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Here are the results from the Psynews "Best of 2015" poll:

 

Best uptempo albums

1: Pleiadians - I.F.O. (I.dentified F.lying O.bject) (DAT Records) 124 points from 13 votes

2: VA - The World Beyond (Neogoa) 75 points from 8 votes

3: Denshi Danshi - Fluid Dynamics (Suntrip Records) 58 points from 9 votes

4: VA - Aurora Sidera (Suntrip Records) 53 points from 13 votes

5: VA - The Mystery Of Crystal Worlds (Global Sect Music) 52 points from 9 votes

6: Lunar Dawn - Kolovrat (Neogoa) 51 points from 9 votes

7: Skizologic - Robotized (Zion604) 43 points from 9 votes

8: Hutti Heita - Hutti Heita (Yggdrasil Records) 42 points from 6 votes

9: Eat Static - Dead Planet (Mesmobeat) 33 points from 4 votes

10: Celestial Intelligence - Perpetual Energy (Suntrip Records) 32 points from 7 votes

11: Asia 2001 - Psykadelia (Suntrip Records) 30 points from 4 votes

12: Doof - Let's Turn On (Remixed and Remastered) (DAT Records) 26 points from 5 votes

13: VA - The Dark Side of Dawn (Blue Hour Sounds) 20 points from 3 votes

14=: Opale - Anaconda's Dance (DAT Records) 19 points from 3 votes

14=: PsiloCybian - GodHead (BMSS Records) 19 points from 3 votes

14=: The Faithealers - Until The End Of The World (Neogoa) 19 points from 3 votes

17: DigiCult - Soul Samadhi (Dacru Records) 17 points from 2 votes

18=: Nervasystem - Nervasystem4 (Voodoo Voltage) 14 points from 2 votes

18=: VA - Goa Trance Legacy (Spacedock Records) 14 points from 2 votes

20: Sky Technology - In Search Of Ancient Knowledge (Sita Records) 13 points from 2 votes

21=: Psychowave - Dancefloor Metadata (BooM! Records) 12 points from 3 votes

21=: JaraLuca - Perpetuum Mobile (Neogoa) 12 points from 2 votes

21=: VA - Goa Energy (Timewarp) 12 points from 2 votes

24=: Proxeeus - At The Mountains Of Madness (Neogoa) 11 points from 3 votes

24=: New Born - Nothing But A Title (Cronomi Records) 11 points from 2 votes

26=: Amithaba Buddha - Angels Trumpets (Submoon Records) 10 points from 2 votes

26=: Terrafractyl - Imaginings And Fabrications (Kinematic Records) 10 points from 2 votes

26=: Ohm Mind - Birds Will Go to Heaven (Neogoa) 10 points from 1 vote

26=: Psykovsky - Ksolntsu (Not On Label) 10 points from 1 vote

26=: U-Recken - Flames Of Equilibrium (Dacru Records) 10 points from 1 vote

26=: VA - Krafted Friends (Organic Alchemy Records) 10 points from 1 vote

32=: VA - Evolutive Perceptions (Goa Madness Records) 9 points from 3 votes

32=: Arronax - Crossing The Rubicon (Neogoa) 9 points from 1 vote

32=: Qiujan - Ritual To The Light (Not On Label) 9 points from 1 vote

32=: Ñutram Kalku - Ancestral Vortex (Egregor Music) 9 points from 1 vote

32=: VA - Hearts Of Goa (Submoon Records) 9 points from 1 vote

37=: 01-N - Acid Experiments (Timewarp) 8 points from 2 votes

37=: Beat Bizarre - Maunder Minimum (Iboga Records) 8 points from 1 vote

37=: Phillax - Spooky Disco (Vertigo Records) 8 points from 1 vote

37=: Skizologic - Ease Your Mind (Zion604) 8 points from 1 vote

37=: Tropical Bleyage - Constant Present (Dacru Records) 8 points from 1 vote

37=: VA - Political Violence (Psyde Effect Records) 8 points from 1 vote

43=: Journey Into Sound - Transdimensional Vision (Neogoa) 7 points from 2 votes

43=: Pulsar - Rebirth Of The Sun (Goa Records) 7 points from 2 votes

43=: Kazuki - Four Day Weekend (RuffBeatz) 7 points from 1 vote

43=: Sonopictorial - Macrosketching (Spanda Records) 7 points from 1 vote

43=: Static Movement - Sol (Iono Music) 7 points from 1 vote

43=: Tegma - Greek Myths (Tribal Vision Records) 7 points from 1 vote

43=: Tottem - Natural Mystic (Goa Records) 7 points from 1 vote

50=: Hypnocoustics - Transformational Structures (Liquid Records) 6 points from 2 votes

50=: Koxbox - The Scanner (Zer01 Music) 6 points from 2 votes

50=: Flowjob - 10000 Smiles Away (Iboga Records) 6 points from 1 vote

50=: Hux Flux - Circle Sine Sound (Z-Plane Records) 6 points from 1 vote

50=: Moonweed - Voice Of Jupiter (Anjuna Records) 6 points from 1 vote

50=: Vedama and Spies - Photonic EP (DAT Records) 6 points from 1 vote

50=: VA - Digital Family Vol. 5 (Digital Diamonds) 6 points from 1 vote

50=: VA - The Brave And The Bold (Osom Music) 6 points from 1 vote

58=: VA - Nu Goa From Japan Vol.2 (Matsuri Digital) 5 points from 2 votes

58=: Lectro Spektral Daze - Voyage In Your Mind (Timewarp) 5 points from 1 vote

58=: Nikki S - Frequency Of Space (Alchemy Records) 5 points from 1 vote

58=: Parallel Dialog - Nanotree (Phoenix Groove Records) 5 points from 1 vote

58=: VA - Forest Thunder (Bhooteshwara Records) 5 points from 1 vote

58=: VA - Internationalism Vol.3 - Galactic Trance Legends (Spiral Trax) 5 points from 1 vote

58=: VA - Scandi 90s : The Vikings Return (Zion604) 5 points from 1 vote

58=: VA - XV (Parvati Records) 5 points from 1 vote

66=: Sonik Scizzor - Intergalaktik Magik (Dark Prisma Records) 4 points from 1 vote

66=: VA - Sadhana (Neogoa) 4 points from 1 vote

68=: Arjuna - Primal Contact (Parvati Records) 3 points from 1 vote

68=: Babagoon - Quantum Mind (Sangoma Records) 3 points from 1 vote

68=: GoaTree - Akasha Connection (Neogoa) 3 points from 1 vote

68=: Ilai - Mechanical Dancers (Iono Music) 3 points from 1 vote

68=: Night Hex - Viziuni Nocturne (Suntrip Records) 3 points from 1 vote

68=: VA - Creatures Of Carnival (Amaya Productions) 3 points from 1 vote

74=: Sionnach - Digital Forest (Galactic Groove Records) 2 points from 1 vote

74=: System 7 - X-Port (A-Wave) 2 points from 1 vote

74=: VA - Floating Between The Moon & The Sun (Goa Madness Records) 2 points from 1 vote

74=: VA - Mysteries Of Psytrance Vol. 4 (Ovnimoon Records) 2 points from 1 vote

78=: Faxi Nadu - Perfectly Flawed (Sun Station) 1 point from 1 vote

78=: Mana Source - Kanji (Submoon Records) 1 point from 1 vote

78=: Prānā - Remixes 2015 (Suntrip Records) 1 point from 1 vote

78=: VA - Goa Spacetime (Timewarp) 1 point from 1 vote

 

Best downtempo albums

1: Ott - Fairchildren (Ottsonic Music) 29 points from 4 votes

2: Master Margherita - Afro Dots (Blue Hour Sounds) 19 points from 2 votes

3: Hinkstep - My Forest Queen (Not On Label) 17 points from 2 votes

4=: E-Mantra - Raining Lights (Altar Records) 16 points from 4 votes

4=: Eat Static - Human Upgrade (Mesmobeat) 16 points from 2 votes

6: VA - Fall (Altar Records) 14 points from 2 votes

7: Suns Of Arqa - All Is Not Lost, But Where Is It? (Liquid Sound Design) 12 points from 2 votes

8=: ASC - Fervent Dream (Silent Season) 10 points from 1 vote

8=: Forgotten Future - W1 (Creative Shop Music) 10 points from 1 vote

8=: Green Beats - The Moon Antidote (Nutek Chill) 10 points from 1 vote

8=: Illuminus - Sweep Dreams (Z-Plane Records) 10 points from 1 vote

8=: Shamanizm Parallelii - Tales From Colored Tepee (Neogoa / Ae Records) 10 points from 1 vote

8=: Steve Roach - Skeleton Keys (Projekt) 10 points from 1 vote

14=: Kalumet - Jungle Juice (Impulse Audio Records) 9 points from 1 vote

14=: Koan - Non_Fiction (Blue Tunes Recordings) 9 points from 1 vote

14=: Man Of No Ego - Blinkers Removed (Not On Label) 9 points from 1 vote

14=: Refracted - Through The Spirit Realm (Silent Season) 9 points from 1 vote

18=: Etnica - Etnica In Dub (EtnicaNet) 8 points from 2 votes

18=: Martin Nonstatic - Granite (Ultimae Records) 8 points from 2 votes

18=: Arovane & Hior Chronik - In-between (A Strangely Isolated Place) 8 points from 1 vote

18=: Phobium - Khronikos (Not On Label) 8 points from 1 vote

18=: Sundial Aeon - Symbiosis (Impact Studio Records) 8 points from 1 vote

18=: VA - Chillheadz (Purple Hexagon Records / Trimurti Records) 8 points from 1 vote

18=: VA - Dimensions Reflections (Mystic Sound Records) 8 points from 1 vote

18=: VA - Locomotion (Hado Records) 8 points from 1 vote

26=: Flowertz - Kumbhaka (Not On Label) 7 points from 2 votes

26=: Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians II (Dim Mak Records) 7 points from 1 vote

26=: Markus Guentner - Theia (A Strangely Isolated Place) 7 points from 1 vote

26=: Nervasystem - Nervasystem3 (Voodoo Voltage) 7 points from 1 vote

26=: Sensient - Projekt Grunberg (Zenon Records) 7 points from 1 vote

26=: VA - Dakini Mother Tongue (Liquid Sound Design) 7 points from 1 vote

32=: Aes Dana Feat. MikTek - Alkaline (Ultimae Records) 6 points from 1 vote

32=: Jeremy's Aura - Stop What You're Doing (Omnitropic / Maia Brasil Records) 6 points from 1 vote

32=: VA - Cosmopolite Dreams (Sting Records) 6 points from 1 vote

35=: Chronos - Helios (Altar Records) 5 points from 1 vote

35=: Mirror System - N-Port (A-Wave) 5 points from 1 vote

35=: Nibana - Ask The Universe (Maia Brasil Records) 5 points from 1 vote

35=: Ree.K - Quantum Leap (Hypnodisk / Bluestract Records) 5 points from 1 vote

35=: VA - Original Knowledge (Mystic Sound Records) 5 points from 1 vote

40=: Floating Planet - Fractal Wortex (Not On Label) 4 points from 1 vote

40=: Steve Cobby - Everliving (Déclassé) 4 points from 1 vote

40=: stereOMantra - Synesthesia (Not On Label) 4 points from 1 vote

43=: James Murray - Loss (Eilean Rec.) 3 points from 1 vote

43=: Stefan Torto - The Forbidden Journey (Cosmicleaf Records) 3 points from 1 vote

43=: Vlastur - Parvati In Dub (Parvati Records) 3 points from 1 vote

46=: Sysyphe - The Cities Of Silver Trees (Hadra Records) 2 points from 1 vote

46=: VA - Digiseeds (Ultimae Records) 2 points from 1 vote

46=: VA - Various Artists (eilean 20) (Eilean Rec.) 2 points from 1 vote

49=: Dhamika - Energy Flow (Altar Records) 1 point from 1 vote

49=: Recondite - Placid (Acid Test / Absurd Recordings) 1 point from 1 vote

 

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

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Thank you for this list. :)

 

However, I don't really get the ranking. I mena, if more than one release share the same rank, then the next one should still be in a correct order i.e. after 8 comes 9 and not 14 etc.

Just thought that it would look better this way. :)

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Congratulations to all the artists and labels getting in the polls, and to the "winners" of course ;)

 

and regarding the listing, I would mean that this is is the most logical way.... (and how it is usually done) and it wouldn't make any sense at all to have 26 releases in a top 10 (as it would be for downtempo) ;)

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Thank you all who decided to vote in this poll and in the behalf of all Neogoa artists and team-members I thank you for recognizing their work, it means a lot! And of course, thank you Rot for doing all this :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Congrats to the willers. Seen the number of releases in 2015, we can say these 75+49 albums are the top 8% everyone ought to listen to.

 

 

I'm deceived by the ranking of Celestial Intelligence, which IMO remains one of the best Suntrip albums ever. Maybe it's due to the fact it was released at the start of the year and thus has already faded in people's memories.

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I'm deceived by the ranking of Celestial Intelligence, which IMO remains one of the best Suntrip albums ever. Maybe it's due to the fact it was released at the start of the year and thus has already faded in people's memories.

At least it appears in the top 10.

 

Speaking for myself, I remember this album well but don't like it much.

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Just a suggestion, but I think "single artist" releases and VA compilations should be split into separate categories.

We did do that in a previous year but I don't think we get enough votes to warrant splitting the categories any further these days.

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Hey all. Sorry I missed the 2015 poll. I got tied up on "set" Jan-March. I wanted to congratulate the artists above. I didn't hear many comps or downtempo albums in 2015. So I have much catching up to do. I was very impressed with a handful of uptempo songs, artists, and albums in 2015. Some I'd describe as MAGICAL. It's an honor to hear music so beautiful, exciting, inspiring, opening, and imaginative/unique. I wanted to include some below since it's too late to vote. Thank you everyone who contributed to expanding what's possible, and to whoever took the time to add post the results.

Artist/Album: V/A's The World Beyond
Song: The Gate ---> and several others!
Comments: Quite possibly the most impressive Goa song I heard in 2015. Don't let the album's slow 15-20 minute ambient opening dissuade you from experiencing this album. Of its four tracks, The Gate being the third -- the second and forth track are great too. Part of the 4th is just :wub: but The Gate nails it 99% of the time.

Artist: Lunar Dawn
Album: Kolovrat
Songs: Blessings From Irji, Golden Arms of Kresnik, Into Morana's Cold Kingdom (feat Jasmina) ---> and several others.
Comments: This is the most beautiful Earth/tribal/ethnic-inspired Goa album I've heard since Khetzal's Corolla (2005). Blessings From Irji and The Gate are my top two favorite Goa songs of 2015. A few songs are better than others, sure, but what a fantastic release!

Compilation: Aurora Sidera
Artist: Nebula Meltdown ---> and several others!
Song: Deep Space Introspection ---> and several others.
Comments: Suntrip's best compilation since V/A's - Temple of Chaos IMO. EVERY song on this compilation is healthy and strong. There's magical elements here and there and a few super songs too.

Artist: Chronos
Album: Technologia
Song: Solar Movement (Paleolithic Edit)
Comments: Seems like many overlooked this album!

 

Artist: Asia 2001

Album: Psykadelia (Re-Mastered / Re-Release)
Song: Nearly All
Comments: One of the best re-releases of a super album in Goa-Trance!


Artist: Pleiadians
Album: I.F.O. 3CD Re-Issue, Re-Mastered + Live Set (Remixes) + Rare EP's & Comp Singles + Unreleased Bonus Track(s) ?!
Songs: Nearly All
Comments: DAT Records' best release yet is also one of the greatest albums of all time, and it just got upgraded. Well done!

I don't even remember a review for this new Pleiadians double album extravaganza - nor can I find it by search - am I missing something?



It has not been reviewed.



It has now! ---> Pleiadians - I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object) 3CD

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