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Tsotsi    82


It's big, it's beautiful, it's Median Project - Constellation

Artist: Median project
Album: Constellation
Label: Suntrip Records
Release: May 20, 2019


1. Antidote
2. Mission Adept
3. It Is Not Possible
4. Infinite Space
5. On The Edge
6. Pandora's Box
7. Sand Of Time
8. Sunrise
9. The Constellation Of Aries

This review is about what is in my opinion one of the most extraordinary release of modern Goa to date. An Album that encapsulates the cosmic tone of the genre in it's own unique and captivating way. Personally I can honestly say that only 3 or 4 other albums have ever granted me this much excitement, and none of those have been been in this style and this style is by far my favourite.

This album is not another level, it is the level. 

If your brain converts sound into colours and shapes then this is going be one vibrant journey of electricity. The album art by ShivaOMArt really says it all as far as the spectrum of colours that you are going to be blasted through goes. You're going to experience warm rust pyramids filled with gold, strokes of amber splashed across azure temples and gas giants of cerulean creating reactions with scarlets. You might even spot some periwinkle In the distance.

'Yea yea, it sounds amazing but it's not a game changer'

'Sorry huh? What did you just? Not a game changer for whom good sir & madam?'

It is certainly a game changer for Sergey who has advanced his skill to another level. The layers are as balanced as a spirit level placed by Vladimir Shukhov himself, the leads rip through the other sounds and at times dance around in prisms of energy above your head while at other times zip through your head taking you to star nebula's. Vocal samples nestle themselves neatly into tracks where they are placed, but it's really the other elements that make these tracks stand out. The dial tone in Mission Adept, the boombastic roar in It Is Not Possible & the unforgettable screeches for the first 4 minutes of Sand Of Time, my god even a 4 second sample of that track gives my brain dopamine thrush. The melody of Sunrise & The Constellation Of Aries make me drive exactly 4 kilometres over the speed limit with a huge smile on my face. It's all cosmic Goa, but not like you have heard before.

Median Project has placed more emphasis on the moments that really make a track stand out, the introductions and outro's have been given more detail, the tracks have been filled with 'Bigger' sounds and more effort has been placed into introducing periphery sounds that make every listen unique.

I have had this album since it's release, so I have had plenty of time to listen to it, the honeymoon period is over and I can with all certainty say that this production of art is up there with the greats of the genre and the broader spectrum of Psytrance.

What Median Project has done is find a way to take cosmic goa up to the next stage of its evolution, I can consider this album an advancement towards the style that others (Hopefully) will build on.  It does have all the NeoGoa elements that some people (Not Tsotsi) often find tiresome but the arrangements are what keep this exciting. For those of you that think that this genre has nothing new to add, crank this up when the sun goes down and prepare yourself for a visit to solar systems far away.

As always I would like to thank Sergey for taking the time to deliver this masterpiece to us and making the world that much more colourful for it. His hard work really does pay off.

Thanks to all others involved in the project including Suntrip for an interstellar addition to their catalogue.

One Final word. The description of the album calls this Astral Projection meets Mindsphere, but I think we can surely agree that from now on this is pure Median Project an artist unto himself.



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Aspartic    86

I was going to wait till  I listened to it 100 times, but after 20 times I think I'm getting the feel.
This is one of the best goa trance I have ever heard. We already had a great share of good music and amazing artists, but Median is right up there. Shining.

Where his album on Global Sect was also very good, Constellation has enormous depth, euphoric layers, and fantastic balanced frequencies. I'm very happy to hear that Sergey tuned down the snares and claps, which were very present in his previous work.

I'm listening to parts of Constellation every day. In my bed, in the car, ... 

He manages to transform a whole idea into music. Only given to the most talented. Every track is a space journey. Every track puts a smile on your face.

Very good review Tsotsi! Constellation deserves that. We will look back and confirm year after year that Constellation is a milestone in Goa history. I'm sure of that.

Grab it while you can! :D

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Posted June 12

  On ‎5‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 11:48 AM, Anoebis said:

  On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 4:54 PM, Aspartic said:

PHE - NO - ME - NAL ! ! !

review will follow when I' m back on earth.

1. listening-typical boring neo goa

2. listening-has it`s moments

3. listening- really good

4. listening- wtf...

5. listening- wtf...


Thank you Suntrip for this fantastic release.This is one of the trippiest Albums i ever heard.

Or like you said: PHENOMENAL


Now,after About 30 complete listenings :One of the best Goa Releases ever!

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Tsotsi    82
6 hours ago, BASS-O-MATIC said:

Now,after About 30 complete listenings :One of the best Goa Releases ever

I'm glad at least 3 of us here feel this way, i'm sure many more do to. I really do think this albums deserves huge amounts of recognition in the electronic music scene. Definitely in the Psytrance and certainly in the Goa Scene. 

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Richpa    899

Without any doubt one of the finest melodic Goa releases I've heard in a while. Whole CD is filled with great tracks and production quality is at the highest level! Highly recommended to anyone who like their Goa music spiced with dreamy melodies and floaty atmosphere!

Congrats to all involved! :)

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Trunksan    78

I agree with the guys above first couple of tracks are ok and then its BOOM!

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kartoonz    9

This just seems to grow on you on every listen. I very much agree, pls give it a couple of listens before judging. This is a very intense neo goa album!

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GhostOnAcid    22

The reviews here are really positive. And iam happy for Median Project that many people like his album. But i have a another opionon.

On the technial side the album is "boom"! Really clean and perfect production. But the music on its own and the sounddesign dont catch me. No memorable melodies here, no hooks i wating for. It feels like 10000 arpeggiators, delay & reverb fx playing together the same notes ever and ever again. One idea/compostion for nine tracks. The sounddesign sounds cool, ok, but it has nothing special. For me it sounds like Katedra with a little bit of Artifact303. Within the album the tracks sounds to similar. If I skip through the album I think its the same track as before.

The compare to Mindsphere and Astral Projection, I think, does not fit completely, because Mindsphere and Astral Projection has memorable melodies and compostions. And the sounddesign has more variety.

Maybe Iam to trancy for this album and more a freak of music than productions skills. ;-)

3 hours ago, kartoonz said:

This just seems to grow on you on every listen. I very much agree, pls give it a couple of listens before judging. This is a very intense neo goa album!

I think, its not an good statement to say listen to an album 100 time and then its sound good. If i listen to an album three times and it dont catch me, then it is boring for me. Maybe I like it in 10 years, if i listen again. That is possible. ;-)

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