Various ‎– Ignis Fatuus

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1 Zebra-N Slek
Written-By, Producer – Paul Elfferich
8:53
2 Megalopsy Zacatlocozipitl
Written-By, Producer – Alejandro Santander, Matias Benamo*, Nicolás Di Bernado
6:59
3 Sungirl (2) Exiter (Final Version)
Written-By, Producer – Yana Polishchuk
6:25
4 Vegetal Manhunt
Written-By, Producer – Peter Ebkar
8:00
5 Mussy Moody Disconnected
Written-By, Producer – Thy Trung
8:47
6 Dronebixie Voluntary Intoxications
Written-By, Producer – Peter Kaas
7:07
7 Derango Glo So
Written-By, Producer – Jens Eriksson, Ola Eriksson
7:37
8 Psyfactor Walkin Demon
Written-By, Producer – Dmitri Korablin
7:39
9 PhasePhour 3 2 1 Fly...
Written-By, Producer – Eldar Von Essen, John Robert Egeland
8:04

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Duration for track 2 is listed erroneously as 8:59 on the cover.

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PKS

PKS

December 19, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
A new label in Germany called Trishula Records is out with their first compilation. It is called Ignis Fatuus, which means the foolish fire. Don't ask me which language... They are focusing on trance for the dark hours, which means dark, full on trance for the night. Most of the artists on this compilation are quite fresh in the psytrance scene. A nice opportunity to check out some new upcoming acts. It is compiled by dj Mouka & Rudra.

First out is an artist from the Netherlands called Zebra-N (Paul Elfferich). This one starts nice and floating. Then it jumps over into dark, rolling, full on night time trance. Quite scary, dark vibes in this one, but suddenly in the middle of the track, we get some jazzy piano, before we get thrown into scary land again. Track 2 is by another upcoming group called Megalopsy, which are three people from Argentina! I don't think I have heard psytrance from Argentina before, so this is quite interesting. They follow the night time style, with some dark bubbling sounds and some heavy, stumping beats. Then we get a track from a Russian artist called Sungirl (Yana Polischuk). So what do you expect from Russia? I definitely expect something dark and fast, and that's what you get here. Fast, rolling bass line and some even faster, quite simple melodies above. In my ears, pretty simple, but for some weird reason, a lot of people seem to love this kind of trance these days. Track 4 is by a Swedish artist called Vegetal (Peter Ebkar). He gives us a pumping track, with some weird sounds thrown in above. Here we get more variation, but I miss some more deep vibes in there. Sort of Hux Flux sound (the old Hux Flux Sound), but not as massive.

Track 5 is by Mussy Moody (Thy Trung) from Denmark. This artist sure likes chaos. Dark vibes, with a chaos of sounds swirling around. This one sounds a little bit better in my ears. Some really funny, psychedelic sounds in there. Track 6 is also made by a Danish artist, called Dronebixie (Christian Kaas). This is a quite intense, fast pumping track. Still dark, with very synthetic sounds playing above the bass line. A little bit too noisy for my taste. Then we get a track by Derango (Jens Eriksson and Ola Eriksson), who is getting a pretty good reputation among night time trancers these days. In my ears, this one sounds a little bit better too, with pretty scary sound picture, better sounds and a little bit of melodies. Track 8 is by another Russian act called Psyfactor (Dimitry Korablin). He continues the scary vibes with a pure night time sound, and an intense, drifting bass line. In my opinion, one of the best tracks on this compilation, but this is not a style I'm a very big fan of. Luckily, the last track on this compilation takes a little bit lighter direction than the rest. This one is made by PhasePhour (Eldar Von Essen and Robert Egeland) from Norway (!). They are not very known worldwide yet, but they released a strong debut album on Freetransform Records earlier this year. They make quite dark, full on trance too, but with more melodies and variation. This track is the best track on this compilation in my opinion, not because I know these guys, but because of the creativity, great variation, interesting twists and the use of melodies. With other words, a nice finish on the compilation.

If you love the melodyless night time trance that pops out of Russia etc. these days, this compilation might fit your taste. Personally I find the last track pretty good, but the rest doesn't sound very interesting in my ears.
DeathPosture

DeathPosture

January 20, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Ignis Fatuus - A wide variety of spectral lights, whose alleged purpose is either to herald death or to play tricks on travellers at night.

Yikes! Trishula Records is a new visionary label from Germany dedicated to bring forth energetic, spooky night time music from the underground… We’ve seen a big rise in darker night time music in 2004 and I for one cannot get enough of this spooky, demented style – so Trishula, I bid thee welcome on the Halloween trance scene…play some tricks on me!

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Zebra-N – Slek
First up is Dutch producer Paul Elferich… My first encounter with his music was the very cool track Mad Cow Disaster of the Peacemaker compilation released by Ketuh last month… That track had a very raw, gritty sound with haunting, spooky elements… And sure enough, this track is evil! Crackling, buzzing and crawling with eerie sounds… Oh yes… But Elferich hasn’t forgotten the comic relief bit – as with the-scary-moo track, this track has a funny organ melody that pops up from out of nowhere… As a striking contrast to the grim, dark soundscapes that make up the rest of this track… I like when music is deep, dark and spooky – and I like this! =D

#02: Megalopsy – Zacatlocozipitl
“Go back in there, chill them niggers out and wait for the Wolf who should be coming directly… Feel better, motherfucker?” Megalopsy is an Argentinean trio and they have their debut album coming out on Trishula Records very soon… The guys have diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from metal over industrial to grunge… But don’t expect cheesy Skazi metal-cheese here… This is very much psytrance… Dark, deep and pounding… I really like the subtle acid-bits, but I could have wished for it to be even more psychedelic… It has its bland and monotonous moments, but they are few, and overall this isn’t a bad track… It’s just very dark… Thumbs up for the cool Marcellus Wallace quote too…

#03: Sungirl – Exiter (Final Version)
“I think... you're afraid of letting go. I think you're afraid of happiness. And this is starting to excite me.” Sungirl is Yana from Russia… Some may know her from the project Natural Brain Killers… You may think that a lady will be dropping a smooth, fluffy choon – well you’re in for a surprise… This is hardcore night trance with raging acid-lines, static hiss and deep metallic beats… The bizarre AI quote just adds to the madness of this highly intoxicating tune… This rocks!

#04: Vegetal – Manhunt
“What’s going to happen? … Something wonderful!” Oh yes, this is full-scale Ørebro madness! Vegetal is Swedish forest troll Peter Ebkar Themizian. Hailing from a metal background, his heritage is very much present in this track… But again the obvious Skazi-pitfall is cunningly avoided here… There is so much stuff going on here: Highly intense dark melodies, flaring acid riffs, tweaked synths that sound like guitars, etc… Chainsaw bonanza! Great stuff!

#05: Mussy Moody – Disconnected
Next up is another female producer: Thy Thung from Denmark. She also had a track featured on the Mistress of Evil compilation Lhiannon Sidhe. This is another piece of dark, eerie night-terror psytrance… Sharp metallic noises that’ll cut through bone, and a thick rolling bass and an overall bleak industrial Parvati atmosphere… I dunno what the hell is in the water-supply in Århus, but they sure know how to create demented music for nocturnal ghost-dancers…

#06: Dronebixie – Volentary Intoxications
Ahh, voluntary intoxications… Yup, we’ve all been there repeated times… Chrisitan Kaas is also Danish, and he picks up right where MM left us… Or almost, I mean the scary-as-hell atmosphere is still here and even emphasized… This is pure banshee-fodder – high pitched, eerie crackling bleeps and blops designed to scare the living shit out of you… Holy phuck, this is not for the faint-hearted… Halloween trance at its best!

#07: Derango – Glo So
Derango is a Swedish project cooked up by Jens Eriksson & Ola Eriksson. I vividly remember their brilliant track off the Gi’iwa compilation Schizm released earlier this year…. That track showcased some fucked-up, relentlessly retarded, trance-inducing, dark, gritty, stone-age night-trance with the most demented melodies I’d heard in a long time… And sure enough, this track has the very same demented melodies… This is a Swedish as it gets – highly psychedelic trance from the deep, dark forests of Sweden… Shroom-a-delic!

#08: Psyfactor – Walking Demon
Psyfactor is Dimitri from Russia and he had his debut release on Inpsyde Media’s apocalyptic compilation There Is No Tomorrow… Well, it turned out there was – and that’s great ‘cause this is a kick-ass track… The spooky influences are very much present here of course… With long, atmospheric pads, evil mood and a brutal bass lead… The synth-action here is simply outstanding, and helps create a truly demonic track… Another fav’e here!

#09: PhasePhour – 3 2 1 Fly…
“Are you a relative? No! I’m sorry sir; we’re a mental health facility. Our records are permanent! She’s been dead 24 years – I don’t think she minds…” Last up is PhasePhour which is something as rare as a Norwegian psytrance project… The guys behind the moniker are Eldar van Essen and John Robert Egeland and they released their debut album ...Boiing & Zipp on Freetransform Records earlier this year… Though this track is eerie and spooky, it’s still lighter than it predecessors. The melodies here are demented – the synths are bouncing and there is an overall hectic feel to it… I was kinda hoping for the closing to kick me right in the nuts with musical insanity – but this is merely a swift jab with a pillow… But hey – it still hurts! Ok track…

Great stuff here… Overall this is a nice compilation with a consistent flow and a coherent theme… It’s dark, gritty, hardhitting, twisted hyper psytrance destined to scare kids, animals, neighbours and grandparents… Style wise, this is nocturnal horror-trance similar to stuff released by Parvati, Inpsyde Media, StoneAge and the likes… But also with hints to even weirder Finnish and Australian stuff… To put it short, this is deviant music – anti cheddar!

Trishula has done a great job of digging out some true talent from the underground. I for one embrace this opportunity to sample up and coming stars… The talent mass is huge, and I can’t wait for more… Not all tracks are instant classics here, but generally speaking the quality level is above average and I will not hesitate to recommend this for fans of the darker realms… Enjoy!

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