Technossomy ‎– Synthetic Flesh

Flying Rhino Records ‎– AFR CD 2, Flying Rhino Records ‎– AFRCD2
CD, Album, Partially Mixed


1 Breathe 5:08
2 Pyramid 9:41
3 Kozmotron (1 & 2) 9:32
4 Synthetic Flesh 9:17
5 Skinflint 8:50
6 V.T.O.L. 11:43
7 Pleiadian Landing 7:21
8 Elektron Bender 8:38
9 Chug 7:27

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℗& © Flying Rhino Records Ltd 1997

Mastered at The Townhouse

Catalog number variations:
"AFR CD 2" on spines and back cover.
"AFRCD2" on disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 032198 000062
  • Barcode (String): 5032198000062
  • Matrix / Runout: AFRED 2 MPO 01 @ 01
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1210

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2065 Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 2065 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
AFRLP 002 Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(6xFile, MP3, Album, 128) Flying Rhino Records AFRLP 002 UK 2009
AFR LP 2 Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(3xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Flying Rhino Records AFR LP 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
LRR 52382 Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Lyrical Robot Records LRR 52382 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
AFR LP 2 Technossomy Synthetic Flesh(3x12", Album) Flying Rhino Records AFR LP 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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February 19, 2016
Nice album overall. Good Technossomy tracks missing on this album: Joker, and Android.


November 7, 2013
Alright there are truly 3 great tunes (including the incredible masterpiece VTOL) on this album, that alone is enough to give it five stars!
Those nice tunes have stood the test of time and they are far better than what 90% of goapsy producers make in their whole discographies!
Wish they produced more stuff as well, but the good that they left makes it up for the bad by a wide margin.


October 19, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
recently i learned its better to never reply to anyones comment here cuz tehres a truckload of blockheads out there that are just waitin to take a bite out of you.. tho recently i cant hold my opinions in anymore.

Jikkenteki-san, your name is very familiar & if so & tho u may never read this tyvm for your net album release.. the album cover found me a very interestin time (the twisted dollhouse) cuz i had just seen the new Ghibli movie Arietty's Song. i havent listened to the whole album yet but being a fullon connoisseur myself, off a slight listen was immediately drawn to its intensity.. i actually came across it by accident on Shoutcast radio of a Subra rmx & found a kind source from Astrancer.. tho i eventually realized the album itself was sumthin id categorize more as Suomi-ambient.

anyways, as usual i completely stray off the topic.. now back to Technossomy. i understand there are many kinds of reviews.. one from a musicians viewpoint such as Jikkenteki, and then the devotee view who was there as this unknown source of energy was landing in these lowlife record stores in the 90s, like myself. i admit we can dissect this dead synthetic alien 2day and say this that of origin.. but try bein the one there just being amazed discovering this sound.. and ever more frustrating nobody around you feelin the same way about it. the blessin & the curse. as mentioned if i spun this CD right now it might sound a bit sputtery.. im not sure which release Jikkenteki got cuz mine is the original Rhino release & it starts off with Breathe.. and simple detail like how insanely psychedelic the artwork on the CD looks is nuff said. since psytrance continues to fail in sales & more of a dingy for pirates to waft about in.. we'll most likely never see these printed in this fashion ever again.

id say overall the album is very unique & abstract, but could also be seen as one of the first styles of what most would hear as 'darkpsy' 2day.. ie Kindzadza & other russian oddities. then bringin the deeper psychological value into it.. is questionin what Synthetic Flesh is.. its a brilliant terminology, for whats happenin to us all.. as we all casually dabble into internet-porn & listen to that pleasure & feel it for yourself.. then contrast that into your interpretation of what a spiritual orgy would sound like.. then we are talkin bout VTOL.. which speaks for itself.. a virtual take off & licking out of the body & mind like a sonic orgasm.. then everythin is back to normal again.. then right back into relentless pleasure as Kosmotron kicks in penetrating whats left of the soggy shpongel.. and u dun even want to know what u end up Chug-ing. i always felt sumthin as powerful as psytrance is capable of bringin justice to the sick mind.. and hope more of u are in it for the purity & spiritual awareness blahblahblah.. we know darkness previals in the absence of light.

although James Monroe, who i may have caught a glimpse of b4 in japan.. was obviously in it for the girls as well.. i mean whos not right.. and downsized into more modern tech-house releases.. i hope this somewhat odd re-release of this album in 2009 as it says here pokes at him sayin man, u were one badass mofo back in the days of Goa Trance. Ziro Japan


February 16, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Technossomy was one of the first names I learnt back when I heard the first time about Goa-trance. They became famous through releases on the defunct and legendary Flying Rhino Records and have only released one full-length album, Synthetic Flesh, in 1997.

I had long searched for this album and was very excited to listen to it, but after that I have listened it now I have mixed feelings about this album. Except for “Pyramid”, “V.T.O.L.” and “Elektron Bender” which are easily their best tracks ever (available on various compilations too), the rest of the tracks here are just so and so and really don’t get you anywhere. They seem to flirt around with the same sound and never seem to evolve into anything great. Maybe “Kozmotron (1 & 2) deserves a mention since (as name suggests) it’s two tracks in one, in the middle it changes sound to “another” track. But except for the three tracks I mentioned before there’s no track which I can say I really like.

Synthetic Flesh is on of the most wanted Goa-trance albums ever, maybe because it’s on Flying Rhino; maybe because it’s under the name “Technossomy”, or probably for both reasons. I had long searched this album, and by sheer coincidence I found the Lyrical Robot Records version at an unbelievable good price – and am happy I didn’t spent tons of cash on this album…! All my respects go to James Monro and Matt Evans for having been pioneers of the Goa scene, but in my opinion this album really lacks something and leaves me rather unfulfilled after every listening.