Various ‎– The Prophets Of Psychedelic Trance - The Second Pilgrimage

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Trance Medusa Records ‎– DE-TMP-9705005, Trance Medusa Records ‎– Trance Medusa 005
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1 Prophets Of Psycho Acid Psychosis
Producer – A-TekWritten-By, Producer – C. Cool*
7:22
2 S.u.n Project* The Awakening
Written-By, Producer – Matthias Rumoeller
8:21
3 For Carry Nuts* Weird Egg
Producer – Funder*Written-By – T. Schuldt*
10:05
4 Star Sounds Orchestra I.C.P.
Written-By, Producer – J. Zygar*, S. Schröder*
10:03
5 A-Tek Antologan (C. Cool Rmx)
Producer – A-TekWritten-By, Producer, Remix – C. Cool*
8:38
6 Kode IV Firestarter
Written-By, Producer – A. Ohana*, P. Ziegelmeier*
6:37
7 Captain Unplugged 30°S Free
Written-By, Producer – Marco Kruska*
9:58
8 Astrological Space Odysee
Written-By, Producer – K. Kasprzyk*
7:21

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Mastering & CD production: Coolmusic® Sound & Graphic Design
℗ 1997

1 © Keep Cool!
2 © Spirit Zone
3 © 3rd Ear Rec.
4 © Spirit Zone
5 © Keep Cool!
6 © Ceiba Rec.
7 © Nephilim Rec.
8 © Cyberlove Prod.

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  • Barcode (String): 4025925000054
  • Barcode (Text): 4 025925 000054
  • Matrix / Runout: COOL 9704006
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 2783

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maroko

maroko

April 30, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

I have to admit, the use of colors and the overall layout and sleeve design of "V/A The Prophets Of Psychedelic Trance - The Second Pilgrimage" are really something to tease the eye. A beautiful palace painted with strokes of celeste blue leaning against a black surface - really cool.
One thing they got wrong though, and luckily so, mainly for us, once dedicated and avid listeners of the genre, none of these artists ever became, let alone were back then prophets of anything, least of all a genre we all held so high - psychedelic trance.
Just as with basically any release you pick from the short lived Trance Medusa Records, this one is loaded by tracks nobody noticed, nobody liked, no DJ played, material which never made anybody's eye brow twitch, let alone something more. Oh yeah, and if you were wondering, let me cut to the chase: there are no buried treasures and yet undiscovered pearls to be found here. Sure, a track doesn't have to be a hit in order to be good, and especially not in a scene as small and restricted as the psy trance scene was, but this is one of those cases where're you're actually paying big bucks for stuff nobody gives a who knows what about.
Just listen to Captain Unplugged's (God, what an atrociously corny name) 30 Degrees Free: those first three minutes sounds as if somebody reconstructed the theme to that El Mariachi movie on a portable Game Boy (the old one). Hard to believe, but it actually gets worse from there on. The other tracks are not worth a comment either. Lowest common denominator goa trance, which will ironically cost you more than any given release by the scene's back then real masters, formulaic and dated material - no matter what part of the music do you want to talk about. Was it not for the awesome Weird Egg track by Four Carry Nuts (which was released on plenty other compilations you can buy without selling your grandmother's jewellery) and the really cool cover art, I would have graded this one with the lowest possible rating discogs would allow me to use. Bottom line, if you ever buy this, you will look extremely cool in front of all your dreadlocked, enlightened friends, but (pay attention now) only up to the point before placing the CD in your stereo system. I'd put my money that your entire crew will die of sudden heart attacks provoked by uncontrollable laughing as soon as the music kicks off!
Damn it, this makes me want to reconsider Holy Men's opus, and dig out those Analog Pussy albums. Unfortunately, as much as this genre provided us with numerous memorable albums and proper classics, there has always been this lousy trend of overblowing and overrating releases, and what do you know, a vast majority of these "latent" classics are totally obsolete and left to be lost and forgotten albums/compilations released at some point in time when nobody noticed them because most of us were focused on artists and albums which left a lasting impression on the scene, and helped push the envelope, if you follow. This particular compilation will, at best, leave a lasting and irreplaceable void in your wallet. You know the drill, hail it as a rare gem, claim how it has been printed in just a few copies, the distribution has been very limited, and so only the "lucky & chosen" few have obtained a copy... and blablabla- voila- you have a newly forged classic from the golden days. Oh the joy!
You can seriously go out and buy fiften top notch goa trance albums from the genre's hey day with the money this one would cost you. Actually, I would not ever recommend this one to 'gotta have it all or fail' collectors, because it's actually bad and lazy enough to make you reconsider your faith in the genre. As far as I'm concerned, the success was moderate, but being exposed to few similar compilation made me glad that I've realized in time how sometimes doing the right thing is going with the flow, and just sticking to the sure shots.