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So what’s your favourite Goa Trance with some pronounced alien/sci-fi vibes?

The classical ones that spring to mind are:

Astral Projection - Searching For UFO’s ( Contains a sample which I don't know the source of:  "We were flying along on a H20 bomber very much like this one, and we are coming south with [...] and we are just about the same altitude [...] about 5000 feet above the ground with something [...] in the back of the airplane reported before, then we had bright light coming down toward the aircraft behind us."

The album Another World is strong with the themes of other worlds and space in general. The Nazca Lines are clearly popular in Scifi.

Technossomy - V.T.O.L (Provided that they aren't referring to the Harrier Jump jet. Which I highly doubt). :P 

Slinky Wizard - Funkus Munkus (contains a sample referring to the original statement that The 509th Operations Group at Roswell Army Airfield issued in 1947. Before they retracted the original statement  claiming that it was a "weather balloon". The sample goes: "'Which in effect stated that we have in our possesion a flying saucer.'"

Miranda - Groom Lake (Contains a sample of an alleged employee at Area-51, describing the telephatic ability of an alien working at the facilities referred to as J-Rod.

UX-Alien Earth Activity

The Visitors-Tiny Little Engines

Hallucinogen - Alpha Centauri (I interpret this one as having such a theme, but I could be wrong. Maybe Simon was just interested in astronomy in general). :) 

Gamma Goblins pt 2 is also a track I personally interpret as having to do with supernatural ”dwarves”. Which in historical accounts might correlate with visitors of short stature. ;)  Certainly it reminds me of the Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter that supposedly took place in 1955. Involving glowing goblin-like aliens.


Or perhaps the track might refer to the frantic so called Machine Elves, so curiously described in the literature. And famously by Terrence McKenna. That are sometimes seen during the DMT-experience. Which in essence from the descriptions of appearance are some michivious hyperdimensional entities. Or there might not be any deeper meaning to the track name at all, more than sounding funny. :) 

The very intriguing description of the Machine Elves by Terrence McKenna:

"At about minute one or two of a DMT trip, according to McKenna, one may burst through a chrysanthemum-like mandala, and find: There's a whole bunch of entities waiting on the other side, saying "How wonderful that you're here! You come so rarely! We're so delighted to see you!" They're like jewelled self-dribbling basketballs and there are many of them and they come pounding toward you and they will stop in front of you and vibrate, but then they do a very disconcerting thing, which is they jump into your body and then they jump back out again and the whole thing is going on in a high-speed mode where you're being presented with thousands of details per second and you can't get ahold on [them ...] and these things are saying "Don't give in to astonishment", which is exactly what you want to do. You want to go nuts with how crazy this is, and they say "Don't do that. Pay attention to what we're doing". 

What they're doing is making objects with their voices, singing structures into existence. They offer things to you, saying "Look at this! Look at this!" and as your attention goes towards these objects you realise that what you're being shown is impossible. It's not simply intricate, beautiful and hard to manufacture, it's impossible to make these things. The nearest analogy would be the Fabergé eggs, but these things are like the toys that are scattered around the nursery inside a U.F.O., celestial toys, and the toys themselves appear to be somehow alive and can sing other objects into existence, so what's happening is this proliferation of elf gifts, which are moving around singing, and they are saying "Do what we are doing" and they are very insistent, and they say "Do it! Do it! Do it!" and you feel like a bubble inside your body beginning to move up toward your mouth, and when it comes out it isn't sound, it's vision. You discover that you can pump "stuff" out of your mouth by singing, and they're urging you to do this. They say "That's it! That's it! Keep doing it!". We're now at minute 4.5 [of the trip] and you speak in a kind of glossolalia. There is a spontaneous outpouring of syntax unaccompanied by what is normally called "meaning". After a minute or so of this the whole thing begins to collapse in on itself and they begin to physically move away from you. Usually their final shot is that they wave goodbye and say "Deja vu! Deja vu!

Terence McKenna and Dr. Rick Strassman have both asserted the sense of reality of the experience is distinct from ordinary hallucinatory experiences, leading both researchers to speculate that perhaps the physics of many worlds is involved. Jacques Vallee has proposed that the entities met may be of an interdimensional nature in his interdimensional hypothesis."

There’s plenty more of course, since this is/was a popular recurring theme in this genre. And I would even say one of the defining ones. The paranormal, scifi, science, cosmology and new age sensibilities all contributed to shape this genre, at a core level. And perhaps the psychedelic experience ties them all together somehow.

So what tracks/albums stand out in your opinion with regards to the extraterrestrial theme?



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5 hours ago, Themaniac said:

Goa Trance - either drugs or aliens.. sometimes both.

You forgot the Hinduistic, Buddhistic, Ancient Egyptian and overall spiritual themes. :P Although I think there might be a less frequent use of the Hinduistic themes nowadays?

I don’t know I’m not up to speed with all the new stuff. It used to be synonymous with the genre before atleast. I think there might’ve been a shift, in the popularity of certain themes. With the Neogoa wave. For example I get the impression, that what we might refer to as the Pleiadian-style. Became very influential, thus favouring cosmic themes with a certain degree of Scifi-flair.

And the other big stylistic influence on the Neogoa, has of course been Astral Projection. Which is also a very cosmos-oriented Goa style.

As for Neogoa with a pronounced alien theme, Goasia springs to mind. With their debut album From Other Spaces. It was a very oriental album as well.

I think the New Age umbrella houses all the abovementioned themes. So in a way Goa Trance, has been reflective of the types of themes. That are usually explored in products of that style. 

Then we have some Cyberpunk influences. Which is perhaps outside the realm of New Age. But there might be some overlap. The cyberpunk influences might be more common in Psytrance though? I sometimes associate Industrial influences with a Cyberpunk sensibility. Such as with UX and Syb Unitty Nettwerk. Which to my ears at times had a certain Cyberpunk/Industrial feel. :) 

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Eat Static, alien sci-fi numero uno. Abduction and Implant, the first two albums are one of my favorites. But the alien theme has been there even until today. Dead Planet and Last Ship To Paradise. =))



And of course Almost Human, released on Alien Records in 1992.



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On 10/13/2021 at 10:12 PM, winterelegy said:

Isn't like 80% of Goa about aliens? lol. Anyway, here is a great track with a sample about aliens in the beginning:


Indeed, it’s quite an hallmark/obsession of the genre. I sometimes wonder, what some potential visitors to this planet would think about this music? 

And how would their own music sound if they had something similar in their cultural repertoaire? If they exist I hope they join a forest party some day. ;) :D 

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 Contains a sample which I don't know the source of:  "We were flying along on a H20 bomber very much like this one, and we are coming south with [...] and we are just about the same altitude [...] about 5000 feet above the ground with something [...] in the back of the airplane reported before, then we had bright light coming down toward the aircraft behind us."

damn now i wanna know

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