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Artifact303 - From The Stars (Global Sect, 2021)


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what about a colaboration between Astral Projection and Artifact? i know that i am kind of annoying with my love but there is no single producer/Band i was waiting for a new release besides this two. Well, i also waiting for a release on suntrip from our well known korean friend who sells pictures and DJ names for a reasonable price! 

the imagination of this collab melts my mind.....i mean Korean Guy and Suntrip. No, i dont. ofcourse "Astral Artifact"

 

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pretty hard to chose a favorite, they all sound very similar and im trying to find those that pop out, but so far its not been really that. (they all seem to sound pretty good) but Apex and Summer storm are really nice jams

edit: haha noticed above scandinasia said the same two tracks.  Yeah those are really really nice. :)

i have to say though, im missing alot of depth and "larger than life" feel. they sound a bit .. thin, and when I a/b with Back To space, that one definitely has more depth.  Anyway, I suppose thats just nitpicking. Its a really nice album either way :)

 

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Yea! What a blast!

I Haven't written here in Psynews for couple of years now :) This is surely a great opportunity to break silence.  

This album deserves huge respect. Awesome job with the production of this Astral-Pleiadian journey.

I love this album. No doubt this guy knows the roots of GoaTrance and has managed to emerge this genre long lost presence back with a new approach.

Thank you Peter Zsolt. You have my deepest gratitude for doing what you do and doing what we goaheadz love :)

 

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Hmm. I think the current Neogoa is not my taste. I beginn to listen to the tracks and i think wow, cool sounds, high energy, good productions, but later my ears are tired of the wall of sounds without break. Its to overloaded for me, alot of good ideas and espiecally climaxes going under, because the volume is almost the whole track at maximum.

Then i reflected, because i like overloaded music. Example: Filteria. I listen to "Navigate", one of his older tracks. He dont used a lot of sounds, he worked with one big synthline, which demands alot of the frequency spectrum. And also he worked with small parts (only 1-2 seconds) with pure silence or parts with only bass, kick and drums maybe with solos of acid. So my ears can recover and are ready for the next climax.

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15 hours ago, GhostOnAcid said:

Hmm. I think the current Neogoa is not my taste. I beginn to listen to the tracks and i think wow, cool sounds, high energy, good productions, but later my ears are tired of the wall of sounds without break. Its to overloaded for me, alot of good ideas and espiecally climaxes going under, because the volume is almost the whole track at maximum.

Then i reflected, because i like overloaded music. Example: Filteria. I listen to "Navigate", one of his older tracks. He dont used a lot of sounds, he worked with one big synthline, which demands alot of the frequency spectrum. And also he worked with small parts (only 1-2 seconds) with pure silence or parts with only bass, kick and drums maybe with solos of acid. So my ears can recover and are ready for the next climax.

If you are talking about Newschool all in all then you are maybe right but i dont think that "From the Stars" is overloaded or too wild. I mean ofcourse there are some tracks on that album that feels like pure XTC like "Secret Space" but there are also more proggy and mellow tunes with chilled passages. I for myselfe dont like breaks in Goa Trance...also i dont like big risising effects. Dont get me wrong, i love climaxes and Goa Trance should be a 7 min long Climax with a climax or multiple... but i hate this small tricks producer use to build up fake tension. Tension, contrast, mood and energy level should be done by intelligent changing melodies and not the volume/effects.

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40 minutes ago, Psychedelic Superbeast said:

If you are talking about Newschool all in all then you are maybe right but i dont think that "From the Stars" is overloaded or too wild. I mean ofcourse there are some tracks on that album that feels like pure XTC like "Secret Space" but there are also more proggy and mellow tunes with chilled passages. I for myselfe dont like breaks in Goa Trance...also i dont like big risising effects. Dont get me wrong, i love climaxes and Goa Trance should be a 7 min long Climax with a climax or multiple... but i hate this small tricks producer use to build up fake tension. Tension, contrast, mood and energy level should be done by intelligent changing melodies and not the volume/effects.

Interesting that you mention this, I have been listening/analyzing some old school stuff lately. And when importing the tracks for example from Hallucinogen into Logic. What’s immediately visible is that the track waveform contains no breaks. It’s a very solid waveform in that sense. :D Not saying one approach is better/worse than another, simply an observation.

And this becomes apparent just by listening to the tracks as well. But it became a lot more obvious for me visually. For DJ’s who spin old and new school this is nothing new. And there are probably examples of old school with more breaks as well dunno? :) It’s interesting to note as well that in the case of Simon Posfords old school tracks, he relied on utilizing manually made LFO effects/bubbles/stingers/filter sweeps instead of todays approach in which it’s more common to use samples of for example noise sweeps and so on.

He used some noise sweep as well I think in some track if my memory serves me right. I gotta go back and double check. But if he did it was a manual sweep for sure or at least a clocked LFO sweep.

Anyways I’m open-minded when it comes to music and I think it’s cool with different approaches/visions for how Goa Trance could develop. Goa can be strictly old school/a replica/hommage to the past and of course also some new interpretation. And anything in-between. :) As long as it captures my attention and manages to convey some emotions or interesting concept. 

Regarding the new Artifact303 album I haven’t got around to hear it yet so I can’t really say much yet :) Looking forwards to more in-depth discussions in the review section later on.

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21 hours ago, AstralSphinx said:

Really cool designs. What’s the design story/motif? I imagine somekind of space oracles. :D 

Yes we have concept about it but its in progress. We try write book now for future release and in Fiery Dawn album we have small part of it in booklet, like teaser. It was not really plan, but last 3 releases very connected about concept. 

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So here about this 3 red guys: 

A flat platform sways in the void. Three gigantic creatures hover above her in robes crimson like blood. The heads of the unknown are hidden by hoods, like those of priests or monks. Outwardly, the giants look like earthlings, only their skin shimmers with the same light as the crystal. Adepts hold energy spheres in their hands. The flashes surrounding the platform form an ideal circle, woven as if from a myriad of multi-colored sparks. And high above the heads of the creatures hangs a golden structure of stunning beauty, with a spire extending upwards. 

Suddenly, the astronaut realizes: it is the source of the ringing melody, thanks to which he was here. But the insights do not end, in an unknown way he seemed to be connected to the source of information. Now the man knows for sure: the adepts hold the worlds in their hands. The mind freezes and completely obeys the flow of data. 

The being in the center is clearly the most powerful of them all. The power of his intellect, wisdom, and endless knowledge cannot be described in words. Like a Cosmic Deity, it preserves and guides entire worlds, and perhaps galaxies and universes. Adepts on the sides look no less impressive. Yet the astronaut feels that they are different. The personality of each is unique and incomprehensible, but the mission, apparently, is common - to protect the worlds entrusted to them. And now something more is happening than contact with the ancient mind, about which earthlings dreamed so much. By absolute coincidence, a lone astronaut collided with something unimaginably ancient and powerful - the foundation of the entire universe, the center of the forces of the universe. 

You can read full story here: http://globalsect.ru/blog/anna-bogarne-lost-astronaut-sci-fi-story

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Cool. :D That’s a nice coherent concept between the releases both in terms of visual design and lore connecting the releases. It’s always nice with ideas that are well thought out and executed.

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