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posted a comment on Dimension 5 - TransAddendum. over 6 years ago
Buy a dictionary. "equilibrated"? "evoluates"? "regenerecense"? "ingurgitate"? None of these words exist in the English language. Nonsense.
posted a review of Aladiah - Nuclear Vision. over 8 years ago
I found this album to be quite a mixed bag. The style from track to track swings randomly between melodic full-on and progressive, and whilst I'm a fan of both I find that they rarely sit well together on the same album. Anyway, if you take each track ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The House Collection Volume 6. over 8 years ago
Sorry, couldn't let this pass by without comment. There are maybe 2 or 3 tracks on this album that are actually house - the rest is trance and eurodance. Rubbish!
posted a review of Goasia - Dancing With The Blue Spirit. over 8 years ago
Goasia's debut album 'From Other Spaces' was fantastic, a beautiful slice of old-school style Goa trance that sounded fresh rather than a just a rehash of the classic late nineties sound. I've also enjoyed most of the singles that have appeared on ... See full review
posted a review of Avalon (9) - Distant Futures. over 9 years ago
When I discovered that Leon Kane had produced a new album under his Avalon moniker, I was excited, hopeful, but also a tad cautious, having experienced the unbelievably dreary 'Another Reality' which he released last year as RealityGrid. I needn't have ... See full review
posted a review of Realitygrid* - Another Reality. over 9 years ago
Well...this is THE dullest, most unimaginative psy-trance album I've ever wasted time listening to. Each track is a recycled version of the last with barely anything to distinguish them, and at least three of them even use exactly the same bassline.

OK, ... See full review
posted a review of Fearsome Engine - Biting Point. over 9 years ago
Can't believe no one has commented on this album yet - although I only stumbled across it by searching recommendations on Discogs, so maybe it hasn't been very well publicised.

Anyway, this is one of the best Psy-trance albums I've heard for a while. ... See full review
posted a review of Ultrabeat - Pretty Green Eyes. over 9 years ago
When I first heard this track it made me want to puke. Disgusting eurotrance cheese in the same stable as everything Flip'n'Fill have ever done - the only thing to be greatful for is that Kelly Llorenna isn't 'singing' here - SO sick of her.

Anyway, ... See full review
posted a review of Gaudium - So Called Life. over 9 years ago
Excellent. A large improvement over debut 'Nordic Nature' (which I thought quite dull). 'So Called Life' stands up there in the ranks of outstanding progressive albums, along with the likes of FREq's 'Strange Attractors', Liquid Soul's 'Love In Stereo', ... See full review
posted a comment on Flowjob - Zentertainment. over 9 years ago
Not a bad album. Not especially good either. I listened to it directly after FREq's sublime 'Gosub 20' which perhaps was a mistake, because compared to that, 'Zentertainment' was kind of...meh.
posted a review of Dave Pearce - Trance Anthems 2008. over 9 years ago
I'm sorry...Alice Deejay? Sash? Ian Van Dahl? I'm confused by the fact that these tracks are on an album titled 'Trance Anthems'.

If it was called 'Cheesy Derivative Eurodance We All Heard WAY Too Much Of In The Late 90s', then yeah, fair play.

The ... See full review
posted a review of Penta - Portuguese Abduction. over 9 years ago
This could have been another great album from Penta, and if you like the full-on style rolling bassline, you will probably think it is. As for me, that full-on bassline just does my head in - and on this album its the same one on ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Classic Trance Nation. over 9 years ago
I stumbled across this while casually browsing discogs, and felt compelled comment. Aside from another shameless and predictable attempt to obtain money for nothing by good 'ol MOS, there is no point to this album.

Granted there are many outstanding ... See full review
posted a comment on Liquid Soul (3) - Love In Stereo. over 9 years ago
Agree with the previous review 100%. Excellent album.

Just wanted to say I wouldn't call this psy-trance - it's too subtle and laid back. This album sits firmly in the progressive stable.
posted a review of Wolfgang Gartner - Killer / Flam Mode. over 9 years ago
'Killer' is simply one of the best tracks that Wolfgang Gartner has so far created. The first time I heard it I remember feeling stunned - I've been a fan of electro-house since it's birth, but I had never heard anything with this level of innovation, ... See full review
posted a review of Kamaya Painters - Wasteland. over 9 years ago
The remixes are fine, but the original is far and away the best. Dark, pulsing bassline that gradually gives way to a creepy low key trancey riff, before storming back again - brilliant. One of the things I love about this track is that it's in no hurry ... See full review
posted a review of System F - Out Of The Blue. over 9 years ago
This album is outstanding. I've found that often with these trance artist albums, the only good tracks are the singles you already know, and the rest is either filler trance or music that veers off disappointingly into completely different styles (ie. ... See full review
posted a review of Ra - To Sirius. over 9 years ago
Absolutely superb album. Acidic synths in a true old school Goa style, pulsing kicks, chunky basslines, and top notch production to boot. Melodic and also quite dark at the same time, but never cheesy.

Every track here is a winner, no fillers, and the ... See full review
posted a review of Push - Strange World. over 9 years ago
I don't really see the point of this album - it is basically 'From Beyond' which was released in 2000, only this has a few remixes and is partially mixed. Just an attempt to cash in without actually doing any new work? That's what it seems like, ... See full review
posted a review of System F - Needle Juice. over 9 years ago
When I hear this track I imagine futuristic motorbikes racing at impossible speeds down tracks suspended in mid-air on alien worlds. It was part of the soundtrack on a PS2 game called Xtreme G Racing 3, which is where I first heard it.

Anyway, this is ... See full review
posted a review of Airwave - Touareg. over 9 years ago
Can't believe there are no other comments about this album yet. I downloaded it purely because it was in the Discogs recommendations - I was vaguely aware of Airwave before that, mainly due to his remixes of other artists, but I'd never heard any of his ... See full review
posted a review of Man With No Name - Interstate Highway. over 9 years ago
I've been a fan of MWNN from the beginning, but I must say I found this album slightly dull, certainly in comparison to 'Moment Of Truth' and 'Earth Moving The Sun'.

That's not to say that 'Interstate Highway' is a bad album. It's not at all. But it is ... See full review
posted a review of Kluster (2) - Bug Fix. over 9 years ago
What the hell can I say about this album? Interesting? Yes. Original? Very. Weird as f**k? Definitely!

The music is very dark - if you're looking for even the slightest hint of a melody, you won't find it here - but at the same time any creepiness that ... See full review
posted a review of Cosma - Nonstop. over 9 years ago
A lot of the time when an artist passes away prematurely, their work suddenly acquires a golden sheen and becomes way overrated as a result. Thankfully, that is definitely NOT the case here - this album really is a good as everyone says.

'Nonstop' ... See full review
posted a review of Cosma - Simplicity. over 9 years ago
I love Discogs. If it wasn't for this site I probably would never have discovered this guy, and this album.

I downloaded it a few weeks ago based solely on the reviews of Cosma's other album 'Nonstop' (which is also excellent) and a few of them ... See full review
posted a review of Man With No Name - Moment Of Truth. over 9 years ago
Firstly, in reference to the previous couple of reviewers - accessible trance doesn't always mean 'cheesy' or 'fluff'. Just because MWNN's music isn't as dark or trippy as the likes of Hallucinogen or Total Eclipse (both of whom I also love), doesn't ... See full review
posted a review of Vibrasphere - Archipelago. over 9 years ago
Vibrasphere does it again. This album is just excellent. Trance to make you think and feel. I would hesitate to call this psy-trance though - to me it's laid back enough to sit nicely in the progressive section. Every track is flowing and subtle, with an ... See full review