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  1. 7 hours ago, Oopie said:

    Go for old Imaginary Sight, he made some splendid music. 

    Taigan Sunset from Sweden is good too...


    But in all honesty, as far as my standards go, there is so much to what the term 'Forest Goatrance/Goa Foresttrance' has potential to be. These days it's quite one dimensional music for the most part and doesn't really resonate with the word 'forest' at all. But 'Sir Kuch' (:lol:) is on the mission rest assured...

    Our most sincere gratitudes to you Sir Kuch

  2. On 4/9/2019 at 6:45 PM, Anoebis said:

    Median Project - Constellation (the 27th of may):whoaaa! Astral Projection meets Mindsphere! Epic melodies, morning sound, but with a lot of acid over it!
    Battle of the Future Buddhas (end of august): yes, a new album... And we will release it on ZNA!!!
    Sykespico debut album (september): full power goa-trance from the holy land

    This is just about all I could ever ask for in 2019. More than excited for these releases. 

  3. Artist: Miranda

    Title: Cosmic Treasure Vol.1 Best of 1995-2000 Remastered

    Label: Spiral Trax




    I mean, all I have to say to this is 'wow, fuck yes this is great, never leave my ears you beautiful sounds'.

    I have some of Miranda's stuff. I've always thought it was awesome. But! I had no idea it could sound like this. This perfectly remastered selection of her greats is to me like listening to them all again for the first time. 

    I mean, just take the intro, ya'll know a good intro is sick, and this one is for sure. 

    Don't even get me started on Gnocchi's wild ass bass line and wild zaps of energy. 

    'Their isn't a bad song here' is a statement that was true before the remaster.  So it's hard to know what to say about it now. 'There are only 10/10 tracks presented here?' That'll do. 

    Listen to the vibrancy of Step To The Stars for example. Listen to that punch. My goodness gracious. Wiiild

    Miranda likes Mars, we can take a hint. But if the planet of Mars was anything like Miranda's Planet of Mars track I'd be there in a heartbeat. 

    Surely any Miranda fan would understand why I would think that Phenomena should be in their top 3 favourite tracks. Well this is better than you remember. 

    Somewhere Out There, Awesome

    Mars Needs Woman, Eclectic with an ending like you have only kinda heard before. But not like this. 

    Andalgalornis, Deep and electric. 

    Magnetic Levitation, A favourite on top of a bunch of favourites. 

    I mean what more could you want than deep rumbles, dark atmospheres, psychotic melodies and absolute layered distinction. 




  4. 18 hours ago, technosomy said:

    the best release of 16 and in the running for the decade


    Imma go ahead and call it my favourite trance album. I haven't stopped listening to it and have found it hard to enjoy anything else recently. 


    I'd love someone to cover it. I reckon Proxeeus would do it justice and Morphic Res likes a good cover and would probably smash it out the ball park. 

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    Well that covers not so bad is it.

    Logman & Stumps Stump, I mean Spazmo I mean Slipp (The artist previously known as Spazmo) has released his first solo project album. Back to the cover and you get the feeling some other Spazmo made a fuss and 'Slipp' just said fuck I know how to use Paint. It'll do my friend.

    Artist: Slipp
    Title: Circuits
    Label: The Next Levelists
    Date: Jan 16, 2019

    Back to the album, we find a mix of Australian bush tech with cool rhythms, psychedelic builds and dugga dugga kickz. Slipp can build a track up and bring it back down again over and over.

    Take Overload is an example of intensity rising and falling as effortlessly as a koala eating eucalyptus leaves. The track ebbs and flows it's way right through the night offering some pretty cool moments.

    The circuitry is obvious in Euodia as all the layers work together to create a relaxing swayer of a dance track that.

    Strange gives some serious tech house atmospheres right from the get go. Stick around for a minute or two and you'll find the track veer off into a new direction with cool as sounds.

    Hard Work tells nothing but the the truth. It's what you gotta do gang, put in the hours. Get it. The final melody sounds a little Jon Bovi/Rick & Morty. One of my favourite tracks.

    The party was in no need of reignition. No one asked for that. But Slipp don't give a hoot as he drops Bouncin' right on your badonky donk. The calm atmospheric high's that are becoming a theme are here again as are the lazors and zaps. 

    Dusk takes us into the dark rooms of the underground club. The metallic intro turns into a synthesised bomper of a tune that at the very least makes you swing your head around a bunch.

    In relation to other tracks on this album Paranoid come across with wickedly dark atmospheres. The vocals are well timed and add a little extra spice when they pop up. The main lead carries through for the entire track.


    If you want some sorta soft, sorta psychedelic and very groovy tech then I can't recommend this enough.  Aussie's do tech well and almost always get the low nice and thick while leaving plenty of space for the mids and highs to shine. 





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    Artist: Blue Hue
    Title: The Mandala Effect
    Label: Plateau 5 Records
    Date: January 1, 2019 


    1. Hitting Bowls
    2. Positivictricity
    3. Cosmic Interference
    4. Mind Modem
    5. Methamoprh
    6. Mandala Effect
    7. Dropping Society

    Ah summer time, where the sun flows through cities like gold, when cool nights are spent dancing under the ruby leaves while drinking iced tea made by the deities and spinning in our summer trappings. Condensation of diamonds forming on the outside of our glasses in while we were still free from the constraints of existence. I remember it so clearly, a better time. I'm certain.

    The Mandala Effect


    I can't tell you why this wasn't released by a bigger label than little old Plateau 5. 

    I can't tell you why I haven't heard people talking about Blue Hue.

    I can tell why that should change right this second.

    With incredibly well produced lower ends, Driving rhythms, fun melodies and pretty bloody ripper album artwork if I may say so, The Mandala Effect makes for a worthy listen. 

    Hitting Bowls starts the album off in cool style. the tibetan singing bowl sounds sends pure DMT into your head as it fills the space left by the other layers of the song. The melody floating in for the second half creates great energy and allows us to cruise through track.

    Positivictricity, go on, be honest with yourself, try and say that in one go. Another cruisy track is filled with soft layers that float around your head while the kickdrums pushes the track to it's final message about just being positive dammit! 

    Cosmic Conference, the cosmos, home to all conferences known to life. Any conference ever had will happen right here, in our cosmos. Super clubby atmospheres and rumbles take this track into hyperdrive. The low end is THICK and fills the track with just enough space for the light high notes to sparkle along. The main lead melody could have been given a bit more emphasis but I aint saying i didn't enjoy it.

    Mind Modem brings us another big track that really blasts off at that 3:40 point. I was drifting through the first half of the track just having a daze then that break came and brought back to dance land. As Simon Cunninghurst would say 'Pretty dope'

    Methamorph this must be science for 'Absolute aggressive madness'. My favourite of all the extra clubby tracks. Super hot, I know it's true, no Mandala Effect here, just solid memory of a solid song.

    The Mandala Effect A longer track suggests to me that blue Hue has more ideas that he is willing to work with. And right I am, the main melody is super cool. Still light, but infectious.

    Dropping Society is the kind of track that starts and makes you think that you know what sort of song you are going to get. But as soon as the other layers start to seep in you quickly become lost in it's funkiness. 


    Mandala Effect is a very very nice piece of art. The amalgamation of styles and techniques works really well here, resulting in more progressive club type tracks while remaining exciting for their entirety. The melodies are all cool, if not occasionally quiet but that's just the style of the album. this will be my next purchase for sure. It would be great to see more work released from Blue Hue.



  7. I take this back. 

    On 10/6/2018 at 9:48 PM, Tsotsi said:

    Blacklight's a banger but nothing will beat 'Blue Effect' for Tsotsi. Such a strong build. 

    All songs here are really magnificent. Different elements present in all songs and structures that change track by track. I do get the hi hat noise issue that others mentioned but find it well worth to endure. 

  8. On 1/26/2019 at 2:31 PM, Jaza said:

    You're an Aussie, yeah?
    I take it you missed his master-classes at Rainbow Serpent 2011 and 2017?

    Yea I'm pretty Aussie. Just moved to Brisbane. 

    2017 was my last Rainbow, I'm about to lose all cred but I left the Shpongle opening set to go put warm clothes on and also ignored all master classes. Was either at camp or on the dancefloor the entire time. 

  9. I've thrown all my kitchen knives out, chucked my scissors in the bin & given my wife's pencil sharpeners to the neighbors. With Proxeeus' kickdrum i've got all the sharp objects I can handle. Need to cut some bread? Throw 'LIber Ivonis' on. Toe nails looking manky? Try putting your curly boys next to a subwoofer while you play 'The House Of Tindaloos'. Oh no! I'm in a street duel with a drunk'n 19 year old. See if he can handle death by a thousand kicks right from 'Old Keziah'. I doubt it.

    This album is the first CD I've bought as an adult, I waited for the CD just to see what i was really missing out on. But I guess I need a CD player and mum's car is all i got. I can say the kicks were so sharp and powerful I couldn't even tell if there was a bassline until track 7 & 8. That was my mistake though, sitting down to Non Euclidean Geometry simply will not do the trick. This is moving music, even walking while listening changes the whole experience, even better is jumping around your living room instead of applying for jobs.

    Since we are all human beings (Maybe except for Proxeeus, who could just be pretending while he spreads his aural ecstasy to us all) but since we are mostly all humans and we therefore can't help but make a comparison, let's make a comparison. Compared to previous albums I think the only thing that I miss are the wacky atmospheres that have been given a slight reduction in favor of a much cleaner production and sound. Each layer is so clearly defined that every zip and bubble and blip and synth are clearer than mum's windscreen.

    The last 3 tracks are by far my favourite with track 7 being my favourite. Oh that cover as well. You can stare into that bad boy for a while, beautiful.

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