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Hunab Ku - Magik Universe

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Label: Blue Moon Productions HQ

Catalog#: BMPHQ CD003

Format: CD, Album, Mixed, Digipack

Country: Thailand

Released: 2000

Genre: Electronic

Style: Goa Trance

Credits:

Artwork By - Mandy Rocha

Artwork By [Adapted] - Simon@BMP

Artwork By [Logos] - Nar@BMP

Producer - Hunab Ku

Written-By - Clarke* , Wenham*

Notes: Total time: 72:22

Rating: 4.63/5 (24 votes)

 

Tracklisting:

1 Phoenix (10:37)

2 Radiance (7:37)

3 Fractal Harmonic (6:32)

4 Dominion (6:10)

5 Fallen Angel (8:21)

6 Dreamstar (6:42)

7 Evolution (7:04)

8 Magic Mirror (6:09)

9 Matrix (5:21)

10 Wavespell (7:45)

 

 

This must be the most neglected and underrated gem, nobody even made a review thread for it? <_<

 

 

This is the greatest sequel to Transdimensional of all the D5 & Co albums from 2000, indeed it surpasses it. It's super energetic, intelligent, deep and full of epic melodies with little cheese if any. Having a really loud kick and baseline with melodies swirling in the background makes it all the more powerful and better, not to mention giving it another unique edge.

 

The opening track Phoenix takes awhile (several minutes) to build up ambient atmosphere and set the tone for the whole album before anything really starts. When it does it is soon evident this is a two up on the Pleiadians! It uses very similar sounds as the Pleiadians did but it also has a huge overarching direction and presence they mostly lacked. After that the album becomes less superficial but maintains energy and interest throughout. I won't type about all the tracks, I'll just say they are all excellent and steeped in truly magical sounds and melodies. In the D5 style the sounds used in the music are unique to this CD and particularly amazing. The heights of the album are Fallen Angel, Dreamstar, Magic Mirror and Matrix, though all the tracks are favorites. The other notable track is Wavespell, which has a cool tribal beat and beautifully closes the album and the journey leaving us in a state of tranquility!

 

I really can't think of any more spiritual musical experience than this CD. I'm actually convinced that all spiritual music lovers will love it and it's the psytrancer harsh-music-for-dancing scene that cannot appreciate it. Most of the tracks are perfect. The flow and mixing of the album is perfect. The opening and closing tracks are perfect. Hell, even the artwork is perfect.

 

This and the other D5 albums, along with the albums from Chi-AD, were both the last breath and greatest height of goa trance. There's no hint of psytrance or minimalism or whatever else that had already taken hold at the time, this is pure melodic goa that has yet to have been rivaled by any of the "newschool goa" artists.

 

Favorite tracks: 1!,2,3!,4,5!,6!!,8!!,7,9!!,10!!

 

10/10 and #1 album IMO.

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Very good album, sounds much older than it is. In fact, its the oldest sounding album in my collection, older than early Eat Static, Indoor etc. First time I heard this I thought it was ripped off of an old tape from the 80's. Very good though, its goodness is only surpassed by how old it sounds. I think I've made my point now.

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Penzoline    337

Very good album, sounds much older than it is. In fact, its the oldest sounding album in my collection, older than early Eat Static, Indoor etc. First time I heard this I thought it was ripped off of an old tape from the 80's. Very good though, its goodness is only surpassed by how old it sounds. I think I've made my point now.

 

You weren't kidding, this album sounds like really, really bad quality, a re-mastered version would be brilliant to have. *nods to suntrip*

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Djuna    77

I love it the way it is, magical melodies with a bit of a raw touch. I wouldn't change a thing if I had the chance. :)

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Manuser    263

Not too often I praise the ending downtempo track (actually here it's totally beatless), but Wavespell is a special track. Beautiful stuff.  

By the way it was remastered in 2012. Still even the remastered version sounds old, because the music itself sounds very old school. Nice work even though the cross-fading between the tracks is very sloppy.

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