Cydonia ‎– In Fear Of A Red Planet

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BR079CD, BAM9001CD Cydonia In Fear Of A Red Planet(CD, Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR079CD, BAM9001CD UK & US 1999 Sell This Version
BR079LP, BAM9001LP Cydonia In Fear Of A Red Planet(2xLP, Album) Blue Room Released, Blue Room Americas BR079LP, BAM9001LP UK & US 1999 Sell This Version
AVA 017, 330200-2 Cydonia In Fear Of A Red Planet(CD, Album, RE, RM) Avatar Records, Pro File, NMC (2) AVA 017, 330200-2 Israel 2003 Sell This Version

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Icesotope

Icesotope

February 19, 2018
referencing In Fear Of A Red Planet, CD, Album, BR079CD, BAM9001CD
I hope one day they would re-release this alongside with Cydonia - Animals
doctorg

doctorg

February 27, 2016
referencing In Fear Of A Red Planet, 2xLP, Album, BR079LP, BAM9001LP

Relentless early darkpsy with its roots in Goa but with industrial overtones and horror movie soundtrack atmospheres. Builds to epic melodies. A contemporary of Sandman, Xenomorph and Kris Kylven of UX and Element Over Nature, this is tough stuff that at times overstays its welcome. Nevertheless, the storytelling and narrative evolution of the tracks is accomplished and this stands as one of the important releases in Goa trance. ~*~
maroko

maroko

June 14, 2008
referencing In Fear Of A Red Planet, CD, Album, BR079CD, BAM9001CD

Ian Rive, Dino Psaras and Steve Ronan, three psy trance dinosaurs responsible for dropping numerous old school classics under various pseudonyms and taking parts in countless legendary production outputs, teamed up to drop this pretty original and atypical album on the always challenging Blue Room Released label.
Basically, it deviates from the former sound these veterans were involved in, staying clear of epic leads and synth orientated sounds, maintaining the focus on loud and industrial sound patterns, often chaotic, abrassive and unpolished, with occasional intrusions of heavy electronic guitar riffs.
To followers of psy trance, this change of direction should come as no big surprise, as by 1999 most old school heavy weights were left on shaky grounds and in pursue of a new direction to follow. "In Fear Of A Red Planet" is quality material though. Doesn't wander off too far into those dullish minimal waters where most ventured into, but the trio doesn't even try to reignite the flame of the past and recycle the old goldies.
Cydonia strikes a very nice balance between the old and the new school, right around the turn of the century. Though it may be a tad too rough and rush for the average psy/goa trance purist, it is well worth your try. It has a dated sound, no doubt, so if you weren't around to experience it back in the day, you could have a harder time while letting the album properly sink in and reach you to the fullest.