Gataka ‎– Drop The Mask

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Phonokol ‎– 2279-2
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1 Gataka Boom Bombay (Remix) 6:47
2 Gataka & Bishop (6) All About Trust
Written-By, Producer – DJ Bishop*
6:44
3 Gataka & Sesto Sento Go For It
Written-By, Producer – Aviram S.*, Itai S.*, Moti S.*
6:25
4 Gataka & Apocalypse (2) Pitch Boy
Written-By, Producer – Itai .Y*
7:07
5 Gataka & Paranormal Attack Combina
Written-By, Producer – Dj Xangaii*
6:58
6 Gataka & Sesto Sento U.V.
Written-By, Producer – Aviram S.*, Itai S.*, Moti S.*
6:40
7 Gataka Stereo In Heaven 6:38
8 Gataka Rules Of Nature
Written-By, Producer – Moti S.*
6:35
9 Gataka Let It Beat
Written-By, Producer – Moti S.*
5:50
10 Gataka 4 Seasons
Written-By, Producer – Moti S.*
5:22

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Digital mastering @ Visual Paradox Studios
All tracks are published by copyright control
Track 1 is a remix of an earlier track named "Boom Bombay". The track is named "Bombey Boom Remix" in the tracklist.
℗ & © 2003 Phonokol Ltd.

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  • Barcode: 7 296134 227922
  • Rights Society: Acum / Biem

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expandabear

expandabear

December 7, 2018

Just now hearing this in 2018. This sounds extremely dated and wouldn't hold up in a modern DJ set. It's very digital sounding, in a bad way. Fake guitars on a couple tracks. FL Slayer and FL Plucked! are clearly audible. This is very cheesy, bro-psy stuff.

Some good thoughts, nonetheless:

The percussion is more interesting on this album than virtually every modern full-on psytrance album. It doesn't make up for how dated and cheesy the album is, but the use of breakbeats, techno-esque clap and snare patterns etc is refreshing. This is a common thread through the full-on and prog of the early 2000s, but it's very obvious on this album.

Similarly, the basslines on this album, depsite sounding old and underproduced, are rhythmically interesting in a way that a lot of psytrance fails to achieve.

Modern producers should listen to old full-on like this, not to retain the silly vocal samples and synth guitars, but to hear how to work interesting rhythms back into the genre. Psytrance in 2018 is decidedly lacking in good percussion and memorable basslines.