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Guest binke[at]binke[dot]org   
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I really dig Reefer Decree, I think they are very groovey guys!

 

Love,

Nathan

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i'd been meaning to write a review of this cd for a long time, but i was never

in the mood to give the it a good, attentive listen when i had free time. but

now i am, so here goes. funky, quirky, clever, playful. goofy psychedelic

sounds and upbeat percussion maintain a pleasant mood and help you ride the

groove. track 1 starts out nicely with a moody, ambientish intro and switches

nicely into a punchy, rough, staccato rhythm with a little attitude. track 2

mixes lively rhythmics with a distorted perky melody and weird, eerie psy

sounds. track 3 features musical sounds that remind me of a campy sci-fi tv

show - early star trek or something. this song definitely creates an

atmosphere...when i listen to it, it seems like i'm in an alien disco on acid

in a marvin the martian cartoon. track 4 brings the funk...a fat, groovy

bassline accompanies cartoon and animal sound effects and a cute, peppy

melody. track five is spooky, hollow and claustrophobic, but in a playful

sort of way. it's just crazy, basically. then the driving, pulsing sixth

track storms in. i guess that's why they call it pulse train, huh? :) sounds

like spirallianz lite, but of course infected with reefer decree's cartoony

madness. track 7 starts out a little slow but soon turns mesmerising, with a

quirky distorted melody in a minor key and well-timed sound effects layered

over solid bass. and finally we have time drop, an apt chill-out piece. a

soft, twinkling melody plays in the background over the main, slower one.

relaxing indeed. well in case you couldn't tell, i like this album. i

recommend it to anyone (except grumpy nostalgic goa heads) and if you head

over to chaosexistence.com they have some CD copies available for twelve

bucks. it's a shame some people don't just try to enjoy music instead of

going through their checklist and making sure it meets all their expectations.

7/10, get it and enjoy.

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The best album of the year!!!! just vana thank Igoga for putin' so many god

records...never heard any bad yet...For all your psy trance lovers

PEACE"!!!..... And to all ju minimalistic haters who think you can jude other

peopels tast in music FUCK OFF!!!!

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Guest dj_mind_blow[at]hotmail[dot]com   
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After buyed my first Minimal Goa CD(The New Son Kite CD) minimal have been a

part of my life

before i listened to Infected Mushrooms , AP , MWNN.

 

Now i simply love Minimal Goa cuzz the bass lines and the sounds , done in

right timing makes hell nice melody and for those who keep saying PSY SHIT and

so on. Try buy THIS CD(Reefer Decree) and put it on and hear all the and

sudenly u will understand it cuzz THIS CD IS FUCKING NICE

 

BTW Animal Planet ROCKS

 

its nice to see a little Contry like Denmark know who to make NICE music.

 

BUY IT and to all the ANTI Minimal folks out there.

If u hate it so much why u even wasting ya time listen to it ???

 

Peace

A Happy GoA Loving DANE!!!!!!

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Guest djpsylentknight[at]hotmail[dot]c   
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I just started listing to this album, and at first I didn't know what to expect

going from all the reviews here. I'm into a lot of night music and mostly the

dark and full-on stuff. Any way I shoved the CD in to the player and I was

pleasently suprised!!! Some very bouncey outdoor bush doof in the forest style

music!! Really top stuff. This is not minimal at all in my book. Good bass and

grooves that would go down very well either at an outddor party or at home.

All tracks are very good!!! My favourite though I think at the moment is Track

2 - Percaution. Very nice. If you've been to a true bush doof and love the

outdoor party scene then I believe you should like this album a lot. Very nice

bouncy psychedelic outdoor sounds to make you move and bop you head and arms

around. Lot's of stomping around the dance floor and your livingroom as well.

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Guest kadafi   
Guest kadafi

Open your ears psy-people, then you will see! This album is so good! For me

it's like the proof that minimal can be sooooo good... It brings you in

atmospheres that differ completely from what goa-trance brings you in, I can't

deny that... Buy this and put it on loud, when you're still sober; IT WORKS

LIKE E's!!!

favorites: 4!,1!,3(has sth. Hux-Fluxy),8

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Guest kimutzu[at]hotmail[dot]com

I LOVE YOUR ALBUM!!! And you made the roof lift at Vega for a few month ago

together with S-Range... It´s one of the BEST album this year, believe me....

LOVE Kimeta :)

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Guest mindgames_hq[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest mindgames_hq[at]hotmail[dot]com

i absolutely adore this album! So playful and creative. If you're thinking of

buying this album, please ignore all the fluoro-fascist ignorant gimps and

their fundamentalist diatribes above. This music is not minimal at all! It has

everything--great percussion, wonderful strange noises, driving basslines, the

occasional melody thrown in there. This is maximal trance. To me GMS and

Absolum are what I would call minimal; i.e., minimal ideas and minimal

progression. same-old, same-old. Or we really want to be precise and label

thiings "minimal", paste is what i would call minimal psy-techno. but this?

hell no! The production level is also very high. such big basses that make you

bounce around like a loon. open your minds, drop your expectations, take that

wax out of your ears, and turn up the volume. Reefer Decree ROCKS!!

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Guest AMP   
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First there are minimal and minimal, certainly this is not all minimal and

anyone with a little knowledge in music wouldnt crucify this album on the

first glance, just for the style of for the name.

The actually happen to produce a really elaborate sound, with lods of psy

sounds crossing your ears if you are open to them. Try listening it with your

headphones and you will see. Anyone, of course this is not Astral Projection

or Infected Mushroom style, not even close, this is a different one, but that

does not mean it is worse, but different, and thats the amazing thing of

trance, you dont need to be limited to one style only, enjoy the good work out

there, listen with your ears, and not with other parts of your body.

This is as far from Techno as the rest of trance, I dont know why people still

make this useless comparisons, since they add nothing to anything. Trance as a

lot of influences from techno, it is normal, but that doesnt mean it is techno

or even close.

Enjoy life, dont be so critical.

 

Serve. Love. Give. Meditate. Purify. Realize.

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Guest Lifeform   
Guest Lifeform

I dont like minimal that much... But this album rocks! Maybe my dislike for

minimal will parish after listening to this as a whole?

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anybody who made it to the chichime party on 7th december in london for the

live reefer decree set will realise how incredible these guys are. they blew

the roof off. i couldn't put it in the minimalist or psy category. they're on

their own, way ahead of the rest. this is real trance for real trance lovers.

step aside the rest cos this shits as good as it gets. nice one guys!

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maia    0

Hey this is cool. It's kind of spacy and groovy. And I don't ususally listen to

minimal trance. But I am kind of worried anyway...I think that the whole

trance scene has become darker and harsher in some ways, there are a lot of

people coming to the parties that have no idea about the values that this

community of trance lovers was founded on. I'm waiting for someone to bring

the light back in....

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Guest purplefractaloctopus[at]hotmail[   
Guest purplefractaloctopus[at]hotmail[

well im pretty zooted, so its like fading in and out of my dreamstates, certain

noises are from heaven, funky and dancing naked in the house. other times the

damn hihat doesnt fluctuate and sometimes it reminds me to much of everything

else. but its got some chillom rockers. aye, ella fitzgerald is psychedelic

if youre on 2ct7, and so is minimal just like full on or what? can someone

explain why everyone writes stupid shit instead of creative experiential

reviews. gawd.

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Guest el es dee   
Guest el es dee

Very Great album... very psychedellic but i would consider this to be more

"stonerdellic". it just has a stoned kinda sound to it. 9/10

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Guest Master[at]goatrance[dot]net   
Guest Master[at]goatrance[dot]net

Fuldstænding for giftigt.......This album totally kicks ass.

Keep up the good work guys

Peace

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Guest finnimeter[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest finnimeter[at]hotmail[dot]com

just mood music. Often heard songs...asked for it...what is it,woooh, that

rules? Reefer Deecre I got said! just good music*SHALOM*

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Guest aquamental[at]hotmail[dot]com   
Guest aquamental[at]hotmail[dot]com

I agree with Maïa... there's too little light in the both psytrance and

progressive house scene nowadays. The music can be wonderful, brilliant (like

Midi Miliz - Restore my Soul or John Creamer & Stephane K - I love you), but

it lacks smile, lightness, relaxation, the feeling that you can melt into

music. It keeps you very tense...you can feel it in your body when you're

listening. And when the song is over you feel relieved, amazed, even happy,

but not during the song. It's so much harder to create light atmosphere

without sounding stupid or cheesy just as in the movies the hardest thing to

do is comedy...so many dark, claustrophobic, even sad films are made that are

excellent, that affect you greatly, but how many wonderful comedies you

remember that are not silly and rely on cheap humor... We are all spiritual

beings of light... let's not fall into the shadows... Love and compassion to

everybody, especially to Reefer Decree and Ticon for bringing smile to my

face, and these ecstatic shivers through my body...

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Guest Diepeveen   
Guest Diepeveen

I really love this album, and i do not understand why this is categorised as

minimal... It's dark trance, yes, but not minimal! Every track is god damn

trippy, and the whole cd is just so funky that i'm almost dancing right now! -

9/10

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seraph    14

Pretty poor release actually....It has some great sounds, nice basslines and

stunning production, but that's about all...No melodie, no psychedelia, no

dementia, just an empty songs with ocassional good surprises...I don't get

why everyone are raving about this album, it is just plain average to

me....6/10

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Lemmiwinks    35

Let me start with the last track - Time Drop... which is BRILLIANT!!! One of my

very top ambient tracks!! I don't know why, but it reminds me Eternal

Basement's - Woy (which is another one of my top ambient tracks...). As for

the rest... well, I don't know, maybe I've been so much in contact with

minimal psy that it started to grow on me or maybe this guy actually makes

stuff better than the rest, I really could not tell, but I found the album

listenable and even enjoyable which for the minimal hater that I am (was...)

is a pretty high compliment. 8/10 (10/10 for the last track!!)

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Guest Dr G   
Guest Dr G

It surprises me that Son Kite, Ticon and many others get highlighted on this

website, whilst Reefer Decree do not. I am not trying to knock Son Kite, but

to my ears Reefer Decree, and their off-shoots like Oryx, are the absolute

best of the minimal Scando trance acts - these guys have got serious soul and

the best melodic bass lines in the business. Just listen to "It Did" for

instance, and tell me that it doesn't have a knee-curdling joy-inducing bass

line. Bass is not all they have though, lots of crisp background subtle

atmosphere is on offer too. Really fantastic stuff, intelligent in a way that

much minimal is not. 9/10 ~*~

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Perception    0

reefer dercree absolutely rocked when this album was released :D

the bassline is so original and typical reefer dercree

very motivating

progressive with balls B)

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Sideffect...    12

Reefer decree - Sound frames (2001)

 

This album is still in my top 5 of best progressive releases.

There is one thing that makes reefer decree unique and that his base/kick.

Motivated and even somehow happy. This album keeps me busy all the time.

The "horn" sound they use to pause and carry on with the baseline is revealing.

They always use many psychedelic sounds and tiny melodies.

It's not warm progressive but strong, tuff and variated.

 

Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Reefer-Decree-Sound-Frames/master/45232

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