Ormion Posted May 9, 2015 Share Posted May 9, 2015 Another point: the common usage of the term "new school Goa trance" is nowhere near as broad and inclusive as how we defined old school Goa trance. Nowadays we're usually talking about music that exhibits a particular melodic approach derived from Etnica, Dimension 5, Shakta, etc. To say that the entire movement has less range than the old school greats isn't exactly true... I'd argue that it's our more precise use of the term that gives this illusion. A few practical examples: while we can all name some modern-day equivalents to many of the old school greats... what about groups like Koxbox, Orichalcum & The Deviant, Ka-Sol, Quirk, Sandman, Metal Spark and the rest of the Dutch break-trance squad, etc.? If we expand the field to include acts like Amygdala, Kadasarva, Exelization, Fuzzonaut, and some of the weird stuff on this compilation, suddenly it doesn't look like the movement is quite so limited. Totally agree. The term Goa trance is very limited today and only contains music that sticks to the formula. That's not a problem with the music though, but with the listeners. IMO almost 40% of the old school Goa tracks wouldn't be called Goa using today's narrow term. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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