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#10008767 Digital Reprints News

Posted by antic604 on 18 August 2017 - 07:47 AM

Congrats! You're making really great choices! I think I saw on Morrison's FB a glimpse of the artwork for the package and it looked really sweet!

#10008634 Music industry to get it's own cryptocurrency

Posted by antic604 on 09 August 2017 - 06:39 PM

So, in addition to not being able to make money from releasing music, artists will now have the ability to get paid for gigs - the only real source of income - in a currency that might disappear one day or loose its value overnight?


Great thinking! ;) :P

#10008518 The new Shpongle album, Codex 6 is available for pre-order

Posted by antic604 on 03 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

Well, my expectations are just about as low as they go after the disaster that was their last album. Still, for completeness sake, I'll get it anyway.

WTF? It was their best albums since the debut! :o

Yeah, I've heard about this 'taste' thing and still don't get it ;)

#10008452 Wormhole WIP

Posted by antic604 on 29 July 2017 - 12:23 AM

Ok, it's as finished as piece of 'art' can ever be finished... Time to let go and start something new :)


Listen on Soundcloud.com


.wav version: https://drive.google...WGZ1N0xSSjB6cTQ

#10008350 Hypnoxock - Sounds From Another Time

Posted by antic604 on 20 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

As a kind of follow-up to recently released album, Victor Solsona a.k.a. Hypnoxock decided to share with the world a mini album containing unreleased and remixed tracks from different points of his career, dating back to 1999 and up until 2013.


It's a name-your-price album so - if you want - available for free, so have a look:




1. Hypnoxock - Wormhole (Remastered 2002)
2. Hypnoxock - The Final Passenger (Nocturnal Mix 2015)
3. Hypnoxock - Mismo Plastico (Virtualmismo Tribute Remix) 2011
4. Hypnoxock - Dr. Livingstone (Unreleased 1999)
5. Hypnoxock - Progresion Ecliptica (Special Edit Ozora 2013)
6. Hypnoxock - Deluxaflex (Unreleased 2004)
7. Hypnoxock - Blue Monday (Tribute Remix to New Order)



#10008301 A good-bye to the scene

Posted by antic604 on 18 July 2017 - 12:28 PM

Well, I don't know the details of what happened but it must have been serious to trigger such a strong reaction. Some time ago I was also tired of psynews.org and asked mods to delete my account which I've been using for 16 years (!!!) ...but after few months I was back. Psy/Goa is not just ANY music to me, it's the way of life :)


In quitting psynews, psytrance related FB/Twitter or Bandcamp you're actually doing more harm to yourself and the artists you love, than to the people doing the shady business.


Also, being older gives me a benefit of reflecting on how time passes and I can clearly see cycles of passion in my life: many years ago popular science was my main thing, then I got deeply interested in gaming technology (game engines, rendering techniques, etc.), recently I switched yet again and got back to writing music. But always goa/psy was there as the undercurrent, providing steady and firm ground I could always fall back on.


So, I'd rather say "see you back soon" instead of "good bye" :)  :wub:

#10008185 X-Dream - Remixed [Flying Rhino]

Posted by antic604 on 13 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

And there you have it. Everyone tried to copy a fantastic album and Goa/psy became so formulaic that people lost interest. One of the things that made that album a classic was how different sounded compared to the rest goa/psy at the time. 


Worst thing is he said "make it sound as good as" and they understood "copy", which - with less talented artists - was reduced to droning kick & bass and we ended up with 2000+ tech/prog phase which split the scene. I don't think it was a bad thing however, just find it interesting to read that quote as this was something I suspected for a long time.

#10008178 Are there any "next level" goa/psy producers right now?

Posted by antic604 on 13 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

The guy himself said: " I use the computer instead of going all old school on it. I know folks who go this way, and YES, the sound of analogue is awesome, theres a magic there, but thats not to say the digital sound is worse or anything, its not but it is different, and that took me a while to get used to when I came back to writing again, but its interesting again. I love the environment, or lack of one, in the DAW and using software. I thought about going modular at one point, and still have a hankering after it, but I think it would only be really useful for me if I was to get some kind of live thing going on, and at this point Im just happy to write and explore the options available Maybe I will go modular at some point, Ive certainly enjoyed using other peoples and I sometimes miss analogue synths, but theres so much scope to do all that they used to and more now, and the sound of the new generation of software is extremely good now."


There are some virtual synths exploiting the same concepts as hardware modular stuff and they sound extremelly good, like U-He Bazille and Softube Modular. I believe analogue modelling is current software really nails it and "more organic sound" is just a matter how you program the synths in your DAW.


I know, I conducted that interview :)


Also I'm aware of possibilities given by modern VST modular systems (I'm myself pondering buying https://www.native-i...hs/reaktor-6/),but I *feel* there's still a difference between the sound of 'real' modular vs. the digital replica. You can fake - program, like you say - a lot of it by adding noise, imperfect tuning, random / LFO-ed changes to the oscillators, filters or step-sequencers, etc. but it requires additional, intentional work and effort to achieve that aesthetics, whereas for 'real' modular it's just there by default. And I can hear that difference in sound of artists I mentioned above or Filteria/K.O.B. or Mindsphere, when compared to the artists doing it in-the-box. What I also tried to point out was that Drezz makes his sounds as if they were modular (everything's changing constantly), but they still sound very clean and precise, very digital.


Nevertheless, coming back to the OP's question - I think this is the "next level" thing happening now, regardless of the means used to achieve that.

#10008147 Modern goa/new school

Posted by antic604 on 11 July 2017 - 01:12 PM

I gotta agree, I find old school lacking in psychedelia, they nail melodies but lack that psychedelic side


Ok, this has got to be the most ridiculous post ever (yeah, I'm overreacting).


Have a listen to those - just a few of the top of my head:







...and tell me again they lack 'psychedelic side' :blink: 


Must be our definitions of what is 'psychedelic' are completely different...

#10008146 Modern goa/new school

Posted by antic604 on 11 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

Have a listen to recent Hypnoxock's album on Goa Madness Rec.


It's one of very few neo-goa releases that surprised me positively over the recent years. It's incredibly cleanly produced, with very selective layering and the right sounds and melodies entering and leaving at just the right moments. It's not very complex, but is sufficiently elaborate to not sound dry. It's constantly changing and is beautifully melodic, in a way the classic Shakta or The Infinite Projects releases were: mystical, alien, otherworldly but still grounded firmly in 12-note scale so not very 'atonal'. Sure, there will be some more piercing acidy sounds, but that's goa trademark.



Purchase at official Goa Madness Rec. Bandcamp -> https://goamadnessre...album/eurythmia


Or better yet at artists' own account -> https://hypnoxock.ba...hmia-album-2017


Highy recommended!  :wub:

#10008118 Looking for a bit of feedback :)

Posted by antic604 on 10 July 2017 - 07:25 AM

Here's the unmastered version:

Listen on Soundcloud.com

My headphones are quite old and the track is always sounding different to me each time I play it but that is what it is without
the mastering.


Not much difference, really. But if you use the same setup to produce and master, then it's no surprise.

Try different headphones, try your home stereo, try car speakers, etc. The mix needs to sound good on all of them.


And probably buy a new pair of headphones :)

#10008073 Power Source - XOXO [Dacru]

Posted by antic604 on 07 July 2017 - 11:19 AM

Well, well. The one-hit-wonder Power Source is apparently coming back with new album, featuring some collaborations and remixes and - surprisingly! - there's no remix to Goaway to be seen. Sounds good, as well.




Listen on Soundcloud.com


Listen on Soundcloud.com

#10008061 Remember Son Kite?

Posted by antic604 on 07 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

What? He's very active, doing a lot of 'artsy' stuff recently. Obviously there's also their alter-ego Minilogue project which spawned several awesome releases and even Son Kite's "Prisma" from 2014 wasn't half bad either.


BTW, check those videos they made for Ableton:

Studio tour: https://youtu.be/baMs9P50J-w

Jam session: https://youtu.be/qgiL7lsIATA

Their 'ideology': https://youtu.be/58BHEAleNHs

#10008024 Looking for a bit of feedback :)

Posted by antic604 on 06 July 2017 - 07:51 AM

Well, the sounds are good, the ideas are solid, the dedication is there (25min?! WTF ;) :D) but the way it's recorded make it sound as if it was playing from behind a wall or from outside of a club (with some windows open). The sound is hollow, missing the mids completely. It's difficult to focus on it this way...


What are you producing this on? Is it some kind of hi-fi with inverted disco smile EQ preset?


BTW, your album on Bandcamp sounds awesome and - other than being quiet - is pretty well balanced, so maybe there's something wrong with your current monitoring setup?


Either way, wonderful job, improve that mix balance and keep us posted! :)

#10007977 New analog synth for goa recommendation

Posted by antic604 on 04 July 2017 - 09:10 AM

Or go straight up bonkers with either of those: