DoktorG Posted March 29 Share Posted March 29 Various – Classic Goa Trax Suntrip Records – SUNCD74 Previously Unreleased 90's Goa Trance CD1 1-01 Color Box–Conky Knoll 8:24 1-02 Bypass Unit–Grumpy Ra 5:56 1-03 Nada–Travel In Space 8:09 1-04 Mystica–Thai Express 7:21 1-05 Virtuart–Nacht Und BoulesQuies 8:07 1-06 The Infonaut–Attractors 7:17 1-07 GAD–Out Of Square 9:47 1-08 Syrinx–The Relief 7:39 Bonus Track: 1-09 SUN Project*–Space Dwarfs (1997 Mix) 8:48 Previously Unreleased 90's Goa Trance CD2 2-01 Syrinx–Mindless Fun 7:52 2-02 Twisted Travellers–The Tesla Chant 7:47 2-03 Xploring Inner Space*–In-Flux 7:49 2-04 Andromeda (51)–Lifeform 7:21 2-05 SUN Project*–The Awakening (1996 Mix) 7:41 2-06 Goefly–Mindworms 5:59 2-07 Osmos–Planisphere 7:46 2-08 Atomas 303*–Cartesian Space (Sagittarius Remix) 6:30 2-09 Underhead–Nameless Booster 9:40 2-10 Dreamweaver–Cosmic Resonance (Tribute To Astral Projection) 5:58 All right trainspotters, here is one to test you: how many of these tracks do you know? Are you feeling like Amelie, finding buried treasure: "Only the discoverer of Tutankhamen's tomb would know how she felt upon discovering this treasure" (Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amelie) All credit to Suntrip for putting out this compilation of unreleased lesser known Goa tracks; a pleasant antidote to the greatest hits that have cropped up already on many compilations. A worthy exercise! Some of the tracks do not have the best sound, but none are truly bad either. I could take the old dj approach of saying what my favourites are, but that just takes us back to the greatest hits phenomenon, whereby I want the "best" tracks for my precious set, establishing me as the true artist (or at least the master arranger/curator). I think that this misses the point of the psychedelic experience and the soul of Goa trance, which is that the trip is the destination - the whole trip and not just one or two intense moments. One of the things I love about Goa trance is that it can be quite anonymous, and that is apparent on this compilation. Trance is, after all, a plateau - an extended moment, not just one peak. Anyway, this approach lets me off the hook of detailed explanations of every track; I shall leave that to the true trainspotters . What I will say is that there are NO bad tracks, again a tribute to Suntrip records. What a genuine delight and surprise to receive golden age music some 20 years later, with not a single familiar track. This is like finding the love poetry of obscure teens decades later: a unique historical window into the power of the trance dance ritual. ~*~ 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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