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Title: Dimensional Gateway 4 [Veil Of The Moon]

Label: Neogoa Records

Release date: 26.02.2017

 

Tracklist:

 

1) Dragon Twins - Illa Tahin                 145 bpm

2) Veasna - Dendrites                          145 bpm

3) Goad - Voids                                    146 bpm

4) Clementz - Black Dwarfs                  145 bpm

5) Goad vs. Proxeeus - Acid Implant    147 bpm

6) Pharaom - It's Alive                          144 bpm

7) Proxeeus - Dagon                            146 bpm

8) Negans - Silver                                 145 bpm

9) Cybernetika - Unknown Entity           153 bpm

 

For the release of this compilation I have waited for half a year! Richpa announced the release pretty early and had made a bold statement that he and the artists are working really hard and that it may surpass even "The World Beyond" in some sense. Considering how much I love The World Beyond and how well it was received generally, I was instantly baited into hyping over "The Veil Of The Moon" and my expectation was very high! Was I let down, or were my standards met by this new Neogoa release? Stay with me, fellow traveler, and I will tell you!

 

 

1. Dragon Twins - Illa Tahin: The journey begins with an evil sounding track. With screeches and subtle acid lines, this track sounds like a perfect blend of the old and the new. It hinted me of Psychopod and the weird psychedelia reminded me of Hallucinogen's "The Lone Deranger." The track steadily builds up  to 5:20 when it unleashes the sound of many spirits pouring in from a Dimensional Gateway! A driving and unique sounding track and a great intro into this compilations! 6/7

 

2. Veasna - Dendrites: I call this track "R2D2 broadcasting a message."  :lol: Again, a track true to the oldschool ways. Long intro, careful arrangement and peculiar sounds reminding me of Etnica - Starship 101 in a way, giving of the ambient of being in a  spaceship with all its beeping and zapping. A good track! 5/7

 

3. Goad - Voids: I couldn't guess who's track this was when I was blindly listening to the playlist, but then the acid lines kicked it and everything was made clear, but still, when I saw who's it was, I expected to hear his typical style from "Galactic Aviator." Maybe it has just evolved... Anyway, the combination of ambientish synth melodies and subtle acid makes this track sound slower than it really is, almost hypnotic! I like the progression very much here and at @4:35 its just pure bliss! 6/7

 

4. Clementz - Black Dwarfs: BOOM! This track got no chill and it exlodes right of the bat with some... I have no idea how to describe it! Its AWESOME. If I heard that live I'd go feral! Now the thing I dont like is the easterish sounding melody that comes after. IMO it doesnt fit at all and it kinda ruined the track for me. It has amazing elements but some of them I dont like when put together. 4/7

 

5. Goad vs. Proxeeus - Acid Implant: Oh crap... I knew I was in some acid trouble when I saw whose it was! This track is simply put a good acid track. You can hear typical Goad style elements and typical Proxeeus elements amalgamated into one ACID MONSTER. This track feels like a  303 exorcism! Now I wasnt particularily amazed by this track, but I got what I wanted from it, ACID and none does it better! 5/7

 

6. Pharaom - It's Alive: LOOK WHO IS BACK! And with a blast too! One of the catchiest tracks I've heard in my life. I am not even gonna try to describe it, you will know what Im talking about! 7+/7

 

7. Proxeeus - Dagon: I had high hopes for the Proxeeus' track since he is my favorite artist. Typically, the track bears a Lovecraftian name, this time its named after his story, Dagon (A great story btw). Dark, acidic, melodic and strangely atmospheric as all his tracks. The track loses power a bit as it goes, which isnt bad at all. The reason why this isnt a 7/7 is because the mid-track climax left me desiring more of the same. So its 6/7

 

 !!!SPOILER ALERT!!!                    The unexpected climax at @3:45 is very climactic!   :ph34r:

 

8. Negans - Silver: Negans proved himself with his recent "Dance Macabre" and I was very happy for seeing him included here. I would never guess that this was made post 2000, such is his style. The track is all around amazing. It has an amazing conclusion to the track! For the lolz, the track at @5:40 has this quiet rhythmic  thud sound which made me trip that my neighbors weren't very happy with me listening to this music and were bashing at my wall!  :lol:7/7

 

9. Cybernetika - Unknown Entity: Welcome to the forest, traveller! Indeed a forest trance-ish sounding bassline and FX + your typical goa sounds makes for a travel into the unfamiliar. The track progresses into a more melancholic realm than the one it was in at the beggining. The track opened the floodgates to my emotions. A truly worthy closing track for this album! 7/7

 

Conclussion: An acidic, darkly melodic, old-school influenced and heavily atmospheric compilation, worthy of everyone's attentions and deserving of being a part of everyone's collection! It has definitely met my expectations and I am very satisfied! The cover artwork by Richpa is really good IMO and purple is my favorite colour so naturally it speaks to me. I find it my duty to express my gratitude to Neogoa Records and its collaborating artists who had been working really hard to bring us this high quality content and for FREE! Thank you very much Richpa and everyone who is a part of Neogoa Records!

 

Final grade: Great 6/7

 

Since it releases on 26th, I will edit in the download links. Until then, you can listen to all the tracks on Neogoa's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ219DWmXDDmxKpYWk6RDhfhw9oJEPC5O

 

EDIT 26.02. : Available on Bandcamp: https://neogoarecords.bandcamp.com/album/dimensional-gateway-4-veil-of-the-moon

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Thank you very much for the early review, I'm really glad you enjoyed this one :)

When it comes to the whole process, it was (unlike some other experiences) very enjoyable and I have to say, no matter the fact it took some time, it was great ride in the end, mostly thanks to the high-level of professionalism and dedication of these talented lads. As you mentioned, it will be available on Sunday for free download at Ektoplazm and on Bandcamp (in case someone wants to support the release or add it in their respective collections).

 

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The compilation is really something but the comparison/aim to be better than The World Beyond --> no, no. The World Beyond was and is a gift, a superstar with a born talent delivered in a holy package. The Veil Of The Moon is full of all possible talent too, but it rose to NHL via AHL, via hard work, not as a superstar to hit NHL as a teenager and keeping its post to win all trophys. There are two ways: firstborn type of gift and then the gift of another baby that was made like an every evening wrestling practice with sweat and not that much of romance. Very welcomed, though, and loved baby, this last one, too.

 

What is just said above is not to take anything away from the excellency of this new compilation. It really got me. Acid after acid, talented producers delivering their best. A very CD worth material, something to be cherished now and in the future.

 

Fav tracks:

 

1. Clementz-Black Dwarfs (instalove and just so the best)

2. Dragon Twins- Illa Tahin

3. Proxeeus-Dagon

 

++ all the else, too, because it is very balanced greatly moving acid blizzard from the first to the last.

 

Thank you Neogoa Records for the job exceptionally well done!

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Ah, forgot to say: thanks for the detailed review @Mr.Anarchy. We don't have too many good reviewers on the forum: you inevitably are taking a good position in reviewing so thanks, it is a pleasure to read thoughtful reviews :)

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Oh Paramatma!!!

 

What a journey!

Now THIS is a compilation!

 

Fav tracks - 

6) It's Alive (That part at 6:06, yasss baby!!)

7) Dagon (Acid!!)

5) Acid Implant (Moar Aciiiid!!)

 

Now I'm a little sad because I'm going to lose some sleep tripping to this beauty  :D  :lol:

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I'm really glad everyone got different favorites on this compilation :)

Here are the updated links and info:
 

Our new compilation is now available on Ektoplazm too! Download for FREE on Ektoplazm: http://bit.ly/DG4-Ektoplazm Support this release via Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/DG4-Bandcamp

 

Review: http://bit.ly/DG4-Review YouTube: http://bit.ly/DG4-YouTube SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/DG4-SoundCloud

 

The new chapter in the Dimensional Gateway series, Veil Of The Moon, ritualizes the annular Solar Eclipse with Goa trance over three different stages, making for the most fitting soundtrack to this event. Even though it has been more than four years since the last Dimensional Gateway compilation appeared (and in the meantime, the team behind Neogoa Records introduced other interesting ideas and concepts on releases such as The World Beyond, Svemirski Hod, and Celestial Transvibrations), this moment is perfect to return to our own roots and unleash fresh works by some new projects, but also welcome back a few of our contributors from the early days. Veil Of The Moon offers plenty of darker and acidic vibes, but yet it keeps the melodic aspect present in competent and solid Goa trance form. Mastering by Igor Čeranić at Deimos Soundlabs with artwork design by Richpa at Neogoa Design.

 

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Artist: Various

Title: Dimensional Gateway 4 (Veil of the Moon)

Label: Neogoa

Date: February, 2017

 

1) Dragon Twins - Illa Tahin                

2) Veasna - Dendrites                         

3) Goad - Voids                                   

4) Clementz - Black Dwarfs                 

5) Goad vs. Proxeeus - Acid Implant   

6) Pharaom - It's Alive                        

7) Proxeeus - Dagon                          

8) Negans - Silver                               

9) Cybernetika - Unknown Entity    

 

 

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"You think that what you'll do will make you into something different?  What is it you think you're becoming?"

 

 

Reviews are really easy to write when the album is fantastic or when it's a frisbee of sh*t.  Ivan delivers the fourth in the Dimensional Gateway series and he's earned some kudos for this one.  There is a palpable sense of darkness that flows through this.  And I like it.  A lot. 

 

As we eagerly await a full album from this guy Illa Tahin will do for the time being.  The journey of darkness and hallucination begins here.  This thing pulsates evil.  Forest meet goa.

 

Dendrites from Veasna is a bit laid back compared to a lot of the others here, but still hits the spot.

 

Voids doesn't appear too complex, but it is still cloaked in darkness.  It doesn't have a true climax yet it's consistent in its eerieness.

 

Black Dwarfs.  Hmmm...

 

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Close enough.  Still not getting healthcare under this false president.  This is another track with power.  Half of it uses a weird lead and the other half (perhaps its yang) is blissful to the ears.

 

Acid Implant...holy f*cking cow.  I haven't wanted to have sex with a piece of music since M-run's album, but I'm ready to get back in the saddle with this beast.  Who's down with bestiality?

 

It's Alive welcomes PharaOm back to the scene and he delivers a bludgeoning track.  No prisoners taken.

 

Dagon is true Proxeeus acidic, blistering style.  It will leave scorch marks.

 

Silver was going to get the meh gif treatment, but then that break happened and made everything all eerie.  So now I guess it gets

 

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While I enjoyed the Cybernetika track I believe it went on a bit too long and lacked the depth that his tracks characteristically exhibit.

 

Neogoa has done it again.  This is a great goa trance compilation that foregoes all the sunshine and embraces the darkness.  Thumbs up homie!

 

Free at Ektoplazm

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Let's say it also here: a CD is on the making, check out label news section of what Richpa posted. I am looking forward!

 

PS. Thanks all who have liked my posts, now I have a Donald Duck car license plate worth of likings!

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Acid Implant...holy f*cking cow.  I haven't wanted to have sex with a piece of music since M-run's album, but I'm ready to get back in the saddle with this beast.  Who's down with bestiality?

 

:D:P:lol::excl: :excl: :excl: Haha! >go for it Mikey! But maybe you'll wait for the Cd... if there's a chance for a custom made piece with a little bigger hole in the middle than 1 cm diameter :D:lol::ph34r:

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Anu, please stop...it's too much pornography 'topics' related to Neogoa releases for one day....apparently some Japanese Adult Video (JAV) called Lunar Dawn (or something like that) was released on March 28th. According to YouTube data, many porn-lovers from SE Asia clicked our video (15 000 views in one day and many of them liked the track and played it till the end, while some others were unhappy with the results haha) xD xD Anyhow, congrats to Lunar Dawn for reaching another milestone xD :D
 



Yeah, limited 30 copies Bandcamp edition of DG4 is in the making, I'll post the link when they're ready!

 
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