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  1. Hey Joti thanks for the understanding. Btw really appreciate the posts you've made otherwise. Honestly using Soundpark (dodgy Russia website) was how I found psytrance and then Goa trance. Without it I may never have gotten into this genre. But now that I know labels I feel that is the better way to continue discovering releases via Bandcamp etc.
  2. Just realized but gotta be honest. Not a big fan of you posting free download links on the site. They look dodgy but also take away from an artist a potential sale which would go a long way to them making more music. You do you, but don't think it should be on Psynews. I'm not saying I don't want you Jotinha here. Just the links on the Russian shop remind me of soundpark
  3. I'm not sure why yet but this Out Of Orbit release is the one I connect with the most. Last track particularly amazing. Love all the sounds and design. Pretty much everything I like about progressive trance in each track, classic Loud style bass and kicks. A lotta fun.
  4. I found the sound of this one more in line with the old Median Project (depths of space) release. But the melodies are based more on arpeggios and key progression than solid singular acid lines. Kretsløp was more in your face but the melodies carried a bit further and had more extension to them. I like both. But am really liking this one at the moment. Will probs be my fav from the artist. The bass lines and bubbly low end on same tracks are particularly dark and awesome. Giving it a good balance.
  5. I agree with Trolsk. I've been following GoaPsyRecords since their first few releases on Bandcamp. I always found the production quality quite high and good. Very polished sound and also very original. But the label name and this album title in general make me think they are unaware of everything inside of the overall genre, which may be a good thing. But for finding them online. Very hard. Ablass has always been my favourite on the label tho and this release sounds pretty great. The hardest and dare I say 'darkest' psy I've heard from Ablass so far.
  6. Great story and what a save. Listening to it now, love the intro and can already tell the rest is going to be great.
  7. Used to love me some Rocket League and Goa/prog psy. In the end I got worse and worse as I cared less about the game and more about the music.
  8. I feel similar to the Doktor in that I don't find anything bad about this release and actually quite like it. But there is nothing in the tracks for me to latch onto, no big moment to wait for and no real way for me to prefer one track over the next. On the point of VR, this is great music to have on while playing a racing game or going for a drive at night.
  9. Nice review. I feel mostly the same way about the tracks here as you. Shadwows, Myriad Vision, escape from withered temple my favourites. A step away from their more tribal, spacey, organic album Human Control which I think is there best to date. But that album had more tracks so about the same % I feel are unique and A+ tracks. Gargantuan Tribes is indeed fantastic but the chaos of Homunculus made it my favourite from the album. Likewise on Human Control we got Future.exe and The Captain Is Dead which really stood out to me as well as the first 2 tracks. On the same note Shadows comes across as the most chaotic to me which makes it a favourite here. What I really appreciate is they have 3 strong albums, all distinct from one another but all distinctly Triquetra. The talent on these two is crazy and one of the artists where I can always feel the energy of their 'soul' / 'state of mind' / 'bodies' behind the tracks they make.
  10. Darkest techno(ish) I could recommend would be Nibanas side project Amortalist https://zenonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/within-the-singularity-24-bit
  11. I've tried to use jungle tv and didn't really get what I should be doing on it and just haven't had a chance to dive back in. Any videos about it you know of I can give a watch to understand better
  12. Tsotsi

    20 YEARS

    I posted this to a headphone forum the other day and got this reply from a guy "This has some real nice early 1999 sounds happening, in 1999 the vibe sounded and felt just like this does today as opposed to listening to the 1999 music today which some has aged not so well. Fantastic share. I was expecting a way more generic Psy Trance rhythm when i mistakingly judged its cover."
  13. I've been reading the comments/reviews of the book, it sounds interested if you're interested in race observations and musings. Personally I find the topic boring. Race always seems to be discussed from the industrial revolution onwards. As if atleast 10,000 of human cohabitation hasn't existed with non step never ending feuds for various reasons, but mostly for the deep down desire for conflict that out species seems to have. Race is just one excuse of many to justify our violence and deep rooted disdain to members of our species. So when it comes to looking at tiny little enclaves of sub cultures upon counter-cultures of our species and the way race plays into that, sure it could be interesting. But I don't find it particularly helpful or illuminating to know about it. Sorry for the diatribe, like I said I haven't read the book, just basing this off comments and the synopsis. No hate for posting this or anything, just my opinion of these topics Have you read it?
  14. There is such a thing as too much resolution and I think that's what's happened here. I'm not an old-school fanatic, love my modern music the most. But this album has pushed every sound to the forefront making it perfectly clear and resolved while losing the depth and psychedelic nature of tracks that are a little fuzzy around the edges. Sections that should be found in the distant treble are positioned as the main attraction at the front of the soundstage. That being said, I do think I'd enjoy this during a day time dancefloor party with the sun beating down and a little spring shower or one of this sprinkler systems overhead.
  15. This was one of my introductory albums from before I knew what genre was what. Definitely deserves some more love
  16. I've always shared in your tastes. I'll give these a listen on the ride home. I've been trying to dig into drum and bass but can't get past the Spotify surface level material.
  17. @Trance2MoveU glad to see you around. Always miss your contribution when they aren't around Still here, not much new album info coming in these days so only ever briefly (partly my fault). but boy does time disappear as you get older. Mostly using Bandcamp to find new releases as I'm across most the labels.
  18. Na no email. Last one I had was just to confirm the contribution. I'll double check to see if I deleted it accidentally
  19. Nice one, congratz on completing this project. For those of us that went the digital release whats the process to download?
  20. You're missing out on the Global Sect VA Liquid Symphony. Two great Morphic and Proxeeus tracks but packed with others as well. On this album. I actually came back for a video review, first impression, but I filmed it on an old SD card and don't have a slot for that on a single device in the house. So it's lost for now. Essentially it has a rhythm and rawness that we haven't heard on his last few releases. It is nothing like Mountain of Madness or Weird Tales but carries a similar expressive feeling for me. Much more advanced technically of course. The warm tribal kicks and bass lines were the biggest surprise for me. Arkham Asylum a favourite at the moment. Super groovy stuff from a serious master at the game.
  21. Well would you look at what we have here https://mfgmusic.bandcamp.com/album/lost-treasures-best-of-rarities-compilation
  22. Thanks Para, agreed on the track amount. With my life at the moment 3 is the magic number. I sometimes can't get through one track without interruptions so this is great listening.
  23. Title: HODDMINE vol. 2 Artist: Various Label: Kali Earth Records Release: May 1, 2023 Tracklist: 1. Spindrift and Balcosmos - Baldrift 2. C-P-C - Bibro 3. A10n - Sanguine Ritual Kali Earth Records is full steam ahead with their Hodd series. Hoddmime is a representation of the enchanted woodland guarded by the Mime Troll, serving as a sanctuary for the remaining humans who weathered the storm of Ragnarok, it's not like the Nørse to hide from something like Ragnarok, that's some pussy British shit. But ain't that just why we love fantasy. This concept went for the a sound leaning towards an authentically immersive Organic Forest Psytrance experience. When they say 'forest' they don't mean machine gun bam bams. No no, we mean something that was made to be played in the deep forests at a dance floor just to the left of a broken bridge that no human has crossed for centuries (Because of the troll obviously). ~ Spindrift and Balcosmos - Baldrift An aptly named song for what I’m guessing is a first / new collaboration between artists. A mix of ethereal background atmospheres and bubbling flickers. It has a distinct Spindrift flavour with the hypnotic-technoid-forward-march. The 5 minute break is the most demanding section of the track snapping your mind out of itself and bringing your attention back to what is going on. There is plenty going on but at the same time the track develops at a slow hypnotic pace. I always find it hard to put Spindrift tracks into words as at one time they are foresty while on the other they are digital and full. Oh look at that, I found the words. C-P-C - Bibro I’m not familiar with C-P-C but gather that he has a darker style. The track reminds me of BOTFB and Cydonia with it’s drive, pushed mostly forward by the background atmospheres. The bass is about as deep as bass can go with a heavy sub-bass rumble behind it. The dark low mids almost feel like part of the sub-bass creating a desolate soundscape where hope was lost centuries ago. Even the brighter lazor shots feel like they echoing off the dilapidated walls of a building that the humans left to ruin. A track for the dead of night and one that I bet is a lot of peoples favourites due to it's old school underground nature. A1on - Sanguine Ritual Ahhhhh A1on! Is there an artist more deserving of international praise and attention? I’d make an entire review just on A1on if I had the time. When I move to Europe maybe I’ll be his unofficial manager (Pro-bono baby) whether he wants me to or not. I’ve listened to a lot of modern psytrance and all of the new Goa. Some forest and a little bit of dark Psytrance. Very few artists have the depth and width to their music that A1on does. No matter what system you listen to his music on, you get a giant soundstage full of lush and alive sounds. The kickdrums are full bodied and coloured to the max digging as far down as they can go and rising up with full power over and over again without ever disturbing the rest of the mix. The mids and highs work together to create amazing rhythms, melodies when he wants them and his sounds act like strokes of a paintbrush that builds entire worlds of shifting nature. The tracks can be dark, uplifting, full, light, rhythmic, melodic and other adjectives too! Who do I need to blow to get this guy booked at a festival? The crowd would lose their mind these tunes. They’d work at a forest gathering, a goa fest, a full-on party and a commercial progressive party. Just the power of his bass alone should have people 4 days into a drug fueled festival salivating with erections (A hard thing to do). But he also has the kind of storytelling that pushed the most famous producers into the spotlight (Astrix, Menog, Psykovsky). This track specifically is all of those things. Part tribal, part natural lushness, full bodied and a little bit emotional. While retaining the storytelling we've come to expect from the guy. This is the kind of organic forest sound that makes me lose my breath as the forest troll bellows his good vibes my way. ~ And that's that. Another successfully put together compilation from KER. Different from the darker harder and colder themes explored in the Vol. 1 with a more natural feel to this one. There is a lot more to come from KER and their Hodd series so keep your eyes peeled. At this rate it will be all you can find in the 2023 review section. https://kaliearth.bandcamp.com/album/hoddmine-vol-2
  24. Yea I prefer the dancefloor over what they call the 'liquid' dnb, but some more loungy stuff is cool too. After so many years listening to goa I gotta say, the shorter track lengths are kind of nice, makes it a lot easier to just chuck a track on for a quick listen. But I also find myself wishing some tracks were twice as long lol. Netsky for sure has great production, the subbass of dnb in general is one of the draw cards, just so heavy, but Netsky subbass is even better than that.
  25. I never managed to find a way to summarise this album properly but this review is spot on. I didn't have a wide enough range of listening genres to make the connection with drone, but again...spot on. I still put this album on a lot, everytime I do one track leads to another only stopping when all the myriads of life get in the way.
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