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Artist: Maan
Title: Orbiter Ep
Label: Ovnimoon Records
Date: October, 2017

1. Earthstomp
2. Orbiter
3. Disconnect Me


"This conversation can serve no purpose anymore."

They should just become a goa label already.  There's been more carnal knowledge explored with that genre than a meeting with Harvey Weinstein.  Anyhow, this digital ep is the work of a nice chap from Norway and if I could offer him some advice...don't listen to president racist sh*thole.  Why the hell would anyone want to leave Norway to come to a country where 20 children getting blasted is just the cost of doing business?  Our government can't agree what color the sky is and doesn't seem to give a flying f*ck about education or health care.  I would of course welcome you, but we need to get things sorted out so none of out sh*t gets stuck on you.

Rant over, I enjoyed this ep.  It's the Ovnimoon style through and through with thumping psytrance that is layered well relying heavily on that delicious goa sound.  The sound quality is superb and deserves to be played loud. My favorite was Disconnect Me with it's rich atmosphere and seems to grow in intensity.  He didn't reinvent the wheel and this style has been done before, but Hostess makes a lot of cupcakes too, and I'll eat the f*ck out of a box of those.

*Double checks to make sure the webcam is off*


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We Norwegians are a pragmatic people who don’t much care what the country is called. If renaming it to Sh*thole sends a progressive message of goodwill and solidarity, then that’s what being Norwegian is all about.


Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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The guitar-shaped country Norway is well known for Black Metal music while GOA really never made the bright-light heights except for the one and only mature Ra, who stands as the sole Norwegian Goatrance legend with full-length albums and projects under their belt. And after years of seemingly silence on the Sun-trip side of the Psy-side in Nor-way, came a grown and quality oozing producer named Maan, aka. Frode Ungar. This GIF btw is what I think about his Goa-trance offering on Ovnimoon Records: https://giphy.com/gifs/maan-4EGwKBPN4G7fO/fullscreen (hope the gif. works, not sure how to embed it, someone? It reflects the 3 tracks well, so click to have a look). Else, read my words:

Maan - Orbiter (Ovnimoon Records) EP (ovniep261)

1. Earthstomp - is a real treat to all Goatrance stompers out there! The intro is inducing and mystical with beautiful braiding of chants. The beats pulse in that respectful oldschool manner and has all the complexity, layers and swirls expected from a thrill-full ride without the rush to reach somewhere. Effects are amazing and I feel safe to take a trip with it's mellow yet stellar phased construction. The part from :03:30 really gives a feeling of Amen. The hymns are calm and soothing leading to flutes having a cup of Shiva's tea - a very tasty and rattling sip. And then at 05:13 the euphoria dance trance hits home! Om Namah Shivaya. Natural trance dance production in a sweet and electrifying psychedelic wrapping. Intelligent and kind. Sticks and stones might break our bones ....

2. Orbiter - has a smiled playful soul making a cry, the classical hypnotized Astral's are floating gently and the beat is slowed down to thump a bit heavier on the ground while being picked up by smaller vital angelic parts of this psychedelic Goa-trance track - which also includes a tip of the hat to Juno Reactors "sharp acid-skating lines".. Very cool, also drowsy ---- it continues by picking you up from the heavier state of shroomed transformation introducing pounding beats becomes sturdier, and the awkwardness sets in whiles beauty gives wings to span a pun. The sharp junction reaction comes back, and the air thickens and becomes alive and still. Detailed in its very tiniest of molecules. The sonic sublime is in the air  The attentive care. 

3. Disconnect Me - opens a door into yet more quality Goatrance made in Norway, which is a rare item to discover. Not for the overly hyperactive though, but for sure this really does fly high and for some, by.. My review could include an essay on the problems and solutions with the heat of a scene (any scene is usually a drama scene, even ours). Things orbit, they evolve and reform, it's good, it becomes problematic, and so it goes...Evolution and growth, collapse and rise. From a positive and lucid EP, the most negative loaded track is this final one. 

Some red-rant;  "A psychedelic hell in my opinion is where non takes psychedelia because of fear, but loves to ingest ego bloated substances, and in their greed and cunning attitude of "wanna be cool - like to see other people fail", they go around messing with the beings that truly are in the psychedelic realm which humbles one. Too much of these egocentrics taking over is a real blow (pun intended) on any psychedelic scene",
~ I.M.H.O. 1<3 to understand the essence of P.L.U.R. (psytones)

Man oh maan back on topic + a bit more personal localized rant, this is a great release at least for me and my sentiment and taste. First of all, genuine Goa-trance from the Norwegian woods sort of speak, does not occur often - less then rarely actually. Psy-trance in general does not occur that often here either, though the last few evolving years has generated some wildly spread fruits, some with, and some without the ace spunk. 

Anyway: I can with a first hand experience say that Maan's LIVE performance is absolutely super to hear and experience. Highly Recommended for those considering to book him. This release is a respectful and en-joyful intricate Goatrance EP all the way from the west/south-coast of Norway.

Rating:: 4,7 / 5 (might be a tad biased but it's a strong 4 close to a 5'er)

Fav. track, 1

Get it here:
... and many other places. 

Here's btw a list of all known officially released Psytrance artists from NO, 
there are some classic Goatrance (goapsy) to be found if you dig, I dug (not in chronicle order). 

- Trold http://www.discogs.com/artist/Trold
- PhasePhour http://www.discogs.com/artist/PhasePhour
- RA http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ra
- Dimension 5 http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dimension+5 (NO - UK) 
- Electron Wave https://www.discogs.com/artist/49645-Electron-Wave (NO - UK)
- Audiobelle http://www.discogs.com/artist/Audibelle (NO - SE)
- Homegrown Lifeform http://www.discogs.com/artist/Homegrown+Lifeform
- Divinorum http://www.discogs.com/artist/Divinorum
- Phobium http://www.discogs.com/artist/Phobium
- Heggmatech http://www.discogs.com/artist/Heggmatech
- Loke http://www.discogs.com/artist/Loke+(2)
- Krussedull http://www.discogs.com/artist/Krussedull
- Hutti Heita http://www.discogs.com/artist/Hutti+Heita
- Norwindia http://www.discogs.com/artist/Norwindia (NO - IN)
- Someone I Know http://www.discogs.com/artist/Someone+I+Know
- KanKa http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kanka+(2)
- Alter Egon http://www.discogs.com/artist/Alter+Egon
- Konkylie http://www.discogs.com/artist/Konkylie
- Helan & Halvan http://www.discogs.com/artist/Helan+%26+Halvan
- Freeform Syndicate http://www.discogs.com/artist/Freeform+Syndicate
- Tech Republic http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tech+Republic
- Psy-Fi http://www.discogs.com/artist/Psy-Fi
- Humbug http://www.discogs.com/artist/Humbug
- Uruz http://www.discogs.com/artist/Uruz
- Ansuz http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ansuz
- NoizeBug http://www.discogs.com/artist/Noize+Bug
- Alien Viking http://www.discogs.com/artist/Alien+Viking
- Aviate http://www.discogs.com/artist/Aviate
- Digital Energy System http://www.discogs.com/artist/Digital+Energy+System
- Fragletrollet http://www.discogs.com/artist/Fragletrollet
- Unknown Cause http://www.discogs.com/artist/Unknown+Cause
- Goalien http://www.discogs.com/artist/Goalien
- Angry Dwarf http://www.discogs.com/artist/Angry+Dwarf
- Spruce http://www.discogs.com/artist/Spruce+(2)
- Protostar http://www.discogs.com/artist/Protostar
- Buttergoose http://www.discogs.com/artist/Buttergoose (NO - SE)
- Tweonezero (DE - NO) http://www.discogs.com/artist/2314369-210-Mhz
- Taakelur http://www.discogs.com/artist/3992030-Taakelur
- Psyolopher (IS/NO) http://www.discogs.com/artist/1562783-Psyolopher
- Maan http://www.discogs.com/artist/4183197-Maan-1
- KiΩhm
- Katten Med Hatten (US/NO)
- Sortna (US/NO)
- Material Music (NO/DK/TR) https://www.discogs.com/artist/6209821-Material-Music


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