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Scandinasia    214

What's up Psynews ?

 

 

 

A few weeks ago, we had two memorable topics about the power of evocation of Goa music :

_ a topic named "What songs do you connect to a girl ?"

_ another one who dealt with synaesthesia, and the colorful feelings one might have when listening to Goa Trance.

 

 

Well, this thread is not that much different. Let me explain.

 

It is hard to me to listen to a release when I don't have a "key" to understand it. As soon as I figured out that key, I can dive deeply into an album, an EP or a mere song. This key, in my case, is the feeling of a story, or a landcape, or both (when the narrative side of a song meets up the descriptive one).

 

A question I adress then to the people who might feel intrested is : What release do you connect to what kind of landscapes ?

 

This kind of topic should also evaluate the potential of psy music to stimulate the imagination, and the importance of its atmospheric work.

 

Then, I shall begin myself. Here are releases that I personnally connect to specific landscapes :

 

 

 

 

Filteria - Lost in the Wild : Gothic landscapes. Towering cathedrals plunged into the night. Gargoils, vampires, and necromancers acting under the dim light of candles.

 

 

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Electrypnose - Bloomy Trap : The Dark side of the Internet. Cyber war.

 

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Egorythmia - The Remixes 2011 : The inside of a moving tectonic rift.

 

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Astropilot - Solar Walk 2 : A silent city with concrete buildings, without any people or animal. The sun is shining of a surreal light. The time has ceased to be.

 

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Merkaba - Ancient Relics : A dark, moist forest where you can lose yourself. The trees are filled with pagan magic.

 

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E-Mantra - Arcana : An eerie nightscape, with fairies dancing and fluorescent plants.

 

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Electrypnose - Brain Stretching : A post-acopalyptic landscape. Industrial ruins filled with noxious chemicals and deadly radioactivity.

 

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JIS - Illusions of Reality : Open blue sky. A refreshening breeze. Some flying boats passing by.

 

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Deedrah - Self Oscillation : The dark suburbs of a cosmopolite city. 90's cars, drug dealing, gang wars.

 

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Akshan - The Rise of Atlantis : Gigantic white cliffs in a Fantasy world, bordering an ocean looking like the Atlantic. Gulls flying around.

 

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Skazi - My Way (No, I won't put a link) : A pool party in Beverly Hills. With a lot of rich people making dumb hip-pop, dressed as if they were gangstas.

 

 

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Psykovsky - Tanetsveta : A dystopian world. Babies growing into tubes. Torture rooms. Cybernetic technology at the service of evil.

 

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Rotwang    323

Psykovsky - Tanetsveta : A dystopian world. Babies growing into tubes. Torture rooms. Cybernetic technology at the service of evil.

 

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Weird. I think of Tantetsveta as both very organic-sounding and possibly the happiest psytrance track I've ever heard.

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Richpa    924

Weird. I think of Tantetsveta as both very organic-sounding and possibly the happiest psytrance track I've ever heard.

Agreed.

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cambeing    6

This is an interesting as heck topic and idk why there aren't more replies! One of the reasons I got into Psy to begin with is the imagery and landscapes the music would provoke in my mind, some are psychedelic and abstract beyond comprehension but a few more distinct ones include:

Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger: A dark carnival/fairgrounds with dangerous rides that move too fast and out of control; everything feels manic and bizzare 

KinDzaDza - Waves From Inner Space: A broken, glitching supercomputer within a cold, lifeless machinescape 

Etnica - Alien Protein: Claustrophobic corridors inside a 50's style alien mothership

Solar Fields - Blue Moon Station: Exploring giant, alien structures on a forest-like planet; home to a very technologically advanced race

 

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