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Trance2MoveU    410




Artist: Various

Title: Epoch of the Terrans

Label: Suntrip

Date: July, 2014


  1. Crossing Mind - Virutal Mind Cleaner
  2. Morphic Resonance - Chormatic World
  3. Lunar Dawn - Blessings From Irij (Imba Remix)
  4. BlackStarrFinale - A New Name
  5. GoaTree - The Force
  6. Arronax & Somnesia - Black Hole (Revisited)
  7. Astrancer - Tetragrammaton
  8. Mindphoria - The Picture






"Vader was seduced by the dark side of the force."


Blacker the berry, sweeter the juice. Just a fact.


When you take two great things and smash them together in an unholy and sweaty union the results can either be glorious or horrifying. Peanut butter and chocolate is a truckload of win. Obviously porn and the internet belong together. I honestly cannot think of another reason for the internet. You say information and learning, well I wanna learn what it looks like when 4 chicks do it. And then there's this:




Yeah...I'm using detergent to get the chocolate out. Doesn't go together.





Oh f*ck you.



Let's get back to the good stuff. Neogoa and Suntrip. Two labels that have done more for lovers of goa trance than anyone. Both release quality music as well as fantastic artwork. Suntrip is managed by Anoebis and Mars began in 2004 and Neogoa is captained by Ivan Richpa since 2010. So finally these two juggernauts come together for a long awaited collaboration. All the tracks here were previously heard on Neogoa releases and were compiled by Ivan himself. And if he hadn't given enough he also did the artwork. With Suntrip's help and new mastering by Tim Schuldt they are now packaged into a limited edition CD perfect for collectors.



Virtual Mind Cleaner- Crossing Mind does it again with an organic and constantly evolving track which first appeared on Future Architecture 2. Heavily modulated and full of melodic layers his distinct sound is a superb way to open this compilation.


Chromatic World- Relative newcomers Morphic Resonance grab the torch with a sound some have likened to goa legends Astral Projection. Considering how long Neogoa has been around (relatively speaking) it's pretty remarkable that a track from their first and only EP made the cut. Storming goa trance with twisted leads that growl with ferocity. Good luck holding back this tidal wave.


Blessings From Irij (Imba Remix)- Talk about a guy that's come into his own! With productions that seem to continually get better his blasting remix all but makes the original unnecessary. Part Green Nuns part Oood this remix gets aggressive and sounds deliciously old school.


A New Name- Luis's album Auryn was a breath of fresh air so it makes sense to include one of those tracks here. Churning and undulating it's not old school, but more full-on in nature. Twists and turns abound.


The Force- Another blasting tune from a new kid on the block.





Not that one. But go America. This track rumbles like a 6.5 aftershock setting you up for a screeching frenzy. It's got some heavy ass attitude like a dinner guest with zero manners. Please and than you? F*ck your please and thank you.


Black Hole (Revisited)- Acidic bombast at its finest! With a thumping kick the melodies tumble over each other in this nonstop party. The break is sinister like a stalker in the dark.


Tetragrammaton- I think that over time this track has become less appealing to me. It's still a detailed effort, but I feel it has been surpassed by newer and shinier trinkets. Add to that the lead in the final minutes is like nails on the chalkboard. Bagpipe trance?


The Picture- The last track is a downtempo one lest you think Neogoa only does goa trance. Mellow and smooth from the excellent Turlitava compilation.



It boggles the mind with all the outstanding releases Neogoa has had how Ivan was able to narrow it down to just these tracks. Me I would've demanded a double album at least. But I don't really see how you could go wrong with this compilation. Yes they've all been released before for free, but now they are all on one limited edition CD that will give collectors mega boners. Add to that it was remastered by the Suntrip machine and cool looking art from Ivan. I'll go out on a limb and say it. IF you've got a problem with this CD you're a dick. And all the compression and e.q. won't help that.





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Anoebis    435

Both the Blackstarfinale track and the Morphic Resonance track are stellar with new mastering... Destroying dancefloors allover the world! :)

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Richpa    922

BlackStarrFinale was always dancefloor friendly. Thanks for review Mike, glad you like the EOTT!

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Penzoline    354

I found it a tad sad most of the artists are already well known and in fact suntrip artists. There's loads of great neogoa bangers that are less known that imo deserved to be on the release much more than the established names. I don't know what kind of deal you guys had with this release as "collaboration" was mentioned, but my personal expectations were a bit different.


As for the tracks themselves it's an alright selection though a little on the safe as was brought up already, new mastering definitely made a few sound a bit better. Tracks 3, 4 and 5 are the highlight for me, a little darker more serious tones. The downtempo ender was really solid too.

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Richpa    922

You got right at some part but on the other hand we tried to cover as much as possible suggestions that we recieved here on Psynews and via Facebook. You know, if you look at the tracklist, BlackStarrFinale, GoaTree, Morphic Resonance, Lunar Dawn and Arronax all had participated in stand alone releases on Neogoa. Somnesia, Mindsphere, Imba and Astrancer also released music on Neogoa on various compilations. Basiclly only Suntrip artist who appeared on Neogoa only once was Crossing Mind.


I agree there were a lot of tracks by other artists who could be on the CD aswell, but the running time is limited only to 80 minutes and if we wanted to cover all the good things, than we could easily start a series of compilations. Maybe in the future we will make something similar with Suntrip, maybe with other label but for now I feel happy that people who are collecting Goa trance CDs can have a small piece of Neogoa in their collections.

In the end I see this release as a testament of hard work that has been put into this project in past couple of years and that only means we're doing a good job, even with limited resources. I honestly hope that diversity of music on Neogoa will continue to exist and that all different styles of Goa trance will be equally represented on our releases. It would be silly to have complete 'the best of' in only one style, so I really think that tracks you mentioned gave some sort of balance with their darker vibe.


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IronSun    47

I think it's a good selection, considering the amount of artists and tracks released by neogoa, it couldn't have been easy to compile. Favorite here is Morphic Resonance (though I still have a weak spot for the climax of tetragrammaton), it's almost creepy how much chromatic world sounds like an Etnica-track...

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