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All you people who automatically call a melody cheezy if it

doesn't sound dark or extremely psychedelic are just very, very limited in

your thinking. Also all the people who have some limiting bias as to what

psytrance is, or can be, are really only limiting themselves. If it had been

up to people like you psytrance wouldn't even exist because you would have

been too afraid to move out of your little bubble and experiment with

different sounds from different sources. The part of psytrance that refuses

to reference outside of it's own previously established style will stagnate

and die. The part that is willing to ignore boundries will continue to evolve

and will survive. That is not to say that the older sounds and formulas must

die, but only that new things must be introduced and accepted in order for

this music to evolve and thus continue to thrive. I think it is really in

fashion to say that melodies (or at least uplifting melodies) are cheezy. I

think that is really a stupid thing to fall into. Music is music. Sometimes it

moves us and sometimes it doesn't achieve that. So music isn't all equal.

However the illusionary boundaries that many people set up in their minds

prevents them from enjoying some music that otherwise they would enjoy very

much. As far as Yahel, I think that because his music contains more elements

from standard trance and club music that people are unwilling to accept it as

psytrance. But these people aren't really listening. They hear it and then

shut off their minds before it makes them feel anything or before they really

assess what it is about. Yahels' music definitely contains more standard

trance elements, but is it club trance? Definitely not. Listen again with

fresh ears. There are definitely elements that make it very different from

mainstream trance. So Yahel doesn't make mainstream trance, but it isn't

formulaeic goatrance either. It is a hybrid. Like all psytrance is. So just

open your mind and enjoy it.

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Guest diablo_mxmn[at]hotmail[dot]com

going up: very clubby but nevertheless a good track 9/10

waves of sound: WHAT A CHEESY MELODY!!! but the rest of track is cool so 7.3/10

the only way: love the ending 10/10

sun scream: 9.2/10

deep feelings: 7/10

d.n.a: 9.1/10

strange emotion: 5.4/10

last man in the universe: 9.4/10

intelligent life: great track - best in the cd 10/10

for the people (radio edit): why to ruin such a beautiful thing? 0.5/10


the whole cd: better then the first one 9.7/10

psychedelic teacher/psy-t

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good quality club-trance, but i don't like club-trance. you know what i mean?

another 'i slept with dj tiësto' album. the tracks are cute (for the people

*right*), complaining minimal haters and commercial sluts, you'll like this. (

5.5/10 )

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I like Yahels melodies quite a lot, even though I am generally more into the

trippier side of things. Yahel does have more in common with the 'cheese'

trance sound than the psychedelic undergraound sound, but I have found myself

getting quite emotional to Yahel. The melodies in good cheese trance seem to

somehow unlock emotion the way the more psychedelic music can unlock

'psychedlic' states of consciousness. Music is alot better when you try to

appreciate it based on what it is and not on its similarity to your favorite


I think this music can piss one off if theyre not in the mood to be emotional.

Ever notice how uncofortable cheese trance makes some people? Anyway, just be

open minded. Just because I like Simon Postford, the Spirallianz, Son Kite,

Logic Bomb, Green Nuns of the Revolution, Pleiadians, DnB/jungle like

Technical Itch, Ed Rush, Optical, DJ Crystl, Krome, EZ Rollers, Konflict and

even hardcore like Omar Santana, Rotterdam Terror Corps, some Rob Gee doesn't

mean I cant like emotionally (melo)dramatic stuff like Yahel, and the master

of this effect as far as ive heard, Nostrum.



1 question for everyone: Can something be psychedelic without being at all


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Guest sunflower

ok, the discussion does not seem to end, no wondering, why, the album is lovely

controvers all the time, VERY cheesy, almoust horrible moments sometimes,

music I don't get into it, but the QUALITY of what Yahel does as an artist is

good, is even very good, and all the complaining all the bloody time is

falling on my nerves, in switzerland we eat hot cheese with bread and it's

also nice tasting, and the best moments are in those silent breaks between

melodies, where there's really gonna be flavour and taste.

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This is not psy or goa, just only trance, but its very good. None bad track in

the whole cd. 8/10

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Guest allen - THE ANSWER

tell me is the 9th track intelligent life a rip off of muses rapt spiritual

healing? . . did you notice that...

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Guest ttmx[at]ifrance[dot]com

...Yahel make a commercial trance .But I love the way of his melodies

.According to me , it's interresting to Hommega to work on club trance , it

enable the label to be diverse .In fact , yahel is a bit in the same style of

astral projection .All the tracks are good but sometimes , it is very

repetitive ...Of course , it is club trance .But I like the artist because he

plays also on trance goa style , and on euro trance style .(you can see him on

dj tiesto's set and on israel'dj set ).

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Is that all you people are f"*@ed up, the best of yhael is Inteligent life

it has a meaning a feeling in it that i havent found in any other trance house

techno anyting... but i agree it is not the best it does have a comparison of

a ¨trance love song¨ if there is such a thing?

any way im going to my (nana if you live in israel) and my carton.

peace love

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Guest Blue Penguin

ok this album contains the best Yahel's works : "Waves of sound", "intelligent

life" (a remix of "spiritual healing"?)...but i must admit that Yahel's others

albums are far to be good; in fact it's not goa or psytrance but trance with

some psy elements. i give 6/10 for this album; at the beginning i would give

it 8.5/10 but now...

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This is Goa Trance definately but a bit on the very edge of pure cheesy

clubtrance. Yet normal clubtrance hasnt got the many effects, phasers,

filtered 303's and all the stuff you can hear in this album. So dont remove

Yahel from this site because it certainly belongs here, it just doesnt appeal

to some of the die hard psytrance lovers which already hated Astral P. I must

say im not one of those, i rather like a bit of cheesy melody at times, and

Yahel brings it in a very good way. The melodies are almost all very good and

nicely combined with lots of FX and voices. Very decent album to me, i'd give

it a 8.5/10.

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Guest Nalin

This is the only Yahel album worth owning. It's the only album with no cheesy

tracks unlike the other crap albums he's released which is around 50 % cheese

30 % uncategorizable garbage, 20 % amazing tracks (typically 2/3 good tracks

per album).


This album is different though and its the only one that doesn't fall into the

above description. Mind you its still not true psy trance, its something a

little more clubbish maybe but its great.

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It is really hard for me to write about this album because I know i will not be objective, and reviews here are serious. I started to write many times but never posted. I first listened to this album in 2001 and I was pretty euphoric about it. It touched me on a very personal level. I was going around talking people who have not heard this release that this is very special, some people have understood me,but most of psychedelic orientated people have not. I think that lack of psychedelic is easy to recognize here. But it was beautiful album for me. I cried with them so many times. When I first listened to this one I was in really important phase of my life. Overwhelmed with emotions. Everything what I have felt in real life then I discovered in this release. So strong emotions. So I listened -Waves of sound- over and over again searching for that felling again. This is the reason why this is one of the cd's I have listened about thousand times. Maybe more. And now in 2007 I think this is great release. On of the essential emotional non-psychedelic albums.Since I am not psychedelic person that much it suits my taste with no mistake. Going up opens the album in a little prophetic fashion telling what this album is going to sound. Really great track and for me best on the album. Waves of Sound ,The Only Way and Sun Scream are one chapter and are dreamy and hypnotic. Deep Feelings,DNA,Strange Emotion and Last Man in the Universe are more tracks with stories and I consider hem as 2nd chapter of this album. Here melodies are in perfect places to make me feel like some is telling me very emotional full-of-wisdom stories. Intelligent life is happy track, maybe little childish sound here but is still ok. For the People For The End is somethong like an echo from the first album like in the movie director shows important actor from another film only for a afew moments :rolleyes: I give this one subjective 10/10. Thank you for reading all of this.

"Now, try to understand this:

We aren't always meant to understand why things happen the way they do,

Sometimes we just have to accept it as God's will."

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Started listening to the new Deluxe remastered edition. Does anyone know in which year it was remastered? Was it also remastered back in 2000?

This promo text I found doesn't tell which year it was mastered:

"HOMmega just kicked-off their 25th-anniversary campaign with the special Deluxe Edition of Yahel's 2000' masterpiece album, 'Waves of Sound.' This is the continuous mix version Yahel made especially for Radiozora. It contains the original tracks remastered by Space Cat, and four bonus tracks - two that were never digitally released, one that never saw the light in any format, and Armin Van Buuren's stunning remix of Yahel's 'Devotion' that was released the same year."

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So I asked the hallucinating dreamy Bing AI to write a detailed review for this album, the results were a little lack-lustre. But yeah atleast that's a sample of the future and were we stand now with technology, from the perspective of when this album was composed 23-years ago. I'm sure this would all seem like science fiction back then:


"Waves of Sound is the second studio album by Israeli trance producer and DJ Yahel Sherman, also known as Yahel. It was released in 2000 by HOMmega Productions, a leading label in the Israeli psychedelic trance scene. The album is considered one of Yahel’s best works, and features some of his most popular tracks, such as Intelligent Life, DNA, and the title track Waves of Sound, which is a collaboration with Erez Eisen of Infected Mushroom.

The album showcases Yahel’s unique style of blending Goa trance and progressive trance, creating a symphony of uplifting and deep moments. The album is rich in melodies, atmospheres, and emotions, and reflects Yahel’s musical influences and inspirations. The album also features some oriental elements, such as the vocals of I.Zen on Waves of Sound. The album is a journey through the different waves of sound that Yahel creates, and invites the listener to explore the realms of trance music.

The album received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, and was a huge bestseller for many years. The album established Yahel as one of the most talented and innovative producers and DJs in the trance scene, and earned him recognition and respect from his peers and idols. The album also influenced many other artists and genres, and is regarded as a classic and a milestone in the history of trance music.

Some of the highlights of the album are:

Waves of Sound: The title track and the most famous track of the album, featuring the vocals of I.Zen and the production of Erez Eisen. The track is a masterpiece of melodic and psychedelic trance, with a catchy and memorable hook, a powerful and driving bassline, and a stunning breakdown. The track is a perfect example of the collaboration and synergy between Yahel and Erez, who are both legends in the trance scene.

Intelligent Life: Another hit track from the album, featuring the samples of NASA’s Voyager Golden Record, which contains sounds and images of Earth and humanity, sent into space in 1977. The track is a tribute to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and expresses Yahel’s curiosity and fascination with the universe. The track is a blend of Goa and progressive trance, with a groovy and funky rhythm, a hypnotic and uplifting melody, and a cosmic and atmospheric vibe.

Overall, Waves of Sound is a brilliant and timeless album that deserves to be listened to and appreciated by any trance lover. The album is a showcase of Yahel’s talent and vision, and a testament to his passion and dedication to trance music. The album is a masterpiece of sound, and a wave of emotion."


--Review written by dreamy Bing AI a Microsoft product, powered by ChatGPT4 by OpenAI.


*As for the new deluxe edition remaster, I'm currently "analyzing" it and it sounds really nice so far. Wide and chunky cosmic sound image. Haven't heard the bonus tracks yet, saving the best for last I hope.

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