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Hey, I recently organised my goa compilations CD collection. Is this a good collection? Which absolute classics am I missing?

Truth is I rarely listen to compilations, preferring artist albums, and I want to work my way through these again.

'VA - 1993 - Project II Trance'
'VA - 1995 - Accidental Occidentalism'
'VA - 1995 - Concept In Dance'
'VA - 1995 - Distance to Goa 1'
'VA - 1995 - Goa Gil - Techno Spiritual Trance'
'VA - 1995 - TIP - Orange'
'VA - 1995 - TIP - Yellow'
'VA - 1995 - Trance Mix 6'
'VA - 1996 - Balagan'
'VA - 1996 - Destination Israel'
'VA - 1996 - Distance To Goa 4'
'VA - 1996 - Dragonfly - Order Odonata- The Technical Use of Sound in Magic'
'VA - 1996 - Further Definitions of Goa Trance'
'VA - 1996 - Goa Gil - Spiritual Trance Vol.2'
'VA - 1996 - Psychedelic Krembo - Selected Tunes Part 1'
'VA - 1996 - TIP Phosphorescent'
'VA - 1996 - TIP - The Mystery Of The Yeti'
'VA - 1996 - Transient 3'
'VA - 1997 - Destination Goa 5'
'VA - 1997 - Greetings from Goa - The Paradise of Psychedelic Trance'
'VA - 1997 - Psychedelic Krembo - Selected Tunes Part 2'
'VA - 1997 - TIP Singles 1'
'VA - 1997 - TIP Singles 2'
'VA - 1998 - Destination Goa 6'
'VA - 1998 - Psychedelic Krembo - Selected Tunes Part 3'
'VA - 1998 - Shiva Space Technology Israel'
'VA - 1998 - TIP - Beyond Colour'
'VA - 1999 - Psychedelic Krembo - Selected Tunes Part 4'
'VA - 1999 - TIP - The Mystery Of The Yeti II'
'VA - 1999 - Trance Foundation'
'VA - 2001 - Retro 10 Years of Israeli Trance'
'VA - 2003 - Blissful Moments'
'VA - 2005 - Apsara'
'VA - 2005 - Psytrance God Is Back'
'VA - 2006 - Pyramidal Trancendence'
'VA - 2006 - Trip To Dreamland'
'VA - 2007 - Golden Vibes'
'VA - 2007 - Golden Vibes 2'
'VA - 2007 - Human Hyperactivation'
'VA - 2007 - Twist Dreams'
'VA - 2008 - Freshly Cut Tomato'
'VA - 2008 - Goa Times - Now And Then'
'VA - 2008 - Golden Vibes lll'
'VA - 2009 - Nitz-ho-Goa'
'VA - 2009 - People Walk Funny'
'VA - 2009 - Suncokreti'
'VA - 2010 - Dancing Mavka'
'VA - 2010 - Dimensional Gateway'
'VA - 2010 - Elixir Of Life'
'VA - 2010 - Protozoa'
'VA - 2010 - Spiritual Rising'
'VA - 2010 - Temple of Chaos'
'VA - 2011 - Dimensional Gateway 2'
'VA - 2011 - Energy Waves'
'VA - 2011 - Erta Ale'
'VA - 2011 - Mind Rewind'
'VA - 2012 - The Omega Point'
'VA - 2013 - Blacklight Moments'
'VA - 2013 - Luna Nova'
'VA - 2013 - Mind Rewind 2 - Past Forward'
'VA - 2015 - The Brave And The Bold'
'VA - 2015 - The World Beyond'
'VA - 2016 - Mind Rewind 3'
'VA - 2020 - Gamma Draconis'
'VA - 2021 - Carpe Noctem'

I also have most of the classic Pulse and Flying Rhino CDs.

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Lot's of goodies, I like the rather seamless blend from classics to the modern eras.

Only old school essentials I can spot that you're missing are the compilations from Trust In Trance Records, such as the Israel's Psychedelic Trance, Goa Vibes and Psychedelic Vibes series. Those are killers IMO, the colorful artworks on those alone are very uplifting eyecandy.

And Goa Head, Tantrance and some more Destination Goa (I only see one). Although there obviously is a lot of overlap between those.

I would also add some stuff from HOM-Mega Productions. The early IsrAliens and FullOn compilations perhaps, if you like that flavour. Also the original Swedish Sun Trip compilations from the 90s:

https://www.discogs.com/release/129404-Various-Sun-Trip-Goes-Fourth

I would just start chronologically and work my way through this collection, one CD or a couple per day perhaps. Reflect some, compare, repeat the process. Having the benefit of hindsight to observe the evolution of this genre is a nice one indeed.

A good combo obviously is to read some books at the same time. 

 

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Nice collection, I'm going to use this list for some myself.

From the modern era (My favourite Era) I have a few comps I would add, I noticed you don't have many 'cosmic neogoa' releases and might not like the style. But I have a few comps that opened the style up to me listed

All from Global Sect below

'VA - 2017 - Terraformer'
'VA - 2018 - Shambhala'
'VA - 2020 - Globalsect Radio'

These are all on the cosmic side, Terraformer has had some people not like it at first, but as you listen more you start to get a really good appreciation of the cosmic style. It's one of my favourite compilations.

Might as well pick up the last of the Cronomi Comps

'VA - 2013 - If I wasn't Human I'd Be a Trance Track'

And the rest

Essentials

'VA - 2013 - Tribal Encore'
'VA - 2013 - The Kingdom'
'VA - 2016 - Svermirski Hod'
'VA - 2017 - Goa Trance Legacy by DJ Psara'
'VA - 2018 - Goa Trance Legacy by Kanc Cover' - Underated but essential
'VA - 2019 - GOAGILDE [Norway's Got Goatrance]'  - Another one of my top 3 modern comps, awesome looking physical release too. 
'VA - 2019 - ZNA Gathering Retro Futuristic Compilation II'
'VA - 2020 - Rootless' - Similar to the Suntrip Carpe Noctum release (A touch better imo)
'VA - 2021 - MystikA' - (Similar to the Suntrip Gamma Draconis Release)

Noteworthy
'VA - 2013 - Voyager: First Plateau'
'VA - 2017 - 604 Syndroms' - Goa Trance that could be played in a nightclub
'VA - 2017 - Fluorotronik'
'VA - 2018 - Call Of Goa v3 - New Horizons'
'VA - 2018 - Elan Vital' - A few of the biggest baddest tracks on this one (Listen to the Proxeeus and Adam Shiva tracks

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Thanks for the recommendations. The Trust In Trance compilations are a big blind spot, I'll hunt the best of those down. It looks like I'm missing some absolute classics like Goa Vibes Vol. 2.

I haven't heard much "cosmic neogoa" besides some Celestial Intellience tracks which I liked, I'll look into that thank you! Also really appreciate the Rootless and MystikA recommendations as they do seem like exactly the type of modern compilations I'd like.

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7 hours ago, acid-brain said:

Thanks for the recommendations. The Trust In Trance compilations are a big blind spot, I'll hunt the best of those down. It looks like I'm missing some absolute classics like Goa Vibes Vol. 2.

I haven't heard much "cosmic neogoa" besides some Celestial Intellience tracks which I liked, I'll look into that thank you! Also really appreciate the Rootless and MystikA recommendations as they do seem like exactly the type of modern compilations I'd like.

Cosmic Goa is my absolute favourite style, but the high quality 'goa' tracks you find in Gamma Draconis and MystikA can be found also in compilations like the 'Spacedock Goa Trance Legacy releases' Also the Tribal Encore and The Kingdom releases will be right up your alley.

*I've edited my list to separate the essentials from the Noteworthy. I place all in the essential category, but I know I am very easy to please and enjoy most releases. So The Essential section is more to reflect where I think other people would place the compilations to narrow it down a bit for you and not slam you with 20 releases to check out all at once.

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