Filteria ‎– Sky Input

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUNCD01 Filteria Sky Input(CD, Album) Suntrip Records SUNCD01 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
SUNDD01 Filteria Sky Input(8xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Suntrip Records SUNDD01 Belgium 2009
none Filteria Sky Input(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Filteria Self-released) none Sweden 2013

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fistman

fistman

September 22, 2013
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

still one great album to listen too for sure
Narada

Narada

September 8, 2011
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01
At least people are trying to keep the original vibe alive. In 98/99n Goa slowly changed to Psy-trance and alot of tracks from 98/99 are half goa half psy, then by 2000 goa completely died and psy-trance took over which was more of a devolution than an evolution.Some of the original Psy-trance was new and fresh at the time but slowly deteriorated. 2000 and 2001 had some god albums and comps but then it went downhill for ages. No new goa wannabe's will ever be as great as the original pioneers of goa-trance doesnt matter how good the technology gets, imo computers made it too easy for artist and so true talent rarely appears these days. Dj's and producers need to try harder!
Nico_G

Nico_G

May 23, 2011
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01
This is strictly recommended for GOA TRANCE lovers, It takes you back to the mid 90s, back to the roots of original psychedelic music, definately worths a buy, its a powerful, energetic, very trancy melodic album that takes your mind into another dimension

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chakrarecords

chakrarecords

April 21, 2010
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

Everybody bitches about this album/artist for not being original, well, that's fine by me. Because this is the Goa/Psy that I love, makes me feel like I'm back in 1996-97. He probably makes it because the "forefathers" expanded their horizons, hooray for them. This guy sticks to one great rule... always be peaking until the very end. Keep me dancing in circles... Is this a Review or a Comment? I think both.
fregle

fregle

December 21, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

Just to add a slightly critical note to all this raving: This is not original, but very very derivative music. It derives from music that existed 8 years earlier. That music was made at a time when VST's didn't exist and pc's didn't even have the processor power necessary to produce one decent reverb in real time, let alone an entire virtual studio of equipment. Yes this sounds more impressive than what it derives from but given the technical advantage Filteria has it would be a crime if it weren't more impressive. I still gave it a 4/5 because I like the old goatrance and I feel there is still room for some more releases, and this is a great goatrance release. Just don't expect anything innovative or groundbreaking...
murari

murari

April 26, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

An absolutely stunning release. A lot has already been said about this album, what else can i add? All I will say is that if you really appreciate proper Goa-Trance (not the commercial GMSish sound so common today) this is necessary hearing and will change your preception on good psychadelic music.

Filteria has raised the bar for the entire scene. He is in the elite league of pathbreakers and innovators. I cant think of another psy debut album like this, maybe except Simon Posfords early work.

This album will be in every serious Goa fan's collection.
Definitely Recommended!
Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

December 13, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

This is an awesome cd and a must-have for any serious psyfan. It's impossible to ignore. This dude is on fire! The album had me smiling, even laughing sometimes out of shere joy. The music is so overwhelming. Actually to the point where the thought could enter my mind: Is this too much?

Well, you just gotta push aside those doubts. This is massive, in your face, melodies taking over after melodies, layers added all the time, twisted, delayed, distorted music. It's so good it's almost kitsch, until you realise how extremely well made it is. So, get on the wagon, prepare for mind expanding music and let go of yourself. The mad mind of Jannis will take us all fun places ...
Asherett

Asherett

January 3, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01
Indeed this is a lovable CD for all fans of the good old goa days! But, unfortunately, it's not perfect in my eyes. Once you get through the initial bliss of hearing such well-produced multilayered trance, you may find it lacking in some areas. Creativity for example - Filteria is obviously very inspired by Pleiadians, to the point of sometimes sounding like I.F.O. all over again. Another point is that some of the tracks seem to lack structure and direction, I simply get lost in the multitude of fairly similar-sounding melodies and chord progressions. Only the track Domestic Modulator is really catchy enough to stick with me as a classic. I had the same issues with Pleiadians / Etnica though, so if you really enjoy that you might survive. Also, I might simply be too simpleminded to "get it" - who knows!

Such details nonwithstanding, this is a must-have for all hoary old goa fans. Boom Shankar and all that!
spacemushi

spacemushi

December 20, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

Filteria is the release I’ve been waiting for for such a long time ! a lot of the new releases are boring “GMS-like full on”, but this one,.........this one is totally different!!!! Everyone who likes melodies will like this mindblowing cd!! This cd will take you to a trip in outher space from the beginning to the end!! The melodic climaxes are amazing!!
This music reminds me on the old sound of etnica and pleiadians, but still, the sound is up to date!!
This is deffenetly the best release in years!!!

DeathPosture

DeathPosture

December 3, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Sky Input, CD, Album, SUNCD01

Meet Jannis Tzikas a.k.a. Filteria: Originally from Greece but now residing in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s a 21 year old music producer and basically the personification of goa trance anno 2004. He’s been lurking under the surface for some time now, developing musical skills in the art of melodic goa trance. His love affair with classic goatrance has now materialized in this debut album, released on Suntrip Records – a fresh label, recently started by psynews.org godfathers Mars & Anoebis -dedicated to bringing melodic, psychedelic trance back into the scene…

After months of hype following his much acclaimed live-performances throughout Europe, the much anticipated album is finally here – before I pop it in my stereo, let me just take a second to comment on the very lovely artwork cooked up by Ukiro…

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Operation Pulse [144 BPM]
First up is Operation Pulse which kicks things off with an eerie Twin Peak like intro… But it’s not long before a couple of Filteria-acid lines pop up… At first they’re playing around merrily, hinting what’s about to unfold… And the prophecy was right – before you know it, you’re in the middle of a multilayered, complex, highly melodic morning stomper… And that really encompasses what I love about Filteria’s style… Trippy, spacey, magical!

#02: Stars (Starstuff Remix) [146 BPM]
Holy fuck – this one makes the soft hairn on my arms become punkies… *g* This is a full-blow, climax-ridden, melodic morning tune in the true goa-sense with heavy Eastern influences and wall-to-wall psychedelia… I can’t believe how many layers this has – and how Jannis continues to amaze me with the endless amount of melodies he pulls of out his sleeve… Thick, strong, Pleiadians influences - beautifully crafted… Get stoned and watch the stars – and let this be your soundtrack!

#03: Navigate [148 BPM]
Try navigating through this… This is the fastest track here - goatrance with a distinct darker flavour… Twirling acidlines, stiff kicks, Jupitor6 distortion and hardcore tweak-o-rama… Check out the digital birds – that hummingbird must’ve slurped some acid instead of nectar... Pheew – this track is so intense… Brace yourself!

#04: The Snuggling Snail [144 BPM]
“I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a chocolate declare. That's my dream. That's my nightmare” Jannis samples the Apocalypse Now spoof on Celebrity Deathmatch… The snail-track is also a little darker than the most melodic parts of the album… It has a bouncy feel to it – the pads are somewhat raw, and the melodies highly trance-inducing… I really dig the breaks and build-ups – and the tons and tons of melodies put forth here…By real analogue synths mind you! Klonk (the sound of my jaw dropping…)

#05: Domestic Modulator [144 BPM]
Return of the melodies: extended edition… Now I’m guessing the title is a subtle, friendly nod to the kings of the past: Pleiadians… Again, we’re treated to some of the most complex, multilayered, deeply melodic stuff I’ve listened to for ages… Twirling, catapulting, perplexing, gut-hitting, intoxicating – strong words, but still no where near describing how good this is…

#06: Ultimator! [146 BPM]
Prepare for eleven minutes of ultimate bliss! This actually kinda reminds me of that climax part from X-Dream’s track Eleven… Interknitted layers of sonic sound manipulation constructed of blazing synth galore and psychedelic trickery… I’ve always been a sucker for flaring acid riffs, and here I get more than I bargained for… I mean – just listen from 6’20 and onwards… Sheer excellence!

#07: Galactic Rays [147 BPM]
Digital drops, acid farts and electronic burps make out the intro here – and after about a minute, we’re hit by analogue lightning - IFO-style… Old school with nu-school production techniques… Another highly intense piece, that sends shivers down an old trancer’s spine… This will teleport you back to 1996 faster than you can say ‘space cadet’ – and what a trip down memory lane this is… Check out the climax @ 8’03 – bom bolibompa! Amazing!

#08: Sky Input [146 BPM]
“If you do not know the present, how can you claim to know the future?” Right on – The title track wraps things up very nicely with a softer kick, atmospheric pads and the ever-present twirling acid-lines… Very well-constructed, constantly building and evolving and an overall very nice ending to a truly magical album…

Holy mushroom! Listening to this album is a breathtaking experience – a sonic blast that’ll catapult you well into space… Prepare to be totally blown away – it’s one of those freak occurrences where you’re just completely sucked in by the magnitude of the music… And damn, I like those occurrences… This album encapsulates the original essence of highly melodic, multilayered, climaxing, uplifting, epic, trance-inducing goa trance… Just like the pioneers did back in the nineties – though with modern production techniques… The Pleiadians-link is evident, but this is far from plagiarism – this is a musical testament paying reverential tribute to an era long lost… And damn, it’s been ages since there was a goa trance release, but now it’s here… ;o)

As stated above, listening to this is a very intense experience, and personally I sometimes feel like Ricky Fitts in American Beauty, when he says: Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in… What I’m trying to say by quoting that is that occasionally the intensity level can be intimidating … My senses are bombarded and I feel overwhelmed at times… But that’s a good thing right? I’m just not often that new music does that to me… On a related note, I could also wish for some of the many build-ups to be just a little longer for extended pleasure – but hey, I’m only nitpicking here! This album is among the best I’ve listened to in a long time! I give this my highest recommendation – and encourage any fan of melodic goatrance to check it out! Rest assured, this is an instant classic – you do not want to be without this! Enjoy!

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