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pdinklag    80

Squaremeat - Wave Soup

 

Nice to see a Squaremeant fan here! :)

 

Squaremeat is the artist I have the most music of... the 4 albums, quite some website freebies that came with "Astronomical Coffee Break", and if you want to call "Flat Foot" a Squaremeat release (as I do), it's another wicked album right there. Very enjoyable stuff. :D

 

Reason it's not in my "top 10" is because my favorite tracks are distributed across the albums. Squaremeat would be one of my top 10 overall artists, though. (new thread, anyone? :P )

 

Ololiuqui - Dito

 

Might be in my future top 10. I only discovered it in a second hand shop last year. Wicked stuff here, man!

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GhostOnAcid    15

Filteria - Sky Input (brings me to goa)

Khetzal - Corolle

Ra - 9th

Cosmosis - Cosmolgy

Doof - Lets Turn On

Pleiadians - IFO

Dimension 5 - Transdimensional

Zirrex - Lost In Time

Aavepyörä - Goddess Guerrilla

Cosmic Baby - Stellar Supreme

 

Bonus: Robert Miles - Dreamland :P (brings me to electronic music)

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Oopie    150

A couple classics have to be omitted as they're not coherent as a whole (IFO for example... I think Alcyone and Electra are easily the best ones on it!) so my list is as follows:

 

Bypass Unit - Dropz Of Obscure Eclipses

Cosmosis - Cosmology (more coherent than Synergy althou both are great)

Etnica - Live In Athens 96

Hallucinogen - Twisted (as the years go by my appreciation for this album grows. Ahead of everybody in 95!)

Electric Universe - One Love

Astral Projection - Trust In Trance

Texas Faggott - Petoman's Peflett (Remains my suomisaundi favorite for years)

Nervasystem - Time Travel

Indoor - Progressive Trance (it's a bit simplistic and dated in some perspective, but carries so much soul <3 The best effort composition-wise the Ofer co. ever did in my books)

Ra - To Sirius

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staffan    31

As always, it's difficult to choose.

 

Hallucinogen - Twisted

Eat Static - Implant

Koxbox - Dragon Tales

MFG - The Prophecy

Sandman - Witchcraft

Total Eclipse - Violent Relaxation

Doof - Lets Turn On

Transwave - Helium

TIP - Feeling Weird

Astral Projection - Trust In Trance

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not in a particular order as its all based on mood.

 

Astral Projection - Amen

Astral Projection - Dancing Galaxy

Astral Projection - Another World

Blue Planet Corp. - Blue Planet

Yahel - Waves of Sound

Yahel - For the People

Vibrasphere - Lime Structure

Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger

Cosma - Nonstop

MWNN - Interstate Highway

 

 

I didnt include any Pleiadians or other wonderful artists because I dont think they have albums that are good through and through. I could however put a bunch of VA's on this list too, that includes tracks like Lazy Spiral, Time Dilation, etc. This goes for other artists aswell. For example Vibrasphere. I love about 20 more songs by them, but no particular album contains too many great ones to fit the list.

Only albums that have maximum of 1-2 "fillers" is my critera for above.

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What?! No Talamasca? No Toi-Doi?

I love many Talamasca tracks too, but no One album in Particular is good enough to host too many great ones. And sadly this goes for many artists. Thats why I often enjoy really good VA's instead.

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Novoice    13

Without any order:

 

Silent Horror - Séance

RA - 9th

Dimension 5 - Transdimensional

Dimension 5 - TransAddendum

Hunab Ku - Magik Universe

Celestial Intelligence- Perpetual Energy

Mindsphere - Inner Cyclone

Crossing Mind - The Inner Shift

Nova Fractal - Fractal Landscape

Omnivox - Fragments Of Evolution

 

Plus number 11 (because officially a copmpilation, but feels like an album):

Dimension 5 - TransStellar

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MAM015    1

My top 10, without any particular order... I have at least 1 physical copy of them all:

 

Jaia - Blue Energy - Blue Synergy (Yellow Feather)

RA - 9th (Suntrip)

Pigs In Space ‎ Pigs In Space (Phonokol)

Hallucinogen - Twisted (Dragonfly)

Total Eclipse - Violent Relaxation (Avatar, RE)

Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite (Javelin Ltd France)

Mindsphere - Inner Cyclone (Metapsychic)

Braincell - Frequency Evolution (Glowing Flame)

Jaia - Fiction (Digital Structures)

Ethereal - Anima Mundi (Not on label, RE)

 

 

on a side note, it's good to be back, my last post here was 4 years ago; I dropped out for personal issues.

Now you may ask what a die-hard Goa fan has to do with braincell at all... I keep asking myself the same question :)

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psytones    73

Ok, 10 top (psy/goa-) trance albums from what I own on original release, is as follows :

 

 

Pleiadians ‎ I.F.O. [i.dentified F.lying O.bject]

 

Dark Whisper ‎ Spirit Of An Age

 

CPC‎ Über Den Angst

 

Overdream Wonderwise

 

Deja Vu Fabrique ‎ Deja Vu Fabrique

 

Psykovsky ‎ Debut

 

Deedrah ‎ Body & Soul

 

In'R'Voice ‎ Resonance Metaphizix

 

Alienated Buddha ‎ Inpsyde

 

Psysex ‎ Expressions Of Rage

 

Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom

 

Astral Projection ‎ Another World

 

Shiva Shidapu ‎ The Album

 

Hallucinogen - Twisted

 

Tandu - Multimoods

 

Toï Doï - Technologic (if I were to buy only one more album from this champ, which one do you recommend?)

 

 

 

Hm, how many was that, in what order?

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Starkraver    858

Ok, 10 top (psy/goa-) trance albums from what I own on original release, is as follows :

 

Tandu - Multimedia

 

Hm, how many was that, in what order?

Also :D

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Starkraver    858

Pleiadians - IFO

Juno Reactor - Transmissions

Chi A D - Earth Crossing

Etnica - Alien Protien

D5 - Transdimensional

Juno Reactor - Beyong the Infinite

Koxbox - Forever after

Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger

UX - Ultimate Experience

 

(Freakin Aliens :P)

 

Etnica - Live in Athens 1996 :)

New list!

 

Kiriyama - Reach Escape velocity

Fragletrollet - Playground of spirit

Nervasystem - Brainradio

Ubar Tmar - Macrometasomakosmos

Jikkenteki - Flights of infinity

Psykovsky - Ksolntsu

Mana Source - Kanji

Sab kuch Milegator - Kauas Aikain Taa

Deja vu fabrique - Deja vu fabrique

And

Chi A.D - Earth Crossing! <3

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No particular order, I'll limit myself to one per artist, though, it's tough :D

 

Etnica - Alien Protein

Hallucinogen - Twisted (although, I'm not entirely convinced, it's a proper trip from start to finish and the 5th track is just...booom!!)

KoxBox - Dragon Tales (and Forever after, too somewhat)

Khetzal - Corolle

Message from God - Project Genesis (and New kind of world AND The prophecy ..god damn it :( )

RA - To Sirius (no-brainer)

Shakta - Silicon Trip (hooooly shit)

Astral Projection - Dancing Galaxy

Miranda - Phenomena

Artha - Influencing Dreams

 

I'm sorry Filteria, I love you, but you didn't make the list :<

 

If I had to pick my all time favourite..ughh.. I'm a Koxbox bitch till death. Dragon Tales it is :)

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HappyHorse    186
[...]

VA - Erta Alé! Yeah I said it! No comps? Well it's not a comp to me! MUAHAHAHAH

[...]

But you can't ignore it.

 

You just got a digital kiss from me :P

 

 

My top 10:

 

-X-Dream ‎– Trip To Trancesylvania

Why? It is mellow, deep, trancy and dreamy with a full story and bouncy techno beat; like it should be.

-Chi-a.d. ‎– Virtual Spirit

Why? Most complete goa album ever made...this album listens like how a fairy tale reads.

-Koxbox ‎– Forever After

Why? It is the most funky and SF-Goa ever made. Warm, deep and so complex.

-M-Run ‎– Some Run Just For Fun

Why? This is the revival and more radical form of ‘Color Box’ and it stands out of all the newer Goa trance of its quality and especially very unique sound and drive.

-California Sunshine ‎– Wonderland

Why? One of the first goa Cds I ever bought: it made me smile and smile. It is intense and the definition of real melodic goa trance (new skoolers – listen and learn).

-Green House Effect ‎– Global Warming

Why? This is funky, like it is disco goa trance. Melancholic, deep and warm and especially the production is ridicilously good!

-Ololiuqui ‎– Dito

Why? In my opinion the most complete progressive album ever made. No cliché sounds but unique and utter best production.

-Xenomorph ‎– Cassandra's Nightmare

Why? It is the perfect nightmare!!!

-MFG ‎– The Message

Why? Just because it is (in my opinion) the only complete psy trance album where also the Matrix samples are perfectly fit for the music (or is it the other way around?).

 

Last but not least...the new ARTHA album media October 2016 ("Fuck you dolphins", it's too good not to mention :P )

New goa can be as good as the old :)

 

 

Why all these CDs? I think they have something in common not all albums and artists could (and still can not) provide us:

a ) good mixing,

b ) the right sound for the right melody,

c ) real melodies (which became even more rare in the period we are now - even if assumed most new goa is melodic),

d ) a good deep base and kick (straight imported from techno, house,...)

and especially: being very very original!!! Like an artist really should be.

 

PRODUCTION & ORIGINALITY COUNTS! :)

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ptn    16

Digging up this fossil (alphabetical order):

Art of Trance - Wildlife on One
Astral Projection - Dancing Galaxy
Electric Universe - Stardiver
Hallucinogen - Twisted
Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom
KoxBox - Dragon Tales
Pleiadians - I.F.O.
Portamento - The Portal
Total Eclipse - Violent Relaxation
Transwave ‎– Helium

 

Some of them are here having sentimental value to me (like Art Of Trance, Electric Universe or Total Eclipse ) and some because they are IMO untouchable (Hallucinogen, KoxBox, Pleiadians). Portamento's album brought me back to goa/psy sounds and I consider it a new classic.

 

 

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Grayling    6

In no order.

Pleiadians - IFO

Hux Flux - Cryptic Crunch

Dimension 5 - Transdimensional

Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger

Kox Box - Dragon Tales

VA - Significant Elf Proclivities

Filteria - Daze of Our Lives

Ray Castle & Collaborators - Mystique of the Metaverse

Colorbox - Train to Chroma City

Ra - 9th

 

 

Bonus non-psy...

Nick Warren - Global Underground 011: Budapest

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Mantra604    20

Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite

Astral Projection – Dancing Galaxy

Pleiadians - IFO

Cosmosis – Cosmology

Koxbox - Live at Burning Man

Dimension 5 - Transdimensional

Miranda - Phenomena

Blue Planet Corporation - Blue Planet

Jaia - Blue Energy/Synergy

Atmos ‎- Headcleaner

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Trance2MoveU    357

Old school Goa Trance:

Etnica- Alien Protein
Pleiadians- IFO
Dimension5- Transdimensional
Cosmosis- Cosmology
Astral Projection- Trust In Trance
UX- Ultimate Experience
Colorbox- Train to Chroma City
Bypass Unit- Dropz of Obscure Eclipses
Cydonia- In Fear of A Red Planet
Psygone- Organique

Miranda- Phenomena,
Transwave- Helium
Shakta- Retroscape
Moonweed- Voice of Jupiter
Nervasystem- Time Travel

Those last five could be substituted and I wouldn't be upset.

New School Goa Trance:

Khetzal- Corolle
M-Run- Some Run Just For Fun
Portamento- The Portal
Merr0w- Born Underwater
Mindsphere- Patience For Heaven
Artifact303- Back To Space
Ra-9th
Morphic Resonance- Perplexity
Ovnimoon- Holistic
Psy-H- Distant Worlds


Fliteria- All of it
E-Mantra- Ditto 

 

Psytrance

Absolum- Inside the Sphere
Speedball- Human Disorder
Shift- Excession

These first three do not count because they are a part of my DNA.


Braincell- Transformation of Reality
Concept- The Vicious Cycle
Deliriant- Chemistry
Kiriyama- Reach Escape Velocity
Logic Bomb- The Grid
Master Blasters- Life Changing Experiences
Ovnimoon- Trancemutation of the Mind
Phatmatix- The Divine Comedy
Protoculture- Love Technology

Moai- Full Moon
Psilocybian- Godhead
Rubix Qube- Ulterior Motives
Shift- Alternator

The last 5 are honorable mentions that I would definitely try to smuggle onto the plane when the stewardess wasn't looking.

 

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Jaza    30

The problem with this is the modern day move to selling more singles and 2-3 track EPs means that such a list is more likely to contain older albums. Neo goa is one of the few sub-genres left where artists still seem defined by LPs.

For instance a Dickster album with all his best tracks from VAs, etc, from 2010-15 would likely make mine. But his actual album Innebriati would not.

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I mean, to be fair, much of the old music was singles based too.

There is no Slinky Wizard album, Satori album, the first Process album was actually Prometheus Process and was fairly removed from the earlier sounds, Syb Unity Nettwerk, Yamabikaya, Eupsychia, O.O.K.; I'd say that the album-era was kinda second or third wave. Early 2000s, after 12"s started to decline and before digital distribution really kicked in.

 

 

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psytones    73
59 minutes ago, the goa constrictor said:

, Yamabikaya, 

Yamabikaya album on Shiva Space Technology is a full album... not sure why you mentioned that act .. maybe I misunderstand. I have this but have never listened to it yet :o *crappy camera sorry 

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Manuser    237

I listened to the Yamabikaya album a while ago and really did not like it much. Was a disappointment for me but I guess it's worth buying it if you are a collector. 

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psytones    73

I donno bro I truly love it to bits. Got more then one copy (been played/party a lot). But yeah as the saying goes.. Taste is like the ass. Divided and usually it stinks.  :) Also Fragletrollet bought it after I got him attentive of it. And he loves. It's very trippy, and minimal. Very fun and psychedelic imo. Subtile excellence. . And they where like 4 people (?) All contributing real music skills (?) in a very strange minimal and psychedelic trance group. I mean, it's just awesome. Cover-art and their Japanese just matches the music so. Of course.. it's old. But it has bass...... 

Shameless.. I used their music first and last in this dj-set for a festival in the northern swamp forest .... 

I'm sorry for the winging off topic.  Maybe I'll manage to give my actual reply to the OP laters 

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