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  • 2 weeks later...

I think that it's very complex in many ways... but there are also downsides like boring and bad-quality percussion..

 

I don't also think that all tracks are equal. I like Alcyone the best and Asterope is really good too, other tracks are slightly 'worse' and TBH I don't dig Taygeta, Merope and Caleano much...

 

But the originality and harmonic quality of this release is not to be underestimated! It is one of the landmarks in the scene.. Released in it's 'golden era' (1997 is THE year in psytrance IMO) and even if I really like only half of the album I still think it's one of the best releases.. And Alcyone is one of the best trance tracks for me.

 

So all in all I'd give it about 8 in my subjective view. (And I have become very critical lately :P)

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I think that it's very complex in many ways... but there are also downsides like boring and bad-quality percussion..

 

I don't also think that all tracks are equal. I like Alcyone the best and Asterope is really good too, other tracks are slightly 'worse' and TBH I don't dig Taygeta, Merope and Caleano much...

 

But the originality and harmonic quality of this release is not to be underestimated! It is one of the landmarks in the scene.. Released in it's 'golden era' (1997 is THE year in psytrance IMO) and even if I really like only half of the album I still think it's one of the best releases.. And Alcyone is one of the best trance tracks for me.

 

So all in all I'd give it about 8 in my subjective view. (And I have become very critical lately :P)

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The long portamento settings on the synths in some tracks are really bad, the tracks that havn´t this portamento settings are awesome but i miss the track zero -?- on this album.

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whatcha talking about?

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Do you not know the pleiadians track zeroway or zero vector or something else, it is on goa roume 1

 

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i mean this track Zeta Reticuli (This track has the same high level like hallucinogen - L.S.D.), and instead electra they better had add jungle trax on this album.

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Does anybody find the Pleiadians' Family of Light album really dull?

 

I recently bought it expecting something similar to IFO but was severely disappointed. To my ears it sounds thin, flat and lacklustre. The sounds used on any given track are too similar, there's just not enough tonal seperation between the main instruments, the background instruments, the swirls, the bleeps and the hi hats. It's as if every sound was developed within a very narrow frequency.

 

Very tedious.

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is zeta retaculi a remix and if yes can you tell me who created the original? That track has blwon me away as i listen it the first time.

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The only version of Zeta Reticuli I know of is the Lazy Spiral Remix which was produced by the original Pleiadians team (M Lanfranconi, M Begotti, A Rizzo and C Paterno).
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The only version of Zeta Reticuli I know of is the Lazy Spiral Remix which was produced by the original Pleiadians team (M Lanfranconi, M Begotti, A Rizzo and C Paterno).

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Wow, just heard a sample of Zeta Reticuli for the first time, at the link below. Great stuff! I wish they kept making music like this!

 

Update: Youtube is your friend.

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The only version of Zeta Reticuli I know of is the Lazy Spiral Remix which was produced by the original Pleiadians team (M Lanfranconi, M Begotti, A Rizzo and C Paterno).

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there is also "original" version of this on pleiadians EP on flying rhino, it sounds different and way ahead of its time -_-
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Does anybody find the Pleiadians' Family of Light album really dull?

 

I recently bought it expecting something similar to IFO but was severely disappointed. To my ears it sounds thin, flat and lacklustre. The sounds used on any given track are too similar, there's just not enough tonal seperation between the main instruments, the background instruments, the swirls, the bleeps and the hi hats. It's as if every sound was developed within a very narrow frequency.

 

Very tedious.

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i find it boring and unfisnished too, sounds too flat and un-inspiring, the only ones that imo are good are "meter", "modulation" and also not too bad is "moon in your window", i really dont see anything special about "headsping" - too "wannabee", i mean - it sure sounds like attemp to create energetic track but its too simple and with boring sounds etc.
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IFO is a classic. 4 of the tracks are extremely good (1,2,5,6). The only thing it misses is some emotional sparkle, which only the track "Asterope" manages to create. The last track is ambient/chillout and not as well excecuted as the others. These guys need to rely on the energy of the pulsating beat to create something exciting. Nevertheless, the 4 fantastic tracks make up for the last track.

 

8/10

 

EDIT: I've changed my mind. Tracks 3 & 4 are not as obviously melodic as the ones i referred to as "extremely good". I now consider all tracks "extremely good" except the last one. So my new rating for this album is:

 

9/10

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This album has attained almost mythical proportions. A timeless classic that is also a great album, the best Etnica/Pleiadians/Crop Circles album, the most psychedelic full-on album from the golden Goa era etc. So, is the album really this good?

 

Yes. In fact this is probably the best example of a hyped album that lives up to the hype. While always debatable how much an album is worth, when the album arrives in your mailbox, chances are you won't be disappointed. Besides being the happy owner of a timeless piece of plastic.

 

Closing in on its' ten years anniversary it still stands unrivalled. Filteria has given it a challenge in terms of layers, the amount of melodies and climaxes in a track (!!), and, obviously, the production. Still, it's in a class of its own. One may argue Koxbox' Forever After (from the year before) or Dragon Tales (same year) are equally amazing, but where I find I enjoy these most when I am in the mood for them, I.F.O. never fails. I must have listened to the spot in Alcyone 3:55 a thousand times and I'm still not tired of it ...

 

Nuff said. Italy, take a bow!

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I like this album but I feel that I never really got into it. I prefered FOL a lot more. The music here is definately good but I think it needs a special time to fully appreciate it! Not happened yet!

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...random steps to enlightenment...

 

Str8 Outta Comtpon : Hip-Hop = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Pele : Soccer = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Valentino Rossi : MotoGP = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Federico Fellini : Movie = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

The Joshua Tree : Rock 'n' Roll = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Aristotle : Philosophy = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Tiger Woods : Golf = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

iPod : MP3 Player = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Alcatraz : Correctional Facilities = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Michael Schumacher : Formula 1 = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Jenna Jameson : Pornography = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Dante Alighieri : Literature = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Michael Jordan : NBA = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Al Capone : Organized Crime = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Detroit : Techno = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Bosch : Power Tools = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

Louis Armstrong : Jazz = Identified Flying Object : Goa Trance

 

You must have gotten the point by now.

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sounds used are always hard , but rarely harsh.

How I love this style.

This is balance. Almost perfect balance.

You dream and you move. At the same time, you get

trip and adrenaline.

 

What a production. It seems simple in the beginning, then

every listening reveals unnoticed touches of style .

Where did that layer come from ? it wasn' t here in the

previous 20 listenings ... amazing

 

yes yes yes home listenings and dancefloor united

together in a whole flow of beating dreams

 

Rate : :wub:

 

p.s. Rino, your reviews are really interesting.

I'm learning a lot about goa scene from your

deepenings . Thank you.

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p.s. Rino, your reviews are really interesting.

I'm learning a lot about goa scene from your

deepenings . Thank you.

Jesus... You have no idea how much I appreciate when somebody writes this. Seriously... Thanx, stay tuned, there will always be more coming! ;)
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