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Endangered specie under review here. To give some impression what it sounds

like: the heavily orchestrated -Skanda'sTail- brings back memories of Doof's

ultrafine LetsTurnOn album and -Mezmorized- and -Telementery- could be 2

missing tracks from Pleiadians' near-godlike IFO album. So this could eighter

fall under the category "half a decade too late" or "the Goa Empire strikes

back'. Given the excellent compositions, the rich and colorful synths and

simply the overall kickass level, I would say this is a pretty convincing

album, even by todays standards. That -Parasite- also has the effect of

faitfully resurrecting a fluoro party on Goa Beach is nothing more than a big

plus. 9/10.

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Fractal Glider - Parasite

 

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Artist: Fractal Glider

Title: Parasite

Label: BooM!

Date: 2002

 

Track listing:

 

01. Skanda's Tail

02. Mezmorized

03. Telementery

04. Karmic Implications

05. Language Of Silence

06. Raspy Honks

07. Colonization

08. Witch Doctor

09. Earth Tremors

 

Review:

 

Finally Paul McCosh releases a full length album after his music has been

twirling around the Internet for years. His 'first' release Fraud was kinda

dissapointing and badly produced, but I liked their last songs ( the song I

have under the name of Witch Doctor, I'll get back to that subject later on).

At my first listen in the shop I must say it kinda dissapointed me, it seemed

too messy and too much breakz were involved. As I had the same thing listening

to Psysex at first, I bought it anyway and boy am I glad. For those of you who

MUST know the style of this music, it's full-on a bit more on the melodic(

even oldschoolish) side and dancefloor orientated. The first thing that had

caught my eye was the weird tracklisting. I have track 4 on the cd ( Karmic

Implications) on mp3 as Witch Doctor and I think it was released on a

compilation under that name too. If you listen to track 6 though ( on the cd,

Raspy Honks)you can hear a voice sample going 'karmic implications'. I'm kinda

puzzled which track is which... Anyway, lets stick to the listing of the

tracks.

Skanda's Tail is a nice uplifting song, definitely one of my favourites. This

is a nice morning song with some strings and vox ( nice to hear that come

back). This is promising...

Mezmorized has a penetrating melody which sticks in your head all day, good

bleeps and boinks and creative. I like these sorta basslines...

Telementery is a great track though I don't like the last break, he ruins his

lead here.

Karmic Implications is a real stormer, the real full-on style. This will get me

up dancing no matter what. Language of Silence is kinda slower than the

previous track and has a really cool build-up ( another favorite), I think

this will be my favourite in time. It's also a kinda morningtrance song, this

is a treat! Raspy Honks is funny on the dancefloor ( cheezy samples), but

nothing I'd listen to TOO much, weakest track. Colonization, well, I'm not

even gonna say it, another splendid track! Witch Doctor is a more oldschoolish

sound in a new jacket, this is slowly getting to me, its kinda dark.. again a

great bassline

Earth Tremors is the second weakest track here, I really don't think Paul

should try and do ambient... He has a weak bassdrum in it just like in

Etnica-Equator track. Something I do not like ( asura does it in some tracks

as well). I'd give a steady 8.5/10 for this one...

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las22    0

number 1 and number two and number 8 and other stuff

 

very

very

weird !!

 

some old goa with new groove :)

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Jeto    0

This is some older infleunced stuff, however works great on the dancefloors,

Killer stuff.. keep the good work BOOM!

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Guest El Hongo Loco   
Guest El Hongo Loco

WOOOOoooooOOOOooOOO this stuff somehow reminds me of Infected Mushroom.. Some

tracks do... somehow... Wow!! "Mezmorized" for the people... peace

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Guest cummas   
Guest cummas

Paul has been very busy lately and will reap the rewards with this superb

album. Great production, wicked basslines and funky melodies, yet still put

together with the intention of a good old fashioned stompfest. As an ozzie it

is great to see him release a new album, and it will only be a matter of time

before the awards flow in. Get it now, you will not get off the dance floor.

9/10.

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Guest Defbydelta...   
Guest Defbydelta...

this sounds very good, like this style much..

my rating: 8,5/10

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Guest ganjamies[at]excite[dot]com   
Guest ganjamies[at]excite[dot]com

PURE SHIT!!

PURE FUCKING SHIT!!

Im just kidding this one is really awesome album!!!!!!!

PGM

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Guest boom[at]boomrecords[dot]com   
Guest boom[at]boomrecords[dot]com

Hello All !

 

Thanks for the feedback and positivity from you all =)

We have heard far too many complaints recently about psy music losing its

spirit, so this is indeed Goa strikes back hehehe. I have had much fun and

success playing these trax around the globe, hope you folks have the same

experience.

Sadly, there was a Major Problem in Australia with the track listing =(( We

were too late to recall the cds, so we will try and improve on this for the

repress.

 

We were however in time to recall the LPs, and have had all new covers made

with the correct tracklistings for you vinyl freaks, although this has caused

a slight delay ..

 

Stay psychedelic,

 

 

booms,

 

 

 

Matt (Label manager)

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Guest 10/10   
Guest 10/10

Amazing stuff! The new King of Psy-Trance has born! Awesome music with

hi-energy sounds and groove... We salute you Paul McCosh -=KING OF PSY=-

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Guest fractalglider[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest fractalglider[at]hotmail[dot]com

Hi all, thanks very much for all your reviews. It has taken me a while to put

this album together. (It's hard from my side of the world) I'm quite happy

with it & keen to see how it goes around the world. It is rather an old school

sound as far as trance goes, but I can't stand music that bores me! The

correct track listing will be printed on www.fractalglider.com

shortly.......Booms, Frac.

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Guest [Anonymous]

wow !! after hearing fractal bomb australian dance floors over the years,we

finally get a little bit of fractal to take home.with tracks witch

doctor,telementary and colonization all being my favorite.this welloverdue

release will put smiles on the faces of lovers of hard goa psy !!

anyone lucky enough to catch on of this guys live set will be testament to that.

nice work fractal glider,you are helping in putting aussie producers at the

forefront of the global scene.

10/10 .

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Guest Finnish Psy [at] 2002   
Guest Finnish Psy [at] 2002

Paul, thanks for giving us hope to hear REAL psy-trance after so much boring

minimalist shit! Keep it going on! Greetings to all koala 'goa-la' lovers...

Telementery yours,

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Guest mk-11   
Guest mk-11

haven't heard the album yet but

have enjoyed the outdoor sets leading up

to this release.....these tracks breath outdoors

those spine chilling frequencies travel 4 miles....

keep making my eardrums bleeding fractal....

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Guest Trancer   
Guest Trancer

This is very very good..i simply love the way the tracks builds...and i am very

happy to see that the whole scene is not just a bunch of techno cowboys..the

best track is Raspy Honks..LOVEit!!! 9/10

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Guest Brainstorm   
Guest Brainstorm

This album has to be best release for a long time!! JUST AWESOME STUFF! This

doesnt bore me like SO many others do these days. Every track is good upon

this great masterpiece. I´ll rate this 9.5/10

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Guest sudh1r   
Guest sudh1r

weeeeee finally a good full-on release!!! who needs minimalism when this kind

of music is realeased?!!!

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Guest Afghanfan   
Guest Afghanfan

I have had this album for a few days and it hasn't stopped playing. It's one

of those releases that each time you put on you hear something new. And I

haven't heard it on any hallucigenics - yet... Gotta get some LP's for the

local dj hehe. OZ has an awsome sound coming out of it!!!!

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alpha    0

just got this one and i'm very happy i bought it.. good to hear some new

melodic stuff for a change! 9/10

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Guest [Anonymous]   
Guest [Anonymous]

Amazing stuff !!

Pure full on goa spirit

Raspy honks = 15/10 hehe

Powerful,Psychedelic & Colourful, very similar to Tim Schuldt, damn refreshin &

upliftin, Peace !

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Guest AtomikElf   
Guest AtomikElf

full on delicious psytunes that's full of flavour, this is gonna be a classic!!

10/10 for sure ;)

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Guest Lifeform   
Guest Lifeform

Excellent album... Kinda brings you back to the good ol' days doesn't it? 9/10

Well done Paul, nice to see you on the boards too.

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Guest theeketel[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest theeketel[at]hotmail[dot]com

some of my friends thought they were really losing it when they heard the

mission impossible theme...

bloody marvelous keep it up!

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Guest mikko.lahti[at]kolumbus[dot]fi   
Guest mikko.lahti[at]kolumbus[dot]fi

OH MY GOD! This has really become my favourite album! (I didn´t believe it

could be possible anymore) I can´t believe my ears and how someone can create

such great music like this. Every track is SO GOOD!

I must give this 604/10

It gives me the purest euphory when I listen this album...

WOW. :)

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