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VariousRabtu Gawa - Paradise Trance

Label:Paradise Productions – PPCD01
CD, Compilation
Style:Goa Trance, Tribal


1Dharma 7Inner-Spirits
Written-ByDominic Sangeet, Marc Petric*
2Shiva ChandraTrancetime
Written-ByDaniel Vernunft
Written-ByEwald Pistner*
Written-ByEwald Pistner*
Written-ByF.R.E.E., Stephen Howdon
7Akasha ProjectJumping Monk
Written-ByBarmin Schulze
8Surya (3)25th Lion
Written-ByAlfred Schäpers*
9Jaffa ProjectEgyptian Magician
Written-by [Uncredited]Olivier Abitbol

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The front cover also says "Benefit Tibet", and on the back of the front cover the story says:
"In 1950 China invaded Tibet. The Tibetans have calculated that 1,2 million have died as a result of the Chinese take-over. In 1959 the Dalai Lama was forced to flee his home and now travels the world gathering support for his people. The Tibetans believe in a non-violent struggle for freedom. The deserve all the help they can get. 50% of the profit of this CD will go to the Tibetan people, who lost everything, even basic things like homes, clothes, food and medication. You will help to prevent one of the oldest cultures of the world from disappearing."

"Peace On Earth"

(P) & (C) Paradise Production Berlin / Made in Germany

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  • chimushi's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    I Loved this compilation.......a lot. Very subtle tracks that take some time to unfold and grow on you. This is not traditional Goa trance on the whole, but something more special that would add a whole lot to a set of Goa Trance if one had the depth, confidence and imagination to pull it off. Most everything here on this comp can only be found here except for the Dharma 7 track and it can only be found in a couple other places.. The Surya Track gets better to me every time I listen to it as does the Shiva Chandra and Narcoter tracks. For me, I loved every track on this comp. There is something special and unique about every track on this release and every time I listen to this I Love it more. If you have passed on this in the past when it was available for sale, the next time it pops up for sale, just buy it. In time you will find that it has become a favorite in your collection. It certainly has a treasured place in mine.
    • TheTreeTribe's avatar
      Though maroko's review (below) was long and detailed, i have to say, i disagree with his overall thesis of this CD being "an average compilation".

      IMO, this is one of the best CDs of old school tribal and intensely psychedelic goa trance. The selection of tracks presented here are all masterpieces! Though not all of them may be dancefloor busters, this is, by FAR, one of the most intellectually stimulating albums I have come across. Several tracks are by relatively obscure artists (Narcoter, Boombay), but they are anything but 'fillers'. The Narcoter tracks are both truly super-psychedelicious !

      Dharma 7 makes a super-RARE appearance on this compilation and comprise of none other than Dominic Sangeet (who also compiled and produced this CD) and Mark Petrik (aka Xenomorph). As might be expected by fans of Xenomorph's early work, this track REALLY REALLY stands out - what an intense way to open a CD, what a mood to set for the rest!! Truly indescriptible. Shiva Chandra up to bat next, with one of my absolute favourite SC tracks - Trancetime. Indeed this entire CD leaves you in nothing less than a powerful, passionate, concentrated, emotional, severe yet stimulating and blissful trance.

      All in all, I would rate this CD solid 5/5 without a second thought ! Again to disagree with the previous reviewer, the tracks here have all aged well. The production sounds clean and nice even almost 15 years later (perhaps the reviewer didn't have a good quality copy). I would like to add a short disclaimer, that this CD is not for the faint of heart, and most likely would not be enjoyed by non-goatrance fans, or fans of the modern dancefloor-shaking "trauma-trance". This one is the REAL deal folks, true to the spirit and vibe that remains the foundation for goatrance !! Almost impossible to come by, I consider myself one of the lucky few to have a good copy !
      • maroko's avatar
        Edited 12 years ago
        Along with its downtempo counterpart "V/A Mahasiddhi - Paradise Ambient & Tribal Journey", "V/A Rabtu Gawa - Paradise Trance" was conceived as a compilation aimed at helping the Tibetan people in their ongoing struggle against the Chinese opressors. Now, as noble and praiseworthy as the idea and the initiative may be (and I do regret that I didn't buy this back in the day when I could have contributed a little something), at this point in time I am mainly focused on the music, which isn't all that to be honest. A combination between more established names on the scene (Shiva Chandra, Cybersnack and Akasha Project) and some one time contributors is not bad per se, but it won't stick with you in any particular way. Dare I say it, most of these tracks sound as if they were hastily gathered to fill a CD surface, even though there is nothing to complain about as far as the flow goes here. Most tracks have a tribal touch to them, none of them are crazy, explosive with insane, wall to wall climaxes, so do not buy this expecting to hear some fast & furious party material. The music all tends to follow the same pattern here; relatively layed back tracks with avreage melodies occassionally getting dipped in acid. Production vaults are pretty low, even for 1996 standards, and a vast majority of material here, if not all of it, has not aged with grace, somethings that cannot be said for some contemporary releases from the same era. Thing is, nine very similar tracks in a row can get tiresome, especially because not a single one displays that something extra which would differentiate it from the next. The unknown artists deliver tracks which are by no means good enough to place them on the map, and producers with plenty albums tucked under their belts like Shiva Chandra and Akasha Project don't bring anything that would up their game. I don't mind repetition and monotony, if what is being repeated is really excellent and captivating, and unfortunately, few things here, if any, can be described as catchy or memorable. This whole compilation never really picks up in pace or ideas, but then again then it never slows down or decreases in intensity either. It ends in the same way it started in, but I can vaguely remember anything I've heard in between.
        That said, this is, plain and simple, an average compilation. Nothing extravagant, nothing dull. Just one of the many. Personally, I think it makes good background music when you're doing something that requires quite a bit of your attention. "Rabtu Gawa", despite fighting for a great cause through music, has a few setbacks which make me reluctant to recommend it with two thumbs up. One other thing to keep in mind is just how damn nearly impossible this one is to track down and purchase in its original form. Never mind it being expensive, first you have to find somebody somewhere willing to sell it! The way things are, this is an extremely rare compilation, with music I wouldn't say does justice to the cause, but then again you can't have it all, can you? If you are a casual listener, cross this one from your wantlist, like now. If you are just eager to get a firm grip on old school goa trance, steer clear from "Rabtu Gawa" and head straight for the classics and torrents of still widely available various artists compilations with tunes far more rewarding than the ones offered here.
        Bottom line: send some money to the red cross in order to support the struggling tibetan people, but if quality goa trance is your primary interest, may I suggest carefully listening to this one over before making the purchase. But yes, I know, that is far easier said than done. Trust me, I know...