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Hello psynewsers, here's a suggestion/request for the oldschoolers:

 

I didn't find any "best of" poll from the earlier years. Personally, I'm particularly interested to see results from the years '96 & '97, as there was a lot of output those two years.

 

At first I was introduced to psy music through the free releases in Ektoplazm and then, when I discovered Psynews, I used the "best of" polls as a reference to discover more music. So, I think that a "best of" poll from those early years would be useful for the new generation and for those who are relatively new to the scene, and want to dig into the '90s and not miss the best goa trance that was made during those years.

 

What do you think? Anyone interested?

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Yes, I've actually checked some of Basilisk's Essential Selections. But it would be far more interesting to see the opinion of 20-30 people combined. To make it easier, you could choose 20 albums or exclude compilations (or make 2 different lists).

 

And in the end we'll have a nice long list of classic albums.

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Maybe the results/the answer is just too easy/obvious? :)

Anyway, some clear favorites of the community are:

 

1996:

 

Asia 2001 - Live

Asia 2001 - Ra

Chakra & Edi Mis - The Promised Land

Cosmosis - Cosmology

Etnica - Alien Protein

Kuro - Revolution

MAN - Know Thyself

MFG - The Prophecy

Miranda - Phenomena

OOOD - aLive

Planet BEN - Trippy Future Garden

Prana - Cyclone

Space Tribe - Sonic Mandala

Transwave - Helium

Transwave - Phototropic

 

1997:

 

Asia 2001 - Psykadelia

Astral Projection - Dancing Galaxy

Astral Projection - The Astral Files

Chi-A.D. - Virtual Spirit

Deviant Electronics - Brainwashing is Childs Play

Dimension 5 - Transdimensional

Electric Universe - Stardiver

Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger

Koxbox - Dragon Tales

MFG - New Kind Of World

Miranda - Real Rush

Moksha - Activate Your Merkabah

Ololiuqui - Dito

Ominus - Ominus

Orichalcum & The Deviant - Orichalcum & The Deviant

Orion - Futuristic Poetry

Pleiadians - I.F.O.

Prana - Geomantik

Shakta - Silicon Trip

Space Tribe - The Ultraviolet Catastrophe

Technossomy - Synthetic Flesh

UX - Ultimate Experience

 

...right or right? :)

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Some super great albums that Ake forgot:

 

AP-Trust In Trance 3 1996

MWNN-Moment Of Truth 1996

Total Eclipse-Violent Relaxation 1996

Tandu-Multimoods 1997

 

and I would definitely add Psygone-Optimystique as well.

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1996

Artist Album

KURO - Revolution

 

Compilation

Order Odonata 3 - The Technical Uses Of Sound In Magick

 

Chilled album

Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi.

 

Chilled Compilation

The Mystery of the Yeti

 

E.P.

Unconscious Collective - Fluorostan

 

1997

Artist album

Green Nuns Of The Revolution - Rock Bitch Mafia

 

Compilation

Black Rhino

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Chilled Compilation

The Mystery of the Yeti

I wouldn't exactly call the first Mystery Of The Yeti a "compilation", more like a concept album as it's all done by Raja Ram + Simon + Total Eclipse (and Graham Wood on the last track). The second one is more like a "concept compilation".

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I wouldn't exactly call the first Mystery Of The Yeti a "compilation", more like a concept album as it's all done by Raja Ram + Simon + Total Eclipse (and Graham Wood on the last track). The second one is more like a "concept compilation".

But I really wanted to include it :P

 

 

Brain meltdown imminent. In times like these I feel soooo lucky that I was listening to Goa during the golden years.

At times I feel jealous of newer listeners as they get to experience all that music for the first time :wub:

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1996 - Definitely, Alien Protien

Not if you ask me :)

How about (in no particular order)

 

Cosmosis - Cosmology

Transwave - Helium

Morphem - Out Of Focus

X-Dream - We Created Our Own Happiness

Prana - Cyclone

OOOD - A Live

Miranda - Phenomena

Space Tribe - Sonic Mandala

MWNN - Moment Of Truth

MFG - The Prophecy

Doof - Let's Turn On

Total Eclipse - Violent Relaxation

 

for a random dozen of 1996 albums better than Alien Protein :P

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:P right Trippy future garden is better than all of them.

Ah, the album I have a nice love/hate relationship with :lol:

Depending on my mood and so on, it can be either absolutely brilliant or utter crap.

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Ah, the album I have a nice love/hate relationship with :lol:

Depending on my mood and so on, it can be either absolutely brilliant or utter crap.

This is exactly my feelings to this. I have loved this album but didn't like it on my last listen. Maybe next week it'll be great again.

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Yes. It's really terrorising :| both the small red ants and the HUGE black ants are ferocious little fuckers. Bloodbath, chaos, death, freaking out, running for life kinda shit. (Imagine big blank ants everywhere on your floor, if you put your feet down, you are fucked. They made my poor old pet bleed thrice!! She hardly eats food these days!)

 

Waaaay off topic! Sorry for that

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Very much a fan. Not so keen on his more recent output but up until The Screen Behind The Mirror, his albums were all excellent. Le Roi est Mort, vive Le roi is my favourite if his. Love the atmosphere of it.

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