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Posted 21 October 2000 - 11:00 AM

V/A - Forever Psychedelic

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Artist: Various
Title: Forever Psychedelic
Label: Matsuri
Date: 1998

Track listing:

01. 07'02" Digitalis : Telepresence
02. 08'40" XIS : Shadows And Flashes
03. 08'17" Space Cat : Space Cats
04. 09'10" Prana : Kollage
05. 07'05" Freeman Vs Liquid Metal : Liquid Noise
06. 08'20" Quirk : Dark Matter
07. 06'30" Deflo : Naked
08. 05'00" Scare Electric : Grind
09. 08'08" Dendron : Sun God


Very Psychedelic release from Matsuri...with very famous artists...
This comp is pretty dark with plenty of acid sounds...Best track for me is
"Quirk - Dark Matter"...it's stompin' track with dark (ofcourse) atmosphere,
and it's very wierd...but i like it...Grade for this comp should be 6.5/10

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Posted 21 October 2000 - 11:00 AM

This compilation is definatly Acid...
stomping tracks everywhere.... most of the tracks rock..
nice one

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Posted 22 October 2000 - 11:00 AM


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Posted 23 October 2000 - 11:00 AM

1,2,3: nice. 4,5,6: waste of plastic. 7,8,9: nice again. My favourites
are Shadows And Flashes and Sun God. 8/10.

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Posted 23 October 2000 - 11:00 AM

solid compilation best by far is the amazingly hipnotic space
cats track: "space cats".

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Posted 25 October 2000 - 11:00 AM

A diverse And stimulating selection
of psychedelia... you've got
Digitalis, doing his atmospheric
thang, XIS, with a track that
re-defines "killer", the Israeli
cyber-trance sounds of Space Cat
and Freeman Vs Liquid Metal, the
shifting grooves of Prana to keep
us on our toes, Quirk with the
best track they ever did, and
three (!) awesome breakbeat
numbers, all very different in
sound And execution. What an album.
This is Matsuri's finest hour,
buy it. 9.5/10

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Posted 11 July 2001 - 11:00 AM

scary psychedelic vision or beautiful medly of music? Can't it be both? It is so.

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Posted 23 October 2001 - 11:00 AM

Matsuris best release, XIS, space cat & Quirk tracks are all time classic
killers! Dendron tne is very beutiful, if u can stil find it buy it is an all
time classic, 9/10

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Posted 18 June 2002 - 11:00 AM

Very good psychedelic release from Matsuri...Good choice of songs and some very
stomping, massive songs...Best on compilation : TELEPRESENCE, SHADOWS AND

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:50 PM



Artist: Various

Title: Forever Psychedelic

Label: Matsuri

Date: April, 1998



01. 07'02" Digitalis : Telepresence
02. 08'40" XIS : Shadows And Flashes
03. 08'17" Space Cat : Space Cats
04. 09'10" Prana : Kollage
05. 07'05" Freeman Vs Liquid Metal : Liquid Noise
06. 08'20" Quirk : Dark Matter
07. 06'30" Deflo : Naked
08. 05'00" Scare Electric : Grind
09. 08'08" Dendron : Sun God





Jeez...smells like something died in here.


The question with releases by Matsuri after the golden age of goa was always which Matsuri was going to be represented?  As a label they were a bit up and down.


Shadows and Flashes had shadows and flashes of a good psytrance/goa hybrid.  Missed it by that much.


Space Cats had potential.  True, a lot of it went unrealized.


Kollage could be one of Prana's weakest efforts.  Throwing noises together doesn't make it psychedelic.  Stop f*cking around with Boundless and someone please update this one.


Liquid Noise had it's moments, but wasn't very coherent.  Just kind of a aural regurgitation.


Dark Matter see Liquid Noise.  And anything else by Quirk.


Deflo's track Naked makes me want to tell it to put it's clothes back on.  Noisy mess.


Scare Electric is more raw breakbeat and I cannot get enough of that funky percussion!  Not to mention some saucy turntablism.    Funky like hockey gear that hasn't been washed.


Sun-God is breakbeat juicy, but not very varied.  The first few minutes are great, but after that I'm lookin' at my watch wondering if Dendron went for a smoke break.


I look at it like this.  If you wouldn't want to put any of the tracks on a mix tape, then you probably aren't really that in love with them.  IMHO I don't believe these tracks have any staying power.  So yeah...I would say this was an example of down.  But it's different and sometimes that can be a good thing depending on your mood.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:18 AM

Matsuri shows us why psychedelic trance is so named. Some tracks here, like Kollage or Naked, are more on the psychedelic side, playfully arranged and stuffed full of weird noises. Some, like Space Cats or Sun God, are more trancy and gradually elaborate on a theme. The album has a futuristic feel, suggestive of cyberpunk SF, and some tracks could even be called industrial with their dark techno-dystopian vibe. Everything sparkles with crystal clear production, and the mastering lets the music breathe without lacking in punch.


IMHO, this is what a compilation album ought to be. It's far from homogenous -- no two tracks are alike -- but the atmosphere is consistent and the journey is more than the sum of its individual steps. Unlike most VAs, it works as an album. I bought this in 1998 and still listen to it on a regular basis; anyone looking for the true 'psychedelic trance' should have this in their collection.

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