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Paul Eye

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#10004514 Musicians who you wished released a full length album?

Posted by Paul Eye on 21 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

A full length Derango downtempo album would be sweet :)


#10004365 Digital Reprints News

Posted by Paul Eye on 18 January 2017 - 12:08 AM

Easily Embarrassed? Radioactive Sandwich? Globular? Cybernetika? Sinepearl? Lauge & Baba Gnohm?
Randomly throwing in guesses :DD


#10004181 Xamanist - 7 [EKTLP21]

Posted by Paul Eye on 11 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

This came quite out of nowhere :) especially as I haven't listened to Initiation in I don't know how many years.
Anyway, I'm not good at dissecting albums or putting music into words, but so far I can say that Electronic LSD and Am I The Universe? are the low points on the album, the rest have a nice groove. Especially Bubbles that's wonderfully bubbly and bouncy :)
Lately I've been listening less and less to "pure" goa trance (if I want something with a steady beat) as casual home listening, so this goes very well with my current mood.


#10002977 Slide - Wild Soul calling EP

Posted by Paul Eye on 08 December 2016 - 10:06 PM

Fuck these unoriginal tossers.


Remember what happened with "the new Hallucinogen album" :DDDD


#10002769 Best album 2016?

Posted by Paul Eye on 05 December 2016 - 03:16 PM

Why not wait for the official polls topic to appear sometimes in the beginning of next year? This year isn't even over yet.


#10002635 What are you looking for in music?

Posted by Paul Eye on 01 December 2016 - 12:19 PM

They all play the sound, not the music.


That's a bit along the lines of what I, uh, "realized" the other day. Goa/psy trance is supposed to be (to put it simply) "psychedelic dance music", yet much of the stuff made gets the "psychedelic" and "dance" parts down and more or less neglects the "music" part of it (yes, I'm especially looking at you, darkpsy derivatives, but not exclusively).
Can't explain it better than that as I'm not exactly a wordsmith.


#10002395 Interesting album from Ektoplazm - Praktika (Finland)

Posted by Paul Eye on 24 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

Am I allowed to facepalm? :lol:


#10002372 Praktika - Playing The Presets (Trance Bum Productions)

Posted by Paul Eye on 24 November 2016 - 11:24 AM

Well here's a little surprise for us: Heba actually found the master tapes when looking for something to play at the party. So that party of ours was the first time these tracks were played live :o


#10002317 Kosmos Festival 2016 (downtempo goa trance)

Posted by Paul Eye on 22 November 2016 - 06:57 PM

1000 plays today. Hugs to all who listened <3


#10002169 What are you doing right now?

Posted by Paul Eye on 18 November 2016 - 02:41 PM

Being somewhat pissed off at hardware.

First, about a few months ago one of my soundcards (ESI Juli@ XTe) literally fried. It wasn't under warranty anymore so I tried to find a replacement PCIe card, with zero luck, so USB was the way to go. After some mishaps with a Steinberg UR22 (which I returned for a full refund) I settled for an ESI U22 XT. At least that one has been running rock solid (and I sure hope the situation stays that way).

Then, one of my hard drives really started acting up (it had been a bit wonky already during summer but I didn't have time to do anything about it), so I had to get a replacement. Having lost some stuff I won't get back again in a hard drive crash some years ago, I didn't ask myself twice if I really should replace this one. Luckily I was able to rescue everything from the failing drive :)

And next, one of the fans on my GTX770 failed. The card was still under warranty so I had it replaced, with a 770 that wasn't exactly DOA, but severely wounded so to say. Of course I had that one replaced too, and to my surprise got a 970 as a replacement. Well, at least it has been running well so far. That whole ordeal took almost 2 weeks.

And now it seems the eSATA ports on my motherboard have failed (interestingly enough, the eSATA ports on my previous computer never worked...). Disabled them in BIOS for now. So, as 3 of my 4 external hard drives relied on eSATA, I need to think of some new USB solution. Of course, having only 1 free USB3 port left my only option seems to be a dock where I can swap the hard drives as needed. Not particularly optimal but what else can I do?

Also, the channels on my DJ mixer fail every now and then. It's still quite rare (and I sure hope it stays that way, or rather goes away for good) so when it happens it catches me quite by surprise. Strangely enough, what fixes this is to toggle the channel input switch...


And of course, all of this has put quite a dent in my already limited funds. Here's to hoping no more hardware decides to blow up.


#10002066 Slide - Wild Soul calling EP

Posted by Paul Eye on 16 November 2016 - 10:40 AM

There need to be some unreleased gems from Pete Martin ;) :D


Yes. Give me everything he did (apart from the UX/Slide albums), released or unreleased in the '90s in one neat package and my life is, if not exactly complete, then at least a bit more fulfilled :)


#10001181 Which MIDI / control keyboard you're using?

Posted by Paul Eye on 26 October 2016 - 09:08 PM

Thanks for advice, although with Renoise that I'm planning to stick to for the moment I guess this is covered by their MIDI mapping function where I can assign any controllable parameter of Renoise's instruments, FX, VST(i) or the DAW itself to whatever controller (key, pad, knob, fader, etc.) I have? At least that's how I read it :)


Well, of course basically any DAW software these days has that MIDI mapping feature. The advantage of Automap is that the settings are saved per plugin (in Automap) and not per project/DAW. You map your plugin once and those same parameters are applied to the controller no matter what software you open the automapped plugin in :)


#10001175 Dragon Twins - Tuco, The Shyster [new uptempo track]

Posted by Paul Eye on 26 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

Though I think his productions are much cleaner (couldn't really get it right with this one).


I actually like your murky approach. I feel myself getting progressively more annoyed by the swirling/cosmic/spiritual style of goa. You have a unique touch, I hope you stick to it :)

Oh well, time has a mouth, it will tell.


I see what you did there :P


#10001159 Which MIDI / control keyboard you're using?

Posted by Paul Eye on 26 October 2016 - 04:12 PM

https://www.muziker....tion-impulse-25


This. It supports Automap, which for all practical purposes kicks ass :)


#10000244 Negans - Danse Macabre (Neogoa Records)

Posted by Paul Eye on 10 October 2016 - 06:26 PM

Based on the artist description (I didn't listen to the previews) I expected something Xenomorph-like.
Well, it's not, but I still like it :lol: Not by any means mindblowing, but nice in any case :)