Jump to content

Psynews "Best of 2012" poll


Rotwang
 Share

Recommended Posts

It's time to vote for your favourite psytrance/psychill albums of 2012. So please vote for up to ten of your favourite releases in each of the following two categories:

 

Best psy uptempo album

Best psy downtempo album

 

To vote, simply reply in this thread with ordered lists of your top 10's. When counting up the votes, your number one album will be given 10 points, your number two album will be given 9 points, and so on. The voting period will last until the 1st of March; until then you can edit your post as many times as you like, so there's no need to post a new reply if you change your mind - we won't start counting the votes until voting is closed.

 

I'll be attempting to count votes automatically by copying and pasting all the text from the thread into a program I wrote. It would therefore help me immensely if you could write your votes in the following format:

 

Uptempo

1: Artist name - Album name (label name if you can be bothered)

2: Artist name - Album name (label name if you can be bothered)

etc.

 

Downtempo

1: Artist name - Album name (label name if you can be bothered)

2: Artist name - Album name (label name if you can be bothered)

etc.

 

Because the program will only be dealing with plain text, formatting such as bold, italics, text colours, hyperlinks etc. won't make any difference, so knock yourself out. It also won't cause any problems if you can't think of 10 releases for each category; in that case just put as many in your list as you want (you can even list more than 10 in each category, but only the first 10 votes will be counted). Don't worry too much about spelling, the program should recognise a misspelled album or artist if it's close enough. Also, please refrain from quoting another poster's list in your replies - if your quote includes e.g. the word "Uptempo" followed by someone else's votes, my program will attempt to count those votes twice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great work.

Let's only hope your time and dedication for writing the program will be awarded by having many voters.

 

I hope so, though I won't vote, for these reasons:

1) 2012 is way too fresh, there are albums, tracks that take time to get a deep flavor, or get blander. I am still listening to 2010 stuff, can't say a word about what's good and what's bad for 2012 releases.

2) There are too many stuff to listen. Last year's Best albums, the vast majority I was unaware of. That's why I suggested that a system of nominees would cast more votes, or so I think.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uptempo

1. VA - Boulevard of Broken Drums (Cosm Records)

2. Psilocybian - Brain Dissolver (Hyperflow Records)

3. Perfect Stranger - Leap Of Faith (Iboga Records)

4. Sychodelicious - Anoter Level (Geomagnetic TV)

5. Loud - No More X (Nano Records)

6. VA - Origin 4 (Nano Records)

7. Luomuhappo - Pallit Ja Sielu (Freakdance Records)

8. Terrafractyl - Electronic Evolution (Vertigo Records)

9. Vacuum Stalkers - Aelita (Electric Power Pole)

10. Barby - Infiltrator (Ovnimoon Records)

 

Downtempo

1. Easily Embarrassed - Different Dimensions

2. Paul Harbor - Insert Yourself (Soundmute Recordings)

3. Ascoil Sun - Emergence (Moon Koradji Records)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i'm still awaiting some 2012 releases... (the ones released in december, and some ambient like Aes Dana) So they are no taken into account at this very moment, if they are good enough, I will update this top 10 :) Only problem... What about the UK Blue Moon Sampler, Etnica Live 96, Hunab Ku,... I deceided to add only the ones with UNRELEASED music (so in this case only Etnica) as the Blue Moon Samples is party released, and Hunab Ku is a re-release too.Anyway; at this very moment it looks like this for me:

Uptempo:

1. Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip Records)
2. Etnica - Live in Athens 96 (Dat Records)
3. Mindsphere - Patience For Heaven (Suntrip Records)
4. Hallucinogenic Horses - Golden Years (Lost Theory Records)
5. VA - Shaltu (Suntrip Records)

6. Solar Fields - Random Fridays (Ultimae Records)

7. VA - Space of Power (Global Sect Music)

8. Creaking Rhythms Valley (Treetrolla Records)

9. Space Elves - Terrestial Planet Finder (Dimensional Records)

10. VA - Flight 604 (Zion604 Records)


Downtempo: (still awaiting some good stuff)
1. E-Mantra - Silence (Altar Records)
2. Connect.Ohm - 9980 (Ultimae Records)
3. Ishvara - Under a Hexagon Sky (Virtual Records)
4. Alio Die ≈ Antonio Testa - Rêverie (Hic Sunt Leones)
5. Aglaia - Absolutely Deep (Hic Sunt Leones)

6. VA - Special Places (Sentimony Records)

7. VA - Greenosopy (Ultimae Records)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Only problem... What about the UK Blue Moon Sampler, Etnica Live 96, Hunab Ku,... I deceided to add only the ones with UNRELEASED music (so in this case only Etnica) as the Blue Moon Samples is party released, and Hunab Ku is a re-release too.

 

That's what I've been pondering as well. Maybe I'll use similar approach. A direct re-release doesn't count as 2012, not even with 2012 overcompr remastering. However, Blue Moon Sampler might fit in as it never was truly available back then. Etnica is wholly unreleased. UX was updated so heavily from the 1997 version that it's a new release in my book. (A shame the CD version got postponed but it's released nevertheless.) If there are any official rulings regarding these matters, let me know...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uptempo:

[followed immediately by a line that isn't a vote, but that very helpfully does start with a number]

 

1. [an album]

[a different album]

2. [etc.]

It's a good job that the program I wrote to count votes is actually a sentient AI who can understand English sentences and make informed decisions about how to assign scores when somebody gives the same rank to two albums. Because otherwise it would have stopped working after only two people had voted.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uptempo:

 

1. Mindsphere - Patience For Heaven (Suntrip)

2. Nova Fractal - Fractal Landscape (Ovnimoon)

2. Etnica - Life In Athens '96 (DAT)

3. Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip)

4. Various Artists - Space Of Power (Global Sect Music)

5. Various Artists - Dimensional Gateway 3 (Neogoa)

6. Trinodia - Stargazing (Goa Records)

7. SynSUN - Sounds Of Cosmic Lifeforms (Phototropic)

8. Various Artists - Shaltu (Suntrip)

9. Para Halu - Beats & Pieces (Self-Released)

10. Space Elves - Terrestrial Planet Finder (Dimensional)

Downtempo:

 

1. Globular - A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Omnitropic/Gliese 581C)

2. Kaminada - Gateways Of Consciousness (Self-Released)

3. Erot - Mechanical Lifeform (Graviton)

4. Shulman - ALive (Aleph Zero)

5. Aquascape - Underwater Stranger (Altar)

6. Shamanizm Parallelii - Psychedelic Dreams (Neogoa)

7.

8.

9.

10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have some releases I want to check so possibly I'll edit it later.

 

Uptempo:

 

1: Etnica - Live In Athens 1996 (DAT Records)

2: Kindzadza - Nano Ninja (Osom Music)

3: SynSUN - Sounds Of Cosmic Lifeforms (Phototropic Records)

4: V/A - The Mushroom Speaks (Lamat Records)

5: Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip Records)

6: Trinodia - Stargazing (Ovnimoon Records/Goa Records)

7: V/A - Lubra Instincts (Osom Music)

8: V/A - Infinity Keepers 2: Depth Perception (Moon Koradji Records)

9: Demoniac Insomniac - Power Of Destruction (Rockdenashi Productionz)

10: OOOD - You Think You Are (Vertigo Records)

 

 

 

 

Downtempo:

 

1: Hybrid Leisureland - Variable (Double Life Records)

2: Ishq - Bloom (Virtual)

3: Ishq - Deep Space Objects (Virtual)

4: Ishvara - Under A Hexagon Sky

5: Ishq - Flowering Mountain Earth (Virtual)

6: Connect.Ohm - 9980 (Ultimae Records)

7: Sync24 - Comfortable Void (Ultimae Records)

8: V/A - Conundrum Concoction (Dark Prisma Records)

9: Taruna - Beyond The Event Horizon (TarunaMusic)

10: Ascoil Sun - Emergence (Moon Koradji Records)

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, skipped most of new stuff in 2012.. And 2011.. Maybe since 2010...

Here is my vote for best CDs of the year:

 

Uptempo

1: Kindzadza - Nano Ninja (Osom Music)

2: Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip Records)

3. Luomuhappo - Pallit Ja Sielu (Freakdance Records)

 

Downtempo

1. E-Mantra - Silence (Altar Records)

2: Sync24 - Comfortable Void (Ultimae Records)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2012 Uptempo:

 

1. Etnica - Live In Athens 1996

2. Mindsphere - Patience For Heaven

3. Various Artists - Space Of Power

4. Solar Fields - Random Fridays

5. Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift

6. Merkaba - Language Of Light

 

2012 Downtempo:

 

1. E-Mantra - Silence

2. Zymosis - Between Two Points

3. Koan - Argonuatica

4. Astropilot - Fruits Of The Imagination 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excluding some great remasters and reissues in 2012 ...

 

Uptempo:

 

1) M-Run - Some Run Just For Fun

2) Etnica - Live In Athens 1996

3) Braincell - Psychedelicious EP

 

Downtempo:

 

1) SeaMoon - Expression Of The Moment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I don't buy much contemporary uptempo stuff, so this is from a rather narrow list. The downtempo side is always trickier to wade through...

 

Uptempo

1. Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip)

2. Solar Fields - Random Friday (Ultimae)

3. Aavepyörä - Katso Kukkaa (AVP)

4. Trinodia - Stargazing (Ovnimoon)

5. Etnica - Live In Athens 1996 (DAT)

6. V/A - Flight 604 (Zion 604)

7. Amygdala - Modus Operandi (Ektoplazm)

8. Musik Magier - Moved (Cyan)

9. Rye Smugglers - Chili Con Karma (Sun Station)

10. UX - Ultimate Experience Reloaded (Kissthesound)

 

Downtempo

1. Globular - A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Omnitropic & Gliese 581C)

2. Connect.Ohm - 9980 (Ultimae)

3. Ra - Unearthly (Altar)

4. Xerxes & Phoenix - Let Silence Roam (No Label)

5. Kalpataru Tree - Luminosophy (No Label)

6. Ascoil Sun - Emergence (Moon Koradji)

7. Tor.Ma - Inside Universe (Beats & Pieces)

8. Makyo - Purnima (Dakini)

9. Vataff Project - Maeoma (Virtual)

10. Ishvara - Under A Hexagon Sky (Virtual)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uptempo :

 

01.Mindsphere - Patience For Heaven (Suntrip Records)

02.Nova Fractal - Fractal Landscape (Ovnimoon Records)

03.Synsun - Sounds Of Cosmic Lifeforms (Phototropic Records)

04.Digicult - The Lucid Dream (Dacru Records)

05.Mindwave - Concept Of Freedom (Iono Music)

06.Andromeda - Equilibrium (Vertigo Records)

07.Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip Records)

08.Ajja - Tulpa (Peak Records)

09.Space Elves - The Terrestrial Planet Finder (Dimensional Records)

10.Protonica - Form Follow Function (Iono Music)

 

Downtempo :

 

01.Sync24 - Comfortable Void (Ultimae Records)

02.Connect.Ohm - 9980 (Ultimae Records)

03.Koan - Argonautica (Section Records)

04.Aquascape - Underwater Stranger (Altar Records)

05.Tor.Ma - Inside Universe (Beats and Pieces)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad we're doing this thread again! It helps people become aware of good releases. Altar Records has really come up btw. Great release by Dat Records this year too! Quality over quantity! :)

Still working on my list..

 

2012 Uptempo:


1. Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift (Suntrip Records)
2. Etnica - Live in Athens 96 (Dat Records)
3. Mindsphere - Patience For Heaven (Suntrip Records)
4. Innerspace - Innerspace (Suntrip Records)
5. V/A - Shaltu

 

2012 Downtempo:


1. Akshan - The Tree of Life (Altar Records)

2. RA - Unearthy (Altar Records)

3. E-Manra - Silence (Altar Records)

4.

5.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This was quite hard... and this list is no near finality yet, but it's what I got so far, so much stuff I still need to hear :-S 2012 has been an awesome year!

 

Uptempo
1: Etnica -Live In Athens 1996 (DAT Records)
2: Phobos Azazel - Organistic (Lost Theory Records)

3: Mindsphere - Patience For Heaven (Suntrip Records)

4: VA - Space Of Power: The Legend About Great Existence Of The Universe (Global Sect Music)

5: InnerSpace - InnerSpace (Suntrip Records)

6: VA - Rainbow Circle (Mental Sauce)

7: Hallucinogenic Horses - The Golden Years (Lost Theory Records)
8: VA - Parvatrip 3 (Parvati Records)

9: Crossing Mind - Inner Shift (Suntrip Records)

10: Ubar Tmar - Ubarpedia (Panorama Records)

Downtempo
1: Connect.Ohm - 9980 (Ultimae Records)
2: Sync24 - Comfortable Void (Ultimae Records)

3: Seamoon - Expression Of The Moment (Awakening Records)

4: Aes Dana - Pollen (Ultimae Records)

5: E-Mantra - Silence (Altar Records)

6: Ishq - Deep Space Objects (Virtual World Records)

7: Celt Islam - Baghdad (Ajnavision Records)

8: VA - Greenosophy (Ultimae Records)

9: Ra - Unearthly (Altar Records)

10: Mac Mavis - Maviation (Self-released)

Edited by Drosophila
updated
Link to comment
Share on other sites

i'm not quite sure if nova fractal was really 2012. wasn't it released on 1.1.2013?

 

Uptempo:

1: Etnica - Live in Athens 1996 (DAT Records)

2: Mindsphere - Patience for Heaven (Suntrip Records)

3: V/A - Shaltu (Suntrip Records)

4: V/A - Space of Power (Global Sect Music)

5: Nova Fractal - Fractal Landscape (Ovnimoon Records)

6: V/A - Groove Attack (Iono Music)

7: Protonica - Form Follows Function (Iono Music)

8: InnerSpace - InnerSpace (Suntrip Records)

9: V/A - Sourcecode Transmissions Vol. 1 (Sourcecode)

10: V/A - Flight 604 (Zion604 Records)

 

Downtempo:

1: Globular - A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Omnitropic, Gliese 581c)

2: GMO vs. Dense - Tales from the Yellow Kangaroo (Altar Records)

3. V/A - Floating Spirals (Altar Records)

4. E-Mantra - Silence (Altar Records)

 

 

 

it looks like altar records is rivaling the older top chillout labels with good releases lately.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, I hadn't heard of most of these downtempo albums - have a lot to check out!

 

For me,

 

Uptempo:

 

1. Beat Bizarre - Mukharv

2. Solar Fields - Random Friday

3. Mindsphere - Patience for Heaven

4. Protonica - Form Follows Function

5. Crossing Mind - Inner Shift

6. Atmos - 604

7. Ubar Tmar - Ubarapedia

8. Digicult - The Lucid Nation

9. Lyctum - Tales from the Universe

10. V/A - Blue Moon UK sampler

 

 

Downtempo:

1. V/A - Conundrum Concoction

2. Koan - Argonautica

3. Ra - Unearthly

4. Akshan - Tree of Life

5. Don Peyote - Heaven and Earth

Link to comment
Share on other sites

UPTEMPO:

 

1. Agneton - Wizards From The Future (Sita Records)

2. Various - Shaltu (Suntrip Records)

3. Etnica - Live In Athens 1996 (DAT Records)

4. Jikooha - Sirius Rising (Panorama Records)

5. Various- Space Of Power (Global Sect Music)

6. Brainforest - Remastered (Zion 604)

7. Various - Flight 604 (Zion 604)

8. SynSUN - Sounds Of Cosmic Lifeforms (Phototropic Records)

9. Various - Protozoa 2.0 - Interstellar Evolution (Sita Records)

10. Trinodia - Stargazing (Ovnimoon Records)

 

 

 

This is my current list, could possibly change.

I never knew about Innerspace, M-Run or Nova Fractal albums.

Is it still possible to get Nova Fractal CD anywhere?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Kindzadza "Nano Ninja" (Osom Music)
2. VA "Creaking Rhytms Valley" (Treetrolla Records)

3. DarkShire "Path Of Memories" (Discovalley Records)
4. Adrenal Glands "Glandular Dreams" (Dropout Productions)

5. VA "The Crystal Mountain" (Burning Trip Records)

6. Barby "Infiltrator" (Ovnimoon Records)
7. Sectio Aurea "In Vena Veritas" (Akashik Record)

8. VA "Akashik Memory" (Akashik Record)

9. VA "Fractal Forest" (Medulla Oblongata)
10. Attoya „Wooden Beatz” (Sonic Chakras Records)
10. Select Project „Svetlee Vetra” (Kamino Records)

10. VA "The Young Man On Acid" (Ovnimoon Records)


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...