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doctorg

doctorg

October 31, 2018
edited 3 months ago
referencing Dance, Trance & Magic Plants - Otherworld, 2xLP, Comp, TRANR610LP

I only went to Return to the Source and Escape from Samsara at the Fridge in Brixton, so this compilation is a chance to taste the other Goa night there: Otherworld. It seems to have had an "avin it" vibe, if the tracks on this album are anything to go by. There is a bit of a hard trance/rave feeling, at least in the first few tracks. "Floating Point" is the one I like best, but there are no bad tracks. There is a decent flow too as the initial intensity gives way to gentler and trippier tracks, though ending on the upbeat note of OOOD. I don't think that this compilation is as good as Transient 4 or 5. The cover of the vinyl is stunning; one of the classic cover designs of the era. ~*~
patroller

patroller

November 8, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Dance, Trance & Magic Plants - Otherworld, 2xLP, Comp, TRANR610LP
This album is tremendous, i had the pleasure of being at the launch party at the legendary Fridge nightclub in Brixton/London for this.
All of the tracks are a little bit different to the previous offerings from Transient, the production is a lot clearer and the track selection fits well with each other.
SETI Project & Chris Organic-Floating Point for me is the one.
Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

June 5, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Dance, Trance & Magic Plants - Otherworld, CD, Comp, TRANR610CD

First off, I need to comment on the artwork here. This is nothing short of stunning and everything you could want in a 1997 psychedelic trance release. I don't even have to put the album on before I start to trip !

Musicwise the album also hits a home-run delivering what a solid compilation from this era will; a bunch of beautiful melodic goa trance tracks. I'm not sure if I find any tracks here essential, even if my favorite here, KLM, is a great track with some nice samples from Pulp Fiction, but I'm also carefull labelling anything essential. In any case, perhaps one track aside this album offers a fluent ride from beginning to end and is guaranteed to satisfy any fan of this era. And put on at the right hour of nostalgia I might be ready to stand corrected and proclaim some of the tracks here to be masterpieces. They sure resemble melodic psychedelic trance anno 1997.

In any case, the cover itself makes it a must :o)