Various ‎– Astral Trance - Phuture Psychedelic Trance Compilation

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Eros Music ‎– 90052
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1 Kailum Karina
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Dave Saragosi, Moshe Kaynan*
8:26
2 Elysium vs. Worm Yemaya
Written-By – Kristian Thining*, Stefan Osadzinski
9:36
3 Shidapu Paradise (Tribal Remix)
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Erez Eizen*, Miki Litbak*, Oren Kislev, Roy Sason*
6:40
4 Astral Projection & MFG The Sleeper Must Awake
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Avi Nissim, Guy Zukrel
7:43
5 Mystica Ethnic Treasures
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Avi Peer*, Charlie Ben-Moha, Yossi Master*
7:13
6 MFG Peaceful Relaxation
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Aharon Segal, Guy Zukrel
7:40
7 Etnica Vimana
Written-By, Programmed By, Producer – Etnica
9:57
8 Miko & Har-Ell's California Sunshine* Alala Remix
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – DJ Miko (2), Har-Ell Prussky*, Shahaf Schwartzmann*
8:37
9 Ubar Tmar Eternal Return
Written-By, Producer, Engineer – Takeshi Isogai
7:18

Credits

  • Artwork By – Mekey
  • Compiled ByGreg Staikos
  • Executive Producer – Elias Aslanoglou
  • Mastered By [Digital Mastering]Yiannis Siderakos*

Notes

Digital Mastering at Digital Press Hellas
Films by Level
Printed by EKA
Produced by EROS MUSIC

Track 2 misspelled "Yamaya" and credited to Elysium only.

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maroko

maroko

April 30, 2010

A mixed bag, pretty typical of the era, where the music stretches far and wide in the direction of two extremes. On one hand, you have incredible classics delivered by Astral Projection, MFG, Ubar Tmar, Etnica, and for those who like their goa trance with heavy and obvious tribal influences, the cult classic Yemaya by Elysium and Worm, but it should be acquired taste.
What I can assure you is that the former italian goa trance leaders break all boundries with Vimana, one of the genre's most striking examples, be it for its breathtaking composition, or one of the most timeless melodies ever layed on an electronic music track.
Ubar Tmar's Eternal Return and the collab number between AP & MFG are party tunes of the highest caliber, and both of them have rocked many parties back in the day, with their rapid, ever changing drive and fierce melody work. Awesome, vintage old school goa trance. Peaceful Relaxation, another MFG favorite, is taken from their sophmore album, "New kind of world", and is a solid representation of what the rest of that album sounds like, so if you like what you hear, maybe you should go check that one out as well.
Now that all the praise is done, it's time to point the guns. What the hell is this Kailum guy doing here? Whoever he is, actually, that really doesn't matter. His contribution to this compilation, ironically titled Karina (in italian, for example, "carina" is the word for cute in english), has got to be one of the three cheesiest tracks I have ever listened to. I mean, the world's parmesam supply cannot outweigh to cheese factor here, let alone depict just how ridiculous this is. Hell, just listen to his melody composition skill for laughs.
Shidapu, just all their derivatives, side projects, friends and side kicks won't ever (ever, and I do mean ever!) get a comment from me, and this is no different. Yuck! I actually spat on the keyboard.
Mystica and California Sunshine are two projects, which despite having a solid following, a somewhat respectable reputation among the psy trance crowd, due to their pioneering statuses, and long term presence on the scene, I just cannot digest their music. It's the type of that morning-ish, kind of uplifting israeli goa trance style with screaming lead melodies I was never a fan of. I know that Alala was one of California Sunshine's biggest party hits over a decade ago, and this remix comes strongly recommended to all those who danced their crazy asses off to the original. Personally, I don't think I've listened to it more than twice and the urge to do it again won't come in years time, that is for sure.
Final verdict: this is a solid compilation, where the winners are top notch tracks, the true ring bearers, and the losers are some of the most misreable, pathetic tunes deprived of any talent and musical skill I have come across any old school goa trance compilation. Which brings me to my conclusion. "V/A Astral Trance - Phuture Psychedelic Trance Compilation" will cost a lot. Really a lot. In fact it will cost so much that I could bet you it would be easier and cheaper to track down the best tracks here on other compilations, where they would come sorrounded by other tunes, far better than the remaining material here. So, hunt the goldies from here elsewhere. I can guarantee you will find them all sooner, and for less money, which will finally result in you having more good music for less money, and if that doesn't sound good, then feel free to send some $$$ over her!