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Artist: Various

Title: Blacklight Moments

Label: Suntrip

Date: June, 2013

 

1. Wake Up And Smell The Ashes - Daimon
2. These Talking Machines - K.O.B.
3. Black Sun - Psychic Voyag
4. Viral Breath - Cosmic Dimension
5. Aramean Dreams - Khetzal
6. Emotional Overload - Javi and Sko0ma
7. Beyond Lightspeed (E-Mantra rmx) - Artifact 303
8. Naltayada - Skarma
9. Depth Of Consciousness -Mindsphere
10. Cosmic Fusion - Uth

 

 

I hope that someone posts a review thread soon. This city is in trouble and only one man can help. One incredibly sexy man with muscles of chiseled stone and smoldering blue eyes.

 

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This could not have been any clearer. Ok, I might've ummm...I might've added that last bit.

 

 

Suntrip, the alpha and omega of goa trance is back at it again with their latest compilation. Blacklight Moments brings well known artists together with a few newbies in an incredible exercise in melodic goa. Surprise surprise. The Mindsphere double album Patience For Heaven was an absolute treat, but this label doesn't seem satisfied with resting on previous successes. These guys give the people what they want. Want some downtempo? BAM! Opus Iridium and the Sweet Sadness of Electrypnose. Need some darkness in your goa? May I introduce you to the Temple of Chaos. I wish my credit card company was this attentive. So is this a worthy addition to the Suntrip library?

 

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Really?

 

 

Wake Up and Smell the Ashes- "Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. Rise and... shine. Not that I... wish to imply you have been sleeping on the job. No one is more deserving of a rest, and all the effort in the world would have gone to waste until... well, let's just say your hour has... come again. The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world. So, wake up, Mister Freeman. Wake up and... *smell the ashes*..."

 

For my money the dark alter-ego of Antares slayed it with his track Codex on Temple of Chaos. End of discussion. Back again with a creepy sample from the Halo game (don't ask me which one I had to look it up. Too busy getting laid) he once again incorporates the randomness of a little darkpsy into his goa trance. While infinitely less powerful than Codex it was still nice and dark with great sequences near the end. Proving once again that this young man who cannot even drink legally in my country has accomplished more than I have in more than twice his years.

 

F*cker.

 

 

Those Talking Machines- I'm not the biggest fan of this Filteria side project as I prefer his chaotic style more. This is an older track with dark mechanical intentions that more closely resembles tech-trance than goa. It's not very interesting to me, but what it lacks in evolution it makes up for in atmosphere. Not bad, but not great either.

 

Black Sun- We're Psychic Voyag and we leave off the e cause our track is excellent. Why yes it is, chock full of twisting leads and spiraling strands of sunlight with no downtime. Not the deepest track you'll hear, but if this was Jello wrestling, Jannis just got a mouth full of strawberries.

 

Viral Breath- The second newbie in a row must've impressed Mars & Anoebis. Good luck getting the acidic taste out of your mouth with this one. Melodic and powerful it's the sound that makes Suntrip what it is.

 

Aramean Dreams- Responsible for one of the greatest goa trance albums ever in Corelle Matthieu Chamoux is back and it's like he never left. Melodic mysticism floats on electrically charged air as the ground itself pulsates with life. Volume and intensity increase as I try to focus on each new addition. Masterful. He just dropped the mic and left the stage with your girlfriend.

 

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Emotional Overload- As I mentioned in another review, these two are the Chang & Eng of goa. Always together. Off topic, but if you have sex with conjoined twins is it really a threesome? Just some of the things I think about.

 

While you're discussing that, they deliver another power player that tumbles over itself with sharp melodies. Constantly evolving, maneuvering as if rocketing through an asteroid belt it leaves the melodies hanging in the air to guide you safely to the other side.

 

Beyond Lightspeed (E-Mantra Remix)- Are these guys fighting? They're remixing each others' tracks in what seems like a goa pissing contest. With all that urine flying around the winners are the ones that don't get peed on.

 

That would be us. E-mantra shows his hypnotic style with levels of melody climbing clouds like I do stairs. Screaming 303 madness with more aggressive knob twisting than gay porn. Ok, too far. The track of course is brilliant.

 

Naltayada-

 

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They did it! They f*cking did it!

 

I knew Suntrip would be the ones to get the band back together. After all this time and all the delays, you think this day will never come, but they did it. They managed to get Astral Projection to release some new goa material.

 

What? That's not them? You gotta be kidding me...But it sounds just like...Oooh, this is awkward.

 

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You know what? F*ck 'em. Skarma you are now the new Astral. Great job with the sounds and layers of melody, but I'm gonna need 4 classic albums in...let's say 3 years.

 

No pressure.

 

 

Depth of Consciousness- The titans just keep on coming. After pseudo Astral Ali still has enough in the tank after PFH. It's slower, but deliciously complex. The melodies intertwine like an Indiana Jones snakepit warming the soul and supporting the body. This is so delightfully foreign and ethnic, I could never play this in my town. Might as well open up an Al-Quaeda travel agency. Not good to stir up the rednecks...they tend to get all shootey.

 

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Cosmic Fusion- Uth is Alex Lytvyn and his release Distant Instincts was stupendous. He shows his dreamy and downtempo skills with more layers than my sandwich. It's easily the most beautiful track here and a perfect way to end this compilation. I'm glad he got his opportunity with Suntrip to show what he could do.

 

I'm getting tired of saying it (and I'm sure you might be getting tired of hearing it), but the boys from Belgium have done it again. Tracks full of melody and intricacy bring the trance like state to your front door. They've still got the Midas touch. Kudos to the artists who continue to paint the dreamlike tapestry that goa can be and also to Mars for carrying on with all that he's been going through. Another gem in the crown of the kings.

 

Long live the king!

 

 

 

Suntrip

 

Psyshop

 

Beatspace

 

GoaStore

 

Mdk

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johnb820    155

"Trance2MoveU is the reviewer psynews deserves, but not the one it needs right now." Wait what? Oh nevermind.

 

Blacklight Moments is a very very special album, but most of you knew this already right? It's so full of twists and turns, contemplation, hope and despair, light and darkness. A culmination of who these artists are and what they want to show us, participating in this ever creative process known as life. I won't go into each and every track on here in detail because they are all so good, so unique and well made. So yes, thank you to all the artists, lesser known and well known your craft means a lot to me and surely others. My summer is a little more glorious thanks to you all.

 

Also, in case you have not heard, Skarma's track is out of this world good. So clever, well written, it shimmers with energy from the developing melodies to the breakdown to the release. I have to say though, you are no Astral Projection, you are better. More specifically a typical AP track would be slower, with a totally different kick/bass rhythm. Neither would AP write a song with such a song structure.

 

I don't like to make comparisons but I think Blacklight Moments is better than Shaltu. It's more intense, more twisted, more spiraled, perfectly laid from track 1 to track 10. This album is seriously a wonderful psychedelic journey from start to finish. Basically, Suntrip has done it again.

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Panoptes    45

Finally! I've been waiting for someone to start a topic on this one :)

 

1. Wake Up And Smell The Ashes - Daimon

This one doesn't really stick out to me. The half life quote is neat however I'm coming closer to the conclusion that Daimon or any of his other projects just aren't my cup of tea

 

2. These Talking Machines - K.O.B.

Very neat atonal track, dark and mysterious, which deviates heavily from anything Jannis has done before. It took me a couple listens to appreciate this one for its truly unique.

3. Black Sun - Psychic Voyag

This track has an oldschool sound. Still this isn't enough to strike my fancy. The song is quite anticlimactic and fails to hold intrest.

4. Viral Breath - Cosmic Dimension

WOAH, here is some nice energy! Its nice to see some fresh acts on suntrip who know how to tickle my ears the right way.

5. Aramean Dreams - Khetzal

If you're into Khetzal's sound which I happen to be, this song is for you. Interesting textures and progressions with non-cheese eastern melodies. After this release I really hope Ketzal decides to put out another album. *crosses fingers*

6. Emotional Overload - Javi and Sko0ma

Well Done! What a pleasant surprise. Two fresh names and a sick collaboration. This song is my favorite from the whole album. It's intelligent progressions and suitable melodies make for a very psychedelic adventure. So strap in and enjoy!


7. Beyond Lightspeed (E-Mantra rmx) - Artifact 303

E-Mantra tends to be very hit and miss according to my taste (has something to do with the lack of grit and dissonance at times.) However, this is one of my favorite E-manta songs, hands down! He took a different approach from the original which doesn't seem to rely as much on the melodics. When he busts out that gritty sound at 5:18, everything comes together. This is my second favorite song on the album.

 

8. Naltayada - Skarma

The song screams Astral Projection at me. He did a great job a recreating the old-school sound and it works. Nice track overall.

 

9. Depth Of Consciousness -Mindsphere

I like Mindsphere's work however after listening to his prior stuff I hold higher expectations from his work. The song is ok but it doesn't standout to me from the album nor from his prior works.

 

10. Cosmic Fusion - Uth

Another fresh face. I like this guys unique style! The track embarks one on a sonic journey through your mind and into the universe. This is my 3rd favorite track from the album.

 

 

This is my new favorite va released on suntrip next to Temple of Chaos. Well done Suntrip, well done.

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Penzoline    336

My mini-review

 

First let's put one thing on the table. That cover is awesome.

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Now on to the music I have selected 3 silly categories and stuck those tracks in as I've pleased.

 

Fantastically:

KOB Track is fantastically good. You want groove? You have groove! You want dark menacing atmosphere like Goa doesn't have these days? We got it! You want a sample that kicks off a climax like noones business? KOB got you covered! Too bad KOB is no more! A shame.

Khetzal is fantastastically a fantastic comeback, my expectations were surpassed. That dark magic tone with the fast tempo is just a wondrous thing! What a track.

Skarma is fantastically like Astral Projection! Don't care if it isn't AP, just someone who can pull this off is an achievement. Oh yeah, it's also an awesome fantastical track.

Uth is fantastical. Extremely interesting moments and production! Great work.

 

Pretty goodically:

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Javi & Skooma had some nice unique and tasty melodies! 2:40 my god it sound nice! I really want to hear if there's more of this stuff to be had.

E-Mantra remix.. how can I put it? There's really awesome work here, so many details and twists to the original. A TON of layers. It's a refreshing listen for many good reasons but something about it makes it forgettable - Unlike the epic Khetzal remix. The melodies don't do this cold style any favors either. Let's just call it a succesfull experiement?

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Cosmic Dimension was.. nice. Heavy acid is always good but it gets tiresome toward the end, no climax to speak of and the melodies become tedious from 3:50 onwards, it really is a shame for it to end up so predictable after having a strong first half. It's sounds like the producer just gave up and wanted to finish it off.

Daimon had a perfect intro but it lacked variety! Man it had everything there, good ideas galore, just ended up lacklustering it's way through all of it. Maybe something to do with the bassline? Bigger, more risk taking twists too were needed. But hey, I like where this is going stylistically.

 

Fillerically (or why are they here?) :

Psychic Voyage, eh I feel like I've heard this track a million times! Reminds me of the style in Goa Overdose 2, except in that compilation all the tracks had a personality. I like the idea of it, but the melodies and production just feels lackluster, nothing stands out at all at any point.

Mindsphere, well it's not completely bad.. The bassline is distractingly loud and stoic - it puts off from the interesting enough melody work, badly.

 

It's a good compilation! At 10 tracks they've put in darker and lighter tracks, mostly representing above average quality of todays scene - with a couple surprises. It's a good varied package! It's no Temple Of Chaos or Opus Iridium, but it's surely better than the last compilation, Shaltu. So we are on the right track guys!

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digitoxin    3

After reading the reviews and the huge thread in the promotional section i listened to this compilation, but i don't get the hype. For me its like a normal Goatrance compilation, i can't see whats so special about it...

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IronSun    44

After reading the reviews and the huge thread in the promotional section i listened to this compilation, but i don't get the hype. For me its like a normal Goatrance compilation, i can't see whats so special about it...

 

Please define 'a normal Goatrance compilation'.

 

 

I think it's great. Shaltu started out great, the two first tracks are so good but in my opinion got a bit weaker after them. This is more of a real voyage to me, there are a lot of nice tracks and the way the tracks are placed creates a nice trip. Will post a ,ore in-depth review later on though.

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digitoxin    3

Normal Goatrance compilation means for me its like the other ones released, like VA Goa Trance Revolution, or Dimensional Gateway 3.

 

Maybe if you compare only to other Suntrip compilations like Shaltu it becomes more special...

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Penzoline    336

Well I think this is better than any of the afromentioned, which all kinda fall in the same line for me.

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It's all about taste I suppose. This has a whole lot of reviews!! It obviously is well accepted in the community... I have never seen this many reviews :P

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Anoebis    397

This is all about taste I guess! :) It are the best tracks in my and Fabiens opinion out of 218 goa trance tracks we received... if some think this is generic, that's ok... if some think this is great, that is even better! :) Anyway, I am glad to see so many reviews/comments already :)

My personal favourite must be Mindsphere (Penzoline, relisten, LOUD! open air... I swear, you'll fly to the universe), Uth (how great, deep & dreamy), Skarma and Daimon (sounds like The Gathering) :) but of course, I love them all, otherwise I wouldn't have chosen them :)

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Richpa    894

Another solid compilation from Suntrip. My favorites are: Khetzal (!!!), Uth (!!!), Mindsphere (!!), Cosmic Dimension (!). Other tracks are nice too, but some of them just aren't my cup of tea.

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johnb820    155

Just like Ethereal's track Moondawn fell victim to being the last track on Opus Iridium, so too does Uth's on this album. But just as Moondawn won me over when I listened to it separately so did Cosmic Fusion. Just amazing production.

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IronSun    44

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Artist: Various

Title: Blacklight Moments

Label: Suntrip

Date: June, 2013

1. Wake Up And Smell The Ashes - Daimon
2. These Talking Machines - K.O.B.
3. Black Sun - Psychic Voyag
4. Viral Breath - Cosmic Dimension
5. Aramean Dreams - Khetzal
6. Emotional Overload - Javi and Sko0ma
7. Beyond Lightspeed (E-Mantra rmx) - Artifact 303
8. Naltayada - Skarma
9. Depth Of Consciousness -Mindsphere
10. Cosmic Fusion - Uth

So here we are, the much anticipated new Suntrip VA. This has everything a new goa trance compilation should have: a couple of well known artists with superb to very good productions, the return of a thought-to-be lost old favorite and some new talent showcasing that we will have good Goa Trance for years to come.

Personally, I love the way the tracks are placed here. Gong from twisty tunes over to more melodic tracks and then blowing up right in your face with larger-than-life melodies before easing you down to earth. So great job on this.

On to the tracks then:

Daimon opens this VA with a fantastic sample after which the track gets going and subtly adds twisted elements before churning out some acid lines to conclude the track. It's a good opener in my opinion, and further increases my interest in his debut under the Daimon moniker. The thing I like so much about him is that he always takes his time to build up his tracks, which works in a rather hypnotizing way, good energy build-up tracks.

KOB doesn't really do anything for me until now, although this tracks is growing on me. Groovy and twisted it continues the build-up effort of the previous track. I’ll probably need to hear this on a big soundsystem to truly start appreciating it.

Psychic Voyag makes his debut with a an interesting track, a good effort. His soundspectrum still needs some tinkering though as it somehow sounds flat and all very focused on one point which also muddles some of the melodies. This makes it somewhat tiring to listen to on headphones.

Cosmic Dimension... My oh my what can I say, this is such a nice discovery! Can’t wait to hear more from them! Very immersive old-schoolish sound with nice acid lines and FX. This is the sound I love. More!

Khetzal delivers another fantastic compilation track. Like on Twist Dreams, this one packs a lot of energy. I’m sure it will destroy dancefloors all over the world. Oh how I long for a second album...

Javi & Sko0ma surprised me. Very good track! I love the atmosphere, which is a bit darker combined with those melodies. Very energetic as well. Well produced!

E-Mantra remixes one of my favorite newer goa tracks of all time and does this pretty well. He takes out two melodies and puts them in the spotlight. It’s a good choice because this sets the remix apart from the original in a very distinct way. That last climax is fantastic.

Skarma seems to be on a roll. I’m curious to see where his AP sound will go in the future. Very good melodic track with high energy. Wish to hear more of this guy as well.

Mindsphere doesn’t need to prove anything to me anymore. Great great track, his melodies just make me leave this world. Love the kick.

Uth has the honor of closing this superb compilation and does this in great style and elegance. I have been a fan of his since his wonderful psybient EP on Neogoa and am very very pleased to hear a goa track from him. Mellow, floaty and very well produced. Couldn’t have wished for a better ending.

All in all I feel that Suntrip has nailed this compilation. Shaltu was a good effort but nowhere near as good as this. The variation between the tracks and the composition of newer and older talents is just right. I guess it’s all about taste, but it’s the subtleties that really make a compilation stand out I think.

On to the festivals to hear these tracks being played out loud in the open!

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GhostOnAcid    18

I cant help myself, but the Psychic Voyage track is my favorit. For me it is neither flat nor I can say I feel I have listened to this 1000 times. The flow is great, melodywork is great (and I this very important for me), progression and climax is top. "Black Sun" is seemingly made in one piece. Not a filler, it is the keeper of the whole compilation. :)

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IronSun    44

I cant help myself, but the Psychic Voyage track is my favorit. For me it is neither flat nor I can say I feel I have listened to this 1000 times. The flow is great, melodywork is great (and I this very important for me), progression and climax is top. "Black Sun" is seemingly made in one piece. Not a filler, it is the keeper of the whole compilation. :)

 

Interesting view! I am listening again to the track right now and I must say it's already starting to grow on me. Love the progression too actually.

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Jon Cocco    83

V/A - Blacklight Moments

Suntrip Records

2013

 

1. Daimon - Wake Up And Smell The Ashes

2. K.O.B - These Talking Machines

3. Psychic Voyag - Black Sun

4. Cosmic Dimension - Viral Breath

5. Khetzal - Aramean Dreams

6. Javi and Sko0ma - Emotional Overload

7. Artifact303 - Beyond Lightspeed (E-Mantra rmx)

8. Skarma - Naltayada

9. Mindsphere - Depth Of Consciousness

10. Uth - Cosmic Fusion

 

There are some really good reviews here. Each has something interesting to say and helps share perspective. I was not that impressed with V/A - Shaltu, though there was some great work on it. So how does Blacklight Moments compare?

 

1. Daimon - Wake Up And Smell The Ashes begin with a mischievous sounding voice sample. I like it. The first 3-5 minutes are interesting, catchy. I'm into the dynamic IM-esque approach. Somewhere in the middle though (at around 5:04) I begin to lose interest. New synth work begins to take shape at around 5:45. It's interesting, and from 6:57 forward is the catchiest part of the song for me. I just wish we reached it sooner because I was losing interest 2-3 minutes back. I feel that the song, before the last act could have benefited from being a minute shorter. The song gets a little repetitive and begins to drag for me around the forth (especially fifth) minute, until the key changes and tunes arrive towards the end (which is catchy!). I feel that the song is just a tad too long and/or lacks something to enliven the middle in its current duration. Daimon's Codex track on V/A's Temple of Chaos blows this thing away IMO. C+

2. K.O.B - These Talking Machines - I love the industrial, atmospheric, machinery-esque buildup and influence. This song has tone. It intrigues me early on, then engages me with its synth work and layers before the third minute even occurs. From that point on, it continues to develop, evolve, and remain catchy, creative, and gripping. It also sounds nothing like a Filteria song. I also don't know how it's possible not to have a K.O.B. album considering Jannis has made enough K.O.B. tracks to fill half of one, you know? Okay it would be nice to have all exclusive songs; I'm just saying. K.O.B.'s style is innovative and arresting. Great track! A-

3. Psychic Voyag - Black Sun is the song I was curious what others thought. I don't like it. I find it generic and monotonous. None of the melodies stand out or emote. The old-school sound I find forgettable and the direction uninspired, lacks risks. The song has a similar sounding feel throughout, and because of this, sounds do not stand out as much as they could have. Although there are some decent parts, such as the introduction and the returning music (after the interlude) at 5:05, I feel that Black Sun is the weakest track on the album. It just doesn't deliver, for me at least. C

4. Cosmic Dimension - Viral Breath is a HUGE step up from the previous number. It's refreshing. This track is more interesting and catchy by far. It fluidly zips along. Its atmospheric/nature elements, ambient, and synth work enrich the whole. After a short voice sample, a new synth lead arrives and propels this thing further; it's good. The returning forest-y elements add closure too. While this isn't the most ambitious or innovative track here, it's really good and comprises many great sounds throughout. B+

5. Khetzal - Aramean Dreams begins with gentle, female-esque hymns among an emerging, angelic atmosphere. The first third involves articulative layering that develops into a powerful current of streaming Eastern melodies, soundscapes, a driving beat, bass line, and more. Impressive is how many layers the artist manages into the whole. Nothing sounds muddled or crammed, but rather crisp, catchy, and fluid. The overall direction and/or arrangement however is not very dynamic or versatile, primarily due to the approach, that being (one direction without much change) that works. I have simply heard more ambitious work by Khetzal. I don't feel like he's really challenging himself here. That said, the maximal (if you will) layering combination is juicy and attractive. The interlude is nice too. The layers drop out to near entirety before the main attraction returns with a WHAM, raging crescendo [climax]; it's strong and sensational. The overall song's direction, for the record is pretty predictable in that it follows one foreseeable path throughout, sort of like Rosin Memories on Suntrip's Temple of Chaos compilation (I enjoyed more). Also I'm not dancing so I feel pretty biased, between a B/B+ here. I think this is a good track that's probably great for dance floors. B

6. Javi and Sko0ma - Emotional Overload grabs my attention more than the previous number. This is more diverse in arrangement. The song is more elaborate, emotive (at times), and less predictable. Okay, enough comparing to Aramean Dreams. This song is strong, delectable, and energetic throughout. My only nitpick is that [towards] the end of the last act, it gets a little repetitive IMO. Overall the song progresses fluidly. Its approach and direction stand out. Well done guys! A-

7. Artifact303 - Beyond Lightspeed (E-Mantra rmx) is a remix of one of the best songs from Artifact303's underrated Back To Space album. E-Mantra is a hit-and-miss for me too. I find at times the artist lacks a synth layer or sound to compliment the floating textures, soundscapes, and creative usage of occasional ambient. The good news is that this song has nearly everything I ENJOY about E-Mantra. The futuristic, skipping synth sound is very catchy, and the Eastern melodies compliment the more intensely energetic, driving work, bass line, and atmosphere. I think that the song's sheer power and impression begins to wear off towards the very end, but by then the song's pretty much over. Excellent track. A-

8. Skarma - Naltayada has an attractive Astral Projection-inspired sound. Its approach and harmony is catchy. The direction is great too. I simply find the song less then novel, lacking in innovation since I'm so familiar with AP. That said, it's solid from start to finish. There's a strong climactic segment in the middle. The last act is good too. This song captures much of what I love about AP sound-wise, and sounds newly imagined rather than ripped off or copied. Well done. B+

9. Mindsphere - Depth Of Consciousness follows up the artist's memorable double goatrance album, Patience For Heaven in 2012. This one took me several listens to get into. The song becomes catchier as it progresses, especially from 6:43 forward. One thing about this artist: on his albums he produces solid (good/great) tracks around superb gems. This I find good rather than diamonds. The first two thirds have a nice melody arrangement, and the last act, though a bit RA-esque regarding a complimentary layer, enhances the track. As with Khetzal's track, Mindsphere has impressed me more [numerous times] in the past; I don't feel like he's really challenging himself here. That said, the song is very nice throughout. B

10. Uth - Cosmic Fusion is a beautiful morning/goa sunrise number with change up [tempo] breakdowns. It begins pleasantly, and grows, develops, and evolves (as most would not imagine) throughout. It's not just traveling. Many traveling songs grow monotonous. This one changes up almost enough times to compete with IM's Dancing With Kadafi. I feel that the artist really took his time with this song, regardless of whether it was designed for this compilation or discovered in his library. I've heard Uth on Altar Record's (psy-chill, downtempo) compilations over the years, and to be honest, I was not that impressed (though it was pretty good). His work really captures my attention here. The song is evocative, harmonious, immersive, unpredictable, and beautiful (I'm between an A- and an A). Uth's Cosmic Fusion is one of the best songs of the compilation, of the year. It's excellent. A-

Conclusion - This is a stronger compilation than Shaltu, in my opinion. The positive far out-weights what I don't like, primarily Psychic Voyag's track and Daimon's gets a little draggy in the middle. The album is around 75 minutes long and showcases some of the best work by K.O.B., E-Mantra, and Uth to date. Furthermore, newcomers Cosmic Dimension, Javi/Sko0ma, and Skarma produce some of the best work on the compilation. Nice cover too btw. Blacklight Moments really combines day/night, light and dark for those who enjoy both.

Favorite tracks - 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10

 

B+

 

Previous Suntrip compilation scores from me (my opinion):

 

- Shaltu - B-

- Temple of Chaos ... A-

- Energy Waves ... B+

- Sundrops: Lights In Motion ... A-

- Opus Iridium ... B+

- Twist Dreams - B+

- Apsara ... B+

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frisbee    3

good compilation!

 

i have one small request for the reviewers. please check your formatting with other themes or simply just do not fiddle with text colors. too much text on this page is unreadable with the Deviant theme. thanks in advance, i appreciate your efforts. :)

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Rotwang    322

i have one small request for the reviewers. please check your formatting with other themes or simply just do not fiddle with text colors.

They aren't; the rich-text editor is doing that, because it's stupid. There doesn't seem to be any way to disable it for all users, I'm afraid. I ask people to disable it themselves at every opportunity, but most of the time if people are using the default theme then they don't even realise there's a problem.

 

Anyway, if a post is full of grey text that's hard to read, what I do is hit Ctrl-A to select it all. That makes it legible.

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Ormion    415

I think this is the best Suntrip compilation to date. Apart from the Mindsphere track which is the typical neogoa track that goes and goes and leads to nowhere the rest are pretty good. I'm happy to see less floaty tracks here, we need more edge and this release is a step to the right direction.

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IronSun    44

This compilation contains some of the best tracks in 'neogoa' history imho. Cosmic Dimension's Viral Breath has such a great sound, Javi and SK0oma's track is very memorable as well. Really great compilation.

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khetzal    11
Hey, I wish to thank you all for the nice comments about my track.
I do really appreciate. Nice vibes, I need that sorta'things to get me more involved in my 2nd album. *crosses fingers*
And yes, I agree, I did not challenged myself on this one (@ Jon Cocco, I like your comments, did you know ?).
Good news : I'm working on it.
Bad news : it will take a lot of time to get ready, and make it really interesting and challenging, to my tastes.
Well. Enough said.
Thanks again to all people waiting for my tracks and not forgetting me, and... Stay tuned !
Matt AKA KhetzaL ;)

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Best Suntrip release to date, sadly I have found many of this labels releases lacking any real depth of emotion. I mean, Temple Of Chaos was very much falsely advertised as acidic & a bit darker in style but I heard none of that compared to say Global Sect or Hado releases.

 

I have bought every CD to date from Suntrip, because I support this site & respect Mars and Anoebis as both music entities and people but this release I came so close to not buying as I was sure to be disappointed again. I must say my faith was rewarded as its quite good.

 

I await a release from Suntrip that will make me go "this is amazing". Filteria Daze Of Our Lives came close as well. Keen to here the new Filteria for sure.

 

Good luck, I'll keep buying for now.

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Shpongled247    70

I think the new Filteria will indeed knock our collective socks off. All signs point to a more acidic album while still being melodic as ever!

 

This compilation is one of my favourites for quite a while. I tend to forget about compilations easily though and forget to listen to them later in favour of artist albums :/

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