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  1. Forest Freaks Records 1 The Sound is Revealed 7:02 2 Lonely Dogs From Siolim 6:59 3 Changes Come Harder 7:16 4 Passing Through 7:02 5 Defragmentation Inside 7:10 6 November 7:02 7 Unstoppable Fate 7:15 8 Just Us 7:08 9 Use Your Abilities 7:07 Second album from Domas Gudelis straight from the power and smoothness of forest psytrance! 9 tracks of very similar length on which the artist acknowledged he spent more time than expected, but the final output was really worth the wait. The music is more atmospheric and storytelling than your average forest, with more melodic and melancholic pads, and in total connection with what psytrance is supposed to be. This album will also please the people allergic to noisy forest, this release is quite smooth to the ears, it delivers a nice haunting, mystic and emotional touch and Domas did a nice job with the key changes. It is highly psychedelic, mental psytrance, it has all the ingredients we love in forest psytrance. Favorite tracks: #2, #3, #4, #6, #8. Dohm set the bar high to start the year :) Rating: 8.5/10. Listen / Buy: https://www.forest-freaks.com/dohm-music Also available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nueQ4hUZq2c
  2. Remote Music 01. Under Attack 1 04:41 02. Dr. Cosis (Short Consultation) 05:31 03. First Buzz 04:29 04. Bumba (Bambalu Mix) 06:01 05. Rough (Playground) 05:14 06. No Convergence 04:32 07. Buzz 07:33 08. Under Attack 2 06:25 09. Bumba (Dub) 04:37 10. Tomorrow Is Always Deep 06:29 11. Spiritual Digital 07:49 Cyborcosis are Jason Newell and Lucy Maundof, a duo of electronic musicians UK with roots in the early 90's house/trance/techno movement. I hesitated to post this review as the style is not purely psytrance, yet open minded psytrance or trance fans should be able to enjoy at least some of the tracks. It covers several genres: a blend of breakbeat, some drum & bass, techno synths, and what we like here when it comes to trancy atmospheres. The trance sounds and pads works very well on the syncopated binary rhythms and use of poly rhythms, even tough the specific rhythm of track #2 can be a little off-putting. You cannot help noticing influences from The Prodigy and Chemical Brothers in the music, sometimes Eat Static as well. It is not very complex though, the overall sound is very 90's and innocent, yet refreshing. There are some 4*4 beat tracks such as track #4, dreamy atmosphere in this one. For me the album really peaked with tracks #7, #9, #10 and #11, these tracks are simply catchy, they offer a sweet breakbeat / trance combination. I would do without the "deep shit" vocal sample in track #10 (and the vocals are too redundant) but I thought it was still the most convincing production here as the trance melodies were more developed and emphasized, more psychedelic and deeper. Nothing groundbreaking or very subtle but a decent release if you are into this kind of sound. Rating: 6.5/10. Listen / Buy: https://cyborcosis.bandcamp.com/album/resonance-of-the-gods
  3. Hello. 01. Xamanist - Out of Time 02. Walpurgisnacht Projekt - Omega 03. JaraLuca - The Prologue 04. Wizack Twizack - The Tesseract (rated it 7.5 but should be higher) 05. Psylent Buddhi - Secrets of the Atom 06. Sneila - Rebirth 07. Sykespico - Perspective 08. Hedustma - Forms 03 09. Static Movement ‎– SiMiN (cheesy but grew on me) 10. Rezonant - Time Code Good year overall.
  4. This track from Ghreg on Earth never gets old: Just the intro tells you it's gonna be dark and mysterious. The bassline should be louder but anyway what a great track.
  5. Was about to say the same. By the way if you are into euro trance, this is certainly not bad:
  6. This is not psytrance, you are looking at the wrong places Just last year we had awesome tracks like this: https://youtu.be/rs6Y_7pK59s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yOIPO68aD8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEmA9onupaA And the whole Xamanist album - Out of time (not pure psytrance but a blend of several genres, most of it psytrance, progressive and a touch of Goa): https://xamanist.bandcamp.com/
  7. Spiral Trax, 2019. 01. Wizack Twizack & Nevarakka - The Tesseract 08:38 02. Wizack Twizack & Nevarakka - Maiden Voyage 07:37 03. Virtual Light & Random - Blasta From The Pasta (Wizack Twizack Remix) 07:11 04. Logic Bomb - Drop Target (Wizack Twizack Remix) 07:57 05. Wizack Twizack & Nevarakka - Drugstar 137 08:06 06. Wizack Twizack & Nevarakka - The PCP 08:04 07. Sienis - Party Groover (Wizack Twizack Remix) 08:03 08. Wizack Twizack & Nevarakka - Resurection 07:52 09. Wizack Twizack & Nevarakka - Voice Of Reason 09:06 10. Hux Flux - Finite Automata (Wizack Twizack Remix) 07:10 Wizack Twizack from Sweden used to be quite prolific in the psy-trance scene and this time he releases an album of 10 tracks, most of them are collaborations with an other Swedish composer, Nevarakka. Preamble: do not get turned off by the first three tracks. They are decent tracks, well made and all but they do sound generic to me, even though the opening track is indeed good in absolute terms with a nice softer progressive touch. In my opinion this release gets really interesting from track #4. This remix of a Logic Bomb track is more technoish and I find the overall rhythm delicious and funky, even trippy. There is a balance here between a fresh and sharper approach as opposed to the first tracks. Track #5 comes up as a nice surprise. Very different atmosphere to the previous track, there is a trance melody in the first half coupled with a very groovy and phat bassline, the melody in the second half sounds more uninspiring for me but the whole composition is stellar. The fourth and fifth tracks really unleashed the album for me, from that point it was never dull anymore. We have a variety of ingredients that make this style really interesting and a great experience on the dancefloor. Tracks #6 to #9 all have an awesome groove and are superb dancefloor material. The remix of the Hux Flux track is an odd one, it has a strange kickline with a big echo but once you get used to it you realize it's a fine effort to end the album. The Tesseract is a success in my book, it offers a wide range of varied basslines, it is gritty full-on psy-trance that make you move, at times reminiscent of the old school genre. It is also playful, sometimes progressive or funky and most of the time trancy. It always keeps focus and clarity. It's a solid album that I recommend to all lovers of this genre. Rating: 7.5/10. Listen / Buy: https://beatspace-spiraltrax.bandcamp.com/album/the-tesseract
  8. Damn listened to it 3 times in a row now if it was an original track I would call it the masterpiece of the year.
  9. Indeed I was talking about it on the review thread. not a fan of covers in general but this one is really well made.
  10. X-dream - STOP is a great track, true it sounds loud but it fits the style, very powerful track, would have fitted perfect in the Radio album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjLmwa4WlOA
  11. Let's quote it here It is replay for following review of pd: I think there are those options under the your messages: First one is you are not sincere and friendly. Second one is maybe you didn't listen enough that album. And i am sure if you listen few more time, that album possible to become your favorite!!! Or one other options, you already love that compilation but you didn't know to show your love.... I think you should to listen that compilation few more time and come here for to show your thanksgiving. I remember reading some of the posts from Goalogique on this forum and they have zero self awareness, to the point that I almost thought the whole thing was a troll job :)
  12. Just found a gem. Track 3 of this compilation, starting at 20:50. I think this takes the cake and I apologize to those who will listen.
  13. Listened to them all except Akanoid Fav: Space cat, Black hole, Bodh Gaya, favorite in the album is Im Rachen Des Jaguars, Gada-Gong (nice mid-tempo), X-Frame, that slow part is great, Katayama, not an obscure track though, it is in many compilations, I still love the acidic intro, Raia, great track.
  14. Listening to this now: Track 2 is fantastic. But indeed the mastering ruins it all.
  15. It's a unique album, now checking Discogs and indeed two different people doing the mastering: Mastered By – Alienated (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 7), Henrik Munch (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 7), Jens Bundgaard (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 8) Producer, Written-By – Jeffrey D. Jensen*, Thomas Larsen A shame, you would at least expect the mastering to be harmonious and similar throughout the whole album! I haven't listened to the album for a while now but remember for instance the hi-hats sounded very quiet in some tracks and louder in others.
  16. Can't remember where exactly I managed to find this album to listen to, but it was easily the worst mastering ever. You were not kidding reger the sound quality was really awful Here is the review page
  17. About Alienated - Fluff Factory, if I remember correctly two people did the mastering on different tracks, so you have some tracks that sound good and the rest sound poor, I agree.
  18. Cyclothymic, love this track. Great to see Key to the Innerverse, a track that I grew on me, by the way added Eye am the I to my previous post. Great track but the sound quality is not the best for mxing because it sounds very quiet compared to most tracks.
  19. Not old school (2014) but have to include UNTR - They were singing (track starts at 45:55). What a monster track
  20. Favorites come and go but I would include Psychopod - Dreampod, Elysium vs. Worm - Yemaya, Chi-A.D. - Eye am the I.
  21. Manuser

    Sneila - Rebirth

    1. The arrival 7:22 2. Meanwhile on another planet 6:27 3. A hero must awake 7:01 4. The dreamer's guide 9:12 5. Vapors 7:13 6. Silence of the severs 13:54 7. Peas 7:32 8. We breath air 8:29 Probably not my very favorite album of the year, but not far from it and certainly the best surprise of late. Not familiar at all with this name so I had no idea what to expect. And what a refreshing album! Refreshing and yet the tracks are old now, but the mastering really did a solid job. Sneila produced two albums in the mp3.com era (2000 and 2001), I also saw on Discogs that he released a few tracks in compilations before, but nothing in the 2010 decade. So here we are. 8 oldies, finally released. And what a great surprise. Mid-tempo, progressive and yet goa-trance, but above all very trancy, this is the key word here. I mean trancy gems like Aquasphere - Aquasphere. Perfect sound for relaxing times. Clean music, always floating. The sound is reminiscent of the German and Swedish styles of the early 2000s, yet incorporates goa-trance elements and the result is just beautiful. Without reviewing all the tracks, it is hard to ignore Silence Of The Severs, the most impressive effort here which starts as downtempo and then evolves into a trance whirlpool, offering a perfect climax. A must listen for trance lovers. Let's be honest this blend of progressive and goa-trance is not the most common but it's just so good when properly made. Rating: 8/10. Listen / buy: https://unreleasedgoarecords.bandcamp.com/album/rebirth
  22. Mamomam records 01. Soul Collector 11:56 (149 BPM) 02. Secret Chamber 10:49 (149 BPM) 03. Nothing Lasts Forever 09:53 (149 BPM) This EP was released early this year, in January. I remember bumping into the first track on Youtube and liked what I heard. To sum up in a few words, I would say this EP is pretty much typical new school goa-trance. All tracks are fast paced at 149 BPM. The first track has a nice pad melody that comes back a lot throughout the almost 12 minutes. It may sound repetitive but overall it is a strong track, sounds very spacey and pure, very clear with not too many layers which I liked here, the track sound very clean and ethereal, while cosmic and very energetic. The second track has the same power and delivers a playful goa melody at about half of the track, and we were quite close to nitzhoga at some point. Again the energy in this track deserves praise. The last track unleashes a powerful bassline with very fast sounds twirling around, the style reminded the EP released by GoAtma in 2015 (sword in the darkness). Very powerful but a bit genetic for me. I really liked the last two minutes though, it just peaked a bit too late. Overall a nice release, with a powerful take on modern goa-trance. Favorite tracks: #1 and #2. Rating: 7/10. Listen / buy: https://mamomamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/soul-collector
  23. Another good example of an album released recently that doesn't sound new school to me is Triquetra - Ecstatic Planet
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