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Guest mkress[at]wbm[dot]de   
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Very nice album! The packaging great, gives it a mysterious, nordic vibe. The

music is very psychedelic and danceable. It is mixture of many different

influences...influences of jazz, disco, funk, mixed together with psychedelic

craziness and technoic element. Best trax IMHO are 1,4,9,11,12! I love how

they mix vocoders and cool funk sample, and twisted out samples and beats,

someitmes combined with dark and sharp bass melodies and sweep, lots of

texture and depth, not minimal shit at all!! You will not get bored easy with

this! The weakest trax are 6-8, but there nothing here that make you want to

turn off your stereo! This is my best buying of the year so far, and I'm

really becoming fan of finnish sound of psy-trance! I give this album a 10/10

for packaging and layout, and a 9/10 for the music and vibes. Highly

recommend!!!!

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Haltya - Forest Flavour

 

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Artist: Haltya

Title: Forest Flavour

Label: Exogenic

Date: 2001

 

Track listing:

 

01. 06'43" Facelift

02. 05'50" Groovymeisseli

03. 06'53" 1979 Flashdance

04. 06'10" Alas Taikavirtaa

05. 05'23" Red-Eye Jed-I

06. 01'03" 1100 ft/s

07. 07'22" Twisturbed Fok'n Manmal

08. 07'01" Tauno (Out Of Phase Edit)

09. 05'33" Dancing Into The Night

10. 06'21" WMCF (Feng Shui Arrangement)

11. 06'13" Happy Haltyan Harvest

12. 05'59" 5'55"

 

Review:

 

Quite good album ... actually a very psychedelic and crazy one (made by

Pelinpala, Outolintu with some help from friends, like Loopus In Fabula) ...

maybe I'm not completely prepared for the Finnish Exogenic crazyness (don't

forget we're talking of an Exogenic release, one of the Faggots label, so

don't expect "conventional" psytrance but a more crazy one, even if that's not

from the Faggotts ;-)) I precise I just received this CD for free, and I

really thank them for that (very nice package BTW !). Anyway, I always do

objective reviews, so this one will remain objective too : First 2 Tracks are

very groovy, really like them (seems they are Part 1 and 2 of a same Track),

particularly Track 2 with such a nice bass & good melodies, but still in a

good psychedelic way, NOT cheesy ! Track 3 is interesting, but not as good as

the previous one. Track 4 is not that good IMHO ? in fact the sound is very

"video-gamish" (I mean old video-games, like Zelda, Super Mario & things like

that, that kind of sound) and I don't think it fits well in psytrance. Track 5

has a very stirring rhythm ? a more psychedelic Track, nearly not melodies

here. Track 6 is a very short one, with very "tswing-zwingy" sounds ... too

short to give an opinion ? that's more an intro to Track 7 than something

else. Track 7 starts with a voluntarily staccato melody (following Track 6),

and voices who seem to come from some tv ad ? very experimental too IMHO.

Track 8 is very strange, seems there's a modified sample of a car engine

starting up ... too technoish for me. Track 9 is certainly the most crazy one

here : woman vocals very saccato too, with a funky style and many psychedelic

effects. More conventional at the end, that I prefer to the beginning. Track

10 is more tribal, groovy and with a discrete beat. Track 11 is a very jazzy

one ? funny to listen to this mix between jazz & psychedelia :-) vibraphone,

claps, muffled light, cocktail, pool , beautiful girl in a red dress (the

"Matrix" one ;-)) ? that kind of atmosphere, in a psychedelic style ... like

it as I don't hate jazz and love psychedelia :-) Track 12 is very different,

groovy, with many stereo effects ... quite psychedelic, but with no crazy

sounds nor usual psytrance instruments ... fresh sounds to finish the travel

into non-conventional psytrance. To conclude I can say that this is a very

original style, didn't hear that before. Not bad sound, except maybe at the

middle of the album, which is really too crazy for me. But the first and last

Tracks are pretty cool, and Track 2 is a real masterpiece ! Rating : 6/10.

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Guest steps_beyond[at]hotmail[dot]com   
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Excellent compilation from Exogenic Rec., very interesting collaborations-

crazyniness and funkiness to the full..oh and brilliant cd cover artwork !!

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Guest Acidhive   
Guest Acidhive

Just listened a couple of tracks from this album, and I must say it's too weird

for me. Besides that, it seems as most of the tracks don't have a structure at

all.

I'll pass on this one, and I won't rate it (people get shocked by my extremely

low grades sometimes)

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mars    139

You know Pelinpala ? This one is the same.

Silly melodies and disordered beats.

To me this album is bad. 4/10.

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Guest SYN   
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This one is much more dance-oriented than Pelinpala-album. Sometimes silly,

sometimes veeeery groovy. Keep your ass moving!

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Guest Red-Eye Jed-I   
Guest Red-Eye Jed-I

Truly,Forest flavour isn't goa trance,that i can tell you.This album is for

people who look for something new,

an album for people with a broader taste...Take a peek into the Finnish Forest.

By the way:the melodies may be silly for some who can't find the different

psychedelia but the beats aren't disordered,that's for sure!

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Guest kinetiko   
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I have to disagree with people that don't like this album. It has new strange

sounds and structures...some might see it as weird but I just think its crazy

stuff from the nordic crews!! Some tracks lack a coherent direction with

loads of really cool but short grooves. Very abstract sounds with a new kind

flavour. Great to see such new and experimental music being explored by our

Scandinavian friends. 9/10 Definite buy!!

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Guest AnothaNewMouse   
Guest AnothaNewMouse

If these guys were dumped in the forest of finland they would go "MAMA HELP"

!!! That´s all. Go Figure..

 

Foorest Flaaavour????? Where??? Not on this album

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Guest SYN   
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This is much more dance-oriented than Pelinpala album. Sometimes silly, but

mostly very grooovy.One thing that annoys me a little is that they seem to

have these trademark sounds they use in several tracks. Bubbly bubbly. Still

well worth checking, and the cover art is EXCELLENT!

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Guest pooppppey[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest pooppppey[at]hotmail[dot]com

Wow! This is something i´d not expect, but reading the info´s on the cd

explains alot. The influences of Pelinpala are heard wide thru the album,

exept that this album is far more funkier and groovier were pelinpala was more

twisted and Creepy. Tghis album is by far one of the most intresting one´s

i´ve heard in a very long time. the psychedelia what it has is realy something

to enjoy in the forest, alone, in the dark, with happy little elves. It´s a

very positive yet not cheesy at all album with some of the funnies sounds and

strange rythms plus sounds from the deep magical nordic mushroom forests.

And the production is realy well done. Wonder were they got those quuuaaak!°!

hoht sounds from.

Finland rocks! the first realy psychedelia package to come out of Finland!

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Guest happy haltyan harvester   
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Haltya is my favourite trance band at the mom. And this cd is the reason why.

the cd consist of multipåle style of music like jazz trance funk beat adn d n

b. it´s such a nice blend of all these but in the dancable way. the cd startrs

of without any foreplay and sinks into the misty deep forest until it takes us

out of the shadows of the trees into the fields of joy! recomend about 400-500

mg of your finest and a few chillums to keep you on track. it´s forest party

time.

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Guest forestflavour[at]hotmail[dot]com   
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I love this shit!!! went to their gig two weeks ago too and it was fab! can´t

wait for them to play at the finnish koneisto electronic festival in turku.

went there last year too and it was realy realy cool and partyyy!!

Finnish tracne music is realy too mad for some people to take, the reason why

people make so mad stuff must be because of the long winters and the

depressing atmosphere here. the scene in finland is not very big, but strong,

we have bads like Haltya, squaremeat, pelinpala texas faggots play live all

the time so its pretty cool. Pelinpala and haltya are from the same studio so

that´s why their sound is realy close. also pelinpala is one guy from haltya.

i thing is somekind of a wu-tang clan of finnish trance or someting?!?!? :)

Take a listen to this cd and you´ll know why it is so loved here in beatiful

forest finland.

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Guest kamakama[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest kamakama[at]hotmail[dot]com

This album is defenitaly god worth. Pelinpala´s superb album on demon tea was

foreplay considered to this groove. Pelinpala´s albumn was more dark and

experimental, this one is defenitely more danceble, i play tracks at every

party! and the people love it : everybody allways asks me : what the hell is

this madness? :) Think i´ll give the Finns a better listen in the future.

Haven´+t liked anything to come out of those parts yet.... most of finnish

music is shit and realy uncreative and bad sounding like the texas fagot album

for instence. This album get´s a 10/10 in music productioin, art and feel!!!!!

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Guest kamakama[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest kamakama[at]hotmail[dot]com

Exogenic has put out a few realy intresting albums lately, but this one is by

far the best of them all artisticly and sound wise. The production is realy

great. i teach audio engeneering in Berlin and i must say that in some parts

even i don´t know who these fellas have pulled it off, must be the finnish

forest or something. Highly recommend this to everybody who wants something

difrenty and fresh! get lost in the forests!

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Guest psyentist   
Guest psyentist

EXOGENIC IS THE SHIT, grat groups and aweasome music.

Pelinpala & Outulinto are great, Loopus in fabula is sick, this cd is a must

for true mind opening psyentists, you just have to experiment and deliver new

sounds and confussion ALL the sounds from exogenic are fabulous The

Faggot's,Squaremeat, We need more albums from them. This CD is better in some

ways to pelinpala's more stompers here and more breakthrough experimental

distorters in pelinpalas, but this album is more evolved and much more

danceable for some, I wish that they would do an album with combined floor

killers each one infiltrated with funkadelic raw and hard jazz all the way

through. EXCELLENT TOP NOTCH PSY!!!

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Guest FinnHawk   
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TRANSLATION of some of the track names: 2 == the finnish word for screwdriver

is RUUVIMEISSELI. The first party, RUUVI is pronounced like the ROOVY in

GROOVY, hence the name GROOVYMEISSELI ("GRUUVIMEISSELI"). 4 == Alas

Taikavirtaa can be loosely translated as "Down the Magic Stream". 8 == Tauno

is a man's name. I guess that's about it. The rest are self explanatory.

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Guest -Suamipoeka-   
Guest -Suamipoeka-

Hmm.. I only have one thing to say: "In Finland we have this thing called

Reilu Meininki.." Buah, this cd is sooo weirdoalienpsykofunkoroknrollah.. and

I love it..!!!

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Guest paulklein[at]sima.edu[dot]uk   
Guest paulklein[at]sima.edu[dot]uk

have you heard about the teaxs fagott´s? this is like 10000000 times beter

produced funkier deeper with more meaning and like lot´s more efx and all the

psy you can eat!!!! i neve like fin tracne before but this is realy a 10 out

of 10 package! the music is the weirdest and the art is the best i´ve ever

seen on any album before ( bi am serrious!!) i heard that these fellows are

also doing nice work down in australia with other ppl and releasing under

stupid twistedf names that nobody know. Also Pelinpla´s album is one of my

favourites! look out for more sickness!!!

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Guest isranasa[at]freemail[dot]com   
Guest isranasa[at]freemail[dot]com

!

huh!

What!

Never heard this before=? hmmm... pause. error. hmm. ... i first thought that

this is completely shit and real shit i mean, but after i listen it to musch

and i must say it was not in the sma way was not the only part. This realy

kicks in after a while you understand that in way it si the only album i realy

like after listening all over again and all over again. !! it mad me hear all

these voices...

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Guest rx7style   
Guest rx7style

This album just blew me away. Very cool melodies, everything is arranged very

well -- as per Feng Shui! I thought it was a little too busy sometimes in a

few of the tracks... the layers became a bit too numerous in tracks like 1979

Flashdance and WMCF, because the melodies were pretty complex, and having too

many of them kind of spoils the simplicity I sometimes enjoy. I can say

however that this is a very funky, well thought out album with a lot of soul.

It's exactly what the psychedelic scene needs to get it out of the DREADFUL

minimal garbage trench it's been hanging around for a while. Crank this album

up, and let it blow your mind. 8/10 for this innovative album.

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Guest HaPPoHALTyA   
Guest HaPPoHALTyA

Now this is what they call this CD in Finland..GROOVYTAMPPII!! Groovymeisseli

is the track,that kicks ass!!

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Guest ralih[at]hongkong[dot]com   
Guest ralih[at]hongkong[dot]com

Ah man this is some nice shit :)

I mean these guys are not afraid to play around with the music. I really love

the funky and ajzzy influences they've got too.. basicly really good, groovy,

psychedelic and very funny music. .:)

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Guest Jonny-Jukebox   
Guest Jonny-Jukebox

This record is greatly odd, all tracks are very good...if you like crazy music

then buy this record.

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Guest BlueSpectralMonkey   
Guest BlueSpectralMonkey

you know it when youre hearing the elves chatter come from between the air

molecules swirling around you as you freakout dancing, and chasing all those

thoughts about how your psy is supposed to sound. let go and learn the tweak.

it is understandable, allt he cold darkness up there in the fjords and such,

i would make crazier music too. but, i cant really listen to it the whole way

thru anymore, gets to driving me batty... but it does have some winners for

sure. ill be sure to play this whenever the party gets too serious...

zangroobulous numinosity spontificates and warbululation.

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