Jump to content
Shpongled247

Is Dark Psy Stagnating?

Recommended Posts

Shpongled247    72

Seems to me that it definitely is. Over the past few years and mostly since the push towards "hi tech" (ugh) 150+ stuff, that any creativity that was there has just..evaporated.

 

5 or so years ago isra was full of release threads, mostly for "normal" dark psy, and some forest, but these days there hasn't been an amazing new release in a long time..

 

So what is going on? Did the dark bubble burst these past years?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Richpa    900

I'm not following darkpsy releases for a while but i still enjoy the 2004 - 2008 period which brought shitload of quality compilations and albums. Maybe this topic can be a good opportunity to share some of the great releases in 2013 and recent years worth checking?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ormion    415

Not more than the rest of the subgenres. If anything the new Kindzadza seems like a new direction in Darkpsy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

I don't think it's stagnating, quite the opposite; it's evolving in a direction that you don't like (I don't like it either, but there are a few gems).

 

If you prefer old-style darkpsy then you should perhaps check out the artist Fobi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psytones    103

Just jumping in here with quick remark. After years of psytrance being bottled into groups, like chemical uninspiring Full On (thank God most of that shit just died out and became lol. It was murdered by DarkPsy, and for that I am grateful) and Progressive (urk) .. (I think those two categories, are the very example of what the fuck I do Not want in my cup of Psytrance... chemicals) .. anyway, those two more distinct and generic categories, full-on and progressive followed by the trentic rebellious and counterbalancing DarkPsy era. GOATRANCE, is on it's clear way back. To the masses. Might be you don't get my remark. That's Ok.

 

LightPsy ~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Padmapani    379

chemical uninspiring Full On (thank God most of that shit just died out [..])

actually, considering what is played now, i wish for "good old fullon" to come back. yes, in the latter years the vast majority of it was uninspired, cheesy, predictable and boring, but it was still fun to dance to. now we have the choice between noisy, glitchy 180bpm hitech and boring, predictable, uninspired and glitchy "progressive" that has less in common with progressive than with minimal or dubstep and has the beat drop out in the instant you start dancing. even the most awful fullon sounds like goa trance in comparison.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psyph3r    0

Yes, there are fewer and fewer tracks with dark atmospheres like Silent Horror, Orestis, Rawar, etc and a lot of ppl have moved on to forest and hi-tech.

I wouldn't call Fobi dark as someone mentioned but if you are looking for dark the best release i heard this year was VA - Immaterial world.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psytones    103

Yes Pad, and after all of these years with so much. Goatrance / Lightpsy is getting a wider appeal then ever (long time ago?) before.

 

Festival bookings (pull the crowd, the masses) from my view strongly suggest it. And it's so nice! Freqs, Lost ..

 

 

Keep it psychedelic. *Which is a fantastically loose term unable to be specified and locked.

 

We live in real times. And the psy, strongly suggests and reflects this. Not much room for fluffy bullshit in the dark corners of our sonic universe.

 

 

Trancehippies where all too far in their headclouds of lalala, something had to bring in some rough and unruly reality. Now that a lot of mess has been settled and chased away, (?) light returns to shine.

 

 

Don't mind me, I'm just writing out of my ass here.

 

Gotta say though, I have a really keen wub for this term, Lightpsy, and it's ultimate psychedelic powerness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Balance    61

I enjoy a lot of the modern but so wish I hadn't sold my Mistress Of Evil, Trishula & Nabi CDs a few years back.

 

This year the biggest surprise for nice dark psy was Khaos Sektor "Psychedelic Adventure" album on Rockdenashi. It incorporates happily all the elements of modern & IMO old dark psy but never goes super fast nor does it go super glitch. Check it out, it also snuck past me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psytones    103

^ I bought that CD. Still not totally loving it, but it's (some tracks struck me as) good for sure. Thats to say, not really bad. May be it grows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pixiejanet    6

i hope darkpsy just vanishes tbh.. never really got it, maybe it'll lighten up and become more listenable??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ormion    415

i hope darkpsy just vanishes tbh.. never really got it, maybe it'll lighten up and become more listenable??

fedqw9.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
U.F.Orb    69

i sure as hell miss the days darkpsy / (dark psychedelic trance) was the slang for

music that was played in the night (night time beats).

 

it represented (for me at least) the most important phase in the ritual of dancing.

night time sets were so alive,and creative,intellegant,then with the years it just evolved

into squeekie metal beats and kicks i couldnt connect with.

 

the only stand out names i rememmber are Ocelot,Quasar the alien fm gang,parasense,and early early para halu.

 

god i miss the old days in particularly and the not so long ago days when this genre still had intellegant purpose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oopie    159

I miss the days when Darkpsy meant stuff like Satori's Razor or Sandman's End of The World... ;----)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psytones    103

intellegant purpose.

 

Intelligent

 

In Tell I Gent

 

<3

 

Maybe this is some good darepsy music for ya'll. Or maybe it is also, according to, stagnated? http://www.moonkoradji.com/mkcd009_Intropix.html

 

For real though, would like to read and listen to some proper suggestion for newly released, psychedelic and intelligent psytrance alla DarkPsyyy!!

 

Suggestions; Yggdrasil Records soon to release something .. Norway also got a record label called "Horrordelic Records".

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shpongled247    72

Hmm nothing in this thread really points to otherwise... Sure Moon Koradj stuff is ok, and Yggdrasil sure, but its allllll similar sounds! To me dark has the problem prog has/had.. And to those who said it, you are right, I don't like the direction it evolved when it has (KDD I only liked first album)

 

There hasn't even been a monumental Forest Artist Album release since Derango for Christ sake :/

 

I know there are some nice va stuff but albums just seem to have dried up to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

There hasn't even been a monumental Forest Artist Album release since Derango for Christ sake :/

How about Reach Escape Velocity, or Ukalen?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shpongled247    72

How about Reach Escape Velocity, or Ukalen?

I love both but they weren't really the watershed release for the genre that Tumult was.

 

Maybe my hopes are too high and I'm spoilt with all the good goa releases lately and just expecting the same elsewhere.

 

Side note: Atriohm into Encephalopaticys into Farebi Jalebi into Derango this year was epic live.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
psytones    103

PROCS. But then again, it ain't maybe in the Dark Psy category box .. Check his latest album. "Touchdown in Hizzytown"

 

http://www.discogs.com/Procs-Touchdown-In-Hizzytown/release/4063937

 

 

And you know, this album right here, is for many of reasons concidered the be the unofficial Derango 2 (second album release).

 

 

 

Quote; Side note: Atriohm into Encephalopaticys into Farebi Jalebi into Derango this year was epic live.

 

.. sounds Very nice. If nice was the word.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
franki    33

There seems to be less "straight-up darkpsy" about these days and more and more forest & hi-tech, but there's still some quality stuff out there. I wouldn't say it's stagnating.

 

Among my favourite darkpsy releases recently are:

 

Ogoun - Oga Alabe

Yata-Garasu - Soul Resonance

The Ancient Secret Of the Flower Of Life - V.A.

Karash - Shapeshifter

Ocelot - Night & Day

Digitalist - Larger Modality Of Organisation

 

There's a fair bit of diversity among those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ormion    415

There hasn't even been a monumental Forest Artist Album release since Derango for Christ sake :/

Do you care for compilations? Cause I have dozens of recommendations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shpongled247    72

Do you care for compilations? Cause I have dozens of recommendations.

I mostly prefer artist albums. But if it is really high quality then fire away :)

 

Thanks Franki I will check those out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jason    51

I miss the days when Darkpsy meant stuff like Satori's Razor or Sandman's End of The World... ;----)

 

You're right. Most of todays darkpsy is just a bastardized version of the meaning dark. It's trying too hard and the outcome is most often just ridiculous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...