Goa/Psy-trance artist, dj and general collector.
I'm not interested in mp3's nor in E-Bay auctions so please don't contact me about those. I do occassionally do trades, but only with people I know.

How my rating system works.

3 - is an average album, nothing amazing, often a bit forgetable. This is my base rating. Everything starts here and moves up or down accordingly.

4 - Good. I look at this title and remember a couple of decent tracks. Generally a release where when flipping through the records/cds before a DJ gig I will stop and think "I should bring this so I can play that track"..

5 - Very good. A solid album. I look at the title and remember it being an all around good album. Ideally I'd have a 6 for classic albums, but they are mixed in here with the very good stuff.

2 - Not so good. I look at the title and only really recall a couple of bad tracks. Maybe its not all bad, but the bad outshines the good in my memory.

1 - Terrible. It takes a lot to get in this category and I probably wouldn't have knowingly bought it if it is this.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Slum (2) - Make Rainbow In Your Slum. over 12 years ago
In 2004, a pair of Japanese psy-fanatics surprised many with their shockingly good debut album which seemed to come out of nowhere. Phi caught the attention of many with their own unique blend of modern full-on power coupled with a full assault of old ... See full review
posted a review of Space Tribe - Collaborations. over 14 years ago
Space Tribe�c. Up until recently it seemed like Olli Wisdom was about the only keeper of the old school flame. Not to say that his sound never progressed, as he did indeed take the better elements of the full on sound, but he always maintained that ... See full review
posted a review of Phi (3). over 14 years ago
One thing that has often confused me is the fact that psy-trance is very healthy in Japan, yet there seem to be next to no Japanese psy-trance artists releasing music. Phi is one of the new generation of Japanese psy-artists and their debut album starts ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Raja Ram's Stashbag Sampler. over 14 years ago
Biotonic's 3rd Link is an odd track. It has vocally mainstream elements that should suck, yet they don't... in fact they are pretty cool. While this track has some of the usual TIP World elements, it somehow transends its TIP-ness and is a decent ... See full review
posted a review of 1200 Mics / Talamasca - The Secret Of The Thirteen Crystal Skulls. over 14 years ago
TIP continues their excellent Mystery of the 13 Crystal Skulls in admirable form here with the 12" sampler of The Secret of the Thirteen Crystal Skulls comp. 1200 Mics offers another strong track from the GMS camp that starts of ethnic and slow and works ... See full review
posted a review of Total Eclipse - Waiting For A New Life. over 14 years ago
The second release from the historic TIP Records (which later closed up shop and reopened as TIP World). This is a nice slice of history from Total Eclipse, one of the more important early bands that has begun to fade from site outside of the occasion ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinogen - Angelic Particles / Soothsayer. over 14 years ago
Hallucinogen is pretty much considered by most to be THE master of the goa/psy-trance genre and his early works leave no doubt as to why. I've often thought a lot about how I would rank my favorite Hallucinogen tracks and while I have realized it is ... See full review
posted a review of Doof - Mars Needs Women (Remix) / Destination Bom. over 14 years ago
Another classic goa track. Doof seems to have disappeared as of late, but Mars Needs Women was a major track in its day. The remix here is nice and energetic and while the sound is perhaps a bit dated, it still is a nice track and a nice piece of ... See full review
posted a review of Organic Noise - Labyrinth Of Colours / Acid Soul. over 14 years ago
Organic Noise is a side project of the X-Dream camp with some Planet B.E.N. thrown in for good measure. Acid Soul is a minimalistic work out so far ahead of its time (i.e. the minimal movement) that it is amazing. Qualiy stuff though, which is not ... See full review
posted a review of Snake Thing - Scorch / Strangeness And Charm. over 14 years ago
TIP Records was a pretty daring label and Snake Thing is a good example of their willingness to experiment. Being a product of the brief psy-breaks period, this offers an interesting take on the psy-breaks movement from TIP's point of view. Strangeness ... See full review
posted a review of Killing Joke - Alchemy - The Remixes. over 14 years ago
For some odd reason, Killing Joke has released a number of psy-intensive remixes over the years. On this e.p. Stations of the Sun will quickly stand out being remixed by the "master", Hallucinogen. The sound is very much in keeping with Twisted era ... See full review
posted a review of Baba G - Dig A Jig. over 14 years ago
Here we have an uber-rare oldie from Simon Posford together with one "Chester". Outside of being cool purely on old Posford reasons, this track will also be of interest to Celtic Cross fans (another Posford related project) as the Da Shannon remix ... See full review
posted a review of Total Eclipse - Aliens / Sound Is Solid. over 14 years ago
Another record from the vault of early goa by early masters Total Eclipse. Aliens is a very nice and beefy track, especially when one realizes this bad boy is from 1994. Lots of melody and harmony lines going on for fans of melody over purely weird ... See full review
posted a review of Uni (2) - La'movin. over 14 years ago

Uni are one of Japan's better kept psy-secrets. This duo, hailing from Kyoto, has released two excellent albums, as well as a home video over the last 5 years, puts on great live shows, but is still somehow more or less completely unknown outside of ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinogen - Fluoro Neuro Sponge / Astral Pancakes. over 14 years ago
Another must have record here. Outside of the Hallucinogen - Twisted album itself, Simon Posford released 4 additional tracks in this period that are, in my opinion, just as strong or stronger than anything on that album (high praise considering Twisted ... See full review
posted a review of Green Nuns Of The Revolution - Optimum Creakage. over 14 years ago
Green Nuns, another monster psy-act of the goa area that unfortunately ended too soon. The Rock Bitch Mafia album of 1997 is hailed as one of the best albums the goa movement ever produced, right up with the works of Hallucinogen and early Etnica. This ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinogen - LSD (Live Mix). over 14 years ago
Hallucinogen's LSD is probably the single more recognizable and defining goa/psy-trance track ever released. It was so good in fact the Dragonfly released on 2 different 12"s (probably not realizing how huge it would become the first time around as it ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinogen - Space Pussy. over 14 years ago
I've always considered this e.p. to be the tracks that shuold have been on Twisted but didn't fit (never mind that they came out after Twisted). While getting your hands on this 12" is extremely difficult, the effort is worth it. Space Pussy is a ... See full review
posted a review of Shakta - Cosmic Trigger / Spiritual Beings In Physical Bodies. over 14 years ago
Let me first say that I am a huge Shakta fan. I love funky groovy psy-trance, and Shakta has always been one of the masters of the funky ass bass line. This 12" here gives us a glimpse into the early days of Shakta that is quite interesting. Cosmic ... See full review
posted a review of Genetic - Floor. over 14 years ago
Floor (Sonic Shakedown) starts off in almost a minimal psy fashion. We have the kick, some bass and a few melodic lines floating about, but the sound is clean, sparse and open overall. The track is decent, but I don't really see myself thinking that this ... See full review
posted a review of Pleiadians - Headspin / Universe 13. over 14 years ago
Few acts were such master of pure goa goodness as Pleiadians. This 12" offers the first two tracks from the classic Family of Light album and if you have been in goa/psy-trance for awhile you are probably aware that these tracks are pretty yummy. ... See full review
posted a review of Shakta - Of The Essence / Zevel Boy. over 14 years ago
Shatka brings us more of his excellent brand of power groove psy-trance here on this Dragonfly 12". Of The Essence is an open moody groove fest that manages to be powerful and yet show restraint in not going over the top when its not needed. A quality ... See full review
posted a review of Avatar - Machine Life. over 14 years ago
The Trance Mix of Machine Life here is fairly straight forward and a hair progressive in its style. Its a well contructed track, but it doesn't really move me too much. Might be a good filler track or a set up track for something else, but on its own it ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Order Ordonata 4 Sampler. over 14 years ago
Excession - Pulsar starts in a manner which makes you wonder if they didn't just turn on a loop and leave and forget about it. The problem is that halfway through the track things haven't really changed much. This is obviously in the minimal vein, but ... See full review
posted a review of Bamboo Forest - Xplorer / Vekto. over 14 years ago
Bamboo Forest has always had a nice sort of smooth but makes you wanna move sort of sound and that element shines through on this Dragonfly e.p.. Xplorer has a nice little dirty loop that figures through on the majority of the track with lots of flyby ... See full review
posted a review of Total Eclipse / Resurex - Bimone / Copine. over 14 years ago
Bimone, by Total Eclipse, is very much a throw back to the old days of goa. People aren't making many tracks like this anymore, so its nice to here this. The track is fairly solid, although by no means a monster. Resurex - Copine on the other hand is ... See full review
posted a review of Venus - I Got Something. over 14 years ago
I Got Something starts off with some distorted break action before going into a track that at first sounds like a straight up club track. Unfortunately it never really changes. The Busfunka Mix is even more straight up club and sounds more like triba ... See full review
posted a review of Shakta / Bill* & Seb* - Questions / Into The Light. over 14 years ago
More Shakta goodness. Questions is Shakta's usual brand of funk. Slightly laid back and tribally, this track could actually get used in some straight up tribal sets, although there are the usual Shakta fat sounds in there too. This track is a touch more ... See full review
posted a review of Zodiac Youth - Space. over 14 years ago
Here we have two mixes of Space by Zodiac Youth. For 2001 tracks, these guys are both a bit old school sounding, which isn't really a bad thing. The Station II Station mix is a but more old school and traditional sounding in its construction, synth line, ... See full review
posted a review of A.M.P - Forever Now. over 14 years ago
Dragonfly brings us three remixes of AMP's Forever on this release. While I am a super Shakta fan, I must admit the remix here isn't among my favorites. As of late Shakta has been skirting the line between mainstream tribal-ish progressive and psy-trance ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Labyrinth. over 14 years ago
Its been four years since the last full Juno Reactor album and finally fans can rejoice that the wait is over. Its no real secret that one of the reasons for the delay of this album was that Juno master mind, Ben Watkins, had been pulled away from work ... See full review
posted a review of Vibrasphere - Niño Loco / Sendero. over 14 years ago
After a few releases in the more mainstream vein, Dragonfly gets back on track with this release from Vibrasphere. Vibrasphere have a very unique sound which I can only really describe at psychedelic full on progressive dub trance. Needless to say you ... See full review
posted a review of Prometheus / Bamboo Forest - Cambodia / Awake. over 14 years ago
Here we have a nice E.P. with both Bamboo Forest and Prometheus. Cambodia is typical of Bamboo Forest's brand of trance. Modern sounding, yet not really full on, with a smooth layer of sounds and some nice percussion. This track doesn't strike me as ... See full review
posted a review of Bamboo Forest - Step By Step / Vision. over 14 years ago
Dragonfly brings us a very tasty e.p. from Bamboo Forest. Bamboo's flavor of smooth, yet highly dancable psy-trance has really begun to grow on my in this age of GMEsque clones and this e.p. is a great introduction to their sound if you have never heard ... See full review
posted a review of Shakta - Tribal Wax E.P. over 14 years ago
The title pretty much sums this one up... "Tribal". Wax On is a major tribal work out with deep grooving bass and tons of percussive madness. The overall vibe is a bit on Shakta's more progressive side, but the track is still pumping so who really cares? ... See full review
posted a review of Aphid Moon - Reactor / Disco Biscuit. over 14 years ago
While Dragonfly has been playing with more mainstream releases a bit, especially with their Shakta release, this 12" by Aphid Moon is pure psy-trance and its a wonderful thing. Reactor's bass reminds me A LOT of Psysex. Since I love Psysex, I will ... See full review
posted a review of Bumbling Loons - Omen / W-Omen. over 14 years ago
Omen is a odd sort of minimal meets psy meets progressive breaks multi-car wreck that covers a huge range of sounds and styles and, more importantly sounds pretty good. If the track does have a weakness it is that it is long. I love long tracks more than ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Hotaka. over 14 years ago
I'll skip the radio edit since very few of us have any real interest in them. The 12" Dance Version is obviously the version of Hotaka that we will be listening too. This track features a lot of traditional Japanese taiko drumming as well as again ... See full review
posted a review of Slinky Wizard - Slinky Wizard EP. over 14 years ago
The first EP release from Flying Rhino and it is truely a classic. Wizard is classic goa, totally excellent and way ahead of its time. Lunar Juice is well known from the super classic TIP Yellow compilation and has Simon Posford joining the crew for some ... See full review
posted a review of Psysex - 4 Days Of Madness. over 14 years ago
Psysex is really an amazing group in hindsite. This e.p. is one of their first offerings to the psy-trance world and it is amazingly developed. Fans of Psysex will find their trademark bass and synth sounds in full effect right out of the gate. 4 Days of ... See full review
posted a review of Etnoscope - Drums From The Dawn Of Time. over 14 years ago
"Drums From The Dawn Of Time" is on many peoples "best abums of 2003" and for good reason. Digital Structures as a label always puts out high quality releases, but they have really outdone themselves with Ethnoscope's new album. As with many of Digital ... See full review
posted a review of Rastaliens - Xplore The Wild Side. over 14 years ago
News flash - Do you miss the good old days of the psy-trance scene? Do you remember back when GMS was something new, exciting and refreshing? Do you still lament the decline of Matsuri Productions full on phase?? Then pay attention, there is something ... See full review
posted a review of Talamasca - Zodiac. over 14 years ago
Talamasca is one of the few remaining psy-artists out there still making blatantly melodic trance and as a fan of melodic psy-trance and Talamasca in general I was quite excited to get this album. The general buzz about this album had been that its ok, ... See full review
posted a review of S.U.N. Project - Sexperimental. over 14 years ago
As a long time guitarist, I have always been somewhat sceptical about guitar use in psy-trance. Done well it can be very cool, but most of the time its just plain stupid. So it was more out of highway accident curiousity than anything else that I ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Psionic Medicine. over 14 years ago
Son Kite "Burble" reminds me a bit of "Youngel" soundwise (percussion hits and kick in particular). That said "Youngel" is my favorite Son Kite track so that's not a bad thing. Burble isn't quite that good, but still a solid track. Minimal but not super ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Mystery Of The Thirteen Crystal Skulls. over 14 years ago
Arguably the best release to come out of the classic TIP/TIP World label in many years, The Mystery Of The Thirteen Crystal Skulls is a concept compilation cd based on the somewhat famous crystal skulls. Musically this album much more than a series of ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Tantrance 10 - A Trip To Psychedelic Trance. over 14 years ago
The sound quality here is top notch and we have a fair collection of big names and quality tracks. Element starts the comp off nicely in a lush slower sound-scape. Massimo Vivona follows in the same vein and the Saafi Bros. remix of Koxbox's A Major ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Folded View. over 14 years ago
Creamcrop brings us a nice collection of tunes in the somewhat hard to describe Creamcrop vein. Process opens it up with a good squiggly tune. Yumade brings us a somewhat groovy percussion based track. Somewhat minimal or maybe techy, but doesn't really ... See full review
posted a review of Cosmosis - Intergalactic. over 14 years ago
After the huge success of Synergy, Bilbo Bagginz (Cosmosis) was left with a task similar to what Simon Posford had to do following up another classic album, Twisted. In fact the comparison is useful as both albums are masterpieces of utterly insane, ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinogen - Twisted. over 14 years ago
What does one say about one of THE most important and well loved albums of the genre? Twisted is the album that really defined psy-trance. LSD changed the face of the psy-music world and its never been the same since.

Every track is excellent and the ... See full review