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  1. Tsotsi

    Hypnoxock - Eurythmia [Goa Madness Records]

    Great review and amazing album, if this doesn't bring people over to the goa side i don't know what will.
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    Va - Spirit of Goa Vol. 2

    That's all the validation I need. Thanks Void
  3. Yea it seems like a lot of neogoa's critique comes from unoriginal production. IMO calling something Neo always ends up in the shit i.e Neoliberalism (Need i say more). But don't let the NeoLiberals ruin Goa for yourselves. It's just a more psychedelic version, with different tools, harder kicks and rocking basslines. I agree with Global sect "Goa will never die". Still the best genre around. M-run only came out with his acclaimed album 5 years ago. Ra was 1 year. Artha, Proxeeus, Psysutra, Miranda still produces via soundcloud (Thanks whoever told me that). So much variety to pick from. When you get sick of Goa go listen to some psybreaks. But you'll always come back
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    Some help with the genre!?

    Can you be a hero and release your stuff for download somewhere . It's all quite amazing.
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    Some help with the genre!?

    Heck its a great track. I find every now and then you get a track or album that uses all the same instruments of the genre but doesn't really fit a particular one the genre's itself. To me it sounds like psyhouse or psytechno. if psyhouse is already or is about to start happening im down.
  6. Are y'all gonna release this for purchase or download?
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    Gotta find some more music

    Not really what you're asking for but do you listen to psybreaks? Since finding a bunch of good albums I've pretty much never needed to take a break from anything psy
  8. Holy heck. Listening to Hoag on the compilation now. Soooooo hot If the next track is this hot I'll buy the album. Fuck it I'm just gonna buy the album.
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    Modern goa/new school

    I gotta agree, I find old school lacking in psychedelia, they nail melodies but lack that psychedelic side. There are so many incredible goa producers around these days that I don't know how anyone could saw new school producers are lacking originality or amazing melodies, maybe if you only listen to soundcloud stuff.
  10. Hey Psy Fam, does anyone up in the Scandi´s have a good idea of some nice underground clubs in malmö Sweden or Copenhagen? got a few weekends here and would love to head to a club for some psy or goa if i get the chance.
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    Nova Fractal - Transcendence EP

    Well what happened to AP? This got out of hand fast.
  12. Thanks for the review and completely agree. This is the sort of album that makes you want to break your review hiatus. The diversity of the songs and the energy that has been put into them all is incredible. Ty very much Nibana
  13. Did S.I.O.D just release this one track and leave us for ever?
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    Sirian - Havona

    Artist: Sirian Title: Havona Label: Merkaba Music Released: March 20, 2017 Tracks: 1. Angelic Embrace 2. Alchemedium 3. Íonú 4. Keepers of the Garden 5. The Fabric of Stars 6. Aontacht Cosmal 7. Golden Love 8. Somnambulist 9. Stranger of the Forest Alrighty, so I found Sirian through Merkaba's music page, as usual it's hard to find any great info about so we will just jump right into the review. 1. Angelic Embrace starts of with a nice little intro some talk about dimensions and time all that jazz. some pretty instrumentals come through and we get our first feel for a baseline coming in. 2.41 minutes in we get the kick and a very groovy bassline. A nice little melody comes through as we are taken on a journey through musical dimensions. The track is pretty hot, not a straight banger but a good intro into whats to come with some original melodies. 5/8 2. Alchamedium starts with another groovy intro. We are getting some great ambient Goa influences throughout this track, a lil voilin, a lil fiddle. I can;t tell but it's a nice change. 6/8 3. Íonú brings us another nice instrumental intro, some flute and string come in leading us to a little vocal about visions. Dancing to this track is a sinch, got a very early morning feel to it. The kick does start to feel repetitive which I know is a weird critique for a Goa track. I think the use of real world sounds probably makes it more apparent. 2.20 - Wait a minute! We get a very nice melody come at us. Aaaand i'm proven wrong straight away there is actually nothing repetitive about this track. I could just delete that comment but i'm writing as I go so I'll leave the journey here for everyone to read. A very floaty track from Sirian with clear highs and lows. The end vocals are lovely. A track you can dance or sleep to i believe. 6/8 4. Keepers of the Garden follows what seems to be an album theme of floaty intro's and then hits us with the sexiest bassline of the album so far. It's hot guys and gals, real hot. We get some lasers and soft vocals before some instruments come in to take us away. The track transitions nicely from beginning to middle nothing super exciting to throw us off the direction it's gonna take but that's just a personal thing that i appreciate. A taste of electric guitar does however leave me hoping for more. The final ambient break leads into a burst of vocals and strings, the under tone of electronic sounds (I don't know my sounds well enough to tell you if it's acid lines or what not) but it's electronic subtetly is nice addition however, it does leave me thinking the album could do with a little more elctro influences. 7/8 5. The Fabric of Stars gets to business a little faster than the rest of the tracks so far. The flute over the kick is nice but lacking a little psychedelia. For those who love that ambi-unce i'm sure you'll like this track. Very fine-tuned and a little busier than the other tracks so far which is most certainly a big ++PLUS++. Oh and that Didgeridoo, I am yet to hear some didg in trance that i don't dig. The track doesn't take you on any great journeys but still managers to come out with some stomping melodies. They don't all last as long as I would like but the track progressions makes up for it, it all fits together so well. 6/8 6. Aontacht Cosmal a lovely vocal distortion pulls us right into this track with another hot bassline to follow. the vocals roll over and under the kick very nicely. Sirian is clearly very particular about his production. If you find yourself appreciating fine-tuned tracks then you'll definitely be appreciating this one. A little more psychedelic than the other tracks which is a nice break from the intricacies of the instrumentals we have heard so far. the final break once again makes me eat my words with a nice little trumpet or maybe saxophone? solo. It fits in nicely and brings us to the conclusion. A much ravier track than the others, something i would love to hear in a club. 7/8 7. Lets see what Golden Love has in store for us. Coming at us hard and fast we get rewarded with some hard hitting kicks and a funky fiddle (??) solo bouncing over the track. Oh damn i like the way this is progressing, a little something different after the mid break and then back into the banger that it started out as. Another beautiful example of trance working with native instruments to create a beautiful symphony 6/8 8. Somnabulist wasn't written to give us a break. going hard right from the start we have more vocals floating up under the kick. Finally a track that you can;t help but get lost in, always a good thing I say. Easily the most psychedelic track thus far, probably something to do with the lack of native instruments. A straight banger that would go down a treat at any open air fest. 7/8 and the best track on the album ( I guess in all relativity its a solid 8/8) 9. Stranger of the Forest Our Journey is almost over and i'm not sure whether to expect a downtempo or final hard hitting track to drive me home, in a sense this albums is what happens when ambient hits full-on Goa. Aaaaand it aint downtempo . This track has it all, it's got 6 different people on vocals, it's got harp, it's got guitar, it's got cymbal washes. The most fitting end to the album I can imagine. a change of pace comes at us around a third of the way in and then takes us back to instrumental magic. Ah and then some groovy basslines hit us right before we get a taste of that sax. Another banger for the album bringing our banger count up to 3 which isn't bad and most certainly not the sole intent of the album. 8/8 Havona is a nice little addition to the Goa library, any one who loves those jazzy vibes will herald this album. My main complaint is the lack of psychedelia, while the album doesn't lack a strong kick in any songs it does at times miss the opportunity to get me out of my chair dancing in my living room by myself. Although that did happen at various points throughout I feel this would be absolutely killer with a live band. Anyone that has spent a night in Rainbow Serpent's Playground tent will feel me on that. Also listening from start to finish leaves me feeling a little bored of some of the less bouncey parts of the tracks. Although the ratings got better as I went along so it didn't stop me from enjoying them when they came around. A must listen for anyone who wants something unexpected and original. 6/8 and plenty of tracks to help DJ's keep a crowds interest. Well done Sirian keep it coming https://merkabamusic1.bandcamp.com/album/havona
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    Kimoto - Cocaina

    Track is hot kimoto. Some sexy full-on
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    Sirian - Havona

    Haha i probably jumped the gun labbeling this as goa. it is a lot of things though and you said Mickster, it's a riot.
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    RA - Earthcall (Suntrip Records)

    Just listened to the album twice. I see what you mean in story telling. album is fire. it took a while to stop day dreaming about hearing mix of 'a Goa trance for lately bass' and 'Edward Maya's & Vika Jigulina's - Stereo Love' had a quick attempt at mashing them together (It did not work). Thanks for the reco, bought the album a few minutes ago
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    most talented artist/band in the scene?

    Ridiculously hard question... If your not Imba, I'm gonna have to go with Ra, every melody those guys come out with gets me moving
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    most talented artist/band in the scene?

    Classic Goa pro going for Man With No Name I'm really gonna need to start listening to Martins work
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    Good headphones for Trance

    I can't look past the Beyerdynamic DT770Pro. The most lit.
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    Is it possible to hear Artha somewhere?

    Just sitting here waiting for the day I hear someone lay down a full Artha set.
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    Celestial Intelligence - Perpetual Energy

    How's that hunt for new Goa going? Tell me you've landed upon Ra and Artha by now?
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    RA - Earthcall (Suntrip Records)

    Who can recommend anything in the same vein as Earthcall? 24 listens later I don't know if I'll be able to seperate myself from these deep melodies without some help....Not that I want to.
  24. Hey there community, This is a long shot, last week I was at Babylon fetsival in Australia and heard(From the back of a campers truck) this incredible track. The only real info i can give is a 2-3 minute build up of spanish guitar playing in a way that sort of tricked you into not knowing when the kick was about to come in. I can really only liken it to'Juno reactors Conquistador part 1' track. However it was without the vocals but very much with the spanish vibe. When the kick came in the song clearly had that proggy sound. Any recommendations would be great. Or if you are thinking "How the heck does this guy expect us to figure out which gosh dang song he is talking about" then any recommendationsof tracks with that sexy spanish vibe to it would also be appreciated. Much love, happy hunting.