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Artist: PharaOm

Title: Under The Sun of Goa

Label: Neogoa

Date: December, 2013

 

1 - Under The Sun Of Goa (149 BPM)
2 - Full Obsidian Eyes (145 BPM)
3 - Ispahan Garden (143 BPM)
4 - Shine Like Gold (146 BPM)
5 - Drums Of Babylon (feat. Nadasorion) (143 BPM)
6 - Sattva, Rajas, Tamans (148 BPM)
7 - Sopdet To Giza Travelers (77 BPM)
8 - Shiva's Cosmic Dance (149 BPM)
9 - Goa's Sun Will Shine Forever (148 BPM)

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Yeah, Canada in July is not what I thought it would be.
Winter got you down? Well come in from the cold and saddle up your camel! If you like your goa trance with an ethnic slant Oswald has a shiny treat just for you.
This is one long Temple of Doom menagerie. I'm talking voodoo priests that pull your heart out of your chest, ritual sacrifice, and chilled monkey brains for dinner. Sweltering heat with multi-appendaged deities that offer a gentle touch one minute and manufacture fire and brimstone the next. Real Old Testament type stuff. Melodies swarm and shimmer amidst the searing sun as chants float mysteriously on warm desert breezes. I'm searching for that damn Ark and no Asian stereotype will stop me. Nope, that honor goes to Google Maps! Man I hope they fix that software.

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That's it? That's your solution to the botched rollout? I'm not following that guy!
There will be more twirling than a 5 year old's Christmas hula hoop. Except the closer. Hmmm...that sounds a little more Bollywood porn and less forgotten City of Mystery.

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Yeah I have a few Indian friends and they don't eat that. They like cheeseburgers. One did say she rode an ostrich once, so I guess we'll call it even.
Beautiful work Oswald. Now will you hurry up and make some physical releases so I can throw some f*cking money at you?
Mdk

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PharaOm    2

Thank you so much Mdk, you know how much I love your reviews !

Maybe I'll definitly have to produce bollywood porn to get rich haha

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MrAnarchy    221

Im getting a tan just by listening to this. Rich middle-eastern-indian-ish melodies that make you feel you're riding a fucking war elephant through the roman legions n shit!

No weak tracks here at all, and even the melodies dont sound cheesy as I thought they would.

Favorite tracks "Shine Like Gold" and "Drums of Babylon"

 

Ill be relistening to this for a long while!

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abasio    228

Im getting a tan just by listening to this. Rich middle-eastern-indian-ish melodies that make you feel you're riding a fucking war elephant through the roman legions n shit!

No weak tracks here at all, and even the melodies dont sound cheesy as I thought they would.

Favorite tracks "Shine Like Gold" and "Drums of Babylon"

 

Ill be relistening to this for a long while!

Love your descriptions mate. I'm going to check this and feel like I'm riding fucking war elephants!! :D

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Tsotsi    86

1. Holy ! this intro, i get the feeling nice and early this album is PharaOm’s homage to listeners. It keeps going leading you on waiting for that kick. The kick comes, lit. I will say the beat could have been beefed up but then again it would have taken away from the rest of the song which quickly winds its way into an incredible intro track. 6/7

 

2.Another nice intro quickly turning into a song perfect of dancefloors. Trying to keep up with the song proves difficult (a very good thing (like a challenge )) then that 4 min break comes in. this track just upped a notch ~ think the final octave in Beyonces ‘love on top’’ but 1034 x better. The outro arrives tricking me into thinking it’s a another break, Definitely didn't want it to end. And its over, 5/7 (Not a weak track in anyway) and onto…

 

3.Ok first PharaOM album, and first ever review. I’m liking this, Phara’s intro’s are great, the beat slides over the opening melody gracefully and we are off. Had to get up and move to this banger. So far im thinking RA’s Earthcall (Another must listen) is closest iver heard to this. Completely different styles but so good in so many of the same ways. Ispahen Garden rewards those that pay attention and focus on the music. 6/7

 

4.PharaOm switches it up for this track, his attempt to keep you entertained with something unique is evident not to mention very successful. Holycamoly I wish I could just go out any night i wanted into the melbourne clubs and listen to this. 7/7.

 

5.Jesus, I started playing rocket league while i listened to this one and had to forfeit for not being able to focus. Another straight banger. Great intro and very clear that this album is turning into a goddamn hot set. Ooh shit he gets you at that mid break, very sneaky, very nice. This track keeps you guessing, full of confident breaks and ‘drops’ (Though i generally consider an entire track a drop in itself, not excluding this amazing piece). Vocals chant their way in and out of Sattva, Rajas, Tamas and then woah, the son takes another incredible turn, PharaOm just got his name in my top 3 artists/albums. 7/7

 

6.Phara not messing around on this intro, early beat intro not unappreciated after some of these masterpieces. Catchy melody looking forward to the rest of this track (only 2.5 min in) can't see how anyone could fit another track on par. with the others into a full album…….. Aand that sentence took me 3 minutes to write as I got lost in the melody. Hard not to imagine yourself on the dancefloor of a doof to this. 6/7

 

7.Ambitious (7/7) intro into very nice beat. This song definitely belongs in clubs and festivals around the world. Hard to place into a set for its unique sound yet surely worth the payoff for any dj that could (I’m looking at you Mandala stage Babylon). Another magical outro giving us another lovely 6/7

 

8.Onto Goa’s Sun Will Shine Forever. And now we have a hand delivery to any dj that plays that rythmic downtempo. A nice little refresher track instantly likeable that still puts me on edge not trusting it stay on track at all. I guess thats only going to be a first time listen experience after the last 7 tracks but a bonus all the same. Very nice track that still has me wanting to sway to it. 7/7.

 

9.Phara ain't gonna leave us be on this track. Straight back into it can only imagine at this point that i'm gonna have some magic in my ears. Ah shit, i was waiting for a switch up and it gets welcomed warmly at 4:20, shit that nice, any song that can take you on a journey like this, that has you so entranced you cant even remember where which part of the song led you to here is worth being listened to. Drums of Babylon stays true to its name has it pounds you through an intense track. A great foot stomping outro to a great track. 7/7.

 

Overall an amazing album without a forgettable track. Looking back i’ve given it only a few 7’s despite the fact i'm about to rate it 7/7. I’ll explain by saying that as an album played through from start to finish this is incredible, every song keeps you guessing, not many producers can play with their listeners like that. It get’s 7/7 for its consistency, production and the fact that every song fits in so well not to mention the abundance of bangers the psytrance community has just been handed.

If i could say one thing it would be that considering the above if each song was mixed into one another it would have been a whole other experience. That is only a final observation and not even a worthy criticism. Not sure how this only ranked #55 on Rotwangs final list of 2013 tracks gonna have to listen to the other 54 albums to find out.

I still can’t believe the familiarity I get between this and Ra’s Earthcall. If anyone over asked me to recommend an album close to that or vis a vis this would be it.

 

Final note, if anyone with broader knowledge has anything to recommend me to listen to in a similar vein that would be muchos gracias

 

Tsotsi out.

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Penzoline    336

Final note, if anyone with broader knowledge has anything to recommend me to listen to in a similar vein that would be muchos gracias

 

Tsotsi out.

VA - Pyramidal Trancendence, Mindsphere - Inner Cyclone, Astrancers stuff. Obviously nobody is like PharaOM but stylistically they're similar.

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Richpa    900

Yup, what Penzo said, mostly artists who were active on Metapsychic had that dominant oriental sounding Goa, so give a chance to early Travma, Amithaba Buddha/Lost Buddha and Sky Technology.

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