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Goalogique    1
01. V.A. - Limitless Universal Waves (Goalogique Records)
02. Shakta - Retroscape (Suntrip Records)
03. Minomar - Oriba Tiwa Project (Goalogique Records)
04. Astral Projection - Goa Classics Remixed (TIP)
05. Somnesia - Sanctuary Of Stars (Goalogique Records)
06. Moonweed - Voice Of Jupiter (Anjuna Records)
07. V.A. - Memories From Goa Madness (Goa Madness Records)
08. V.A. - Epoch Of The Terrans (Suntrip Records)
09. V.A. - Ten Spins Around The Sun (Suntrip Records)
10. Ephedra - Journey Through My Head (Goa Madness Records)

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Bill    85

Uptempo:

 

1. Cybered - Acid Box (Horns & Hoofs)

2. E-Mantra - Nemesis (Suntrip Records)

3. Galactivation - Open The Stargate (Sumeria)

4. Act One - Brain Snakes (Digital Shamans Records)

5. Lectro Spektral Daze - Psy Trance Powers My Space Engines (Timewarp Records)

6. Elgiva - Mysticism (Ovnimoon Records)

7. Yar Zaa - Lights & Shadows (Phantasm Records)

8. Faxi Nadu - The Dangling Thread (Sun Station Records)

9. Electric Universe - 20 (Dacru Records)

 

Downtempo:

 

1. Alpha & Omega - The Half That's Never Been Told (Steppas Records)

2. Kalya Scintilla - Resonant Mind (Merkaba Records)

3. Soulacybin - Gratitude (Merkaba Music)

4. Cosmic Replicant - Soul of the Universe (Ektoplazm)

5. Etnica - In Dub (EtnicaNet)

6. VA - Ethneomystica Volume 1 (Mystic Sound Records)

7. VA - Smorgasbord (Maia Brasil Records & Omnitropic)

8. Beatfarmer - Eye of the Storm (Ovnimoon Records)

9. VA - Into This Wired Abyss 3 (Ektoplazm)

10. E-Mantra - Floating Spirals 2 (Altar Records)

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franki    33

It's SO difficult to choose only ten and put them in order, as they change every time I think about it!

Anyway, at this particular moment in time, I'll say:

 

Uptempo:

 

1: Goch - Sphere Of Influence (Hypnotica Records)

2: Shakta - Retroscape (Suntrip Records)
3: V.A. - Ten Spins Around The Sun (Suntrip Records)
4: E-Mantra - Nemesis (Suntrip Records)
5: V.A. - Nav Jeevan (Digital Shiva Power)
6: Neutral Motion - Zero Point Field (Wildthings Records)
7: Psysutra - Gamma Phoenicis (Cronomi Records)
8: V.A.- Synthetic Life Forms (Damaru Records)

9: V.A.- Brainzcrew 3 (Parvati Records)
10: V.A.- Blue Sangoma Sounds (Blue Hour Sounds / Sangoma Records)

 

Honourable mentions must go to Tristan - Way Of Life and the Zenon Records -10 Years V.A. as there wasn't room left for Full-on & Prog in my list! <_<

 

Downtempo:

 

1: Iacchus - Frogspawn (Mystic Sounds Records)

2: Androcell - Imbue (Altar Records)
3: Ajja & Cosmosis - Live At The H.R. Geiger Museum (Peak Records)
4: E-Mantra - Echoes From The Void (Altar Records)
5: Dr Trippy - Invasion By Osmosis (Disco Gecko Recordings)
6: V.A.- Paz 2 (Ovnimoon Records)

7: Gus Till - Ghosts Of The Earth (Interchill Records)
8: V.A.- Waypoint (Interchill Records)
9: Kaya Project - Fire Dance (Interchill Records)

10: Memphidos - Walking To Loneliness (Sonic Loom)

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Padmapani    377

there isn't any way to give the same amount of points to multiple albums? i've got some serious issues with putting my downtempo voting in the correct order :)

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franki    33

there isn't any way to give the same amount of points to multiple albums? i've got some serious issues with putting my downtempo voting in the correct order :)

 

I pretty much gave up putting them in order after a while. Just stuck most of my favourites in there! :unsure:

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IronSun    44

 

 

PS - I understand there's a huge goa preference on this site, it's almost a bias most days. I hope, though, there will be a more diverse representation in this poll. There is more to psychedelic music than just goa. This is "psy" news, after all.

 

It's not really bias in my case.... I just haven't had much time to listen to anything but Goa this year and since I enjoy Goa most, I resort to buying those records first. I wish I had the time to follow the entire psychedelic umbrella...

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Rotwang    322

there isn't any way to give the same amount of points to multiple albums?

What kind of scoring scheme do you have in mind? I may or may not have time to implement it in my vote-counting software.

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Padmapani    377

What kind of scoring scheme do you have in mind? I may or may not have time to implement it in my vote-counting software.

i don't want to cause too much work, but i'd like to give the first three downtempo albums the same amount of points. i imagine numbering them 2,2 and 2 (just like we see in the poll results) instead of 1,2 and 3 would do the trick while keeping the total amount of points the same.

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Blubber    25

what about a ranking system where it's up to u if you rank or not. if you won't, post your ten favourites and everyone gets 5 points. the total of points would remain almost the same (50 vs 55)

 

personally i would appreciate that since its really hard for me to rank my favourites. what seems better one day, just doesn't fit the other time or moment. i always feel like ranking emotions which is ridiculous. sure there are releases i spin more often than others, but that doesn't mean that my apprecations for them are bigger. so, it's up to you how many points u wanna give, either like before, or 5 for each. i think it's pretty fair, it also would cause some more attention to poorer ranked titles

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Kitrinos    45

Soul of The Universe is a free download on Ektoplazm. Mission Infinity was released on Altar Records.

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Padmapani    377

Soul of The Universe is a free download on Ektoplazm. Mission Infinity was released on Altar Records.

yup. it's corrected now.

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Bill    85

 

10: V.A.- Blue Sangoma Sounds (Blue Hour Sounds / Sangoma Records)

 

 

Very pleasant surprise here, saw this on your list and since it was not familiar I checked it out. I have "Green EP" by Peyo from this label and it is superb! Forgot about this label until reading your post. The tracklist for this comp looks monstrous, a lot of great artists, Peyo, Virtual Light remixing Electrypnose, Psilocybian remixing Braincell, Hotep, Flooting Grooves, Via Axis.

 

Anyway, the point is, thanks for posting this, I am anxious to jump in to this collection, looking forward to finding some gems.

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Paul Eye    451

When is the deadline for voting?

You have until the end of February to vote (this is open to negotiation if people want longer).

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InFecTeD_gOa    29

01]va - 10 Spins Around The Moon (suntrip)

02] Moonweed - Voice Of Jupiter (anjuna)

03] Shakta - Retroscape (suntrip)

04] Ephedra - Journey Through My Head (goa madness)

05] Somnesia - Sanctuary Of Stars (Goalogique)

06] Ajna - Search For The Divine (ovnimoon)

07] va - Analog Dreams (DAT)

08] Astral Projection - Goa Classics Remixed (TIP)

09] va - Moon Ritual (amakusa)

10] va - Goa Energy (timewarp)

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juril    33

I'd like to point out that even if you decide to vote in one category only, you should still mention which one before your list - might be obvious for readers, but not for the automatic vote-counting doohickey. That's my understanding, at least.

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Rotwang    322

I'd like to point out that even if you decide to vote in one category only, you should still mention which one before your list - might be obvious for readers, but not for the automatic vote-counting doohickey. That's my understanding, at least.

Correct.

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U.F.Orb    69

Uptempo

 

1 - Goch - Sphere Of Influence

2 - Shakta - Retroscape

3 - Cybered - Acid Box

4 - VA - Zenon Records 10 Years

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kartoonz    9

when is the last day for voting? damn so many albums to listen to!

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Rotwang    322

when is the last day for voting?

Either the 28th of February or a few days after. It depends on how early in March I have time to count votes.

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pedro    7

In no particular order:

 

UPTEMPO:

 

1:Cybered - Acid Box (Horns and Hoofs)

2: Compilation - Forensic Science Vol 2 [iono 1CD]
3: E-Mantra - Nemesis (Suntrip)

4: Compilation - The Call Of Goa Vol 2 (Timewarp Records)

5: Compilation - Progstorm 5 (Prog On Syndicate)

6: Son Kite: Prisma (Iboga)

7: Compilation - Flow One (Flow EV)

8: Compilation - Spiral Trax Volume Two (Spiral Trax)

9: Compilation - Goa Energy (Timewarp)

10: Compilation - Gamayun Tale (Lookinglook Records)

 

 

DOWNTEMPO

 

1: Asura: Radio Universe (Ultimae)

2: Compilation - Passages (Ultimae)

3: Androcell - Imbue (Altar Records)

4: Circular - Moon Pool (Ultimae)

5: Audioglider - Accidental Beauty (Section records)

 

 

Twas a good year.

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Rotwang    322

Oxycanta III

Came out in 2013.

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Nova Fractal    57

01. E-Mantra - Nemesis (Suntrip)

02. VA - Colors of Goa (Ovnimoon/Timewarp)

03. VA - Future Architecture 2 (Neogoa)

04. Lectro Spektral Daze - Psy Trance Powers My Space Engines (Timewarp)

05. VA - Ten Spins Around The Sun (Suntrip)

06. Arronax - Crossing The Rubicon (Neogoa)

07. Ephedra - Journey Through My Head (Goa Madness Records)

08. VA - Goa Energy (Timewarp)

09. Cactus Arising - Star Storm (Timewarp)

10. Astral Projection - Goa Classics Remixed (TIP)

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Blubber    25
3. Galactivation - The Dangling Thread (Sumeria)

 

Galactivation's EP is called something like Open the stargate or such. good one though. have a listen to his track on the Sumeria comp. i found it's his best track so far, 13 mins of varied pumping fullon

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Bill    85

 

Galactivation's EP is called something like Open the stargate or such. good one though. have a listen to his track on the Sumeria comp. i found it's his best track so far, 13 mins of varied pumping fullon

 

Good catch! It's "Open The Stargate," 100% correct, what happened was some editing and the Faxi Nadu album title got pasted in the wrong place. Oops!

 

"Arcanum Arcanorum" gets my vote as his best track, different direction changes, crazy good energy, awesome vision.

 

BTW - I reviewed "Open The Stargate" here: https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/68546-galactivation-open-the-stargate/?hl=galactivation

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