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OUT NOW!
https://bit.ly/FloralCortex

 

After short break we're back again with another psychedelic Goa trance gem from the northern Europe entitled Floral Cortex. It's a debut album of Frode Ungar, a talented producer and musician from Maan project, which we already introduced on our Dimensional Gateway 5 compilation, back in 2017. The name (Maan) is derived from a special location in the south-west of Norway called Mån, a place where creativity and inspiration evaporates through the very pores of nature.

With Floral Cortex, three years after the release of Field Quanta track, Maan is ready to take us on his journey once again, but this time through the deep & foresty atmospheres of biomechanical worlds where artificial creativity exists.

As his music progresses, you will feel the connection between the organic and mechanical sounds, the neverending loop which greatly represents the extensive influences and styles found on the Floral Cortex ranging from ritualistic tribal and even norse pagan atmospheres towards more progressive and metalic Goa trance vibes, spiced up with forest and techno influences.

Floral Cortex is scheduled to come out on 31st of May 2020 in digital and limited CDr format

Pre-order at Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/FloralCortex

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Artist: Maan
Album: Floral Cortex
Label: Neogoa Records
Release date: 31st May, 2020.
Mastering: Igor Čeranić at Deimos Soundlabs
Artwork: Ivan Parić

Tracklist:

01 - Prelude: Havenless
02 - Mother Moss
03 - Instant Equillibirum
04 - Re/Bells
05 - Garden With Flowers Of Crazy Colors
06 - The Wednesday Pond
07 - Red Relic
08 - Interstate Insects
09 - Maven
10 - Postlude: Antiquity

All tracks written and produced by Frode Ungar (Norway)
http://www.maanmusic.com/

Mastering by Igor Čeranić at Deimos Soundlabs (Croatia)
http://www.deimos-soundlabs.com/

Visuals and album artwork by Ivan Parić (Croatia)
http://neogoa.net/

SoundCloud samples:

 

YouTube video samples:

 

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Mastering is ready, artwork almost there, so probably within few weeks. I'm still looking to get the discs pressed before I put anything up on Bandcamp. We will have probably Maan and GoaD CD's ready for shipping sometime in May. Will post annoucement for both on time.

Take care
 

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Amazing artwork (!), and really excited to hear the whole ride! Cute that it will be rlsd on the 17th of May, Norway's Independence day ^_^ And as far as your spelling mistake or not there Richpa, "Goa tran". "Tran" is a famous 'fish oil' in Norway (Omega 3). Makes you strong. I'd think this is a strong release. Can't wait!! Very happy for it, Maan, and the Neogoa label. & btw. I strongly recommend Maan Live. He never dissapoints, one of the best experienced. 

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Dafuq, I had exactly the same thing happening with Proxeeus ATMOM album being released on July 14th on national day of France. Honestly, in both cases we didn't pay any attention to thoose national holidays.

I guess it happens when you have many releases and dates through the decade long period of music releasing.

Anyway, thanks for nice feedback :D

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56 minutes ago, Richpa said:

Dafuq, I had exactly the same thing happening with Proxeeus ATMOM album being released on July 14th on national day of France. Honestly, in both cases we didn't pay any attention to thoose national holidays.

I guess it happens when you have many releases and dates through the decade long period of music releasing.

Anyway, thanks for nice feedback :D

Hah yeah, fun times :D

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After short break we're back again with another psychedelic Goa trance gem from the northern Europe entitled Floral Cortex. It's a debut album of Frode Ungar, a talented producer and musician from Maan project, which we already introduced on our Dimensional Gateway 5 compilation, back in 2017. The name (Maan) is derived from a special location in the south-west of Norway called Mån, a place where creativity and inspiration evaporates through the very pores of nature.

With Floral Cortex, three years after the release of Field Quanta track, Maan is ready to take us on his journey once again, but this time through the deep & foresty atmospheres of biomechanical worlds where artificial creativity exists.

As his music progresses, you will feel the connection between the organic and mechanical sounds, the neverending loop which greatly represents the extensive influences and styles found on the Floral Cortex ranging from ritualistic tribal and even norse pagan atmospheres towards more progressive and metalic Goa trance vibes, spiced up with forest and techno influences.

Floral Cortex is scheduled to come out on 31st of May 2020 in digital and limited CDr format

Pre-order at Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/FloralCortex

 

artworks-0lyAr1zf6YzmHBsz-tyV7EA-t500x50


Artist: Maan
Album: Floral Cortex
Label: Neogoa Records
Release date: 31st May, 2020.
Mastering: Igor Čeranić at Deimos Soundlabs
Artwork: Ivan Parić

Tracklist:

01 - Prelude: Havenless
02 - Mother Moss
03 - Instant Equillibirum
04 - Re/Bells
05 - Garden With Flowers Of Crazy Colors
06 - The Wednesday Pond
07 - Red Relic
08 - Interstate Insects
09 - Maven
10 - Postlude: Antiquity

All tracks written and produced by Frode Ungar (Norway)
http://www.maanmusic.com/

Mastering by Igor Čeranić at Deimos Soundlabs (Croatia)
http://www.deimos-soundlabs.com/

Visuals and album artwork by Ivan Parić (Croatia)
http://neogoa.net/

SoundCloud samples:

YouTube video samples:

 

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Got the CDr about 2 weeks ago, but only this weekend I got around to actually ripping it. I noticed that the audio content is not the same in the Bandcamp download and on the CDr.
On the CDr, the first and last tracks are louder (track 1 by about +1.7 dB, track 10 about +1 dB), and the other tracks are randomly quieter by around 2-3 dB. See the image here (upper is Bandcamp, lower is CDr) https://imgur.com/dwHcBsb

Is this intentional, or a mistake?

Nice album, nonetheless :)

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1 hour ago, Paul Eye said:

Got the CDr about 2 weeks ago, but only this weekend I got around to actually ripping it. I noticed that the audio content is not the same in the Bandcamp download and on the CDr.
On the CDr, the first and last tracks are louder (track 1 by about +1.7 dB, track 10 about +1 dB), and the other tracks are randomly quieter by around 2-3 dB. See the image here (upper is Bandcamp, lower is CDr) https://imgur.com/dwHcBsb

Is this intentional, or a mistake?

Nice album, nonetheless :)

I'm gonna check with the guys, thanks for reporting it and for checking the release.

Take care

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Okay, so I talked with Frode and Igor and everything is okay on their side, especially with the mastering. Issue might be the fact that manufacturer probably did the normalisation/RMS during the burning process so Intro and Outro do sound louder compared to trance tracks on the album. I will see what I can do to prevent this kind of situations and have some talks with the manufacturer as well. Appologies from my own and Neogoa side regarding this matter, we did everything we could to deliver top-notch release, so you can have great listening experience, especially when it comes to proper mastering. We did this drill many many times and we never had any problems. However, I always advice anyone to have the digital version from the Bandcamp instead of ripping any medium, it's the best version you can have and it always comes alongside with the physical.

Take care

 

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