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johnb820    155

* Feel free to use this thread to check in with everyone from time to time

Hello everybody! It's been a very long time since I have been around psynews and the psytrance scene. For the last year I have barely kept up with anything going on. Unfortunately it would seem my work life invaded my personal life in well... let's just say bad ways. I will still be around here though I probably won't be anywhere near as active as I used to be.

For those curious, as you can see from my soundcloud, I have been producing a ton of shorter, accessible songs mostly of the downtempo variety with the same unusual production ideas/sounds that keep things interesting for me. I know some of you have enjoyed my Goa Trance in the past and I am so appreciative of that. Unfortunately, my life has taken a nose dive and I am not sure I will ever return to psytrance, but I wanted to let you all know what has been happening with me.

Also, you can check my twitter for various stuff like project files and other works of mine.

https://twitter.com/barkerj216

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Dolmot    140

Hi

Looks like I was away for a while too. Now I'm trying to make up something fast to finish this before the year changes (in this time zone) so that my end-of-year post count won't be zero. :P

Well, yeah, it was an interesting year, quite hectic too. Last winter I had just finished my house move to another city. Thereafter I've been trying to settle in. There was also loads of events and travelling. I went to ZNA after a long break from festivals. A lot happened before/during/after that trip. As soon as I got back home, ready to share my stories, I was kind of thrown in to new preparations, which resulted in landing in Bali. I spent most of November there. It was a memorable but also partially taxing trip. Didn't do much trance stuff there, although I did listen to Virtuart's "L'Arôme de la Solitude (Batur Mix)" while trekking around the rim of Mt. Batur. Heh. I was also watching Mt. Agung from there when it was on red alert, while not exactly erupting. That happened a few days later. By sheer luck I got back home as most of the flights were cancelled.

Now I've been just catching up with things here, wrapping up the work year, getting some rest and so on. I'd like to post here more, but so many times things just got crazy and my combined inbox (not this forum's, to clarify) was basically exploding. Clearing the queue has taken ages. I have so much unlistened music too.

Right, it's midnight. Cheers and happy new year! B)

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Anu Katariina    326

Hi everyone.

Never REALLY left the scene, I can't.

But not feeling being part of it, though. Too many bridges burnt.

I miss my lil bro @Starkraver

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Starkraver    858

@Anu Katariina - Dear Anu :) Its so nice to hear from you. I've been away from psynews for a while now. Missed this message. I tried to search for you on facebook a few days and realised that you were gone. Please let us maintain one channel of communication open all the time. :) I hope everything is ok over there and the winter is not too harsh on you all. 

Loads of love.

 

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Starkraver    858
11 minutes ago, Starkraver said:

@Anu Katariina - Dear Anu :) Its so nice to hear from you. I've been away from psynews for a while now. Missed this message. I tried to search for you on facebook a few days and realised that you were gone. Please let us maintain one channel of communication open all the time. :) I hope everything is ok over there and the winter is not too harsh on you all. 

Loads of love.

 

I am not able to message you, please contact me as and when you see this message. 

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Veracohr    101

I’m here. I’m kind of despondent lately. Funny, because things are generally better than they’ve ever been for me, on the surface, but it sucks in subtle ways. It must be a couple years since I checked out any new psy. Part of that is because I got myself a girlfriend who is in the metal scene, so I tend to hear more metal these days.

 

I’m trying to design some synth modules but I have little time. Haven’t worked on any new music in so long. When I do I don’t get very far and I just get discouraged.

 

And, you know...living in the circus that is the United States these days is disheartening in itself.

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Starkraver    858

Hi Veracohr,  hang in there. Nice to hear that things have been better than they were before. 

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Blair Thaumic    135

Thanks for making this topic!

I'm still around, mostly listening to Suomisaundi. I'm a lot more active on Twitter than I am here though.

On 12/28/2017 at 3:39 PM, johnb820 said:

For those curious, as you can see from my soundcloud, I have been producing a ton of shorter, accessible songs mostly of the downtempo variety with the same unusual production ideas/sounds that keep things interesting for me. I know some of you have enjoyed my Goa Trance in the past and I am so appreciative of that. Unfortunately, my life has taken a nose dive and I am not sure I will ever return to psytrance, but I wanted to let you all know what has been happening with me.

I hope you can find a way out of your work situation. I think you're doing some of your best music right now. Whether or not you return to psytrance, what you write has your personal touch, and that's the most important thing for music to have IMHO.

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johnb820    155
On 2/25/2018 at 2:31 PM, Blair Thaumic said:

Thanks for making this topic!

I'm still around, mostly listening to Suomisaundi. I'm a lot more active on Twitter than I am here though.

I hope you can find a way out of your work situation. I think you're doing some of your best music right now. Whether or not you return to psytrance, what you write has your personal touch, and that's the most important thing for music to have IMHO.

Thank you so much for that sentiment! It means a lot to me.

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Mergi    60

haha, this thread made me log in again... must have been a year or so since last time.

I've been thinking about doing another bit of "competition" to keep refocusing on the more recent goa/psy releases out there...

Also, since beginning of 2017 I've been in and out of a relationship so it has been impacting my own recovery in many ways. Luckily in positive ways. April the 14th I took 2 years as a sober alcoholic.

psynews is still my starting page for some reason so even though I have not logged in in over a year I've been skulking about.

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Hmm, well, I've never 'officially' (w.e this means) been a part of this community. It comforts me there are many people out there who enjoy goa trance, so I'm not the only lunatic around :)

 

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Anu Katariina    326
On 2/8/2018 at 5:59 PM, Starkraver said:

I am not able to message you, please contact me as and when you see this message. 

I enabled the messages, so if you see this, shoot! (It's been long..)

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