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posted a review of The Sight Below - Glider. over 7 years ago
Everyone has their favorite records, each one tingling a different emotion for different moods. But even when I think I have all the records I need, one to fit every emotion, i've still searched endlessly for the culmination of everything I love in ... See full review
posted a review of Fluxion - Vibrant Forms II. over 8 years ago
When asked what dub techno means to me, this release immediately comes to mind. I can't think of a single other release that represents the style as well as this one. Mr. Soublis has an ear like no other for deep sounds, and the repetition is hypnotizing ... See full review
posted a review of B12 - Electro-Soma. over 9 years ago
Contrary to the above review, I do not find anything about this release to be similar to Aphex Twin or the Black Dog. Aphex Twin and the Black Dog were consistently groundbreaking, fresh, and intelligent. This release contains none of those qualities. ... See full review
posted a review of A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray. over 9 years ago
I don't see how anyone could enjoy this. I like acid house, and I can understand that this was made when technology was outdated, but come on! This tune sucks! There is nothing interesting about it. The acid lines are boring and monotonous, and the ... See full review
posted a review of Angello & Ingrosso* - Yeah. over 9 years ago
Normally I wouldn't go anywhere near an Angello or Ingrosso release, but this banger is far different from the utter trash that these guys seem to be cranking out these days. Theres alot a piano can do, and the repeating riff in this track works with the ... See full review
posted a review of DeepChord - dc12. over 9 years ago
OO1 is the best one on this vinyl by far. It has one of the most uniquely adaptable dub/dancehall-ish basslines. The looping dark reggae guitar and echoing stabs over the subwoofer-pounding bassline makes this track worth hearing. The perfect fusion of ... See full review
posted a review of Quosp. over 9 years ago
If you think your search for quality ambient music nowadays is endless, you'd better think twice. From what I have heard on his various albums on Metanoia and Rope Swing Citites, Qusop has to be one of the best that there is. Upon listening to the rich ... See full review
posted a review of Track53 - Track53. over 9 years ago
"Echo Plain" is definatly the shining star of this minimalistic ambient release. It's one of those tunes that really puts your resting mind to work, carrying you off on some mellow chords layered over mumbling voices and field recordings. That's pretty ... See full review
posted a review of Starforce 1 - Starforce 1. over 9 years ago
In my opinion, Starforce 1 is a great attempt at something really phenomenal. For the first time in history (that I know of), this very underground and secretive vinyl pressing has combined synth pop with ambient. The result? Nothing too unique or ... See full review
posted a review of Ten And Tracer. over 9 years ago
Ten And Tracer is a musically gifted person, to say the very least. Not only are his IDM productions harmonious and beautiful in the programmed aspect, but also his own hand-played instrument sections are quite special as well. This artist is definatly ... See full review
posted a review of Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children. over 9 years ago
If anyone was wondering about the track "Roygbiv" and why it was named that, it is actually a common way to remember the order from top to bottom of the color spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Blue, Indigo ,Violet).
posted a review of Son Of A Pitch - Lunica / Nemo '03. over 9 years ago
Lunica is the real gem here. Releases like this provide all sorts of flowing emotions that rapidly make their way through my body during the listening experience, some of them for reasons you wouldn't expect. I can't help but feel some sense of sorrow ... See full review
posted a review of Milieu. over 10 years ago
Quality, quality music. Milieu is like a cross between Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada. Most of his ambient releases are incredibly beautiful and very original, using unique voice samples to add an atmospheric effect to his music. Albums like "Songs we ... See full review
posted a review of Mauro Picotto - The Others. over 10 years ago
Though I preferred Mauro Picotto when he was producing Trance, this album is filled with hard techno bangers that are hard to resist. A few of the tunes on here are disappointing, such as Picotto’s remix of “Joy Energizer”, Back to Cali, and Verdi, but ... See full review
posted a review of Underworld - A Hundred Days Off. over 10 years ago
“A Hundred Days Off” is definitely one of my favorite EDM albums, and, in my opinion, Underworld’s best work. This album mends the sloppy mistakes of their other albums. Sure, “Beaucoup Fish” was generally a pretty good album, but the percussion seemed ... See full review
posted a review of Various - A Trip In Trance 3. over 10 years ago
This is a great CD, really. If you have been stuck in the past and want to know what modern trance sounds like, this is the CD to listen to. Not only will you hear modern tracks, but you will hear the best modern tracks (excluding progressive trance). ... See full review
posted a review of Canibus. over 10 years ago
Canibus is- hands down- the greatest rapper I have ever heard. To quote him directly, “9 out of 10 of these rap artists is Garbage”. If that were true, Canibus is the one rapper that certainly isn’t garbage. This guy has an incredible flow to his rhymes, ... See full review
posted a review of Slyder - Score. over 10 years ago
Do you ever wish you were standing behind the decks, hands in the air in front of a thousand people? That is exactly how I feel when I listen to this record. I love this record so much it almost made me cry with joy the first time I heard it. This trance ... See full review
posted a review of Atmos. over 10 years ago
I am really starting to get into this guy’s stuff. Atmos has a very trippy, hypnotic style that combines both deep progressive trance elements and psychedelic elements as well. The style is very intelligent and is the main inspiration for the tracks I ... See full review
posted a review of Dark By Design - Blackout. over 10 years ago
The original version of this track is pretty damn good. After the buildup there is a long pause, and a time-stretched vocal comes on just before the bass hits. Excellent break-down, build-up & release on this track. "Blackout" certainly isn't Gaz West's ... See full review
posted a review of Oliver Klitzing. over 10 years ago
I find it really hard to listen to this guy's stuff. The beats always clash, the distorted grinding synths always drown out the beat, and all of his tunes sound the same. I could almost classify this shit as Power Noise. It's really pretty much power ... See full review
posted a review of Alek Száhala. over 10 years ago
This guy is one of the most talented and gifted artists to walk this earth. Alek has created mindbending freeform classics such as Darkstar, Dryad Machine, and Ngarnuuk. His style is easily recognizable, even among the other major players in the Finnnish ... See full review
posted a review of Pain On Creation. over 10 years ago
These guys have some excellent stuff. V8, Make Me Real, and Lush are all mental, hard, evil tracks. They exemplify the traditional Hard Finnish sound, while adding a touch of originality too. The only problem I have with their music is the lack of chord ... See full review
posted a review of Sven Wittekind. over 10 years ago
Sven Wittekind makes some of the hardest techno I have ever heard. All of his tracks are wicked fast, wicked hard, and wicked cool. Some of my favorite tracks by him are The Whistle, Wittekind 001 B1, Sunstorm, and Maybe We Are All Crazy. The Whistle is ... See full review
posted a review of The Freak - Elektra. over 10 years ago
The massive release shakes the room with synth stabs and effects. This sounds alot like many of the Freak's tracks. Though the synths may be deafaning and commanding, the beat lacks the strength to back the melody up. I would suggest buying this record ... See full review
posted a review of Santa Cruz (3) - Imagine. over 10 years ago
The best track on this release is The DJ Jan & Christophe Chantiz remix. This track is one of my favorites from the 2000-2001 trance era. The bassline is very dark, and echoes with haunting beauty as it drives the track into a euphoric melody. Several ... See full review
posted a review of DJ T-1000 - Thesis EP. over 10 years ago
"Thesis" is a really fun tune. It's nothing too complicated, just a distorted kick and a robotic buzz over and over. It's so simple, it's irresistable. Most people would hear it and automatically associate it with a fashion show, because it is that type ... See full review
posted a review of Earthbound. over 10 years ago
In is unfortunate that so much vinyl had to be wasted on these guys' shitty tracks. Earthbound produces tracks that sound like they are from 1992, when their really from 1999! If I heard these tracks in the early nineties, I would be impressed. Hearing ... See full review
posted a review of Slyder. over 10 years ago
I really wish that these guys got recognized more in the Trance world. The stuff that Chad Petree and Jeremy Dawson produce surpasses all epic trance that is out to date. 3 of their tracks were featured on the Grand Theft Auto 3 "Rise FM" soundtrack ... See full review
posted a review of Cygnus X - Superstring. over 10 years ago
The Original Mix of this very impressive release isn't what swayed me to love the record, It's the Rank 1 Remix. Not a single other Trance tune on the planet can compare to this breathtaking, spine-tingling, and beautifully uplifting remix. I first heard ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Trance On Earth: European Electronic Dreams. over 10 years ago
This compilation contains 11 fantastic Trance tracks, all of which came out in a time when Trance was at it's peak. If you are classic fanatic, this is the CD for you. None of these tracks disappointed.

# 1- This is probably Sunbeam's most famous ... See full review
posted a review of Amoebaassassin* - Piledriver. over 10 years ago
This has got to be one of my favorite songs of all time. This is one of few progressive trance epics that blends incredible vocals with deep basslines and perfect synth loops. I usually don't swing for male vocals on trance tracks (or any vocals for that ... See full review
posted a review of Ron van den Beuken. over 10 years ago
I have heard all of his records, and two from other aliases, and I have to say that all of them sound exactly the same. But don't get me wrong,I am by no means saying this is a bad thing though. Some of the the tracks are spectacular, but the sonud of ... See full review
posted a review of Mathew Jonson - Return Of The Zombie Bikers. over 10 years ago
"Return Of The Zombie Bikers" is an OK electro/tech house track, but the real party is on the B side. Not only is Mathew Jonson a musical genious, but "Put Your Booty Shorts On" proves him to be a musical magician as he toys with every synth trick in the ... See full review
posted a review of Jon The Baptist - Earth. over 10 years ago
Listening to “Earth” at 150 BPM isn’t just hard trance music, it’s a hard trance experience. Before the breakdown I found myself dancing wildly, flailing my arms in every direction. When the breakdown hit, things were calm and mellow, and I was expecting ... See full review
posted a review of Dune (3) - Rainbow To The Stars. over 10 years ago
Call me insane, but I love "Rainbow to the Stars" with a passion. Though many say it’s just “stupid happy hardcore”, with annoying “chipmunk” vocals. I disagree. “Rainbow to the Stars” has a beautiful melody, and the vocals are blissful and captivating. ... See full review
posted a review of ATB & George Acosta - Trance Nation America Two. over 10 years ago
This compilation holds a special place in my heart. Not only is it my favorite compilation, but It was the first CD I ever purchased as I was getting into electronic music. I was about nine at the time, and I was extremely interested in Trance music, and ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Shog. over 11 years ago
DJ Shog is one of many producers & DJs that develop a style that can be recognized in all of their tracks/mixes. Consistant style can more often be considered irritating, but with DJ Shog the style works. All of his tracks are melodic and very uplifting. ... See full review
posted a review of Max Graham - Airtight / Yaletown. over 11 years ago
Airtight is pure brilliance. Incorperating elements from hard dance, deep melodic trance, and progressive house, this masterpiece can't be missed. The wet, slippery kick & bassline really makes me wanna dance, and the dreamy synth breakdown is one of the ... See full review
posted a review of System F Featuring Armin van Buuren - Exhale. over 11 years ago
Do you ever hear those Trance tracks that make your spine tingle with happiness and bliss? This is one of those tracks. "Exhale" has everything a trance song needs. A strong beat, steady bassline, breathtaking synths, unforgetable melody, and some of the ... See full review
posted a review of Aura (9). over 11 years ago
Aura isn't really noticed much in the Trance spectrum, which upsets me because of how many great tracks they have. Their older hardtrance & psy trance tracks found at the old website are some of the best i've heard. "Destination Skyline" is a euphoric ... See full review
posted a review of Tiësto* - Just Be. over 11 years ago
I really love this album. Not Tiesto's best, but still solid tracks and co-production. "Nyana" is great, it's very pacey, something usually rare for Tiesto. I was surpirsed by the amount of tracks on this CD that Tiesto wrote and produced himself, and ... See full review
posted a review of Pulp Victim - The World. over 11 years ago
One of the most uplifting trance tunes I have ever heard. "The World" really works your imagination and you can listen to it over an over. The whole atmosphere & synths in this track are similar, if not identical to Musikman's "Air".
posted a review of Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave. over 11 years ago
The melody is beautiful, like a whirlwind of synths and light percussion, and Tiesto's influence holds a high presence here. This record is one of the more famous Epic Trance records.
posted a review of DJ Wag - The Day The Earth Caught Fire. over 11 years ago
After realizing that I was trapped in the Yakooza sound that DJ Wag has produced on both "Cocaine" and "Stronger", I found out that DJ Wage also has a different sound. That sound, found on this record, sounds almost the same as familiar Overdose DJ ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Labyrinth. over 11 years ago
This album is nothing special compared to JR's earlier releases. The only track on this CD thats worth checking out (and it happens to be one of my favorite Juno Reactor tracks) is Conquistador II, which is a fast-paced orchestral banger with sick vocals ... See full review
posted a review of Überdruck. over 11 years ago
Überdruck has to be one of my favorite Hard Trance production duos of all time. All of their tracks are bouncy and have a constant flow, which makes them fun to dance to. If you listen to most of their records and remixes, releases like Here's Freddy, ... See full review
posted a review of Christoph Menzi Presents Wavescope - The Spirit. over 11 years ago
This record is absolutly stunning. One of the things that really brings me in is the grindy-sounding melodic synths. You can look foward to the traditional Wavescope style on this track. Unfortunatly, when I flipped to the hardtrance mix I found that it ... See full review
posted a review of Afro Celt Sound System - Remixes. over 11 years ago
Never have I heard something that was mass produced on a label that sounded so cheap. The Mark Sinclair remix of Riding the waves sounds like a 10 year old got a hold of some mixing software, put a steady bassline and bongo line in along with the ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Shog - Another World. over 11 years ago
This is one of the better trance records out, one of my favorites. The synths are tight, and he uses a poplular falsetto voice sample also used by Dave Davis in the track "Transformation". It is very uplifting and make you want to listen to it over and ... See full review