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  1. Hi guyz! The summer is going to its end but festival season still blasts. Every year there are many new acts, releases & other fun things appears in the scene. Some for a long time and some for a moment. Just as years before psy scene nowadays seethes and bubbles to deliver new sound impressions to all of us. It is morphing and changing to bring new forms & trends just to leave them back again and keep moving on. One of the best & significant prog&psy label of last years - Blue Tunes Records - has started its chillout division about one year ago. After almost 10 years of building their very special main team and unique sound. Blue Tunes chillout has been started from the only project - far-famed Koan - that used to be resident of Blue Tunes Records since epic & all-time-classic "When The Silence Is Speaking" was released in 2009. Everybody knows the older we get the better we are. Apparently the venerable age and extensive experience of music management pushed Sirko & Co. to expand their vision of today's scene needs. No need to expalain how it is risky to found new line of product especially if it is slow & intelligent sound. And we definetely should say thank you Blue Tunes just for attempt. The year that gone is not true index of what has realy happend and nothing is too clear now but there are some tracks & artists that worth reviewing and measuring. For every head that is in this kind of music it is rather important to have a glance of what is going on at one of the most demanded labels in the scene. So I've tried to listen to several releases that were out recentely to have a chance to catch the main idea and direction of the new source of contemporary chillout & downtempo. I must confess that I was realy impressed of Beatport's page of the label. Almost 30 releases mostly by newcomers in less then one year is very strong result. It seems like label team has started with a massive rush. Artist list contains of both newcomers (the majority) and already well-known artists. Among them such names as Baba Ghnome, Astropilot, Feuerhake, Blue Lunar Monkey and Koan. Also One Arc Degree was very intersting for me as project that sounds perspective. I dont claim to have my review too impersonal and comprehensive enough. I've tried to describe briefly several releases in order of my sympathy. To be true & relevant I've included few releases that I didnt like too much but that I was expected to be rather good. Lets start! Eyescream - Melting Point EP Date: 29 Dec 2015 Code: BTCDR009 1 Phillrider 5:16 2 Laroxyl 4:43 3 Dextro 5:42 4 Nystagma 4:47 The first place in the list is for russian project of Andrey Novikov from Saint-Petersburg. I havent heard of him before this release and was very surprised that it is his 4th release. Howerer almost all of them were out at sort of netlebels so it is little excuse for my ignorance. The album presents 4 tracks of one nice style. It is neat downtempo european progressive style with plain beat and smooth melodies. The mood is elegiac but not too melancholic. It is not so original but very good composed and performed. All sounds are at their places nothing excessive and not too minimal. This kind of music is good to open progressive club party with. In the early evening when people still gathering to the place. The mood and composition reminds older tracks of Abakus and Vibrasphere. The first and the last tracks are more peculiar and the pair in the middle is more mainstream. Altogether they sounds very nice! I also think that this style of downtempo fits the style of main label very nice. Laroxyl is my favorite piece but i need to say that there are no weak tracks in the list in my ears. Maluns - Emmas Dream EP Date: 14 Jan 2016 Code: BTCDR011 1 Dream 1 6:30 2 Dream 2 7:01 Maluns has erlier releases at Cosmicleaf Records and Plusquam Records. It is Swiss artist who prefer to hide his real name so lets pretend we dont want to know it ) This sound is about dynamic psychill. It has cinematic stories inside and very diverse flow. Many different instruments and tunes are intertwined in two impressive suites. Artist definetely has his own style and musical testiness. Each track has good development and sounds original and catching enough. I think it is important for psychill music to have some action and changing in the story the song tells. And Maluns do it just right! Both tracks are in one style but dont sounds dull together. Jule Grasz - Higher Love EP Date: 17 Mar 2016 Code: BTCDR021 1 Full of Stars 6:17 2 Gaia's Rise 6:35 3 Painted Moon 6:40 4 Higher Love 7:55 Jule Grasz has been noticed 4 years ago at unhappy Beats & Pieces Records that was reanimated for 2 years and then fell down again. This year 2 new releases out at Blue Tunes chillout show that this artist is good enough to move out from dead studio and bring her sound to the world. Here I'll review EP but I have listened to album too. The style is ambient. There is almost no beat with exception of rare drums that are mostly parts of composition moves. Sound is burly and low and stories are epic. Atmosphere reminds fabled worlds of mythic lands & times. It has some taste of medieval I think. The highest point is number 2: Gaia's Rise. Great song with chorus effects and heroic mood. Although it is usually not my cup of a style Jule Grasz sounds very impressive. Yarn - Cryptic Entity EP Date: 07 Jan 2016 Code: BTCDR010 1 Entry Level 11:17 2 Deep in Highness 7:03 3 Pille 9:47 4 Innocence 6:42 Ferenc Majercsik, Nandor Horvath are from Hungary. Their magic music will hit many chillout areas soon for sure. Its very danceable and handsome psychill with openwork melodies and velvet beatbase. I think it is very useful at the party when you dont realy want people to fall asleep during your set in chillout. Guys have baked very talented release here and you also can check their album that presents the same style but twice as much. Personally I sure that this style of Yarn is required at psyparties that wants to preserve the spirit of real magic psychedlic event. In a scorching heat of main dancefloor there are moments when you need a place to escape to. And this place should run its own atmosphere that is opposite to the rough night rhythmes. It should be melodic and warm but it still needs engine to keep things running through your mind. Yarn are as close to this goal as it is possible today. My favorite track is Pille but the rest is high quality too. Pay your attention to this release folks. Brian Grassfield - Decades EP Date: 28 Jul 2016 Code: BTCDR030 1 Decades 5:40 2 Quinta 5:52 3 To the Mars 5:57 Brian Grassfield is from Hungary too. And he also presents the division of psychill sound on Blue Tunes. Distinct thread of beat and sophisticated arpeggios of melodies are combined to give us rich taste of wonderland. My favorite Qiunta is morphing a lot and summs up about 3-4 nice tunes that are whirling around each other through the track. I think that while the author have enough imagination to continue this way he will definetely reach a success. Heliocentrism - XIX Date: 19 May 2016 Code: BTCDR025 1 Proportions 3:50 2 Arkanoid 6:18 3 Symbol 7:17 4 Patchwork 8:40 5 Ace 4:21 6 Waves 5:15 7 XIX 6:55 Helioctntrism sound is example of dusk and minimal music. It have a taste of techno & urban soundscape. Tracks are slow heavy and bit depressed. Gloomy atmosphere of the whole album is picturesque and stylish. It is very unusal mood that personaly me likes not so much usually. But this release is much attractive because of its wholeness. My favorites are 2 tracks in the middle - Patchwork and Ace. There are not so many projects in the scene came from Poland but those that we know are rather interesting and unusual. Lets track further progress of this one together. Koan - Why? EP Date: 03 Sep 2015 Code: BTCDR001 Miracle For One 9:28 The Appearance Of Unicorn 9:18 Envoy (White Mix) 10:24 Destination (White Mix) 6:42 Why? 10:28 Koan is headliner of the whole label and probably most known act from the team. Their releases were out at Blue Tunes motherlabel since 2009 and there were many tracks that shake the genre very much. Why? is another one in the long row and presents 5 tracks of saturated and highly melodic and dynamic psychill. Nowaday project is experimenting in many different moods. From dusk ambient to melancholic progressive. But this release is the trademark sound and if you're familiar with Koan's music this one will fit your demands well. My favorite track is Envoy that blasting all the way with great melody and vivid surrounding. All other tracks also very well made and will surely satisfy any psychill lover. J.P. Illusion - When Night Falls EP Date: 05 May 2016 Code: BTCDR024 1 When Night Falls 5:38 2 Wind Full of Voices 7:13 John Panagoulias, Athens, Greece has couple of releases at local label Harmonia Rec. since 2010. His music is very nice example of quality psychill. He shows up as mature artist with great sense of psychdelic composing. When The Night Falls is full of magic sequences that develops very nice together to born out realy great atmosphere of psy chill-out. The second track is bit repetitive and so bright but has also some nice moves that works well. I hope these two tracks are just begining of creative path of the artist that sounds very perspective. Unusual Cosmic Process - Living Earth Date: 10 Mar 2016 Code: BTCDR019 1 Another Beautiful Morning 7:28 2 Salar De Uyuni 6:52 3 Silent Kerguelen 8:22 4 EveRest 8:35 5 Frozen Svalbard 9:04 6 New Zealand 9:22 7 Antarctica 8:26 8 Paints Of Danakil 9:06 9 World Of Tomorrow 8:09 Armen Akopov from Nikolaev, Ukraine is known as founder of many different projects. Unusual Cosmic Process is his psyambient alter-ego. It is expirienced artist whose albums were released at Ovnimoon Rec., Microcosmos Rec. and other studios. I think this album isnt bad at all and the project definetely worth attention. All of you who likes ambient sound and seek some additional inspiration of this kind of music are welcome to try this release. It has some fresh moves and presents its rather special taste. It has some deversity but mostly it is slow cosmic ambient to seduce you. Personaly I didnt like it much but it is more about my personal predilections. My favorite is Frozen Svalbard. One Arc Degree - The Ocean Palace Date: 31 Mar 2016 Code: BTCDR023 1 Through This Haze 7:50 2 The Ocean Palace - Part I 5:30 3 The Ocean Palace - Part II 5:22 4 Saturn Rising 6:28 5 Kraken Mare 6:53 6 Methane Tears 6:02 7 Crossing Belet 6:40 8 Hydrogen Times Pi 6:36 9 Memories of Earth 5:31 One Arc Degree is ambient music producers Ioannis Konstantios & Vasilis Kesalidis from Greece. Couple of earlier previews at soundcloud were very exciting for me and I was waiting the release with impatience. Notwithstanding its not exactely what I was waiting for the album has some nice features that worth to be checked if you are in this kind of music. It is atmospheric and melodic kind of beatless music that nothing to do with psychedlic actually. AstroPilot - Solar Walk IV. YOUniverse Date: 04 Feb 2016 Code: BTCDR014 1 Our Second Sun 7:58 2 Balance 7:46 3 Desolate Spaces 7:41 4 Permanent Impermanence 6:54 5 Immersion (Space Symphony Version) 6:18 6 YOUniverse 6:52 7 Attraction 6:43 8 Through The Veil 8:29 9 Shots Of Awe 6:37 10 Frozen Time 9:39 AstroPilot's album was most anticipated by me among these bunch of releases. I have to say that my expectations were way too high. I dont gonna say that release is awful but I should say that it is not show any development. In both inner and outer meanings. It has no any perceptible development inside - all tracks are so uniform and even... And it seems like all of them just trying to repeat previous releases of the artist. I didnt found any idea that connected them in one suite. It seems like release starts from one uncertain point and then ends in another that uncertain even more. Ambient style is very demanding to the skill of compilation of the release. Slow, almost immobile music wants to be packed in the long stories and should impress listener with imperceptible micro changes all the way to substitute more colorful design of more upbeat music. This release sounds more as compilation of similar beatless tracks then true ambient story as were albums by Cell, Solar Fields or Healer and so on. However the production is still hi-level and up-to-date. Looking forward to find out great creative progress by this artist in next releases. As we see the label now at the time of team's building. They are trying out different artists and styles. Many of them are very interesting and perspective. Personally I prefer psychill & chilgressive styles better then too dull ambient and in my eyes there are too much beatless releases. Also I hope to see more dub/psydub/dubstep acts in the list. But it is up to label's owner to gather artist's pool. All in all I can say that Blue Tunes Chillout team have done great job! Many cool releases and new names are definetely badly needed in the scene today. In the era of digital production there are too many projects borns and dies without a trace at all. Sublabel of mighty Blue Tunes Records is a great chance for newcomers to draw attention and then blast with a masterpiece.
  2. Stay tuned for a official release date. https://soundcloud.com/elysium94/orb-little-fluffy-clouds-elysium-remix
  3. 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
  4. Artist: Various Title: Evolving Freedom Label: Enig'Matik Records Date: January, 2013 01 - Sensient - Mitford Stories (120 BPM) 02 - Itsu - Drizzle (95 BPM) 03 - Mindbuffer - The Grid (125 BPM) 04 - Quanta - Recept (144 BPM) 05 - RHCP - Walkabout (Kalya Scintilla Remix) (90 BPM) 06 - Organikismness - Life Beyond You (85 BPM) 07 - Sun In Aquarius - Wytaliba The Girl By The River (90 BPM) 08 - Zunzagi - Glitched Night (130 BPM) "13.7 billion years ago...from nothing...came everything." Part of me really wants to go to Australia. But a bigger part of me is scared sh*tless. Do you know how many things can kill you there? Snakes, spiders, scorpions, ants, sharks, hormonal koalas...I mean what the f*ck? No wonder that's where Britain sent all of its criminals. This Australian label has assembled a hodge podge of chill music for our enjoyment. Mitford Stories- A slow, earthy opener complete with nature sounds and warm pads. But it just feels like jumbled noise lacking direction. Drizzle- Glitchy and atmospheric Itsu delivers a breakbeat track that has motion. Melancholic guitars wail as effects twinkle. Short, but satisfying. The Grid- This sounds like music from a video game menu. Part militaristic, part Jason Bourne. Then the dubstep arrives, but it's well done. Percussion enthusiasts will wet their pants over this one. Slow and nasty. Recept- Deep, juicy bass sounds combine with a dubby beat for some good old fashioned head nodding. This makes me want to spark up on the beach as I watch the waves crash. Thank you. Walkabout- Channeling the Red Hot Chilli Peppers this is a funky live band jam session. Funny and cheesy at the same time, but definitely smile inducing. And no Aussie production would be complete without a didgeridoo. Life Beyond You- Drum n Bass tripped down to...well, the drum and bass. Some futuristic sounding pads and echoing effects make this interesting, but sometimes boring. Mainly boring. Wytaliba- This has a bubbling reminiscent of what the inside of your stomach might sound like after a late night taco bell binge. A little too...what's the word...sh*t your pantsy for me. When the sample comes in and says, "And down it goes!" that was pretty much it for me. Glitched Night- The final track is all about the piano melody. For me anyway. Not really relaxing though. The sounds backing the piano came across as white noise. I'm glad I listened to this. It's a pretty average compilation with a couple of stand outs, but there are several styles of chill music represented. Should be something here most people can enjoy. Free at Ektoplazm Mdk
  5. "Erot - Thoughts From The Past EP" is now out as "Name your price". Featuring 3 tracks. The original version of "Atmos", an edit of my remix of Lemonchill's "Mantra" and a track called "Valeriana". The EP have been mastered by DJ Zen Coverart is made by Sorin Pricop. Tracklist: 1. Valeriana 2. Atmos 3. Lemonchill - Mantra (Erot RMX) 2.0 http://erot.bandcamp.com/album/thoughts-from-the-past-ep
  6. :::: JAIPUR DREAMS :::: Rajasthan is the heart of opulent India, and Jaipur is its crowning jewel. The “pink city” is renowned for its majestic palaces, intense fragrances, glittering gemstones, and the expanse of desert beyond it - - where the psychedelic freaks meet. Tonight we transport you to the pink city of Jaipur for an unforgettable & o@metaforce_lifene-time-only visit to this magical outpost where the lives of princes, fairies, temple dancers, spice merchants, diamond cutters, hippies, sadhus, musicians, ayurvedic chemists, spiritual seekers, backpackers & Bollywood stars intermingle. KAYA PROJECT // HIBERNATION is the centerpiece of our evening. Being flown in direct from the UK for 1 special night, this incredible artist is preparing a live set of organic grooves & psychedelic boom that brings together the best of his organic side (KAYA PROJECT) and its electronic twin (HIBERNATION). Featuring RACHEL (SUKHUSH) on Flute, NAA KOSHIE on Violin, additional artists on Percussion, and the incomparable Bellydancing of the beautiful SERA SOLSTICE, this jam session will be a one-time-only experience - - - ALL for you. BUT: we don’t stop here. Stroll through our night market, where you can have your body adorned in exotic designs by the artists of TRANSFORMATIONAL BODYPAINTING, have your future told in the the cards by KAZANDRA or in the stars by NaOMi RUTH & browse through stalls of handmade tribal fashions, jewels & fantasies, courtesy of our most talented designers..... Visual delights will surround you, and DJs will be with you throughout your journey to keep you stomping and grooving until sunrise. DJ CECIL GREY will launch your journey with heartpounding tribal trance, we'll add a dose of progressive bliss and then VISHWAATMAAA will steer you home toward your psychedelic oasis, fast and furious. Be your own Jaipur Dream. Make yourself the scenery. Join us on a MetaForce excursion into psychedelic desert opulence and contribute your own interpretation of this magical land. To get the $15 travel price, DONATE ON-LINE BY Thursday 12/1/11 at http://www.6362MetaForce.net/ - - OR ENTER THE CITY GATES BEFORE 11:00pm. The price of travel on our later flights (post 11pm) increases to $25. You can also send us your name for a reduced-price RSVP list all night - Write to info@6362MetaForce.net - tell us you want to be on the Goahead Tripper Tribe flight, and you're there! ** This party is adult in nature but youthful in feeling. 21+ please! ** ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ DETAILS: Date: Friday December 2nd Time: 9pm – 6am Location: The Morgan, 25 Bogart Street (corner of Varet), Brooklyn (near Morgan Ave L stop) Donation: $15 pre-sale/before 11pm/or all night on an RSVP list; $25 after 11pm 21+ only with photo ID LINE-UP: Kaya Project/Hibernation LIVE {{ featuring Rachel (flute), Naa Koshie (violin) additional artists on percussion, & Sera Solstice tribal bellydance }} DJ Vishwaatmaaa (6262MetaForce, NYC) DJ Cecil Grey (Knights of Pan, NYC) More DJs to come.... VISUAL ENVIRONMENT: Masha Pekurovsky ANJUNA-STYLE NIGHT MARKET: Featuring Transformational Bodypainting, tarot card reading by Kazandra, astrology by NaOMi Ruth {{all by donation}} & fashion, jewelry & fantasy creations..... ADDITIONAL ARTISTS - VENDERS - DETAILS - to be ADDED !! RSVP on Facebook :: http://www.facebook....233187076739497 Questions? info@6362MetaForce.net http://www.6362MetaForce.net/ http://www.kayaproject.com/ http://www.myspace.com/sebastiantaylor (Kaya Project/Hibernation) http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E3HlJaTAYA (Kaya Project/Hibernation) http://www.boldbellydance.com/ http://www.facebook.com/SuKhush http://soundcloud.com/vishwaatmaaa http://knightsofpan..../29/cecil-grey/ http://www.facebook....nalBodypainting
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