FilteriaSky Input

Label:Suntrip Records – SUNCD01
CD, Album
Style:Goa Trance


1Operation Pulse10:34
2Stars (Starstuff Remix)9:42
4The Snuggling Snail9:01
5Domestic Modulator9:04
7Galactic Rays9:14
8Sky Input7:46



Mastered at 4CN Studios. Total time: 74:59

Track 1: 144 BPM
Track 2: 146 BPM. Contains a sample at 4:55 from Babylon 5 (S2E4), "We are star stuff, we are the Universe".
Track 3: 148 BPM
Track 4: 144 BPM. Contains a sample at 2:41 from MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch, spoofing Apocalypse Now, "I watched a snail crawl along a chocolate eclair. That's my dream. That's my nightmare.".
Track 5: 144 BPM
Track 6: 146 BPM
Track 7: 147 BPM
Track 8: 146 BPM. Contains a sample at 0:46 from Babylon 5, "If you do not know the present, how can you claim to know the future?".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5017744100106

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Sky Input (8×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, 320 kbps)Suntrip RecordsSUNCD01Belgium2009
New Submission
Sky Input (9×File, FLAC, Album)Not On Label (Filteria Self-released)noneSweden2013



  • tt1pd's avatar
    Edited 7 months ago
    A strange phenomenon, as when I'm not listening to this album there's something inside my mind that tells me that I don't particularly like it, it's boring, why bother. But then I put it on and listen, and all those strange thoughts evaporate into a complex acidic, melodic mist. I'm listening right now, and really immensely enjoying it, as I do each time I hear it. But ask me next week and I'll tell you that it's boring. I guess 4/5 while I'm listening, but memory of it is 2.5/5. I've owned it for years too.
    • chimushi's avatar
      Edited 10 months ago
      As an old school devotee and collector of Classic Goa Trance, it has taken me awhile to come across this release. I have heard a number of Filteria tracks through the years and thought they were solid as far as new school Goa Trance goes. I didn't realize Filteria went all the way back to 2004 though, so I am very interested to hear what Filteria was sounding like in 2004, the year that Classic Goa Trance was nearly coming to the end of it's 14 year run from 1991 to 2005. It's true that there was little Old School Goa released in 2004-2005, but there was a handful of releases, so this release is a rare, late crossover from the Old school to the new school.

      I'll start with the second track, since the first one didn't move me. The track Stars certainly has the sound of Chi-AD, which isn't a bad place to start as an influence. Stars is an interesting track that I am willing to place in the category of old school, Classic Goa Trance and that is something that I have rarely been compelled to do with new School artists. It's a good track and a good effort. Not easy to get close to Chi-AD.

      Track 3 [Navigate] I had to fast forward this track. Just too much dissonance in the track. Track 4 was okay, but I wouldn't want to hear it a second time. Track 5 [Domestic Modulator] is a different story. Definitely has the Classic Goa Trance rawness to it along with a nice swing and bounce with a little bit of Etnica thrown in for good measure. I really like this track and it certainly qualifies as the second track to go into the Old school basket.

      Onto track 6 [Ultimator] where this release moves into serious "Peak Mode". Right when this track begins you know that Filteria is shifting into another gear and it starts out with a bang, but will it hold. "To be or not be, that is the question'. Half way through it's holding, lets see how it finishes. Really impressive track. Right up til 9 minutes it holds its peak energy and then slowly lands at the 11 minute mark. Well, this track certainly raises the Old School cred in my eyes for Filteria, This is a great track that would seamlessly fit into a peak time, old school, Classic Goa Trance set. This is very exciting to me to be able to add this release to my Classic Goa Trance collection. Great Track!

      So on to track 7 Galactic Rays. I am listening to this in real time BTW. The track starts out with a growly Psy riff and then abruptly takes off. This track has an Israeli vibe [California Sunshine] and feels a bit forced and overbearing and then softens a bit into an Etnica riff. This is also a peak energy track but unlike the previous track that was more original, balanced and nuanced, Galactic Rays feels a bit contrived and redundant. Just too much going on in this track for my tastes.

      Final track [Sky Input]: This is another peak track with a softer vibe underlying it. Has some whale or dolphin synth sounds in the beginning. This track has a really great pace and just when you think its winding down, it takes off one more time, which takes the track from good to great and then it winds down by bringing back the intro synth riff and dolphin/whale sounds as it completes. Everything is in it's place. Sky Input is another excellent track that I would add the Old School designation to. "If you do not know the present, how can you claim to know the future"?. Great sample and a great truth.

      For Old School Goa Trance collectors, there are 2 great tracks and 2 good ones on this release and so I highly recommend this release for collectors of Classic Goa Trance. I am glad I did not give up on Filteria and was able to go back into the Filteria catalogue and hear this release. Thanks for this one Filteria and welcome to the 'Old School". There are only a few New School artists that I have heard that would resonate in an Old School set of Goa Trance IMO. PharaOm-Under the Sun of Goa is another one of the few. Somnesia-Infinite mind has a few tracks.

      • psilocinsoundz's avatar
        wow. just wow! you can hear the influence of astral projection, mfg and similar artists for sure
        • fistman's avatar
          still one great album to listen too for sure
          • Narada's avatar
            At least people are trying to keep the original vibe alive. In 98/99n Goa slowly changed to Psy-trance and alot of tracks from 98/99 are half goa half psy, then by 2000 goa completely died and psy-trance took over which was more of a devolution than an evolution.Some of the original Psy-trance was new and fresh at the time but slowly deteriorated. 2000 and 2001 had some god albums and comps but then it went downhill for ages. No new goa wannabe's will ever be as great as the original pioneers of goa-trance doesnt matter how good the technology gets, imo computers made it too easy for artist and so true talent rarely appears these days. Dj's and producers need to try harder!
            • Nico_G's avatar
              This is strictly recommended for GOA TRANCE lovers, It takes you back to the mid 90s, back to the roots of original psychedelic music, definately worths a buy, its a powerful, energetic, very trancy melodic album that takes your mind into another dimension

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              • chakrarecords's avatar
                Everybody bitches about this album/artist for not being original, well, that's fine by me. Because this is the Goa/Psy that I love, makes me feel like I'm back in 1996-97. He probably makes it because the "forefathers" expanded their horizons, hooray for them. This guy sticks to one great rule... always be peaking until the very end. Keep me dancing in circles... Is this a Review or a Comment? I think both.
                • fregle's avatar
                  Edited 13 years ago
                  Just to add a slightly critical note to all this raving: This is not original, but very very derivative music. It derives from music that existed 8 years earlier. That music was made at a time when VST's didn't exist and pc's didn't even have the processor power necessary to produce one decent reverb in real time, let alone an entire virtual studio of equipment. Yes this sounds more impressive than what it derives from but given the technical advantage Filteria has it would be a crime if it weren't more impressive. I still gave it a 4/5 because I like the old goatrance and I feel there is still room for some more releases, and this is a great goatrance release. Just don't expect anything innovative or groundbreaking...
                  • murari's avatar
                    Edited 17 years ago
                    An absolutely stunning release. A lot has already been said about this album, what else can i add? All I will say is that if you really appreciate proper Goa-Trance (not the commercial GMSish sound so common today) this is necessary hearing and will change your preception on good psychadelic music.

                    Filteria has raised the bar for the entire scene. He is in the elite league of pathbreakers and innovators. I cant think of another psy debut album like this, maybe except Simon Posfords early work.

                    This album will be in every serious Goa fan's collection.
                    Definitely Recommended!
                    • Skeleton-Man's avatar
                      Edited 17 years ago
                      This is an awesome cd and a must-have for any serious psyfan. It's impossible to ignore. This dude is on fire! The album had me smiling, even laughing sometimes out of shere joy. The music is so overwhelming. Actually to the point where the thought could enter my mind: Is this too much?

                      Well, you just gotta push aside those doubts. This is massive, in your face, melodies taking over after melodies, layers added all the time, twisted, delayed, distorted music. It's so good it's almost kitsch, until you realise how extremely well made it is. So, get on the wagon, prepare for mind expanding music and let go of yourself. The mad mind of Jannis will take us all fun places ...



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