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It's time to vote for your favourite uptempo and downtempo psy albums of 2013. You can vote for up to 10 albums in each category; your first will be awarded 10 points, your second 9, and so on. Cast your vote by replying to this thread with your votes written in the following format (the label is optional, but if you can be bothered to put it in it will make counting votes easier):

 

Uptempo:

1: Artist - Title (label)

2: Artist - Title (label)

3: Artist - Title (label)

4: Artist - Title (label)

5: Artist - Title (label)

6: Artist - Title (label)

7: Artist - Title (label)

8: Artist - Title (label)

9: Artist - Title (label)

10: Artist - Title (label)

 

Downtempo:

1: Artist - Title (label)

2: Artist - Title (label)

3: Artist - Title (label)

4: Artist - Title (label)

5: Artist - Title (label)

6: Artist - Title (label)

7: Artist - Title (label)

8: Artist - Title (label)

9: Artist - Title (label)

10: Artist - Title (label)

 

You have until the end of March to vote. If you change your mind after voting, don't make a new post - just edit your existing post. Also, if you reply to a post in this thread then please remove any votes from the quoted material (I will be copying and pasting the thread into an automatic vote-counting doohickey, so if votes appear twice they may be counted twice).

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It's time to vote for your favourite uptempo and downtempo psy albums of 2013. You can vote for up to 10 albums in each category; your first will be awarded 10 points, your second 9, and so on. Cast y

I'd say you can include it as both uptempo and downtempo. I can go back and check the 2008 poll to see how people dealt with Opus Iridium, but I bet it was like that.

Great, I am nowhere need decided and just 2 days left I was starting to panic listen

Three questions:

 

- where to put music like Sephira, Akshan (110-130 bpm, ambient-trance style), I saw Akshan's previous album in downtempo best of 2012, but I wanted to be sure nothing has changed (some tunes are closer to progressive and uptempo in general than to regular Shpongle/Shulman/etc)?

- can we include EP's?

- if I put, for example, 5 positions instead of 10, they will be granted 10 points to 6 points or I should fill all ten places to be valid?

 

Sorry if I'm being too detailed :)

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- where to put music like Sephira, Akshan (110-130 bpm, ambient-trance style), I saw Akshan's previous album in downtempo best of 2012, but I wanted to be sure nothing has changed (some tunes are closer to progressive and uptempo in general than to regular Shpongle/Shulman/etc)?

Wherever you want. Trusting your judgement is much easier than me trying to figure out how to categorise a bunch of releases I've never heard. On previous occasions the same release has been voted for in both uptempo and downtempo categories; this isn't a problem.

 

- can we include EP's?

Yes.

 

- if I put, for example, 5 positions instead of 10, they will be granted 10 points to 6 points or I should fill all ten places to be valid?

No, post as many or as few as you want. At most 10 votes per poster in each category will be counted.

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Uptempo:

1: Tickets - Andriod Wave (Timecode Records)

2: Various - Memories from Goa Madness (Goa Madness Records)

3: Various - Goa Trance Revolution (Goa-Trance.com)

4: Various - If I Was'nt Human, I'd Be A Trance Track (Cronomi Records)

5: Various - Up To Next Step (Goalogique Records)

6: Various - Tribal Encore (Anjuna Records)

7: Various - The Call Of Goa (Ovnimoon Records)

8: Dimension 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip Records)

9: Omegahertz - Deca (Dimensional Records)

10: Radical Distortion - Back In Time (Eutuchia Records)

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Damn, sorry, I somehow missed this thread.

 

Uptempo:

 

1. Crop Circles - Lunar Civilization EP (DAT)
2. BlackStarrFinale - Auryn (Neogoa)
3. V/A - The Kingdom (Zion604)
4. V/A - Mind Rewind 2 - Past Forward (DAT Mafia)
5. V/A - Phoenix (Zion604)
6. Dimension 5 - TransStellar (Suntrip)
7. Dimension 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip)
8. Crop Circles - Full Mental Jackpot EP (DAT)
9. V/A - Sideffect (Psynews)

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Uptempo:

  1. BlackStarrFinale - AURYN (Neogoa)
  2. V/A - The Call Of Goa (Ovnimoon)
  3. Filteria - Lost In The Wild (Suntrip)
  4. Trinodia - Astral Clouds (Ovnimoon)
  5. GoaTree - The Force (Neogoa)
  6. PharaOm - Under The Sun Of Goa (Neogoa)
  7. V/A - Blacklight Moments (Suntrip)
  8. Cosmic Dimension - In A Special Kind Of Space (Suntrip)
  9. V/A - Mind Rewind 2 (DAT Mafia)
  10. V/A - Sideffect (Psynews)
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Uptempo:
1: Dimension 5 - TransStellar (Suntrip)
2: Filteria - Lost in the WIld (Suntrip)
3: VA - Blacklight Moments (Suntrip)
4: Dimension 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip)
5: Crop Circles - Full Metal Jackpot EP (DAT)
6: Crop Circles - Lunar Civilization EP (DAT)
7: VA - Goa Trance Revolution (Goa-Trance.com)

8: Stereofeld - Frequenzwechsel (Sun Station)

9: BlackStarrFinale - Auryn (Neogoa)
10: VA - Tribal Encore (Anjuna)

Downtempo:

1: Globular - Magnitudes of Order (Ektoplazm)

2: Phone Booth Robbers - Falling into One (Omnitropic)

3: E-Mantra - The Hermit's Sanctuary (Altar)

4: Tengri - Icaros (Peak)

5: Phobium - Oort Cloud (Omnitropic)

6: VA - Floating Spirals 2 (Altar)

7: Shpongle - Museum of Consciousness (Twisted)

 

 

i thought Vogager: First Plateau was also 2013? discogs lists it as 2012, but then no one voted for that great comp in 2012...

if it's 2013 after all i'd like to insert it into 3rd place and kick out tribal encore at the bottom.

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hey people, what you think of the following

 

-if you don't want to rank your vote, every album mentioned gets 5 points. stop the leadership, cut the cake in equal pieces :)

 

btw, isn't it possible to cancel the deadline? i mean, why shouldn't i change my mind through the years, not to mention that i will listen to countless 2013 albums after the end of March

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Uptempo:

 

1. Sensient - Way of the Sloth (Zenon)
2. BlackStarrFinale - AURYN (Neogoa)
3. VA - Blacklight Moments (Suntrip)
4. Enichkin - The Ride (Mind Expansion)
5. Electrypnose - E7 (Electrynosis Media)
6. Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun of the Great East (Metropolis Records)
7. Psilocybian - Dreamtime (Ovnimoon)
8. VA - Open Gates (Parvati)
9. Ovnimoon - Trancemutation Of The Mind (Ovnimoon)

10. Dimension 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip)

 

Downtempo:

1. Akshan - The Rise Of Atlantis (Altar)
2. Ishqamatics - Spacebound (txt)
3. Slackbaba - Ask (Liquid)
4. Shpongle - Museum Of Consciousness (Twisted)
5. VA - Turlitava 2 (Neogoa)
6. Zen Baboon - Suber (Electrik Dream)
7. Globular - Magnitudes Of Order

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hey people, what you think of the following

 

-if you don't want to rank your vote, every album mentioned gets 5 points.

Since I have a job now, I'm not madly enthused about the prospect of having to rewrite my vote-counting software.

 

btw, isn't it possible to cancel the deadline? i mean, why shouldn't i change my mind through the years, not to mention that i will listen to countless 2013 albums after the end of March

We've already discussed extending the deadline, but we can't cancel it completely - otherwise we'd have to recount votes whenever someone edited a post.

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hey people, what you think of the following

 

-if you don't want to rank your vote, every album mentioned gets 5 points. stop the leadership, cut the cake in equal pieces :)

 

btw, isn't it possible to cancel the deadline? i mean, why shouldn't i change my mind through the years, not to mention that i will listen to countless 2013 albums after the end of March

The purpose of the thread is to make rankings, then they will be collected and polls will be made, hence the deadline (even though I do think that one month is a short time to make up my mind).

 

There are threads relating to each years vote in the review section (of that year), it might be possible link these with the old voting threads (we will look into that) so that individual votes can be readily found again (and changed) while having the collected (unchanged) results as well. It might even be made available directly from the discussion forum, it seems to be hidden a bit in the review section.

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01.FILTERIA - Lost In The Wild (Suntrip)

02.PHARAOM & SOMNESIA - Santorin (Space Baby)

03.v/a - Blacklight Moments (Suntrip)

04.DIMENSION 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip)

05.DIMENSION 5 - TransStellar (Suntrip)

06.TAVI - Magnetic Field (Timewarp)

07.v/a - Mind Rewind 2 (DAT Mafia)

08.v/a - Goa Overdose 3 (Underground Alien Factory)

09.v/a - Goa Trance Revolution (Trance-Goa.com)

10.TRINODIA - Astral Clouds (Ovnimoon)

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Uptempo:

1. Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun Of The Great East (Metropolis ‎– MET 848)
2: Various - Lucid Flux (Anjuna Records - ANJUNACD002)
3: Various - Skizologic - The Kingdom (Zion 604 - Zion604 cd005)
4: V/A - Sideffect (Psynews)
5. Kasatka & Antagon & Extraterrestrial - Cerberus (Akashik Record - AKASHIA004)


Downtempo:
1: Shpongle ‎– Museum Of Consciousness (Twisted Records ‎– TWSLP45)
2: Sleeping Forest - Rise Of Nature (Hadra Records - HADCD34)
3: Phobium - Oort Cloud (Omnitropic ‎– OMNI013) http://www.phobium.net4
4. Gay Satanic Hippie ‎– Tiefenrausch (Not On Label - Gay Satanic Hippie Self-released)

 

^ 4th place could easily also be the 1st place.




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Uptempo:

1: Crop Circles - Lunar Civilization EP (DAT)

2: Crop Circles - Full Mental Jackpot EP (DAT)

3: Algae Bloom – The Blossom (Sun Station)

 

Downtempo:

1: VA - Through The Afterlife (Silent Existence)

2: Phone Booth Robbers – Falling Into One (Omnitropic)

3: Miktek - Elsewhere (Ultimae)

4: Xenoscapes – Atmosflare (Glitchy.Tonic.Records)

5: Kurbeats – Folktronica (self-released)

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Uptempo:

1: Omegahertz - Deca (Dimensional Records)

2: Trinodia - Astral Clouds (Ovnimoon Records)

3: Cosmic Dimension - In A Special Kind Of Space (Suntrip Records)

4: Filteria - Lost In The Wild (Suntrip Records)

5: Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun Of The Great East (Metropolis)

6: Dimension 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip Records)

7: TAVI - Magnetic Field (GOA Records)

8: BlackStarrFinale - AURYN (Neogoa.tk)

9: Nebula Meltdown - Stardust Chronicles (Suntrip Records)

10: Nervasystem - Time Travel (Anjuna Records)



Downtempo:

1: Shpongle - Museum Of Consciousness (Twisted Records)

2: Phobium - Oort Cloud (Omnitropic)

3: Tengri – Icaros (Peak Records)

4: Interconnekted - Strong Stillness (Not On Label - Self released)

5: Androcell - Entheomythic Remixed EP (Not on Label - Self Released)

6: Entheogenic - Anthropomorphic (Universal Symbiosis Records)

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Uptempo

 

01 Filteria - Lost In The Wild (Suntrip Records)

02 Phaxe - Calm Under Pressure (Iboga Records)

03 Trinodia - Astral Clouds (Ovnimoon Records)

04 Motion Drive - Viewpoint (Iono Music)

05 VA - The Call of Goa (Ovnimoon Records)

06 Blackstarrfinale - Auryn (Neogoa)

07 Hotep - Transformation Of Light (Ovnimoon Records)

08 Predators - Inverse Gravity (Ovnimoon Records)

09 Psilocybian - Dreamtime (Ovnimoon Records)

10 VA - Blacklight Moment (Suntrip Records)

 

 

Downtempo

 

01 - Globular - Magnitudes Of Order (Free Music)

02 - Shpongle - Museum of Consciousness (Twisted Records)

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Downtempo:

 

1. Entheogenic - Anthropomorphic EP (Universal Symbiosis Records)

2. Tengri - Shipibo EP (Not on Label - Self Released)

3. Tengri - Icaros (Peak Records)

4. Avilente - From Clear Spaces Within (Microcosmos Records)

5. E-mantra - The Hermit's Sanctuary (Altar Records)

6. 2Minds - Wave Shell (Geomagnetic Records) *Note: 2nd CD of this album (called 2Minds in Dub) is downtempo.

7. Androcell - Entheomythic Remixed EP (Not on Label - Self Released)

8. VA - Oxycanta III (Ultimae Records)

9. Shpongle - Museum of Consciousness (Twisted Records)

10. Ott & The All-Seeing I ‎– Live At Terminal West (Ottsonic Music)

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Downtempo:

 

 

2. 2Minds - Wave Shell (Geomagnetic Records) *Note: 2nd CD of this album (called 2Minds in Dub) is downtempo.

 

 

Yeah, this one is tough - I have (again :)) a question. I like both CDs enough to put this release into a list, but the first one is uptempo and and the second is psychill. Should I write it twice, I saw the second CD has a sub-tittle '2Minds in Dub' ?

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Downtempo:

1: Kurbeats - Folktronica (Self-released)

2: Globular - Magnitudes Of Order (Self-released)

3: Miktek - Elsewhere (Ultimae)

4: Padmasana - Padmasana II (Dakini)

5: Ishqamatics - Earthbound (Anodize)

6: Benji Vaughan - Even Tundra (Twisted)

7: Ott & The All-Seeing I - Live At Terminal West (Ottsonic)

8: Reasonandu - Imminent Satori (Altar)

9: Phone Booth Robbers - Falling Into One (Omnitropic)

10: Zoungla - Entwine (Omnitropic)

 

Uptempo:

1: Algae Bloom - The Blossom (Sun Station)

2: BlackStarrFinale - AURYN (Neogoa)

3: Zirrex - Ritual Dance (Hado)

4: Dimension 5 - TransStellar (Suntrip)

5: Dimension 5 - TransAddendum (Suntrip)

6: Various - Phoenix (Zion 604)

7: Nervasystem - Time Travel (Anjuna)

8: Nebula Meltdown - Stardust Chronicles (Suntrip)

9: Various - Mind Rewind 2 (DAT Mafia)

10: Lunar Dawn - Blessings From Irij Remixes (Neogoa)

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The crops circles EPs are not really 2013 releases guys :P I see many votes for them but aye..?!

 

This comes up every year with no solid answers so we'll probably have to accept different interpretations as long as there's "2013" written somewhere on the release...

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True... but its only because its crop circles (or the likes) that this applies, it's just a re-release no matter what... not that I really care, it's just a bit silly since it takes a spot in the list of something that was actually first released in 2013...

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it's just a re-release no matter what...

 

...with 1-2 new tracks per disc, which is quite a lot for a single. I wouldn't vote for a direct re-release but I might do so for these singles. This is the grey area of altered editions.

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