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Tsotsi    90

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Artist: Various
Title: SpaceDock Records Goa trance Legacy by Kanc Cover Vol.4
Label: SpaceDock Records
Release: 26 December, 2018

1.Ephedra & Imba - From Star To Star

2. Hypnagogia - Cosmic Interference

3. Goasia - Polar Lights 

4. Omegahertz - Kissing Nebula 

5. Omnivox & Hand Of Damaru- Magical Mountain 

6. M-Run - Vastness 

7. Jikooha - Indigos 

8. Via Axis - The 4th State (Psychowave 2018 Remix)

9. Nebula Meltdown - Epsilon Orionis

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Spacedock Records Goa Trance legacy series has, since Vol. 1 been a collection of fun tracks showcasing artistic talent from planet earth. Every comp has at least 3 tracks that are out of this world amazing, and a bunch of good-great tracks that open up themselves up upon more and more listens. A mix of old established artists and new artists can be found on their comps with little difference in track quality and direction. I thought Vol.3 was pretty awesome, I also thought that 2018 was done for albums after Proxeeus. But no, Spacedock sneaks one last incredible compilation of tracks to blow us all away.

 

Ephedra & Imba - From Star To Star: A solid track all in all but it jumps into the main act pretty quickly and carries it throughout. I wouldn't pick this as an album opener but would certainly still place it on the comp. Lots of drive, strong sound design and great lead work. 

Hypnogogia - Cosmic Interference: A solid theme follows this track from start to finish. And boy oh boy does it get better and better. A pretty big climax at the end that Makes it one of my favourites.

Goasia - Polar Light: A strong progression takes us into a track that really encapsulates its title I feel like i'm flying through the aurora borealis while i listen to this. When i listen in my car I get the urge to close my eyes and see where I end up. But then i realise I'll miss the rest of the track when I slide off the side of the road into a hot Australian bushfire where I narrowly escape with my life but then get pecked to death by Kookaburras, simply not worth it. The ending is bliss.

Omegahertz - Kissing Nebula: Well. What can I say but that this inspired me to go back and listen to everything else I have by Omegahertz, it wasn't enough so I've gone through Stax and realised that I love his style. But I love this song the most. Pure psych up track that gets me in the mood for anything that i need to be in the mood for. Omegahertz is something of an anthem creator but nothing compares to Kissing Nebula. If he released another album I'd buy 2. This track is killer, which gives 2019 another stellar track that makes picking a favourite hard.

Omnivox & Hand of Demaru - Magical Mountain: A little Darker than you would expect a track called magical mountain to be, but then again not all magic is light and fluffy 'turn you into a pumpkin marshmallow' sort of magic. And then again it's not that dark 'so shut up already Tsotsi'. Alright alright, after Omegahertz's track it's hard to like anything as much. The truth is that when I play this track it's a certified banger. Omnivox has had some fun with Hand Of Demaru before, her soundcloud is mostly ambient so I can't tell what her influence is here. Atmosphere? I can say that the sway potential of this track is 10 sways out of 10 sways. Another anthem that would have a crowd under it's complete control.

M-Run - Vastness: A huge unexpected track from M-Run. I follow him on FB and it looks like his constantly cooking bomb ass tracks in his studio. But of all the tracks i've heard from him this is the most unique in structure. That uniqueness is what I love about M-run. The distinct sounds are still there but the structure has been flipped, turned, chopped & screwed. Oh did i mention that it was wild? I've seen M-run crowds, it looks like an earthquake is bumping people around on a trampoline. That's music for you. 

Jikooha - Indigos: We soften things down a bunch with a Jikooha track. this wasn't what i was expecting when i saw Jikooha follow M-run on a comp. I was thinking way more crazy leads zippig and twirling. But you know what, this track is infectious. A slow burner that burns brighter and brighter as it goes on. It has an oldskool feel to it in its style and is super cruisy.

Via Axis - The 4th State (Psychowave 2018 Remix): Don't know the original, don't know Via Axis but I know Psychowave. 'Dont be proud of your ignorance Tsotsi'. Look, let's move on; nothing since Sunshine Reborn has really captivated me in the same way from Psychowave. However, there is a very noticeable improvement in clean production and many more collabs are coming out. The synths that come in at 3:20 make a big difference and feel like metal being struck with jolts of electricity. We also get to learn a little about consciousness and then we get a finale worth writing home about. 

Nebula Meltdown - Epsilon Orionis: the fastest track on the comp but hardly feels like it. To me this was Vol.4's follow up to Manmademans Vol.3 track. Only placed at the other end of the comp. Very progressive. But it's a progressive world. Peer reviewed thesis's about dog humping and heteronormativity with fake data are being published  in the states. But what's that got to do with another favourite track from Spacedock Goa Trance Legacy by Kanc Cover Vol.4? I can't remember... Progression, that's right. A track that demands your attention and closes this bad boy off nicely. Also the track I wanted the most when i first heard it.

I'm as happy as a little fat spider right now. My top 10 for 2018 is pretty much just going to be Goa compilations and I'm fine with that. All tracks were certified 100% grassfed, sustainably grown bangers. But Omnivox was definitely my favourite.

 

https://spacedockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sdrcd05-va-goa-trance-legacy-by-kanc-cover

 

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Aspartic    87

Bandcamp notified me of Tsotsi bying a new release a while ago, so I checked it out. And what do yo know? This is one of the strongest compilations of 2018!
Very slick review above. Here's my short view on these pearls.

Masters Imba and Ephedra fire it off with a solid pumping track. Perhaps a bit lazy on the bassline, but the rest does the trick.
From time to time I stumble on a rare Hypnagogia track. And they are consistently addictive. No intense or dense mixing, but sounds that breathe and that take you on a journey. Tracks that remain in my memory. This one rumbles on and sucks you right in.
Goasia delivers with an up and down bassline. Crazy old school sounds fly around. A lighthearted track for in the morning.
I'm on another level with Tsotsi about the Omegahertz track. It's just too weird for me to enjoy it. Many sounds are out of tune, deliberately, but it hurts my ears and brain. I cannot grasp it.
Omnivox and Hand of Demaru present a bubbly deeper track. Lovely laser synth lines and a chord chance in the end make this a stunning track.
And then the killer basskick from M-Run. The bass slices deeper and harder than a butchers knife. No nonsense goa follows with some screeching synths to get crazy. Fantastic. One of my favorites here.
I'm a big fan of Jikooha. Huge fan! They like to thrive on detuned sounds, but not as weird as the Omegahertz track on this comp. On Indigos they keep it hypnotic without much detuning. The track is a steady journey. Like a big fat locomotive squashing everything on its way. I love how Tsotsi phrased it: "very cruisy"". I'm gonna use that expression too from now on, if permitted.
Back on speed with Via Axis. Lovely floating modern goa trance. How else to describe it? A nice balance of sounds, a pleasure for the ears and feet.
To finish we have Nebula Meltdown with a hypnotic trancer. Slowly the addictive groove sneaks into my brain to completely infect it.

What a lovely compilation is this! It has light tracks and energetic tracks to fulfill everyone's needs. Hypnotic goa without too much noise or decoration.
Plain, strong, solid compilation. Will stand the test of time.
Perfect to finish the incredible 2018.

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Anoebis    404

I realllly like the Jikooha track, amazing, and better as anything they did before! :) 

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GhostOnAcid    22
On 1/29/2019 at 9:43 PM, Anoebis said:

I realllly like the Jikooha track, amazing, and better as anything they did before! :) 

Oh yeah! :-)

I bought from this compilation

Hypnagogia - Cosmic Interference
Jikooha - Indigos
Nebula Meltdown - Epsilon Orionis

"Indigos" is very very good midtempo track and the best track of the compilation. Nice drums, percussions, playful bassline and the melodic acidlines and synths are catchy. :-)

 

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