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  1. 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.
  2. Woah slow down Mr creative, that's gonna require extra work. Probably the direction I'll take eventually. I'm digging your set's though, do you perform?
  3. Artist: Various Title: SpaceDock Records Goa trance Legacy by Kanc Cover Vol.4 Label: SpaceDock Records Release: 26 December, 2018 1.Ephedra & Imba - From Star To Star 2. Hypnagogia - Cosmic Interference 3. Goasia - Polar Lights 4. Omegahertz - Kissing Nebula 5. Omnivox & Hand Of Damaru- Magical Mountain 6. M-Run - Vastness 7. Jikooha - Indigos 8. Via Axis - The 4th State (Psychowave 2018 Remix) 9. Nebula Meltdown - Epsilon Orionis Spacedock Records Goa Trance legacy series has, since Vol. 1 been a collection of fun tracks showcasing artistic talent from planet earth. Every comp has at least 3 tracks that are out of this world amazing, and a bunch of good-great tracks that open up themselves up upon more and more listens. A mix of old established artists and new artists can be found on their comps with little difference in track quality and direction. I thought Vol.3 was pretty awesome, I also thought that 2018 was done for albums after Proxeeus. But no, Spacedock sneaks one last incredible compilation of tracks to blow us all away. Ephedra & Imba - From Star To Star: A solid track all in all but it jumps into the main act pretty quickly and carries it throughout. I wouldn't pick this as an album opener but would certainly still place it on the comp. Lots of drive, strong sound design and great lead work. Hypnogogia - Cosmic Interference: A solid theme follows this track from start to finish. And boy oh boy does it get better and better. A pretty big climax at the end that Makes it one of my favourites. Goasia - Polar Light: A strong progression takes us into a track that really encapsulates its title I feel like i'm flying through the aurora borealis while i listen to this. When i listen in my car I get the urge to close my eyes and see where I end up. But then i realise I'll miss the rest of the track when I slide off the side of the road into a hot Australian bushfire where I narrowly escape with my life but then get pecked to death by Kookaburras, simply not worth it. The ending is bliss. Omegahertz - Kissing Nebula: Well. What can I say but that this inspired me to go back and listen to everything else I have by Omegahertz, it wasn't enough so I've gone through Stax and realised that I love his style. But I love this song the most. Pure psych up track that gets me in the mood for anything that i need to be in the mood for. Omegahertz is something of an anthem creator but nothing compares to Kissing Nebula. If he released another album I'd buy 2. This track is killer, which gives 2019 another stellar track that makes picking a favourite hard. Omnivox & Hand of Demaru - Magical Mountain: A little Darker than you would expect a track called magical mountain to be, but then again not all magic is light and fluffy 'turn you into a pumpkin marshmallow' sort of magic. And then again it's not that dark 'so shut up already Tsotsi'. Alright alright, after Omegahertz's track it's hard to like anything as much. The truth is that when I play this track it's a certified banger. Omnivox has had some fun with Hand Of Demaru before, her soundcloud is mostly ambient so I can't tell what her influence is here. Atmosphere? I can say that the sway potential of this track is 10 sways out of 10 sways. Another anthem that would have a crowd under it's complete control. M-Run - Vastness: A huge unexpected track from M-Run. I follow him on FB and it looks like his constantly cooking bomb ass tracks in his studio. But of all the tracks i've heard from him this is the most unique in structure. That uniqueness is what I love about M-run. The distinct sounds are still there but the structure has been flipped, turned, chopped & screwed. Oh did i mention that it was wild? I've seen M-run crowds, it looks like an earthquake is bumping people around on a trampoline. That's music for you. Jikooha - Indigos: We soften things down a bunch with a Jikooha track. this wasn't what i was expecting when i saw Jikooha follow M-run on a comp. I was thinking way more crazy leads zippig and twirling. But you know what, this track is infectious. A slow burner that burns brighter and brighter as it goes on. It has an oldskool feel to it in its style and is super cruisy. Via Axis - The 4th State (Psychowave 2018 Remix): Don't know the original, don't know Via Axis but I know Psychowave. 'Dont be proud of your ignorance Tsotsi'. Look, let's move on; nothing since Sunshine Reborn has really captivated me in the same way from Psychowave. However, there is a very noticeable improvement in clean production and many more collabs are coming out. The synths that come in at 3:20 make a big difference and feel like metal being struck with jolts of electricity. We also get to learn a little about consciousness and then we get a finale worth writing home about. Nebula Meltdown - Epsilon Orionis: the fastest track on the comp but hardly feels like it. To me this was Vol.4's follow up to Manmademans Vol.3 track. Only placed at the other end of the comp. Very progressive. But it's a progressive world. Peer reviewed thesis's about dog humping and heteronormativity with fake data are being published in the states. But what's that got to do with another favourite track from Spacedock Goa Trance Legacy by Kanc Cover Vol.4? I can't remember... Progression, that's right. A track that demands your attention and closes this bad boy off nicely. Also the track I wanted the most when i first heard it. I'm as happy as a little fat spider right now. My top 10 for 2018 is pretty much just going to be Goa compilations and I'm fine with that. All tracks were certified 100% grassfed, sustainably grown bangers. But Omnivox was definitely my favourite. https://spacedockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sdrcd05-va-goa-trance-legacy-by-kanc-cover
  4. Really nice review. Despite my love for this album (I come back to it again and again and don't see that changing) i haven't had the words to properly evaluate it like you do. I'd say Median project is one of my favourite artists in the scene at the moment and his version of cosmic Goa pretty much incorporates everything i love about the genre. The melodies aren't to thin, the bass work doesn't vary too much but compliments each track well, the songs progress as a journey, the psychedelia is there. I agree that some tracks don't differentiate themselves so much but also agree that this doesn't really hurt the album as the style is just so enjoyable to begin with. I listen to a lot of my music through mixing it alone on my sad little BCD 3000 mixer mounted on top of a sad little washing board, and find this hard to mix smoothly. But if I was on a dance floor listening to a Median Project set I wouldn't mind a track by track intro - outro set. In fact I would get completely lost in the magic of it all. At any moment you can focus on a different element of the tracks and find that it's really really nice. His use of vocals is also very subtle but sets the scene well for every track which they are used. My main quip with the album is lack of proper outro's. Some tracks feel like they just get cut off, maybe CD space had something to do with that but I can't figure out another reason for a lack of nice smooth track endings. One of the strongest artists at the moment IMO and someone who I hope to hear release more albums.
  5. I'm a big lover of Nibana. His 2 part CD Shūmatsu No Tani is pretty wicked. Not necessarily psybient but it has does the same thing for me as psybient. And then some. Earth from Above is just as good and more atmospheric and a little bit slower and has some live instruments and is very relaxing and is just all around bliss.
  6. I've heard something like that too, and it was all written in the space of a single month. I heard it was all written in Wingdings by his 7 year old daughter
  7. Just imagine how much fun i'm still having when i come across all the gems.
  8. @astralprojection My first album was Artha Influencing Dreams, or Loud's 5 Billion Stars if we can count that. I'm still blooming my little Goa flowers
  9. Dang, a real DJ with all the secrets.
  10. And just like that Neogenia has the 2 label seal of approval. What's the critter on the front? I can't place it. Is it this lil guy?
  11. I swear i've never heard this before yet it sounds so familiar. Awesome track. @Manuser The Loren x track was actually pretty catchy, it didn't go for too long so I didn't mind the whole thing. @etherdesign No sould - The Bang was a banger, really liked it. @Psychedelic Superbeast Moon Child Hot damn. I've also found this from Khetzal, Incidentally it mixes really well with Morphic's Intro (If Bpm Was better it would be perfect) And of course there is always this
  12. Good luck amigo. Did you make a choice? How do helmets go with in built speakers?
  13. I just say infected Mushroom or vin vici and be done with it.
  14. Woah Malmo has a Goa scene? My wife's from Landskrona, I go there once a year but have given up on Sweden's trance scene. Never give up is the lesson here.
  15. Well welcome in. The adrenaline, the excitement, the fun! I'm still relatively new and get blown away by almost every album. What a feeling. Went and got myself some funk last week. Had to settle the balance with some island groove weirdness.
  16. So what are the best tracks that come to mind when thinking about something that would set the scene for a great Goa or Psytrance set. I think of The intro to Morphic Resonance's Perplexity album. And Kalachakra by Artha. What cha got.
  17. I was worried that the track was going to be full of silly quips designed to poke fun at the guy. I was relieved when I couldn't personally connect the track with Trump. But I'll bite all the same. What is Goa trance? Does it have feelings, can it breath, does it hold opinions and have the ability for suffering or joy? No but we do. Goa trance has nothing to say about politics, it is up to us to decide what we have to say about it and what medium we use to communicate those feelings and thought. Should the medium be trance? I can't say, but I can say that the hysteria surrounding one guy who says some crazy shit but really isn't that horrible shouldn't seep into our own heads. The world was full of problems before Trump and his impact on humanity is going to be negligible. And now all of a sudden somehow he is the problem? Awfully simplistic thinking typical of our species. Yet the impact we allow one person to have on our minds is silly. The media hasn't learnt their lesson, the other politicians haven't changed, citizens have hardly found any wisdom in all of this. Has a rich person not been in charge of America? Has a president not funded some form of wall protecting their country from outsiders? I see the difference between T-dog and other presidents but think they are just superficial. Good track though Your production has gotten waaaay tighter and cleaner. pretty big improvement considering the time since your last release. The trumpets where cool but way better towards the end when they were mixed in with other leads. Overall i think the we can say that trumpets and trance work. Out of kicks was definitely my favourite as it had the greatest emphasise on that clubby atmosphere that most the songs contained. I think I'd be able to play these tracks at any house party so well done. The vocals in track 1 weren't my favourite but not because they were bad just because that style of vocal trance ain't my thing. I'm genuinely looking forward to the third instalment and can say that my eyes are set on that horizon of yours.
  18. OOOOOHHHH. I See. I plagiarised did I? Mr i'll just throw a galaxy in the Psychonaut Wiki eye and make the best album of my career. I'm just joshing around of course I had Honest Trailers in mind too.
  19. Tsotsi

    Veasna - 5ynergy

    Artist: Veasna Title: 5ynergy - 5th Anniversary EP Label: Self-released Date: December 1, 2018 1. Dreams 2. Mu Cephei 3. Discovery 4. Infrared 5. Chromatron Veasna is Patrick Dinklage, a trance music maker who among other things likes producing trance and letting people listen to it. I've heard it said that he balances between the old and the new like a complete champ. And no, I still haven't listened to Spectral flux (I'm waiting to buy it), so until now I haven't had much of an impression. But that all changes today. I put this bad boy on and ooh ah did i enjoy at least 4 of them. Dreams: I played this in the car first, now I've had problems with my car speakers before making some trance (Lectro Spektral) sound bothersome. They strike again with the white noise snare that comes in at 1:20. I stuck it out, and tried again on a bunch of headphones, still annoying but not painful, sounds like the noise the protogoa team decided to bury in 89. Every part of this track is great bar for that one sound that persists throughout the entire track. Mu Cephei: A super funky lead driven piece that doesn't run out of ideas. No sir this is pure floaty, happy trance, uplifting & fun. Discovery: The happy atmospheres get pushed away as something more ominous begins. the intro is cool, the kicks are beefed up, the bassline rides between layers smoothly. Then the leads come in, and the zippiness begins and takes us away. Infrared: This EP just keeps getting better and better. This track is craziness on heat, skittles on ice, stir-fry in Malaysia. You get it, its a good track, but it becomes AMAZING at the 4 minute mark. THICK leads come in and get swirled around by layers on layers. undoubtedly my favourite. Chromatron: So where to now? Oh whats that? You can make an equally as wild track as infrared but completely different? Lord take me. I can't even tell if Dinklage loops his sounds, his leads go on and on and on and then they change and do it all over again. A close 2nd favourite. This EP gets exponentially better as it goes on. each track is better than the last until it climaxes into a sticky mess of Goa fury. The last two tracks are what i'd recommend you buy this for, but you got a floaty number and a big basslined number too. It's a shame the digipack kickstarter project didn't get it's legs and run away with our money but on the 8th of february 1942 general Arthur Percival surrendered Singapore to Japanese forces, after already stating "In going to Malaya I .... finding myself involved in a pretty sticky business with the inadequate forces which are usually to be found in the distant parts of our Empire in the early stages of a war." He was forced to surrender with a white flag in the lead of his forces, captured, and upon release blamed as being ineffectual as a General. So things could be worse. Definitely recommend this EP. https://veasna.bandcamp.com/album/5ynergy-5th-anniversary-ep
  20. Top 10 Uptempo Albums 1. Median Project - In The Depths Of Space (Global Sect Music) 2. V/A - Shambhala (Global Sect Music) 3. Ephedra - What The Future Brings (Goa Madness Records) 4. V/A - 303 Syndrome (Mamomam Records) 5. Sab Kuch Milegator - Surrounded By Surreality (Self-released) 6. Proxeeus - Non-Euclidean Geometry (Goa Madness Records) 7. V/A Goa Trance Legacy by Kanc Cover (SpaceDock Records) 8. Triquetra - Ecstatic Planet (Suntrip Records) 9. V/A - Elan Vital (Melusine Records) 10. Etnica - The Juggeling Alchemists Under The Black Light (Dat Records) Final Downtempo list 1. Nibana - Earth From Above 2. Suduaya - Loveology 3. Zen Baboon Collected 4. Rukirek – I Will Return In Thousand Years 5. Advanced Suite - Drifting 6. Maiia - Evolution 7. VA - Lurve Connection 8. Deep Forest And Gaudi - Epic Circuits 9. Shamanizm Parallei - Blue Lizard 10. VA - Infusions Vol. 6
  21. You have good taste. My favourite too, the original still surprises me though.
  22. I came across a word that reminded me of Cunninlynguists today. I used to love their work but haven't followed up since Goa trance infected me. Turns out they have a side project called 'The Off Daze' super funky hip hop with great electronic production and pretty wicked lyricism. https://cunninlynguists.bandcamp.com/album/couples-skate
  23. Artist: Supersillyus Title: The charade remixes Label: Self Released Date: December 20, 2018 1. Aeon Bahamut (Nibana Remix, Violins by Kendra Breen) 2. Charade (Radioactive Sandwich Remix) 3. The Great Shenanigan (Matt Carey Remix) 4. Charade (Soulular Remix) 5. Mirage A Trois (DRRTYWULVZ remix) 6. Mirage A Trois (eelko Remix) From the country that brought us big things that no one asked for The album that instructed us how to feel human And a bunch of friends who really should have all collab'd years ago (DRRTY WULVS, Nibana, Kendra Been, Radioactive Sandwich, Matt Carey, Soulular & Eelko). Comes a remix album with a bunch of different styles and tempo's that you're either gonna love, or not give a chance because it's not your style. P resenting The album starts with a a Nibana remix. Did he give a classic a dark psy twist? No sir, this is pure squelchy instrumental funk coming at you. Kendra's violins add a nice spice and the rest of the track is littered with Nibana's synth work and deep atmospheres. All while keeping it's trippy edge. Next up is a soft sweet thing that i wasn't expecting from Mr Sandwhich. A light track that Drift me off to dreamland at anytime of the hour. Matt Carey is next. I wasn't sure about the beginning at first. Then i listened again and realised i had nothing to complain about. The rest of the track really takes off and turns into a funky dance hit. Probably my favourite If you thought that things simply werent mystical enough yet well guess what Sonny Jim? Soulular has got the fix for you. A veeeeeery different version of charade is coming at us, the background melody and vocals are maintained but everything else makes it a cool trip of a track designed for laborious missions out to repair Ganymedes primary communication satellite. So this album has been good. But are we dirty? I mean, we ain't DRRTY yet are we. Well the group who I've heard one track from to date are here to fix that. A big intro build takes into slow psybreak territory, I give it 2 whomp whomps. Eelko finds a great balance between the original and a dark wobbly beast of a track. A bunch of trap tools are used to keep things fresh here. A really good closer. What! Thats it? No one wanted to remix Trancendental Medication. Ya'll scared of a little challenge? yea yea alright Tsotsi, be happy with what you've got. Look heres the deal. This album is fantastic. No low points and this along with the original album I am pretty much covered with a Supersillyus track for everymood. Well done to the gang and keep em coming. Oh yea. Did someone say NYP!!! https://supersillyus.bandcamp.com/album/the-charade-remixes
  24. Hey gang. What's the wait time on post to Australia. Thinking about that t-shirts and CD merch.
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