Jump to content
Rotwang

Psynews "Best of 2014" Results

Recommended Posts

Rotwang    323

Here are the results from the Psynews "Best of 2014" poll:

 

Best uptempo albums

1: Shakta - Retroscape (Suntrip Records) 146 points from 20 votes

2: VA - Ten Spins Around the Sun (Suntrip Records) 105 points from 16 votes

3: E-Mantra - Nemesis (Suntrip Records) 104 points from 17 votes

4: VA - Moon Ritual (Amakusa Records) 85 points from 13 votes

5: Moonweed - Voice of Jupiter (Anjuna Records) 81 points from 11 votes

6: Ephedra - Journey Through my Head (Goa Madness Records) 72 points from 14 votes

7: Astral Projection - Goa Classics Remixed (TIP Records) 71 points from 12 votes

8: Cybered - Acid Box (Horns and Hoofs Entertainment) 55 points from 7 votes

9=: VA - Analog Dreams (DAT Records) 53 points from 12 votes

9=: Deviant Electronics - Green Room (Zion 604) 53 points from 8 votes

11: VA - Three OM Three (Anjuna Records) 52 points from 12 votes

12=: Morphic Resonance - Chromatic World (Neogoa.tk) 50 points from 8 votes

12=: Psysutra - Gamma Phoenicis (Cronomi Records) 50 points from 8 votes

14: VA - Flight 604 II (Zion 604) 46 points from 8 votes

15: Goch - Sphere of Influence (Hypnotica Records) 40 points from 5 votes

16: Omnivox - Fragments of Evolution (Spacedock Records) 32 points from 5 votes

17: Goasia - Amphibians On Spacedock (Suntrip Records) 30 points from 6 votes

18: Ovnimoon & Rigel - Omnipresent Technology (Ovnimoon Records) 26 points from 4 votes

19: VA - Colors of Goa (Ovnimoon Records / Timewarp) 24 points from 3 votes

20: Ajna - Search for the Divine (Ovnimoon Records) 20 points from 5 votes

21: VA - Gamayun Tale (Lookinglook Records) 19 points from 4 votes

22: VA - Realization (Tantrumm Records) 18 points from 2 votes

23: Arronax - Crossing the Rubicon (Neogoa.tk) 17 points from 3 votes

24=: Dragon Twins ‎ - Only for the Wicked (Neogoa.tk) 15 points from 2 votes

24=: Gojja - Eggshell Marmalade (Sanaton Records / Lost Theory Records) 15 points from 2 votes

26: Radical Distortion - 12 Dimensions (Zion 604) 14 points from 2 votes

27: Lectro Spektral Daze - Psy Trance Powers my Space Engines (Timewarp) 13 points from 2 votes

28=: Lunarave - Do You Know Who You Are ? (Hadra Records) 12 points from 2 votes

28=: Somnesia - Sanctuary of Stars (Goalogique Records) 12 points from 2 votes

30=: VA - Goa Energy (Timewarp) 11 points from 4 votes

30=: Android Spirit - Synthetic Organism (Timecode) 11 points from 2 votes

32=: VA - Epoch of the Terrans (Suntrip Records) 10 points from 3 votes

32=: Minomar - Oriba Tiwa Project (Goalogique Records) 10 points from 2 votes

32=: Virtuart - Sacred Drop EP (DAT Records) 10 points from 2 votes

32=: VA - Limitless Universal Waves (Goalogique Records) 10 points from 1 vote

36=: Cybernetika - Solar Nexus (Ektoplazm) 9 points from 1 vote

36=: PsySex - Mind Penetration (Hadra Records) 9 points from 1 vote

36=: VA - Audio Elastique (Another Dimension Music) 9 points from 1 vote

36=: VA - Forensic Science Vol 2 (Iono Music) 9 points from 1 vote

40=: Maiia303 - Sky in Diamonds (Ovnimoon Records) 8 points from 3 votes

40=: Cactus Arising - Star Storm (Timewarp) 8 points from 2 votes

40=: Galactivation - Open the Stargate (Sumeria Records) 8 points from 1 vote

40=: Hypnagog - Thematic Mathematics (Kinematic Records) 8 points from 1 vote

40=: VA - Future Architecture 2 (Neogoa.tk) 8 points from 1 vote

45=: Son Kite - Prisma (Iboga Records) 7 points from 2 votes

45=: Act One - Brain Snakes (Digital Shamans Records) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: Antagon - Belief Engine (Damaru Records) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: Hardfloor - The Art of Acid (Hardfloor) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: Suntree - Outside - The Remixes Album (Iono Music) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: Tesla Principle - Forbidden Knowledge (Geomagnetic.TV) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: VA - Beyond the Tuubi (Sound Kitchen Records) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: VA - The Call of Goa Volume 2 (Timewarp) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: VA - Zenon Records 10 Years (Zenon Records) 7 points from 1 vote

54=: Dreaml4nd - Dreamland (Dreaml4nd Records) 6 points from 1 vote

54=: Elegy - Inside (Ovnimoon Records) 6 points from 1 vote

54=: Psyshastra - Through the Forest (Backflip Records) 6 points from 1 vote

54=: VA - NaV JeeVan (Digital ShivA Power) 6 points from 1 vote

54=: VA - Progstorm 5 (Prog On Syndicate) 6 points from 1 vote

54=: VA - The Live Remixes (The Hypnotic LFO Room) 6 points from 1 vote

60=: VA - Blue Sangoma Sounds (Blue Hour Sounds / Sangoma Records) 5 points from 2 votes

60=: Elgiva - Mysticism (Ovnimoon Records) 5 points from 1 vote

60=: Lectro Spektral Daze - Out of Body Experience (Neogoa.tk) 5 points from 1 vote

60=: Neutral Motion - Zero Point Field (Wildthings Records) 5 points from 1 vote

64=: VA - Celestial Transvibrations (Neogoa.tk) 4 points from 2 votes

64=: Nanoplex - The Billion Dollar Brain (Flow Records) 4 points from 1 vote

64=: ON3 - Plateaux EP (Platipus Music) 4 points from 1 vote

64=: Select Project - Jar Ptica (Osom Music) 4 points from 1 vote

64=: Yar Zaa - Lights & Shadows (Phantasm Records) 4 points from 1 vote

64=: VA - Spiral Trax - Scandinavian Progressive & Goa Trance Volume Two (Spiral Trax) 4 points from 1 vote

70=: Faxi Nadu - The Dangling Thread (Sun Station) 3 points from 1 vote

70=: Mindflex - Genetic Pattern (GOA Records) 3 points from 1 vote

70=: Omegahertz - Spacewalker EP (Space Baby Records) 3 points from 1 vote

70=: Skizologic - Adrenochrome (BMSS Records) 3 points from 1 vote

70=: VA - Misty Grove (DopeDeer Records) 3 points from 1 vote

70=: VA - Synthetic Lifeforms (Damaru Records) 3 points from 1 vote

76=: Electric Universe - 20 (Dacru Records) 2 points from 1 vote

76=: Ghreg On Earth - Photon Grimoires (Mindfull Records) 2 points from 1 vote

76=: VA - Brainzcrew Vol. 3 (Parvati Records) 2 points from 1 vote

79=: Blue Planet Corporation - Unreleased Old Sounds Series - 1 - Compilation (Not On Label) 1 point from 1 vote

79=: Fiery Dawn ‎ - Cosmic Ascension (Timewarp) 1 point from 1 vote

79=: VA - Orientation Volume 6 (Dacru Records) 1 point from 1 vote

79=: VA - Reboot Part 3 (Mechanik Records) 1 point from 1 vote

79=: VA - Serbia Brasil Connection (TesseracTstudio) 1 point from 1 vote

 

Best downtempo albums

1: Asura - Radio Universe (Ultimae Records) 81 points from 10 votes

2: E-Mantra - Echoes from the Void (Altar Records) 78 points from 10 votes

3: Androcell - Imbue (Altar Records) 72 points from 10 votes

4: Circular - Moon Pool (Ultimae Records) 56 points from 8 votes

5: Ajja & Cosmosis - The Alien Jams - Live at the HR Giger Museum (Peak Records) 51 points from 7 votes

6: Sinepearl - Cycles Within Cycles Within (Interchill Records) 34 points from 4 votes

7=: Koan - The Way of One (Blue Tunes Recordings) 25 points from 4 votes

7=: Krusseldorf - Fractal World (Not On Label) 25 points from 4 votes

9: OM - Viaje Al Interior (Ovnimoon Records) 22 points from 3 votes

10=: Psyfactor - Retro Scientific (Sentimony Records) 18 points from 3 votes

10=: Astronaut Ape - Flight 420 (Microcosmos Records) 18 points from 2 votes

12=: VA - Passages (Ultimae Records) 17 points from 4 votes

12=: Cosmic Replicant - Soul of the Universe (Not On Label) 17 points from 2 votes

14=: Dr Trippy - Invasion by Osmosis (Disco Gecko) 16 points from 3 votes

14=: Audioglider - Accidental Beauty (Section Records) 16 points from 2 votes

16: Astropilot - Iriy (Altar Records) 15 points from 2 votes

17=: Chronos - Spiritus (Mystic Sound Records) 13 points from 2 votes

17=: Soulacybin - Gratitude (Merkaba Music) 13 points from 2 votes

19: Gus Till - Ghosts of the Earth (Interchill Records) 12 points from 3 votes

20=: Beatfarmer - Eye of the Storm (Ovnimoon Records) 11 points from 3 votes

20=: Flooting Grooves - Antimony (Flooting Grooves Music) 11 points from 2 votes

20=: PsiloCybian - Unfold Oneself into Endlessness (BMSS Records) 11 points from 2 votes

20=: Sephira - Monkey Tales (BMSS Records) 11 points from 2 votes

24=: Kaya Project - Firedance (Interchill Records) 10 points from 2 votes

24=: Sundial Aeon - Analysis (Impact Studio Records) 10 points from 2 votes

24=: Alpha & Omega - The Half that's Never Been Told (Steppas Records) 10 points from 1 vote

24=: Aphex Twin - Syro (Warp Records) 10 points from 1 vote

24=: Iacchus - Frogspawn (Mystic Sound Records) 10 points from 1 vote

24=: Invisible Allies - Conversations with Bees (Aleph Zero Records) 10 points from 1 vote

24=: Mark Harris - The Angry Child (n5MD) 10 points from 1 vote

24=: Sygnals - Enter Light (Sonic Loom) 10 points from 1 vote

32=: Bioscape - Living Connection (Gliese 581C) 9 points from 1 vote

32=: Kalya Scintilla - Resonant Mind (Merkaba Music) 9 points from 1 vote

32=: Kaminanda - Liminal Spaces (Merkaba Music) 9 points from 1 vote

32=: VA - Ten Spins Around the Sun (Suntrip Records) 9 points from 1 vote

36=: Entheogenic - Enthymesis (Universal Symbiosis Records) 8 points from 2 votes

36=: Carbon Based Lifeforms - The Path (Not On Label) 8 points from 1 vote

36=: Point - Flatpad EP (Digital Diamonds) 8 points from 1 vote

39=: VA - Ethneomystica Vol. 1 (Mystic Sound Records) 7 points from 2 votes

39=: VA - Smörgåsbord (Maia Brasil Records / Omnitropic) 7 points from 2 votes

39=: Ishq - Zennor Plane (Ektaphone) 7 points from 1 vote

39=: Misled Convoy - Tickling the Dragon's Tail (Dubmission Records) 7 points from 1 vote

39=: Murya - Triplicity (Touched) 7 points from 1 vote

39=: Tycho - Awake (Ghostly International) 7 points from 1 vote

45=: Christopher Willits - OPENING (Ghostly International) 6 points from 1 vote

45=: Etnica - In Dub (EtnicaNet) 6 points from 1 vote

45=: Gmo vs. Dense - Equation (Altar Records) 6 points from 1 vote

45=: Ishq - Seascapes (Virtual) 6 points from 1 vote

45=: Nimon - The King is Dead (Ant-Zen) 6 points from 1 vote

50=: Ishq - Blue Infinity (Virtual) 5 points from 1 vote

50=: Ishqamatics - Waterbound (...txt) 5 points from 1 vote

50=: Mister Chill'R - Lysergic Lullabies (Waveguild) 5 points from 1 vote

50=: Solar Quest - Core (Electronic Soundscapes Records) 5 points from 1 vote

50=: VA - Paz 2 (Ovnimoon Records / Goa Records) 5 points from 1 vote

55=: VA - Floating Spirals 2 (Altar Records) 4 points from 2 votes

55=: Globular - Digging & Building (Not On Label) 4 points from 1 vote

55=: Kick Bong & Squazoid - Ethnic Vision (Cosmicleaf Records) 4 points from 1 vote

55=: Ren Toudu - Nemophilist (Ovnimoon Records) 4 points from 1 vote

55=: VA - Enfold 01 (Ultimae Records) 4 points from 1 vote

60=: Master Minded - Heart And Soul (Merkaba Music) 3 points from 1 vote

60=: Northcape - Glasshouse (Sun Sea Sky Productions) 3 points from 1 vote

60=: VA - Waypoint (Interchill Records) 3 points from 1 vote

63=: Displacer & Nimon - House of the Dying Sun (Hymen Records) 2 points from 1 vote

63=: VA - Into this Wired Abyss Vol. 3 (Into this Wired Abyss) 2 points from 1 vote

65=: Andrew Heath - The Silent Cartographer (Disco Gecko) 1 point from 1 vote

65=: Memphidos - Walking To Loneliness (Sonic Loom) 1 point from 1 vote

65=: Munstrous - Mists Of Time (Glitchy Tonic Records) 1 point from 1 vote

 

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the artists.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mars    139

I don't know...this is Psynews héhé, so Goa gest first, but thanks everyone for your support !

Once again, the artists are the ones who did an amazing job. Suntrip has only been a facilitator, so their music could reach you with a proper mastering, a nice cover, and great gigs!

As far as Suntrip is concerned, I think our best in 2014 was Ten Spins Around The Sun: it showcases very well our core values and it's really a piece of art. But Shakta and E-Mantra are indeed amazing artists and I understand why they were preferred to a compilation.

 

A couple of personal remarks:

  • I think Three Om Three, Ajna, Colors of Goa and Memories From Goa Madness deserved a better ranking.
  • Kudos to Ephedra and Morphic Resonance who are now being recognized for all their sustained, hard work!
  • The rankings show many Neogoa.tk *free* releases, proving once again you can have quality in a free model. I'm thinking particularly about Arronax and Dragon Twins who delivered wicked music!
  • I'm a prog lover too and last year was deceiving : Son Kite, Suntree, Elegy, Elgiva, Lectro Sepctral Daze did a good job but I wasn't struck by anything particularly.
  • Wow there is an Acid release in the rankings! Hardfloor is still kicking after 23 years on the scene !! Hats down, gentlemen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Richpa    900

Congrats to winners and thank you all who decided to vote in this poll, it seems that this year response was bigger which is great thing and the results are showing that Psynews is indeed a perfect virtual place for Goa trance lovers. It is also encouraging for Neogoa to see couple of our releases ranking good on the list, we're happy to see that free-Goa trance movement is getting more and more followers and I hope the trend will continue in 2015 aswell. And yeah, thanks Rotwang and Psynews for organizing and counting all the votes :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jon Cocco    87

Congratulations to everyone who voted and the artist' albums who made the list! There were many great releases in 2014.

 

Overall I'm very happy with the results. The order is not what's so important to me, but seeing that these albums get recognition. I love seeing underrated artists and albums getting exposure. They deserve it. And of of couse it's interesting to see how everyone tallied up on Psynews this year!

 

Thank you Psynews Team, whoever made the list.

 

I kept switching my favorites around last minute, coming across new stuff from the Best of Thread. You know how it is.

 

One small observation: I noticed in the downtempo section... 16=: Shakta - Retroscape (Suntrip Records)

That should only be in the uptempo list only (as it is), no?

 

Some of my favorites are in the 20's and further down which tells me that there's some amazing releases I haven't even heard yet!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

One small observation: I noticed in the downtempo section... 16=: Shakta - Retroscape (Suntrip Records)

That should only be in the uptempo list only (as it is), no?

Good catch, thanks. Not sure how it happened but I'll check my vote counting doohickey when I get home from work. In the meantime the results should be considered subject to revision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dolmot    152

A couple of personal remarks:

  • I think Three Om Three, Ajna, Colors of Goa and Memories From Goa Madness deserved a better ranking.

MfGM doesn't because it was a 2013 release. :P

 

Meanwhile, there's also Limitless Universal Waves in downtempo. Apart from that, fine work and relatively good participation in voting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

Meanwhile, there's also Limitless Universal Waves in downtempo.

Looks like it has something to do with people not putting "Uptempo" or "Downtempo" at the start of their lists. I thought I'd spotted all the examples and dealt with them but I guess not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Drosophila    101

Goa-domination!!!!! :D

 

Great and fast work Rotwang! Will there be a "ranking" of labels as well?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

Will there be a "ranking" of labels as well?!

If you want one. I'll do it when I get home.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

OP fixed, I hope.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
desysko    82

Why does everyone keep saying it was such a terrible year? I thought it was a great one.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scandinasia    212

From this year, if I only had one thing to remember, it's the debut album of Lectro Spektral Daze. It lacked some refinement, but it was certainly the most innovative piece of trance of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anoebis    400

Why does everyone keep saying it was such a terrible year? I thought it was a great one.

+1, I had a lot of fun this year music wise! Better as MANY other years in the past!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ormion    415

I just realized Memories From Goa Madness is a 2013 release.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

I just realized Memories From Goa Madness is a 2013 release.

OP edited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

Forgot about labels until this evening, here are the stats:

 

Best uptempo labels

1: Suntrip Records, 395 points from 5 releases

2: Anjuna Records, 133 points from 2 releases

3: Zion 604, 113 points from 3 releases

4: Neogoa.tk, 99 points from 6 releases

5: Amakusa Records, 85 points from 1 release

6: Goa Madness Records, 72 points from 1 release

7: TIP Records, 71 points from 1 release

8: Ovnimoon Records, 65 points from 5 releases

9: DAT Records, 63 points from 2 releases

10: Horns and Hoofs Entertainment, 55 points from 1 release

11: Cronomi Records, 50 points from 1 release

12=: Timewarp, 40 points from 5 releases

12=: Hypnotica Records, 40 points from 1 release

14=: Spacedock Records, 32 points from 1 release

14=: Goalogique Records, 32 points from 3 releases

16: Ovnimoon Records / Timewarp, 24 points from 1 release

17: Hadra Records, 21 points from 2 releases

18: Lookinglook Records, 19 points from 1 release

19: Tantrumm Records, 18 points from 1 release

20: Iono Music, 16 points from 2 releases

21: Sanaton Records / Lost Theory Records, 15 points from 1 release

22: Timecode, 11 points from 1 release

23: Damaru Records, 10 points from 2 releases

24=: Ektoplazm, 9 points from 1 release

24=: Another Dimension Music, 9 points from 1 release

26=: Sumeria Records, 8 points from 1 release

26=: Kinematic Records, 8 points from 1 release

28=: Zenon Records, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Sound Kitchen Records, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Iboga Records, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Hardfloor, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Geomagnetic.TV, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Digital Shamans Records, 7 points from 1 release

34=: The Hypnotic LFO Room, 6 points from 1 release

34=: Prog On Syndicate, 6 points from 1 release

34=: Dreaml4nd Records, 6 points from 1 release

34=: Digital ShivA Power, 6 points from 1 release

34=: Backflip Records, 6 points from 1 release

39=: Wildthings Records, 5 points from 1 release

39=: Blue Hour Sounds / Sangoma Records, 5 points from 1 release

41=: Spiral Trax, 4 points from 1 release

41=: Platipus Music, 4 points from 1 release

41=: Phantasm Records, 4 points from 1 release

41=: Osom Music, 4 points from 1 release

41=: Flow Records, 4 points from 1 release

46=: Sun Station, 3 points from 1 release

46=: Space Baby Records, 3 points from 1 release

46=: GOA Records, 3 points from 1 release

46=: DopeDeer Records, 3 points from 1 release

46=: Dacru Records, 3 points from 2 releases

46=: BMSS Records, 3 points from 1 release

52=: Parvati Records, 2 points from 1 release

52=: Mindfull Records, 2 points from 1 release

54=: TesseracTstudio, 1 point from 1 release

54=: Not On Label, 1 point from 1 release

54=: Mechanik Records, 1 point from 1 release

 

Best downtempo labels

1: Altar Records, 175 points from 5 releases

2: Ultimae Records, 158 points from 4 releases

3: Interchill Records, 59 points from 4 releases

4: Not On Label, 54 points from 4 releases

5: Peak Records, 51 points from 1 release

6: Ovnimoon Records, 37 points from 3 releases

7: Merkaba Music, 34 points from 4 releases

8: Mystic Sound Records, 30 points from 3 releases

9: Blue Tunes Recordings, 25 points from 1 release

10: BMSS Records, 22 points from 2 releases

11=: Sentimony Records, 18 points from 1 release

11=: Microcosmos Records, 18 points from 1 release

13: Disco Gecko, 17 points from 2 releases

14: Section Records, 16 points from 1 release

15: Ghostly International, 13 points from 2 releases

16=: Virtual, 11 points from 2 releases

16=: Sonic Loom, 11 points from 2 releases

16=: Flooting Grooves Music, 11 points from 1 release

19=: n5MD, 10 points from 1 release

19=: Warp Records, 10 points from 1 release

19=: Steppas Records, 10 points from 1 release

19=: Impact Studio Records, 10 points from 1 release

19=: Aleph Zero Records, 10 points from 1 release

24=: Suntrip Records, 9 points from 1 release

24=: Gliese 581C, 9 points from 1 release

26=: Universal Symbiosis Records, 8 points from 1 release

26=: Digital Diamonds, 8 points from 1 release

28=: Touched, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Maia Brasil Records / Omnitropic, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Ektaphone, 7 points from 1 release

28=: Dubmission Records, 7 points from 1 release

32=: EtnicaNet, 6 points from 1 release

32=: Ant-Zen, 6 points from 1 release

34=: Waveguild, 5 points from 1 release

34=: Ovnimoon Records / Goa Records, 5 points from 1 release

34=: Electronic Soundscapes Records, 5 points from 1 release

34=: ...txt, 5 points from 1 release

38: Cosmicleaf Records, 4 points from 1 release

39: Sun Sea Sky Productions, 3 points from 1 release

40=: Into this Wired Abyss, 2 points from 1 release

40=: Hymen Records, 2 points from 1 release

42: Glitchy Tonic Records, 1 point from 1 release

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Drosophila    101

Thanks Rotwang!

 

And yes, sweet! A lot of good "independent" chill artists! :P

 

and Altar "beating" ultimae, that's quite the feat ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Richpa    900

Thanks :) This is Interesting statistic, it's good to see that we got so much releases nominated. I hope 2015 will bring even more diversity from us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Veracohr    104

Too bad I did my recent music buying too late, or I could have thrown in some more votes for some of these.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwang    323

I concur.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...