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Artist: Blissed Title: Rites of Passage Label: Classic Goa Trax Date: May, 2020 1. Into The Light (Sirius Mix) 2. Illumination 3. Mind Mirror 4. Into The Light (Auraural Mix) 5. T II 6. Starseed 7. Ki 8. Protozoa Here is a release from the Suntrip Records sublabel that brings hard to find or obscure music from the past in high quality digital format. This album is an example of an artist I've never heard of so for that I'm grateful. Always good to open the mind. It's the first project of Prana members and Sonic Sufi and the music can be described as proto-goa or early goa trance without the swirling melodies. More of a stripped down style. The building blocks of what would be to come. If you are into that more bare bones approach when it comes to your goa trance then you will enjoy this. The goa we all love had to start somewhere and this is an early part of that foundation. While more on the minimal side there are still some interesting passages to be found here. It's also easy to see the genesis of the Prana sound. Alas this type of "goa trance" isn't for me. It's techno roots and simple production has me yearning for more lush and layered productions. Most of the tracks don't evolve much and I tend to lose focus. Perhaps it's undiagnosed ADHD. File this under interesting historically, but not all releases are home runs. Classic Goa Trax Bandcamp
Artist: Etnica Title: The Juggeling Alchemists Under The Black Light Label: DAT Records Date: April, 2018 CD1 - The Juggeling Alchemists Under The Black Light 01. The Gili's Voyage 02. Infinitive Dream 03. The Gili's Voyage (Ketu Remix) 04. Vicky's Dream 05. Moon Influence 06. Spheric Koncept 07. Mystical Appearance In Goa 08. A Tribute To Goa 09. Intense Visitation (Visitation Of Energy Mix) CD2 - Mystical Vibes 01. The Gili's Voyage (Early Mix) 02. Mystical Appearance In Goa (Remix) 03. Asian Code 7 04. Still Botta 05. Evolution - Alien Phenomenon 06. Synthesis (Shadow Of The Moog) 07. Fractal Gates 08. Acid Shell 09. Chemical Trance (Original Mix) CD3 - The Early Years 01. Fingers 02. Gollum 03. Big Dust In Chapora Fort 04. Whales 05. Bali Island 06. 38° Parallelo 07. Pacific Love 08. J.H. Sound 09. Tribe - Gilligan's Island 10. Evolis 11. Big Dust In Chapora Fort (Piano Remix) Have we finally...and I mean finally extracted all that we can from the Etnica/Pleiadians sweat soaked goa towel? I'm prepared to take a position I know will be unpopular, but enough already. I love what they have done and I of course love Draeke and all at DAT Records for bringing us so much stuff that was previously lost. This album was like the holy grail of infinitely hard to find goa trance and in typical fashion Draeke and co. go big with 3 discs to satiate your Etnica appetite. I think it was in the album promotion thread where he said that there isn't mush left to release from the 95-98 golden era and that he is more focused on the "proto-goa" as he called it. That's his prerogative and I support him no matter what because he's earned that level of loyalty from me. Well unless he starts exploring The Faith Tones discography. And even then...maybe. First off let me say that the sound on this is incredible. I had the download (like a lot of you) and it was ok, but the mastering on this is superb. Even tracks that I can't stand sound fantastic. Hold on a sec... *puts on flame retardant suit. Hangs head* "F*ck!" *struggles to take off suit, falls down, flings boot across room and knocks over lamp, limps to bathroom and pees* *puts suit back on minus one boot* As I mentioned I think I am on Etnica overload. For me Alien Protein was the end all and be all of goa. Take that, LSD, IFO, and Dancing Galaxy and that is how you show an alien what goa is. So TJAUTBL was not even a close second when it came to awesome goa. But you know it's Draeke and the track record of DAT Records is unimpeachable so like I said I support their efforts. What you get is that release of course (which sounds brilliant) and then a whole bunch of early sounding goa and stuff that they never released. I'm not going to bad mouth it because it took a lot of hard work and time to get all this stuff together for a proper release. Three CDs of music from one of the greatest if not the greatest goa acts in history. One flaw that I will bring to your attention (if you don't already know) is that track 5 on the 2nd disc isn't Etnica at all, but Evolution with their track Alien Phenomenon. Apparently the Dat tape was mislabelled and it was too late to make the change when the CDs went out. Some people might lose their sh*t over this. I prefer to mail mine directly to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. So the music is not my cup of tea, but the release is. Let me explain. Although I don't really care for most of the music on here, I cherish that it is now part of my collection. Variety is the spice of life and sometimes I don't feel like listening to thousand layer melody heavy goa and want something more rudimentary just to change gears. Hearing the early stuff also helps one appreciate where you came from. And that's who I think it's for. People who want to have everything that Etnica ever produced and people who are completionists (like me), and people who enjoy the early sound of the not ready for prime time Etnica classics. This is not even close to my favorite DAT Records release, but I'm glad I have it. Besides...we'll always have Live In Athens. Looking forward to seeing what DAT pulls out of their hat in the future. DAT Records Bandcamp Psyshop