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Inspired by the discussion in another thread, and after searching and not finding a suiting thread, I decided to create this one. I would like to compile a list of the must-haves including the rare lesser known gems. What I'm looking for is the psychedelic melodic side of what came out in Israel between 1994/1999ish. Before it became darker and less melodic. There are of course exceptions to this, and there came out some sweet new melodic stuff later, as well as retro compilations with music from the mid 90's that was re-released in the 2000's. What I've enjoyed so far and would like something similar to, is the Goa Vibes series, the Psychedelic Vibes series, the Trance Mix/Trance Mixim series as well as other compilations from Melodia Records. Destination Israel, the compilations on Trust In Trance Records, like Eternal Trance, and the Israel's Psychedelic Trance compilations. What other labels were there focused on these type of releases? I've been going through the review sections covering these years, and it has led to some interesting finds indeed, but it's a bit of a mess as some threads have had very little activity, and the review year sections are by no means focused on a specific country. Perhaps there is some nifty function on discogs to sort/find releases fitting within the narrowness of the criteria that I've defined within this tread? This thread could be of use to those interested in getting more familiar with the style that arose in that era within Israel. My intention is to learn more about how and when some of the hallmark stylistic features came to be, and who one might trace the earliest examples to. For example it has been very interesting listening to Yan-Iv Haviv's early output on: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Trance-Mix-3/release/257184 in order to see if I could discern some antecedent to what later became the signature sound of Astral Projection.
So I'm doing some research into the subject, and it's kind of difficult to find photos from the era nowadays. There used to be great photos on the sites of the artists/groups, but most sites are of course dead by now or updated with the latest stuff. And there was also quite often gear lists. There is one group on facebook that has some old school goa studio photos, but the selection and quality is a bit uneven. And not focused specifically on old school. If anyone has photos from the old maestros studios of yesteryear, it would be much appreciated .There is some on discogs as well, the ones I could find I will add to to this topic. Dimension 5 old studio, from their facebook. Not clear at which members place the studio was located. Gear I spot: Moog Source 2x Korg Prophecy Roland TB-303 Roland MC-202 Roland SH-5 Maybe a Roland JP-8000, very blurry photo hard to tell. Moog Minimoog Soundcraft Spirit Mixing Desk? Some unidentified synthesizers and a rack full of effects, as well as a smaller unidentified mixing desk. Monitors or speakers of unknown brand. Miranda, not sure what studio it is. Looks like a soundcraft spirit mixing desk, photo from discogs. Edi Mis, from facebook group. A Waldorf Rack synth? Some Akai Sampler Roland Juno-106 2x Roland TB-303 Unknown effects units and mixing desk. Cosmosis from facebook group. Clavia Nord Rack Korg Prophecy Unknown effect units and mixing desk