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Artist: Sky Technology
Title: Next Visions EP
Label: Neogoa
Date: March, 2011

1. Om
2. Lost Worlds
3. Back To The Future
4. Galactic Traveler

The first several years of the Millennium were a dark time. Dark Times indeed. The Catholic Church was rocked with scandal as it was revealed sexual abuse not only ran rampant, but was covered up for many years. Here a Hungarian priest employs the "Look kids, we have skateboards" technique.

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Some were so bold that they flaunted their evil deeds right under our very noses.

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You smug sonofabitch....


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Baywatch, a program responsible for the marginalization of soft-core porn in primetime as well as the coming of age of millions of pre-pubescent boys announces that the show will end. Reaction was immediate.

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What the f*ck? In that last image, either the kid just finished doing a bowl of cocaine or he demolished a dozen powdered donuts. My money is on the latter. Just sayin....

But most importantly,minimal trance inexplicably skyrocketed to popularity and attempted to choke melody out of existence. Names like Haldolium, Shiva Chandra, and XV Kilist held the world hostage with their repetitive beats, boring bass lines and absolute absence of melody.

But then, something happened.

A compilation called Blissful Moments by now defunct Tranceform records fired the first salvo in 2002. Anima Mundi by Ethereal arrived in 2003. All of a sudden there was a crack in the darkness. At first, it appeared to be a blip on the radar, but soon the black void was torn asunder by Filteria with the melody on crack masterpiece Sky Input. Since then we have been witness to the rebirth of melody, sunshine and light. Labels once timid now showed great strength and pride in their creation.

Goa Trance is alive and well in 2011 with labels like Suntrip, Ezel-Ebed, Phototropic, Cronomi, UAF...I could go on. Neogoa is the latest warrior in the fight against tired, generic psytrance with 2 stellar compilations as well as an EP by Uth. This is their newest release, a free EP by one of the best up and coming artists in the genre. Sky Technology (Dmitriy Kolosovskiy) is back with his 2nd EP that picks up right where his Time and Space EP left off. Never again will you have to swallow the bitter stench that is minimal.

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Melodic music is back my friends. Drink deeply of its goodness.


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Om- A lead strangled within an inch of its life, chants, and a pounding beat start us off. And that's just the first minute! Oh the layers make this a delicious bit of cake my friends. There are space effects and a growling 303 that bubbles to the surface. It's melodic and aggressive with swirling synths and wobbly leads. Great track.

Lost Worlds- More modulated synths and layers are easily digestible. Leads vie for position and the break undulates with sounds like the flowing tide. The beat punishes in true 4/4 style, while leads sear themselves into your brain. It's a frenetic pace for sure and it's like an Indian God Battle Royalle! Powerful man. Real powerful.

Back To The Future- I don't this has anything to do with Michael J. Fox. But if it did, he would rave about the leads. Twisted and chaotic with one melody replacing another...there's so many. The layers are so thick with stuff going on all over the place. Awesome.

Galactic Traveler- Like relaxing downtempo goa? Yeah, me too. This ain't it. Metallic sounds echo and sharp leads distort and waver in this homage to space travel. The synths scream, yep that's the right verb, as a solitary kick applies the reverb. Psychedelic? Sure. But if you're going to be a downtempo track, then calm me down. You've just spent three tracks kicking me in the head, can a brother get a time out? That said, it is nice and floaty in parts and even without a beat he manages to fill your mug with layers. It really is beautiful and another great track as long as you aren't looking for naptime.


I don't know who Richpa uses for mastering, but he is doing a helluva job. It sh*ts on crystal clear it's so good. For me the similarities in style to Filteria are easy to see with the multiple layers and chaotic melodies. There is mysticism and sunshine throughout, but instead of the light caressing you it carves it's initials into your skin. I tell you, I'm waiting for this label to release some crap so you can see that I will call them on it, but the way they're going it ain't gonna happen. Until then, sit back and take all of this goodness in as it puts the dark days further in the rear view mirror.

Here it is....BAM!

Mdk

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Meaning behind pics:

 

Luke obviously does better work when buzzed

The reason squirrels get run over all the time is because they don't do well with booze

Obviously we want the baby to be healthy and he can do that by drinking deep.

 

;)

 

Mdk

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looking forward to hearing this, guys! thanks for the review! i play "ancient race" a lot... :) nothing like true 604!

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Goa parties in Houston? :D

 

more frequently, house parties where i slip in as much goa as i possibly can get away with. the prevalence of weed doesn't hurt, and it makes the kids more pliable to weirder music. you'd be surprised. i had a kid ask me alllll about who this track was (it was koxbox - insect and insect bite) and he went home and basically discovered goa on wikipedia.

 

sometimes small is beautiful :)

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more frequently, house parties where i slip in as much goa as i possibly can get away with. the prevalence of weed doesn't hurt, and it makes the kids more pliable to weirder music. you'd be surprised. i had a kid ask me alllll about who this track was (it was koxbox - insect and insect bite) and he went home and basically discovered goa on wikipedia.

 

sometimes small is beautiful :)

 

That is an awesome story. Just a simple thing like that and maybe he will spread the word to other friends.

 

Mdk

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That is an awesome story. Just a simple thing like that and maybe he will spread the word to other friends.

 

Mdk

 

yep! that's the idea :)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Month or two ago I said that Lost Worlds is my favorite track from Sky Technology and this EP, well I wpuld like to change my statment - it's not. It's fucking Back To The Future. Can't get enough of that song. Few days ago i played that track in local caffe on louder and much better speakers than i got and it sounded perfect. People liked that tune too.

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