made an account. I'll upload shortly. Meltdown Sunrise Tokyo in the '90s (Retro Goa Mix) I'll need to wait a week before I can upload more on Hearthis.at, when my 700mb weekly limit gets refreshed.
  14. Ultimate Xperience (U.X.) is not a prolific producer. Their original CD was released in 1997 on Dragonfly Records. That CD, "Ultimate Experience", was something above and beyond the bog standards of the time. The Pleiadians also released I.F.O. during that same time. It was an exciting time to be alive, turned on, and plugged into the global psychedelic music scene. U.X.'s "Ultimate Experience" was, and is, such an incredibly powerful album. It has earned its place in a very special category of Goa... sci-fi, gothic, industrial, dark, cyberpunk, hard... that few other artists share. Juno Reactor & Mandra Gora are in this place... It is now March of 2019, and we have now been blessed with Kris Kylven's "magnum opus". The Realm Of A New Dawn is not just another release. This is something to be experienced many times over, with different levels of consciousness. The release is in two parts, Lazarus Rizing & Ad Vitam Aeternam. Disc One : Lazarus Rizing 1. Andromeda. 145 BPM : Opening track of the Lazarus Rising disc. Beautiful, sweeping pads open up a lush soundscape. A voice enters, then the beat. This is UX sound, but much more refined. The mastering is done very well, all of the synths sounds clear, crisp, and beautiful. As the track progresses with more layers and complexity, Kris slides in some of his magic at the 9 minute mark opening the soundspace up even more. Very cool effect. Excellent opening track. 2. Kingdom Of Heaven (Invictus Mix) 145 BPM : Voices open up this one. And then a very aggressive, driving trance explodes. This is sci-fi/gothic Goa done right. There is a mysterious and hauntingly beautiful quality to the way everything is put together, and then we are pulled into space.... with this orchestral sounding section. The build up to the coda is great, everything is on point, another solid track. 3. Across Thee Universe (Space Time Continuum) 145 BPM : The deadly secrets of a place we call, the Universe. There are a lot of haunting voices in this one, a close listen is required to pick up on what is being said. The trance itself is great, the melting synth lines... this is dark music, but absolutely beautiful. Very refined UX. Great track. 4. Lazarus (Sanctum) (Mix XIII) 145 BPM : This track is epic. NOW RISE! 5. High Energy Protons (Deus Ex-Machina Mix) 142 BPM : This is definitely the best remix of High Energy Protons I've ever heard. While it definitely is High Energy Protons, it's brought to a higher level. Nearly 12 minutes long, and none of it dull. Absolutely solid music. 6. Radio-Activity (eXtinction 13) 120 BPM : This is the first downtempo track of the album. It fits very well within this Gothic space opera. Like so many tracks on the album, this one is stellar. 7. Genesis 120 BPM : Back to trance,but with a more gentle tempo. This track has a very optimistic feel, the pads and other synth sounds are sweeping and lush. The lady's voice is most excellent and her message is interesting. The strange rhythms of the trance are so good... Disc Two : Ad Vitam Aeternam 1. Jezebel (From Here To Eternity) 145 BPM : Personal favorite track. This is just... magic for my ears and mind. Very powerful. Dare I say, perfect track? The breakdown, and rise before the coda is pure sorcery. 2. The Night Ceatures (Mix XIII) 147 BPM : Another monster track. Very cinematic. Beautiful voices, electric synth lines driving a pounding trance right through you. 3. Prophecy (Thou Shall Not Fear) 145 BPM : Haunting opening pads, and choir, along with a VERY UXian synth line. It has a wicked sound. There is something Kris Kylven does with synths that I adore... a clear example is from his track "Morphogenesis" (as Syb Unity Nettwerk Experience). A wicked vibration. 4. Temple Of Love 147 BPM : A classic Gothic dance track from the late 80's re-imagined. Kris Kylven's voice has an ethereal quality over the pounding trance, and sounds so close to the original I assumed it was Mr. Eldritch himself singing. Outstanding remix. 5. Blaze Of Glory 157 BPM : Following Temple of Love, this track is just perfect. industrial, Gothic Goa. The guitar is done very tastefully. This is not "Butt Rock" Goa, this is refined. 6. Lux Aeterna 140 BPM : The beat on this one is delicious. All of the voices, the strings... another outstanding track with Middle Eastern sounds throughout. 7. The Ark Of The Convenant 134 BPM : Middle Eastern sounds throughout. Excellent down tempo track that feels like a coda to this most excellent album... but it isn't as that honor goes to Children Of The New Dawn (Farewell). 8. Children Of The New Dawn (Farewell) 64/128 BPM : The album comes to a conclusion with this down tempo piece. Again, we have optimism here, as our journey through the darkness ends in peace. Perfect ending to an incredible album. There is nothing weak here. Every track has something to say, and says it well. Jezebel is my personal choice for "best track", but this is a very close competition. I will listen to this over the weekend with very enhanced ears and provide a more detailed analysis, but as it stands, this is a must buy. It is the perfection of UX, it is a cybernetic, cinematic journey through sci-fi hyperspace. If you're a fan of UX, Juno Reactor, Mandra Gora, Johann Bley, Transwave, Syb Unity Nettwerk, X-Dream... or just really amazing psychedelic soundscapes in general... buy this album. It is the album of the year. After multiple listens, this is my favorite album of all time. The mastering is so good, all of the sounds are in their respective places, everything compliments everything. Damn sexy! Ultimate Xperience did not disappoint in the least. 11/10 Kris Kylven is a genius Buy it here
  15. With so many I love, I'm going to just go with Juno Reactor, Hallucinogen, and Koxbox. (I do feel bad leaving out Transwave, Oforia, X-Dream, U.X., OOOD, and so many other amazing projects) Hallucinogen : Shamanix , Deranger, LSD Juno Reactor : Final Frontier, Feel the Universe, Guardian Angel Koxbox : Stratosfierce 2001, Space Interface, Fuel On
  16. I've been AFK from these forums for a couple of years (mostly focusing on my infosec training and work), but I still have been mixing. Here's a few recent mixes. Meltdown Tracklist : LSD Party Kicking In ~ Mad Tribe Yuki ~ Black & White Limited Addiction (Freedom Fighters Remix) ~ Domestic Skunk Funk ~ Martian Arts Parallel World ~ Eat Static The Funkadelic Drummer ~ Electric Universe Etnica ~ Talamasca Drop The Bomb ~ Mad Tribe Discreat Circuit ~ Martian Arts Transwave ~Talamasca & Deedrah Tropical ~ Koxbox Sunrise Tracklist : Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Oforia Cover) ~ Pink Floyd Shine (Modus Remix) ~ Juno Reactor Alien Turned Human ~ Astrix We Created Our Own Happiness (Oforia Remix) ~ X-Dream The Time Has Come (Remastered) ~ Cosma Pacemaker (Deedrah Remix) ~ The Groupie Syndrome Juno Reactor ~ Talamasca Pistolero (Joujouka Remix) ~ Juno Reactor Earth and Space ~ Miranda Joy (Oforia vs Tsuyoshi vs Dede Remix) ~ Endora Tokyo in the 90's (Retro Goa mix) Tracklist : Cosmic Courier ~ Mindfield Indigo (Remix) ~ Prana Alien Pump ~ Tandu Catharsis ~ Devient Electronics Dawn of Epsilon ~ Orichalcum & The Deviant You Can Be Anything (This Time Around) ~Space Tribe Ausculation ~ Antidote Witchcraft Magic ~Witchcraft Wicked Warp ~ Mandra Gora Master Of The Universe ~ U.X. Meltdown ][ Tracklist : LSD Party Meltdown ~ Mad Tribe On Fire ~ Tristan Ashvem Beats (432Hz 12-Tet) ~ Martian Arts & Psykick Roots Sound ~ Ace Ventura & Magik Ghost Train ~ The 1134 Edge of Sanity ~ Alpha Portal & Burn In Noise Cerridwen's Potion ~ Arcane Voice Joint O'Clock ~Mad Tribe Mr Larm (GLO Remix) ~Legohead Solar Noir ~ Electric Universe Energy Condensed (Original Mix) ~ Martian Arts & Black Noise (GR)
  17. Thank you so much for this. U.X.'s sound is incredible. I ordered the CD's a couple days back and have been enjoying the mp3s in the meantime. Absolutely stunning album. Not a weak track in the 15... with JEZEBEL being my absolute favorite of the album. Brilliant work, great art, and a more than worthy successor to 1997's "Ultimate Experience"
  18. You could think that after Mozart with the "Classical" techniques, then along came Beethoven. Within old school Goa, there was a slightly samey quality, then along came X-dream's Radio. Innovations happen, and then are copied and improved. Just wait for the cycle, or bring in the next innovation
  19. I have a perfect copy of Anahata from RTTS 2. Flamicogyre I only had from "Spiritual Trance Vol. 2", and it's a Goa Gil mix... That's why it annoys me. I have yet to find a perfect copy of that track and I've already bought it twice My DAT tapes don't have that problem
  20. The only thing from the days of yore that I have found recently was Zirrex ~ Lost In Time I've been collecting since the beginning. I remember seeing TIP Yellow when it was brand new at a record shop... so it is quite rare for me to find old school Goa that I have never heard. This is why I was pleasantly shocked to hear Zirrex for this first time this year. And all because of a post on these very forums.
  21. I assume that not everyone has been listening to Goa for the past 22 years like we geezers, it was for those people
  22. Had to "quote" your op to see the full url, as the forums truncate it... then add the 3, and all is well
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