Various - Psychedelic Voodoo Kobi706

August 5, 2017
Track number 1-6 list as Anti Matter - Pulse II but actual is Lunar Asylum - Shadow.

Various - Psychedelic Voodoo as reviewed by Skeleton-Man

October 21, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

The sea of psytrance compilations so flooded it is, it's always nice when you stumble over the really good compilations. And you've stumbled over one of the really good compilations.

PV comes mixed which is always a tricky business. I like good mixes, but I also often want the entire build-up. And mixed cds can be mixed so crappy. Luckily, PV is mixed flawlessly and with a bulletproof feeling for the right build-up. PV quite simply OOZES the Goa sound from start to finish. But let me mention a couple of the killers here.

First one is the opener, Christof & DJ Mael's KLM. The track itself is great but with the Pulp Fiction sample on top, practically, makes for a classic. GMS gives us Jaws and Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? from their mayheem days. Enter the definition of Goa trance. Trippy, danceable, and intense. Obviously, Koxbox' shines through with their Too Pure. No one has ever quite matched the sound of Koxbox – Psychopod, perhaps, aside. Like GMS, in the early days these guys could do no wrong.

But the real reason for me to be so infatuated with PV is cd 2. Track 1 to 5 should be in every psy dj's collection - and recollection. Goa doesn't get any better than this. No dubt, individually, the tracks deliver but in the mix they’re untouchable. When Crop Circle ends with Different Species you'd have to be dead not to dance. Or on tranquilers. Or both.

As far as I know Different Species is only available in cd format on this compilation and easily makes the compilation worth the purchase alone. To think what they could have made of an album?

It's hard to follow CC but Conspiracy Theory does an admirable job with Project Oblivion. This focus on a more dark sound, still, the feel-good Goa vibe never escapes. Bass to keep you dancing, trippy FX for the mind, and layers and melodies to create a story. I always liked Goa the most when it was made with the dancefloor in mind - and the shere speed of it making it tripable.

Manmademan closes with Angel Hair. A relaxed track to end the journey? Guess again. While the smooth sound is bound to please the female audience, this is also the very proof that there IS a line between cheesy and happy with edge.

PV couldn't have ended any better.