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Here are my top 10 albums of Psy-trance, Prog, Ambient, Downbeat and IDM. For me it has been a good decade but I think the chill side of it has been better than the trance side. I was really struggling to fill some of the trance spots (and IDM but that is because I don't know enough & I had too much downbeat :P) but the chill side filled up by itself no problem & I had to ruthlessly cut albums I love form the lists.

 

My Top 10 Psy of the 00's

 

1. Jikkenteki - The Long Walk Home (PAR-2 Productions) 2006

2. Jikkenteki - Flights Of Infinity (PAR-2 Productions) 2008

3. Sienis - From A Nutter Perspective (Gi'iwa Productions) 2007

4. Principles Of Flight - Night Time Lullabies (BooM! Records) 2006

5. Scorb - Scorb (Ambivalent Records) 2003

6. Various - Musica Discordia (Gi'iwa Productions) 2006

7. Various - The Mystery Of The Thirteen Crystal Skulls (TIP.World) 2001

8. Various - The Secret Of The Thirteen Crystal Skulls (TIP.World) 2003

9. Principles Of Flight - Chaos Opera (Timecode Records) 2009

10. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom (YoYo Records) 2000

 

My Top 10 Prog of the 00's

 

1. Solar Fields - EarthShine (Ultimae Records) 2007

2. Gus Till - Best Of The Rhino Years (Sonic Dragon Records) 2007

3. Bus - Morebusinesslinkyouthere (Sub) 2005

4. Various - Singularity 2-001 (Flying Rhino Records) 2001

5. Nuclear Ramjet - Mission To Sedna (Spaceport Records) 2006

6. Blue Planet Corporation - A Blueprint For Survival (DAT Records) 2009

7. Atmos - Headcleaner (Spiral Trax) 2000

8. Deviant Species - In The Hands Of The Randomiser (Ambivalent Records) 2004

9. Great Leap Forward - Cinkofa (Flying Rhino Records) 2001

10. Kino Oko - Alphabetically Divided Highway (Tribal Vision) 2008

 

My Top 10 Ambient of the 00's

 

1. Ishq - Orchid (Dakini Records) 2001

2. Solar Fields - Extended (Ultimae Records) 2005

3. Cymphonic - Strataradialis (Databloem) 2007

4. Various - Collection 1: Opening (Databloem) 2002

5. Various - Oxycanta (Ultimae Records) 2006

6. The Circular Ruins - Falling Into The Sky (Blue Oasis) 2007

7. Elemental Journey - Absolute Ambient.com Volume 2 (Absolute Ambient.com) 2004

8. Krill.Minima - Nautica (Native State Records) 2007

9. Nunc Stans - The Palm At The End Of The Mind (DataObscura 2008)

10. Various - Twelve (TIP.World) 2001

 

My Top 10 Downbeat of the 00's

 

1. Solar Fields - Leaving Home (Ultimae Records) 2005

2. Shulman - Endless Rhythms Of The Beatless Heart (Aleph Zero Records) 2007

3. Jikkenteki - The Long Walk Home (PAR-2 Productions) 2006

4. Various - Butterfly Dawn (LSD - Liquid Sound Design) 2003

5. Gus Till - Dub Shadows (Cyan Music) 2004

6. Hallucinogen - In Dub (Twisted Records) 2002

7. Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden (Ultimae Records) 2003

8. Abakus - That Much Closer To The Sun (LSD - Liquid Sound Design) 2004

9. Shpongle - Tales Of The Inexpressible (Twisted Records) 2001

10. Rena Jones - Driftwood (Native State Records) 2006

 

My Top 10 IDM of the 00's

 

1. Secede - Tryshasla (Sending Orbs) 2005

2. Ulrich Schnauss - Far Away Trains Passing By (City Center Offices) 2001

3. Yagya - Rigning (Sending Orbs) 2009

4. Kettel - My Dogan (Sending Orbs) 2006

5. Takagi Masakatsu - Private/ Public (P-Vine Records) 2007

6. Kettel - Myam James Part 1 (Sending Orbs) 2008

7. Plaid - Tekkonkinkreet (鉄コン筋クリート) O.S.T. (Aniplex Inc.) 2006

8. Yasume - Where We're From The Birds Sing A Pretty Song (City Centre Offices) 2003

9. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place (City Center Offices) 2003

10. Sandspider - Music For An Imaginary Film (Millenium Records) 2004

 

So how about everyone else. What did you think of the decade & do you ahve your own top 10s? 2000-2009 only please (the noughties)

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I'll only do Psy and Downbeat.

 

My Top 10 Psy of the 00's

1. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom (2000)

2. Loud - Some Kind of Creativity (2006)

3. Artifakt - Artifakts II (2005)

4. Fractal Glider - Digital Mandala (2003)

5. Rinkadink - Rabbit From Darkside (2004)

6. Shift - Excession (2005)

7. Various - Midnight Storm (2005)

8. Various - Mystery Of The Thirteen Crystal Skulls (2001)

9. Dark Soho - Sunspot (2001)

10. Logic Bomb - Headware (2000)

 

My Top 10 Downbeat of the 00's

1. Deviant Electronics - Blunt Instruments (2000)

2. Shpongle - Tales of The Inexpressible (2001)

3. Kaya Project - Elixir (2005)

4. Easily Embarrassed - Idyllic Life (2008)

5. Hallucinogen In Dub (2002)

6. Abakus - That Much Closer To The Sun (2004)

7. Krusseldorf - Smokers Lounge (2007)

8. Mr Rogers - Ooze System (2007)

9. Side Liner - Emotional Diving (2006)

10. Blue Pilots Project - Flight For Everyone (2008)

 

Oh my! That was hard. So many good ones left out. Also, the nostalgia for some albums makes it really hard.

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Zerotonine - Cygnus Loops

Charasmatix - Abracadabra

 

Schlabbaduerst 006

DownHill - Silent City

Dub Trees - Nature Never Did Betray The Heart That Loved Her

 

Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase

Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi

Amon Tobin - Supermodified

Beefcake - Coincidentia Oppositorium

Kattoo - places

Bola - Shapes

Global Goon - Vatikan Nitez

 

Monolake - Silence

Minilogue - Animals (ambient)

Yagya - Rigning

Lusine icl - condensed

 

 

I aint gonna categorize them in downtempo uptempo and sh*t go figure.

 

I ll add some more as soon as i remember :ph34r:

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Psychill/downtempo music:

 

1. Solar Fields - Movements [2009, Ultimae Records]

(no order...)

Ishq - Orchid [2001, Dakini Records]

Aes Dana - Memory Shell [2004, Ultimae Records]

Cell - Live At Kumharas - Ibiza [2007, Ultimae Records]

Entheogenic - Spontaneous Illumination [2003, C.O.R.N. Recordings]

Distant System - Spiral Empire [2008, Celestial Dragon Records]

Solar Fields - Leaving Home [2005, Ultimae Records]

Yagya - Rigning [2009, Sending Orbs]

Shakatura - Shakatura [2001, Ceiba Records]

Welder - Vines And Stream [2006, Cyberset]

 

... I have not listened to them all yet though! Certainly many good ones I've only heard a few times.

 

Honorable mention favorites...

 

Darshan Ambient - Autumn's Apple [2004]

Sundial Aeon - Apotheosis [2007]

EN Voice - Hall Of Dreams [2006]

Mac Mavis - Gatefinder [2003]

Hallucinogen - In Dub [2002]

Zymosis - Elements Into Data [2008]

And the rest of Ultimae Records catalog. :)

 

 

Goa Trance, something like this:

 

1. Hunab Ku - Magik Universe [2000, Blue Moon HQ]

2. SynSUN - The Full Power Of Goa [2000]

3. Chi-A.D. - Earth Crossing [2002]

4. Chi-A.D. - Infinitism [2001, Out Of Orion]

5. Ra - To Sirius [2000, Blue Moon HQ]

6. Ra - 9th [2008, Suntrip Recrods]

7. Dimension 5 - Second Phase [2000, Blue Moon HQ]

8. Ethereal - Anima Mundi [2003, Tranceform Records]

9. Aural Planet - Part: Second [2000, Planet Rec.]

10. Agneton - Horizon In Your Head [2008, Phototropic Records]

 

 

Psytrance list should be taken with a large grain of salt because I didn't listen to very many and can't even think of 10 favorites:

 

Scatterbrain - Infernal Angel

The Delta - Schizoeffective

Vibrasphere - Echo

Deviant Electronics - Blunt Instruments

Younger Brother - A Flock Of Bleeps

Four Carry Nuts - Mechanical Age

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what instantly comes to my mind ... no particular genre, just all together:

 

S-Range - 2001

S-Range - Space

Etnoscope - Drums From the Dawn of Time

Atmos - Tour de Trance

12 Moons - Solid State

Matenda - Natural Development

Matenda - Energy Loader

Silicon Sound - Pure Analog

Shiva Chandra - Auricular

Auricular - Audion

Banco De Gaia - The Magical Sounds of Banco De Gaia

Magnetrixx - Wired

Solar Fields - Leaving Home

Solar Fields - Blue Moon Station

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden

Carbon Based Lifeforms - World of Sleepers

 

I'm sure I have forgotten quite a few ... but that's what instantly comes to mind...

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ha great idea! BUT I wonder if it's not more apropriate to make a "best tracks" section since I realize that most artists that have released some of the best tracks EVER usually have a hard time making a whole good album, or the tracks where just released on EPs or comps. This also allows to have a certain control on the actual year the track was released since sometimes an artist will release a track that is a few years old on an album (like for example you'd think that Ra - ROM was released in 2000 cause its featured on To Sirius album but in fact it was already released as an EP in 1997...)

 

So anyway, here's my best of the best tracks of the 2000s (in no particular order):

 

Morning Goatrance:

1. Yahel - Last Man In The Universe

2. Luminus - Total Consiousness

3. Doof - The Second Revelation

4. Astral Projection - Nexus

5. Space Tribe and Electric Universe - Alkaloid Experiment

6. Miranda - Hypnotic Trance

7. MWNN - Axis Flip

8. Ka-Sol - Scraqp

9. Ra - Predator

10. Merr0w - Born Underwater

 

 

Morning psytrance:

1. 1200 Mics - Hashish

2. Melicia - Running Out Of Time

3. Talamasca - Come On

4. Vibrasphere - Ensueno (Morning Mix)

5. Talamasca - Drops of Madness (Rmx)

6. Etnica - Photonic

7. Chi AD - Cause And Effect

8. ESXS - Bloody Sword

9. Braincell - Anti Gravity

10. Wizzy Noise - Unfulfilled Desires

 

 

Night:

1. Neuromotor - Fuck The DAT Mafia Trance

2. The Delta - Def By Delta

3. Scatterbrain - Infernal Angels

4. Parasense - Speech Work

5. Menog - Acid Trip

6. Droidlock - My Life Is A Trip

7. Para Halu - Let The Peace Control Your Body

8. Psyfactor - Fear Square

9. Para Halu - Cacao (Rmx)

10.Battle Of The Future Buddhas - Demonizer

 

PS The first person who will mention Skazi in this thread will get his face slapped with a rotten fish :P

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1. Filteria - Sky Input

2. Twisted System - The Dealers

3. Twisted System - Core

4. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom

5. Shift - Excession

6. Orbit Constructions - Androneda

7. CPU - Central Processing Unit

8. Psykovsky -Debut

9. Psyfactor - Endless Universe

10. Ishq - Orchid

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Top 10 Albums of '00s (Psy/Goa):

1. Ra - To Sirius (2000)

2. Principles of Flight - Night Time Lullabies (2006)

3. V/A - Opus Iridium [suntrip Records] (2008)

4. Merr0w - Born Underwater (2009)

5. Jikkenteki - The Long Walk Home (2006)

6. Sienis - Seriously Unserious (2009)

7. Talpa - When The Somberness Becomes A Game (2008)

8. Afgin - Astral Experience (2009)

9. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom (2000)

10. Ka-Sol - Ghost Story (2008)

 

 

Top 10 Albums of '00s (Ambient):

1. Benn Jordan - Pale Blue Dot - A Tribute To Carl Sagan (2008)

2. Evan Batholomew - Borderlands (2007)

3. Ishq - Orchid (2001)

4. Atrium Carceri - Souyuan (2008)

5. Steve Roach - Mystical Chords & Sacred Spaces (2003)

6. Lustmord - [ O T H E R ] (2008)

7. Biosphere - Shenzhou (2002)

8. Fennesz & Sakamoto - Cendre (2007)

9. Robert Rich - Music From Atlas Dei (2007)

10. Nine Inch Nails - Still (2002)

 

 

Top 10 Albums of the '00s (Downtempo/Downbeat):

1. Solar Fields - Movements (2009)

2. Shpongle - Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland (2009)

3. Bluetech - The Divine Invasion (2009)

4. Hol Baumann - Human (2008)

5. Ott - Skylon (2008)

6. V/A - Imaginary Friends [ultimae Records] (2009)

7. V/A - Water [Altar Records] (2009)

8. Aes Dana - Leylines (2009)

9. Shpongle - Tales Of The Inexpressible (2001)

10. (val)Liam - Daydreamer (2009)

11. James Murray - Where Edges Meet (2008)

12. Subheim - Approach (2008)

13. Yagya - Rigning (2009)

Just too many to narrow it down to just 10, y'know?

 

 

Top 10 Albums of the '00s (IDM):

1. Yasume - Where We're From The Birds Sing A Pretty Song (2003)

2. Xela - For Frosty Mornings And Summer Nights (2003)

3. Access To Arasaka - Oppidan (2009)

4. Boxcutter - Glyphic (2007)

5. Kettel - Myam James Part Two (2009)

6. Bola - Fyuti (2001)

7. The Flashbulb - Kirlian Selections (2005)

8. Autechre - Draft 7.30 (2003)

9. Aphex Twin - Drukqs (2001)

10. Ochre - Like Dust Of The Balance (2009)

 

 

This is roughly what mine are off the top of my head. I'm sure I'm forgetting some good ones.

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⇪Tempo Albums:

 

01: Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom [2000]

02: Protoculture - Circadians [2006]

03: Vibrasphere - Lime Structure [2003]

04: Prometheus - Robot-O-Chan [2004]

05: Xenomorph - Qlippoth [2003]

06: Talamasca - Beyond The Mask [2000]

07: Terminator - Spirits Of The Plants [2006]

08: Filteria - Daze Of Our Lives [2009]

09: Shaman - Foretaste [2004]

10: Pixel - Reality Strikes Back [2004]

 

⇪Tempo VA's:

 

01: VA - Unusual Suspects 2 [2005]

02: VA - God Save The Machine [2006]

03: VA - Warming Freeze [2008]

04: VA - Origin Stage 3 [2007]

05: VA - Pyramidal Trancendence [2006]

06: VA - Get Your Wonk On [2007]

07: VA - Quantum Effects [2009]

08: VA - Sonic Seasoning [2006]

09: VA - Grey Area [2006]

10: VA - Bad Company [2008]

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We definitely have to organize a best-of session for both 2009 and the decade !

As promised I programmed something...It's coming up soon :)

 

sounds good!

 

I'll take the time to organize a personal ranking then :)

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Texas Faggott - Petomanz Peflet

Mandalavandalz - Hong Kong Nightlife

VA - Schizm

Double Dragon - Continuum

Derango - Tumult

VA - Boldy Audio

Eraser vs Yoyalka - Round One

Zolod - Deja Vu

Haltya - Forest Flavour

Process - One drop or two?

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Gave this some thought and here's the best for goa/psytrance:

 

1. va - People Walk Funny (2009)

2. Texas Faggott - Petoman's Peflett (2000)

3. va - Temple of One (2009)

4. Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom (2000)

5. Crop Circles - Tetrahedron (2008)

6. Cosmosis - Intergalactic (2000)

7. Tutankhamon 9000 - Lost In Luxor (2008)

8. va - No Tone Unstirred (2007)

9. Uvantam.Com - Guri & Guru (2005)

10. Toi Doi - Technological (2000)

 

I find 01-04 the scene saw its lowest moment in quality.

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Chi-AD, Scatterbrain... 2 very good artists with releases on these years.

BTW this is excellent too, just heard it:

Eraser vs. Yöjalka - Round 1

 

Every year has its gems. But I strongly believe that 2001-2003 was the weakest period of psytrance. Many reasons to write thme down now.

 

And yes Round 1 is a masterpiece.

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My top pics in no particular order narrowed down to 20. To hard to narrow it down to 10. Looks like my favorite years were 2006-2007. Funny how alot of people thought that 2006 was a bad year in the scene. (according to threads that I have read)

 

1. Dimension 5-Transdimensional (Suntrip) 2007

2. Protoculture-Circadians (Nano) 2006

3. Penta-Horn Please (Aura Quake) 2007

4. Etnica-Chrome Japanese edition (Etnicanet, Solstice) 2002

5. Principles Of Flight-Chaos Opera (Timecode) 2009

6. Cosma-Nonstop (Hom-mega) 2003

7. Xenomorph-Demagoguery Of The Obscurants (Gnostic) 2007

8. Electrypnose-Le Tireur De Ficelles (Peak) 2006

9. Saiko Pod-Phuture remixes (Acid Casualties) 2004

10. Panick-Lab-O-Matic (Neurobiotics)2006

11. Xerox & Illumination-XI (Hom-mega) 2005

12. Scorb-Ipso Fvcto (Trick) 2007

13. Derango-Tumult (Inpsyde media) 2005

14. E-Mantra-Arcana (Suntrip) 2009

15. U-Recken-Deeper Into Man (Dooflex) 2008

16. Sensient-Antifluoro (Zenon) 2006

17. Vishnudata-Dreamforce (Space boogie) 2006

18. Braincell-Transformation Of Reality (Glowing Flame) 2007

19. Ka-Sol-Ghost Story (Schlabbaduerst) 2008

20. Bamboo Forest-Bamboo Forest (Vision Quest) 2003

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Nice decade afterall, this list was hard to do, so many breatrough. Those albums represent the most played album of the decade and obviously the most appreciated in their repective years..Kettel is my favorite artist of the decade: with 25 amazing remix and 12 albums, Kettel from his first productions (Dreim (2001( piece of art) until newest production (15 remixes in 5 years and 5 album), for my ears, were phenomenal. Pretty much every album is incredible in the originality and each album are always differebt from one another. Kettel achieved the most original electronic discography of the 2000's, and my favorite artist ;):blink:

 

 

Uptempo:

 

Top 20

 

Shpongle-Innefable mysteries

Kettel-My dogan

Kettel-Dreim

Aphex twin-Druks

Infected Mushroom-B.P.Empire

VA-the mystery of the thirteen crystals skulls

Ticon- zero six after

Benza-Schwarze Now The Defender (NO ONE MENTION HIM???????????????????????)

Burial-Untrue

Scorb-Ipso Fvcto

Flexe (aka the flashbulb)(a little of every album in fact)-Programmable Love Songs

Wisp-Everything he has touch is gold for me, but to point one, I would have to say NHRTNDR

Younger Brother-Flock of bleeps

Logic Bomb-Sonic Algebra

OTT-Blumenkraft

Pushmipulyu-133 Thursdays

Violet Vision-

talpa-The Art Of Being Non

Sensient-Antifluoro

The zap-Big Bang

 

 

Down/chill

 

Top20

 

Kettel-Volleyed Iron

Bluetech-Prima materia and Sines and Singularities

Mimesis- Art something

Carbon Based Lifeforms-Hydrophonic Garden

Distant System-Spiral Empire

Ishq-Orchid

Entheogenic-Spontaneous illumination

Tripswitch-Circuit Breaker

Evan Bartholomew-Borderlands

Helios-Eingya

The abbassi brothers- Something like nostalgia

Library Tapes-A Summer Beneath The Trees

VA-Midnight Soul Dive

Omnimotion-Dream Wide Awake

Abakus - That Much Closer To The Sun

Subheim - Approach

Solar Fields - Movements

VA-Natural Born Chillers

secede-Tryshasla

Shulman-In Search of a Meaningful Mome

Boards Of Canada-Music Has The Right To Children

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Here's my top-10 general electronic:

 

1. Shuttle358 - Frame

2. Spirallianz - Blast Food

3. Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons

4. Casino Versus Japan - Hitori + Kaiso

5. Röyksopp - Melody A.M.

6. The Delta - Scizoeffective

7. Loess - Loess

8. Murcof - Martes

9. Freescha - Kids Fill the Floor

10. Solvent - Solvent City

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Got this myself also. Can't see why it's so highly rated thou, perhaps should give a few more listens.

 

At this point it probably won't affect you as much as it would have in the past. In my opinion it was a revolution, and introduced the Glitch style to The People. The Glitch aesthetic has since become commonplace, cross-genre, but it wasn't at the time. It was certainly a revolution in my life - my biggest revolution of the '00s - which is why it's #1 on my list.

 

My personal favorites are towards the end of the album: Calty (below) and Spiff.

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtyu86B7ZYQ

 

The opener, Frame, is also really nice, and came with a video:

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgwJRx7I1Sg

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