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#10007599 Forgotten Temple

Posted by antic604 on 16 June 2017 - 09:25 AM

Really good! I LOVED the intro, as well as the space you create when the beat kicks in - all the small effects & melodic hooks are really well placed. Don't like the 1st bass sample, though - it somehow holds it back, like the attack is too long maybe? The one that appears at around 4:00 is better. The bee / singing at around 4:35 is incredible, really creative and surprising - wish the melody evolved further.

#10007598 Soul of the Machine [progressive psy, 137 bpm]

Posted by antic604 on 16 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

As usual, great tune! My thoughts:

- loved the intro, although wanted it to go longer before the kick kicks in,

- hate the echoing crash rides, sorry :P

- from 2:00 on it's marvellous - very wide and broad, love that low counterpoint 'drone' that comes in at around 2:30 (although it would sound better 1/16 or 1/8 sooner, I think?)

- 4:00 - 5:00 is pure bliss, with that Cosmosis-style vocoded lead; it only misses more 'dense' hihats to give it more energy maybe?

- 6:30 for a second I was scared you'll go into triplets there :-O

- the finale is somewhat less energetic than the middle part? For my money it's because it misses some gating on the sounds (they're all flowing, long, etc.), which - I find - helps creating energy.


My 0.02$. Sorry if I'm being to anal about it :)

#10007594 Talamasca - A Brief History of Goa Trance

Posted by antic604 on 15 June 2017 - 08:34 PM

They told me I couldn't do that anymore. :lol:


Oh I'm sure you'd be excused this time :)

#10007549 New to psytrance and decided to share to see if im on the right path xD

Posted by antic604 on 14 June 2017 - 12:03 PM

Sounds really good, I like the atmosphere and progression, the production is just fine. Building up on your own words, it sounds a bit like you're undecided whether you want it to be melodic, or dark / textured and as a result it's neither here or there: for melodic it's too constrained (and - surprisingly - limited mostly to bass) and for dark/textured it's too narrow - the sounds are there, but they don't develop / morph as much as I'd like them to.


But you're definitely on the right path and it's quite impressive if it's really only a year since you started producing, although I understand you were doing other music before it as well.


Actually, "Africa" and "Consciousness" are better tracks than "India", at least IMO.


Subscribed to your SC!

#10007548 going-all-digital support group

Posted by antic604 on 14 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

WTF, just had my real taste of the all-digital future  :angry:


In opening post I mentioned that Nano Rec. had their store open on Bandcamp (nanorecords.bandcamp.com), so I went there and took advantage of the -50% discount on their full digital catalogue, which at the time consisted of 3 artist albums. In the meantime they've added few more releases there.


Today I wanted to go there to check if there's maybe some new stuff. To my surprise I was re-directed to Bandcamp's main site. So I went to my collection, and found out that the releases are gone.


I mailed both Bandcamp and Nano Rec. about it and we'll see what's going on, but - very likely - this was a scam by someone not really related to Nano...



#10007445 going-all-digital support group

Posted by antic604 on 10 June 2017 - 12:26 AM

I was expecting this to be a support group for those lamenting the rise of digital-only releases.  Honestly, I would buy more trance music if more was more easily available in hard format.  I don't really value downloads that much and if you aren't making it available in WAV or some other lossless format why would I bother to pay for it when I can listen to it on an HD YouTube video for free?  I pretty much only pay for digital music if there's no other way to find a high-quality version of it or if they explicitly offer it in WAV.


Bandcamp gives you the option to d/l wavs or flacs, so what's your excuse again? I'm buying (bought) few dozens of CDs every year, but I'm pretty sure in last 2 or 3 years I've not unwraped any of them because I got the files along with the plastic and liner notes have become the thing of the past with very few notable exceptions, like 'collector' releases from DAT or Global Sect. Otherwise it's just credits, mastering & artwork info, which I can find elsewhere.


No, this thread is not for you so please go somewhere else :)

#10007400 Studio

Posted by antic604 on 08 June 2017 - 07:49 AM

Ok, so here's what I got to work with:

- Surface Pro 4 i7 8/256gb - just bought it on sale in UK, not a power-house but gets the job done (current project hovers around 20-25% with low Asio4All latency),

- Arturia MiniLab - great for controlling 16 parameters at once, though got to have my whole family help me with it as I only have two hands ;)

- Bayerdynamics DT990 Pro - clean, flat-sounding headphones but leak like crazy (they're open), so I don't really crank them up very much, especially at nights,

- Ableton Live 9 Suite - an industry standard and really powerful software, with an LT skin.


The main idea of this setup is that it's extremely portable. As you can see, I have to studio so to speak, so I need to be able to pack it all up quickly and hide in the closet.



#10007391 Am I ok or shit at making psy?

Posted by antic604 on 07 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Thanks guys!!

Any ideas on labels that actively release this kind of hybrid psy style? Always afraid that it won't be enough of whatever style to fit with labels that generally focus on a specific style of psy


It sounds like (better version of) Goasia, so I'd try Suntrip? or Zion604?

#10007388 Am I ok or shit at making psy?

Posted by antic604 on 07 June 2017 - 08:39 AM

Quite the contrary, it's pretty good! Subscribed.

#10007310 VA Terraformer preorders + new teaser

Posted by antic604 on 01 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

together with i.f.o. ;)


No, IFO fits well just takes 2,5 places of a normal CD :P

#10007292 X-Dream - Remixed [Flying Rhino]

Posted by antic604 on 31 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

Ok, now I'm properly hyped for this! :-O

#10007278 HareLogic- Summer Goa

Posted by antic604 on 30 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

The bells around 1:00 - 2:00 are great, so is the melody coming in at 2:40, but too bad it doesn't get expanded upon. The following part returns to the dissonant, false-sounding elements from the intro, then it gets interesting again around 4:00 and even better at 5:15, when it gains some tempo and energy. It gets slightly muddy around 5:40, due to some frequency clashing on the off-beats, so maybe some EQ-ing would help there? Wish the bells would return somewhere at the end around 7:30 :) I think the drums should be more pronounced, i.e. the kick is barely heard. Personally I also am not fond of the high-pitched K-BBK-BB type of bassline, but that's my taste.


Overall, I really liked it with the exception of intro and the part in the middle (3:05 - 4:00), which - to me, at least - sound false.


Subscribed to your SC :)

#10007258 Saafi Brothers - The Quality of Being One [Liquid Sound Design]

Posted by antic604 on 29 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

From the label:

Liquid Sound Design Records is very pleased to introduce the legendary Saafi Brothers as the latest addition to the label. They are formed in the spirit of chillout & dub, and they have a mystical connection when placing with their audience into higher spheres.

Their new album “The Quality of Being One” goes deep into soul turning ambient-dub and adds drum thrills that get the tunes rocking. The secret of their "danceable speed" in ambient tracks is a higher density of their unique ambient-electro sounds and rhythms to experience feelings through their deeply emotive music. Starting with deep intros and then merging atmospheric filter works into dubwise beats for the floor that can be specially experienced in their live performances. With “The Quality of Being One” the Saafi Brothers take another really strong view into experiencing the mystical oneness of being in unity and brotherhood that we could live in.

Their 6th album is about acoustically capturing blissed out dub beats and tranquil ambient sounds, transporting quality that's almost hypnotic, more than a fleeting electronic moment and shows how minimal decent dubby tracks can be. Magic atmospheres are the elements of these audiophonic voyages if you like tunes that can tell stories.



BUY: https://liquidsoundd...ty-of-being-one


SAMPLES: http://www.arabesque...d=3788&Itemid=1


Really excited for it! I loved their classic "Mystic Cigarettes" and if it's anything like that one, we're in for a treat...  :wub:

#10007198 X-Dream - Remixed [Flying Rhino]

Posted by antic604 on 25 May 2017 - 09:15 AM

What's with the fascination with remixes these days?


If they're good, they're good. Considering where X-Dream went after Irritant, I'd probably not like their new music...


I really do hope they include this (but I doubt it).

Listen on Soundcloud.com


Hmm, for my own liking I'd rather this album was not represented heavily in the re-mixes :)

#10007194 X-Dream - Remixed [Flying Rhino]

Posted by antic604 on 25 May 2017 - 08:32 AM



X-Dream AND Flying Rhino are back to release double CD compilation of remixes of classic X-Dream tracks by Shpongle (Simon Posford), Atmos, Dick Trevor, Astral Projection (Official)., Eat Static, G.M.S, Loud, Man With No Name, MAD TRIBE, 4D ( DJ James Monro & Darshan), Joujouka ( Tsuyoshi Suzuki & Minoru AkaFunkygong), Manmademan, Blue Planet Corporation, SYBARITE, Midimiliz aka Extrawelt, Saafi Brothers, Deedrah.






To be released by the end of June '17