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AstralSphinx    119

Just went back in time and listened to this album. I had somewhat neglected it back in the day. Listening to it now, makes it very obvious, that my initial scepticism was somewhat unmerited. The first track ”Have a nice day” is really cool. I like how scaled back everything is, so that your mind effortlessly register all the layers. This track manages to convey a very nostalgic sentiment. And the bassline is so playful, together with the soft bouncy kick drum. It is no doubt a track utilitizing every trick of the trade. The vibe is definately that of bitter-sweet melancholy. Perhaps the joy of remembering good times gone by.

I’m quite suprised by the structure of the second track on the album. As it has some of the stylistic features that would later on become hallmarks of the dark-psy genre. The galloping bassline in particular, and also the blippy synthesized snare sound, which I think Xenomorph was first with in psy-trance. It’s probably a trick carried over from the 80’s and early 90s industrial/synth music. The pads in ”Feel like G-O-D new version” are beautiful! Futuristic nostalgia. Overall really impressed with how modern the production sounds. And how pertinent the album feels, in this day and age. It stands as a testiment to the very high production standards within this genre at the time. MFG was definitely part of a sonic vanguard.

 

 

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Trance2MoveU    410

Still a great album that differs from their holy trinity.  Dark, psychedelic, and finishes very strongly.

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Multi-Media    23

Welcome to fuckin Wonderland untill you reach the Dark Waters.... need one say more ?

Well over the half of these tracks are classics imho. It is also the best from this artist. The 1st one is now to "classic goa" for me and sounds thin, 2nd one way better, 3rd one also a classic but suffers from bad production, 4th one (=this) has one of the best productions - especially when it comes to the low end. And the kick is not thin like in our modern psy days (but why can not newer producers not at least try their best to come close to this work here?). This is a BASSline album too ! The 5th one I needed to re-listen but remember it did not grab me much

Dark Waters has samples from "A Thin Red Line" which also shows these guys have a good taste in movies :) This track just does not age at all it seems ... AND when an artist can afford to end an album with "The Message" where others would put their weaker tracks I guess. But yes, the critics may be right, that some songs are a bit too long before the main part(s) arrive

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