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There was this member who came back to psynews after 5 years pause or something like that. He asked what has changed. An educated answer by a member (cannot recall the answer nor the topic in itself) was about like this: nowadays we are just posting YouTube videos; there's not actual discussion. Ok. I love to get recommendations and videos shared. Wouldn't be here without. But instead of plain posting of a Yt vid, could we change the approach to be a more analysis type of a thing: a few accompanying words would do a lot, don't ya think? Yes, some already do it, but I always find annoying to see a plain video posted.
Hey everybody, I am new here and am an addicted listener/producer of music. No, this isn't an introduction of myself, but rather an opportunity for discussion on where we all started and how we grew to love the world of Psytrance. I also ask, what are we doing to spread this unique concept into the minds of other people? Here is my story... I have been exploring the virtual corners of the globe for some time now, introducing myself to new vibes and visions expressed by a multitude of wonderful musical cultures. Starting out with European Trance, I moved across the musical spectrum yearning to grow and understand everything that is sound. I became extremely interested in ambient production when I was 16 and began experimenting with turning internal experiences from depression into raw, untainted emotion. I began making music. Everyday, I would sit down with my computer and dabble in on-screen synthesizers, craving that certain vibration that told stories words could not. I worked on a few concepts, and after a couple of years I managed to produce an album I called "Ironesque Valley". It was a fun experience, but for me there was nothing more to express into music, at least for now. This is when I jumped back into focusing on other people's work, and in 2012 I discovered the magical universe of Psychadelic Trance. At this point, Glitch, Trip-Hop, Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Ambient, Progressive, Trance, Electro, House, and many more filled the rows of my iTunes library. I thought I had covered most electronic genres, but then my friend played a song I described as "tribal" while driving down the sunny roads of Little Rock, Arkansas. In the United States, I rarely came across anyone who knew music outside the walls of Country, Hip-Hop, and Rock. It was refreshing to meet such an open minded character, and simply remarkable that he introduced me to something new. I asked, "Wow, what is this?" And he told me it was "Psychedelic". This is where it all began. He began showing me music I have never dreamed of, and one day in late 2012 we discovered Ektoplazm, an online global community of Quality, Psychedelic, and totally free music. A new perspective was born, and my interest multiplied by thousands. I downloaded many albums, starting with a get-started section. At this point, I was ready to dive into anything thrown at me. I yearned for something different, something exciting, somewhat that would blow my mind. Psytrance did just that. Now, I spend my hobby time reviewing various albums here on Psynews and on Ektoplazm. I have introduced the site to many of my friends and they love it as I do. It is truly incredible how far we have gone on musical theory. In fact, in the last 20 years there has been more done than there has in the past 2000 years. It is phenomenal, truly. I currently am spreading the music by playing it at every party when I DJ. I have to be careful, of course, since most Psytrance I largely unheard of by the United States. I plug it into house mixes and people have given me excellent responses, claiming the music is something they have never experienced before. So, I ask you Psynews, what is your story? Where did it all start for you? What are you doing to help the world discover Psychedelic Trance? I look forward hearing from you!