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Posts posted by Manuser

  1. On 10/28/2010 at 8:38 PM, MAM015 said:

    The first track is crazy man, totally awesome, t's also a unique cuz the rest is somehow minimalistic but still melodic (i 'll never know how he did that)

    True, the first track is really great, sounds like nothing I have heard before. Artifakt really has a special talent. 

  2. Hi,
    I wanted to start this thread a while ago but forgot about it. There are artists out there who produced special tracks but who are not too well known. I mean old school artists, we could post modern tracks of course but there are just too many artists nowadays, so I am more interested in what was produced a long time ago.
    For example Messiah, who was a member of Orion but his music is more appealing to me than Orion.

    Messiah - Reincarnation of the mysterious

    Messiah - Ghost

    And tracks of other artists I found is some compilations, for example:
    Ectomorph - Trilobite it actually sounds a bit like Koxbox :) checking Discogs, this artist (Crispin Gair) never released anything else. 

    Menis - Rakebeat: nice track with unusual structure. 

    Feel free to post more examples. 

  3. Je comprends parfaitement ta logique ;) et pas de souci, je comprends tres bien quand tu ecris en Anglais :P 

    To be honest, Forest from the few I know, is a bit annoying to define, I saw what Ormion wrote, and I also noticed you included Ka-Sol - Fairytale in the forest section, while indeed this album is really hybrid, some tracks in this album are actually pure Psy or Goa-Trance, if you listen to Matrix (remix) or The Light, they are totally different to Forest. But since Ka-Sol is a pioneer of Forest.... but the genre today is really different. So this is confusing. This category is annoying and could almost be separated between Old Forest and New Forest...
    You said KOB - Identity Mash is Forest Goa, that's why for me it's only Forest influenced, unless we open the borders of the genre. Forest as we know it today is far from Goa. ... I love that album anyway.  Good luck and keep it up! 

  4. @Lightforce

    In my opinion, you should leave out every albums that are somehow hybrids of several genres. Don't forget your guide is aimed at beginners.

    That's why you should not include KOB - Identity Mash in the forest genre, the tracks you posted (especially Cousin It) have forest influences, but this album is not 100% forest. For me it's barely 20% or 30% forest at best. 

    It is better if you include only albums that are a perfect representation of the genre:
    Derango - Tumult 
    Dohm - From the dark poetry
    Shivattva - The tales of Harvia

    The same way I would not, for example, include Oforia if I want to define what pure Goa trance is, because his style was more robotic than Dimension 5 or Etnica. 

    This way your PDF (and future website) will be more accessible to beginners.

    Great work!

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  5. The first album was very interesting, but this one is even better, especially the middle part. 
    Extremely creative psy-trance, the opposite of generic, there is a bit of everything in the tracks. A unique release, it deserved a bump!

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    1. Illusions Of Life  08:26    
    2. Darkness & Light  06:49    
    3. Inner Motion  07:53    
    4. Limitless  07:54    
    5. Signals From Outer Space  07:26    
    6. Cosmic Soundforms  07:54    
    7. Perihelion  06:21    
    8. Feelings  08:38    
    9. Soul Ocean  07:39    
    10. The Abyss  05:52
    After Magus released last year, Fiery Dawn from Georgia delivers a second album, this time self-released. Very danceable material, the sound is very sunny with noticeable influence from Astral Projection (especially the Amen album).

    The opening track "Illusions of life" is melodic downtempo, the atmosphere is actually darkish but this dark side will not last too long. A very well executed opener.
    "Darkness & light" delivers an Astral Projection tribute, straight to the point with a solid melodic work.  "Inner motion" has a very nice structure, sadly I do not fancy these out of tune acid sounds, probably deliberate but a strange choice in my opinion.
    "Limitless" starts a little differently, more clubby and morning, but later unleashes delicious acid lines. "Signals from outer space" is similar but without the acid it sounds a little dull for me.
    "Cosmic soundforms" is enthusiastic and contains a sequence quite similar to Pleiadians - Alcyone, listen closely and you will know what I mean =) The second half is pure morning bliss with a few drums played in the background. Surely a favorite here.
    "Perihelion" is very reminiscent of eurotrance from the early 2000s, and also a track I would compare to Astral Projection (Infinite Justice), very pleasant party vibe all around.
    "Feelings" brings the acid again together with twirling melodies on a groovy bassline. 
    "Soul ocean" grabs the listener with a very heavy kickline, the atmosphere is very morning and even euphoric, pure trance, very refreshing stuff with inspiring key changes too. Brilliant melodic manipulation in this track, great drive, maybe the best production here and definitely a favorite if you are into melodic trance.
    "The abyss" delivers a style close to the opening track, a downtempo composition to end the journey on a relaxing note.

    Interesting album to say the least, more on the morning side of goa trance, with at least five strong tracks that I highly recommend (#1, #4, #6, #7 and #9). According to me, an improvement over Magus which was more psychedelic but also more generic. At the end of the day it is just a matter of taste.

    Rating: 7.5/10.
    To buy: https://fierydawn.bandcamp.com/album/cosmic-soundforms 

  7. Astral Projection:
    (any order)
    -12,000 suns (Iridium)
    -No one ever dreams
    -Liquid sun

    Juno Reactor:
    (any order)

    (any order)
    -Anno Domini
    -Black light
    -Eye am the I

    I'll break the rules!

    Logic Bomb:
    (any order):
    -The third revelation
    -Shadow of the beast
    -Secure the orbs

    (any order)
    -Higher access
    -Howling at the moon
    -Karma (laughing Buddha)

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