Releases With Nitzhonot/Uplifting/Nitzhogoa Tracks!

By Agneton Agneton
updated 2 months ago

A collection of all CD's and digital releases featuring Nitzhonot, Uplifting and/or Nitzhogoa tracks. No-nonsense reviews included :)

In the following list I'll make a distinction between 3 genres:

* Nitzhonot, which is the rather oriental-influenced spin-off from Goa music.

* Uplifting, which rose from the ashes of Nitzhonot in and around Athens.

* Nitzhogoa, which is far from being an accepted genre or style. I just put it in here because I would like to label a specific type of music that I love very much, but this has no objective value at all. Basically, Nitzhogoa tries to unite elements from Nitzhonot and Goa in one kind of music.

This is a work in progress, updated at least monthly! *take notice of the fact that I didn't cover the digital releases yet, as they are harder to categorize and trace*

  1. Agnetivax - Achieving Moksha

    5 For Sale from $5.51

    NITZHOGOA
    Score: not going to rate personal albums

  2. Agneton - Horizon In Your Head

    4 For Sale from $11.11

    NITZHOGOA
    Score: not going to rate personal albums

  3. Agneton - Wizards From The Future

    2 For Sale from $8.88

    NITZHOGOA
    Score: not going to rate personal albums

  4. Agneton - Protozoa Vol. III

    5 For Sale from $11.11

    NITZHOGOA
    Score: 5/5

    Double CD compiled by myself :p...since I tried to only select tracks that I really liked, the 5/5 score is pretty logical, innit? :D

  5. Agrabah - Pharaohs Of The Galaxy

    2 For Sale from $10.89

    NITZHOGOA
    Score: 5/5

    Goalienesque Nitzhogoa from the heart of Israel.

  6. Argov* - On Trance

    1 For Sale from $111.11

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 2,5/5

    The Israeli equivalent of Elvis Presley on Eurodance. I love the frontcover by the way. The king is back...hell yeah! xD

  7. Brainforest - Mr. Trance

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 3,5/5

    Still heavily drawing influences from Goa, Brainforest provides us with some dark and sinister Nitzhonot. Astralogy blew up my roof several times!

  8. Chemical Synthesis - Final Fantasy

    3 For Sale from $66.00

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 5/5

    Excellent album, with only the Pink Panter remix feeling a bit out of place. Gets 5 stars from me nevertheless, all tracks are stuffed with big blasting melodies and intelligent structures. Great morning music.

  9. Cherouvim - Global Touch

    5 For Sale from $22.22

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 4,5/5

    Agressive banging Nitzhonot. Not much depth, but largely compensated by energy and creativity. You need it.

  10. Cyan (4) vs. Psycho Meditation - Transistance

    4 For Sale from $55.56

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 4/5

    Nitzhonot collectors should look up this release for the Cyan (4) tracks.

  11. Cyan (4) - Beast From The East

    8 For Sale from $64.92

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 5/5

    A classic album by Greek Nitzhonot heavyweight Cyan (4). Instantly destroys any dancefloor when played loud.

  12. Cyan (4) - Braindance

    2 For Sale from $77.77

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 4,5/5
    Compared to Cyan (4) - Beast From The East, Braindance took a major leap forward in terms of soundquality and complexity. Beast From The East remains my favorite however, but this one is equally as impressive and far more mature.

  13. Cyan (4) - Medieval Tales EP

    7 For Sale from $1.75

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 4,5/5

    Talimaaaaah! Prepare yourself for another 25 minutes of Nitzhonot adventures with this smashing CD single release. The bonus track is forgettable, though.

  14. Cyan (4) - Medieval Tales II

    12 For Sale from $5.56

    UPLIFTING
    Score: 4/5

    With their second mini-album the leaders of the Greek Trance movement made a clear step towards the Uplifting sound that would be copied by Darma and others. Not as good as their traditional stuff, but valued preciously by those who adore the Melodic Morning style.

  15. Cyan (4) - Transmission

    12 For Sale from $15.56

    NITZHONOT & UPLIFTING
    Score: 4/5

    A lot of the tracks here are Goa Trance crossovers, except for the last two tunes.

  16. Cyber Planet - Mind Tripping

    NITZHONOT, UPLIFTING & NITZHOGOA
    Score: 5/5

    Stunning! Pure ultramelodic perfection! Think Cyan (4) versus Zirrex with a pinch of Russian darkness. Definetely among my personal top 10 CD's.

  17. Darma vs Star Children (2) - Trance Wars - Battle One

    3 For Sale from $8.89

    UPLIFTING
    Score: 3/5

    I prefer Darma's later and obviously more mature works, which are featured on Darma vs Demendia* - Trance Wars 3, but of course these older tunes have their charms. Concerning Star Children (2), not a big fan, but I like the kicks... :P

  18. Darma vs Demendia* - Trance Wars 3

    3 For Sale from $6.67

    UPLIFTING
    Score: 4/5

    Skip the Dementia (3) tunes. The Darma tracks more than make up for them. Prepare for some godblessed melancholic anthems!

  19. DJ Amico - Voodoo

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 2,5/5

    Although this CD will probably warp a lot of Greeks back to the golden age of Uplifting in their country, this stuff sounds heavily outdated to an outsider like me. Production-wise, the only track worth mentioning would be Kali from Cherouvim.

  20. DJ. Charlie* - ג׳ננה 2 = Ganana 2 (Total Morning Trance)

    3 For Sale from $20.00

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 3,5/5

    Not as good as number one, but still better than part 3. The Alligator track would have been pretty good if it wasn't for those damn porn samples :< ...

  21. D.J-Indica* - Morning Of Magic

    6 For Sale from $20.00

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 3/5

    The main tone of the CD is set by the rather spacey Nitzhonot by Syntezia and his crew. I used to play Stargate (6) - Manikin on parties and that one caused a lot of energy and funny moves on the dancefloor, so it did its job rather well. :)

  22. DJ Spy (2) - Goa Mix Volume 5

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 4/5

    In spite of its name, This CD by the Russian Area 51 group is almost exclusively aimed towards Israeli Nitzhonot. The mixing is pretty straight-forward but certainly not bad, the tracks however are all to be found in full-lenght versions on other CD's, with the exception of Cyber Planet - Events Horizont, which was one of my main reasons to buy this compilation.

  23. D.J Tshompi* - Spectronix

    5 For Sale from $25.00

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 4/5

    A compilation mainly stuffed with less common names. Good ones are Astrix, Electric Storm (speedzhonot ftw!) and Spectronix.

  24. DJ Ziki - Astronomic Trance

    5 For Sale from $25.00

    NITZHONOT
    Score: 3/5

    My main reason to buy this CD was the apparently exclusive Green Sunrise track by Chemical Synthesis, almost unmixed. Turns out there's Various - Psychedelic Koff now. Nevertheless this one is an easy catch if you're up for some darker and more abstract Nitzhonot, in between a bunch of pre-Full On tracks.