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Wabax    4

Hello everyone,

Hope your doing well, at home or at work for those who need it.

I've been wondering for a while what a psy track with jazz influences/elements would look like. I mean... I don't know exactly what I mean... but I do imagin some psy tune (any genre, up or downtempo) with let's say "traditional" instruments samples (sax, bass, ...) OR digital melodies but with groove, mastery and fever.

Today I came across Dr Strangefunk and this has kind of revived my curiosity.

In fact, sometimes when I listen to jazz I miss all the strong beats and powerful bass and all the weird sounds of psy music. And when listening to psytrance I sometimes miss the mastery, the inspiration and well the "theoretical skills" of jazzmen.

Don't know if this makes sense. Or if I am clear :)

In case it does, do you guys have some artist/track/label/... in mind?

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Gamma    0

There are some influences at tracks from Zenon Records. Not many but there is a few. I even had  a list once but I can't find it at this moment. :(

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Manuser    290

Loopus in Fabula (Loopus in Fabula, Astrofunk, Fat Ladies Bingo, haven't listened to the rest of the discography).

V/A - Ultrapop ( https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/21436-va-ultrapop/?tab=comments#comment-202441 )
V/A - Ultapop 2 ( https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/48848-ultrapop-2-fabularecords/?tab=comments#comment-801840 )

 

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Wabax    4

Awesome, thank you for these tips!

Koxbox, very playful, very nice. The whole album is a materpiece.
Transfinder, nice as well but somehow easier imo ("eveybody!")
shaolin..., waouh this was unexpected after the two previous ones :) freee! it's harsher but I like it

I will listen to more of their sounds in case they have more tracks like this.

Zenon records, ok, I will explore more in this direction.

Loopus, I love how they let the instruments take space and time to play, not only shorts samples.. Just listened to some tracks (including Motherfuncked). I will listen to more.

Thank you!

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Manuser    290
4 hours ago, Wabax said:



Loopus, I love how they let the instruments take space and time to play, not only shorts samples.. Just listened to some tracks (including Motherfuncked). I will listen to more.

 

What a great track :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG45B7b6inM

Also some nice stuff from Kino Oko:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdFh_scxSI
Not the full album is jazzy but I highly recommend it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlh1_w4qDAE

 

@Gamma is right, Zenon Records has a history of releasing some jazzy tracks, the music is usually much more minimal and darker than the suggestions above. For example this track in V/A Intelligent Manipulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5x0kLu-5dU I love the rhythmic in this track even though the jazz elements are not very abundant.

Or this track from Krumelur (technically not on Zenon Records but it could have been): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=951rzkjisLg

Probably not what you are looking for but posting this just for the intro (the rest of the track is more conventional psytrance): Phillax - Goblins ate my piano
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPlswGID2Dc

And some strange stuff from Infected Mushroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6dNZANyYMQ

 

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Wabax    4

Thanks for the time spent listing all these tracks :)

Kino Oko sounds very interesting! Man upon the Rainbow is so danceable.

Krumulur yes, it is like the swamp's jam-session :)

On 3/29/2020 at 3:04 PM, Manuser said:

Probably not what you are looking for

I am not looking for something specific. OK, perhaps I was secretly hoping to come across the collaboration between John Zorn and one of these hitech producers. Or maybe a ambient remix of Pat Metheny :)

I feel the two styles has a lot in common and a lot to share.

Anyway, you provide me with good stuff. Good times dancing in the living room with the kid :)

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Wabax    4

I found this  (hem, looking for "psyjazz" in youtube, could have been the first step!)

Tratosphere - Bazar Bizar

It is downtempo, not psytrance. The album sound nice and [36:45] Budragar or [42:30] Banana Boat could be two examples of what we're talking about, on the chill side. No?

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Wabax    4

oh shit!
Thanks because I haven't listen any of these both before.
This track from Procs is brillant. Listened to the rest of the album, it is harsh and quite intense. Great.
Hallu. horses: I don't know what track you refer to, maybe the trancy d&b boogie one? ::)
What a demential ride.

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Manuser    290

Hallucinogenic Horses is great, I didn't hear the jazzy parts though (?) but thanks for mentioning, forgot about this crazy album.

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Wabax    4

Browsing the forum I figured out psy+jazz was a recurrent request.

Anyway, for the pleasure...

Jazz parts fit so well in these 3 tracks.

 

 

 

 

Read somewhere that Tromesa could be also a good candidate. Any clue?

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Ake    12

Old is gold, that's also true for Zenon Records.

In my opinion this is probably the most underrated album in psytrance history. It certainly is very jazzy/funky. I love it!

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