Ra ‎– To Sirius

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
bmphqcd001 Ra To Sirius(CD, Album, MP, Mixed) Blue Moon Productions (2) bmphqcd001 Thailand 2000 Sell This Version
bmphqcd001 Ra To Sirius(CD, Album, Mixed, RP) Blue Moon Productions (2) bmphqcd001 Thailand 2000 Sell This Version
bmphqmc 001 Ra To Sirius(Cass, Album) Blue Moon Productions (2) bmphqmc 001 Taiwan 2000 Sell This Version
GTN 1066.12 Ra To Sirius(2xLP, Album) Velvet Inc., GTN (Global Trance Network) GTN 1066.12 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
1066.12 Ra To Sirius(2xLP, TP) Velvet Inc. 1066.12 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
GTN 1066.20 Ra To Sirius(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Velvet Inc., GTN (Global Trance Network) GTN 1066.20 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
GLN 380 Ra To Sirius(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label GLN 380 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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oldschoolgoatrance

oldschoolgoatrance

August 10, 2016
referencing To Sirius, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, GTN 1066.20
yea . this is RA. the RA we all know. Not the one that came after with 9th and such.. forget those and pick this one ... then you will see...
maroko

maroko

February 27, 2015
referencing To Sirius, CD, Album, MP, Mixed, bmphqcd001
Odd thing. I must have picked this one up way back when in Zagreb, in a more or less regular music shop, and never thought that much of it. Pretty dope goa trance, if not terribly predictable and repetitive.

R.O.M. (Reign Of Madness) was, and still is in my ears, the absolute stand out here. Give it a try first, and if you like it, you ought to feel the remainder of the album as well. Overly melodic, heavy eastern influences and, for the most part, pretty upbeat and dance friendly.

It's still a far cry from their Dimension 5 material, namely "Transdimensional", as it's hopelessly buried in tons of redundant samples and the eastern melodies do become tedious sooner than one had hoped for. They're just overused and exaggerated.

That does not make it a bad album though. The old school loving goa crowd will be pretty much over it, as "To Sirius" has in tact most of the elements that attract it: uplifting melodic passages, mystical vibes, plenty extraterrestrial culture references and enough eastern musical promises to cover three albums of this length.
For me however, this hardly cuts it nowadays. If you want a more elaborate sound design from these guys, maybe you should scope out their album recorded under the Electron Wave moniker. The Hunab-Ku one is even fluffier than this one, so if this wasn't your cuppo,skip it.

Their Dimension 5 work is compulsory if you are an old trance head, or a decent melody aficionado. The odd thing I was referring to in my first sentence, actually, was that I never imagined this one would become a sought after rarity in a decade or so! Maybe I would have held on to my CD better :-)
doctorg

doctorg

March 6, 2014
referencing To Sirius, 2xLP, Album, GTN 1066.12
An all-time favourite. Seductively sensual mystic vibes on this incredible album that defines Goa trance. Some have denigrated this sort of psytrance as "dolphin-swimming" music; I say that swimming with dolphins is an otherworldly experience here on planet earth. Christer Borge-Lunde (and the other artists) I salute you! ~*~
JangoF76

JangoF76

February 21, 2010
referencing To Sirius, CD, Album, MP, Mixed, bmphqcd001

Absolutely superb album. Acidic synths in a true old school Goa style, pulsing kicks, chunky basslines, and top notch production to boot. Melodic and also quite dark at the same time, but never cheesy.

Every track here is a winner, no fillers, and the Prologue and Epilogue are a nice touch, rounding off the whole experience. As mentioned before the tracks do sound similar to one another, but rather than sounding monotonous or samey, it only helps to give the album a nice flow from beginning to end.

Outstanding.
eiko

eiko

September 11, 2008
referencing To Sirius, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, GTN 1066.20
Superb album! I just listened to it about 5 times in a row for old time's sake. The music is very powerful, darkish and melodic with eastern melodies.

On first listen I thought Astral Flight was the best track. Later on I fell in love with Sign Of Light and Beyond Control. I'm sure now that all the tracks are approximately equally wonderful! There's no doubt whatsoever in my mind that this is a 5/5 release.

The style here isn't overly creative and all the tracks sound similar but it's definitely not boring. The only negative thing about this album is that lots of the samples, while saying cool things, sound cheesy, most notably the ones in Universal Key.

If you like melodic goa like Astral Projection and epic stuff like Dimension 5 this album is for you. If you're lucky you might even find the original mixed version. Prepare to meet and be teased by Ra the sun god!
Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

March 30, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing To Sirius, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, GTN 1066.20

Pure melodic old skool Goa bliss from back in the days. Well, actually this was released two years after the reign of the melodic school but this could might as well have been released in 1995. Some of it sounds very Astral Projection inspired but with a more sticky edge. Monotonous and … well, that and melodic. And like not much else released in 2000/2001.

My favourite is perhaps Universal Key that rose straight to my list of essential goa tunes. POOWW!! It’s taste, of course, but AP lovers should love this. Still, it competes with Initiated which is so ridiculously relentless it lacks words. Just coming at you. This is the dark edge of psytrance I fell in love with in the mid nineties. Yet maybe it’s even Sign Of Life that ends taking that prize. Combining dark with melodic it’s even more haunting. AUUCHH! And R.O.M. is not much worse! By this time the album is flowing into Neverland and I’m kicking my head I didn’t know about this album back in 2000. DOOIOOIOONG!

And with 3 Capital Letter exclamations in one comment an album can’t make a much better grade.