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#10006579 A question about (oldschool) goatrance

Posted by antic604 on 16 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

I instinctively just argue that a very bass-heavy kick
would crowd out the track too much, overshadowing all the other stuff in the track.

It's exactly this - goa is very dense in terms of sonic content (layers and frequencies) therefore very heavy and long kick would steal of lot of space to other sounds. In the past a lot of Israeli goa featured quite heavy, boomy kicks (e.g. Oforia) but it had to compensate by using a bit weaker, more mid-range focused bass line.

Also, I'd argue if your friends even understand what they mean by 'more heavy'. Goa/Psy kicks are usually very bass-heavy, with just a very short click at the beginning and are extremely short (to make room for machine-gun bassline :P), so probably what they're refering to is length?

#10006526 K.O.B. - Identity Mash [Suntrip Rec.]

Posted by antic604 on 13 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

Samples that Mars above mentioned: http://www.arabesque...d=3776&Itemid=1

#10006473 Digital Reprints News

Posted by antic604 on 10 April 2017 - 11:22 AM

I'm afraid not. Kickstarter used to have Paypal, but they kept losing money with refunds  :P This way refunds come straight from my account. 

Kickstarter is a huge platform though  ^_^


Yeah, I know but I hate giving away those details...

Oh well, I'll have to this time :)

#10006406 Psytrance played on the mainstage of a major EDM festival (yes the day has co...

Posted by antic604 on 07 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

Well, if this leads to psytrance artists earning more money by being invited to play more and by selling more CDs / downloads, then great!


Sure, some (lots?) of them will dumb down their music even further in pursuit of the easy money, but I'm not buying those artists anyway so it doesn't affect me.

#10006365 Digital Reprints News

Posted by antic604 on 05 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

I think you are with the minority here :)

The purpose of Digital Reprints is to bring music that is available only digitally onto a cd format. Picking a best of... would make the purpose moot. 

This is something for a "proper" Label to consider probably, one that would be able to print those in large enough quantities and not as a LE (only 200 copies). And also someone that would be able to take the punishment of the fans that would prefer the "other" tracks to be printed.  :P


And I just couldn't pass the opportunity of presenting an 100% complete release of digital only tracks.

Regardless, it won't be a monster. It will be double and a triple digipack combo  ^_^ You can put them on different spots if you want  :P


I do get your point of view though, really, and I thank you for your criticism.


It's not like something like that will happen every time.  :blush:


Yes, I can see that and appreciate the effort. Just my personal preference :)


Carry on with the great job you're doing and don't mind the critics :D

#10006363 Digital Reprints News

Posted by antic604 on 05 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

@thanosp81, I will buy it this time, but really - I'd prefer a 1-2CD of hand-picked "the best of" stuff than a 5CD monster I will never listen through and it won't fit on my shelve... Please, think about it :)

#10006362 K.O.B. - Identity Mash [Suntrip Rec.]

Posted by antic604 on 05 April 2017 - 09:56 AM

Not much info yet, but we know it's coming:




And the cover from Jannis' Facebook:




Can't wait!  :wub:

#10006335 Best produced psytrance album?

Posted by antic604 on 03 April 2017 - 09:06 PM


Care to provide a counter argument?
Otherwise, it's just a fake news :P

#10006332 Best produced psytrance album?

Posted by antic604 on 03 April 2017 - 08:59 AM

Technically speaking, nothing beats Infected Mushroom - their control over all aspects of the sound is unmatched; it's like they can somehow precisely shape every frequency, every noise, every effect. To me - and I know thing or two about the technical side - they're like Neo from the end of original Matrix, bending the sound to their will.


What they do with this technical prowess is a different thing, though (although I really like their latest album).

#10006291 Maiia – Shining Dragon (Mystic Sound Records, 2017)

Posted by antic604 on 31 March 2017 - 05:00 PM

Dear antic604, thank you for your wonderful advise. Mystic Sound is extremely clear with the listeners and every merch that is selling on Bandcamp pages is described fully and trully. And the other this that 2 CDs marked on Discogs as CD-rs are not the "most of their recent physical releases". So please, be more respectful to the label which spend so many efforts in development of chillout music.


So many words and yet you still fail to reply directly - it is a CDr?

#10006290 Digital Reprints News

Posted by antic604 on 31 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

Incredible!  :wub:

#10006227 Take a dip with me ! Together In The Waves (MiKroMaKro new track)

Posted by antic604 on 28 March 2017 - 04:16 PM

Really nice, there's nothing really "wrong" with it other than to my taste it's maybe too long and too static - e.g. the part at 5:00 - 5:30 which I think was supposed to be some kind of wind-down / a more melancholic moment; would work much better if the bass line was made less aggressive (with more holes / gaps in it) and the drums more sparse, maybe even some break beat. The final run that starts at 7:00 is also great musically and sonically, but it's kind of swamped by other samples / effects, so maybe it would be a better choice to make that lead sound louder and introduce it first, with other elements subdued, so that the listener knows where to place his focus and only then add in the other stuff?


I mean it's all there and it is very good, but somehow the impact is lost, because the track operates at very flat energy levels. Paraphrasing the name of this tune, good music is indeed usually arranged like waves: slowly building, accumulating, crashing in and reverting; but on top of those smaller individual waves you need to have a meta-wave encompassing the whole song, that will make all of the smaller waves meaningful.


Also there's nothing wrong with cutting the repetitive parts because a well arranged, varied and energetic track at 6-7 minutes is superior to one that drags along for 9+.




Hope the above helps, but I shake at the thought of what happens once I post my music and it won't live up to what I'm 'preaching'. Because it won't, as it's easier said than done :D

#10006200 Hypnoxock - Eurythmia [Goa Madness Rec.]

Posted by antic604 on 27 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

Hypnoxock is two guys, releasing goa trance for almost 10 years already, with 3 full-length albums under their belt ...of which I never heard of  :blush:


But this changed with the announcement of new CD to be released by Goa Madness Rec.


Info is pretty scarce at this moment, but the cover & samples look really promising:




Listen on Soundcloud.com


Listen on Soundcloud.com


Listen on Soundcloud.com


Listen on Soundcloud.com


Looking forward to it!

#10006198 Your signature track

Posted by antic604 on 27 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

Cosmosis - Synergy, all of it.

#10006160 Travel Into Synaptic Cleft [full-on]

Posted by antic604 on 24 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

God dammit! Awesome track :)