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  1. Kitrinos

    Harax - Theia

    Artist: Harax Album: Theia Label: Awakening records Date: 27 Mar 2012 Tracklist: 1. Lost - 4:52 2. Diomedea - 8:22 3. Blizzard - 7:15 4. Again - 7:27 5. Libration - 6:31 6. Explain - 4:43 7. Albedo - 6:45 8. Trace - 6:59 9. Twilight - 6:17 10. Tidal - 4:00 Many Ukrainians and Russians make downtempo/ambient music that has a distinct flavour. And they do a good job. Denis Botsvin aka Harax is one of them and he is from Ukraine. Really nice album here. Spacey, cosmic, with a good amount of acid. There are nice melodies throughout the album that uplift the soul. Soothing ambient trance with that cosmic vibe that hypnotizes, before slow 4/4 straight kicks enter in some tracks, sooner or later. The shorter tracks are beatless, and there are also some broken beats. Well-crafted, with attention to details and careful selection of sounds. Music that is definitely not overwhelming and that comes straight out of the soul, I'd say. Melodic, relaxing, harmonious, acidic, uplifting, contemplative are some adjectives that fit to describe this album. If you generally like the Russian/Ukrainian ambient artists and/or acid ambient like CBL, you'll appreciate this. Definitely recommended. Buy at: http://beatspace.com/6842/Awakening+Records/HARAX/Theia/detail.aspx https://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/awa/awa1cd002.html
  2. Dear All, please listen to my new track which is a fusion of ambient, psybient, middle eastern and world music. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
  3. Mystic Sound Records is proud to present the debut album of an extremely talented producer from Moscow, Igor Davydov, Rukirek – ‘Butterfly Tales For Trees’! Tracklist: 01. Romanesco 02. Recursive Cigaret 03. One Is Infinity 04. Vasumitra’s Dream 05. Avreya 06. Deep Dive Into The Vaults Of Tickling 07. Open, Sesame 08. Butterfly Tales For Trees 09. Archeya Release info: Mystic Sound Records is proud to present the debut album of an extremely talented producer from Moscow, Igor Davydov, Rukirek – ‘Butterfly Tales For Trees’! Rukirek project was created in March 2013 and inspired by the best ethno-electronic music – deep, philosophic and infinite like the Universe. Imagine yourself in a magical world with beautiful flowers and mysterious beings, where time flows very slowly and happiness is in the air. Do you want to stay there? You can! With this music you will feel how you are taking a deeper breath, relax and start to generate positive. Nine wonderful tracks give you a fresh vision of PsyChill: soft percussions are neighboring with both breakbit and a straight kick, whilst all these rhythmical elements are fringing amazing melodies. This album will definitely take an honorable place in your players and your soul! Download More info
  4. Hiya there! As a newbie on this wonderful place let me introduce myself with few of my tracks for my upcoming, first downtempo-psybient-progressive-soundtrack sounding album. ( don't know how to label my own music ) Few comments would not be bad at all... thnx! L&L _ dSk tracks: https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/dsk-biosphere-v8 https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/dsk-into-eternity-v2 https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/dsk-travelling-back-to-fremens https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/dsk-cosmic-baby https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/gramm-of-life https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/dsk-event-horizon https://soundcloud.com/synthagma/dsk-somethings-wrong-with-tuesday
  5. Hi Friends ! Here Is My New Mix Filled With Warm Basslines, Powerfull Beats And Uplifting Sunny Melodies ! Featuring In The Mellow Ambiance This Rmx Work Will Make You Travel In A Very Classic World Of Progressive Ambient Lounge Music! Track List : 1 - Protonica - Red Dust (Ectima Rmx) 2 - Ace Ventura - Connected (Sunstryk Rmx) 3 - Aqualize & Vice - Dust & Colors (Lyctum Rmx) 4 - 20X & Vaktun - Divinorum 5 - Meander & Ridden - Tribute To Fairies 6 - Suntree - Comparable Worlds (Lupin Rmx) 7 - Nerso - Quantum (Original Mix) 8 - Egorythmia & Ace Ventura - White Tunnel 9 - Ovnimoon & Flegma - The Liberation I Hope You'll Enjoy The Trip ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6OiCpdrRXc
  6. Mystic Sound Records is happy to present an excellent collection of downtempo tracks, compiled by Frank Mandarino, DJ Shoom – “Original Knowledge”! Tracklist: 01. Solar Powered Beings – Atmospheric Refraction 02. In Orbit – Infinite Space 03. Ascendant – Redshift 04. Maluns – Distorted Reality 05. Sygnals – 283 Days After 06. DamianL – Deep Water Universe 07. GadgetG – Outerscope 08. Chronos – Shimmer 09. Unusual Cosmic Process – Lagrange Point 10. Psyrius feat. SuKhush – Andromeda Release info: Mystic Sound Records is happy to present an excellent collection of downtempo tracks, compiled by Frank Mandarino, DJ Shoom – “Original Knowledge”! Frank has demonstrated his excellent musical taste for many years as a channel director of the world’s biggest digital radio station – Digitally Imported Radio. Ten amazing tracks created by music producers from around the world discover the original sound of Psybient. Powerful bass, straight kicks, and enveloping atmospheres fill you with energy. Featuring tracks from Maluns, Chronos, In Orbit, DamianL, Ascendant, Unusual Cosmic Process, Psyrius feat. Sukhush, Solar Powered Beings, GadgetG and Sygnals, which all-together complete a united story. Feel yourself in a mysterious ancient place of power while the listening to this amazing compilation by Shoom – “Original Knowledge”! Download More info
  7. Artist: Brian Eno Title: Lightness (Music For The Marble Palace The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg) Label: Opal Records – OPALCD001 Format: CD, Album Country: UK Released: 1997 Genre: Electronic Style: Ambient Rating: 8/10 Tracklist: 1. Atmospheric Lightness 32:00 2. Chamber Lightness 25:00 Brian Eno, needs no introduction in the Electronic Music world. A brilliant composer and a computer geek who likes to give you a visual treat of his creations through his visual programs which complement and complete his work or Art. The hour long music on this CD was composed by Eno for his installation at the Marble Palace, The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, November 1997. The first album to released on Eno's own label Opal as a burn on demand CD. Review: Atmospheric Lightness - here as the name suggests Eno creates a wonderful atmosphere full of light with what seems like electronic birds chirping throughout the 32 min long track. Seems like a bright sunny day in Eno world. Very soothing! Chamber Lightness - now we move on from the outside world of atmospheric lightness into the chamber lightness , birds are long gone. The setting has changed( once can imagine entering the Museum now) but the theme remains the same, nice soothing sounds which will please any ambient listener. A very nice ambient album. Sells dear. If you are an ambient lover you'll like it. Get it if you find one for cheap. Track1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMmZ_69flEk Track2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpgDo-Rg6jc
  8. Flying Woofer is back with new tasty treats from outerspace! This time the Woofa is buzzing with psybient frequencies that instantly beam up anyone who comes under it’s area of exposure. Collected by Technoid Mutant and Olivaw’s Twist, this ambient music compilation contains 13 masterpieces that will instantly zone you out into lost galaxies. 01 – Arbres – The Enter 02 – Artyom Slon – Morning is Here 03 – Dumbgrass – Morning Dream 04 – Olivaw’s Twist – Ergosphere 05 – Quanthe & Sobrio – Baikal 06 – Record Needle Injection – Far Reach 07 – Technoid Mutant – Love With My Goddess 08 – For Lunar Dust – Windup Toy 09 – Technoid Mutant – Illusion 10 – Used Alien Mind – Man Captures String 11 – Used Alien Mind – The Fabric Of Society Is Ripping 12 – Vast Veil – Drifting 13 – Way Of Light – Plojenec Download full ambient compilation in WAV / Mp3
  9. Music of the Gods - http://www.musicofthegods.com/ One of the better downtempo streams I've come across. I've discovered tons of great new music from their stream.
  10. Mystic Sound Records is happy to introduce the debut album of a talented producer Shapeless Lab – Space In My Head. Tracklist: 01. Shapeless Lab – Indian Travel 02. Shapeless Lab – Last Step 03. Shapeless Lab – Imagination 04. Chronos – Leelah (Shapeless Lab Remix) 05. Shapeless Lab – Save My Mind 06. Shapeless Lab – Psychedelic Dreams 07. Shapeless Lab – Night Light 08. Shapeless Lab – Contemplation Of Life 09. Shapeless Lab – Sound Coding 10. Shapeless Lab – Sea Of Dreams Release info: Mystic Sound Records is happy to introduce the debut album of a talented producer Shapeless Lab – Space In My Head. The project Shapeless Lab was created by Alexandr Voronkov in Moscow in 2003. Inspired by the music from 90s, Alexandr carefully worked on his album and compiled in united painting story from nine quality chillout tracks. Gentle breakbeat is enveloped by warm atmospheres, bass sets solid foundation to the compositions which are permeated by thin ethnic motives in the sounds of flute, percussion and vocal. Music of this album is perfect for relaxation and is able to carry you deep to the depths of your inner space. Download More info
  11. Mystic Sound Records and Chronos are happy to present the third and final part of the trilogy dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of the project, Chronos – Animo. Download for free (Bandcamp) Download for free (Ektoplazm) Tracklist: 01. Chronos – Lighthouse 02. Chronos – Broken Song (Acidkit Remix) 03. Chronos – Red Planet (Unusual Cosmic Process Remix) 04. Chronos – Space Cake (Vermel Live Version) 05. Chronos – Sacral Meetings (Midnight Storm Edit) 06. Chronos – Sequenced Engine (Progressive Mix) 07. Chronos – Skypath (Ethnic Mix) 08. Chronos – Deep Unity (Fire Mix) 09. Chronos vs. Acidkit – Dub Cup 10. Chronos – Gagarin 11. Chronos – Time Keeper 12. Chronos – Quid Est Veritas Release info: Chronos – Animo is a dozen of excellent tracks which were released through the whole lifetime of the project on different compilations, they are remastered to a high quality by Manifold Studio specially for this album. There is also a new version of the Space Cake track that was born during Chronos participations at Mystic Sound Records label parties in Moscow. Feel the amazing downtempo fusion from the master of genre, an incredible mix of Psybient, PsyChill and PsyDub. Enjoy this wonderful gift from Mystic Sound Records and Chronos! The album is available for free download with “name your price” option on Mystic Sound Records page at Bandcamp.
  12. Artist: Asura Title: Radio Universe Label: Ultimae Records Date: November, 2014 1. Overture 2. Interlude Sky 3. Oblivion Gravity 4. Gaea (Transit) 5. Ascension In Blue 6. Farscape 7 7. Lonely Star 8. Illuminations 9. Back To Earth 10. Everlasting (Album Edit) You think that Trump can't say dumber things, but then it becomes tomorrow. So the reaction above is either his latest piece of verbal bile or you just listened to the last album from Asura. Mouth meet floor in both cases. And that was just the first track. What a stunning piece of music this is. Look Ultimae and Charles are well established as the premier leaders in ambient and downtempo music, but this is unbelievable. It's traveling through space on a massive star freighter in the distant future. Sweeping pads provide stunning views of celestial glory. It's ultra HD immersive theater that crawls at a snails pace sweeping up everything in its path. Melodies are cold and warm simultaneously and you feel just how insignificant you are in the vast cosmos. At times he channels his inner Vangelis and Kitaro giving you a front row seat as ambient images take shape excruciatingly slowly. Blade Runner meet Silk Road. Oblivion Gravity is so vivid I felt joy and terror at the same time. It was deliciously slow torture that brought out emotions and made me...feel. It's not all dark though as Ascension in Blue let's the solar rays stream through the rugby sized pitch window. Ayten's voice is haunting on Farscape 7 and Lonely Star with its piano and measured pace seem to be another nod in the direction of Vangelis. Charles made a beautiful downtempo track incorporating a little bit of dubstep. That sh*t is epic and brings a smile to my face every time. Alas nobody is perfect and for this album that is due to the plodding and uninteresting Illuminations. It doesn't come close to the gravity and grandeur exhibited by the rest of the tracks. No surprises as it slowly drips like the last bit of maple syrup. Back To Earth isn't a song at all, but merely a night spent amongst the frogs and crickets during a rainstorm. Perhaps that's where the escape pod landed after ejecting from the spacecraft upon Earth re-entry. The final track is a very positive one with a vibe that lets you know that everything will be all right. So there you have it. True quality from Ultimae and Asura like you would expect. Not perfect, but the tracks that are good are stellar. Interstellar if you will. Take a ride into space. You won't be disappointed. Btw...I ordered the FLAC from Ultimae, but it seems that the CD comes with a 16 page booklet. Don't know what's in the booklet. Could be porn, so you might wanna check it out. Ultimae
  13. Mystic Sound Records is glad to present the debut full-length album of a talented Russian producer from Tolyatti, Anton Stepanov, Airform – Flourishing Zone. Tracklist: 01. Airform – Flourishing Zone (In Mix) 02. Airform – Cyber Age 03. Airform – Forgotten Territory 04. Airform – Onsen 05. Airform – Die Flugbahn 06. Airform – Planetarium 07. Airform – Disregarding 08. Airform – Mechanical Forest (AlbumMix) 09. Airform – Toward The Sun Release info: Mystic Sound Records is glad to present the debut full-length album of a talented Russian producer from Tolyatti, Anton Stepanov, Airform – Flourishing Zone. The project is inspired by such musical producers as Koan, Cell, Aes Dana, CBL, E-Mantra, and began its history in 2007. Flourishing Zone is a special place created by the musician. Carefully crafted melodies, soft beats and enveloping atmospheres imperceptibly elevate you high above the clouds moving your mind to a blooming garden without worries and expectations. Stylistically the music of the album is created in the best traditions of modern Psybient. Be ready to be carried away in your dreams listening to Airform – Flourishing Zone. Download More info
  14. Hello everyone. These are my attempts at creating some Goa/Psy-Trance. All releases are free to download. Cheers! https://bellatraxrecords.bandcamp.com/ http://www.discogs.com/label/780400-Bellatrax-Records Electro-Magnetic - Andbahti The tracks within this EP were created in between mid-June and mid-July 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Anunnaki Empire / New Horizons The tracks within this EP were created in between the 12th and 21st of March 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Sol The tracks within this EP were created in between the 20th and 26th of February 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Flight The tracks within this EP were created on the 11th and 12th of February 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Overlord / Above The Clouds The tracks within this EP were created on the 6th of February 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Moondust / Nebulus The tracks within this EP were created on the 29th of January 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Orionis The tracks within this EP were created in between the 23rd and 25th of January 2015. Electro-Magnetic - Dimensional Density The tracks within this alien-themed EP were originally created in 2001-2002 and released privately on CDr in 2003 with the title 'Psychedelic Experiments'. Jerzy B - OctaMEDicine The complete and not-so-complete primitive tracks within this album were created during the years 1996 to 1999 on the Amiga 1200 computer using OctaMED Soundstudio.
  15. It's 20 years since the release of our spaced out trance/house single 'Nemesis', which led on to a series of albums and singles until 2001. This DVD is to mark the anniversary of that first record and comprises 2 hours of tripped out visuals set to 19 chilled out psychedelic tracks that cross-over from ambient into dub and laid-back trance. There's also a whole stack of special features including an interview with writer and director of the film, Luke Eastwood. More info at http://www.childrenofdub.com, it's also on Amazon from August.
  16. Released June 2015 Tracklist: 01 Chronos-Urban Life 02 Mentalimage-Somewhere Between Worlds 03 E-Mantra-Minimal Butterfly 04 Spectrum Vision-Inox (Chronos Remix) 05 Jbc-Arkadii & Konstantin Zhirov-Meteor Fall 06 G-Light Feat. M.Mayborn-Mysteries of Light 07 Synsun-Mechanical 08 Jbc-Arkadii-Aquanautica 09 Harax-Rill 10 Filteria-Lyva This album is my newest catch and since I did not find any announcement of it so far here, I thought I'd post. http://hadorecords.com/discography/various-locomotion/hdrcd05/ http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/hdo/hdo1cd005.html
  17. Mystic Sound Records presents the fifth full-length album of a talented music producer from Nikolaev, Ukraine, Runar Kristinsson – Unusual Cosmic Process – Spacetrip. Tracklist: Spacetrip Part 1 Spacetrip Part 2 Spacetrip Part 3 Spacetrip Part 4 Spacetrip Part 5 Spacetrip Part 6 Spacetrip Part 7 Spacetrip Part 8 Release info: Mystic Sound Records presents the fifth full-length album of a talented music producer from Nikolaev, Ukraine, Runar Kristinsson – Unusual Cosmic Process – Spacetrip. Cosmic landscapes, solar wind and mysterious secrets of the Universe are reflected in the music of this album. If you dream about far galaxies, just close your eyes and dive deeply into multi-layered full of star dust atmospheres which are carefully cooked for you by Unusual Cosmic Process. Stylistically the music of this album is a bright example of cosmic PsyChill – as we’re used to naming it – in the best traditions and a worthy form. Put on your space suit, configure the dashboards and be ready to set off on an exciting journey to the farthest galaxies. Enjoy your Spacetrip! Preview with tracks tags Download More info
  18. https://soundcloud.com/astralseeker/psychill-set-ravelation 1- Suduaya - Empty Your Mind (Feat. Amin) bpm 81 2- Stefan Torto - Common Future bpm 90 3- Nuxx - Jupi's Pahaar bpm 93 4- Flucturion - Untouched Revelation bpm 95 5- Nibana - I Am A Soul bpm 100 6- Nibana - Our Eyes (Sephira Remix) bpm 100 7- Cydelix - The Holly Wood bpm 100 8- Crystal Vibe - Inside bpm 100 9- Sesen - The Observer bpm 100 10- Flowertz - Psychedelic Dance bpm 100 11- DeeperNET - Movements bpm 100 12- Astronaut Ape - High Above The Clouds bpm 100 13- Flucturion - Aimlessly During Sleep bpm 100 14- Flucturion - Anytime Fades Secrets bpm 101 15- Astronaut Ape § By the Rain - Starfall bpm 102 16- StereOMantra - Neverland bpm 105 17- Tentura - Theme Patcher Magobee Remix bpm 105 18- Astropilot - Rod bpm 107 19 - Sygnals - Among Others bpm 110 20- Alwoods - Psychedelic Dream bpm 110 21- GMO vs. Dense - Bouncing Around bpm 110 22- Crystal Vibe - Change is the Only Constant bpm 110 23- Flucturion - Reload Lost Illusions bpm 110 24- Crystal Vibe - Ancient Technology bpm 115 25- DeeperNET - The Eagle Has Landed bpm 115 26- Lab's Cloud - Found the way bpm 115
  19. Music of the gods offers hand crafted streams of the most beautiful psychedelic downtempo music around, and all for completely free 24/7! http://www.musicofthegods.com/
  20. Sattyananda Sonic Mandalas Audio Aashram Tracklist: 1. Open Reflections 2. Heady Messages 3. Other Planets 4. Twisted Realms 5. You're Safe 6. Things We Share Our Planet With 7. Sonic Mandalas Indian producer Sattyananda first came to my attention with his great album Mind Expansion in 2014. A techno friend, surprisingly enough, approached me with it and suggested I give it a whirl, thinking it would be right up my alley. She was right and this year's Sonic Mandalas reinforces my opinion of his work. Whereas Mind Expansion tended to rely pretty heavily on samples, very much reflecting the producer's fascination with shamanistic rituals and extraterrestrial life, Sonic Mandalas relies heavily on the music itself and the approach is beautifully realized. Most of these tracks are slow in unfolding, patiently building toward higher tempos. In many of these moments the introductions are often decidedly ambient, carefully arranged and gorgeously effective. When the tempos gather themselves up into a down tempo range the impeccably delivered beats, grooves and rhythms are subtle, chill, deliciously relaxing. Sattyananda has a skill for tapping into alien frequencies, delivering odd sonic sound structures without going overboard on the weird aspect, keeping almost all of these tracks on a friendly and awe-inspiring level. There is little more to do than to let the gorgeousness of the opening trio on "Open Reflections," "Heady Messages" and "Other Planets" wash over you and the magic becomes obvious. "Twisted Realms" is a bit more memorable on the groove and melody fronts and my choice for the finest of this bunch. "Things We Share Our Planet With" becomes a bit more liberal with samples than the rest of this bunch but even those are kept to an agreeable minimum, as smart-talking philosophical interludes that enhance the musical message without detracting from the sonic spell itself. As a conclusion, the title track, like the majority of the album, is very fine psychedelic fodder. Aptly, Sonic Mandalas are mini-universes of rich and captivating sound and, on the whole, an exquisite artist album. Sattyananda
  21. Mystic Sound Records is happy to present the mini-album of Tsykhra - Mankind Under The Microscope. Tracklist: 01. 11035m Below Sea Level 02. Colonization (Re-Charge) 03. Mankind Under The Microscope Release info: Mystic Sound Records is happy to present the mini-album of Tsykhra - Mankind Under The Microscope. Tsykhra (Sergey Kunitsyn) is an artist from Belgorod, Russia, whose music style has been trasforming since 1998 till now from drum’n’bass and techno through commercial trance and has ended its evolution at a boundless form built with inspiring rhythmic patterns containing all imaginable sound palettes. He loves experimenting and values harmony of musical, timbral and engineering content. This EP is a musical trilogy about human beings, their aspirations and dreams. The sea is deep but the space is deeper, there is so much to explore. Colonization is a sound of technology and inventions. 11035m Under The Sea is a sound of adventure. Mankind Under The Microscope is a sound of divine care. All 3 tracks were born under sudden afflatus, they are something new in Tsykhra’s musical career. Stylistically the mini-album music is a bright mix of PsyBreaks, PsyChill and Psybient. Groovy beats, fat basslines, modulated melodies, all together lead you to an unbelievable psychedelic journey. Preview with tracks tags: https://soundcloud.com/mystic-sound-records/tsykhra-mankind-under-the-microscope-preview Bandcamp: https://mysticsound.bandcamp.com/album/tsykhra-mankind-under-the-microscope
  22. Artist: Sync24 Title: Comfortable Void Label: Ultimae Records Date: June, 2012 1. Comfortable Void 2. Inadvertent 3. Dance of the Droids 4. 1N50MN14 5. Nanites 6. Sequor 7. Something Something 8. Oomph 9. Wake (Live Edit) 10. There is No Spoon "It's beautiful here." I love listening to downtempo music in the wee hours of the morning. It's ultra quiet with nary a distraction allowing the full power of the music to wash over you in palpable waves. This is Daniel Ringstrom with an absolute diamond from Ultimae Records. The CD is mixed so each track flows gently into the next like the slow rising of the sun on a winter's dawn. It floats, perpetually slowly with soft touches buffering the listener from all that is intrusive. Crawling with a sloth like measured calm the album is peaceful and relaxing moving across the chill landscape. Shifting from ambient to the delicate notes of trance sometimes within the same track this is a security blanket. Never in a hurry it unfolds precisely on time. Glacial pads form the backdrop as tones ring gently amidst real instruments. Yes it certainly is beautiful here. Can't find Cd, but you can get the digital album from Ultimae. Mdk
  23. Artist: Various Title: Enfold 01 Label: Ultimae Records Date: December, 2014 1. Scann-Tec - Rewind 2. Fingers In the Noise - Sensitive Mind 3. I Awake - Winter Shell 4. Martin Nonstatic - Oak Branches 5. Lars Leonhard - Frost 6. Miktek - Serene 7. Circular - Lunokhod (Winter Mix) 8. Master Margherita & Ermetico - Blue Fish (Winter Mix) 9. Asura - Lumiere Noire 10. Aes Dana - Beneath Celebrating 15 years of relaxing chill music Ultimae released a gift for fans of the label. This freely downloadable compilation is available on their website in 12 or 24 bit format and showcases a who's who of artists. Let's begin with the cover of a flower encased in ice. It was certainly apropos for my area when we got two feet of snow dumped on us. My son hadn't gone to school in a week and the temperature was hovering around -1F. What the f*ck Canada? The album begins chilled with frozen pads and slow percussive beats. And that's where it stays not unlike that flower attempting to escape its ice prison. Cold winds blow on Winter Shell as sunlight reflects off the snow covered landscape, but instead of being dark and depressing, it offers hope. Hope in the knowledge that warmer temps and spring blooms will soon arrive. You can hear the foliage attempting to push forth through cracking ice on Oak Branches. Lunokhod harnesses the spectacle of sunlight gleaming off of icy surfaces with lush pads and smooth female vocals. Blue Fish...hmmmm. It doesn't seem to belong even if it's the Winter Mix, but it's still a mellow enjoyable track. Asura gets things back on the desolate and frozen track with his long ambient soundscapes revealing how vast the Antarctic mountainous desert really is. If aliens took up residence in the frozen wasteland this would be their soundtrack. Aes Dana closes with bubbles trapped in ice just in case you didn't know it was winter. This is a great album that captures the winter atmosphere and is helped along by being mixed. It's one long frozen journey with some great tracks and some that seem like place holders. But put it all together and it works. The sound is top notch and Ultimae's gift succeeds in putting the listener smack dab into the music. A free gift that is greatly appreciated, but... Now I'm f*cking cold. Free at Ultimae Records Website Mdk
  24. Artist: Various Title: The World Beyond Label: Neogoa Date: March, 20 2015 01 - Chapter I: The Vision (Passing The Monolith Into The Throat Of Time) (120 BPM) 02 - Chapter II: The Journey (Across The Silver Sea Of Eternal Life) (100 BPM) 03 - Chapter III: The Gate (Facing The Keeper Below The Human-Form Mountain) (136 BPM) 04 - Chapter IV: The Sphere (Ascending Towards Star-Eaters To Become The One) (146 BPM) "Hear ye hear ye! By decree of the order of goa trance purists we decree that the final two tracks on this compilation performed by heretofore unknown artisans are perfect in every aspect that can be measured by our mortal systems of worth. Furthermore it shall be exalted to the highest plane, be it physical, mental, or spiritual and will forever be the standard by which all further attempts at goa awesomeness shall be judged!" Bravo Neogoa. Bravo. You've really done it this time. As a netlabel you've been dedicated to keeping the spirit and vibe of goa trance alive; constantly and consistently pushing the music to shatter boundaries and preconceived notions of what it can be. Accompanied by stunning artwork the music is always freely given and with this release a new standard has been set. Though only 4 tracks the journey is a full albums length, beginning slowly before shattering expectations in a nuclear crescendo of goa trance wizardry. This is a concept release made by eight artists all of whom have previously appeared on releases from the label. Embedded within the artwork one will find hints of connection to previous Neogoa releases, particularly the Dimensional Gateway series and Celestial Transvibrations. We often talk in terms of releases not breaking any new ground, but this one does. Chapter I: The Vision (Passing The Monolith Into The Throat Of Time) I realize that every journey begins somewhere and to get to the World Beyond, this is the first step. But to me this is 17 (yep 17) minutes of stumbling around in an attic like the ghosts in Scooby Doo. Dark ambient when done well captures a feeling and propels the listener where the artist wants he or she to go. This sounds like a collection of noises that I skip every time. Perhaps it will appeal to some and that's good. No big deal, I don't get opera either and people love that sh*t. Chapter II: The Journey (Across The Silver Sea Of Eternal Life) is the bridge between the opening track and the outright earthquake that is to come. Like the others it's dark ambient opening sets the tone before it glides into a mid-tempo march. Goa sounds and effects ricochet off the walls as it prepares you for the oncoming train. It's mellow yet entrancing in it's own right and then changes tempo and adds a tribal aspect to its arsenal. Not devastating like the next two, but it's not supposed to be. The journey and understanding...take time. Chapter III: The Gate (Facing The Keeper Below The Human-Form Mountain) is the precursor to the blistering final chapter, but is a stomper in its own right. It also allows the dark tension to build before bouncing into another old school feel. The bounce on this one is infectious instantly morphing the worst dancers into a rhythmic Shiva where colors flow from magical fingertips in an elaborate tapestry of mystical dance. The vocal tacet seals the deal and I've just punched my ticket to Nirvana. Excuse me whilst I get down. Chapter IV: The Sphere (Ascending Towards Star-Eaters To Become The One). This track is an acidic napalm blast peering through darkness at the outset. Growling 303's are readily apparent and it sends electrical shivers through the atmosphere. 23 minutes of hurtling through the cosmos, top down system up! A perfect blend of old school rawness with modern sound and production. I believe all the old masters who delivered subpar post goa releases (looking right at you MFG and Pleiadians) should listen to this and learn how beautiful and raw goa trance can be today. A third of the way through and I already think this is one of the greatest goa tracks ever produced. The intensity is maintained as is the atmosphere and I realize I am in the presence of greatness. The break is palpable, a thing alive. Perfect. Sublime. Ruthless. Mystical. You heard Homer. I'll be honest with you. I don't have the patience to figure out the riddle. I've got kids and I had to take one of them to the emergency room on Friday. So I'll leave the mystery solving to Scoob, Shags, and you guys. But whomever was responsible for the energy, the journey, take a bow. The final two tracks for me are the most potent one-two punch I've experienced in recent memory. Ivan you once again have guided the music to a world beyond, with awesome sound, breathtaking presentation, and reassurance that just when you think you've gone as far as you can go the horizon is within reach. Free at Ektoplazm Mdk
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